Fellow Lectures

As part of their appointments at the Institute of Advanced Study, both visiting and residential fellows present lectures that are open to all interested members of the community.

Below is a list of several past lectures. Links to the text of the lecture (and in the case of Pearl Gluck's presentation, a video recording) are included where available.


Bengt Sandin, State Building, Surveillance of Children, and the Rise of Early Modern Education  OCTOBER, 2012


The speaker will discuss the politics of education in the early modern era.  He will demonstrate how the politics of education was played out in cultural and political conflicts over the control of religious traditions, the streets, in burials, visual displays of power, and the proper place of children in society. The character of everyday educational practices will also be discussed as a consequence of the conflict between political elites and the children and families that resisted them and took advantage of educational institutions for their own purpose to provide for their children. Sandin will also suggest the implications of the educational and political changes of the era for our understanding of childhood and the state and also for the social basis of educational institutions.

Bengt Sandin is Professor and Chair in the Department of Child Studies, University of Linköping, Sweden.  He is a world-recognized authority on the history of children, social welfare, state building, and childhood education in Sweden and in Western Europe.  While at the Institute as a Visiting Fellow, October 21- November 2, he will collaborate with his primary sponsor, Professor Michael Grossberg (History), on their project, “Comparing Children’s Rights Regimes: Sweden and the United States in the Twentieth Century and into the Twenty-First.”  He will also will meet with faculty and students. Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 12 noon,  Persimmon Room, Indiana Memorial Union IU Bloomington.


Adérónké Adésolá Adésànyà, "Contemporary Nigerian Artists' Confrontation, Contestation, and Conversation with Modernity," Nov. 29, 2007.

ADÉRÓNKÉ ADÉSOLÁ ADÉSÀNYÀ is Research Fellow/Lecturer in African Art History, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, as well as an accomplished cartoon artist. Her recent book project, Carving Woods, Making History: Tradition, Modernity, and Yoruba Woodcarvings is the first comprehensive work on the woodcarving tradition in the Yoruba town of Ila-Orangun.  During her visit to the Institute (November 4-December 2), Adésànyà visited classes and consulted with colleagues in Comparative Literature, African American & African Diaspora Studies, the Committee on African-American Studies, Anthropology, African Art History, and the IU Art Museum on the Bloomington and IUPUI campuses.  Her primary sponsor was Akin Adesokan, Department of Comparative Literature, IUB.

Pearl Gluck, "Two Steps Back: Uprooting the Documentary," Feb. 20, 2007.

PEARL GLUCK is a professional filmmaker and scholar of Jewish ethnography; she teaches Yiddish language and culture at Rutgers University. During her leave in the spring semester of 2007, she spent three weeks at the Institute (February 8-28) researching video materials from the Archive of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories Project (AHEYM)--an archive of nearly 500 hours of videotaped interviews with Yiddish speakers in Eastern Europe and professionally videotaped footage of contemporary Jewish life there--as well as consulting with faculty in Jewish Studies, History, Central Eurasian Studies, and Communication and Culture. In addition, she visited several classes and participated in film screenings and discussions of first-person narratives and oral history on the Bloomington, IUSB, and IUSE campuses.  More information about Pearl and her work is also available at

Jens Südekum, "Convergence of Human Capitol Shares Across Cities," Feb. 15, 2006.

JENS SÜDEKUM is Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Konstanz, Germany.  His research interests center on international trade, economic geography, public  sector economics, and labor economics. During his stay with the Institute,  September 12-26, Südekum collaborated with his sponsor, Gerhard Glomm, Economics, IUB, on a research project entitled Cohesion Policies of the  European Union and consulted with colleagues in Economics, Geography, West  European Studies, and the School of Business at IUB and IUPUI.


Simi Afonga, "Gender and Feminism in African Development Discourse," Oct. 27, 2005.

SIMI AFONJA is Professor of Sociology and former Director of the Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. She is one of the pioneers of African feminism and of Gender and Women's Studies in Nigeria. During her three week visit, October 20-November 12, Afonja collaborated with her primary sponsor, Gracia Clark (, African Studies Program and Anthropology, IUB, on a project concerning Ghanaian women's concepts of positive leadership in community-based civil society organizations. She  also consulted with colleagues in Sociology, Gender Studies, and Economics at IUB and IUPUI.


Mark Greengrass, "Coming to Terms with Sectarian Strife in Renaissance France," Sept. 8, 2005.

