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Thu, Aug 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Christine Axen

What you'll learn in this history lesson:

History Happy Hour!  Raise your glass to the past, and come discover the odd and fascinating things people thought and did in the Middle Ages and beyond.  Professor of History will offer a short presentation, and then open the floor to animated conversation over drinks!  No previous knowledge required. 

Each week something different will be discussed. Current schedule is as follows, a single ticket purchase is for ONE day/topic only:

6/26: The Many Mary Magdalenes

7/2: Researching the Sisters of St. Catherine

7/9: 1066 in the Bayeux Tapestry

7/16: Medieval Fashion 

7/30: The Knights Templar

8/6: Demons in the Middle Ages, with featured co-host Mallory McCampbell

8/13: Hidden Gems at the Met Cloisters

8/20: In the Margins of Medieval Manuscripts

8/27: Medieval Family Life


About the Instructor:

I am a New York-based professor and museum guide with a PhD in medieval history, and it is my lifelong mission to share the wonderful world of the Middle Ages with anyone who will listen--especially over a glass of rosé!  From illuminated manuscripts to heresy trials to banquet cuisine, each week in History Happy Hour I love touring through medieval culture and sharing it with you!


Materials Needed to Participate Fully:

  • None

Virtual Class FAQ


What will be included in my Virtual Class package?

One ticket includes an access link to your live, online class. The class will be delivered via web conferencing software and feature a live, professional instructor who will walk you through a lesson as described above. You will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as participate from home.

How many people is my purchase good for?

Each ticket is good for one "device" (i.e. one computer, phone, tablet, etc. you'll be logging in from). This ensures we don't get more people in the class than the instructor can handle. Though we understand some people live together and will be working/learning together, the intent is that each class still allows for the same attention to attendees as if students purchased separately. Please be respectful of this!

Will I need anything from home to use in the class?

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection. Additionally, if the class is more than just a lecture you will likely want any materials listed in the course description as "Materials Needed to Participate Fully", though you're welcome to purchase a seat and sit in and just watch.

Am I able to ask questions or interact with the class?

Yes, you'll both be able to ask questions using the chat function in the video hosting software as well as at certain intervals during the class via voice/audio. If the class winds up being on the smaller side, more spontaneous interaction/questions will be encouraged.


Do I have to show my video or speak during class?

While we recommend you do show your video and speak when encouraged to by the instructor, video and audio participation are never mandatory. We find classes have more fun experiences when people are engaging with one another, but understand not everyone will want to do so and that's ok!


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Still have questions? Ask the community.

Refund Policy

Students may cancel any time 48 hours or more before the class to receive a refund. Students canceling less than 48 hours before a class will receive a full credit towards rescheduling or purchasing a different class.

Start Dates (6)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
5:30pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time Christine Axen 1 $10
5:30pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time Christine Axen 1 $10
5:30pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time Christine Axen 1 $10
5:30pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time Christine Axen 1 $10
5:30pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time Christine Axen 1 $10
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
5:30pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time Christine Axen 1 $10

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Question from anonymous
Will these be recorded?
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi, we do not record and distribute classes, unfortunately.
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Question from Maria R.
I’m interesting in the course but because I live in Argentina I need to know the hour (5.30hs) is the hour of which country,
Answer from Christine A. Verified Educator
Hi Maria, we meet at 5:30 EST in American time. I think you are one hour ahead of us!
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Question from Leandra C.
Do you need an actual computer or will an ipad do? Is it with zoom or with some complicated thingamagig that will frustrate those of us unfamiliar with technology?
Answer from Christine A. Verified Educator
Hi Leandra, we use Zoom (you will be sent a direct link to the meeting) and you can access this on a number of devices including ipads and smart phones.
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Question from Stephanie E.
Is there a seat available for the 5/24 lecture?
Answer from Jenny T. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Stephanie! I'm assuming you meant to ask about the 4/24 class? There is a class next Friday if you're interested in joining.
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Reviews of Classes at Christine Axen (89)

(89 Reviews)
Virtual Lecture: History Happy Hour
Reviewed by Anne N. on 7/10/2020
Christine's knowledge of the medieval world is mind boggling plus her down to earth teaching style & sense of humor enlivens the class. The only reason I didn't give her a 5 star rating is because she talks SO fast that sometimes, it's difficult to catch what she's saying, especially if she's using words or names from another language. I truly wish someone at CourseHorse could pass along my comment. Personally I'd be much happier & I can't believe that other people in my age group aren't feeling the same way.
Virtual Lecture: History Happy Hour
Reviewed by Alice H. on 7/10/2020
History buffs, medieval dreamers, explorers— this is the course for you! You’ll always learn something new, actually lots of things. The instructor is so passionate about her field, she can pull in personal anecdotes (“when I was in Avignon archives”) and the latest scholarship to brighten the great arc of history. Each week is a different topic- always fun. Discover abbeys, walled cities and parchments rolled up for 800 years. Immerse yourself in another world, the roots of our own.
Virtual Lecture: History Happy Hour
Reviewed by Deanne R. on 7/3/2020
Always fabulous and very interesting! Christine has an incredible depth of knowledge! Thank you!
Virtual Lecture: History Happy Hour
Reviewed by Deanne R. on 6/27/2020
Always an incredibly informative and fun!
Virtual Lecture: History Happy Hour
Reviewed by Anne N. on 6/27/2020
Christine was a fountain of knowledge & very enthusiastic about sharing it. It was my fault for not reading the name of the course carefully enough as I had no personal interest in it & expected it to be something else. But I will definitely sign up for a variety of Christine's Happy Hours in the coming weeks as I've become a Medieval fanatic. My one real negative: Christine, please slow down !! You talked so quickly that, although I practically had my head on the screen, I found your comments regretfully hard to follow.
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