Times listed are local times. Please note that all Visiting Scholar lectures are free and open to the general public.



Cruise the Mediterranean with the PBK Northern California Association! They will be joining PBK host Burt Wolf's "Here's Looking at you Birthday Cruise" from Rome to Marseille September 23-30, 2018. All PBK members are invited to join. Sign up now while good cabins are still available! As an added bonus, for every PBK member who signs up, Burt will donate $300 to the Northern California Association's scholarship fund. Learn more and register here.

February 22-23

New Brunswick, NJ – The PBK Chapter at Rutgers University will host Visiting Scholar Judith Carney, Profesor of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Carney's lecture, "Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas," will be held on Friday, February 23 at 3:00pm, Tillet Hall, Room 246, Livingston Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Geneseo, NY – The PBK Chapter at SUNY Geneseo will host Visiting Scholar David L. Haberman, Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University. 
Professor Haberman's lecture, "Drawing Personality Out of a Stone: Environmental Possibilities in the Worship of Natural Entities in India," will be held on Thursday, February 22 at 4:00pm, Doty Recital Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Davidson, NC – The PBK Chapter at Davidson College will host Visiting Scholar Lydia H. Liu, Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University. 
Professor Liu's lecture, "Who Owns Great Ideas," will be held on Thursday, February 22 at 6:30pm, Hance Auditorium, Chambers Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Fayetteville, AR - The PBK Chapter at University of Arkansas will host Visiting Scholar Osamu James Nakagawa, Ruth N. Halls Distinguished Professor of Photography, Indiana University. 
Professor Nakagawa's lecture, "Fences, Maps, and Darkness: Visualizing Okinawa," will be held on Thursday, February 22 at 5:30pm, Hillside Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Madison, NJ – The PBK Chapter at Drew University will host Visiting Scholar Stephen Walt, Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University. 
Professor Walt's lecture, "Where is US Foreign Policy Headed?" will be held on Thursday, February 22 at 7:30pm, Concert Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Santa Clara, CA – The PBK Chapter at Santa Clara University will host Visiting Scholar Paige West, Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College/Columbia University. 
Professor West's lecture, "Dispossession, Racism, and the Environment," will be held on Thursday, February 22 at 5:30pm, Recital Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

February 24

Washington, D.C. – The D.C. Area PBK Association will host a tour of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, please visit the D.C. PBK Association website.

February 25

Chicago. – The Chicago Area PBK Association will visit the Dusable Museum, 740 East 56th Place, at 2:00 p.m. The group will take part in a self-guided tour of the museum's featured exhibits. The admission price for Chicago residents is $8.00 and $10 for non-Chicago residents. For more information and to RSVP, visit the Chicago Association website.

February 26

Charleston, SC – The Lowcountry PBK Association will host a dinner gathering with featured guest Dr. Chuck Lippy, noted religious studies expert, at Ms. Rose’s Restaurant, 1090 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Karen Burnett, burnettk@cofc.edu

February 26-27

Haverford, PA – The PBK Chapter at Haverford College will host Visiting Scholar James C. Zachos, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. Professor Zachos' lecture, "Greenhouse Warming and Intensification of the Hydrologic Cycle in Deep Time: Lessons for the Future," will be held on Monday, February 26 at 7:00pm, Sharpless Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Washington, D.C. – The D.C. Area PBK Association Book Club will discuss Snow by Orhan Pamuk at Nagomi Izakaya, 1990 M St NW, on Tuesday, February 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit the D.C. PBK Association website or contact Kate Hannon at bookclub@dcpbk.org.

February 28

New York, NY – The New York PBK Association will host a recital with renowned pianist Ian Hobson, Sound Impressions: The Piano Music of Debussy & Ravel. The event will take place at Subculture, 45 Bleecker St, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit the New York PBK Association website.

