Past Bingham Seminars & Clark Lectures

Seminar participants have visited London, Paris and Vienna, walked along the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, traveled in China investigating the Confucian family tradition, and studied the art, architecture and folkways of Sicily. Distinguished lecturers and performers have enriched participants' seminar experience and the knowledge of the UK and larger communities in their Bingham Seminar-associated Thomas D. Clark Lecture.


World War I and Memory • Karen Petrone and Terri Crocker, History
2014 Making an American ‘Athens’ • Patrick Lee Lucas, Interior Design

"Before the Light Bulb: A Material Culture of Luminosity and Reflection" by Ann Smart Martin, Stanley and Polly Stone Professor and the Director of the Material Culture Program in the Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin

2012 African Art in Paris, 1878 - 2012 • Monica Visonà, Art History

“The 1956 Congress for Black Writers and Artists in Paris: the Birth of a New Imaginary for Africa” by Manthia Diawara, Professor of Comparative Literature & Director of Africana Studies, New York University

2010 Across the Atlantic: Exploring Irish Immigration to the US • Diana Haleman, Family Studies

“Sez I to Myself” by Malachy McCourt, Author and actor

2008 Seeking Goya: A Transatlantic Journey • Edward Stanton, Hispanic Studies

“Composition and Decomposition in Girodet’s Revolt of Cairo” by Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at New York University

2006 Voices from Home: Appalachian Traditional Music • Ron Pen, John Jacob Niles Center for American Music

Presentation by John Cohen, founding member of New Lost City Ramblers, traditional musician, author, photographer, and filmmaker

2004 Japan: The Modern, the City • Douglas Slaymaker, Russian and Eastern Studies

“Writing Tokyo: Urban Topographies in Contemporary Japanese Fiction” by Stephen Snyder, Director of the Center for Asian Studies University of Colorado at Boulder

2002 More than the Mafia: Sicily's Multiple Cultures through Archaeology, Arts, & Folkways • Christine Havice, Art
2000 The Confucian Family and its Enemies in 20th-Century China • Kristin Stapleton, History & Asian Studies

"Confucian Humanism and the Global Ethic” by Tu Weiming, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Chinese History and Philosophy and of Confucian Studies

1998 Sacred Space and Pilgrimage • Edward Stanton, Hispanic Studies
1996 The Grand Tour • Raymond Betts, History