Events - Odyssey

 Location
Virtual Via Zoom
Baltimore, MD
Odyssey Virtual January 26, January 26, WednesdayBrought to you by Odyssey January 26, 2022 - March 30, 2022 (10 sessions) Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM ET A journal is a personal space where it’s safe to react to the world and interact with yourself. Using a multifocal approach and a panorama of writing experiences, this course is designed to help you learn specific writing skills as you develop a writing habit in a safe and supportive environment. You’ll be encouraged to record what you see, how you see it. Gain an appreciation for the possibilities of the journal through class discussions, writing prompts, and published entries by essayists, fiction writers, poets, neuroscientists, and other contemporary life watchers. Reflect. Use words. Be free. Have fun. Find yourself. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu  odysseyosburnspring-2022
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 Jan 26, 2022
 06:30 PM
Journal as Personal Essay
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual January 27, January 27, ThursdayBrought to you by Odyssey January 27, 2022 - February 17, 2022 (4 virtual sessions) Thursdays, 7 PM - 8 PM ET Virtual Lectures Only. Performance not included. Figaro, Figaro, Fi-ga-ro! Join Baltimore Concert Opera’s (BCO) Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Aaron Ziegel in a series of lectures designed to prepare and heighten your theatrical experience before attending BCO’s fully staged production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. The lectures will encompass an in-depth examination of the composer’s biography and operatic output in the context of his times and contemporaries. We will explore the history of comic opera and Rossini’s contributions to that legacy. We will uncover analytical insights into the work’s construction, performance practice, and reception history, in addition to hearing from some of the artists involved in BCO’s production. Whether you know Rossini’s music from Bugs Bunny or are new to the opera, you are sure to come away humming Rossini’s classic tunes! Beginning with an overview of Rossini's output during his prolific yet relatively brief career as an opera writer, we will focus especially on the emergence of the precocious composer's personal style in his early works written while he was just a teenager. Another essential aspect of the composer's musical makeup is the legacy of comic opera inherited from earlier composers including Mozart, Cimarosa, and Paisiello. These ingredients together lay the groundwork for The Barber of Seville, premiered a week before Rossini's 24th birthday. Turning to the work itself, the course will examine Rossini's compositional methods, his distinctive musical style idiom as exemplified in Il barbiere di Siviglia, the performance-practice traditions required in singing Rossini's music, the business of opera production in early 19th-century Italy, and the challenges of producing and interpreting this staple of the operatic repertory for today's audiences.barber-of-seville-virtual-lectur
 Jan 27, 2022
 07:00 PM
Barber of Seville - Virtual Lectures Only. Performance not included.
 Location
7900 Stephens Ave
Towson, MD
Odyssey Virtual January 27, January 27, ThursdayBrought to you by Odyssey January 27, 2022 - February 17, 2022 (4 Virtual Sessions) Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM ET Sunday, February 20, 2022 (In-Person Performance) Performance Tickets Included. Figaro, Figaro, Fi-ga-ro! Join Baltimore Concert Opera’s (BCO) Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Aaron Ziegel in a series of lectures designed to prepare and heighten your theatrical experience before attending BCO’s fully staged production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. The lectures will encompass an in-depth examination of the composer’s biography and operatic output in the context of his times and contemporaries. We will explore the history of comic opera and Rossini’s contributions to that legacy. We will uncover analytical insights into the work’s construction, performance practice, and reception history, in addition to hearing from some of the artists involved in BCO’s production. Whether you know Rossini’s music from Bugs Bunny or are new to the opera, you are sure to come away humming Rossini’s classic tunes! Odyssey members will receive class access and one ticket to the in-person performance of The Barber of Seville on February 20th at 3 PM ET. Beginning with an overview of Rossini's output during his prolific yet relatively brief career as an opera writer, we will focus especially on the emergence of the precocious composer's personal style in his early works written while he was just a teenager. Another essential aspect of the composer's musical makeup is the legacy of comic opera inherited from earlier composers including Mozart, Cimarosa, and Paisiello. These ingredients together lay the groundwork for The Barber of Seville, which premiered a week before Rossini's 24th birthday. Turning to the work itself, the course will examine Rossini's compositional methods, his distinctive musical style idiom as exemplified in Il barbiere di Siviglia, the performance-practice traditions required in singing Rossini's music, the business of opera production in early 19th-century Italy, and the challenges of producing and interpreting this staple of the operatic repertory for today's audiences. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu the-barber-of-seville
 Jan 27, 2022
 07:00 PM
