Calendar

E.g., 06/28/2015
E.g., 06/28/2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
"Gaelic and Free": The Gaelic Revival and Irish Nationalism

10 am – noon

In examining the complicated interplay between cultural and political nationalism in Ireland, this course will consider such topics as the founding of the Gaelic League; the Irish Literary Revival, including the efforts by W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory to establish an Irish national theater; D. P. Moran and the Irish Ireland ideal; Arthur Griffith and the Sinn Fein Party; and the politicization...

Saturday, June 6, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Folly and Fury: The Diplomacy of the Mexican Revolution, 1910–1917

10 am – 2 pm

The Mexican Revolution was an epic event in the history of our continent and hemisphere, and the United States and other great powers were at times deeply involved. This seminar will cover the origins and course of the revolution, how it nearly brought on a second war between the U.S. and Mexico, how it could have brought World War I into the Western Hemisphere, and how…

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Legacies of the Great War

Section A: 1 – 3 pm, Section B: 5:45 – 7:45 pm

Online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to register.

The political, social, and cultural consequences of the First World War continue to shape the world today. New political boundaries in Central and Eastern Europe laid the seeds for future conflict. Discontent with the terms of the treaty contributed to the rise of fascism in Italy and Nazism in Germany. Ongoing unresolved issues in the Middle East, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
After the Collapse: Classic Maya Disintegration and Resurgence

2 – 4 pm

Why and how civilizations recover from disintegration are among the most challenging questions facing scholars today. Research agendas are increasingly focusing on the post-collapse dynamics of ancient societies and cultures. Do societies disappear or are they transformed to offer a foundation for facing future challenges? This seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to…...

Thursday, June 11, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution

2 – 4 pm

Seminar participants will gain first-hand knowledge of Darwin’s ideas through readings from his works The Origins of Species, The Descent of Man, and Autobiography. The seminar will also address important matters of historical context, including those qualities of Darwin’s work that were typical and novel for his time. Finally, the seminar will examine the extent to which Darwin’s...

Thursday, June 11, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Medieval Origins of Mass Media

6 – 7:30 pm

This seminar explores the origins of modern mass media in medieval intellectual culture. By examining key medieval texts from St. Augustine through Martin Luther, we will see how religious thinkers’ evangelical approaches gradually transformed intellectual life into a mass market enterprise dedicated to reshaping thought and society. Please read Book IV of Augustine’s On…

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The City That Drinks: Chicago Saloon History, Culture, and Literature

6 – 7:30 pm

This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 for waitlist.

Bars, taverns, and saloons have long been central to Chicago culture. From the city’s first election—held in the Sauganash Tavern—through the opulent saloons of the Gilded Age and the speakeasies of the Prohibition era, to generations of ethnically-identified bars, such venues have provided a “third place” where people create community and negotiate identity. We will discuss…

Saturday, June 20, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Sixty Minutes to Better Genealogy: Day 1

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Seminar Description

Sometimes 60 minutes of instruction on a focused topic can help you push through a particular question or task in your genealogical research project. Take all 12 sessions over 3 Saturdays (June 20, June 27, and July 11), or simply those that most appeal to you.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Sixty Minutes to Better Genealogy: Day 2

Sometimes 60 minutes of instruction on a focused topic can help you push through a particular question or task in your genealogical research project. Take all 12 sessions, or simply those that most appeal to you.