Spring Lecture Series, 2019

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2019 Spring Lecture Series

Presented by various resident and visiting lecturers

 

Anne Frank

Anne Frank  

Friday or Saturday evenings (as noted)

All lectures begin at 7:00 PM

(doors open at 6:15 PM for wine and goodies)

$30 per lecture

 

SAT, APR 6: AESCHYLUS:THE ORESTEIA

Presented by Marsh McCall, Ph.D.

In one glorious session, we will explore the monumental experience of the whole Oresteia trilogy, tracing the huge issues of male and female gender conflict, the chain of vendettas, a divine plan for justice, plus some others. TICKETS

 

FRI, APR 12: ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE NEW TESTAMENT

Presented by Patrick Hunt, Ph.D.

What is the relationship between archaeology and the New (Christian) Testament, between a scientific discipline (material history) and literary documents (textual history) often purporting to be sacred scripture? (NOTE: This lecture is repeated on Saturday, April 27.) SOLD OUT

 

SAT, APR 27: ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE NEW TESTAMENT (REPEAT)

Presented by Patrick Hunt, Ph.D.

(This is a repeat of the April 12 lecture –see above description.) TICKETS

 

FRI, MAY 3: LEONARDO AT 500

Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.

This week marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. Join us to celebrate the life and works of this famous 15th century artist and scientist, the quintessential “Renaissance Man.” SOLD OUT

 

SAT, MAY 4: J. S. BACH: CELLO AND HARPSICHORD

Presented by Maestro Thomas Shoebotham

Conductor and cellist Thomas Shoebotham returns to the Institute to further examine J.S. Bach’s music, this time joined by San Jose harpsichordist Maria Brodsky. They will play separately and as a duo, and discuss the pieces, the instruments, and the historical context. TICKETS

 

FRI, May 17: J. S. BACH: THE LATER YEARS

Presented by Robert Hartwell, Ph.D.

J.S. Bach ranks among Western music’s surpassing musical geniuses, yet his later years were characterized by strife and disappointment. Against these disheartening events, Bach composed an awe-inspiring series of masterpieces. TICKETS

 

SAT, MAY 18: BEYOND TRADE: CULTURAL EXCHANGE ON THE SILK ROAD

Presented by Ruby Ming

For over a thousand years, cities along the ancient trade routes of the Silk Road were hubs of learning that disseminated arts, sciences, technology, and religion, and this mixing of peoples enabled the exchange of knowledge and ideas that profoundly impacted the development of civilizations. SOLD OUT

 

FRI, MAY 24: ANNE FRANK AT 90: THE WRITER AND HER LEGACY ~ MAY 24

Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D.

It has been 90 years since the birth of Anne Frank. Her diary remains, for millions worldwide, the most accessible introduction to the grim subject of the Holocaust. It is also a literary miracle of sharply observed character analysis and precocious moral reflection. (NOTE: This lecture is repeated on Saturday, May 25.) TICKETS

 

SAT, MAY 25: ANNE FRANK AT 90: THE WRITER AND HER LEGACY (REPEAT)

Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D.

(This is a repeat of the May 24 lecture –see above description.) TICKETS

 

FRI, JUN 7: THE MAKING OF A SUPERPOWER

Presented by Professor Naeem Zafar

In the past 500 years, the world has seen the Ottomans, Spain and Portugal, then England and Germany, then the U.S.A. emerge as world superpowers. This lecture will look at the underlying factors that gave meteoric rise of these countries’ influence in the world. SOLD OUT

TO REGISTER:

Call 408-864-4060, Monday – Friday, 10AM – 6PM

OR register online at shop.westernciv.com

or click TICKETS links above.

 

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