AF Faculty Dinner Discussions

Grace Ledbetter, convener of the Aydelotte dinners.

 

The Aydelotte Foundation continues our support for an initiative that helps faculty get to know their colleagues’ scholarly work more deeply. Convened by Associate Professor Grace Ledbetter (Classics and Philosophy), Aydelotte Foundation Faculty Dinner Discussions occur several times over the course of each semester. At these dinners, a small group of faculty gather to discuss a short piece of published work by a colleague. Dinner conversation encompasses a brief presentation of the work by the featured author and also questions posed by the group. This is a dinner-party, Swarthmore-style.

 

Here’s the schedule for 2018-19 dinners:

  • October 11: Lara Cohen (English Literature), "Solomon Northup's Singing Book"
  • November 8: Daniel Laurison (Sociology and Anthropology), "The Room Where it Happens: Campaign Staff and Consultants in American National Elections"
  • December 6: Gwynn Kessler (Religion), "The Queer Bible"
  • January 31
  • March 7
  • March 28