Profs and Pints has expanded online using the Crowdcast platform to further democratize access to higher learning and provide people access to  hiqh-quality scholarly talks while social distancing. Below are both a schedule of upcoming talks and an archive where you can access to the recordings of great talks that you might have missed.  

Upcoming Talks

Recorded talks available for viewing

Queen Guinevere's Maying, a 1900 painting by John Collier.

The Women of

King Arthur Legends

with Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman, former instructors at The Ohio State University and co-founders of the Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic.
 

U.S. Route 163 at Monument Valley in Utah.

The Great American

Road Trip

with Allen Pietrobon, assistant professor of Global Affairs at Trinity Washington University and former professorial lecturer of history at American University. 

Children were terrified on ending up in iron lungs during the 1953 polio epidemic. (Photo from Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, Downey, California.)

Epidemics in American History

with Allen Pietrobon, assistant professor of Global Affairs at Trinity Washington University and former professorial lecturer of history at American University. 

Benjamin Franklin as depicted in a 1767 painting by David Martin. (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.)

The Nine Lives of

Benjamin Franklin

with Richard Bell, associate professor of history at the University of Maryland. 

Rusalka and her daughter, an engraving by

I. Volkov published in 1899.

 

Mermaid Tales

a discussion of the enigmatic water spirits of Russia, with folklorist Philippa Rappoport of George Washington University. 

Lars Krutak with Pius, one of the last

Makonde tattoo masters of Mozambique.

(Photo by Lars Krutak.)

A World Heritage of Tattooing

with Dr. Lars Krutak, anthropologist, research associate at the Museum of International Folk Art, co-editor of Ancient Ink: The Archaeology of Tattooing, and former host of the Discovery Channel's Tattoo Hunter. 

An epidemiologist tests blood samples for pertussis during a 2010 outbreak in Ohio. (Photo from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.)

Understanding Epidemiology

with Cara Frankenfeld, associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at George Mason University.  

Perhaps no one in your neighborhood

is quite as clever.

 

Raccoons Unmasked

with John Hadidian, urban wildlife expert and instructor in natural resources for Virginia Tech.  

New York City's Deputy Police Commissioner

John A. Leach, right, watches agents waste good liquor on the city's rats following a raid.

(Library of Congress photo.)

 

Speaking of Speakeasies

a discussion of prohibition and its boozy effects, with Allen Pietrobon, assistant professor of Global Affairs at Trinity Washington University and former professorial lecturer of history at American University. 

Alexander Hamilton as painted by John Trumball and George Washington as painted by

Gilbert Stuart.

 

Hamilton and Washington

a look at history underlying the hit Hamilton musical, with Denver Brunsman, associate professor of history at George Washington University and lecturer at Mount Vernon. 

The Witch, No. 1, c. 1892 lithograph by Joseph E. Baker

 

Witches and Witch Hunts

with Mikki Brock, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee University and scholar of demonology, witchcraft, and early modern Scotland.  

Social distancing will be difficult in slums such as this one in Kenya, where droughts linked to climate change have exacerbated poverty and fueled migration from the countryside to cities. (Photo by Claudio Allia.)

Coronavirus and

Climate Change

with Olufemi Taiwo, assistant professor of philosophy at Georgetown University and scholar of postcolonialism and issues related to environmental justice.
 

From a 1776 portrait by Thomas Hart of

Benedict Arnold as an American general.

The Treason of

Benedict Arnold

with Richard Bell, associate professor of history at the University of Maryland. 

Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe) and her lawyer Gloria Allred on the steps of the Supreme Court, 1989. (Photo by Lorie Shaull.)

Before and After

Roe v. Wade

with Sara Matthiesen, professor of history and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at George Washington University. 

Cthulhu as rendered by the artist Benoît Stella

 

Cthulhu and the Klan

a look at H.P. Lovecraft’s race problem, with Peter Herman. lecturer of theology and religious studies at Marymount University and scholar of religious and social themes in science fiction. 

Take a class that will help you win over friends in Ireland if you travel there.

 

Intro to Gaelic

with Jennifer O’Riordan, native of Cork and former assistant director of Irish Studies and Irish language instructor at Catholic University. 

“The Plague at Ashdod,” a 1630 painting by Nicolas Poussin.

Covid-19, Humans, and Pandemics

with Rui Diogo, associate professor of anatomy at Howard University's College of Medicine and resource faculty member at George Washington University's Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology. 

A bank run early in the Great Depression.

(Social Security Administration photo.)

Our Current Crash and Economic History

with Trevor Jackson, assistant professor of economic history at George Washington University and teacher of courses on inequality and economic crises. 

Voting booths might go unused if people cannot get to them safely and end up voting by mail instead. (Image from myinfo.alambamavotes.gov)

Covid-19 and

Election 2020

a look at our politics in the midst of pandemic, with David Barker, professor of government and director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University. 

Profs and Pints talks are a great way to introduce young people to various academic fields. Please note, however, that all talks are delivered on an adult level and may feature mature content. 

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In my recruitment of speakers I am committed to diversity in all of its forms, including gender, race, and ideological orientation. I encourage any college faculty member interested in being featured by Profs and Pints to click this link for important background on the lectures and workshops that Profs and Pints offers and to email profsandpints@hotmail.com for additional information on how to apply.

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