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American Museum of Natural History: Un-Highlights Tour

at Museum Hack - Upper West Side
Central Park W , New York, New York 10024

Dinosaurs! Science! Adventure! Break out your pith helmet as we embark upon a brazen expedition through the halls of New York City's world-famous American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Join your maverick tour guide as we deftly navigate this massive 27-building, 1.6 million square foot landmark cultural institution. Learn the science...

Friday Jun 30th, 11am

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Philosophy of History

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

Does history have a direction, a purpose, or an end goal? Can we deduce general historical patterns from studying the past? Is it naïve to hope and work for a better future? From the Enlightenment to the twenty-first century, liberal, Marxist, positivist, and post-structuralist thinkers have offered radically different responses to these fundamental...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Jul 5th, 6:30pm

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The Woman Question

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

From the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, scholars, doctors, religious leaders, and politicians were vexed by the “The Woman Question.”  Inspired by the democratic revolutions of the late eighteenth century, fueled by market capitalism, and later fostered by the reform efforts of the Victorian bourgeoisie, the woman question...

Friday Jun 30th, 7:30pm

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Chocolate: A Bittersweet History

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown
20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

For 5,000 years, cacao has been a plant that brings out the best and worst in mankind. Ethnobotanist Brian Hockaday will trace the journey of Theobroma cacao, from its earliest use as an alcoholic beverage to its pivotal role in Mayan society and politics; from its violent adoption by colonial powers to its primacy in modern global economics, tropical...

Thursday Jul 13th, 6pm

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Accusing Women

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Union Square
15 W 16th St, New York, New York 10011

From Adam and Eve to John and Yoko, the trope of the ‘woman to blame’ – and the ‘woman who blames’ – has had a remarkably persistent purchase on both pre-modern and contemporary imaginations, playing a key role in fundamental social dynamics of gender to this day. In the Western literary tradition, tropes of accusation and false testimony...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Jul 13th, 6:30pm

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A History of Media from 1999 to Today

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Since the launch of Napster in 1999, there has been a massive transformation in how we create and consume media. This class charts the waves of change over the past two decades. We’ll start by looking at the tools and technology that underpin the digital revolution. We’ll then trace what’s happened in four...

Monday Jul 10th, 6:30pm

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The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Washington Roebling constructed one of America’s most iconic structures, the Brooklyn Bridge, but his story spans much more than just the East River. It’s a story of immigration, personal adversity, and pushing the boundaries of possibility.  Join Erica Wagner, author of Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn...

Wednesday Jul 12th, 6:30pm

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Science, Race, and Colonialism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - East Harlem
1216 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

At first glance, the work of science seems to provide empirically-grounded, universal explanations of natural and cultural phenomena. Yet as historians, anthropologists, and philosophers of science contend, such an understanding is at odds with the actual history of science, a history littered with racialized others serving as foils for the development...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Jul 10th, 6:30pm

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Hope and Despair in Philosophy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy
30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

In this class, we will attempt to find psychological, moral and political orientations about hope and despair via an exploration of the philosophical traditions of optimism and pessimism.  We will explore the roots of optimism in its Christian guise as Providence and in its secular Enlightenment manifestation in the form of a belief in necessary...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Jul 10th, 6:30pm

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Prelude to the Great American Eclipse

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

We will discuss the history, mathematics, and science of eclipses… and learn how to observe the characters in the performance: the Sun and Moon. This class will include star gazing from Pioneer Works’ garden using telescopes.

$200

4 sessions

Thursday Jul 20th, 8pm

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The Sublime: Aesthetics, Terror, and Pleasure

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

In this course, we’ll trace the the history, proliferation, and possible futures of the sublime from its origins as a rhetorical descriptor through its life as an aesthetic category to its metamorphoses in the contemporary study of affect, trauma, and assorted cultural forms. Sessions will pair theory and philosophy with artifacts drawn from the...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Jul 13th, 6:30pm

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Free as Gods: Picasso, Calder and Artists

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Free as Gods: Picasso, Calder and Artists at Home in the Theater More than just stars on the art scene, Picasso and Calder took center stage in the world of theater. In 1917 Picasso fell in love with a ballerina in the Ballets Russes while creating scenery and costumes for his collaboration with Satie on the pathbreaking dance work, Parade. His stage...

Friday Jul 7th, 7pm

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Feeding the Fight: The Culinary History of WWI

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Savor a bite of culinary history by exploring the food and drinks that defined the American experience during World War I. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Posters & Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York (opening April 5), food historian Libby O’Connell, author of The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites, will delve into...

Tuesday Jul 18th, 6:30pm

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Al-Andalus: Tolerance, Culture, and Violence in Spain

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Union Square
15 W 16th St, New York, New York 10011

Al-Andalus: Tolerance, Culture, and Violence in Medieval Spain Between 711 and 1492, Islamic governments ruled over varying swaths of the Iberian Peninsula. Muslim Spain, or al-Andalus, still holds a powerful grip on the modern imagination as a time and place of religious tolerance—a “golden age” in which Muslims, Jews, and Christians peacefully...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Jul 5th, 6:30pm

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Everyday Irrationalism: T. Adorno, Politics, and Reason

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy
30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

Students in the course will read selections from a number of Adorno’s works, including The Stars Down to Earth, Minima Moralia, and The Authoritarian Personality. We will look at the famous dispute between Adorno and philosopher of science Karl Popper both to understand the grounds of their debate but also to understand their vast areas of agreement...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Jul 10th, 6:30pm

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