MARK GREENGRASS, Professor of Early-Modern History and Executive Director of the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield, U.K., is a distinguished scholar in the history of early-modern Europe--in particular religious pluralism in sixteenth/seventeenth-century France. He also works in the history of ideas in their early-modern social and political context and in the application of information technologies to humanities research. His recent work includes an online edition of John Foxe's Book of Martyrs ( and a recently-completed book entitled Governing Passions: Pacification and Reformation in the Kingdom of France, 1576-1585. During his two-week stay, September 4-17, 2005, he collaborated with colleagues in Comparative Literature, History, English, and Religious Studies.


Jeremy Jennings, "Montesquieu,Constant, and Tocqueville on the Nature of Despotism," April 8, 2005.

JEREMY JENNINGS is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Birmingham, U.K., and an established scholar in the area of nineteenth- and twentieth-century intellectual French history and European political philosophy. Among other subjects, he has written extensively on French syndicalism and on Georges Sorel and is currently collaborating with Aurelian Craiutu, IUB Professor of Political Science, on the translation of Alexis de Tocqueville's letters to American friends after 1840. Professor Jennings was a Fellow of the Institute from March 19 until April 10, 2005.


Giovanni Kessler, "Judicial Independence in Contemporary Italy," Sept. 2, 2004.

GIOVANNI KESSLER is a constitutional lawyer and a member of the Italian Parliament. He is also Vice-President of the Italian Euro-Mediterranean Association and, since 2002, a member of the Executive Committee of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption. Between 1986 and 1994, Kessler served as Public Prosecutor at the court of Trento and, in 1995-6, as Prosecutor at the Anti-Mafia Department in Sicily. Since 2001 he has served as a member of the Italian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe). In 2003, he was OSCE Special Coordinator for the parliamentary elections in Armenia and for the presidential elections in Azerbaijan. In January 2004, he participated in the International Election Monitoring Mission during the presidential elections in Georgia and in November 2004, he headed the OSCE monitoring delegation in the U.S. He is also author of the report on organized crime, corruption, human trafficking, arms, and drugs in South Eastern Europe at the Fourth Parliamentary Conference on the Stability Pact held in Brussels in May, 2004. Kessler was a Distinguished Citizen Fellow of the Institute from August 29 until September 4, 2004.

Michael Kirby, "Terrorism: The International Response of the Courts,"  Sept. 21, 2004.

JUSTICE MICHAEL KIRBY, a Branigin Lecturer of the Institute,  has served on the High Court of Australia since 1996. He has been a judge since 1975, serving on the Federal Court of Australia and as President of the Courts of Appeal of New South Wales and the Solomon Islands. In the 1990s, he served as Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Human Rights in Cambodia and on many other UN bodies. Justice Kirby is currently a member of the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO, the Ethics Committee of the Human Genome Organisation, and the Global Panel on Human Rights of UNAIDS (the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS).

Vladimir Tismaneanu, "The Devil In History: Communism, Fascism, and the Lessons of the 20th Century,"  Jan. 14, 2003.

VLADIMIR TISMANEANU is Professor of Government and Politics and Director of the Center for the Study of Post-Communist Societies, University of Maryland, College Park, as well as the editor of East European Politics and Societies, the most prominent journal in the field of post-Communist studies. During his tenure with the Institute, he collaborated with his main sponsor, Jeff Isaac, Political Science, IUB, on two projects: twentieth-century anti-liberal intellectuals and the Cold War and the relationship between liberalism, the West and the East. He also consulted with faculty members in History, Political Science, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, and at Russian and East European Institute. Tismaneanu was a fellow at the Institute in January of 2003.



Kenneth Watson, "Teaching Shakespeare: In Search of a New Pedagogy," Oct. 30, 2002.

KENNETH WATSON is a retired Senior Lecturer in Education, Sydney University, and an international leader in English/language arts instruction.  He has served as vice president of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English and as co-chair and co-founder of the International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Education (IAIMTE).  During his tenure with the Institute, he collaborated with his main sponsors, Beth Berghoff (Language Education, IUPUI) and Sharon Hamilton (English and FACET, IUPUI) on international perspectives on the teaching and learning of reading. Watson was a fellow at the Institute from Oct. 20 - Nov. 1, 2002.



Ulrich Marzolph, "The Thousand and One Nights (and Other Anthologies of Its Narrative Strategies in Medieval Arabic Popular Literature," Oct. 1, 2002.

Ulrich Marzolph is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Gottingen, Germany, and the senior member of the editorial committee of the Enzyklopaedie des Märchens.  He is a prominent scholar in the area of traditions, literature, and Middle Eastern history and religions. During his stay with the Institute, he collaborated with his primary sponsor, Hasan El-Shamy (Folklore, IUB) on an expansion and updating of Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson's The Types of the Folktale: A Classification and Bibliography and consulted with faculty and students in Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Central Eurasian Studies, and Comparative Literature. Marzolph was a fellow at the Institute from Sept. 21- Oct. 12, 2002.



