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The Eleusinian Mysteries

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Course Name: The Eleusinian Mysteries: Occult Secrets of the Ancient Greeks Every year in the Ancient Greek city of Eleusis, people gathered from far and wide to worship the power of nature with a series of religious rituals called the Eleusinian Mysteries. Although it was kept secret from all but the initiated, the cult of the Mysteries...

Thursday Jan 25th, 8:30pm

War Stories

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

This course examines the genre of the modern war novel and the modern war film. We focus on themes of gender and patriarchy, “love and war,” trauma and suffering, mental illness, and individual and collective memory. The course takes a comparative perspective, covering American, French, German and Spanish works on the Spanish Civil War and the...

$765

16 sessions

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 11:45am

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American Museum of Natural History: Un-Highlights Tour

at Museum Hack - Upper West Side
Central Park W , New York, New York 10024

Dinosaurs! Science! Adventure! Break out your pith helmet as we embark upon a brazen expedition through the halls of New York City's world-famous American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Join your maverick tour guide as we deftly navigate this massive 27-building, 1.6 million square foot landmark cultural institution. Learn the science...

A Long Look at a Landscape

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

There are things We live among 'and to see them  Is to know ourselves.'     - George Oppen, "Of Being Numerous"  In this outdoor winter walk around the Propsect Heights area, we will explore what is a landscape and how it came to be. We will look for clues from the distant past, near present, and possible future.We...

Sunday Jan 21st, 11am

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Mesopotamian Mythology

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Mesopotamia, the ancient “Land Between Two Rivers” in present-day Iraq, was home to many different gods. Though less-well known today than the pantheons of Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, the gods of Mesopotamia had just as many grand adventures, big personalities and poignant observations on the human condition. We know them today thanks...

Tuesday Feb 13th, 8:30pm

Sound and NYC: Exploring Silence in the City

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Composer/conductor/professor Whitney George and percussionist Joe Tucker of The Curiosity Cabinet new music ensemble, present an evening of percussion music of the 20th century. Composers at the turn of the industrial era, started to incorporate sounds of the budding urban jungle into their pallet of instrumental timbres and musical creation at large. ...

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 7pm

Food and Migration

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

In the contemporary world, food sparks debates about power structures, race, ethnicity, and multiculturalism that acquire particular relevance in places where people from around the world live together and interact. In this course, we examine food in relation to migration in New York City and at the national and international levels. Although the focus...

$765

16 sessions

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 4pm

Education, Race and Place

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

This course examines the role of education in producing racialized difference; and, relatedly, how education has been a means, method, and site through which various communities have fought over rights, resources, and their futures in a place. We will consider what these strategies and struggles might teach us about questions related to: the role of...

$765

16 sessions

Thursday Jan 25th, 4pm

The Life and Music of Jean Sibelius

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Jean Sibelius was one of the world's most celebrated composers about 100 years ago, and is widely considered Finland's greatest composer. His music, like the exquisite Finlandia, was celebrated by Finnish people seeking independence from Russia around the turn of the last century. Sibelius remains a larger-than-life figure...

Thursday Jan 25th, 6:30pm

Epic Histories: A Conversation

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Join two renowned American historians for a conversation about the challenges of writing epic narrative histories.  Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Mike Wallace, author of Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 -- his long-awaited sequel to Gotham -- sits down with fellow distinguished historian Nell...

Tuesday Feb 27th, 6:30pm

American Museum of Natural History: Family Tour

at Museum Hack - Upper West Side
Central Park W , New York, New York 10024

DINOSAURS! SCIENCE! ADVENTURE! Break out your pith helmet as we embark upon a brazen expedition through the halls of New York City's world-famous American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Join your maverick tour guide as we deftly navigate this massive 27-building, 1.6 million square foot landmark cultural institution. Learn the science...

Sunday Jan 21st, 11am

Sigmund Freud and the Birth of Psychoanalysis

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Prospect Heights
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

In 1917, Sigmund Freud wrote: “clinical psychiatry takes little notice of the outward form or content of individual symptoms, but psycho-analysis…has established in the first place the fact that symptoms have a meaning.”  In this course, students will investigate Freud’s initial forays into what and how symptoms mean via his discovery...

$315

4 sessions

Sunday Jan 28th, 2pm

Thucydides: War and Civilization

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg
167 Bowery , New York, New York 10002

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....

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Jan 30th, 6:30pm

Napster to Netflix: History of Media from 1999 to Today

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Since the launch of Napster in 1999, there has been a massive transformation in how we create and consume media. This class charts the waves of change over the past two decades. We’ll start by looking at the tools and technology that underpin the digital revolution.  We’ll then trace what’s happened...

Monday Jan 22nd, 6pm

Literary Theory: a Critical Introduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

What is literature? And what kinds of meanings, uses, values, histories, and philosophical positions do we attach to literature in the act of reading it?  Literary theory, the diverse body of thought that addresses these fundamental questions, has pursued a stunning array of methods in its attempts to understand how literature works. This course,...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 6:30pm