Barber of Seville - In-Person performance & virtual lectures
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual February 02, February 2, WednesdayBrought to you by Odyssey This course is part of the certificate on aging. February 2 - March 9, 2022 (6 Session) Wednesdays, 6 PM - 8 PM ET Where did the time go? I still feel young until I look in the mirror!  Who are you calling “old?”  Many people, particularly Americans, have fought against the aging process for decades. But the pandemic has upended how Americans perceive both quality of life and the aging process itself. This core curriculum course examines who is “old” and what that means in the post-Covid-19 world. The instructor, along with select guest speakers, will help students answer these questions and more: Do people still retire completely and if so, what do they do with their time? Where do they live—and how has the pandemic impacted those choices? How have relationships with family and friends changed? What adjustments have family caregivers had to make? What impact will the growing number of older adults have on healthcare and other organizations in this country?  What does the quality of life as we age truly mean? Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu odysseyfitzpatrick22
 Feb 02, 2022
 06:00 PM
Certificate on Aging - Introduction to Getting Older…In a Post-Pandemic World
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual February 08, February 8, TuesdayBrought to you by Odyssey  This course is part of the certificate on aging. February 8-March 1, 2022 (4 Sessions) Tuesdays, 7 - 8:30 PM ET The word “trauma” is a buzzword we hear a lot but what does it actually mean?  In this course, you will learn many aspects of trauma, the ways in which they show up, and how to use the tools of trauma-informed practice. With a mix of information, discussion, and case studies, learn how all of us can be more trauma-informed, and how that can contribute to a culture of safety, empowerment, and healing. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu   odysseywexlerspring22
 Feb 08, 2022
 07:00 PM
Trauma-Informed Practice: Brain Science, Clinical Treatment, and Lived Experience
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual February 09, February 9, WednesdayBrought to you by Odyssey February 9, 2022 - March 9, 2022 (5 Sessions) Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET What do we actually know about the American Myth? How do we define it, who gets to shape it, and how does it affect the way we live today? Despite dealing with stories from over two hundred years ago, these questions are urgent and important today. Societies select and promote information about their past to help people develop a sense of their history and identity.  Much of this material is often overly simplified, half-true, excessively biased or just false. It’s often difficult to separate legend and popular misconceptions from historically accurate information.  This course will explore why myths arose, the role they play and what historians say really happened. It will attempt to assist students to think critically while challenging widespread misunderstandings. It will examine how popular culture, politics and education influence our knowledge of the past. Historical topics will include myths of the county’s founders; the old west; slavery, Civil War and Reconstruction; American wars; and the presidents. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu  The perspectives and opinions expressed by the speaker(s) during this program are those of the speaker(s) and not, necessarily, those of Johns Hopkins University and the scheduling of any speaker at an alumni event or program does not constitute the University’s endorsement of the speaker’s perspectives and opinions.myth-and-american-history
 Feb 09, 2022
 06:30 PM
Myth and American History
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey February 10, February 10, ThursdayBrought to you by Odyssey February 10, 2022 - March 17, 2022 Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM ET Part II of this course will be offered in the Fall 2022 semester. This course will focus on select film projects which provide a unique lens through which we may analyze both the oppressive nature of Black life in America and the resounding spirit that fashions  the improvisation and accompaniment, representation, participation, and creative agency necessary for survival in this ever-changing disunited America  This course will feature the following films and documentaries: Simple yet riveting, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till articulates the madness of racism in the South of the 1950s. Combining archival photos and footage with deeply felt interviews, this documentary tells the harrowing story of what happened when a 14-year-old black boy from Chicago, visited his relatives in Mississippi.  The reaction of his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, to his violent murder galvanized the nation and forever changed the course of the civil rights movement in the United States. I Am Not Your Negro is a 2016 documentary film and social critique directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin's recollections of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as his personal observations of American history.