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Seminars
Visual Literacy: The Art of Seeing

Like any language, art has its own vocabulary—one in which you discover more meaning and gratification as your fluency increases. Spend a day with art historian Lisa Passaglia Bauman expanding your understanding of how art communicates, how to analyze and interpret it, and how to see in a cultural context. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Churchill: The Man Behind the Myths

Historian Kevin Matthews discusses Winston Churchill’s tempestuous career as an army officer, war correspondent, member of Parliament, and minister in both Liberal and Conservative governments to reveal a man too often hidden by the post-World War II legends that surround him.

Date
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Four Pivotal American Women Artists

The lives of the disparate Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Louise Nevelson, and Cindy Sherman share one thing: the desire to ignore society’s dictates and live and work according to their own. Art historian Nancy G. Heller examines how these controversial American creators helped ignite some of the most important and radical developments in modern and contemporary art. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Inside Shakespeare

Shakespeare created worlds out of words that have informed and shaped our language and culture for more than 400 years. Tudor and Renaissance scholar Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger examines how his histories, tragedies, and comedies so insightfully capture the full spectrum of the human condition.

Date
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
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.
Napoleon: The Rise and Fall of a Man Who Changed History

Tracing Napoleon’s life from its Corsican roots, through military triumphs and defeats to the final exile, historian and Napoleon scholar Alexander Mikaberidze tells the story of the French leader’s remarkable life and of the sheer determination and careful calculation that brought him to the pinnacle of power in Europe.

Date
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Take Control of Your Health with Dr. John Whyte

Physician John Whyte gathers all his best advice in a day designed to guide you through a comprehensive look at critical aspects of personal health. You’ll leave educated, engaged, and entertained—and with new tools to approach the job of staying healthy.

Date
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Humor and Humanism

Brimming with warmth and vivid details of daily life, the paintings of Bruegel are among the defining masterworks of Dutch Golden Age art. Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine explores the facets of his creativity and his profound influence on succeeding generations of painters. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Three European Renaissances in Art: Florentine, Flemish, and Venetian

The Renaissance is conventionally seen as a single, continuously unfolding movement that transformed the thinking and the artistic vision of the West. In this day-long seminar, art historian Nigel McGilchrist traces a rich visual itinerary through a different revolution: One rooted in multiple renaissances sparked in the cities of Florence, Bruges, and Venice. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine; A Prescription for Healthy Living

Spend a day with yoga therapists whose work spans all areas of health and wellness to learn how yoga can keep you healthy mentally and physically, prevent illness and injury, and help in coping with chronic issues including arthritis, pain management, cardiovascular disease, and even depression and anxiety.

Date
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.