Annual Distinguished Lectures

Annual Meeting Photo


Initiated in 2010, this lecture features a member of the University of Illinois humanities faculty who has been nominated by their colleagues to present their research.



Craig Williams (Classics)
“Just Friends? Love and Friendship in Ancient Rome and Today”


Kristin Hoganson (History)
“Colonialism, Postcolonialism, Pork and Corn: How Anglo-Saxonist Pigs Can Help Us Reconsider the Roots of the Modern American Empire”


Feisal Mohamed (English)
“Republican Political Theology in the Age of Hobbes”


Antoinette Burton (History, Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies)
“The Body in/as World History”


Robert Warrior (American Indian Studies, English, History)
“Beyond the Chief: Closed to the Public”