[3] It was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards and won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary. Jump at the Sun intersperses insights from leading scholars and rare footage of the rural South (some of it shot by Zora herself) with re-enactments of a revealing 1943 radio interview. Hurston biographer, Cheryl Wall, traces Zora's unique artistic vision back to her childhood in Eatonville, Florida, the first all-black incorporated town in the U.S. In Culture Criticism and Transformation, Bell Hooks displays the factors behind and beyond media scenes and scenarios on the presentation of the American Social and Cultural life, mainly the attribution is given to one group over another whether it is a sexist one or a race gendered more precisely the “White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy” which relate directly to the domination system we are living in our society. This documentary should be a wake-up call to all of us, we should be more careful about how media intends to dominate and influence our thoughts and ideas.  Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools is a feature-length documentary that takes a close look at the educational, judicial, and societal disparities facing Black Girls. Inspired by the groundbreaking book of the same name by renowned scholar, Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. The documentary confronts the ways in which the misunderstanding of Black girlhood has led to excessive punitive discipline which in turn disrupts one of the most important factors in their lives, their education.  Sixty years after the Little Rock Nine faced mobs of racially charged hatred and became cornerstones of the Civil Rights movement, Teach Us All:  Segregation & Education in the U.S., examines how the present-day United States education system fails to live up to that promise of desegregation as it slides back into a re-segregation of its modern school. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu critical-black-film-studies-part
 Feb 10, 2022
 06:30 PM
Critical Black Film Studies - Part I
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual February 14, February 14, MondayBrought to you by Odyssey February 14, 2022 - March 21, 2022 Monday, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET In this course, participants will read, analyze, and discuss much of the poetry – lyric and narrative – and some of the prose of William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats. Rebels against convention and the history of that period, these poets’ lives were as exciting as their evocative and prescient poetry. Please obtain this text for the course: ENGLISH ROMANTIC POETS: AN ANTHOLOGY, edited by Stanley Appelbaum, Dover Thrift Edition Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu odysseyagresspoetsspring22
 Feb 14, 2022
 06:30 PM
19th-Century English Romantic Poets
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual February 14, February 14, MondayBrought to you by Odyssey February 14 - March 14, 2022 (5 sessions) Monday, 6:30 - 8:30 PM ET During this course, we explore the art, history, and cultures of the American Southwest, from ancient Native American homeland to contemporary cultural mosaic. We begin our exploration some 2,000 years ago, when the Southwest was the homeland of the Ancestral Pueblo people (the “Anasazi”), visiting such major archaeological sites as Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, and Canyon de Chelly, with their spectacular residential compounds, cliff dwellings, and intriguing petroglyphs. We then turn our attention to the historical communities of the Hopi, Zuni, and other Pueblo peoples of New Mexico and Arizona, along with their Navajo and Apache neighbors. We then consider the impact of the coming of the Spanish in the 16th and 17th centuries, and then the arrival of Anglo traders and settlers, the coming of the railroads and the influx of Easterners, and the genesis of the Southwest as a multicultural mecca, with a vibrant avant-garde arts scene extending from the 1920’s to the present day. Each week I will send ahead some readings that you may wish to peruse for that class Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu odysseyscheperspring22
 Feb 14, 2022
 06:30 PM
The American Southwest
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual February 17, February 17, ThursdayBrought to you by Odyssey February 17. 2022 - March 10, 2022 (4 Sessions) Thursdays 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET Gary Snyder is a Pulitzer Prize winning poet, devoted Zen practitioner, nature writer, and environmental activist.   Within his work, Snyder blends his Zen Buddhist vision and practice and earthly wisdom with his love of place and the wild to question and illuminate what human qualities are necessary not only to survive but also to flourish during our residence on earth.  Leslie Marmon Silko, of mixed ancestry, has spent the majority of her life on the Laguna Pueblo Reservation.  She portrays life by adjusting various cultural lenses, much as do the characters which she creates. With lyrical voices, these two respected writers ferret out major issues which deserve, merit, a very considered attention. Classes One and Two:  The Practice of the Wild by Gary Snyder. Nine of Snyder’s evocative essays, collected from different parts of his life, form his work The Practice of the Wild. Classes Three and Four:  Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko. Many critics, if not the majority, portray Leslie Mormon’s Silko’s Ceremony as the greatest novel of Native American Literature. Short meditation practices and short writing exercises will be part of this class. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu   odysseywebsterspring22
 Feb 17, 2022
 06:30 PM
Gary Snyder and Leslie Marmon Silko: Magical, Earthbound Voices for Our Time
