The Stanford Presidential Lecture Series in the Humanities and Arts brings the most distinguished scholars, artists, and critics of our time to the Stanford University campus for lectures, seminars, panel discussions, and a variety of related interactions with faculty, students, and the community at large. Funded by the President's Office, and administered under the auspices of the Stanford Humanities Center, these programs explore new roles and relations for the Humanities and Arts in the academic community in the 21st century.

The Stanford Libraries are pleased to present a series of original websites dedicated to our Presidential Lecturers. Each site includes biographical and bibliographical information about the speaker as well as essays, critical texts, excerpts, and links to other relevant information.


2019 Presidential Lecturer:
Zadie Smith

British novelist, essayist, and short-story writer, author of the best-seller White Teeth and other works. In conversation with Harry Elam, Vice President for the Arts, Stanford University.

Lecture: Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
CEMEX Auditorium
Graduate School of Business,
641 Knight Way, Stanford University

Free and open to the public; ticket required for entry.
Reserve tickets at the Stanford Ticket Office after noon on February 7, 2019.