This annual lecture honors Hamilton alumnus and trustee Richard "Dick" Couper '44 for his commitment and contributions to Hamilton College and the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest academic honorary society in America.
“From Schopenhauer to Schwarzenegger: The Impact of Copyright on Art and Scholarship in the Digital Age” (October 6, 2011)
by Kevin Smith '81, Scholarly Communications Officer of Duke University’s Perkins Library.
"History of Shaker Music Explored in Couper Lecture" (November 12, 2010)
by Christian Goodwillie, Hamilton College rare books librarian, and Jane Crosthwaite, professor of religion at Mount Holyoke College
Reviewed by Esther Malisov '13 - "History of Shaker Music Explored in Couper Lecture" (November 16, 2010)
“Copyright Conundrums” (April 29, 2010)
by Tracy Mitrano, director of IT Policy and Computer Policy and Law Programs for the Office of Information Technologies at Cornell University
"Is Google Making Us Stoopid? A Response" (January 29, 2009)
by Bryan Alexander, director of Research for the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE)
Reviewed by Mariam Ballout '10 - "Is Google Making Us Stupid? Bryan Alexander, Responds" (January 30, 2009)
"Sex, Celibacy, and Gender Roles among the Shakers" (October 23, 2007)
by Glendyne Wergland
Reviewed by Mariam Ballout '10 - "Gender Roles in Shaker Communities were Complementary," Couper Phi Beta Kappa Library Lecturer Says (October 24, 2007)
"Liberating Research through Open Access" (September 15, 2006)
by Ray English (Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries at Oberlin College). English spoke about the need for fundamental reform in the system of scholarly communication, and advocated a move toward open access publishing.
Reviewed by Caroline Russell O'Shea '07 - "Ray English Presents Second Annual Couper Library Lecture" (September 18, 2006)
"An Army without Ammunition: Books and the College Library" (Inaugural Couper Phi Beta Kappa Lecture, September 9, 2005)
by David Stam (Syracuse University librarian emeritus). Stam discussed the trials and tribulations of Hamilton Library in 19th Century. (Read the lecture, PDF)
Reviewed by Laura Trubiano '07 - "Inaugural Couper Phi Beta Kappa Lecture Features SU Librarian Emeritus David Stam," (September 12, 2005)