History’s Greatest Voyages of Exploration
Thursdays, November 2, 16, & 30; December 7 & 14
10:00am | Special Interest Room | No Charge | Pre-registration required
Facilitator: Karen Zarse
Throughout history, one of the deepest human impulses has been the drive to explore, encounter and reveal the unknown. In this five-week study group, you will learn about the difficulties of cross-cultural exploration by the Jesuits and challenges of the Japanese mission of 1871 to study the Western civilization. Two remarkable women will also be studied, Ida Pfeiffer and Mary Kingsley. We will follow the evolution of a new kind of exploration, not for wealth or conquest but on behalf of science. Captain James Cook, Alexander von Humboldt, and Lewis and Clark chart the outlines of a natural world through discovery. In the harshest environments, the Arctic and Antarctic, reaching the limit becomes its own reward. Explorers have bound together the world we know today. Each session will incorporate video content from The Great Courses with Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, and include discussion led by the course facilitator.
There is no charge to attend but you must pre-register. A maximum of 15 participants will be accepted.Register