Hugh Hefner

The April 21, 2009 lecture on Hugh Hefner. Steven Watts Professor of American Intellectual and Cultural History, University of Missouri Author, Mr Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream … [Read more...]

Harry Potter

The April 14, 2009 lecture on Harry Potter. Philip Nel Professor of English, Kansas State University … [Read more...]


The April 7, 2009 lecture on Frankenstein. Susan Tyler Hitchock Author, Frankenstein: A Cultural History … [Read more...]

Special Inaugural Lecture: James Farmer

The April 2, 2009 lecture on James Farmer. Raymond Arsenault Professor of Southern History, University of Southern Florida Author, Freedom Riders … [Read more...]

Mary Todd Lincoln

The March 31, 2009 lecture on Mary Todd Lincoln. Jason Emerson Author, The Madness of Mary Lincoln … [Read more...]

Catherine the Great

The March 19, 2009 lecture on Catherine the Great. Sean Pollock Professor of History, Wright State University … [Read more...]

Clara Barton

The March 17, 2009 lecture on Clara Barton. Elizabeth Brown Pryor Author, Clara Barton: Professional Angel … [Read more...]

Ulysses S. Grant and Mark Twain

The February 26, 2009 lecture on Ulysses S. Grant and Mark Twain. Mark Perry Author, Grant and Twain: The Story of an American Friendship … [Read more...]

John Brown

The February 24, 2009 lecture on John Brown. Paul Finkelman Professor of Law and Public Policy, Albany Law School Author, Slavery and the Founders … [Read more...]

Daniel Boone

The February 17, 2009 lecture on Daniel Boone. Robert Morgan Professor of English, Cornell University Author, Boone: A Biography … [Read more...]