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An Evening in Ravenna

For more than 300 years Ravenna in northern Italy was one of the world’s most important cities, as the capital of the western Roman Empire after the fall of Rome and then of succeeding Ostrogoth and Byzantine kingdoms. Its history is captured in the magnificent mosaics of the city’s ancient churches on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Visit these great buildings and some of the city’s other attractions including Dante’s tomb and the villa where Lord Byron lingered for three years with... [More]
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An Evening in Ravenna

For more than 300 years Ravenna in northern Italy was one of the world’s most important cities, as the capital of the western Roman Empire after the fall of Rome and then of succeeding Ostrogoth and

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With the Living Goddess in Kathmandu

From the devoted crowds waiting in courtyard of the living goddess Kumari Devi to the bloodstained shrines to Kali on the holy banks of the Bagmati River, Kathmandu’s culture, history and sacred landscape is utterly unique. In this fascinating talk you will learn some of this city’s history, see some of its most revered spiritual sites and architecture, and learn how different religious traditions have come to co-exist on one place. COURSE OUTLINE The Kumari Devi and the tradition... [More]
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With the Living Goddess in Kathmandu

<p>From the devoted crowds waiting in courtyard of the living goddess Kumari Devi to the bloodstained shrines to Kali on the holy banks of the Bagmati River, Kathmandu’s culture, history and sacred

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A Visit to Yogyakarta (Central Java)

Yogyakarta is nestled in the heart of Central Java and is steeped in rich Javanese culture and tradition. Situated on a fertile plain at the foot of the still active Mount Merapi volcano, Yogjakarta is the cultural and spiritual capital of Java. To the Javanese, Yogjakarta has always been a symbol of nationalist passion and resistance to colonial rule and has been the setting for the backlash against Dutch colonialism and the battle for Indonesian independence. Not far from... [More]
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A Visit to Yogyakarta (Central Java)

Yogyakarta is nestled in the heart of Central Java and is steeped in rich Javanese culture and tradition. Situated on a fertile plain at the foot of the still active Mount Merapi volcano, Yogjakarta

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Leaving the Jade Gate: Travels along the Silk Route

Traverse the legendary Silk Route from its origin in western China through oasis towns, evocative Central Asian emporia and Levantine caravan cities, to the shores of the Mediterranean. More than just a trade route for merchants with their textiles, spices, metals, and other cargoes; the Silk Route served also as a conduit for conquerors, philosophers and religions. COURSE OUTLINE The history and geographical outline of the Silk Route More than just a trade route: goods and ideas... [More]
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Leaving the Jade Gate: Travels along the Silk Route

<p>Traverse the legendary Silk Route from its origin in western China through oasis towns, evocative Central Asian emporia and Levantine caravan cities, to the shores of the Mediterranean. More than

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Lake Geneva: Geneva, Lausanne, Chillon

Lake Geneva is the largest and most magnificent of Switzerland’s many lakes. Its waters are pristine, despite the fact that on its shores, covered with vineyards, are situated the beautiful and elegant cities of Geneva and Lausanne, and the superb medieval castle of Chillon. This evening will take on a tour of all three sites, and point out their most fascinating and appealing aspects, from the ancient to the modern. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students... [More]
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Lake Geneva: Geneva, Lausanne, Chillon

<p>Lake Geneva is the largest and most magnificent of Switzerland’s many lakes. Its waters are pristine, despite the fact that on its shores, covered with vineyards, are situated the beautiful and

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Melbourne's Magnificent Architecture

Melbourne is a great city for all types of visitors, especially those who have a love of history and architecture. Not only has it built a lot of beautiful buildings over the last 150 years, it has managed to preserve them for us to enjoy today. This lecture focuses on Melbourne buildings from two key periods – the 1880 heyday which culminated in the Exhibition of 1888, as well as the Art Deco buildings built around the 1934 centenary celebrations. SUGGESTED READING Robin Grow,... [More]
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Melbourne's Magnificent Architecture

<p>Melbourne is a great city for all types of visitors, especially those who have a love of history and architecture. Not only has it built a lot of beautiful buildings over the last 150 years, it has

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