25 Best The Huntington Podcasts
The Huntington’s early American historical collections are important resources for the study of the Colonial and Revolutionary periods, the drafting of the Constitution, and the Civil War. Among the holdings are hundreds of autograph letters written ...Show More
After a year-long closure and a $6.8 million renovation, the historic Japanese Garden is set to reopen to the public on April 11, 2012, marking its centennial as one of the most beloved and iconic landscapes at The Huntington. Completed in 1912, it h...Show More
Peter J. Blodgett, The Huntington’s H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western American History, speaks about goals and themes of “Visions of Empire: The Quest for a Railroad Across America, 1840–1880,” an exhibition that coincides with the sesqu...Show More
Distinguished scholars, musicians, and writers came together for a conference that explored Woody Guthrie’s rise to fame in Depression-era Los Angeles. They discussed Guthrie’s itinerant wanderings through California and the far West, the Dust Bowl c...Show More
The Huntington Library’s collection includes printed books from the 15th century to the present. Among its treasures are a copy of Johann Gutenberg’s Bible and the first folio edition of William Shakespeare’s collected plays, published in 1623. In le...Show More
Coinciding with the Huntington Library's exhibition in recognition of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Father Junípero Serra, this conference brings together an international group of scholars to explore larger contexts within which Serra lived...Show More
This conference addresses important changes in the representation of crime, litigation, and justice in Britain over the period 1660-1850, and particularly the constitution of public opinion about justice by "performances" which touched the emotions. ...Show More
The cosmopolitan ideal is commonly understood as one of the key legacies of the European Enlightenment. This interdisciplinary conference explores the possibilities and contradictions of the cosmopolitan ideal in the Enlightenment by considering a ra...Show More
Robert Hellyer, associate professor of East Asian history at Wake Forest University, examines Japan's emergence in 1870 as a tea exporting nation, and how its emphasis on green tea influences U.S. tea-drinking.
This conference explores the nature, significance, and dynamics of market practices, institutions, and cultures in comparative perspective. Leading historians with expertise spanning a broad range of contexts will explore the changing discourse, norm...Show More
William R. Newman, professor of history and philosophy of science at Indiana University, examines why one of the most influential scientists who ever lived believed in alchemical transmutation, which has long been discredited in the modern scientific...Show More
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius, this conference brings together rare book collectors, curators, art and cultural historians, and physicians to explore the changing concepts of the huma...Show More
The Huntington hosts the East Asian Garden Lecture series, spanning topics and discussions by prominent speakers about gardens across the Pacific.
This conference explores the shadowy realms of the Atlantic that connected four continents but also disrupted its various imperial structures. The participants will investigate important historical and historiographical questions about the nature of ...Show More
President Steven S. Koblik, who retires in June after 14 years at the helm of the institution, reflects on the momentous changes at The Huntington and challenges of the job in an imaginary conversation with a special guest.
Frank Guridy, associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin and the Ray A. Billington Visiting Professor at Occidental College, discusses the rituals of labor and leisure that have played out at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum...Show More
Susan Juster, professor of history at the University of Michigan and the Robert C. Ritchie Distinguished Fellow, discusses the changing nature of blasphemy and blasphemy prosecutions in early modern England and the North American colonies. This is pa...Show More
Jonathan Levy, associate professor of history at Princeton University, discusses the history of entrepreneurship as an idea, focusing upon the values that American entrepreneurs have shared and created from the early 20th century to today. This is pa...Show More
The “new social history” has exploded the myth that Shakespeare’s society comprised a culture of obedience. Repositioning his works in the popular politics of his period, social historians and literary critics reassess Shakespeare’s presentation of p...Show More
Richard Wightman Fox, professor of history at the University of Southern California and author of Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History, explores how, in the 150 years since Lincoln’s assassination, Americans have tied Lincoln's eloquent words and heroi...Show More
The Huntington presents the Distinguished Fellow Lecture Series, featuring notable scholars from around the world.
Author and political commentator Cokie Roberts discusses her new book Capital Dames, The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868, which explores the lives of the women of Washington D.C. during the upheaval of the Civil War. Roberts has prev...Show More
The Copernican Revolution in astronomy has long been regarded as a central theme in the transformation of the sciences in the early modern period. Leading experts on the history of science explore the relevance of this and other narrative frameworks ...Show More