2023 Spring Seminars and Preview

Browse or download the Spring 2023 Catalog.

Register for Spring 2023 seminars.

[Registrations received by Tuesday, December 13, were considered in the first round of class assignments, which includes a lottery to allocate places in oversubscribed seminars. The Spring Preview was held on Sunday, December 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. A recording should be available soon.]

We are excited to add a fourth Writing to Remember (WTR) seminar, 23S-WTRG, to our collection of writing seminars. This Tuesday morning seminar will allow more members to participate in these popular seminars.

There may be different expectations for participants depending on the seminar or workshop, but in all of them you will be actively engaged in sharing information, ideas and conversations. The Participant’s Handbook, Moderator’s Handbook, and Guidelines for Constructive Participation in Seminars contain comprehensive and useful information that will enhance your active learning experience.

Spring Seminars

In the list of seminars below, you may click on the seminar title to find a “Preview handout” if one is available. Click on the moderator’s name to send them an e-mail. (Be sure to add something in the subject line!)

The two seminars marked * below are scheduled to be held in person at Applewood. All others will be on line via Zoom.

There are no current openings in the seminars where the first column is red.

SeminarTitleModeratorsCatalog page
Monday
a.m.
23S-MSGMiles Davis: The life, the music, the legacyKip Fonsh18
23S-MIGMigration: How human migration shaped world civilizationsDeborah Rubin16
23S-JAWJoyce and Woolf: An introductory exploration of two novels about consciousnessNancy Coiner and Helen Regan15
Monday
p.m.
23S-MSTMigrations: The Stories Told: Reading stories of migration experiencesBonnie Vigeland and Nancy DiMattio17
23S-PBH*Poems by HeartElizabeth Armstrong21
23S-WTRBWriting to Remember (Blue): Writing your own storyHenia Lewin and Carol Jolly23
Tuesday
a.m.
23S-EATEarly American Travel: The daring journeys of our ancestors on land and seaLinda Honan8
23S-WTRGWriting to Remember (Green): Sharing our stories by writing and respondingFrancie Borden24
23S-JICJourney into ColorJessie Tropp and Martha Cohen14
Tuesday
p.m.
23S-SCYSicily: Over three thousand years of human historyPatricia Tillona22
23S-GDHGreat Disasters in HistoryJane McMurrich13
23S-GWPGaining Wisdom by Savoring ProverbsGene Fisher11
Wednesday
a.m.
23S-NELNeoliberalism: Government and markets in an open societyKathy Campbell and Larry Ambs20
23S-ETHEating Through “Hollywood”: “Mmm! Mmm! Good!”Michael Miller9
23S-MOA*Modern Archeology: A new look at old sitesElizabeth and John Armstrong19
Wednesday
p.m.
23S-TGAThe Gilded Age: A prequel of todayJim Harvey12
23S-YATYou Are There: Personal encounters with history in the makingNancy Denig29
23S-WTRPWriting to Remember (Purple): Finding and using our voices in personal writingFinnegan Alford-Cooper25
Thursday
a.m.
23S-EOJThe Enigma of Japan: Our worst enemy, our best friendJanet Nichols10
23S-WTRRWriting to Remember (Red): Autobiographical writingCatharine Porter and Patricia Callard28
23S-APGAmerica’s Great Public Gardens: Beyond the pretty picturesCarol Walker7