March 1-2

Syracuse, NY – The PBK Chapter at Syracuse University will host Visiting Scholar Judith Carney, Professor of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Carney's lecture, "Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas," will be held on Friday, March 2 at 3:00pm, Eggers Hall 060. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Colorado Springs, CO – The PBK Chapter at Colorado College will host Visiting Scholar Paige West, Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College/Columbia University. 
Professor West's lecture, "Dispossession, Racism, and the Environment," will be held on Thursday, March 1 at 7:00pm, Olin Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Seattle, WA – The Puget Sound PBK Association will attend the Solomon Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities. Brian Reed will lecture on "Sing Along: Poetry and Birds" at Kane Hall 210, University of Washington at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the Puget Sound Association website.

Denver, CO – The PBK Association of Colorado will host a lunch discussion focusing on the topic of the nature of genius. The lunch will take place in the President's Room at The University Club, 1673 Sherman St., at 11:30 a.m. For reservations please email board@pbkcolorado.org, and to request more information please email Joy Berrenberg, jberrenberg@comcast.net.

March 3

Baltimore, MD – The PBK Association of Greater Baltimore will host a special program featuring Dr. James Turner, former Department of Energy Director of the U.S. Office of Nuclear Weapons Surety, who will speak on "Who's in Control of North Korea's Nukes." The event will be held at the Goucher Alumnae House, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, at 2:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Pam Malester at ajmplm@comcast.net.

March 4

Chicago, IL – The PBK Association of the Chicago Area Book Group will meet to discuss Redeployment by Phil Klay at Nix Restaurant at the Knickerbocker Hotel, 163 East Walton Place, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, please visit the Chicago Association website.

March 6

Seattle, WA – The Puget Sound PBK Association will host a pub trivia night at the College Inn Pub, 4006 University Way NE, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the Puget Sound Association website.

March 8-9

Schenectady, NY – The PBK Chapter at Union College will host Visiting Scholar George Dyson, Historian of Technology. His visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Knoxville, TN – The PBK Chapter at University of Tennessee will host Visiting Scholar David L. Haberman, Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University. Professor Haberman's lecture, "Drawing Personality Out of a Stone: Environmental Possibilities in the Worship of Natural Entities in India," will be held on Thursday, March 8 at 5:30pm, McClung Museum Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Kalamazoo, MI – The PBK Chapter at Kalamazoo College will host Visiting Scholar Lydia H. Liu, Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University. Her visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Berkeley, CA – The PBK Chapter at University of California, Berkeley will host Visiting Scholar Laura Wexler, Professor of American Studies and Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University. Professor Wexler's lecture, "Seeing the Farm Service Administration: Photogrammar Remixes the Documentary Photography of the Great Depression," will be held on Thursday, March 8 at 4:30pm, Banatao Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

March 12-13

Middlebury, VT – The PBK Chapter at Middlebury College will host Visiting Scholar Price V. Fishback, Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics, University of Arizona. His visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Jacksonville, IL – The PBK Chapter at Illinois College will host Visiting Scholar Amy Cheng Vollmer, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr. Professor of Biology, Swarthmore College. Her visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Tulsa, OK – The PBK Chapter at University of Tulsa will host Visiting Scholar Paige West, Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College/Columbia University. 
Her visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

March 15-16

Baton Rouge, LA – The PBK Chapter at Louisiana State University will host Visiting Scholar Victor S. Batista, Professor of Chemistry, Yale University. Professor Batista's lecture, "Olfactory receptors: How our Sense of Smell Starts at the Molecular Level," will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 4:30pm, Grand Salon French House. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Greensboro, NC – The PBK Chapter at University of North Carolina at Greensboro will host Visiting Scholar Price V. Fishback, Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics, University of Arizona. Professor Fishback's lecture, "War! What is it Good For?" will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 5:30pm, SOEB 120. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

New York, NY – The PBK Chapter at CUNY City College of New York will host Visiting Scholar Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English, George Washington University. Professor Thompson's lecture, "Shakespeare, Race, and Performance: What We Still Don't Know," will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 5:30pm, Shepard Hall Room 250. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Nashville, TN – The PBK Chapter at Vanderbilt University will host Visiting Scholar Amy Cheng Vollmer, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr. Professor of Biology, Swarthmore College. Her visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

March 17

Berkeley, CA – The Northern California PBK Association will host a visit to Takara Sake USA for a tasting of different sakes and a tour of the Sake Museum. The event will take place at 708 Addison St, Berkeley, at 1:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the Northern California Association website.

