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Monday, September 15, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Inspired by the cry of "God wills it," thousands of European nobles and commoners made a solemn vow at the end of the 11th century to reclaim the Holy Land and return it to Christian rule. Historian Richard Abels explores the history, meaning, and legacy of the ensuing centuries of holy wars.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Art historian Judy Scott Feldman looks at the ways in which the monk-artists who created sumptuous religious texts such as the Book of Kells used the Celtic love of intricate pattern and dazzling color to leave a lasting impact on the art of Europe’s early Middle Ages and beyond.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Chinese history scholar Edward McCord illuminates the precepts of the golden age of Chinese philosophy (6th to 2nd centuries B.C.), which would provide a lasting foundation for East Asian culture and society for the next 2,000 years. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Francis J. Ambrosio of Georgetown University examines the origins, themes, and influences of the cultural and philosophical movement that grew out of—and helped define—the 20th century.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Ori Soltes, Goldman professorial lecturer in theology and fine arts at Georgetown University, considers how Maimonides (1135–1204) and Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225–74)—two giants of theology—offer parallel yet unique visions and how their thought is remarkably relevant to life in the 21st century.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Amy Leonard, associate professor in the department of history at Georgetown University, discusses the myths and realities of the Spanish Inquisition, from its inception in the 15th century as a heresy court to monitor the Moorish and Jewish converts to Christianity to its part in the “Black Legend” of Spanish imperial history.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Food and travel writer Monica Bhide leads you through the temples, mosques, and gurudwaras of India’s most prominent religions by way of their sacred foods. Then, enjoy a buffet reception prepared by Indique in Cleveland Park.

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