George Knox, "Domenico Tiepolo, A New Testament," Sept. 19, 2002.

George Knox is a leading scholar of XVIII-century Venetian painting and culture and an expert on the greatest Venetian masters Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo.  During his stay at the Institute, he collaborated with his main sponsor, Adelheid M. Gealt (IU Art Museum) and with faculty members in Fine Arts, Art History, Theater & Drama, Music, French & Italian, and English.  He also participated in the Interdisciplinary Seminar devoted to the New Testament drawings by Domenico Tiepolo and helped organize the exhibit: Domenic Tiepolo: A New Testament, which will be held first in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany in 2004, then at Indiana University Art Museum in 2006. Knox was a Fellow at the Institute from September 15-28, 2002.



Barbara Taylor, "Mary Wollstonecraft and Civic Womanhood," Sept. 10, 2002.

Barbara Taylor is Senior Lecturer, Department of Cultural Studies, University of East London, U.K.  From 1998 to 2001, Taylor was the Director of the "Feminism and Enlightenment, 1650-1850: A Comparative History," an international research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust and co-sponsored by the University of East London and Royal Holloway College, University of London.  She spent two weeks at the Institute collaborating with her sponsors, Sarah Knott, History,IUB) and Dror Wahrman (History, IUB) on introductions to two volumes of collected papers: Women, Gender, and Enlightenment and Feminism, Enlightenment, and Revolution. Taylor was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study from Sept. 1-14, 2002.



Guliz Ger, "Consumer's Romance and Weaver's Dilemmas: Oriental Carpets," Sept. 9, 2002.

GULIZ GER is Professor of Marketing, Faculty of Business Administration, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, specialist in the consumer culture of developing countries.  During her stay at the Institute, she collaborated with her sponsor, Richard Wilk, Anthropology, IUB, on a project studying the parallels between the modern material expressions of Islam and Christianity. Guliz Ger was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study from Sept. 1-21, 2002.



Norma Clarke, "The Rise and Fall of the Woman of Letters," Sept. 4, 2002.

Norma Clark is Senior Lecturer in English, Kingston University, U.K., and successful writer of children's fiction, literary critic, and biographer of women writers. Clarke examined the culture of British writing women in the early 18th century: women's relationships with each other, with male writers, and with publishers. She looked at the different modes of authorship available to women between the 1690s and 1730s, at genre choices and traditions, and at the way authorial personae were projected and managed. She spent two weeks at the Institute (September 1-14, 2002), collaborating with her primary sponsors, Mary Favret (English, IUB) and Sarah Knott (History, IUB) and participating in their graduate seminars. Norma Clarke was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study from Sept. 1-15, 2002.



Joanne Webster, "Co-Evolution and Compatibility in the Snail-Schistosome," April 26, 2002.

Joanne Webster is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at University of Oxford, U.K.  She has done considerable research in host-parasite co-evolution in the Schistosoma system and has been formally trained in  the areas of epidemiology and parasitology.  During her three-month stay at Indiana University and her three-week fellowship at the Institute in April, she collaborated with her primary sponsor, Curt Lively, Biology, IUB and several other faculty members in biosciences.  Joanne Webster was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study from March - May, 2002.



Richard Hogg, "Negative Contraction and Dialects," April 16, 2002.

Richard Hogg is Smith Professor of English Language and Medieval Literature, Department of English and American Studies, University of Manchester, U.K.  Hogg is a leading authority on the Old English language and General Editor of the Cambridge History of the English Language.  During his three weeks in April of 2002, he collaborated on a Beowulf research project with his primary sponsor, Robert Fulk, and with also collaborated with faculty and students in English, Germanic Studies, and Linguistics. Richard Hogg was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study from April 9 - 26, 2002.



Lutgard Mutsaers, "Seeking to Sound Black: Popular Music in the Netherlands in the 20th Century and Beyond," March 21, 2002.

Lutgard Mutsaers is Lecturer on Popular Music and Dance History, Arnhem Conservatory, Utrecht, The Netherlands. In particular, she has looked at the performance of popular music, including Black American music and its traditions in The Netherlands.  During her stay as a Fellow of the Institute, Mutsaers collaborated with her primary sponsor, Portia Maultsby, on a project entitled Black American Music in Dutch Culture.  She also consulted with faculty members in Musicology and Ethnomusicology.  Lutgard Mutsaers was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study from March 3-24, 2002.