Atlanta, GA – The Metro Atlanta PBK Book Club will meet on March 17 at 4:00 p.m. Place TBD. For more information, please visit the Atlanta Association Facebook page.

March 20-21

Stockton, CA – The PBK Chapter at University of the Pacific will host Visiting Scholar Laura Wexler, Professor of American Studies and Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University. Professor Wexler's lecture, "Seeing the FSA: Photogrammar Remixes Depression-Era Documentary Photography," will be held on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00pm, Vereschagin Alumni House. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

March 22-23

Salem, VA – The PBK Chapter at Roanoke College will host Visiting Scholar David L. Haberman, Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University. His visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Gettysburg, PA - The PBK Chapter at Gettysburg College will host Visiting Scholar Bonnie Honig, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor in Political Science and Modern Culture and Media, Brown University. Professor Hong's lecture will be held on Thursday, March 22. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Fredericksburg, VA – The PBK Chapter at University of Mary Washington will host Visiting Scholar Lydia H. Liu, Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University. Professor Liu's lecture, "Fables of Romantic Science: Robinson Crusoe's Naval Career," will be held on Thursday, March 22 at 5:00pm, Lee Hall 411. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Carlisle, PA – The PBK Chapter at Dickinson College will host Visiting Scholar Stephen Walt, Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University. His visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

March 26-27

Indianapolis, IN – The PBK Chapter at Butler University will host Visiting Scholar Amy Cheng Vollmer, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr. Professor of Biology, Swarthmore College. Professor Vollmer's lecture, "The Microbial World: Small and Ancient is Not Primitive or Unsophisticated," will be held on Monday, March 26 at 7:00pm, JH 141. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White.

March 28

New York, NY – The New York PBK Association Book Club will meet to discuss The Hate U Give (Young Adult) by Angie Thomas at Winslow, 243 E 14th St, at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the New York Association website.

March 29-30

St. Mary's City, MD – The PBK Chapter at St. Mary's College of Maryland will host Visiting Scholar Amy Cheng Vollmer, Isaac H. Clothier, Jr. Professor of Biology, Swarthmore College. Professor Vollmer's lecture, "Staying Well in a World of Bacteria and Viruses," will be held on Thursday, March 29 at 4:15pm, Cole Cinema. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

April 2-3

Lewiston, ME - The PBK Chapter at Bates College will host Visiting Scholar Thomas W. Laqueur, Fawcett Distinguished Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley. His visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

April 5-6 

Notre Dame, IN – The PBK Chapter at University of Notre Dame will host Visiting Scholar Victor S. Batista, Professor of Chemistry, Yale University. His visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Northfield, MN - The PBK Chapter at St. Olaf College will host Visiting Scholar Thomas W. Laqueur, Fawcett Distinguished Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley. His visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Crawfordsville, IN – The PBK Chapter at Wabash College will host Visiting Scholar Lydia H. Liu, Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University. Her visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

April 8

Chicago, IL – The PBK Association of the Chicago Area Book Group will meet to discuss Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari at Nix Restaurant at the Knickerbocker Hotel, 163 East Walton Place, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, please visit the Chicago Association website.

April 9-10

Elon, NC – The PBK Chapter at Elon University will host Visiting Scholar George Dyson, Historian of Technology. Mr. Dyson's lecture, "Artificial Intelligence: From Analog to Digital and Back," will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at 5:00pm, LaRose Digital Theatre KOBC. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Indianapolis, IN – The Indiana PBK Association Book Club will have its first meeting and will discuss David R. Dow's The Autobiography of an Execution. The event will take place at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, 1336 N Delaware Street, on April 10 at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Joel Tragesser, jtragesser@alumni.vanderbilt.edu, or follow the Indiana Association on Twitter.

