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Activism in Sports and Culture (Coursera)

Apr 19th 2021
Activism in Sports and Culture (Coursera)
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Sports have become an ever-present reflection of American culture, and an important symbol of the divisions and alliances in our society. Sports and political change walk hand in hand in America. The way that athletes and institutions deal with questions of race, economic hardship, nationalism, and political ties have [...]
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Tokyo Hillside, Tokyo Riverside: Exploring the Historical City (edX)

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Tokyo Hillside, Tokyo Riverside: Exploring the Historical City (edX)
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Learn about the rich history and social development of Tokyo as we explore the cultural heritage of the city’s northeastern neighborhoods. In recent years, Tokyo became a global tourist destination as interest in the city increased in the lead-up to the planned 2020 Olympics.
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Fundamentals of the Chinese character writing (Part 1) (Coursera)

Apr 19th 2021
Fundamentals of the Chinese character writing (Part 1) (Coursera)
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The course gives a concise survey of the Chinese character-writing tradition. You’ll master the fundamentals of the Chinese writing aesthetics; learn about the main phases of the characters’ evolution and about the great calligraphers of the past. You are going to distinguish 6 types of the Chinese written symbols, [...]
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Contemporary Russian Literature (Coursera)

Apr 19th 2021
Contemporary Russian Literature (Coursera)
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We are going to talk about Contemporary literature specifically, but it doesn’t include only the literature of the most recent years. It is technically a course on the history of literature, but the history starting from the late Soviet period up until today. The goal is to show [...]
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The Cosmopolitan Medieval Arabic World (Coursera)

Did you know that Arabic was for centuries the lingua franca in an area stretching from the south of Spain to the Chinese border? Did you know that the Middle East under Muslim rule in those days was the world’s beating heart of trade, but also of science and scholarship?
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A Voice of Their Own. Women's Spirituality in the Middle Ages. (Coursera)

Have you ever heard about medieval mysticism or medieval heresies? Have you ever wondered about the particular role women played in medieval spirituality? Do Hildegard of Bingen, Clare of Assisi, Marguerite Porete, the Cathar ladies or Isabel de Villena ring a bell? Have you ever felt like you wanted [...]
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Coexistence in Medieval Spain: Jews, Christians, and Muslims (Coursera)

This course explores Jewish, Christian, and Muslim intercultural relations in Iberia from the Visigothic era (6th century CE) until the creation of Queen Isabel I and King Ferdinand II Catholic Spain (late 15th century). We evaluate the many identities of the peninsula known as Christian Hispania, Jewish Sefarad, and [...]
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Age of Cathedrals (Coursera)

Apr 19th 2021
Age of Cathedrals (Coursera)
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An introduction to some of the most astonishing architectural monuments the world has ever known—Gothic cathedrals. We shall study the art, literature, intellectual life, economics, and new social arrangements that arose in the shadow of the cathedrals and that were such an important part of the revival of [...]
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Wonders of Ancient Egypt (Coursera)

Colossal pyramids, imposing temples, golden treasures, enigmatic hieroglyphs, powerful pharaohs, strange gods, and mysterious mummies are features of Ancient Egyptian culture that have fascinated people over the millennia. The Bible refers to its gods, rulers, and pyramids. Neighboring cultures in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean wrote about [...]
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Deciphering Secrets: The Illuminated Manuscripts of Medieval Europe (Coursera)

Apr 19th 2021
Deciphering Secrets: The Illuminated Manuscripts of Medieval Europe (Coursera)
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Perhaps no other relic of the European Middle Ages captures our imagination more than illuminated medieval manuscripts, or those documents decorated with images and colored pigments. Serving as windows unto a lost world of kings, ladies, faith, war, and culture, they communicate complex visual and textual narratives of Europe’s [...]
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