Lecture Series

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The Finzi-Contini Lectures are a cherished annual literary event at the Whitney Humanities Center, established in honor of professor and literary scholar Bianca Maria Finzi-Contini Calabresi.


The annual Franke Lectures in the Humanities present public lectures organized in conjunction with an upper-level seminar in the Humanities Program.

Humanities Now seeks to spark deep thinking, inclusive deliberation, and smart action on current intellectual and social concerns. It derives impetus from a global vision of the humanities and prioritizes innovative methods, especially those that dismantle walls between the university and broader communities.

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The Tanner Lectures on Human Values seek to advance and reflect upon scholarly and scientific thought relating to human values. Nine institutions, including Yale, permanently sponsor the lectures.