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American Indian Renaissance
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American Indian Renaissance

$25

with Steve Piker

IN PERSON

At the end of 19th century, many expected that Indian cultures would disappear.  Then, a sensible expectation....which, however, was falsified by an Indian cultural renaissance.... our subject matter.  Course themes include Indian agency, creativity, resilience, self worth, and syncretism.  A traditional Navajo felicitation:  'Walk in beauty.’

Anthropologist; field work in Thailand andU.S.; 44 years at Swarthmore College; 25 or so courses offered at three of Maine's senior colleges; happy grand parent of three lovelies.

Travelog: Norway; the Arctic Circle; and the Northern Lights

Free

with Eve Fralick

Calendar Oct 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

ZOOM

Norway is famous for its breath-taking fjords, Nordic folklore, and the Arctic Circle, with its elusive, mysterious northern lights.  Join world traveler, Eve Fralick, on her spectacular winter journey through the World Heritage Site port city of Bergen...to the capital city of Oslo...via the Flam Railroad, which National Geographic describes as one of the top 10 train rides in Europe.  In this Zoom course, travel with Eve on a whale watch surrounded by icebergs; as she meshes a dog sled in the bitter Arctic night and witness spectacular, multi-color displays of the Aurora Borealis from over 275 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Eve has backpacked around the world, off the beaten path where few others venture.  She documents her adventures in travelogues and presents them at libraries, schools, and civic groups.

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Conspiracy Theories

$25

with Dr. Elcha Buckman

Calendar Oct 14, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

IN PERSON

What are conspiracy theories? Why are they so easy to get started and difficult to dispel? We will take a look at the psychology behind conspiracy theories their history, and how they have affected our society over the years.

Elcha holds a BS, MS, and PhD from Boston University and is Board Certified in child, adolescent, and family psychiatry. For over 70 years Elcha has observed, listened, studied, researched, lectured, published, and practiced in all aspects of human behavior.

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The Discovery of King Tut’s Tomb

Free

with Alan Elze

Calendar Nov 7, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

IN PERSON

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut's tomb by Howard Carter.  We will look at how it was discovered, what was found, and how we are still entranced by the boy pharaoh.  This is an in-person course.

Alan has taught many classes on many subjects over his 17 years at Senior College

 

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American Utopias

Free

with Alan Elze

Calendar Nov 14, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

IN PERSON

In our nation's history, there have been many attempts to create utopias, 40 to be exact.  Most have failed after a short while, while others have managed to survive.  We'll look at some of the major ones in this in-person course.

Alan has taught many classes on many subjects over his 17 years at Senior College

 

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