Public Lectures

Humanities Texas, both individually and in partnership with other cultural and educational institutions, periodically sponsors lectures and presentations on a diverse range of topics, bringing noted scholars and other experts to audiences around the state.

For information about upcoming lectures, please check the events calendar and subscribe to our online newsletter.

Previous lectures

In recent years, Humanities Texas has sponsored lectures by Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Gordon S. Wood (Brown University), Alan Taylor (University of California, Davis), David Oshinsky (The University of Texas at Austin), and Jack Rakove (Stanford University); Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands (UT Austin); Steven Greenblatt (Harvard University); filmmaker Grace Guggenheim; author Thomas Hatfield; and art authority Adair Margo.


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Berga discussion panel
Panel discussion with Robert Abzug, director of UT Austin's Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies; Larry Allums, director of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture; and film director Grace Guggenheim after a screening of Berga: Soldiers of Another War. Photo by Michael L. Gillette.
Oshinsky lecture
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Oshinsky (UT Austin) lectures at the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
UT Health Science Center at SA
Francisco Cigarroa, then president of UT Health Science Center at San Antonio; David Oshinsky; Gloria Bryant; William Henrich, dean of the UTHSCSA School of Medicine; George Scofield, managing partner of Fulbright & Jaworski; and Abraham Verghese, director of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and former Humanities Texas board member. Photo by Lee Bennack, UTHSCSA.
Greenblatt lecture
Distinguished literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt (Harvard University) speaks at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. Photo by Michael L. Gillette.