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual February 23, February 23, WednesdayBrought to you by Odyssey February 23, 2022 (1 Session) Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET In today's volatile business environment, every entrepreneur—business owner, writer, artist, musician—must develop marketing skills. The first step is to develop your marketing plan. In this workshop, small business owner and award-winning writer, Barbara Morrison, will help you get started on your marketing plan. Beginning with the three questions you must first answer to guide your marketing strategy, we will look at the marketing tools that work today and discuss the pros and cons of different promotional strategies. You will come away with the start of an effective marketing plan. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu odysseymorrisonmarketingspring22
 Feb 23, 2022
 06:30 PM
Get Started on Your Marketing Plan
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual February 28, February 28, MondayBrought to you by Odyssey February 28, 2022 - May 2, 2022 Mondays, 6:30 - 8:15 PM ET Write that novel you've been dreaming about, with support and guidance. This is the second part of a two-semester course that is designed as a standalone and a pairing; new students are welcome and will receive additional asynchronous instruction. This course will cover what makes a good novel concept and approaches to drafting a novel. Students will receive feedback from each other and the instructor on outlines and excerpts of their work in progress. The course will also address next steps for revising and publishing novels. Students may follow course goals to finish half of a novel in each semester or find their own pace. Memoirists are welcome to join. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu   odysseygoldspring22
 Feb 28, 2022
 06:30 PM
Writing Your Novel Part 2
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey March 01, March 1, TuesdayBrought to you by Odyssey March 2, 2022 - March 29, 2022 (5 Sessions) Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM ET An alternative to a writing workshop where participants critique each other’s writing, this course is a practicum focusing on sentence-level improvement. Using a method the co-instructors developed called “the sentence-composing approach,” participants practice sentence strategies used by authors ranging from J. R. R. Tolkien to J. K. Rowling. In building better sentences, participants learn to do what successful authors do, and will leave each session with sentence-building tools applicable to almost any kind of writing--academic, business, literary, or personal. Supplemental Materials - All materials are created by the Killgallons, provided during each session, then emailed to participants to use and keep. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu improving-writing-through-a-sent
 Mar 01, 2022
 06:30 PM
Improving Writing Through a Sentence-Composing Approach
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey March 03, March 3, ThursdayBrought to you by Odyssey March 3, 2022 - April 7, 2022 (Friday, April 9, 2022 - Optional In-Person Field Trip to the Library of Congress) Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM ET This class will focus on one of the most important issues of our time, the history, science, and archaeology of pandemics. From the diseases of the mummies of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt to the current SARs-CoV-2 pandemic, we will examine what is known from archaeological evidence, historical manuscripts, along with ancient DNA and molecular biology, about the long history of large-scale human disease outbreaks and pandemics. Participants will learn how ancient DNA evidence, combined with historical records, is shedding new light on the deep history of diseases like smallpox and other pathogens, and learn how cultures of the past dealt with the pathologies caused by viral and bacterial diseases. The course will also survey the history of zoonotic spillover and what archaeological and historical evidence can tell us about its long history, including modern zoonotic diseases like HIV, Ebola, and COVID-19.  The course will include an optional field trip to the Library of Congress to look at rare materials relating to the history of diseases and medical texts from the medieval and early modern periods that help shed light on our current pandemic. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu archeology-of-pandemics-
 Mar 03, 2022
 06:30 PM
Archeology of Pandemics
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual March 03, March 3, ThursdayBrought to you by Odyssey March 3, 2022 - March 24, 2022 (4 Sessions) Thursdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET Life is difficult, but it’s better when you can laugh about it. Students will write, workshop, and present five to ten-minute comedic monologues inspired by their real-life experiences. Works and performances from funny people including Mark Twain, Richard Pryor, and Hannah Gadsby, among others will be explored. A live presentation of the final piece will be presented on the last day of class. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu   odysseyhewettspring22
 Mar 03, 2022
 06:30 PM
Finding the Funny: Humor Writing and Performance
