Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series

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Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series

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The Wednesday Night Lecture Series, hosted during the summer term by the Graduate Institute at St. John’s College in Annapolis, is a less-formal version of the college’s formal Friday Night Lectures. The Wednesday Night lectures are an opportunity for tutors and for graduates of the college who are pursuing academic careers to present the first fruits of their thinking to an attentive and inquisitive audience. The lectures, held in the King William Room of the Barr-Buchanan Center at 7:30 p.m., with a question period afterward in a neighboring classroom, are free and open to the public.

For more information, and for a schedule of upcoming lectures, please visit the St. John's College website.

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St. John's College Greenfield Library

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Permanent Crisis:  The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age
Video recording of a lecture by Professory Chad Wellmon of the University of Virginia, held on June 23, 2021 as part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series. Professor Wellmon describes his lecture: "The humanities didn't come into their own,…

Teaching Poetry, Revelation, Mathematics, and Respect for Truth
Video recording of a lecture delivered on July 8, 2020 by Ted Hadzi-Antich as part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series.

Ted Hadzi-Antich, chair of the political science department at Austin Community College, presents a talk about…

Community Colleges and Teaching in the Liberal Arts
Video recording of a panel discussion held on July 1, 2020 as part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series.

Like St. John’s, community colleges are institutions devoted primarily to teaching and learning.  They reach a broad and diverse…

Reading Plato’s Meno Online
Video recording of a lecture delivered on June 24, 2020 by William Braithwaite as part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series. The final minute of the recording (beginning at 01:02:00) is in audio format only.  Mr. Braithwaite describes his…

Ideas: America Rising, A Call for a New Great Awakening
Video recording of a lecture delivered on June 17, 2020 by David Townsend as part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series.

Mr. Townsend describes his lecture: "The idea of America, the ideal type American, and the Spirit of America depend…

Audio recording of a lecture delivered on July 10, 2019 by William Braithwaite as part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series.

Mr. Braithwaite is a tutor at St. John's College, Annapolis. His talk centers on Euclid's role as an educator…

Audio recording of a lecture delivered on July 11, 2018 by Elliott Zuckerman as part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series.

Audio recording of a lecture delivered on June 20, 2018 by Mark Delp as part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series.

Summer 2018 Lecture Schedule
Schedule of lectures and concerts in Summer 2018, sponsored by the Graduate Institute.

Audio recording of a lecture delivered on June 13, 2018, by John M. Peterson as part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series.

The Power of the Likely Story in Plato's Timaeus
Typescript of a lecture delivered on July 29, 1983 by Peter Kalkavage. Mr. Kalkavage is a tutor at St. John's College, Annapolis. His talk is an overview of Plato's dialogue Timeaus. He invites his listeners to dwell in particular on the aspects of…

Sappho's "Hymn to Aphrodite"
Typescript of a lecture delivered by Jonathan Tuck as part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series.

Mr. Tuck is a Tutor emeritus at St. John's College Annapolis. His talk consists of three parts: (1) a short introduction to Sappho, her…

On Finishing Plato's Symposium
Typescript of a lecture delivered in summer 1986 by Jonathan Tuck as part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lectures Series. Mr. Tuck is a Tutor emeritus at St. John's College, Annapolis. His talk is about how to approach and to reapproach a reading…

Audio recording of a lecture delivered on July 29, 1983 by Peter Kalkavage. Mr. Kalkavage is a tutor at St. John's College, Annapolis. His talk is an overview of Plato's dialogue Timeaus. He invites his listeners to dwell in particular on the aspects…

The Greeks and Their Dogs
Typescript of a lecture delivered on July 17, 2002 by Jonathan Tuck as part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series. Mr. Tuck is a tutor emeritus at St. John's College, Annapolis. His talk is on the Ancient Greek view of dogs through their…

Introduction: Philosophic Writing
Typescript of a lecture delivered on August 6, 1983 by Joe Sachs s part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series. Mr. Sachs is a tutor at St. John's College, Annapolis. His talk is a draft of his introduction to his translation of Aristotle's…

Audio recording of a lecture delivered on July 26, 2017 by Naomi Baron as part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series.

Audio recording of a lecture delivered on July 13, 2017 by Charles Zug as part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series.

Audio recording of a lecture delivered on June 28, 2017 by Joseph Trullinger as part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series.

Trullinger, an assistant professor at George Washington University, examines Leibniz, Kant and the philosophers’…

Audio recording of a lecture delivered on July 5, 2017 by Rebecca Goldner as part of the Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series. Ms. Goldner is a tutor at St. John's College in Annapolis. Her talk is about the importance and relevance of the work…
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