Undergraduate Seminars

 

 

University students already have lectures, lengthy readings and exams; our seminars are opportunities to stop over lunch or dinner and reflect on ideas that are relevant to all majors and professions. Helped by brief excerpts of important texts, these informal discussions explore big questions that the liberal arts can help us answer.

 

Current Seminars

 
Aristotle with a Bust of Homer  (Rembrandt, 1653)

Aristotle with a Bust of Homer

(Rembrandt, 1653)

ancient solutions for the crises of modernity

 

Join us on Monday nights this Spring semester for a look at how different contemporary thinkers have turned to ancient sources as they wrestle with modern problems of politics and society.


Previous Seminar Series

 
Fight over Patroklos  (Exekias, c. 530 bc )

Fight over Patroklos

(Exekias, c. 530 bc )

Literature Humanities Discussion Group

Return of the Prodigal Son  (Rembrandt, 1642)

Return of the Prodigal Son

(Rembrandt, 1642)

Guilt and REpentance

Landscape with a Bridge  (Picasso, 1909)

Landscape with a Bridge

(Picasso, 1909)

Facts, Verisimilitude, & Fake News

Delphic Sybil  (Michelangelo, 1509)

Delphic Sybil

(Michelangelo, 1509)

Humanism and Michelangelo