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Lincoln as Realist and Revolutionist

Lincoln is often portrayed as a constitutional moderate and often as a radical. Both pictures are based on convincing evidence. In this Neubauer Collegium Director's Lecture, David ​Bromwich considers the prudence of Lincoln's rejection of abolitionism in the 1850s and his adherence to the Republican platform that disclaimed interference with slavery in the states where it already existed.

Daniel Lord Smail: On Containers

The University of Chicago
October 23, 2015

Daniel Lord Smail is a 2015-2016 Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow. 

Robert Alter: The Challenges of Translating the Bible

The University of Chicago
October 8, 2015

A Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society Director's Lecture.

Quentin Skinner | "How should we think about freedom?"

The University of Chicago
April 22, 2015

A Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society Director's Lecture.

Neubauer Collegium Celebrates Opening of New Home

The University of Chicago
​April 20, 2015

In a milestone for the ambitious research initiative, the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society celebrated the opening of its permanent home at 5701 S. Woodlawn Ave. on April 20 with remarks by University of Chicago leaders and a panel discussion featuring Neubauer Collegium Faculty Fellows.

Suresh Naidu on "The Law and Economics of Bound Labor"

The University of Chicago
February 20, 2015

Suresh Naidu (School of International and Public Affairs, Department of Economics, Columbia University) presented "The Law and Economics of Bound Labor" as part of the Working Group on Comparative Economics Bound Labor Winter 2015 Symposium.

Poetry Reading: Peter Cole ‘The Invention of Influence’

The University of Chicago
October 21, 2014

The recipient of a 2007 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Peter Cole has published four books of poetry, most recently, The Invention of Influence (New Directions, 2014). He has also translated widely from medieval and modern Hebrew and Arabic poetry, including The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition (Yale University Press).

Emmanuel Saez on “Income and Wealth Inequality: Evidence and Policy Implications”

A lecture inaugurating the Roman Family Directorship of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
October 9, 2014

Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkely; Director, Center for Equitable Growth
 

Paul Freedman, "European Slavery and Serfdom in the Middle Ages"

The Working Group on Comparative Economics Autumn Symposium at The University of Chicago
October 10, 2014

Paul Freedman is the Chester D. Tripp Professor of History; Chair, History of Science, History of Medicine Program at Yale University.

Bernard Harcourt on "Knots of State-like Power"

The State as History and Theory Conference at The University of Chicago
May 15-17, 2014

Bernard Harcourt is the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Chicago and directeur d’études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences  Sociales in Paris. 

Your Number Is Up! Questioning Numbers in Film History (or Can Numbers Provide Answers?)

Cinemetrics Conference at The University of Chicago, March 1, 2014.
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Tom Gunning, Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Art History, Department of Cinema and Media Studies, and the College

William Kentridge, "Listening to the Image"

South African artist William Kentridge delivered the inaugural lecture of the Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society at Mandel Hall on October 3, 2013. Mr. Kentridge spoke on the practice and theory of making meaning in the studio, through an exploration of the relationship of sound and image. The lecture focused on a current project, Schubert's song cycle, "Winterreise". He was joined by The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center music director and pianist Craig Terry and tenor John Irvin. Read more >>

Flying Words Made in the USA

Deaf Poet Peter Cook performing Flying Words at the conference inaugurating the Center for Gesture, Sign, and Language at the University of Chicago. Project website >>


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