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Great Courses: Turning Points in Modern History

Thursday, November 19

10:00 am - 11:00 am


Thursday, November 19th 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.
November 19th– 1676—Van Leeuwenhoek’s Microscope ( Episode 7) 1751—Diderot’s Enlightenment Encyclopedia (Episode 8) 1787—The American Experiment (Episode 9)
Suggested Readings:
(Episode 7) —Brook, Timothy. Vermeer’s Hat : the 17th Century and the Dawn of the Global World (put it on hold or download it on Overdrive); Waller, John. Discovery of the Germ (download it on Overdrive); Schama, Simon. The Embarrassment of Riches (Episode 8)— Blom, Philipp. Enlightening the World; Himmelfarb, Gertrude. The Roads to Modernity —(Episode 9) Himmelfarb,Gertrude. The Roads to Modernity; Winik, Jay. The Great Upheaval (put it on hold or download it on Hoopla/Overdive)
These episodes are available for viewing using the library’s streaming service Kanopy.
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.