Barlow Lecture in the Humanities

A thought-provoking talk about the human experience

The John D. Barlow Lecture in the Humanities brings experts from around the world to IUPUI to discuss interesting and important topics in the humanities.

Held every other fall, the lecture is free and open to the public.

2018 lecture

The next Barlow Lecture will be in fall 2018.

Past lectures

Previous Barlow Lectures have addressed topics like the humanities and democracy, how to create good and fair communities, the future history of the book, and reinventing Shakespeare for the twenty-first century.

About John Barlow

John Barlow was a faculty member and administrator at Indiana University for more than 30 years. He was among the founding faculty of IUPUI and the School of Liberal Arts, and later served the school as associate dean and dean. He is a professor emeritus of English and German, and he had appointments in philanthropic studies, women’s studies, and communication studies.

Colleagues, friends, family, and students of Barlow founded the lecture to honor him when he retired.

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