Academics and Research

Free lecture series explores topics in the arts, humanities and social sciences

DU’s divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) features talks on subjects ranging from maps and music to villains and incarceration in its 2011–12 Humanities Institute Faculty Lecture Series. The lectures happen the second Thursdays in November, February, March, April and May and are free and open to the public.

“This is a wonderful way for the community to hear about the latest research our faculty members are uncovering,” says AHSS Dean Anne McCall.

Jack Sheinbaum, associate professor at the Lamont School of Music, kicked off the series Oct. 13 with a lecture titled “Beethoven, the Beatles and the Ideology of the Unified Masterpiece.” His talk described why some of the best pieces of music use a diversity of styles and structures.

Assistant history Professor Nicholas Rockwell will present the next lecture, “The Liberation of Thebes and Ancient Greek Democracy,” at 4 p.m. Nov. 10 in Sturm Hall Room 286. A full list of lectures can be found on the AHSS Faculty Lecture site.


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