Humanities

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Steven Machtinger: Yes, We Kant - Mozart and the Sublime

Mon, May 14 2012 - 6:00pm

Yes, We Kant: Mozart and the Sublime

Steven Machtinger; Attorney; Violist, San Joaquin River School of Music Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Last Days of Pompeii, by Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton

Wed, May 9 2012 - 5:30pm
Humanities West Book Discussion: The Last Days of Pompeii, by Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton
 
Join us to discuss the classic Victorian tale of the last days of Pompeii. Poets, flower-girls, gladiators and tribunes fill the Baron's tale of the lives, loves and tragic fate of Roman citizens living in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris.
 
MLF: Humanities
LocatIon: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m.
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Francis Tapon: Eastern Europe 20 Years After Communism

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Thu, May 3 2012 - 6:00pm

Eastern Europe 20 Years After Communism

Francis Tapon, Author, The Hidden Europe: What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us Read more »

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Stephanie Pearson: A Day in the Life of an Archaeologist at Pompeii

Thu, Apr 26 2012 - 6:00pm

A Day in the Life of an Archaeologist at Pompeii
Stephanie Pearson, M.A. in History of Art, Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley Read more »

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Andrea Rees Davies: Saving San Francisco

Mon, Apr 9 2012 - 6:00pm
Saving San Francisco

Andrea Rees Davies, Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Northridge; Author, Saving San Francisco

Monday Night Philosophy dips into social history, near the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake, as historian and former firefighter Davies challenges the long-lived myth that the earthquake erased social differences as it leveled the city.
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Guy Gugliotta: Freedom's Cap- The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War

Thu, Apr 5 2012 - 6:00pm

Freedom's Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War

Guy Gugliotta, Author, Freedom's Cap

Hear the fascinating story of the design, engineering and construction of the U.S. Capitol building during a time of heated politics, sectional conflict and imminent civil war. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Pompeii and Herculaneum

Wed, Apr 4 2012 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost & Found, by Mary Beard
 
Join us to discuss historian Mary Beard's account of the destruction of Pompeii in A.D. 79. Vesuvius' eruption preserved for millennia our best evidence of daily life in the Roman Empire. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris.

MLF: Humanities
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Gary Devore: The Ancient Roman World in Film

Mon, Apr 2 2012 - 12:00pm

The Ancient Roman World in Film

Gary Devore, Stanford Archeologist

Step back in time with a director of excavations in Pompeii and at Roman sites in England, as Gary Devore explores how we continually re-imagine Romans through film. Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) uses Roman political decline to comment on the current politics and race relations in America. Read more »

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George Hammond: Time and Eternity

Mon, Mar 12 2012 - 6:00pm

George Hammond: Time and Eternity

Author, Rational Idealism

Monday Night Philosophy focuses on the very unfocused ideas we have about time and eternity. Alluring, yet confusing, even their scientific versions allow for responsibility-escaping backward movement in time. Clarity is achieved by using the underlying, and more coherent, concept of the continuum of change. But clarity has its price. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Mission to China- Matteo Ricci & the Jesuit Encounter with the East

Wed, Feb 29 2012 - 5:30pm
Humanities West Book Discussion: Mission to China: Matteo Ricci & the Jesuit Encounter with the East

In the 16th century, the vast and sophisticated empire of China remained almost unknown to the West. As global trade expanded, legends fed the fantasies of European merchants, and the Catholic Church imagined the saving of millions of souls, but the first Jesuits in China confronted enormous challenges when they settled in the fabled Forbidden City. Lynn Harris will moderate this discussion of Mary Laven’s fascinating book.
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