The NTU Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities Series brings together some of the most eminent thinkers, writers, and intellectuals from around the world to share their insights and perspectives on a wide range of topics. From literature and philosophy to art, history, and linguistics, these lectures provide a unique opportunity to engage with some of the most important ideas and issues of our time. The series emphasizes the critical contribution of the humanities to education, research, and matters of pressing global significance. The speakers will advance our understanding of key questions within the various disciplines of the humanities and across a broad range of related fields. All lectures are free and open to the public and are available – where possible – in a hybrid format, providing an opportunity for both in-person and virtual attendees to engage with the speakers and their ideas. Don't miss this chance to expand your knowledge and deepen your understanding of the human experience.

The many births of the test-tube baby: Proof and publicity in claims to a breakthrough

27 February 2024

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Professor Nick Hopwood
Professor of History of Science and Medicine
University of Cambridge
Distant Shores: Colonial Encounters on China’s Maritime Frontier

24 August 2023

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Melissa Macauley
Professor of History
Northwestern University
Literature, Art, Craft
15 February 2023

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Derek Attridge 
Emeritus Professor
Department of English & Related Literature
University of York & Fellow of the British Academy

Organoids, Androids and the Consciousness Club
10 April 2023

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Tim Bayne
Monash University


The Haptic Arts: The Aesthetics of Worldliness.

26 January 2024

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Ronald Schleifer
George Lynn Cross Research Professor
Adjunct Professor in Medicine
University of Oklahoma
Empires of the Sinophone

7 September 2023

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Shih Shu-mei
Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair of Humanities
Comparative Literature, Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies
University of California, Los Angeles
Localising Linguistic Citizenship
24 February 2023

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Ben Rampton
Applied & Socio Linguistics
King’s College London

Details will be announced in due course.

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Mieke Bal
Independent theorist, art writer, critic; 
filmmaker, video artist, curator