April 12-13

Birmingham, AL – The PBK Chapter at Birmingham-Southern College will host Visiting Scholar George Dyson, Historian of Technology. Mr. Dyson's lecture, "Project Orion: A Path Not Taken into Space," will be held on Thursday, April 12 at 11:00am, Norton Theatre. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Wellesley, MA – The PBK Chapter at Wellesley College will host Visiting Scholar Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English, George Washington University. Her visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Canton, NY – The PBK Chapter at St. Lawrence University will host Visiting Scholar James C. Zachos, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. His visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

April 14

San Francisco, CA – The Northern California PBK Association will host "Silent Film San Francisco," a tour of the locations used in the days before the "talkies." The tour will start at the southeast corner of Pacific Avenue and Kearny Street, across from "The Station" cafe, at 11:00 a.m. For ticket prices and more information, please visit the Northern California Association website.

April 18

Houston, TX – The PBK Association of Greater Houston will host its 44th Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner, celebrating the awarding of college scholarships to over 65 outstanding graduating seniors. The event will take place at the Royal Sonesta Houston, 2222 West Loop S, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please visit the Houston Association website.

April 19-20

Ames, IA – The PBK Chapter at Iowa State University will host Visiting Scholar Stephen Walt, Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University. Professor Walt's lecture, "Where is U.S. Foreign Policy Headed?" will be held on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00pm, Great Hall, Memorial Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

April 22

Charleston, SC – The Lowcountry PBK Association will host its annual Scholarship Reception at the Dockside Condominium Club Room, 330 Concord Street, Charleston. Time TBD. For more information, please contact Karen Burnett, burnettk@cofc.edu.

April 25

New York, NY – The New York PBK Association Book Club will meet to discuss The Handmaid's Tale (Fantasy) by Margaret Atwood at Winslow, 243 E 14th St, at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the New York Association website.

May 3-4

Grinnell, IA – The PBK Chapter at Grinnell College will host Visiting Scholar Mary Miller, Sterling Professor of the History of Art, Yale University. Her visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Northfield, MN – The PBK Chapter at Carleton College will host Visiting Scholar Paige West, Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College/Columbia University. 
Her visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

May 6

Berkeley, CA – The Northern California PBK Association will host its annual meeting and awards dinner at The Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, at 4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the Northern California Association website.

Chicago, IL – The PBK Association of the Chicago Area Book Group will meet to discuss The Leavers: A Novel by Lisa Ko at Nix Restaurant at the Knickerbocker Hotel, 163 East Walton Place, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, please visit the Chicago Association website.

May 16

Seattle, WA – The Puget Sound PBK Association will attend the Solomon Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities. Charles W. Mills will lecture on "Race and Capitalism" at Kane Hall 210, University of Washington at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the Puget Sound Association website.

May 30

New York, NY – The New York PBK Association Book Club will meet to discuss Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Nonfiction) by Barack Obama at Winslow, 243 E 14th St, at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the New York Association website.

September 23-30

Rome, Italy – The Northern California PBK Association will be hosting a Mediterranean Wine Cruise with Burt Wolf of PBS' "Travel & Traditions!" The international program event will begin in Rome on September 23 at 6 p.m. and will finish in Marseille on the morning of September 30. For more information, please visit the Northern California Association website.

 




2016 Laure Astourian, "Outside the Metropolitan Frame: The Nouvelle Vague and the Foreign, 1954-1968"
2014 Elizabeth Leet, "Women, Horses, and the Coming-Together of Species in High Medieval Literature"
2016 Laure Astourian, "Outside the Metropolitan Frame: The Nouvelle Vague and the Foreign, 1954-1968"
2014 Elizabeth Leet, "Women, Horses, and the Coming-Together of Species in High Medieval Literature"
2016 Laure Astourian, "Outside the Metropolitan Frame: The Nouvelle Vague and the Foreign, 1954-1968"
2014 Elizabeth Leet, "Women, Horses, and the Coming-Together of Species in High Medieval Literature"
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