First Wednesdays

Becoming American

December 2, 2009
St. Johnsbury Athanaeum

Author and Amherst College professor Ilan Stavans explores the impact that immigrants have had on American culture and language, and the role immigrant writers have played in our national consciousness.

Hamlet Contemplates the Bust of Aristotle

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
November 4, 2009

Amidst Shakespeare’s heroes, we know only where Hamlet studied. In this unique approach to a classic play, Dartmouth professor Peter Saccio asks what value a college education has for a man whose father dies and whose mother marries an uncle he detests.

The Book of Kells

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
October 7, 2009

Dartmouth professor Jane Carroll considers one of the treasures of Western civilization, the Book of Kells, and how the Irish monks’ lavish illustrations of the 1200-year-old Gospel manuscript illuminate the artists’ thoughts about theology and the power of the word.

First Wednesday: "1763"

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
May 6, 2009 

"1763 and How America Became American"
Presented by Colin Calloway


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