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 spring 2019 Franke Lectures have been organized in conjunction with the Yale College seminar “Race & Caste” taught by Hazel Carby and Inderpal Grewal.

"Political Life in the Wake of the Plantation: Affect, Witnessing, Repair"

Deborah Thomas, University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
5:00pm

Room 208

"The Invention of Casta Painting: Race and Science in the Age of Enlightenment"

Ilona Katzew, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
5:00pm

Room 208

"The Ancestors Watch in Disbelief: Genomic Ancestry, Power, and (Un)freedom"

Duana Fullwiley, Stanford University

Tuesday, March 05, 2019
5:00pm

Room 208

"Modernity in the Home: A Reflection on 20th Century India"

Gyanendra Pandey, Emory University

Tuesday, April 02, 2019
5:00pm

Room 208

"Social Abstraction, Historical Comparison: Thinking Caste, Race, and Gender in the Time Capital"

Anupama Rao, Barnard College

Tuesday, April 09, 2019
5:00pm

Room 208