Oxford College of Emory University is hosting a series of interactive classes for the community this spring.
The classes begin Tuesday, and a different class is scheduled through April 26, offering several fields of study.
The first offering, Tuesday, March 22 from 4-5 p.m. in the community room at Oxford City Hall, is The Making of the Pre-modern World: Archeological Research Digs up Old Artifacts and New Ideas. It will be taught by Aaron Jonas Stutz, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Liv Nilsson Stutz, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Emory College.
Stutz and Stutz have led survey, excavation and analysis of the archaeological layers preserved at the Mughr el-Hamamah site in the Jordan Valley since 2008.
On Monday, March 28, the community classroom series will offer Shakespeare and the Secrets of the First Folio from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Williams Hall. The class will be taught by Tiffany Stern, Professor of Early Modern Drama at Oxford University, University College. Stern is a specialist in Shakespeare, and will discuss the collection of plays printed in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death.
A history class will kick off April’s sessions, with Lurleen Wallace and the 1966 Alabama Governor’s Race on Tuesday, April 19 from 4-5 p.m. in the community room of Oxford City Hall. The class will be taught by Susan Ashmore, Professor of History. Oxford’s specialist in modern southern history will share the story of how Wallace succeeded her husband as Governor of Alabama and contributed to the rise of conservatism after 1966.
The final session in the community classroom series is A Conservation about Climate Change on April 26 from 4-5 p.m. in the community room of Oxford City Hall. The class will be taught by Theodosia Wade, Senior Lecturer of Biology, and Oxford College’s specialist in environmental science. Wade plans to use the session to address the controversial matters of climate change and invite attendees to do the same.
For more information on the classes call 770-784-8389.