• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-17-2023 to 01-17-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Richard Bell
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    In 1619, a ship docked near Jamestown and sold twenty captive Africans into slavery in colonial Virginia. To the creators of the 1619 Project that moment was momentous. The 1619 Project argues that it marks the birth date of American slavery and that “the year 1619 is as important to the American story as 1776.” This program is designed to give you the... read more
    Details
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-19-2023 to 01-19-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Around Cambridge University early in the 20th century, a group of intellectuals met regularly to talk, to think, and to express their inherent superiority to the rest of humanity...in an understated British fashion. Including writers Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster, economist John Maynard Keynes, and philosopher Bertrand Russell, norms were violated, puns... read more
    Details
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-31-2023 to 01-31-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonita Billman, Art History Lecturer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    An Italian and a Jew, and diagnosed with tuberculosis at age 16, Amedeo Modigliani lived his life under the ever-present shadow of death. In the few short years left to him he created paintings with a distinctive look: figural works and portraits inspired by pre-classical antiquity and Renaissance painting. Market demand for his female nudes also influenced... read more
    Details
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-08-2023 to 03-08-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Barbara Paulson, European Travel Specialist
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Come for the chocolate, Belgian fries, and mussels steamed in beer. Stay for a visit to the EU parliament (hint: arranged NOT by nationality), the museum/home of Art Nouveau pioneer Victor Horta, the Musical Instruments Museum with a wireless audio guide that plays music of the instruments as you pass by; 120 years of automotive history (horse-drawn... read more
    Details
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-23-2023 to 03-23-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Between the World Wars as the Austro-Hungarian empire declined, the intellectual life of Vienna blossomed. Figures like Sigmund Freud, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Ernst Mach, Arnold Schoenberg, and Karl Krauss thought about a new world order. at a time when the old ways seemed doomed to destruction, it was an open question what was to come... read more
    Details
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-28-2023 to 03-28-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonita Billman, Art History Lecturer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Like the fictional Cora Levinson Crawley, Lady Grantham on "Downton Abbey," there were many American heiresses in the Edwardian era who married land-rich but cash-poor British aristocrats. Women like Consuelo Vanderbilt and sisters Mary and Daisy Leiter swapped money for titles. The newspapers called them Dollar Princesses. We will look at some of these... read more
    Details
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-12-2023 to 04-12-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Barbara Paulson, European Travel Specialist
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Paris without the jet lag? Consider the re-purposed ’76 Olympic velodrome that is now home to four enclosed biospheres including a circular aquarium and Antarctic environment (complete with penguins), a center for architecture founded by the Seagram’s heiress, a shop of maple-flavored treats with a maple museum in the basement, and the gastronomic treat... read more
    Details
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-20-2023 to 04-20-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    The start of the 20th century saw the fundamental concepts by which we understood the universe challenged. Einstein's theory of relativity and the emergence of quantum mechanics threatened to undermine everything we thought we knew about nature. A group of the greatest scientists in history gathered yearly to discuss the foundations of... read more
    Details

Title

Go to Top