A Company of Authors

Saturday, April 21, 2018

1:00 pm

Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center Map

Sponsored by:
Humanities Center, Continuing Studies, Stanford Bookstore

For the fifteenth consecutive year, an amazing group of Stanford writers will be discussing their recently published books. Each author will make a brief presentation and be available for book signing after their respective panel concludes.

This program is hosted by Peter Stansky, Field Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford. Drop in or even better, indulge yourself by spending the entire afternoon in the company of these bright, entertaining, and stimulating writers. At the event, the Stanford Bookstore will sell books at a 10 percent discount. Please note, the schedule is subject to change. Light refreshments will be served. 


1:00 pm Welcome (Peter Stansky) 

1:05 pm - 1:35 pm The Wide Range of History
Peter Stansky, Chair
Nancy Kollmann, The Russian Empire 1450–1801
Mikael D. Wolfe, Watering the Revolution: An Environmental and Technological History of Agrarian Reform in Mexico
Thomas S. Mullaney, The Chinese Typewriter: A History

1:40 pm – 2:10 pm Killing and Controlling the Population
Paul Robinson, Chair
Carolyn Chappell Lougee, Facing the Revocation
Philippa Levine, Eugenics

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Considering Life
Tania Granoff, Chair
Peter N. Carroll, An Elegy for Lovers
Irvin D. Yalom, Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist’s Memoir

2:50 pm – 3:20 pm Life and Love
Edith Gelles, Chair
Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci, Contraceptive Diplomacy
Karen Offen, The Woman Question in France, 1400–1870
Marilyn Yalom, The Amorous Heart: An Unconventional History of Love

3:25 pm – 3:55 pm The Former British Empire
Kristin Mann, Chair
Jack Rakove, A Politician Thinking: The Creative Mind of James Madison
Priya Satia, Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution
Aidan Forth, Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain’s Empire of Camps, 1876–1903

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm The Many Worlds of Stanford
Larry Horton, Chair
Tom DeMund, Walking the Farm
Peter Stansky et al., The Stanford Senate of the Academic Council
Robin Kennedy on behalf of Donald Kennedy, A Place in the Sun: A Memoir

4:35 pm – 5:05 pm Rich Lives
Charles Junkerman, Chair
Patrick Hunt, Hannibal
Keith Devlin, Finding Fibonacci
Cynthia Haven, Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard

This event is co-sponsored by Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford Humanities Center, with special thanks to the Stanford Bookstore.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
1:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center Map

Free and open to the public. Doors open at 12:30 pm.


Arts Lecture / Reading Literary 

General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends
650-725-2650, continuingstudies@stanford.edu
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