Lecture Series and Symposia

These complement the rich array of lecture series and symposia sponsored by departments and by the Institutes and Centers listed in the Funding and Opportunities section above.

The Program in Gender Studies sponsors periodic lectures and symposia; see the events page for details on upcoming and past events.

The Provost’s Distinguished Lecturer program, administered by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts in the College of Arts and Letters, is designed to encourage innovative forms of interaction between distinguished women visitors and the faculty, students, and administration of Notre Dame. It is expected that distinguished visitors will be present in a department for a period of four to six days, either in one visit or a series of visits. Visits include a lecture, as well as other events such as informal meetings with individual faculty to discuss professional development for junior women, brainstorming sessions with administrators to discuss issues related to the hiring and promoting of women professors, and workshops for undergraduates and/or graduate students.

The Annual Notre Dame Women Writers Festival, presented by the Department of English and its Creative Writing Program, was established in spring 2008. The theme of the second annual festival was “Global Women Writers Now”; the first festival’s theme was “A Festival of Our Own.” The interdisciplinary festival includes panel discussions, readings, and open microphone events.