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual March 10, March 10, ThursdayBrought to you by Odyssey This course is part of the certificate on aging. March 10- April 14, 2022 (6 sessions) Thursdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Curious about learning about resources and opportunities available for elders? Connect with leaders in the field of aging to learn about programs and services and how to access what you need. The course will offer information on how to advocate for yourself, and, also as a caregiver on behalf of a family member. Opportunities to engage as elders and remain active will also be presented. Through thoughtful discussions and presentations, explore as we navigate our own journey. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu odysseydhawangrayspring22
 Mar 10, 2022
 06:30 PM
Certificate on Aging - Programs and Resources for Elders
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual March 14, March 14, MondayBrought to you by Odyssey March 14th - April 18th (6 Sessions) Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM ET Art. Bohemia. The Moulin Rouge. All just a day in the life of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901). Join us to learn more about this wildly exciting figure of art history! The focus of this course will be on his early artistic education under the guidance of Rene Princetau, Leon Bonnnat and Fernand Cormon. We'll also discuss his bohemian life at Montmartre and Moulin Rouge with fine examples of portraits, nudes and cabaret compositions. Finally, we'll examine his drawings, paintings on carboard, pastels and his contribution to lithographic poster design. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.eduthe-art-and-life-of-henri-toulou
 Mar 14, 2022
 06:30 PM
The Art and Life of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey March 16, March 16, WednesdayBrought to you by Odyssey March 16, 2022 - April 13, 2022 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:15 PM ET Terms like climate crises, population decline, and global warming fill the news on any given day, but what do they mean to us? Humans have been a part of the Earth’s ecosystem for approximately 300,000 years but the most dramatic impacts of people on this system have occurred in the last 300 years.  How did we get where we are today? The major impacts of humans on planetary ecosystems include global warming, overuse of water from aquifers and rivers, and massive deforestation which leads to steep declines in biodiversity including species losses. The last 200 years have seen rapid population growth - from one billion in about 1830 to approximately 8 billion today with an increase of over 200,000 persons every day. This course will introduce you to the history of the population including which national populations are currently growing or shrinking, the roles of agricultural and economic growth on population growth, globalization and what it means to communities across the globe, and the ways that population size are estimated – today and for the future. What will this planet look like in 2050? What role does the climate crisis play?  What about non-renewable resources?  We will explore potential impacts including migration, mortality risks, and rates, and how levels of fertility and contraception are changing around the world as well as incentives and disincentives for childbearing and the small family norm. Finally, we will explore some of the innovative ways that science and technology could mitigate the impacts of global warming, including negative emissions technologies, desalinization to provide access to potable water, and alternative energy sources. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu people-and-the-planet-the-ways-h
 Mar 16, 2022
 07:00 PM
People and the Planet: The Ways Humans Impact the Earth
Odyssey Virtual March 23, March 23, WednesdayBrought to you by Odyssey March 23, 2022 - April 27, 2022 (6 sessions) Wednesday, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET Why should we learn about autobiography? What is gained by writing an autobiography? Should we all write one? Is there a right moment to write one? In this course, we will break down the why, what, and when of writing an autobiography. Using several model examples as a backdrop, we will answer these questions to inspire students to write and discuss their own short essays on the key events and people that have shaped their lives and personalities. This course is highly interactive and all will be encouraged to participate in discussion and writing.   Supplemental Readings Gordon W Allport: Becoming. Basic Considerations for a Psychology of Personality (Yale University Press, 1955, 106 pages).   Laura Marcus: Autobiography. A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2018, 145 pages)   Qi Wang et al: Culture, Memory, and Narrative Self-Making Journal of ImaginaBon, CogniBon, and Personality: Consciousness in Theory, Research & Clinical Practice. 2017, Vol. 37, No. 2, pages 199-223.   Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy   A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu exploring-the-autobiography
 Mar 23, 2022
 06:30 PM
Exploring the Autobiography
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey March 28, March 28, MondayBrought to you by Odyssey March 28, 2022 - May 2, 2022 Mondays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET History has the power to shape our perceptions of reality, our lives, and our world. But that power is often misused or abused. "The Challenge of History," is designed for students to learn the tools historians use to recreate the past with accuracy so they can critically challenge myths and falsehoods, including Abraham Lincoln’s wrestling career, the 1938 War of the Worlds “Hoax,” and the darkest end of this spectrum – Holocaust Denial. Students will leave invigorated and prepared to separate fact from fiction when learning about the past. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu the-challenge-of-history-the-pow
