Past Events

May 17, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Was the First Crusade Really That Violent?
  • Jay Rubenstein, Professor of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
Apr 09, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Apr 04, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Violence and Compassion in Late Medieval Writing
  • Catherine Nall, Lecturer in Medieval Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London,
Feb 28, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Tracing Lines Across the Sea: Mapping the Mediterranean
  • Cavan Concannon, Assistant Professor of Religion, Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC,
  • Hillary Mushkin, Research Professor of Art and Design in Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Caltech,
Feb 12, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
House, Hand, and the Wolf's Head: Anglo-Saxon England and the Western Legal Tradition
  • Paul Hyams, Professor Emeritus of History, Cornell University,
Jan 19, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Nov 09, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Cow Trials and Murdered Rivers: Violent Landscapes and Resistance in the Early Modern World
  • Keith Pluymers, Howard E. and Susanne C. Jessen Postdoctoral Instructor in the Humanities, Caltech,
Oct 18, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
England In and Out of Europe in Lydgate’s "Troy Book" and "The Serpent of Division"
  • Leah Klement, Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations Postdoctoral Instructor, Caltech,
Oct 05, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Towards a Global History of the Ethics of War
  • Rory Cox, Visiting Associate in the Humanities, Caltech; Lecturer in Late Medieval History, University of St Andrews,
May 22, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
This talk has been cancelled.
  • Leah Klement, Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations Postdoctoral Instructor, Caltech,
May 17, 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Off Campus
The Arts of War and the ‘Embedded’ Poet: Incitement, Exultation and Elegy in Literary Responses to the Conquest of Ireland
  • Patricia Palmer, Professor, Department of English, National University of Ireland, Maynooth,
May 09, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
"Not Cruelty but Piety?" The Difficulties of Assessing "Crusading Violence" and Why It Matters
  • Susanna Throop, Associate Professor of History, Ursinus College,
Apr 28, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Apr 06, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Preventing Violence in the Early Modern Town: Arbitration, Bonds, and Cautions
  • Margo Todd, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania; Fletcher Jones Foundation Distinguished Fellow in British History, The Huntington Library,
Jan 20, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Nov 22, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Baxter B125
The Rationality of Terrorism and Other Forms of Political Violence: Lessons from the Jewish Campaign in Palestine, 1944-1947
  • Bruce Hoffman, Professor, Director of the Center for Security Studies and the Security Studies Program, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University,
Nov 10, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
From Violence to Order: Changing Ideas of Tyranny during the Latin Middle Ages
  • Cary J. Nederman, Co-Director, Ethics and Political Science; Professor, Texas A&M University,
Oct 17, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Violence in History and in Contemporary Conflicts: Why History Matters for Today’s Politics
  • Bettina Koch, Associate Professor of Political Science, Virginia Tech; Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations Fellow,
May 27, 2016
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
The Political, and Unpolitical, Lives of Things
  • Alexandre Dubé,
May 02, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Mar 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Huntington Library
Feb 01, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Giambologna (1529-1608): The first modern sculptor?
  • Catherine Hess, Chief Curator of European Art, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens,
May 15, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Looking at Language: The Materialized Word
May 01, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
'The foreign letters say': Newsletters and Newspapers in the Long Eighteenth Century
  • Rachael King, Assistant Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara,
Apr 24, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Getting Perspective
Mar 17, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Huntington Library, Seaver Classroom 3
'Proper Coordinates' and Dynamic Histories: Books, Scribbles, Things, and Ideas at the Huntington's Burndy Library
  • Melissa Lo, Assistant Curator of the Dibner Collections at the Huntington,
Jan 16, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Burn This Letter: The Quirks of the Material Letter
  • Lindsay O'Neill, History Department, USC,
Jun 02, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Knowledge and the Cultivation of Tastes in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
May 02, 2014
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
BUILDING STORIES: Intersections of Writing and Architecture
Apr 18, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Samuel Quiccheberg, Museums and Cabinets of Curiosity