John Barrell, "Exhibition Extraordinary! Mock-Advertisements as Radical Propaganda in 1790s Britain," Feb. 19, 2002.

JOHN BARRELL is Head of the Department of English and Related Literatures, University of York.  He specializes in the theory, criticism, and historical scholarship of English Romantic Literature and culture and is an expert of what is now commonly called "New Historicism."  His work ranges well beyond the strictly literary boundaries of literature to art history, history of medicine, politics, political economy, and popular culture.  During his stay as a Fellow of the Institute, Barrell engaged in collaborative research on 18th century and Romantic-era British literature with his primary sponsor, Kenneth Johnston, and consulted with faculty members in English, Art History, Art Museum, and Comparative Literature. John Barrell was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study from February 11 - 22, 2002.



Harriet Guest, "Bluestocking Feminism," Feb. 12, 2002.  

HARRIET GUEST is Senior Lecturer, Department of English and Related Literatures, co-director of the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of York, England, and a scholar of eighteenth-century studies.  Since the publication of her first book on poet Christopher Smart, she has moved in interdisciplinary, post-colonial, and feminist directions. During her tenure as a Fellow of the Institute, she worked on feminist analysis of 18th-century studies with her primary IUB sponsors, Mary Favret and Janet Sorrenson, English, and several other faculty members in English, Comparative Literature, and History. Harriet Guest was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study from February 4-15, 2002.



Edward Hughes, "The Betrayal of the Occident? Cultural Difference, Illusion, and Self-Definition in Modern French Literature," April 6, 2001.

EDWARD HUGHES is Reader in Modern French Literature, Department of French, Royal Holloway, University of London. He has written extensively on  20th century French writers and on Proust and Camus in particular.  During his tenure as a Fellow at the Institute, he engaged in research on cultural marginality in a variety of French writers with his primary IUB sponsor, Margaret Gray, French & Italian, and with other faculty in French & Italian, Comparative Literature, History, and African Studies. Edward Hughes was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study from April 01 - 15, 2001.



Mihaela Miroiu, "The Uneasy Way Through Autonomy: The Perverse Effects of Transition for Women in Romania," April 3, 2001.


MIHAELA MIROIU is Professor and Dean of the Political Science Faculty at the National School for Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania.  She has done important pioneering work in the area of political theory and women's studies and has been involved in several studies focusing on the effects of the transition from communism on the political representation and participation of women.  In her lecture, she presented findings from case studies, with particular reference to changes over the decade of the 1990s in Romania and Eastern European political culture, especially as they pertain to gender relations. Professor Miroiu was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study from March 29 through April 13, 2001.



Miklos Haraszti, "The Seven 'Days' of Creation of a Free Press: Post-Communist Media Democratization in Hungary," March 29, 2001.

MIKLOS HARASZTI, who lives in Budapest, Hungary, is a public intellectual, writer, human rights activist, member of parliament, and university professor. Miklos Haraszti was a Distinguished Citizen Fellow with the Institute from March 25 through April 5, 2001.



Sir Timothy Garden, "International Security in the New Century," Feb. 27, 2001.

Upon receiving his B.A. in 1965 (M.A. in 1967) in physics from Oxford, SIR TIMOTHY GARDEN entered the British Royal Air Force.  During his 30 years in the Air Force, he rose from the rank of junior officer to air marshal (three-star general) and served in a number of important posts -  Assistant Chief of the Air Staff and Assistant Chief of the Defense Staff, among others.  His last post was that of Commandant of the Royal College of Defense Studies.  Since retiring from the military in 1995, Garden has been active in international affairs and international security.  In 1997-1998, he served as Director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, one of the two major think-tanks on international affairs in the UK, and recently has been a member of a panel of experts for a United Kingdom defense review and defense training study. He continues to be actively involved in public life - writing, broadcasting, speaking, consulting, and advising. At present, Garden serves as Visiting Professor at the Center for Defence Studies, Kings College, London. Sir Timothy Garden was a Distinguished Citizen Fellow with the Institute from February 23 through March 10, 2001.



Edward Boehne, "Making Sense Out of the Remarkable U.S. Economy: Can It Last?," Jan. 25, 2001.

EDWARD BOEHNE, former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, received his MBA, M.A., and Ph.D. (1967) in economics from Indiana University.  In 1968, he took a position with the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank and in 1981 became its President.  He has also been an active member of the Federal Market Committee (headed by Alan Greenspan), which determines the nation's monetary policy. Edward Boehne was a Distinguished Citizen Fellow with the Institute from January 21-27, 2001.