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Live Virtual Trivia Night

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at CourseHorse Experiences - Online Zoom Conference, Live Online, New York, New York 10010

Join CourseHorse for our one-hour special virtual trivia night! Test your knowledge across a wide range of topics including music, movies, pop culture, history, sports, frozen foods, dog breeds, Seinfeld characters, ice cream flavors and many other surprises... How this will work: This will take place live over a Zoom conference. You will either...

Friday Sep 25th, 8pm - 9pm Eastern Time

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Leave the Seeds

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Not only do the seedpods of perennials feed birds and wildlife throughout winter, they add a rich textural element to the dormant garden. Explore seeds, pods, and stems that bring interesting shapes and structure to the garden.  Note: This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your...

Saturday Oct 3rd, 9am - 12pm Central Time

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Pizza History 101 (Virtual)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Scott's Pizza Tours - Online 00000

Follow pizza’s journey from its humble beginnings in Southern Italy to its introduction to NYC in the late 19th century as your guide explains our favorite food’s incredible evolution through historic photos and archival documents.  When you sign up, we’ll email you a video conference link so you can access the class. This 40...

Wednesday Sep 23rd, 8pm - 9pm Eastern Time

The History of Photography: Genre by Genre

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Los Angeles Center of Photography - Online Distance Learning Class via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

The Los Angeles Center of Photography is thrilled to produce a new four-part series on the history of photography. The series, offered once each season, will be divided into the genres of photography. This season features the overall history of photography, portraiture, fashion and nude. Next season will feature other genres, including documentary,...

Friday Oct 9th, 3pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time

Thucydides: War and Civilization

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at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the disastrous, 27-year war between Athens and Sparta. The Peloponnesian War brought to an end both democracy in Athens and the traditional Spartan aristocracy. Also destroyed was the classical idea of the city-state itself, with its attendant conceptions of citizenship and civic life. ...

Tuesday Oct 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Reading the Bible: the Life of Moses

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Why do we write the lives of individual people? Why do we write them the way we do? In this course, we’ll consider an individual whose life has been written perhaps more than anyone else’s: Moses. Why was Moses’s life written, and why, in the Bible, was it written in the way that it was? We’ll begin with the perhaps the...

Tuesday Oct 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Natural History of Maples

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Discover the world of maples. From the sweetness of sugar to the sturdiness of furniture to the myriad species of moths that dwell in their branches, explore where these trees are typically found and how they have been used over the centuries.  Hear folklore and stories and learn about faunal partnerships. We’ll also look at species and cultivars...

Saturday Nov 14th, 9am - 12pm Central Time

Fair Housing - The History and Why

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at Baruch College - CAPS - Online 00000

This course will provide students with background information on Fair Housing. Students enrolled in this course, will have an in depth understanding of the creation and meaning of the law.  Topics to be explored include Fair Housing from the time of the civil war and the civil rights movement, to current times inclusive of green Fair Housing....

Wednesday Dec 16th, 5pm - 9:15pm Eastern Time

Modern Palestine: a Historical Introduction

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Perpetually in the news and commanding a tremendous amount of scholarly attention, Palestine remains a flashpoint in a number of contemporary debates: about war, colonization, and violence, religious and ethnic identity, nationalism and self-determination, modes of resistance, the role of international institutions, diasporic politics, academic freedom,...

Wednesday Oct 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

A Contemporary Introduction to the Frankfurt School

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

In 1930, Max Horkheimer became the director of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany. Along with his colleagues and a broader orbit of external scholars, he inaugurated the first wave of what came to be called “critical theory.” This course is an introduction to some of the key works and concepts of the Frankfurt School, including...

Tuesday Nov 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

World Politics with Professor Ralph Buultjens

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Every region of the world is drastically affected by the coronavirus. Everywhere politics, economics and society has been changed. How will this impact America, China, Russia? As Sino-America tensions rise will the global power structure change? How will the Middle East—Israel and its neighbors—emerge from this crisis? Can poorer nations cope?...

Tuesday Oct 6th, 10am - 11am Eastern Time

  (5 sessions)
$120

5 sessions

Euripides: the Varieties of Tragedy

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at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

To Aristotle, Euripides was “the most tragic of poets.” To his contemporary Aristophanes, he was a “morality-destroying quibbler and quarreler.” To Nietzsche, Euripides was, along with Socrates, the co-destroyer of tragedy. Behind these critical evaluations stands an extraordinarily variegated body of work: tragedies...

Thursday Nov 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Shakespeare with Leo Schaff: Timon of Athens

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Join charismatic actor and teacher Leo Schaff as he breathes life into Shakespeare’s words, acting out portions of the play and offering illuminating insights into the Bard’s language, plot lines, historical context and eternal relevance, all with a generous sense of humor. Friendship, foolosophy, spiritual ascent. A good man’s satirical journey...

Wednesday Oct 7th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

  (7 sessions)
$245

7 sessions

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Pornography: Aesthetics, Politics, and Pleasure

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Pornography is one of humanity’s oldest, and most enduring artifacts. Variously celebrated and demonized, it has decorated sumptuous palaces and been furtively sold under pain of arrest.  In the modern United States, it is kept studiously out of sight, and yet is simultaneously omnipresent and accessible in its most explicit forms with a simple...

Thursday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Cord Whitakar: The Middle Ages Now

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at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Cord Whitakar: The Middle Ages Now, Looking for the European Middle Ages in Modern Life The Middle Ages permeate our 21st-century lives. The period between the years 500 and 1500 C.E. appear in our entertainment, in our art, in our politics, and in our current events—in ways obvious and in ways subtle and easy to miss. In this course, author and...

Thursday Oct 15th, 1:30pm - 2:45pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$108

4 sessions

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