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Archaeology
Jerusalem Through the Ages

What makes Jerusalem a unique and revered place? In an absorbing day of illustrated lectures, Jodi Magness, an archaeologist who is an expert on Jerusalem, traces how a poor, isolated mountain town became sacred to billions of followers of the three Abrahamic faiths worldwide.

Date
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Chinese Art: From the Bronze Age to the People’s Republic

Chinese civilization has given rise to some of the world’s most remarkable artistic creations. Art historian Robert DeCaroli examines how, across the centuries, China’s social, religious, and political life have influenced transformations in its material culture. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)

Date
Monday, February 4 to March 4, 2019 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. (no class Feb. 18)
The Rise and Fall of Alexander the Great: A New Look at an Ancient Hero

Since the Romans gave him the title of “Great” two thousand years ago, Alexander has come to be the embodiment of the ancient heroic ideal. But extensive research by historian and classics scholar John Prevas has led him to question just how great Alexander really was.

Date
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.