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

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