History of Consciousness Speaker Series

The History of Consciousness department is pleased to offer a quarterly series of talks by distinguished guests in the History of Consciousness Speaker Series. Recordings of previous lectures are available in the Speaker Series Archive. Speakers are selected in collaboration by a committee of faculty and graduate students. Please see the current events list below. 

Attend in-person at Humanities 1 or virtually on Zoom. Register to attend virtually here. Note that you may register to attend more than one event at the time of registration. Masks strongly recommended for those attending in person. 

Upcoming events:

Spring 24 Speaker Series Schedule

Register to attend virtually

Monday April 15 at 12pm PST

Hum 1 Rm 420

Opacity and Voice in Édouard Glissant and José María Arguedas with Benjamin Davis, Saint Louis University

Monday April 22 at 12pm PST

Hum 1 Rm 420

Black Enlightenment with Surya Parekh, Binghamton University

Monday April 29 at 12pm PST

Hum 1 Rm 210

Making a Killing: Capitalism, Cops, & the War on Black Life with Robin Kelley, UC Los Angeles

Monday May 6 at 12pm PST

Hum 1 Rm 420

Heidegger, Christian Eschatology & the Temporality of Being with Prashan Ransinghe, University of Ottawa


Monday May 20 at 12pm PST 

Hum 1 Rm 210

Art and Artificial Intelligence: A Philosophical Investigation with Alice Barale, University of Milan

Talk co-sponsored by The Humanities Institue with Humanities in the Age of Artificial Intelligence


Monday June 3 at 12pm PST 

Hum 1 Rm 420

Expirements in Vision and Abstraction: the Making of Mary's Amber Spyglass with Neda Genova, University of Warwick