Archived Events: Fall 2010


Thursday, September 23, 4:30-5:30pm
Center for the Humanities
48 Professors Row
*Q&A and reception to follow.

Renaissance Assassins: Blood, Lies and Videogames
Professor Marcello Simonetta
Author of The Montefeltro Conspiracy: A Renaissance Mystery Decoded.

Thursday, September 30, 5:30-6:30pm 
Aidekman Arts Center
Alumnae Lounge
*Q&A and reception to follow.

The Cultural Impact of the Book of Revelation
Professor Elaine Pagels
Department of Religion, Princeton University. 
Author of The Gnostic GospelsThe Origin of Satan, and Adam, Eve and the Serpent.


Wednesday, October 13, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Aidekman Arts Center
Alumnae Lounge
*Q&A and reception to follow.

Autonomy in Shakespeare
Professor Stephen Greenblatt
John Cogan Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University. 
Author of Will in the WorldHamlet in Purgatory, and Practicing New Historicism.


Wednesday, December 1, 5:30-6:30pm
Coolidge Room
Ballou Hall
*Q&A and reception to follow.

The Grinch that Stole Hanukkah: Modernizing the Temple in the Second Century BCE
Professor Paula Fredriksen
Aurelio Chair Emerita of the Appreciation of Scripture, Boston University.
Author of From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of JesusJesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews: A Jewish Life and the Emergence of Christianity; and Augustine and the Jews: A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism.