Humanities

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Plato at the Googleplex

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Thu, Mar 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Rebecca Goldstein, MacArthur Fellow, Professor of Philosophy; Author, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Count Belisarius by Robert Graves

Wed, Mar 12 2014 - 5:30pm

The sixth century was not a peaceful time for the Roman empire and its capital, Constantinople. Read more »

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Transcending Cruelty

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Mon, Mar 10 2014 - 6:00pm

George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism and Conversations With Socrates Read more »

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The Anatomy of a Byzantine Illustrated Gospel Book

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Thu, Feb 27 2014 - 6:00pm

Kathleen Maxwell, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Santa Clara University Read more »

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The Pope and Mussolini

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Wed, Feb 19 2014 - 6:00pm

David Kertzer, Professor of Social Science, Anthropology and Italian Studies at Brown University; Author, The Pope and Mussolini Read more »

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The Growing Epidemic of Elder Financial Abuse

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Thu, Feb 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Jonathan Canick, Neuropsychologist

David Baer, Estate Planning Attorney Read more »

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Glimpsing the Past: a Virtual Tour of Pompeii

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Mon, Feb 10 2014 - 6:00pm

Michael Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, San Francisco State University

Monday Night Philosophy explores the past with Anderson, who will present a virtual day in Pompeii: a walking tour of the highlights of the ancient city designed to reveal aspects of its history, development, daily life and destruction. Monuments visited will include the forum and its temples and administrative buildings, theatre district and the city's amphitheater, and numerous ancient houses. Italian espresso not provided, but highly recommended.

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Alexiad by Anna Komnene

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Wed, Feb 5 2014 - 5:30pm

Written between 1143 and 1153 by the daughter of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, The Alexiad is one of the most popular and revealing primary sources in the vast canon of medieval literature. Read more »

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Educational Opportunity

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Mon, Jan 27 2014 - 12:00pm

Lynne Martin, Executive Director, Students Rising Above in San Francisco Read more »

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The Trip to Echo Spring

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Tue, Jan 21 2014 - 6:00pm

This program is cancelled

Olivia Laing, Author, The Trip to Echo Spring Read more »

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