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The Cuisine of Ancient Egypt

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

Full Course Name:  Black Earth, Red Earth, and Lumpy Beer: the Cuisine of Ancient Egypt The Greeks and Romans thrived on wine, but their contemporaries the Egyptians were all about beer. Living off the rich “black earth” of the Nile a stone’s throw from the lifeless “red earth” of the desert, the Ancient Egyptians developed...

$20

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Philosophy of History

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy
30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

Does history have a direction, a purpose, or an end goal? Can we deduce general historical patterns from studying the past? Is it naïve to hope and work for a better future? From the Enlightenment to the twenty-first century, liberal, Marxist, positivist, and post-structuralist thinkers have offered radically different responses to these fundamental...

$315

4 sessions

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The Politics of Infrastructure

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

What does it take to build an infrastructural system? What kind of norms do infrastructures enforce, and what kinds of people do they allow to thrive? What happens when infrastructure starts to break down, or prove inadequate in the face of disaster? What do infrastructures teach us? And what kind of world do they make possible? This four-week seminar...

$315

4 sessions

Flying University - The Racist History of Math

at Caveat - Lower East Side
21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Flying University is a re-education in hidden histories. This talk series is named after the underground university in Russian-occupied Poland that taught subjects banned by the state-run schools. This rebel organization also educated women, who were barred from attending the official university, including Marie Curie. In that spirit, each Flying University...

$15

From Thick to Thin: A History of Dieting

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

From William Banting’s “Letter on Corpulence,” to “Fletcherizing” with John Harvey Kellogg, we’ll explore “reducing” in all its forms, as well as look at how the ideal body has changed over time. We'll also taste some of the best (and worst) foods historic diet trends have to offer. 

$13

DASA: Dignity for All Students

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

This 6-hour class is designed to fulfill the harassment, bullying, cyberbullying and discrimination prevention and intervention training required for certification and licensure under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). The course addresses the social patterns toward an understanding how climate and culture affect these behaviors. Participants...

$105

The Mysterious History of Hart Island

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

For the most part if you end up on Hart Island in New York City, it is because things have gone terribly wrong. In the past, Hart Island has variously been used as a tuberculosis sanatorium, a Union Civil War Camp, a women’s insane asylum, and a boys’ reformatory. It was also used to launch missiles during the Cold War in the sixties from the Nike...

$10

Seneca Village and the Archaeology of Central Park

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

Before the grid system, before Central Park, before the Civil War, there was Seneca Village. A small town of around three hundred people, Seneca Village was the home of free African-Americans and recent immigrants from Germany and Ireland. It was a center of diversity, political activism, and an important stop on the Underground Railroad....

$11

Georgia O'Keeffe: A Creative Life

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

An Evening with Roxana Robinson and Linda M. Grasso Two expert authors discuss O'Keeffe's coming of age in modernist America and her identity as an independent artist and trailblazing feminist.  These presentations followed by lively conversation will examine O'Keeffe's intense personal relationships, explore how the struggle to balance love...

$29

From Colonial New York to Global Capitalism

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

A look at the early colonization of Mannahatta demonstrates that the urban landscape was rapidly memorialized to reflect the face and presence of white European settlers. It is no surprise that groups that did not correspond to this profile (Blacks, former slaves, Jews, women, natives etc) were not only forgotten in the city’s history.  They...

$20

The History of Scotch Whisky

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

In this class you will be able discover and explore the history of the most popular spirit in the world. Whisky is the national drink of Scotland, and the most popular spirit in the world: it is a multi-billion dollar industry employing thousands globally and one of the UK’s leading exports. Yet, it is more, much more than this; it’s a story...

$15

Satchmo in the Studio

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

On International Jazz Day 2018, The Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Museum of the City of New York are teaming up for the first public screening of the only known film of Louis Armstrong in the studio, recording his 1959 album, Satchmo Plays King Oliver.  The acquisition of the film made headlines in 2015 but it has never been shown...

$20

History Series:1949-A Year of Change for America & Asia

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

In 1949 Mao won the civil war in China and would set up his new revolutionary government in Beijing, laying the foundation for the creation of modern Red China. Chiang Kai-Shek would flee to the island of Taiwan (Republic of China). These two events transformed American foreign policy, leading to the friction with communist China, a United States...

$55

2 sessions

The American Coffeehouse

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

In this talk, we'll first discuss the origins of coffee and coffee houses as a shared communal space. On our world tour, we will sample different coffeehouse experiences throughout history. After that we'll dive into the United States's love affair with coffee shops,particularly in the last century: coffeehouses as a counterculture performance...

$12

Crisis and Instability

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

Do capitalist societies have an inherent tendency toward economic, social, and political crises?  Political economists have, over the course of the past 250 years, offered different frameworks to understand the existence of crises within capitalism: from Adam Smith’s “general glut” (when production exceeds demand) to Marx’s belief that...

$315

4 sessions

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