You've come to the right place. The Joy of History is for you!
If you enjoy stories, and are curious about how people in the past made their way in the world, you have all it takes to be enriched by studying history and even to make some of your own.
...that the future is not yet written. It’s informed, astute open-mindedness about what can happen and what role we may play in it. Hope looks forward, but it draws its energies from the past, from knowing histories, including our victories, and their complexities and imperfections.” —Rebecca Solnit
The traditional book club, reimagined — part graduate seminar, part Parisian salon, inclusive, low stakes, and high reward. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you’ve read the book!
Limited to 20 seats! I’ll provide a quick summary and some contextualizing remarks and then you’ll have the opportunity to participate in, or just listen to, the discussion of the book and the historical topic that follows.