Ralston College
Explore the questions at the heart of human life. We'd love to have you join us.

Humanitas: A Public Lecture Series

  • Past Event
  • Dates
  • Past Event
    March 27th, April 20th and 25th, 2023
  • Location
  • Cranmer Hall, 27 West Charlton Street, Savannah

What is the human self?  How does it become what it is meant to be?  In its inaugural year, Ralston College’s first cohort of graduate students have been exploring this theme of the “self” in a multidisciplinary curriculum that traces the origins and development of the concept of the self through philosophy, art and literature.  We invite you to participate in the exploration of this theme through a series of public lectures.

Our distinguished trio of visiting speakers will consider what the human self has meant, historically, across diverse times and cultures, and how this conception continues to inform the existential assumptions and convictions of our current moment. 

  • Monday, March 27, 5-7pm: Hamlet and the Meaning of Life, Theodore Darymple, cultural critic, prison physician and psychiatrist.
  • Thursday, April 20, 5-7pm: The Humanist Ideal in the Architecture of the American Renaissance, Peter Pennoyer, architect and author.
  • Tuesday, April 25, 5-7pm: The Whitmaniacs Were Right: How Walt Whitman Changed the World, Dr Mark Bauerlein, Professor Emeritus at Emory University and senior editor of First Things.

Free and open to the public.