Sponsored by the Fulton School of Liberal Arts and the Whaley Family Foundation. Adventures in Ideas Humanities seminars feature outstanding faculty from the Fulton School of Liberal Arts exploring important social, cultural, or moral topics.
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with Dr. Maarten Pereboom
From the outbreak of the First World War one hundred years ago to the fall of the Berlin Wall twenty-five years ago, Europe was at the center of world affairs. Its conflicts became global, and the Cold War divided it in a balance of terror. Professor of History and Fulton School Dean Maarten Pereboom presents the culture and politics of Europe through a period of both unprecedented violence and remarkable renewal.
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with Dr. Tom Goyens
Shortly after the Revolution, some clergymen labeled the country “a nation of drunkards.” Alcohol indeed flowed freely and its history reveals much about the mood of the country. From the whiskey binge, temperance, saloons, lager beer and prohibition, this seminar explores the inebriated history of America’s changing drinking habits, reactions against alcohol, and its connections to broader political, economic, and cultural developments.
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with Professor of English Emeritus Tony Whall
Join us April 12 for a session built around a matinee performance of the musical theatre productions The Mystery of Edwin Drood, based on Charles Dickens’ last (unfinished) novel. Professor of English emeritus Tony Whall returns to the humanities series to discuss the world and works of Dickens, followed by lunch, the play and an exclusive after-play discussion with the director and production team.
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