MLA-hosted Events

The MLA Program hosts eminent faculty, scholars, and public intellectuals for evening lectures and discussions open to members of the MLA community. 

Caroline Winterer, October 2, 2017 

The MLA program is pleased to announce Caroline Winterer, professor of history and director of the Stanford Humanities Center as the MLA 2017 book event guest speaker. She will talk about her published book American Enlightenment: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason


Past Lectures

Gordon Chang, October 10, 2016

On Monday, October 10, Stanford MLA program was pleased to host writer and Stanford Professor of History Gordon Chang for a lecture and discussion of his book Fateful Ties: A History of America’s preoccupation with China. For centuries, Americans have been convinced of China’s importance to their own national destiny. Fateful Ties draws on literature, art, biography, popular culture, and politics to trace America’s long and varied preoccupation with China.

Allyson Hobbs, October 5, 2015

On Monday, October 5, Allyson Hobbs, Assistant Professor of History, spoke with the MLA Community about her book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life. A Chosen Exile explores the history of racial passing and the possibilities and challenges faced by those who chose that path.

Fred Turne