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Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
Thursday, May 21st, 2015
8:00pm 9:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Alan Turing (1912-1954): an individual of the twentieth century
Andrew Hodges, Senior Research Fellow and Tutor, Mathematics, Wadham College, University of Oxford,
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Exploration: The Globe and Beyond

Fire and Ice: Exploring Volcanoes on Earth and the Solar System
Rosaly M. C. Lopes, Senior Research Scientist, Manager for Planetary Science, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William Bennett Munro Memorial Seminar

Worrying about Weeds: Exotic Plants and Biological Invasions in the Early Medieval Mediterranean
Paolo Squatriti, Associate Professor of Italian, University of Michigan,
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
5:30pm 6:30pm
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Exploration: The Globe and Beyond

Man and Machine: Reports from the Front Lines of Exploration
Jeff J. Marlow, PhD Candidate, Geobiology, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
Monday, April 6th, 2015
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Exploration: The Globe and Beyond

South Sea Dreams: Pacific Exploration in Spanish Histories of the Americas, 1500-1550
Ricardo Padrón, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, University of Virginia,
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

The Knowledge Society as a Practical Utopia and its Hidden Impact on Higher Education
Liviu Matei, Provost and Pro-Rector; Professor in the Department of Public Policy , Central European University,
Monday, January 26th, 2015
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William Bennett Munro Memorial / History and Philosophy of Science Seminar

Credit, Thanks, and Blame in Print: the Strategies of Conrad Gesner (1516-65)
Ann Blair, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Harvard University,
Friday, October 17th, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William Bennett Munro Memorial Seminar

How Did the Humanists Define Antiquity? Historical Periodization and the Origins of Classical Scholarship
Frederic Clark, Postdoctoral Instructor, Stanford University,
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Exploration: The Globe and Beyond

Becoming Earthlings: Citizen-Observers in Nineteenth-Century Geoscience
Deborah Coen, Associate Professor of History, Barnard College, Columbia University,
Friday, May 9th, 2014
9:00am 5/10 5:00pm
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Francis Bacon Conference

Lisa Jardine, Francis Bacon Visiting Professor, Caltech, Professor of Renaissance Studies, University College London, Director of the UCL Centre for ‎Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities and Centre for Editing Lives and Letters,
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Francis Bacon Seminar

A Skilful Speaker and Agitator of the Communist Intellectual Type': How Jacob Bronowski's Wartime Security Service (MI5) File Overshadowed His Career
Lisa Jardine, Francis Bacon Visiting Professor, Caltech, Professor of Renaissance Studies, University College London, Director of the UCL Centre for ‎Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities and Centre for Editing Lives and Letters,
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
4:00pm 6:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Cars and Civilization
Jesse H. Ausubel, Rockefeller University; Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Vienna University of Technology and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis,
Friday, April 25th, 2014
6:30pm 7:30pm
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Exploration: The Globe and Beyond

Exploring Mars with Curiosity: Mapping, Trekking, Discovery
John P. Grotzinger, Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology, Caltech,
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William Bennett Munro Memorial Seminar

Plague, Pollution and the Poor in late Renaissance Florence
John Henderson, Department of History, Birkbeck College,
Monday, March 24th, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Exploration: The Globe and Beyond

Watching a Renaissance Cartographer at Work: The Construction of Waldseemüller's Carta marina (1516)
Chet Van Duzer, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC,
Thursday, March 13th, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William Bennett Munro Memorial Seminar

John Trevisa and Late Medieval Literary Encyclopedism
Emily Steiner, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania,
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William Bennett Munro Memorial Seminar

Throwaway Society? A New Look at the History of Waste and Wasting in Modern and Contemporary History
Frank Trentmann, Moore Distinguished Scholar, Caltech, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck College, University of London,
Monday, January 13th, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William Bennett Munro Memorial Seminar

Doing Good and Doing Evil: The Issue of Robustness
Philip Pettit, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University,
Monday, January 6th, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Exploration: The Globe and Beyond

Junípero Serra and the Spanish Craze
Richard L. Kagan, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University,
Monday, May 20th, 2013
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William and Myrtle Harris Seminar on Science and Civilization

Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts
Andrew Robinson, Author and Journalist,
Friday, April 12th, 2013
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William Bennett Munro Memorial Seminar

What Entanglement Might be Telling US: Quantum Mechanics, Individuation, and Space-Time
Jenann Ismael, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona,
Friday, March 15th, 2013
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William Bennett Munro Memorial Seminar

Aspects of Mathematical Explanation
Marc Lange, Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William Bennett Munro Memorial Seminar

Thomas Jefferson and the Meaning of Religious Freedom
John A. Ragosta, Visiting Assistant Professor, Hamilton College,
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William Bennett Munro Memorial Seminar

Slavery's Scientific Management: Plantation Accounts in Antebellum America
Caitlin C. Rosenthal, Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellow in Business History, Harvard Business School,