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47th Annual Throckmorton Lecture- Dr. Carlos M.N. Eire

Date: 3:30pm PST February 22, 2010 Location: Council Chambers- Templeton Student Center

  • Dr. Carlos M.N. Eire
    Dr. Carlos M.N. Eire

Council Chambers- Templeton Student Center

Dr. Eire is Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University, where he has held the T. Lawrason Riggs Professorship since 2000.  He specializes in the social, intellectual, religious and cultural history of late medieval and early modern Europe, with a particular emphasis on the Protestant and Catholic Reformations, the history of popular piety and the history of death.  Dr. Eire earned his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago, and two masters degrees and his doctorate from Yale University.  Prior to returning to Yale in 1996, Dr. Eire taught at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota and the University of Virginia.  During his distinguished career he has received fellowships from the Newberry Library in Chicago, the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale, the Fulbright Foundation, the Lilly Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  He has been a member of the School of Historical Studies at Princeton’s Center for Advanced Studies and he was recipient of the National Book Award for non-fiction in 2003.

He has written several books, including, War Against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship From Erasmus to Calvin (1986), From Madrid to Purgatory: The Art and Craft of Dying in Sixteenth Century Spain (1995), Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions (1997), which he co-authored, Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy (2003) and A Brief History of Eternity (2010).  He has also written a score of articles in scholarly journals and many encyclopedia articles and book reviews.

The Throckmorton lecture was established in 1963 to commemorate the life and work of Arthur L. Throckmorton, a professor of history at Lewis & Clark College who died unexpectedly in 1962.  Each year the series brings a distinguished historian to campus to lecture and to meet with faculty and students.


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