Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities

The Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities Series recognizes scholars in the humanities and emphasizes the role of the humanities in liberal education. The series is named after Solomon Katz, who served for 53 years at the UW, as an instructor, professor, Chair of the Department of History, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Provost, and Vice President for Academic Affairs. All Katz Lectures are free and open to the public.

You can now listen to full recordings of select Katz Lectures on our Podcasts page over in our redesigned Media + Publications section!


Anne Balsamo

Anne Balsamo
Winter 2015 Katz Lecture
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 7:00pm
Kane Hall

Anne Balsamo (Media Studies, The New School) is a scholar and media-maker whose work explores the connections between culture, art

Rainer Forst

Rainer Fprst
Spring 2015 Katz Lecture
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
Kane Hall

Rainer Forst (Political Theory and Philosophy, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University) is a leading German philosopher and political th

Thomas Lockwood

Is Eating Babies Really So Terrible? The Dark Genius of Jonathan Swift
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
Kane Hall, Room 210
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