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Profs & Pints DC: Russia's War for Minds

Washington, DC EDT
Profs and Pints DC presents: “Russia’s War for Minds,” a look at Vladimir Putin’s propaganda apparatus and the Russian media landscape, with Ksenia Turkova, linguist, former news anchor in Russia and Ukraine, and guest lectu… read more

Profs & Pints DC: Understanding China's Leader

Washington, DC EDT
Profs and Pints DC presents: “Understanding China’s Leader,” a look at the background and rule of President Xi Jinping, with Joseph Torigian, assistant professor in American University’s School of International Service, scho… read more

Profs & Pints Annapolis: Thoughts of the Undead

Annapolis, MD EDT
Profs and Pints Annapolis presents: “Thoughts of the Undead,” with William Egginton, professor of humanities and director of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Profs & Pints DC: Photos of Ghosts

Washington, DC EDT
Profs and Pints DC presents: “Photos of Ghosts,” a look at the history of purported photographs of apparitions and the controversies surrounding them, with Beth Saunders, art historian and curator and head of special collect… read more

Profs & Pints DC: When Vampires Arose

Washington, DC EDT
Profs and Pints DC presents: “When Vampires Arose,” a look at early vampire beliefs and folklore, with Stanley Joseph Stepanic, who teaches a course on Dracula and vampire folklore as an assistant professor of Slavic languag… read more

Profs & Pints DC: Vampires Revamped

Washington, DC EDT
Profs and Pints DC presents: “Vampires Revamped,” a look at how vampires got transformed into pop-culture icons, with Stanley Joseph Stepanic, who teaches a course on Dracula and vampire folklore as an assistant professor of… read more

Profs & Pints Metro Detroit: Meet the Living Dead

Hamtramck, MI EDT
Profs and Pints Metro Detroit presents: “Meet the Living Dead,” a look at zombies’ Haitian origins and Hollywood incarnations, with Chera Kee, associate professor of film and media studies at Wayne State University, teacher … read more

Profs & Pints DC: Werewolves Among Us

Washington, DC EDT
Profs and Pints DC presents: “Werewolves Among Us,” a look at lycanthropy and other psychological conditions that make people think they can transform into animals, with Brian A. Sharpless, licensed clinical psychologist, vi… read more

Profs & Pints Richmond: Demons, Humors, and Medieval Minds

Richmond, VA EDT
Profs and Pints Richmond presents: “Demons, Humors, and Medieval Minds,” with Leigh Ann Craig, associate professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of Wandering Women and Holy Matrons: Women as Pilgr… read more

Profs & Pints DC: Is the Planet Full?

Washington, DC EDT
Profs and Pints DC presents: “Is the Planet Full?” an eye-opening look at world population trends, with Jennifer Sciubba, associate professor of international studies at Rhodes College and author of 8 Billion and Counting: H… read more

Profs & Pints DC: Kings from Queens

Washington, DC EDT
Profs and Pints DC presents: “Kings from Queens,” a look at the men who succeeded women on Britain’s throne and how King Charles III might stake up against them, with Sabrina Alcorn Baron, lecturer in history at the Universi… read more

Profs & Pints DC: Spirits Around the Place

Washington, DC EDT
Profs and Pints DC presents: “Spirits Around the Place,” a look at East Slavic beliefs in supernatural creatures and haunted spaces, with folklorist Philippa Rappoport of George Washington University.

Profs & Pints Annapolis: Tales from Netherworlds

Annapolis, MD EDT
Profs and Pints Annapolis presents: “Tales from Netherworlds,” an evening with Baba Yaga and other dark denizens of the imagination, with folklorist Philippa Rappoport of George Washington University.

Profs & Pints DC: Medieval Monsters

Washington, DC EDT
Profs and Pints DC presents: “Medieval Monsters,” with Lilla Kopár a professor of medieval literature and culture at Catholic University who teaches courses on medieval monster lore and Norse mythology.

Profs & Pints DC: Japanese Ghosts and Goblins

Washington, DC EDT
Profs and Pints DC presents: “Japanese Ghosts and Goblins,” a spooky evening of spirit introduction, with Michele M. Mason, associate professor of Japanese cultural studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Profs & Pints Nashville: Poe's Mastery of Horror

Nashville, TN CDT
Profs and Pints Nashville presents: “Poe’s Mastery of Horror,” with Hal Poe, professor of faith and culture at Union University, former president of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum of Richmond, and author of Edgar Allan Poe: An I… read more

Profs & Pints DC: Thoughts of the Undead

Washington, DC EDT
Profs and Pints DC presents: “Thoughts of the Undead,” with William Egginton, professor of humanities and director of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Profs & Pints Metro Detroit: Tomes of Medieval Necromancers

Hamtramck, MI EDT
Profs and Pints Metro Detroit presents: “Tomes of Medieval Necromancers,” a look at historical texts of black magic, with Justin Sledge, adjunct professor of philosophy at Wayne State University and Lawrence Technological Un… read more

Profs & Pints Annapolis: The Exorcist's Power

Annapolis, MD EDT
Profs and Pints Annapolis presents: “The Exorcist’s Power,” on the making of a legendary film and the rise of its demon spawn, with David Wilt, professorial lecturer in film studies at George Washington University.

