First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Upcoming First Wednesdays Talks

View a list of next month’s First Wednesdays talks below. See a full list of First Wednesdays talks by date.

Wed 22

*RESCHEDULED* What You Didn’t Know about Evangelicalism

May 22
7:00 pm
Most Americans associate evangelicals with the hard-right precincts of the Republican Party. But as Dartmouth religion professor Randall Balmer explains, evangelicalism in America has a much longer and more complex history, including a distinguished pedigree of working for progressive reforms. What happened? Read More »
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Wed 05

*RESCHEDULED* Van Gogh’s Influence on Art, and Art’s Influence on Him

June 5
7:00 pm
Art historian Carol Berry considers the experiences, painters, and authors that influenced Van Gogh’s work, and looks at his influence on twentieth-century artists. Read More »
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Wed 05

*RESCHEDULED* The New World We Face: America Alone?

June 5
7:00 pm
The current administration’s inclination to go it alone risks isolating the US from both allies and adversaries, thus making America less relevant and China more influential. Veteran diplomat George Jaeger considers a world in which America chooses unilateral action but not leadership in the international community. Read More »
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