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Great Courses: Turning Points in Modern History

Thursday, October 29

10:00 am - 11:00 am


Thursday, October 15th and October 29th at 10:00 am. Turning Points in Modern History takes you on a far-reaching journey around the globe to shed light on how two dozen of the top discoveries, inventions, political upheavals, and ideas since 1400 have shaped the modern world. Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius Ph.D. will be our guide. View each episode on your own prior to our online discussion of the topics. These episodes are available for viewing using the library’s streaming service Kanopy.

October 15th  1433—The Great Voyages of Admiral Zheng He (Episode 1)  1453—The Fall of Constantinople (Episode 2)  1455—Gutenberg’s Print Revolution (Episode 3)

October 29th  1492—The Columbian Exchange (Episode 4)  1600—The British East India Company (Episode 5)  1648—The Treaty of Westphalia (Episode 6)

If you have not previously created an account with Kanopy, first set up your account through the library’s website so you have a free subscription.

To join Reference Librarian June Hesler for these live online discussions through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. If you have previously signed up for a Great Courses program you do not need to request an invite. You are already invited.