Calendar of Events

Humanities for Everyone

Loading Events

← Back to Events

Norwich Congregational Church, United Church of Christ

+ Google Map
15 Church St
Norwich, VT 05055 United States
www.norwichcongregational.org

January 2019

My Antonia

Image of prairie

Amherst College professor Michele Barale explores how Willa Cather’s novel My Antonia brings alive immigrants’ experience in the American West and blazes new trails in depicting women as strong and independent role models. Read More »

Categories:

February 2019

Van Gogh’s Influence on Art, and Art’s Influence on Him

February 6, 2019
7:00 pm
Image of Van Gogh self-portrait

Art historian Carol Berry considers the experiences, painters, and authors that influenced Van Gogh’s work, and looks at his influence on twentieth-century artists. Read More »

Categories:

March 2019

The Opioid Crisis: A Historical Perspective

Image of pill bottles

Today’s opioid epidemic is usually portrayed as a new and shocking development. Yet it is only the most recent crisis in more than a century of widespread addiction to pharmaceuticals. Historian David Herzberg tells the story of past epidemics of addiction and draws lessons from America’s long history of drug policy failures and occasional successes. Read More »

Categories:

April 2019

Physicists’ Dream of a Theory of Everything

Image of a painting of a man sitting beside a mountain

Theoretical physicists have long dreamt of a theory of everything that encompasses all particles of matter and their interactions. Dartmouth professor Marcelo Gleiser describes how physics and astronomy obtain knowledge of the natural world and how their limitations preclude us from ever getting to a “final” theory. Read More »

Categories:

May 2019

Prosecutors and the Battle to End Mass Incarceration

Image of flag behind chain link fence

Over the last 40 years, prosecutors have driven the country toward mass incarceration and a crisis of justice shot through with unfairness and racial discrimination. New York Times writer and Yale Law School lecturer Emily Bazelon considers the current movement to elect a new breed of prosecutor. Read More »

Categories:
+ Export Events