Tuesday, January 19, 2021 (All day) to Saturday, March 13, 2021 (All day)
It can be said that for each stage of Western history there was a capital city, a prime center from which power and culture radiated. This course highlights six magnificent cities that dominated their respective historical epochs: Venice in the High Renaissance; Madrid in the Age of Exploration; Amsterdam, Europe’s 17th century commercial wonder; Imperial Vienna in the Romantic era; and Victorian London in Britain’s Age of Empire. This sweeping historical journey culminates by chronicling the evolution of New York City, history’s first modern metropolis.
Bruce Elliott teaches courses in European cultural history for Stanford Continuing Studies and for OLLI programs at UC Berkeley, Sonoma State, and Dominican University. Fascinated by the distinct character of major cities and the pivotal role they’ve played as drivers for change, Dr. Elliott has made urban history a central focus of his research.
We will host two livestream Q&A classes with the faculty: Feb. 12, 11-noon (PT) and March 12, 11-noon (PT). Links for these sessions will be accessible in the "My Schedule" section of your Member Dashboard.
This "Encore" course is PRE-RECORDED with the exception of the two livestream Q&A classes. YouTube video links will be posted in "Course Materials" on Jan. 19 and available to view until March 20.