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The Institute for the Liberal Arts

Major Grant Awards

institute for the liberal arts

Academic Year 2017-2018

Ralf Gawlick, Music
with Claude Cernuschi (Art History), Sarah Ross (History), Rachel Freudenburg (German Studies), Mark Ludwig(Music)

Lecture-concerts, master classes, other class visits • $9,575

Min Song, English
Three-day residency for writer Viet Thanh Nguyen • $25,000

Owen Stanwood, History
Early Americas Seminar Series • $8,400

Martin Summers, History
with Karen Miller (History), Carlo Rotella (English), Anjali Vats(Law School)

Second biannual revival of “Blacks in Boston” Conference • $15,530

Natana Delong-Bas, Theology
with Kathleen Bailey (Political Science), Erik Owens (Boise Center)

Conference of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, on the topics "Islam in the Post-Obama Era" • $7,500

Paul Wilford, Political Science
with Susan Shell (Political Science), Julian Bourg (History), Douglas Finn (Theology), Jon Burmeister (Philosophy).

Two-day conference on political, religious, moral, and theoretical progress in the work of Immanuel Kant • $22,124

Erik Owens, Theology
with Mark Massa (Theology)

Conference: "Land o’ Lakes at 50: The State of Catholic Higher Education" • $10,000

James M. O’Toole, History
with other members of History Department.

Seventh Biennial Boston College Graduate Conference on the History of Religion • $7,975

Eileen Sweeney, Philosophy

Concert and panel discussion to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant reformation • $11,667

Brian Gareau, Sociology
with Franziska Seraphim (History)

Support to develop a new introductory course for International Studies majors that will also be a Complex Problem course • $3,000

Richard Kearney, Philosophy
2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Ricoeur Studies

Zine Magubane, Sociology

Year-long reading/discussion group of faculty and graduate students on Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory • $11,000


Gasson Tower
A speaker addresses the crowd at an Afghanistan After 2014 event
Flowers on the Boston College campus planted in the shape of the letters B and C
A seminar takes place in the ILA building at 10 Stone Ave