Profs & Pints Richmond: The Life of the Vampire

Richmond, VA EDT
Profs and Pints Richmond presents: “The Life of the Vampire,” a look at the origins and evolution of a feared and beloved cultural icon, with Stanley Joseph Stepanic, who teaches a course on Dracula and vampire folklore as a… read more

Profs & Pints DC: Early American Witch Hunts

Washington, DC EDT
Profs and Pints DC presents: “Early American Witch Hunts,” a look at the colonial hysteria that led to the tragedy of Salem, with Richard Bell, professor of history at the University of Maryland.

Profs & Pints Nashville: A Night with Horror's Slashers

Nashville, TN CDT
Profs and Pints Nashville presents: “A Night with Horror’s Slashers,” a thoughtful encounter with the film villains who’ve cut deeply into America’s psyche, with Stephanie A. Graves, lecturer at Vanderbilt University and sch… read more
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Past Events

Profs & Pints DC: The Doomsday Lecture-Door tickets remain available.

Profs & Pints DC: The Doomsday Lecture-Door tickets remain available.

Washington, DC
Advance ticket sales have ended but plenty of additional tickets remain available at the door. Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Doomsday Lecture,” a look at bunker fantasies, apocalyptic fears, and other visions of life after the world ends, with David L. Pike, professor of literature at American…
Monday, September 26 2022 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

Profs & Pints Richmond: All the Light in the Universe-Door tickets remain available.

Profs & Pints Richmond: All the Light in the Universe-Door tickets remain available.

Richmond, VA
Advance ticket sales have ended but plenty of additional tickets remain available at the door. Profs and Pints Richmond presents: “All the Light in the Universe,” a look at how the James Webb Space Telescope and other technological advances are showing us previously invisible space phenomena, with…
Tuesday, September 20 2022 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

CANCELLED- Profs & Pints DC: Our Homes' Unseen Spies

CANCELLED- Profs & Pints DC: Our Homes' Unseen Spies

Washington, DC
This talk has been cancelled. Please look for updates on whether it will be rescheduled for a venue or staged online. Profs and Pints DC presents: “Our Homes’ Unseen Spies,” a look at how to protect your privacy in an era of smart devices, with Roberto Yus, assistant professor of computer science …
Tuesday, September 20 2022 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

Profs & Pints DC: Predicting Election Results--Door tickets remain available.

Profs & Pints DC: Predicting Election Results--Door tickets remain available.

Washington, DC
Advance ticket sales have ended but plenty of additional tickets remain available at the door. Profs and Pints DC presents: “Predicting Election Results,” a look at the tools of political prognostication and what they tell us about what will happen in November, with Matthew Green, professor and ch…
Monday, September 19 2022 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

CANCELLED-Profs & Pints DC: Russia's War for Minds

CANCELLED-Profs & Pints DC: Russia's War for Minds

Washington, DC
Profs and Pints DC presents: “Russia’s War for Minds,” a look at Vladimir Putin’s propaganda apparatus and the Russian media landscape, with Ksenia Turkova, linguist, former news anchor in Russia and Ukraine, and guest lecturer at American universities. The recent Moscow killing of Daria Dugina, d…
Tuesday, September 27 2022 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

Profs & Pints Richmond: Monumental Controversies-Door tickets remain available.

Profs & Pints Richmond: Monumental Controversies-Door tickets remain available.

Richmond, VA
Advance ticket sales have ended but plenty of additional tickets remain available at the door. Profs and Pints Richmond presents: “Monumental Controversies,” with Fred Bohrer, professor of art and archaeology emeritus at Hood College, art historian, and author of the website Monumental Anxiety: An…
Tuesday, September 27 2022 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

Profs & Pints Annapolis: Rethinking the Universe-Door tickets remain available.

Profs & Pints Annapolis: Rethinking the Universe-Door tickets remain available.

Annapolis, MD
Advancet ticket sales have ended but plenty of addtional tickets remain available at the door. Profs and Pints Annapolis presents: “Rethinking the Universe,” on how the James Webb Space Telescope and other instruments are changing our understanding of the cosmos and Earth, with Jeffrey Larsen and …
Tuesday, September 20 2022 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Profs & Pints DC: The Cosmic Imagination-Door tickets remain available.

Profs & Pints DC: The Cosmic Imagination-Door tickets remain available.

Washington, DC
Advance ticket sales have ended but plenty of additional tickets remain available at the door. Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Cosmic Imagination,” a look at thinkers who have changed our conception of reality, with William Egginton, professor of humanities and director of the Alexander Grass Hu…
Sunday, September 25 2022 3:00 PM 5:30 PM

Profs & Pints DC: An Inside Look at the Webb Telescope-Door tickets remain available.

Profs & Pints DC: An Inside Look at the Webb Telescope-Door tickets remain available.

Washington, DC
Advance ticket sales have ended but plenty of additional tickets remain available at the door. Profs and Pints DC presents: “An Inside Look at the Webb Telescope,” with Ori Fox, who has been involved in the telescope’s launch, commissioning, and ongoing research as an instrument scientist at the S…
Wednesday, September 21 2022 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

Profs & Pints Ann Arbor: The Search for Alien Life-SOLD OUT

Profs & Pints Ann Arbor: The Search for Alien Life-SOLD OUT

Ann Arbor, MI
This talk has sold out and no door tickets will be available. Profs and Pints Ann Arbor presents: “The Search for Alien Life,” with Oleg Gnedin, a professor of astronomy at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor who teaches a course on efforts to find signs of life beyond our planet. Are we alon…
Monday, September 19 2022 5:30 PM 8:00 PM
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