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Event Archives

Western Civilization Lectures Series

The Western Civilization Lecture Series is an unusual speakers program that brings to Texas Tech acclaimed academic authorities on “big picture” issues pertaining to the origin, nature, and future of Western civilization.

2018 | 2017 | 201620152014 | 2013 | 2012

Western Civilization "Institute Encounters"

Director Steve Balch interviews various guests in which the institute "encounters" the opportunity to dive further into discussion regarding the topic of the featured guest speaker's lecture. 

2018 |2017201620152014 | 2013

Special Events

The Institute for the Study of Western Civilization organizes some events focusing on some specific topics relevant to the future of the world.

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Western Civilization Colloquia

The colloquia provide undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty members an opportunity to engage its invited guest speakers and discuss their scholarly work in more interactive and informal environments.


"Afternoon at the Opera"

The "Afternoon at the Opera" is a program offering TTU students to see a world class opera, with the world's best performers, on one of the world's biggest stages. The Metropolitan Opera has teamed up with movie theaters nationwide to broadcast famous operas live in HD from the Met's grand stage in New York City. The Institute for the Study of Western Civilization structured these events by organizing a one-hour lecture given by Dr. Cimarusti before each performance and fully subsidizing the cost of the tickets, therefore allowing students to see these works of art for free.

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013