Humanities Institute

Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series

K Stewart

The Humanities Institute sponsors a series of free public lectures delivered by distinguished visitors to the University. The lectures are centered on an annually selected theme or issue of broad intellectual and social importance — the same theme chosen for the Institute's Faculty Fellows Seminar. Previous visitors have included well-known humanities scholars as well as civic leaders. The 2018 theme is "Narrative Across the Disciplines."

Series lectures are directed toward a broad audience, especially for the purpose of expanding dialogue between university scholars of every discipline and community members of every background. Lecture audiences regularly include participants in other Humanities Institute programs and members of the general public, as well as students, faculty, and staff from UT and other area schools.

Upcoming Lectures

Upcoming lectures are to be announced. For more information on these lectures, please visit our events page. 

For more information, please contact the Institute at (512) 471-9056 or

Fall 2017 Lectures

Arthur Frank, “Hamlet in the Hospital: An Arts-based Response to Suffering Among the Ill and Those Who Care for Them”

Wednesday, September 27 • 7P
POB 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium)

Alondra Nelson, "The Social Life of DNA"

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 • 7:00 PM
POB 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium)