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Feminism and Empire

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights
3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

Modern feminism, and specifically the appropriation of women’s rights, emerged in the context of British colonial expansion during the 19th century. Over two centuries later and after a series of considerable gains for the women’s movements of Euro-America, an ideological framework for women’s rights and emancipation has developed in the form...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Apr 5th, 6:30pm

(2)

The City Transformed: Part II

at Cooper Union

This series of eight slide lectures illustrates the historic transformations of New York City. Discover how architectural and engineering innovations—along with human ingenuity—transformed New York into a world-class metropolis. Lecture #1 Beaux-Arts NY / 1890-1925—Skyscrapers and Public Buildings Americans merge Renaissance neo-classicism...

$300

8 sessions

Wednesday Mar 22nd, 6:30pm

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History Series: Red October: The Russian Revolution

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

One of the most significant events in world history happened 100 years ago in 1917. Part of the collapse of empires because of World War 1, the Russian Revolution caused worldwide disruption of the economic, political and cultural systems within Russia and the rest of the world. We examine the people (Stalin, Lenin, Trotsky, Kerensky and Tsar Nicholas...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Mar 16th, 7:30pm

(32)

A cultural history of the Islamic world

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

This class will explore the many ways in which people in the Islamic world (both Muslims and non-Muslims) have expressed themselves culturally over the past 1400 years. By looking at their poetry, literature, music, dance, theater, art and film we will discover the many cultures and experiences that form the Islamic world. Along the way we...

Thursday Mar 30th, 6:30pm

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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...

$385

2 sessions

Saturday Mar 25th, 9:30am

(34)

History Series: A History of New Thought

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Throughout American history, the religious and cultural new thought and positive thinking movement has effected the political, economic, cultural, and religious institutions in America. We will introduce the leaders of this movement: Mary Baker Eddy, Charles Filmore, Emma Curtis Hopkins, Ralph Waldo Trine, Ernest Holmes, Christian Larson, Father Divine,...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Mar 30th, 7:30pm

(32)

New York at Its Core Seminar Day: City Stories

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Objects and images tell powerful stories, but how does a curator convey their meaning? Hear from the professionals who curated the first-ever exhibition on NYC’s history, get up close and personal with the material, and learn how we decide what sources to display and what descriptions go on our walls. You’ll explore techniques in literacy and project-based...

Free

Sunday Mar 19th, 9am

(15)

Landscape Design History

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown
20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the 21st century. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens and landscapes, including corporate and public spaces, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, and classroom discussion. Landscape designs will be considered...

$635

9 sessions

Wednesday Mar 22nd, 6:15pm

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Socrates

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Lower East Side
178 Stanton St, New York, New York 10002

The trial, conviction, and execution of Socrates on the vote of the Athenian democracy is a founding myth in the history of Western philosophy. And yet very little is known with certainty about the historical Socrates, who himself wrote nothing, but whose way of life, as accounted by Plato (and others) has become a powerful and enduring paradigm of...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Apr 4th, 6:30pm

(2)

Chaos Theory: Complexity, Emergence, and Chaos

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

Chaos theory teaches us that deterministic systems can lead to dynamic instability. The complex systems that chaos theory attempts to describe are everywhere: natural ecosystems, weather patterns, DNA, cellular organization, the human brain and, significantly, economic and social organizations, particularly financial markets and social networks. According...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Apr 5th, 6:30pm

(2)

Dharma & Democracy: The Death of Merit and Prescience

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Dharma & Democracy: The Death of Merit and Prescience of Ancient Wisdom The Sanskrit epic, Mahabharata, was composed around ~600 BC. The ancient text addresses a time when the existing world order appears to be crumbling. Not only has the traditional political order been swept away; meritocracy, values and ethics no longer hold sway. Society...

Friday Mar 24th, 7pm

(11)

Fair Housing - The History and Why

at Baruch College - CAPS

This course will provide students with background information on Fair Housing. Students enrolled in this course, will have an in depth understanding of the creation and meaning of the law.  Topics to be explored include Fair Housing from the time of the civil war and the civil rights movement, to current times inclusive of green Fair Housing....

Tuesday Apr 18th, 5pm

(112)

A Radical Peace Education: Responding to the Structural

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

A Radical Peace Education: Responding to the Structural Violence of Schooling This Olio makes a distinction between schooling and education. Schooling dumbs us down and education ignites fiery passions. This class will trace the rise of mass schooling, which was a means for society to re-shape itself, and a tool for the marginalized and uneducated...

Friday Mar 31st, 7pm

(11)

There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand: Arrested Devt

at Think Olio - Crown Heights
899 Bergen St, Brooklyn, New York 11238

“There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand”: Arrested Development and the Sitcom as a Cultural Critic This Olio looks at American culture and recent history through the TV show Arrested Development. Unlike many TV shows in the 2000’s, a major part of its humor and story lines, were conscious of the real world. The show cast a critical and astute...

Thursday Mar 16th, 7:30pm

(11)

I Remember Harlem

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Though arguably no other New York City neighborhood has generated as many conflicting representations as Harlem, one singular documentary stands out: I Remember Harlem (240 minutes,1981, 16mm film), directed and produced by legendary filmmaker William Miles. Miles’ epic lovingly renders the diverse, 350-year history of Harlem as both a...

Sunday Apr 23rd, 1pm

(15)
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