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Great Courses: Turning Points in Modern History

Thursday, February 4

10:00 am - 11:00 am


Thursday, February 4th 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.
February 4th, 2021: Last episodes in the series. 1972—China Enters the World Balance (Episode 22) 1989—The Fall of the Berlin Wall (Episode 23) 2004—The Rise of Social Media (Episode 24)
Suggested Readings:
(Episode 22) Lovell, Julia. The Opium War. (Put it on hold) MacMillan, Margaret.  Nixon and Mao. (Put it on hold) Mitter, Rana. Modern China. (Put it on hold) Spence, Jonathan. Mao Zedong. (Put it on hold) (Episode 23) Hitchcock, William. The Struggle for Europe. (Put it on hold) Taylor, Fred. The Berlin Wall. (Put it on hold) (Episode 24) Levy, Steven. Facebook: The Inside Story. (Put it on hold) Aral, Sinan. The Hype Machine. (Put it on hold)
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.