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Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction

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

Virginia Woolf’s writing audaciously expanded the boundaries of modern fiction, reshaping our ideas about the ability of the novel to represent ordinary life and register swift, historical change.  “Let us record the atoms as they fall upon the mind in the order in which they fall,” she advised, signaling her prescription for a kind of...

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$315

4 sessions

George Eliot: Daniel Deronda

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Financial District 36 Battery Place, New York, New York 10280

Several months after Daniel Deronda’s publication, George Eliot wrote in her diary that its “success at present is greater than that of Middlemarch,” with some people dubbing the novel her “best.” She added, however, that the novel’s “Jewish element” has been “met with much repugnance or else indifference.” In the decades that...

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$315

4 sessions

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On Decadence

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

Decadence has played a vital role in modern narratives of culture, history, and political economy, in part because narratives of progress, revitalization, and renovation often summon up the specters of entropy and degeneration. On one hand, decadence can indicate a sense of historical or cultural loss in the face of swift-moving technological progress....

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$315

4 sessions

Michel Foucault: History of Sexuality

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

Few books in recent memory have so thoroughly transformed the way we think about the body, sexuality, and power as Michel Foucault’s The History of Sexuality.  In this course, we will study the first volume of Foucault’s monumental work, as we seek to understand the meaning and implications of Foucault’s proposition that sex is a social...

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$315

4 sessions

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Flying University: Is AI Racist?

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

Flying University is a crash course in hidden histories - shining a light on ideas, people, science, and moments in history from a new perspective. It’s an interactive presentation series featuring storytellers, experts, professors, comedians, (and of course, drinking).  Our speakeasy-style series gives voice to stories and experiences,...

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$15

Dementia Americana: The Persistence of Forgetting

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

While history cable series and infotainment documentaries make up a great deal of entertainment content, Americans don’t really have a good grasp of their own history.  Historical memory is a tricky thing. Slight alterations of facts or context can greatly effect the perspective from which events are understood. The process of nation building...

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$15

Midnight Society

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

Was it Aliens... or Hypnosis, Ghosts... or Hallucination, Demons... or Delusion? Our storytellers dive in to the scary stories that have haunted us for generations, and the psychology behind them. We explore the unexplained and find that the reasons we invent supernatural stories are often more terrifying than the stories themselves. July Theme:...

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$15

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19th Century Tea tasting

at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden - Upper East Side 421 E 61st St, New York, New York 10022

Hear about the history of the world’s most popular beverage and how it was prepared in early 19th-century America. Historic teas and herbal infusions will be served on 19th century ceramics, accompanied by period appropriate refreshments.

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$20

Intercultural Connections Series with Mick Moloney

at Irish Arts Center - Hell's Kitchen 553 W 51st St, New York, New York 10019

Intercultural Connections Series with Mick Moloney: Celtic Culture and Heritage from Ireland to Galicia Celtic identity has been forged historically by a common heritage and history along the wild Atlantic coastline from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and the Isle of Man to the continental cultures of Brittany, Asturias, and Galicia. Dr....

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Ancestry Library Edition

at The New York Public Library - Port Richmond 75 Bennett St Staten Island Main Fl, New York, New York 10302

Start your family history search here! Access billions of names in thousands of genealogical databases including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, and much more. Share search strategies and stories with your classmates and receive assistance from the librarian. Skill prerequisites: Basic internet skills Audience: Adul...

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Calculus: History and Concept

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

“Calculus,” wrote the mathematician John Von Nuemann, “was the first achievement of modern mathematics … it is difficult to overestimate its importance.” What does it mean to say calculus initiated modern mathematics? Beyond mathematics, what influence has calculus had on the wider world? Most importantly, what is calculus—and why does...

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$315

4 sessions

Who We Were: Racial & Ethnic Identity Through ...

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

Who We Were: Racial and Ethnic Identity Through the Census This discussion will examine the fraught and often contested process by which the Census has historically constructed American racial and ethnic identity.  From the first use of “Hispanic” on the 1970 Census, to the option, only recently added, to check multiple identifying...

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$20

Studio Night: Learn About Georgia O'Keeffe

at ArtsClub - Greenwich Village 11 Bond St, New York, New York 10001

Studio Night: Learn About Georgia O'Keeffe & Abstract Painting Georgia O'Keeffe was an American artist, best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O’Keeffe is considered by many to be the foremother of the feminist art movement. She worked in a discipline dominated by male artists, critics,...

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$65

The Subway

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

New York City’s sprawling subway system has rolled into the 21st century in fits and starts. While long-awaited gleaming new stations recently opened along Second Avenue, the more than 100-year-old system is straining under the demands of booming ridership.  Series host Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with Joseph Lhota, Chairman...

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$25

Broadway: From Back Row to Back Stage

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

During this interactive presentation, theatre enthusiast Brian Stoll will discuss all things Broadway beginning with the history and importance of the Broadway Playbill. He will share his extensive collection of autographed Playbills and other theatre memorabilia. At the end, he will share with you several money-saving tips on how to see Broadway...

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$35
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