Master Classes in the COL Library:

  • Friday, September 6th, 10:30 – 12:00: Julia Borcherding (University of Cambridge) on Émilie Du Châtelet’s Discourse on Happiness.
  • Thursday, October 17th, 4:30 – 6:00: Susanna Elm (UC Berkeley) on St. Augustine’s City of God, book 1.
  • Thursday, October 24th, 4:30 – 6:00: Diane Arnson Svarlien on EuripidesTrojan Women.
  • Thursday, November 7th, 4:30 – 6:00: Jay Bernstein (New School) on the lordship/bondage dialectic in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.


  • Thursday, September 5th, 4:30, DFC: Julia Borcherding (Cambridge), “Fancies and Illusions: Margaret Cavendish and Émilie Du Châtelet on the Liberating Power of the Imagination”
  • Thursday, September 19th, 4:30, Ring Family Performing Arts Hall: Artist Talk with Marc Babej and William Wylie,
  • Thursday, October 3rd, 4:30, Russell House: Philip Lutgendorf (University of Iowa), "Who Needs the Classics? On the Global 'Humanities Crisis' and Why It Matters"
  • Friday, October 18th, 12 – 1:00, COL Library: Susanna Elm (UC Berkeley), “Books, Bodies, Histories: Augustine of Hippo on the Extraordinary (Civitate Dei, Book 16.8)"
  • Tuesday, October 29th, 4:30, COL Library: Steven Greenhouse (COL ’73) on his new book, Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor. The book is reviewed here:
  • Thursday, November 21st, 4:30, Downey Lounge: Donna Zuckerberg (editor of, "Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age"