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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Art historian Robert DeCaroli examines the cultural and artistic traditions of ancient Southeast Asia from the earliest archaeological evidence to the onset of colonialism, with a focus on the royal arts of the great civilizations that arose in the region. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Though his works have endured for 400 years, tastes and values change and not all of Shakespeare is easy to like. Tobias Gregory of The Catholic University of America examines five plays that pose questions of understanding for modern audiences.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:45 PM

As part of a 4-Session Course, three celebrated novels and a play about World War I allow us to explore the suffering and tragedy at the heart of this deadly and destructive conflict more personally than any purely historical account. Susan Willens and Virginia Newmyer lead an examination of the era as depicted by authors whose disquieting stories reveal what war was really like. This session discusses the book, Regeneration.

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Sicily.

Monday, June 6, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Shannen Hill, a senior fellow at the African Art Museum, takes an in-depth look at Africa's art through the lens of the continent’s extraordinary cultural and topographic diversity. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)

Monday, June 13, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Umbria.

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