Visiting Scholars

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars

The Delta of Minnesota regularly sponsors visits to the St. Olaf campus by Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars.


List of Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars who have lectured at St. Olaf College:

Apr. 4-6, 2018: Thomas Laqueur, Helen Fawcett Professor Emeritus of History, University of California, Berkeley

Mar. 3-4, 2014:  Christine Thomas,  Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Feb. 23, 2012:  Charles M. Falco, Professor of Optical Science and Physics at the University of Arizona

Mar. 18-19, 2010:  Andrew Odlyzko, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota

Sept. 25, 2008:  Betty Smocovitis, Professor of Zoology and History at the University of Florida

Mar. 15, 2006:  Raymond J. DeMallie, Chancellor’s Professor of Anthropology and Director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute at Indiana University

Apr. 18, 2005:  Wendy Doniger, The Divinity School of the University of Chicago

Nov. 7-8, 2002:  Yi-Fu Tuan, J. K. Wright & Vilas Prof. Emeritus of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nov. 12-13, 2001: Katherine A. Geffcken, Professor Emerita of Latin and Greek, Wellesley College

Nov. 9-10, 2000: Eliana Rivero, Professor of Spanish & Adjunct Professor of Women’s Studies & Latin American Studies, University of Arizona

Nov. 15-16, 1999: Cornell Hugh Fleischer, Kanuni Süleyman Professor of Ottoman & Modern Turkish Studies, University of Chicago

May 5-6, 1997: Douglass C. North, Luce Professor of Law and Liberty (Economics), Washington University (combined with visit to Carleton)

Mar. 13-15, 1995: Linda Seidel, Professor of Art History, University of Chicago

Nov. 29-30, 1994: Porter M. Kier, Research Associate, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Sept. 17-18, 1992: Sidney W. Mintz, William L. Straus, Jr., Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University

Apr. 12-14, 1992: Hyman Bass, Professor of Mathematics, Columbia University

Mar. 11-12, 1991: Anne Firor Scott, W. K. Boyd Professor of History, Duke University

Apr. 10-11, 1989: Jerome Kagan, Professor of Human Development, Harvard University–CANCELED

Apr. 9-10, 1986: Roland Mushat Frye, Schelling Professor of English Literature, Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania

Apr. 2-3, 1984: Stephen G. Nichols, Jr., Professor of Romance Languages and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College

Nov. 15-16, 1982: Robert B. Heilman, Professor of English, Emeritus, University of Washington

Apr. 26-27, 1982: Herbert Solomon, Professor of Statistics, Stanford University

Mar. 12-13, 1981: Howard Hibbard, Professor of Art History, Columbia University–CANCELED (for health reasons)

Nov. 14-16, 1979: Anna J. Harrison, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Chemistry, Mount Holyoke College

Mar. 19-20, 1979: Herbert F. York, Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego–CANCELED (because of appointment as chief U.S. negotiator for Test Ban Talks)

Apr. 27-28, 1978: Wayne C. Booth, Distinguished Service George M. Pullman Professor of English, University of Chicago

Apr. 27-29, 1977: Oscar Handlin, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor (American History), Harvard University

Oct. 21-22, 1974: Hazel E. Barnes, Professor of Integrated Studies (Classics/Philosophy), University of Colorado

Nov. 12-13, 1973: James L. Gibbs, Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University

Apr. 9-10, 1973: Jeremy Paul Kagan, American Film Institute, Los Angeles

Oct. 8-9, 1970: Garrett Hardin, Professor of Human Ecology (Biology), University of California-Santa Barbara

Mar. 6-7, 1969: Otto Luening, Co-director, Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, Columbia University

Feb. 26-27, 1968: Frederick Hard, Professor of English Literature, University of California-Santa Cruz

Mar. 12-15, 1967: Robert Wauchope, Professor of Anthropology, Tulane University

Apr. 20-22, 1966: Kirtley F. Mather, Professor of Geology, Harvard University

Nov. 11-12, 1963: Lamar Dodd, Professor of Art History, University of Georgia

Oct. 15-16, 1962: H.D.F. Kitto, Professor of Classics, University of Bristol

Dec. 7-8, 1961: John Turkevich, Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University

Mar. 27-30, 1960: Theodore M. Greene, Professor of Humanities (Philosophy), Scripps College

Apr. 20-21, 1959: Ernest J. Simmons, Professor of Russian Literature, Columbia University