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Lowell Humanities Series

About the Lowell Humanities Series

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Since its founding in 1957, the Lowell Humanities Series has brought distinguished writers, artists, performers, and scholars to Boston College, among them Robert Frost, Margaret Mead, T.S. Eliot, Maya Angelou, Robert Penn Warren, Susan Sontag, Seamus Heaney, Michael Chabon, Gish Jen, and Zadie Smith.

All events are free and open to the public. Directions and parking information.

Some recent Lowell Humanities Series events are available at Boston College Front Row.

James Smith, associate professor of English, directs the Lowell Humanities Series. He can be reached at You may also contact Katie Daily-Bruckner at 617-552-2203 or with any questions.

The Lowell Humanities Series is sponsored by the Lowell Institute, Boston College's Institute for the Liberal Arts, and the Provost's Office.