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Martin Puchner
Author of CULTURE: The Story of Us

Sept. 28, 7:30pm
Ellis Hall 1st floor lounge

Co-hosted by the English Department, the Honors Tutorial College and the College of Fine Arts. 

Professor Martin Puchner will be speaking about his recent book, Culture: The Story of Us, which tells a global history of culture that raises fundamental questions about how culture works, and how different cultures should relate to one another, on September 28 at 7:30pm in the first-floor lounge at Ellis Hall. 

— Limited number of free copies of Puchner's book will be available for attendees. 

SPEAKER BIO:

Martin Puchner, the Byron and Anita Wien Professor at Harvard University, is a prize-winning author, educator, public speaker, and institution builder in the arts and humanities. His writings range from philosophy and theater to culture and technology and have been translated into many languages. Through his best-selling Norton Anthology of World Literature and his HarvardX MOOC Masterpieces of World Literature, he has brought four thousand years of literature to audiences across the globe.

Puchner's book, The Written World, which tells the story of literature from the invention of writing to the Internet, has been widely reviewed, has been translated into some twenty languages, and appeared on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.

In hundreds of lectures and workshops from the Arctic Circle to Brazil and from the Middle East to China, he has advocated for the arts and humanities in a changing world.

At Harvard, he has instituted these ideas in a new program in theater, dance and media as well as in the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research.

Among his prizes are a Guggenheim Fellowship, fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin and at the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library, the Berlin Prize, and the 2021 Humboldt Prize. He is a permanent member of the European Academy.  

Learn More: https://www.martinpuchner.com/

 

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