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Registrations for courses will be extended another week until February 24th. If you are interested in Gary Hylander's course please let me know and send your paperwork in asap. Ann Sears TUES class is filled, but her FRIDAY class still has a few seats available , as do Museum Controversies with Leah Niederstadt
The American Radical Tradition 6 sessions Thursdays 10:00 - 11:30am — March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, (skip 12th) & 19 The Edgewood Church of Christ 25 Edgewood St. Mansfield, MA
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution mark the onset of the American Radical Tradition. With the Declaration, Americans unkinged the king (George III) and declared that all power derives from the people. The Preamble to the Constitution called for a “more perfect Union” and to secure the “Blessings of Liberty” for all Americans. From the very beginning of the Republic, Americans have been inspirited by the tradition of dissent and the question of what constitutes “a more perfect Union.” Join us as we discuss how issues such as political freedom, slavery and civil rights, women’s rights, equality before the law, America at war and much more have worked to shape the life and times of America and to inform the broad narrative of the American Radical Tradition. Please read Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience”. Gary L. Hylander, PhD, is presently an adjunct professor of history and education at Framingham State University and a program supervisor of student teachers at Boston University. __________________________________________________________________________________________ Keep the Home Fires Burning: Music during World War II
Two identical classes of 6 sessions each
Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:45 PM — March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 & 10 Class Filled
Fridays 9:00 - 10:15 am — March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 & 13 Watson Room 222
World War II was the first war fought by Americans after technology made mass distribution of music possible. The increased audience enabled leaders and ordinary people on all sides of the war to use music for various purposes on the home front and across operational theaters of war. Music provided comfort, vented emotion, exhorted patriotism, commented on politics, and helped shape public opinion and morale. We will look at music and how it was treated during the war years through American popular song; British song and the BBC; Oklahoma! and musical theater; film music; radio, including the infamous Tokyo Rose; music in Germany and several concentration camps .
Ann Sears, PhD, Professor of Music at Wheaton College _____________________________________________________________________________________ Museum Controversies: Past & Present 6 sessions Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:30am March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 & 10 Wheaton College TBA
What do a bust of Nefertiti, the display of mummies or plasticized human bodies, and former US Senator Jesse Helms have in common? They are all related, in one way or another, to museum and related controversies. Museums are among the most trusted of public institutions yet, since their founding in the 17 th century, they have often been sites of controversy. In this course, we will explore museum controversies ranging from the repatriation of objects to the Body Worlds phenomenon, from censorship to forgeries, and from "failed” exhibitions to deaccessioning. We will consider why such controversies arise, how they develop over time, and what we can learn from them. Case studies will be drawn from a number of different cultures. Leah Niederstadt, Assistant Professor of Museum Studies/Art History & Curator of the Permanent Collection, Wheaton College
Registration:Please make out check to NICE – Final Registration date –February 24, 2018Mail check: Attention: Paula MacDonald Wheaton College 26 East Main St. Norton, MA 02766. Fee is $40 per course.Withdrawal policy: $35 refund if NICE office isnotified by telephone (508-286-3630) one week prior to class. Texts, if assigned, are available at Wheaton College Old Town Hall Bookstore for a 20% discount. We will notify you by mail at least 2 weeks before class starts to confirm your enrollment, send driving & parking directions and classroom location, and recommended or required reading.
Name must be on class list for first class. No monies accepted at the door.
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