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The Life and Music of Jean Sibelius

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Jean Sibelius was one of the world's most celebrated composers about 100 years ago, and is widely considered Finland's greatest composer. His music, like the exquisite Finlandia, was celebrated by Finnish people seeking independence from Russia around the turn of the last century. Sibelius remains a larger-than-life figure...

Thursday Jan 25th, 6:30pm

Feminist Futures

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO
20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

From designer babies to genetic surveillance, and from the “culture” of tech workplaces to the politics of climate change, feminist science studies writers are at the forefront of research on some of the most pressing issues in science and technology today.  They demand that we consider whether new technologies—such as those in medicine...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Jan 24th, 6:30pm

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Sigmund Freud and the Birth of Psychoanalysis

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Prospect Heights
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

In 1917, Sigmund Freud wrote: “clinical psychiatry takes little notice of the outward form or content of individual symptoms, but psycho-analysis…has established in the first place the fact that symptoms have a meaning.”  In this course, students will investigate Freud’s initial forays into what and how symptoms mean via his discovery...

$315

4 sessions

Sunday Jan 28th, 2pm

Napster to Netflix: History of Media from 1999 to Today

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Since the launch of Napster in 1999, there has been a massive transformation in how we create and consume media. This class charts the waves of change over the past two decades. We’ll start by looking at the tools and technology that underpin the digital revolution.  We’ll then trace what’s happened...

Monday Jan 22nd, 6pm

Literary Theory: a Critical Introduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

What is literature? And what kinds of meanings, uses, values, histories, and philosophical positions do we attach to literature in the act of reading it?  Literary theory, the diverse body of thought that addresses these fundamental questions, has pursued a stunning array of methods in its attempts to understand how literature works. This course,...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 6:30pm

The Legacy of Shirley Chisholm:Screening & Conversation

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

In a whirlwind of historic firsts, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1968 and, in 1972, the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States.  Join us for a screening of the Peabody Award winning documentary, Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed (2004,...

Wednesday Jan 24th, 6:30pm

Creative Justice

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

The arts become a powerful tool by generating dialogue, strengthening a sense of community, and envisioning community based interventions. In this course, we examine how artists, cultural workers, and community activists have devised creative strategies for responding to institutional and interpersonal violence and trauma. How does creativity work...

$765

16 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 4pm

Food Fight! The Role of Food in Advocacy

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

Complete Title: Food Fight! The Role of Food in Advocacy and Sociopolitical Communication Hunger and food justice, health and obesity, locavorism, biotechnological influences, fair trade, ethical consumption, and sustainability are slowly starting to enter into the larger dialogue about food within the realms of contemporary media outlets. Students...

$765

16 sessions

Wednesday Jan 24th, 4pm

Personal Histories: Reading Contemporary Memoirs

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Explore contemporary memoirs written by authors from diverse social backgrounds. How do authors translate lived experiences of family life, race, gender, religion, work, the arts, love and loss into compelling literary works? How do they chronicle the creation of personal identities as they are shaped by social exclusion, belonging, intimacy and disconnection...

$188

4 sessions

Introduction to Political Economy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Murray Hill
275 Madison Ave St #2114, New York, New York 10016

This course is intended as a critical introduction to political economy. Students will evaluate these questions by reading selected writings from major figures in the field. We begin with extracts from Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations, introducing such complex notions as the labor theory of value, the benefits of free trade, productivity,...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Feb 28th, 6:30pm

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Feminism and the Frankfurt School

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO
20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Despite placing an explicit focus on regressive family structures, patriarchy, masculine domination of nature, and repressive sexuality, the first generation of Frankfurt School critical theorists was notoriously a boys’ club. While this certainly reflected historical norms at the time, it is particularly noteworthy as many of the original contributions...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Feb 28th, 6:30pm

NCIDQ Practicum Exam Preparation

at New York School of Interior Design - Upper East Side
170 E 70th St, New York, New York 10021

This course prepares candidates for the NCIDQ exam by exploring test-taking techniques and strategies, and providing an understanding of the test objectives.  In each class, students take exams simulating the NCIDQ exam followed by review, analysis and explanations of the various questions and answers. NYSID graduates of degree programs may take...

$445

2 sessions

Saturday Mar 24th, 9:30am

Black Is Beautiful: Fashion and Consciousness

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Documentary photographer Kwame Brathwaite and his son Kwame S. Brathwaite join historian Tanisha Ford to reflect on the impact of Brathwaite Sr.’s pioneering “Black Is Beautiful” photographs.  Beginning in the late 1950s and early ‘60s, Brathwaite helped to popularize an Afro-centric vision of female beauty...

Tuesday Feb 6th, 6:30pm

Humanities Institute Symposium

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

With Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees In his best-selling book, heralded as groundbreaking by the New York Review of Books, forester Peter Wohlleben reveals startling new discoveries about how trees nurture each other, communicate, and maintain complex social networks.  A broad range of experts will join Peter to debate...

Thursday Mar 22nd, 10am

Passing: (Re)Constructing Identity

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

"Passing," a term traditionally used to describe fair-skinned Blacks posing as whites, is in fact part of a broader cultural phenomenon that has its origins in the pursuit of the American Dream. For the sake of economic comforts, racially, ethnically, and sexually diverse individuals submerge certain aspects of their identities in order to "pass" into...

$765

16 sessions

Thursday Jan 25th, 6pm

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