This was a fascinating look at Germany after WWII up to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Personally, I never knew much at all about what was covered in this lecture, but Finn Ballard brought it all to the forefront and filled in so much of what my personal knowledge was lacking. Dr. Ballard is a very knowedgeable scholar and engaging speaker. His lectures are not only informative, but very thoughtful. I can't thank him enough for how much I've learned from his lectures.
Excellent talk as usual. It’s so hard to understand the Stasi worked so hard at oppressing its citizens.
Finn's talk was about East Germany that I knew little about. The full history and when the wall fell and how they integrated into one country- always entertaining and his knowledge helps one understand that part of history
As always, I superb discussion of the design of the Nuremberg trials, and it’s primary players.
Dr. Richard Bell always provides a full and detail view of his subject matter with interesting and revealing visuals. This provides the "what" for the subject matter and also the "so what", why this is important.
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Whether you have been, if you plan to go, or if you have a specific interest in The Alhambra and the Nasrids of Granada, this course and its well-prepared facilitator give a great deal of information. Broken into three sections, the course details the Nasrids culture and its place in the time periods, the layout and architecture of the Alhambra, and the uses both ancient and modern of the facility. So interesting! I wish I had known half of this when I went years ago. Know I will be returning with this information. Well done… and thank you!
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Excellent presentation! Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Professor Luzzi with his scholarly learning and enthusiasm for Literature makes his Seminars so worthwhile. I learn so much and am very inspired by the details of the subject. The Canterbury Tales has so much to teach us and Professor Luzzi makes it relevant for today’s world
Susan Steer does a wonderful job of taking you on a tour of a city, especially one you don't know. Mantua is, as she notes, one of the less visited Italian cities due to its location. But, as she explains. there's an amazing number of lovely and interesting sites to see once you're there. She covers them all and whets your appetite to see for yourself in person.
The presenter gave a quick introduction about glass history and focused on glass making in America. The major focus was on Tiffany. It was terrific to learn about the kinds of glass he developed and used in making stained glass windows and lamps, etc. I never knew about this topic before but enjoyed seeing how they were used. I am glad I learned more about studio glass makers.
This has been a superb series of fascinating lectures, well researched, produced and presented, as always, by Kate Bolton Porciatti. I have been introduced to many artists, collectors, and writers, some of whom were new to me, and whose work I will now seek out.
This series was outstanding in many ways: It was so interesting, particularly seeing how many Americans loved Florence and the Renaissance. Kate was the reason for this.
Another great talk with Dr Finn Ballard, who never disappoints. The Berlin Airlift was a remarkable success for the West and changed the political future of Europe after WW2. The details of this year-long extraordinary effort are worth examining and this talk does that and more.
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