Since 2003, the Critical Inquiry Distinguished Visiting Professorship has been held by some of the world’s most renowned scholars. The CI Professor is in residence at the University of Chicago for an academic quarter, where he or she teaches a graduate seminar and offers two public lectures.
For 2012-2013 we are proud to welcome Peter Galison, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor at Harvard and winner of both the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (1997) and the Max Planck Prize given by the Max Planck Gesellschaft and Humboldt Stiftung (1999).
"TIME OF PHYSICS, TIME OF ART"
A talk on the history of time from the absolute through relativity—and the way these ideas were worked out and transformed in professor Galison's collaboration with William Kentridge.
Friday, November 2 at 4:30
"WAR, CENSORSHIP, AND THE MIND"
A discussion of the ways that war has reshaped our very idea of cognition, from Freud’s theory of mind to democratic deliberation today.
Friday, November 16 at 4:30
Past holders of the CI Professorship are:
Joan Copjec 2009-2010
Leo Bersani 2011-2012
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