Marquette Center for Advancement of the Humanities to host spring lecture series

Feb. 1, 2022

MILWAUKEE — The Center for the Advancement of the Humanities in Marquette University’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a spring lecture series to showcase the work of humanities experts from the university.

  • Thursday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m. — “Philosophy and State Violence”

Jessica WolfendaleDelivered by Dr. Jessica Wolfendale, chair and professor of philosophy; Haggerty Museum of Art, 1234 W. Tory Hill St.

Wolfendale’s primary research focus is the ethics of political violence and the moral psychology of state-sponsored violence. She has published extensively on terrorism, the ethics of torture, security, military ethics, and war crimes. Her most recent book, “War Crimes: Causes, Excuses, and Blame,” was published in 2018.

  • Thursday, March 31, at 5 p.m. — “Gluttony in Christian Theological Imagination”

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-LaurentDelivered by Dr. Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent, associate professor of historical theology; Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave.

Stain-Laurent is a scholar of Syriac studies and early Christianity, with special interests in hagiography and sacred narrative. She is the author of “Missionary Stories and the Formation of the Syriac Churches,” which received an award from the Hagiography Society in 2018.


  • Thursday, April 7, at 5 p.m. — “The Innovative Spanish Enlightenment”

Scott DaleDelivered by Scott Dale, associate professor of Spanish; Haggerty Museum of Art

Dale’s expertise lies in 18th and 19th-century Peninsular literature and culture, modern Spanish literature and culture, and Hispanic art. He has used Spanish art as a window into Spanish history and culture. In recent years, he has utilized virtual reality technology in his classes to transport student to immerse students in Spanish art from home.

The Center for the Advancement of the Humanities lecture series are free and open to the public. Registration is available online. A complete list of events and programming is available online.

The center aims to cultivate and enhance knowledge ordered to the pursuit of human flourishing and a culture of healing. It pursues this aim through support of teaching and research in the humanities that seeks new approaches to traditional humanistic disciplines, developing faculty and student affinity groups across disciplinary boundaries, and promoting the fruits of our intellective engagement both in the academy and in the wider community.

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Kevin Conway

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