Maya Worlds - Ancient Splendors, Modern Legacies with George L. Scheper, PhD

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Course Title: Maya Worlds - Ancient Splendors, Modern Legacies

Instructor: George L. Scheper

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October 25, 2023 - December 06, 2023 (6 Sessions)  

Thursday, 6 PM ET 

Virtual via Zoom


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn what modern archaeological and anthropological research has shown about the origin and development of ancient Maya civilization, including the formative, classic, and Post-Classic periods, along with an overview of Maya civilization in the historical era, from the 16th century contact period to the present. Lectures will be richly illustrated and interdisciplinary in scope.


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ABOUT George L. Scheper, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Advanced Academic Programs, Johns Hopkins University

George L. Scheper (Ph.D., Princeton) is Senior Lecturer in Liberal Arts and former Director of the Odyssey Program (lifelong learning and educational enrichment for adults) at Johns Hopkins University. His interdisciplinary humanities teaching focuses on Pre-Columbian and Native American Studies, and on urban cultural histories, especially of NYC and of turn-of-the-century culture circa 1900. He has directed fifteen National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institutes for college and university faculty on Pre-Columbian and Native American topics, convened onsite in the U.S., Mexico, and Central and South America. His publications include many articles and reviews on cultural studies; a survey of British Literature text for a tele-course by Maryland Public Broadcasting; a bio-critical study of Oxford don and detective fiction writer J. I. M. Stewart.

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 Event Date
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
6:00pm EDT

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
8:00pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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50% discount. Employment status will be confirmed
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