 Mar 28, 2022
 06:00 PM
The Challenge of History: The Power of History and Those Who Abuse it
 Location
3101 Wyman Park Dr
Baltimore, MD
Odyssey March 30, March 30, WednesdayBrought to you by Odyssey Wednesday, March 30, 2022 6:00 - 8:00 PM ET Learners will discuss the concepts of ethics, the importance of ethical decision-making, and the useful role of Kantian ethics in policing. Kantian ethics refers to a deontological ethical theory developed by German philosopher Immanuel Kant that is based on the notion that: "It is impossible to think of anything at all in the world, or indeed even beyond it, that could be considered good without limitation except a goodwill." By the end of this session, you will be able to define and identify the elements of ethics, discuss the components of the policing ethic, and identify and explain the importance of Kantian ethics in policing. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu kant-on-the-beat-kantian-ethics-
 Mar 30, 2022
 06:00 PM
Kant on the Beat: Kantian Ethics and the Modern Police Officer
Odyssey March 31, March 31, ThursdayBrought to you by Odyssey Thursday, March 31, 2022 (1 session) Thursday, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   Seventy years on, the global cataclysm known as World War II, as well as its crippling aftermath, continues to capture the attention and imaginations of filmmakers around the world. From classical directors like Alfred Hitchcock (Saboteur) to more modern, technically stunning visual stylists such as Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan), this devastating conflict between nations still inspires captivating stories on the big screen, exploring the “how” and “why” of such an unthinkable event. Marc explores clips of several films that portray historical figures and real-life incidents that profoundly impacted and devastated lives. Besides the above mentioned, films Marc examines include: The Pianist, Patton, Julia and The Bridge at Remagen Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu   odysseylapadulawarspring22
 Mar 31, 2022
 06:30 PM
The Reel World: 5 True Stories of World War II
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Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey April 06, April 6, WednesdayBrought to you by Odyssey April 6, 2022 - April 27, 2022 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM ET This course is part of the Certificate on Aging.  This course reviews the legal context in which issues associated with aging are addressed—issues such as guardianship, trusts, Powers of Attorney, Medicaid, and long-term care. The course also examines Social Security and other eligibility issues as well as housing, community-based care, probate and wills, and advance directives regarding medical care and surrogate medical decision making.  Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu the-law-and-aging
 Apr 06, 2022
 06:30 PM
The Law and Aging
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey Virtual April 13, April 13, WednesdayBrought to you by Odyssey April 13, 2022 (1 session) Wednesday, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET Whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, whether you are working on short pieces or a book-length manuscript, whether you are an outliner or a pantser, at some point in the writing/revision process you have to make sure your story has a sound structure. We will look at multiple ways to structure a story to engage and keep the reader’s attention. We will also practice analyzing the structure of several stories. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu odysseymorrisonstoryspring22
 Apr 13, 2022
 06:30 PM
Build a Strong Story Structure
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey Virtual April 18, April 18, MondayBrought to you by Odyssey April 18, 2022 - May 23, 2022 (6 Sessions) Mondays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET Although Faulkner is considered one of the greatest 20th – Century American writers, his work – especially in the 21st century – is considered problematic. Particularly controversial was his portrayal of race and class. In this course, participants will read three of Faulkner’s most popular novels – “Light in August,” “The Sound of the Fury,” and “Absalom, Absalom.” In addition, participants will explore two famous short stories: “A Rose for Emily” and “Dry September.” These readings will contribute to the class discussion each week. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu william-faulkner-s-un-politicall
 Apr 18, 2022
 06:30 PM
William Faulkner's Un-Politically Correct South
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey May 04, May 4, WednesdayBrought to you by Odyssey This course is part of the certificate on aging. May 4, 2022 - June 1, 2022 Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM ET An inevitable part of our lives, death and dying, is often accompanied by fear, dread, sadness, avoidance, and discomfort. Recognizing people's different comfort levels, this course addresses the many issues surrounding death and dying, and offers practical pathways for coping. Participants examine their own and others' feelings about death, especially as these impact resistance to end-of-life planning and preparation. We also consider different religious and cultural funeral practices; the process of grieving; normal and abnormal grief and mourning; appropriate interventions to help; and the processes of healing and re-entry.  Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu death-grief-and-end-of-life-plan
