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Our 2019-2020 events are under way. Please visit our Events page for details.

Announcing: Innovations in Graduate Education Grants
The Provost's Office and the Institute for the Liberal Arts are offering multiple grants of up to $10K per year for up to three years to pilot new programs that will improve graduate education at Boston College. |  Read the Full Announcement Here


Mapping Native Sovereignty in the Cartography of European Empires

February 07

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Gasson Hall, 305


Amitav Ghosh: Embattled Earth: Commodities, Conflict and Climate Change in the Indian Ocean

February 12

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Gasson Hall, Room 100

Chandler Shaw

Isabelle Alfandary: Psychoanalysis with or without Transference

February 19

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Devlin Hall, 101

Nell Wasserstrom:

An Evening of Piano Music

March 16

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Gasson Hall, 100

Tony Lin (

The Beauty of Earth and the Call to Justice

April 23

5:00 PM

Gasson Hall, 100 (tentative)

Tomeu Estelrich

Conference: Simone Weil on Spirituality, Beauty and Justice

April 24 – April 25

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Campion Hall, 139

Tomeu Estelrich