LECTURES & ARCHIVES

LECTURES FROM OUR FOUNDING FELLOWS

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture is founded in November 1980 by Drs. Donald Cowan, Louise Cowan, James Hillman, Robert Sardello, and Joanne Stroud, and Gail Thomas, former colleagues at the University of Dallas.

DR. DONALD COWAN

DR. LOUISE COWAN

DR. JAMES HILLMAN

DR. ROBERT SARDELLO

DR. JOANNE STROUD

DR. GAIL THOMAS

LECTURES FROM OUR FELLOWS

THE AMERICAN NOVELS: ON HENRY JAMES CAROLINE GORDON (PART 9, 11-10-75)
THE AMERICAN NOVELS: ON HENRY JAMES CAROLINE GORDON (PART 9, 11-10-75)

Please see the rest of this series “The American Novels” on Dr. Louise Cowan’s archival page.


The first major public program that the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture offered was in the fall of 1981. It was called “Recess Is Over: The Crisis in Public Education.” The Dallas Institute was a learning organization from the beginning, and nothing was more important to the founders than educators in our schools. Along with their colleagues, Dr. Jacques Barzun and Dr. Mortimer Adler, Dr. Gail Thomas and the Cowans led a stellar group at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas. Beginning today, a few talks at a time, we will be presenting the recorded proceedings from that conference here. Enjoy!

April 29, 2020

Recess is Over: The Crisis in Public Education – Public Discussion Chaired by Dr. Adler (1981)

April 28, 2020

Recess is Over: The Crisis in Public Education – Dr. Louise Cowan (1981)

April 27, 2020

Recess is Over: The Crisis in Public Education – Dr. Linus Wright (1981)

April 24, 2020

Recess is Over: The Crisis in Public Education – Dr. Alonzo Crim (1981)
Recess is Over: The Crisis in Public Education – Dr. Willis Tate (1981)

April 23, 2020

Recess is Over: The Crisis in Public Education – Dr. Mortimer Adler (1981)

April 22, 2020

Recess is Over: The Crisis in Public Education – Dr. Jacques Barzun (1981)

April 21, 2020

Recess is Over: The Crisis in Public Education – Welcome from Dr. Gail Thomas (1981)
Recess is Over: The Crisis in Public Education – Dr. Donald Cowan (1981)