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  • Dr. Hunt presents arts from the Proto-Elamite period (the oldest civilization in Iran) to the Sassanids (the last imperial dynasty in Persia before the rise of Islam), including gold and silver, “marvelous beasts,’” silk and sculpture from Susa, Persepolis, and Persian Garden design. Presented by Patrick Hunt, Ph.D., FRIDAY, APR 7, 2017, at 7:00 PM (doors...

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  • Dr. Hunt presents arts from the Safavid dynasty (considered the beginning of modern Iranian history), including precious miniatures from the Shahnameh ("The Book of Kings"), the majestic World Heritage Isfahan architecture, the Tiles of Paradise, and Persian rug design. Presented by Patrick Hunt, Ph.D., FRIDAY, APR 14, 2017, at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:15...

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  • In the 6th century, the marshlands of eastern England were populated by "East Angles." The bogs were drained by Dutch technology in the 17th century, and today it is a bicycler's paradise of broad fens and charming towns. Join us for an evening "off the grid" in East Anglia! Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Saturday, April 15, 2017, 7:00 PM (doors...

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  • No drama is more relevant to today’s global politics than Julius Caesar. Shakespeare’s Roman tragedy delves deeply into men’s motives—some moral, some self-interested—that lead inevitably to unintended consequences.  Presented by Dr. Arlene Okerlund, FRIDAY, APR 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:15 PM for the wine reception). 

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  • Flannery O’Connor was a Southern writer whose novels and short stories depict man as a fallen creature who is offered grace. Her short story, A Good Man Is Hard to Find, illustrates many of the techniques and themes which characterize the typical O'Connor story. Presented by Dr. William M. Chace, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:15 PM for...

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  • A ring of English spies, recruited at Cambridge University in the 1930s, passed information to the Soviets during World War II and continued to do so into the 1950s. They were known by Moscow KGB Headquarters as the Magnificent five, the ablest group of foreign agents in KGB history. Presented by Dr. Bruce Thompson, FRI, MAY 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM (doors...

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  • Chaucer's Canterbury Tales are stories told by pilgrims as they journeyed to the cathedral where Thomas a'Becket was murdered by Henry II. Pilgrims no longer flock to the shrine of Becket, but Canterbury cathedral is still a top draw. Come join us for "tales" of Canterbury! Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7:00 PM (doors...

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  • The History of Rome ~ Spring Quarter: Christianity in the Late Empire. 10 Thursdays, Mar 30 - Jun 1; 2017, 7PM at the Institute. The lecturer is William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.

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  • The Renaissance ~ Spring Quarter: The Renaissance in England, France, Spain, and Germany. 10 Tuesdays, Mar 28 - May 30, 2017; 7PM at the Institute. The lecturer is William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.

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  • The History of France ~ Spring Quarter: From the Age of Louis XIV to the French Revolution. 10 Wednesdays, Mar 29 - May 31, 2017; 7PM at the Institute. The lecturer is William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.

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  • Dr. Hunt presents arts from the Safavid dynasty (considered the beginning of modern Iranian history), including precious miniatures from the Shahnameh ("The Book of Kings"), the majestic World Heritage Isfahan architecture, the Tiles of Paradise, and Persian rug design. Presented by Patrick Hunt, Ph.D., FRIDAY, APR 14, 2017, at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:15...

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  • Dr. Hunt presents arts from the Proto-Elamite period (the oldest civilization in Iran) to the Sassanids (the last imperial dynasty in Persia before the rise of Islam), including gold and silver, “marvelous beasts,’” silk and sculpture from Susa, Persepolis, and Persian Garden design. Presented by Patrick Hunt, Ph.D., FRIDAY, APR 7, 2017, at 7:00 PM (doors...

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  • Modern Italy ~ Spring Quarter: World War I and the Rise of Fascism. 10 Mondays, Mar 27 - May 29, 2017, 7PM at the Institute. The lecturer is William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.

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  • The last 12 years of Beethoven's life were marred by financial difficulties, increasing deafness, and his struggle with his brother's widow for custody of his young nephew. Yet, in his last years, Beethoven produced the sublime Ninth (Choral) Symphony and the Missa Solemnis. Presented by Dr. Robert Hartwell, FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM (doors open at...

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  • Enigmatic India ~ an intimate look at the world's largest democracy: its history, cultures, people, politics and conflicts.  Presented by Professor Naeem Zafar, Friday, JUN 2, 2017, 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:15 PM for the wine reception).

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