 May 04, 2022
 06:00 PM
Death, Grief, and End-of-Life Planning
 Location
3101 Wyman Park Dr
Baltimore, MD
Odyssey May 04, May 4, WednesdayBrought to you by Odyssey May 4, 2022 - May 25, 2022 (May 21, 2022, Field Study at Cylburn Arboretum, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm) Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM ET Digital technology has dramatically altered how we take pictures.  This course will help you understand the fundamentals of photography and how they apply to the digital world.  The course includes classroom "hands-on" instruction, discussion, and field study.  We will cover topics such as shutter speeds, f stops or apertures, depth of field, white balance, histograms as well as how to properly compose an image for maximum impact.  Learn how to fully use the features of your camera to create higher-quality images that you will be proud to share with friends and family. This course includes a field study at Cylburn Arboretum, located at 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209. Transportation is not provided. More information can be found here. Participants must provide their own camera equipment. For questions related to equipment, please contact Lewis Katz at olympus21209 at yahoo.com. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu discovering-digital-photography
 May 04, 2022
 07:00 PM
Discovering Digital Photography
 Location
10 Art Museum Dr
Baltimore, MD
Odyssey May 12, May 12, ThursdayBrought to you by Odyssey May 12, 2022 Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 PM ET One of the most important questions of the 21st century is whether China and the United States will go to war. There are many reasons to suggest they will including the dangers associated with a rising power (China) confronting an existing hegemon (US), conflicting ideologies and numerous flashpoints (Taiwan, South China Sea, human rights). But there are also reasons to suggest that peace will prevail including the sobering prospect of nuclear conflict and the costs of economic decoupling. This class will assess the reasons why war is and is not likely, leaving it to the students to make their own determination.  Your tuition includes dinner at Gertrude's!  Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu war-with-china-will-we-or-won-t-
 May 12, 2022
 06:30 PM
War with China: Will We or Won't We?
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey May 17, May 17, TuesdayBrought to you by Odyssey May 17, 2002 - June 21, 2022 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:20 PM ET This course is an introduction to Greek and Roman Mythology. We will look at the myths and mythological figures of ancient Greece and Rome and discuss various myths depicted through literature, poems, and film. Participants will leave with an understanding of why mythology is consistently popular, how those myths resonate with our everyday life, and their impacts on society. During this process, we will explore and deepen our understanding of Greek and Roman culture, and the ways those myths have influenced popular stories and fairy tales. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu greek-and-roman-mythology-
 May 17, 2022
 06:30 PM
Greek and Roman Mythology
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey May 17, May 17, TuesdayBrought to you by Odyssey May 17, 2022 Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 PM ET Some 500 years ago occurred the remarkable culture clash between the Aztecs under their Emperor Montezuma and Spanish Conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés, along with vast numbers of Indigenous allies. New scholarship has given us a very different picture of these events and of the main actors than was common until very recently. Part I - The Aztec Empire The session begins with an overview of Aztec history and culture in the centuries immediately preceding the arrival of the Spanish, with a focus on the indigenous capital of Tenochtitlan. We will explore the origins and development of Aztec culture, focusing on the monuments and artifacts of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan and its central Templo Mayor. We will look through the lenses of archaeology, history, art, literature and comparative religion to arrive at an understanding of the dynamics of Aztec culture in the past, and its reverberations in the present day. Part II - The Spanish Entrada We then move on to consider the dynamics of what has traditionally been called the "Spanish Conquest," but which we now know involved a great deal of indigenous agency, and the emergence of colonial Mexico City on the ruins of the Aztec capital. We consider the existing Spanish presence in the Caribbean, the mission of Cortes, his progress across central Mexico, and the fateful meeting with the Aztec Emperor Montezuma. We trace the story of the Spanish entrance into Tenochtitlan, the house-arrest of Montezuma, and the Aztec/Mexica resistance that drove the Spanish out of the city, the famous Noche triste, followed by the subsequent victorious return of the Spanish a year later, and the overthrow of the Aztec Empire and the establishment of colonial Mexico City on the ruins of Tenochtitlan. Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy A portion of this registration fee will support future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu the-aztec-empire-and-the-spanish
 May 17, 2022
 06:30 PM
The Aztec Empire and the Spanish Conquest