Chautauqua Lecture Videos

 
Eastern Kentucky University's Chautauqua Lecture Series, administered by the EKU Honors Program, is now in its eighteenth year. Like the original Chautauqua Institution in Upstate New York, it has the goals of:

  • Refreshing minds
  • Renewing intellectual curiosity
  • Encouraging individual expression
  • Promoting civil discourse.
  • Most lecture recordings are available to current EKU students, faculty, and staff. Due to copyright restrictions, some lecture recordings can only be viewed in Special Collections & Archives. Each video has a note indicating the type of access allowed.

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Submissions from 2018

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Censorship and Literary Transformation: Bourbon France, British India and Communist East Germany [Video], Robert Darnton

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Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy [Video], Robert H. Frank

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Money Movers: Ethnography of Desire in Gray Economies in Southeast Asia [Video], Kimberly Kay Hoang

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Literacy in the Digital Age: Transformations of the Reading Brain [Video], Maryanne Wolf

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The Outkast Imagination: Hip Hop Education and Transformative Pedagogy [Video], Joycelyn A. Wilson

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Rapid Evolution: How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog [Video], Lee Alan Dugatkin

Submissions from 2017

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Transformation and Conservation: Climate Change and the Southern Landscape [Video], Pamela S. Soltis

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Hillbilly, the Documentary: 100 Years of Appalachia in TV and Film: Filmmaker Sally Rubin presents scenes from a work-in-progress [Video], Sally Rubin

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An American DREAMer: from Undocumented to Wall Street to Immigration Advocacy [Video], Julissa Arce

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Einstein v. Roberts: Does Diversity Matter in Science? [Video], Sylvester James Gates Jr.

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The Transformation of Higher Education: The New Economics of College and their Consequences [Video], Sara Goldrick-Rab

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Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference [Video], John D. Inazu

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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: An Evening with Dr. Lisa Randall [Video], Lisa Randall

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The Dangerous History of the Love Song [Video], Ted Gioia

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The Only Way Out is Within: a Poet's Path to Surrender [Video], Bianca Lynne Spriggs

Submissions from 2016

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War and Development in the Age of Climate Change [Video], Christian Parenti

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Entropy and Irreversible Change: The Thermodynamics of Evolutionary Adaptation [Video], Jeremy L. England

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Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings [Video], Joy Harjo

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Don't Panic!: ISIS, Terror, and Today's Middle East [Video], Gwynne Dyer

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I Choose to be Happy: Triumphing over Tragedy [Video], Missy Jenkins Smith

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A Latina Perspective on the Politics of 2016 [Video], Maria Hinojosa

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Celebrating 400 Years of Cervantes and Shakespeare, with EKU Professors Manuel Cortés‐Castañeda, Ezra Engling & Kevin Rahimzade [Video], Manuel Cortés‐Castañeda, Ezra Engling, and Kevin Rahimzadeh

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Heroes, Mavericks, and Psychopaths: The Virtue and Vice of Defiance [Video], Nancy Nyquist Potter