I thoroughly enjoyed this class. the breadth of her knowledge and research was incredible.
Very good historical overview. I would have like 10 minutes on things to see/do as a visitor.
The presentation was well organized and evenly paced. Dr. LeFevre's enthusiastic presentation was very interesting and thoughtful. I have a a much better understanding of the historical development of this beautiful city.
I am planning a trip to Belgium whenever I can travel again. I was hoping to get a sense of the size, scope and traditions of this part of the world. With this information I would be better prepared in making travel plans.
I'm a retired history professor, and though this era and this continent were not my major field, I'm somewhat well informed about the general history of this time period in Europe. I thought Dr. Lefevre's presentation was very good, especially about what was specific to Bruges. I have visited there three times, as an awestruck tourist, and though I read the guidebooks, it was great to hear about some things in more detail. My only quibble would be that I wish she had said more about the art (which I love) and maybe a bit more about the general culture of the people. I was dying to ask what the locals thought of 'the' movie (which I loved, mostly for the scenery, except for the language) but decided that wasn't quite suited to the occasion.