Upcoming Events

  • “Songs, Spells and Samogonka: On Folklore Expedition in Siberia”

    November 9

    Nicole Monnier

  • “Joni Mitchell Jesus: Pop Songs and the Spirit”

    December 14

    Martha Kelly

  • “Inheriting Gabo: A Discussion of Gabriel García Márquez”

    January 11

    Rachel Harper

  • “Hugh Hefner: Sex & Romance in Modern America”

    February 8

    Steven Watts

  • “Le Flaneur, C’est Baudelaire: Poetry & Paris”

    March 8

    Valerie Kaussen

Past Events


Speaking of Culture is a monthly series produced by MU’s Honors College for the enjoyment of the entire Columbia community. Modeled on the College’s acclaimed Saturday Morning Science series, Speaking of Culture will feature each month an MU faculty member from some area of the Humanities, who will talk enthrallingly and accessibly about a subject of great professional or personal significance.

When and Where

Map of Orr Street Studios

Each talk will be held at Orr Street Studios (106 Orr Street, between Walnut & Ash), beginning at 2:00pm and running approximately 50 minutes.

FREE and open to the public.

Coffee and baked treats provided.

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Speaking of Culture is supported by: