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Live Virtual Trivia Night

at CourseHorse Experiences - Online Zoom Conference, Live Online, New York, New York 10010

Join CourseHorse for our one-hour special virtual trivia night! Test your knowledge across a wide range of topics including music, movies, pop culture, history, sports, frozen foods, dog breeds, Seinfeld characters, ice cream flavors and many other surprises... How this will work: This will take place live over a Zoom conference. You will either...

Friday Jan 28th, 8pm - 9pm Eastern Time

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Decolonial Theory: An Introduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Too often, colonization is understood as a thing of the past, the work of decolonization having been completed in the wave of anti-colonial revolutions that shook the mid-20th century. But colonization and the work of decolonization are far from over. The long-term legacies of colonial domination, or what’s sometimes called coloniality, have...

Wednesday Feb 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Excavations: an Introduction to Archaeology

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Imagine unearthing a long forgotten artifact from the ground and holding it in your hands for the first time, standing under the scorching sun and heat. What can such an object tell us? Archaeology is the scientific attempt to understand the past—and particularly the ancient world—through human materials, geography, and other methods and technologies....

Thursday Feb 3rd, 12pm - 3pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Weaving the Wisdom of the Celts: The History, Myth

at One Spirit Learning Alliance -

Weaving the Wisdom of the Celts: The History, Myth, and Nature of Iona, Scotland Invoke the ancient and mysterious Scottish Isle of Iona and share in the wisdom of Celtic Spirituality, past and present, through the beauty of storytelling, song, art, history and myth. Travel through such wisdom as ancient nature, pre-Christian paganism and Celtic Christianity....

Sunday Jan 30th, 9:30am - 5pm Eastern Time

Gender, Culture, and Geopolitics in the Khrushchev Era

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Everyday Communism: Gender, Culture, and Geopolitics in the Khrushchev Era With the death of Stalin, the succeeding Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev announced a new era in Soviet life, a turn away from the sacrifice of the Stalin years toward a new “Golden Age” of Soviet socialism. The post-Stalin period focused attention on housing, living standards,...

Monday Jan 31st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Infinity: History, Mathematics, Philosophy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

How can we, as finite beings, grasp the concept of infinity? Yet humans have been contemplating infinity for millennia, whether inspired by nature, philosophy, spirituality—or mathematics. This course is a historical and conceptual approach to the latter realm, the mathematics of infinity. Our topics will include the ancient Greeks’ discovery...

Thursday Mar 10th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Seers,Sages,Philosophers:An Intro to the Pre-Socratics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Our inquiry will begin with a consideration of Pythagoras, the inventor (according to Plato) of the “philosophical way of life”; we will give particular attention to Pythagoras’ legendary role as a law-giver and as the founder of a (short-lived) philosophical community in South Italy in the second half of the sixth century BCE. Following the...

Thursday Feb 3rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Introduction to Gun Studies: History, Politics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Full Course Name: Introduction to Gun Studies: History, Politics, and American Violence Few objects loom larger in American history, media, and politics than guns. Americans own more firearms than citizens of any other country on Earth. The United States is the largest manufacturer, importer, and exporter of guns on the planet. Alongside currency,...

Sunday Feb 6th, 3pm - 6pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

W.E.B. Du Bois: Black Reconstruction in America

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Promised “40 acres and a mule,” Black people were for the most part left empty handed after the abolition of slavery—and, what’s more, made to blame for what generations of U.S. historians saw as the arrogance and overreach of post-Civil War Reconstruction. But in Black Reconstruction in America, W.E.B. Du Bois undertook a radical revision...

Tuesday Feb 1st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Reading Susan Sontag

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Reading Susan Sontag: Photography, Experience, and Spectacle For Susan Sontag, photography stands as the “most mysterious of all the objects that make up, and thicken, the environment we recognize as modern.” Across two published texts—her iconic On Photography and her book-length essay Regarding the Pain of Others—Sontag wrestled with the...

Wednesday Mar 9th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Time and Capitalism: The Economics of the Clock

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Among the most profound ruptures initiated by the emergence of industrial capitalism was the rearrangement of our senses of time. Once tethered to seasonal, celebratory, or even cosmic temporalities, time in capitalist society was not only characterized by the regularity of clock-time, but specifically as the waged “labor hour” or work-time. ...

Monday Mar 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Oaks, Elms, Beeches: A Natural History

at Chicago Botanic Garden -

Oak, elm, and beech once dominated midwestern forests. Discover ways humans, birds, animals, and insects have used and treasured these revered trees. Explore native habitat, historic uses, appearance in folklore, and contemporary species and cultivars available in the Chicago area today. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations...

Wednesday Feb 16th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

  (3 sessions)
$124

3 sessions

Haymarket Riot: Labor, Violence & Industrial Capitalism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

The Haymarket riot is one of the most important–and least discussed–moments in the history of American politics and labor relations. On May 4th, 1886, striking workers, fighting for an eight-hour work day, gathered in Chicago’s Haymarket Square, where they were confronted by police. As the two collided, a bomb of still-unknown origin was detonated,...

Monday Mar 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

The Age of Jackson: Slavery, Democracy, and Empire

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Few U.S. historical figures have undergone as dramatic a reassessment as Andrew Jackson. Once celebrated by liberal historians as the nation’s great “small d” democrat, Jackson is today widely seen as a slave-owning, slavery-promoting genocidaire. Yet, whether praised or excoriated, Jackson is unquestionably a transformational figure in American...

Monday Mar 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Essential Oil Perfume Workshop - Online

at New York Botanical Garden -

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop! Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify...

Wednesday Mar 9th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time

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