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History

History comes to life in a range of engaging courses that share varied voices, stories and perspectives on the past. Gain insights on the world today through a deeper understanding of history. Rice University and community historians introduce you to the extraordinary people and events that shaped our city, nation and world.

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Name Instructor Format Schedule start date AVAILABILITY

World War II: The War with Europe

John Bradley On-campus 7–9 p.m. 20180213 Feb. 13, 2018 Open

The British Empire and Its Legacy

Newell Boyd On-campus 2–3:30 p.m. 20180322 March 22, 2018 Open

Beyond Pocahontas: Native Americans in the 19th Century

Fay Yarbrough On-campus 1:30–3 p.m. 20180320 March 20, 2018 Open

Lucy’s Legacy Revisited

Dirk Van Tuerenhout On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. 20180412 Apr. 12, 2018 Open

The World of Medieval Knights

World of Medieval Knights Instructors On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. 20171019 Oct. 19, 2017 Closed

City in a City: Community Identity and Houston’s Sprawl

City in a City Instructors On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. 20171004 Oct. 04, 2017 Closed

Seeking India: A Cultural Journey

Sravana Borkataky-Varma On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. 20171004 Oct. 04, 2017 Closed

Seeking India: A Cultural Journey

Sravana Borkataky-Varma On-campus 10–11:30 a.m. 20171005 Oct. 05, 2017 Closed

Origins of Islam

Lisa Balabanlilar On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. 20170918 Sept. 18, 2017 Closed

World War II: The War With Japan

John Bradley On-campus 7–9 p.m. 20170919 Sept. 19, 2017 Closed

The Russian Romanovs: 100 Years After the Revolution

Newell Boyd On-campus 2–3:30 p.m. 20170928 Sept. 28, 2017 Closed

The Multifaceted Life of Thomas Jefferson

John B. Boles On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. 20170928 Sept. 28, 2017 Closed

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