Felipe Fernández-Armesto to Lead Book Seminar

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) is pleased to announce a book seminar by Felipe Fernández-Armesto, the William P. Reynolds Professor of Arts and Letters and Professor of History here at the University of Notre Dame.

The seminar will focus on Professor Fernández-Armesto’s recent book, A Foot in the River: Why Our Lives Change—and the Limits of Evolution (Oxford University Press, 2015), a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary essay that takes an evolutionary perspective to argue for the primacy of culture in human life, throughout human history and across different cultures and traditions.

The seminar will take place on Friday, April 22, from noon to 2:00 pm at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Questions regarding Professor Fernández-Armesto’s seminar may be directed to Carolyn Sherman (

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Originally published by Grant Osborn ’06, ’09M.F.A. at on April 15, 2016.