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Professor-at-Large Lectures 1970-1995

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Professor-at-Large Lectures 1970-1995

The following lectures by A.D. White Professors-at-Large were originally recorded on magnetic tape and have recently been digitalized and made available at for streaming and download.

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Jacques Derrida

“The Principle of Reason and the Idea of the University”– April 19, 1983; (eCommons)

“Invention of the Truth”– April 18, 1984; (eCommons)

“Heidegger’s Hand”– September 11, 1985; (eCommons)

*“The Politics of Friendship”– October 3, 1988; (eCommons)

Sir Kenneth J. Dover

“Homosexuality and Initiation in Ancient Greece”– September 18, 1984; (eCommons)

Adrienne Rich

“Adrienne Rich reads her own poetry”– May 5, 1982; (eCommons)

Eudora Welty

 “Eudora Welty reads her short story The Wide Net– March 27, 1985; (eCommons)


John Szarkowski

“Early Photography and Modernism”– April 27, 1989; (eCommons)

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

“The Hierarchy of Islamic Arts”– September 22, 1994; (eCommons)


Harold Woolhouse

“Taking control of evolution: genetic manipulation and its consequences for various species”– October 25, 1984; (eCommons)

Norman Borlaug

“Seeds and Global Politics”- November 12, 1984; (eCommons)

*Lectures marked with an asterisk were given by A.D White Professors-at-Large Emeriti after their six-year appointment had ended.