The Huntington hosts approximately twenty public lectures each year on themes related to its collections. Subscribe to the podcast to be notified every time a new lecture is released.
California and the Birth of the Modern Garden
Author Wade Graham of American Eden explores the birth and career of the modern garden in California between 1920 and the 1960s.
President's Series: Parable of the Sower, A Graphic Novel Adaptation
Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award-winning team behind the #1 bestseller Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, discuss their new graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower.
Civil War scholar and former Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust explores the ways The Huntington's collections have served as a critical resource for our understanding of the Civil War for this 2020 Founders' Day Lecture. Although the collection started with Henry Huntington, it has expanded since the library's founding, bringing new insights about the war's causes, motivations, and consequences.
Why It Matters: Drew Gilpin Faust and Karen R. Lawrence
Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence speaks with Drew Gilpin Faust, former president of Harvard and Civil War scholar, about the importance of the humanities.
The Materiality of Love
Peter Stallybrass, professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, examines a single letter that Elizabeth Barrett Barrett wrote to Hugh Stuart Boyd, a scholar with whom she was passionately in love long before she met her fellow poet and future husband, Robert Browning.
Why It Matters: Karen R. Lawrence In Conversation with Carla Hayden
Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence speaks with Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, about why archives and libraries exist and why the work they do continues to be important.