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Announcing the Spring Lecture Series

LLM announces another outstanding spring lecture season, offered virtually only.

On Tuesdays from April 11 to May 30, 2023, Dr. Peter Harris is presenting The Roaring Twenties in New York, Paris and Berlin and on Thursdays from April 13 to June 1, 2023, Dr. Laura Carlson brings us Eight Meals that Changed the World.  LLM is pleased to be featuring these renowned speakers and their timely and popular topics this spring.

The virtual lecture format is:

 10:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.        Lecture        

 11:10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.         Brief Break             

 11:20 a.m. to 12:00 noon       Q&A             

 12:00 noon                              Lecture ends             

Please note that all lectures will be recorded. These recordings will be available to all participants for one week. You will receive an email with a link to the recording.



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The Roaring Twenties in New York, Paris and Berlin

When WWI ended, Berlin, Paris and New York City experienced astonishing cultural, political and social revolutions. This series explores some of the prominent areas of these revolutions, including art, design, music, politics, architecture, technologies, cinema and even fashion.

Brief Introduction to Eight Meals that Changed the World

In this series, Dr. Laura Carlson invites you to a seat at the table of eight meals that changed history. From the ancient remains of King Tutankhamen’s final funerary feast to John F. Kennedy’s biggest White House dinner, learn how food has been the backdrop to major moments throughout the world.

Each lecture will unpack the context of a specific meal from history, through which we will look at the cuisine of the period, examining how recipes and dishes were shaped by changing tides in technology, politics, religion, warfare and art.

From elite dining tables to humble street stalls, we will explore how historians and archaeologists use food and drink as sources in studying historical communities from the Roman Empire to medieval Mexico to revolutionary France. Sip, slurp and snack your way through this lecture series to learn how a great meal can change everything.


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