Fulton School of Liberal Arts

Adventures in Ideas: Humanities Seminars 2014-2015

Sponsored by the Fulton School of Liberal Arts and the Whaley Family Foundation.  Adventures in Ideas seminars feature outstanding faculty from the Fulton School of Liberal Arts exploring important social, cultural, or moral topics.

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Cost (including coffee, snacks & lunch): $30 each or $75 for all three

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For more information and to communicate special dietary needs contact the Fulton School Dean’s Office, Donna Carey at 410-543-6450 or dmcarey@salisbury.edu

Europe: Twentieth Century Journey

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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From Rum to Evo: A History of Drinking in America

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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Dickens and Drood: A Victorian Afternoon of Theatre

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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