The Center hosts individual talks, as well as talks in the lecture series listed below.

Past Events

Upcoming Events

  • 5 Dec

    ‘Chatting on paper’: Conversation and Correspondence in the World of Elizabeth Montagu (1718–1800)

    Tuesday, December 5, 2023
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Eighteenth Kenneth Karmiole Lecture on the History of the Book Trade Lecture by Elizabeth Eger, King's College London Elizabeth Montagu, dubbed ‘Queen of the Bluestockings’ by Samuel Johnson, was an author, an industrialist, and an avid consumer of books, who valued reading as the route to intellectual freedom. Famous in her lifetime, she was at the heart of several Enlightenment...