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East Versus West: Persian Wars & Their Lasting Impact

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

In the 5th century BCE, the world’s largest empire sent troops to a remote province to put down a rebellion. The empire was Persia, and the province was Ancient Greece. This was the beginning of the Persian Wars, two conflicts that would change the landscape of the ancient and modern worlds alike. For the first time, the fractious...

$10
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Lower Manhattan History Walk

at Brooklyn Brainery

When it comes to historical neighborhoods in New York they don’t get much more older than Lower Manhattan. Join us for a two-hour walk through the Financial District where we’ll learn about some of it’s most famous landmarks. We’ll see Alexander Hamilton’s gravesite, talk about the actual wall of Wall Street, and walk the oldest streets of...

$20
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MOSAIC: Below and a Bit Off the Top

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Students will meet Friday evening at UrbanGlass and hit the ground running, exploring New York City’s glorious mosaic offerings below ground in the MTA’s subway system. Utilizing that inspiration, and a brief presentation on the history of mosaic, we will spend day two undertaking our own creations. Students...

$185

3 sessions

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Feeding the Fight: The Culinary History of WWI

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

Savor a bite of culinary history by exploring the food and drinks that defined the American experience during World War I. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Posters & Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York (opening April 5), food historian Libby O’Connell, author of The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites, will delve into...

$20
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Philosophy of History

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

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 Woman Question

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

From the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, scholars, doctors, religious leaders, and politicians were vexed by the “The Woman Question.”  Inspired by the democratic revolutions of the late eighteenth century, fueled by market capitalism, and later fostered by the reform efforts of the Victorian bourgeoisie, the woman question...

$20
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The Sumerians: History's Innovators

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

This class seeks to shed some long-overdue light on these people whose legacy we are still surrounded by. Together, we will follow the Sumerians as they climb the heights of achievement in art, literature and government, from their mysterious origins around 3500 BCE to their disappearance circa 1200 BCE. We’ll hear Sumerian poetry and music, see...

$8
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Analyzing Horror and Darkest Corners of Human Psyche

at Think Olio - Ridgewood
56-06 Cooper Ave, New York, New York 11385

Full Course Name: Monsters From the Id: Analyzing Horror and the Darkest Corners of the Human Psyche In his important critical work Danse Macabre, the famous "horror-meister" Stephen King identifies a few fundamental horror archetypes; these include the vampire, the werewolf, and the "thing without a name."  King, like some other horror writers...

$12
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Chocolate: A Bittersweet History

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

For 5,000 years, cacao has been a plant that brings out the best and worst in mankind. Ethnobotanist Brian Hockaday will trace the journey of Theobroma cacao, from its earliest use as an alcoholic beverage to its pivotal role in Mayan society and politics; from its violent adoption by colonial powers to its primacy in modern global economics, tropical...

$49
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Greetings from Coney Island Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Coney Island
1215 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11224

The history of Coney Island is like nothing you’ve ever heard before. From prostitutes living in a giant tin elephant, to the invention of the hot dog, to a ride that’s so scary it actually made its riders pee themselves, and we’ll tell you all about it!  Join New York Local Tours as we explore the engaging history of Coney Island’s...

$25
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Prelude to the Great American Eclipse

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

We will discuss the history, mathematics, and science of eclipses… and learn how to observe the characters in the performance: the Sun and Moon. This class will include star gazing from Pioneer Works’ garden using telescopes.

$200

4 sessions

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Accusing Women

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Union Square
15 W 16th St, New York, New York 10011

From Adam and Eve to John and Yoko, the trope of the ‘woman to blame’ – and the ‘woman who blames’ – has had a remarkably persistent purchase on both pre-modern and contemporary imaginations, playing a key role in fundamental social dynamics of gender to this day. In the Western literary tradition, tropes of accusation and false testimony...

$315

4 sessions

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A History of Royal Scotland

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

In 1603, one of the momentous events in history occurred when the Scottish King, James VI inherited the throne of England following the death of his cousin Elizabeth. He combined his two nations and called them Great Britain – and all subsequent kings and queens of Britain are his descendants to the present day. The telling of British royal history...

$10
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The Literature of Incarceration

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

Winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize for literature, Toni Morrison is not only a powerful novelist but one of the most important American literary figures of the 20th century, producing incisive scholar- ship, literary criticism, and analyses of contemporary race relations. We examine her contributions to each of these fields. We also consider the specific...

$765

16 sessions

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The Relevance of Marxist Theory Today

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

We study the essential works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels as well as their philosophical precursors and some influential variations of Marxism in the 20th century. In considering philosophical idealism and social change, historical and dialectical materialism, modes of production, and the relationship between structure and superstructure, we ask...

$765

16 sessions

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