The Devil’s Diary: Recovering a Nazi Henchman’s Chilling Account of the Third Reich
Alfred Rosenberg’s diary provided a window into the center of Hitler’s ruling circle. Missing since the close of the Nuremberg trials, the volume came to light again in 2013, after a decade-long search across continents. Robert K. Wittman, who played a key role in its recovery, traces the trail that led to the diary and discusses the dark secrets in its pages.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Gelato and Sorbetto: A Cool History
Join food historian Francine Segan as she digs into some delicious gelato, starting with the fascinating history of Italian ices and sorbets, and ending with a taste of some of the scrumptious frozen desserts that made even Alexander the Great's mouth water.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Alessandro de’ Medici, the Black Prince of Florence
Drawing on her new book, The Black Prince of Florence: The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro de’ Medici, historian Catherine Fletcher presents the story of a man and a family that is a never-ending source of fascination.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 6:45 PM
The Imperial Splendor of Ottoman Arts
Art historian Lawrence Butler introduces major figures, styles, and monuments of the Ottoman Empire, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean for 600 years, dazzling and terrifying the nations in its wake, and creating one of the most brilliant traditions of Islamic art under imperial patronage. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 9:30 AM