Franke Lectures in the Humanities

The annual Franke Lectures in the Humanities provide up to four public lectures a year, organized in conjunction with an upper-level undergraduate humanities seminar. The lectures are made possible by the generosity of Richard and Barbara Franke, and are intended to present important topics in the Humanities to a wide and general audience.

The fall 2019 Franke Lectures have been organized in conjunction with the Yale College seminar “The Secret Life of Radio: Fringe Practices of a Mass Medium” taught by Brian Kane.

"From Jazz to Rock’n’Roll: Radio as a Turnstile between White and African-American Cultures"

Susan Douglas, University of Michigan

Monday, September 23, 2019
5:00pm

Room 208

"From Activism to Advocacy: Media Reform Strategies in the Development of U.S. Public Media, 1934-1952"

Josh Shepperd, Catholic University and Penn State Center for Humanities and Information

Monday, October 07, 2019
5:00pm

Room 208

"Tracing Neighborhoods in the Sky: Pirate Radio in New York City"

David Goren, journalist

Monday, October 28, 2019
5:00pm

Room 208

"Radio Out of Bounds: Artist Experiments with the Electromagnetic Spectrum"

Galen Joseph-Hunter and Tom Roe, executive and artistic directors of Wave Farm, WGXC 90.7

Monday, November 11, 2019
5:00pm

Room 208