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.

January 20

Berkeley, CA – The Northern California PBK Association will tour the Kala Art Institute. A large non-profit institution providing space for artists to do their work, Kala is best known for print-making facilities, specializing in various forms of printmaking. 2990 San Pablo Avenue, 11:00 a.m. The cost of the tour is $15 and RSVPs are required. More information.

January 25-26

Omaha, NE – The PBK Chapter at Creighton 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 Thursday, January 25 at 6pm, Harper 3028. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Holland, MI – The PBK Chapter at Hope College will host Visiting Scholar David L. Haberman, Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University. Professor Haberman's lecture will be held on Thursday, January 25 at 4:00pm, De Pree Art Center, Cook Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Bowling Green, OH - The PBK Chapter at Bowling Green State University will host Visiting Scholar Osamu James Nakagawa, Ruth N. Halls Distinguished Professor of Photography, Indiana University. His visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Greenville, SC – The PBK Chapter at Furman University will host Visiting Scholar James C. Zachos, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. Professor Zachos' lecture, "Greenhouse Warming in Deep Time: Lessons for the Future," will be held on Thursday, January 25 at 5:30pm, Plyler Hall, Patrick Lecture Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

February 1-2

Georgetown, TX – The PBK Chapter at Southwestern University will host Visiting Scholar Mary Miller, Sterling Professor of the History of Art, Yale University. Professor Miller's lecture, "Were They Enslaved? Maya Figurines from Jaina Island and Beyond," will be held on Thursday, February 1 at 5:00pm, F.W. Olin Building, Room #110. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Staunton, VA – The PBK Chapter at Mary Baldwin College 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, February 1 at 7:00pm, Francis Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Claremont, CA – The PBK Chapter at Claremont McKenna College 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, February 1 at 7:00pm, Athenaeum. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Madison, WI – The Dr. Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement  2017 Winners Symposium will be held on Friday, February 2 at 3:30pm, on the University of Wisonsin- Madison Campus in the Alumni Lounge in the Pyle Center. This will feature a lecture from both 2017 winners Dr. Nancy Cartwright and Dr. Elliott Sober, "Is the Scientific Method a Myth?", followed by a discussion session and finally a reception. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Jen HornemanClick here for more details.

February 5-6

Coral Gables, FL - The PBK Chapter at University of Miami will host Visiting Scholar Thomas W. Laqueur, Fawcett Distinguished Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley. Professor Laqueur's lecture, "Why Do We Care for the Dead?" will be held on Monday, February 5 at 4:30pm, Otto G. Richter Library, 3rd floor conference room. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

February 8-9

Eugene, OR – The PBK Chapter at University of Oregon will host Visiting Scholar George Dyson, Historian of Technology. Mr. Dyson's lecture will be held on Thursday, February 8 at 6:00pm, Kalapuya Ilihi. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

February 11

Los Angeles, CA - The Southern California Association of Phi Beta Kappa hosts a luncheon with Emily Lakdawalla of the Planetary Society, a senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, and Frederick M. Lawrence, Secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, at 12:00 p.m. at Westside Tavern, 10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. More information

Seattle, WA - The Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa
is going on a guided chocolate tasting with International Chocolate Awards judge Sandra Andrews-Strasko (PBK University of Washington). This hands on class with delight those new to fine chocolate and long-time chocophiles! Cost is $10 and guests are welcome. Learn more and RSVP by February 2nd here

February 12-13

Tuscaloosa, AL – The PBK Chapter at University of Alabama 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

Conway, AR – The PBK Chapter at Hendrix College will host Visiting Scholar Price V. Fishback, Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics, University of Arizona. Professor Fishback's lecture, "The Long-Term Trends in Social Welfare Spending in the United States and the Nordic Countries," will be held on Monday, February 12 at 5:00pm, Mills B. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Cedar Rapids, IA – The PBK Chapter at Coe College 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

February 13-14

Columbia, SC – The PBK Chapter at University of South Carolina will host Visiting Scholar Judith Carney, Professor of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Carney's lecture, "Seeds of Memory: Food Legacies of the Transatlantic Slave Trade," will be on Tuesday, February 13 at 4:30pm, Russell House 305. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

February 15-16

Auburn, AL – The PBK Chapter at Auburn 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, February 15 at 7:30pm, Science Center Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Lubbock, TX – The PBK Chapter at Texas Tech University 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

Meadville, PA – The PBK Chapter at Allegheny 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.

February 16-19

Pacific Grove, CA – The Northern California PBK Association will host the 32nd annual Asilomar Conference, a weekend for members to gather with family and friends for fellowship, learning and exploration. Phi Beta Kappa Secretary/CEO Fred Lawrence and noted author George Anders are featured speakers at this year's conference. More information on the conference agenda, lodging, and costs, can be found on the Northern California PBK Association's website. The annual sell-out event benefits the association's scholarship program.

February 19-20

Winston-Salem, NC – The PBK Chapter at Wake Forest University will host Visiting Scholar Judith Carney, Professor of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Carney's lecture, "Seeds of Memory: Food Legacies of the Transatlantic Slave Trade," will be held on Monday, February 19 at 6:00pm, Old Salem Visitor Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Pittsburgh, PA - The PBK Chapter at Chatham University will host Visiting Scholar Osamu James Nakagawa, Ruth N. Halls Distinguished Professor of Photography, Indiana University. His visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

February 20-21

Lawrence, KS – The PBK Chapter at University of Kansas will host Visiting Scholar Mary Miller, Sterling Professor of the History of Art, Yale University. Professor Miller's lecture, "Were They Enslaved? Maya Figurines from Jaina Island and Beyond," will be held on February 20 at 5:30pm, Spencer Museum of Art. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

February 21-22

Corvallis, OR – The PBK Chapter at Oregon State University 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 Thursday, February 22 at 7pm, LINC 100. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

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. Her visit will include a public lecture. 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. 
Her visit will include a public lecture. 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. His visit will include a public lecture. 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 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

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. Her visit will include a public lecture. 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. 
Her visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Canton, NY – The PBK Chapter at St. Lawrence Universitywill 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

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. His visit will include a public lecture. 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. Her visit will include a public lecture. 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. His visit will include a public lecture. 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. His visit will include a public lecture. 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. Her visit will include a public lecture. 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 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. Her visit will include a public lecture. 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

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. Her visit will include a public lecture. 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. Her visit will include a public lecture. For more information, please contact Hadley White

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 9-10

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

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

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

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

 

 



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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