Summer Seminars


Marcus Witcher on the Importance of Historical Context and Community

Marcus Witcher on the Importance of Historical Context and Community

When Dr. Marcus Witcher studied English literature as an undergraduate, he considered the historical context and typically wrote from a historical perspective. During a meeting with an academic adviser in his sophomore year at the University of Central Arkansas, Witcher discussed his interest in graduate school. The advisor suggested that Witcher try out some history classes and consider pursuing history, rather than literature, in graduate school.

The Philosophy of Liberty with Mark LeBar

The Philosophy of Liberty with Mark LeBar

For nearly 20 years, Mark LeBar has been a popular mainstay at IHS events and programs, especially summer seminars. LeBar first broke onto the IHS scene in 1996, at the recommendation from his professor and fellow IHS alum David Schmidtz.

John Majewski: Understanding the World through History

John Majewski: Understanding the World through History

History has always been John Majewski’s passion. When he was just a boy, Majewski began collecting World War II and Civil War books. Today he is a scholar and professor of history at UC Santa Barbara whose research considers the political economy of the United States around the time of the Civil War.

What Makes IHS Summer Seminars a Favorite Among Students and Faculty?

Freiman describes the inspiring whirlwind that is Summer Seminars, including the immersive, daylong discussions on politics, philosophy, and economics that both students and faculty alike partake in. Summer Seminar participants are from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines and are gathered for a weeklong civil discussion debating and exploring the ideas of a free society.

Jacob Bruggeman

Jacob Bruggeman Shares His Diversified IHS Experience

We interviewed Jacob Bruggeman, graduate student of history at Johns Hopkins University, about his experience in several of IHS’s graduate student programs which include: The Humane Studies Fellowship, Summer Seminars, Discussion Colloquia, and the Hayek Fund.

Mario-Rizzo

A Look at Mario Rizzo’s Storied Tenure

For over 40 years, Dr. Mario Rizzo has been a member of IHS events in one capacity or another. Dr. Rizzo was first introduced to IHS in 1974 at the South Royalton Conference, where he would later meet Dr. Ludwig Lachmann, a leading figure at the time within the school of Austrian economics.