15% Off Context Classics
Celebrating 1 Year of Conversations
For the next two weeks, we invite you to join one (or all!) of our Context Classics at 15% off. These compelling Seminars, launched in the early days, are a must-experience for any Conversations fan.
This was an excellent and compelling course on Picasso's Guernica and the Spanish Civil War. We had visited Madrid in the spring of 2017 and had the opportunity to see Guernica at the Reina Sofia Museum. Dr. Beriso's well-structured, informative and intriguing course enabled us to appreciate the work much better and to understand the true horror surrounding the bombing of Guernica, understand the political environment at the time, and appreciate how other sources of art by both Picasso and other artists were used in the work. The lectures were always fascinating and Dr. Beriso was an extremely knowledge source and effective presenter of the subject.
Visual & audible feast to digest about ancient Egyptian cuisine & culture.
One of the great joys of our COVID winter has been discovering all the rich resources available online through virtual lectures and courses, and none has been better than the presentations of Dr. Richard Bell. We have become huge fans of his historical discussions. We have taken his extended courses with One Day University as well as his one-hour lectures there, we have bought his on-disc course through The Teaching Company's Great Courses series, and now we have taken in our first Context Conversation with him. On each platform, we have found Dr. Bell insightful, accessible, witty and wise. We highly recommend his work to history lovers everywhere.
Tiago will become one of my favorite presenters. His expertise as an architect allows him to show the blueprints and schematics for the Taj Mahal and follow it up with detailed photos of the places mentioned by him in his careful and eloquent presentation. I felt I was visiting this most beautiful monument while learning its history simultaneously. I was able to pay attention to incredibly specific details that would gone unnoticed with the overwhelming beauty of the monument in a real visit. It was the best of both worlds.
I am a retired professor whose specialty is British and American Romantic literature. I have been inspired by Hilary Bockham's lectures on the Romantics, and this one on Shelley is no exception. She is a passionate and knowledgeable scholar. Shelley's short life was a complex one, and Hilary Bockham's presentation was surprisingly thorough given the time limitation. It was a wonderful "refresher" for me. She successfully illuminated her subject matter with her material as well as her obvious admiration for Shelley. As I have with all of her lectures to date, I came away from this one feeling uplifted and a bit closer to the poet!
The details and the pictures made me feel as if I were on a private tour.
Very informative with a great mix of history and present-day information! Loved the photos of architecture & building styles!
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I really enjoyed this presentation. It is a comprehensive discussion of origins, construction and design of the Taj Mahal. The slides were really helpful in understanding the design and intricacy of the ornamentation of the mausoleum. Definitely worthwhile!
I want to learn more about Scotland before I travel there so I can be more knowledgeable of where to visit and learn more about the castles 🏰! I could've spent the entire afternoon with Dr. Montgomery learning more about the history, culture, and the castles of Scotland!
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When you take one of Tiago's Context Seminars, "Your are there!" This time he took us to the splendorous Taj Majal and presented just the right balance of overview and details, He deftly communicated his awe of this grand memorial and its beautiful surroundings.
Dr. Taddeo presented a delightful illustrated lecture, telling us what 'Bridgerton' does—and does not—tell us about the Regency's complex culture.
He is truly a marvel, brilliant presentation given with humor and true affection for his subject. The depth of his knowledge is truly limitless. His programs are always so informative and his presentation style so engaging and the information indelibly absorbed. It's at least my 4th program with him, and I truly look forward to the next one!
Paul is an excellent presenter who knows the area so well. I really enjoyed the presentation.