Registration Open for Halifax Thinks: The Rise of the Contemporary Age

The Halifax Humanities Society is excited to offer a new session of Halifax Thinks, an opportunity for anyone interested in philosophy, literature, and art to take a university-level course that works with your busy schedule.

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Students receive 10-12 recorded lectures written and delivered by university professors which they can listen to at their convenience. Twice a month, all participants are invited to an in-person tutorial hosted at the University of King’s College where they get to discuss the work with a university professor and with others in the class.

This session of Halifax Thinks will be a journey through “The Rise of the Contemporary Age,” and will focus on the contentious period spanning the late-1700s to the early-1900s. This was an age of revolution, social and political critique, and a radical reshaping of how human beings thought about themselves and the world around them. Join us as we meet innovative thinkers like George Eliot, Darwin, Marx, Freud, and many more!

This course is offered by donation, with a suggested donation of $400. All proceeds go directly to the support of the Halifax Humanities 101 program and the Angus Johnston Seminar. These programs offer non-credit humanities education to adults living on low incomes, completely free of charge. Students in these programs receive free books, bus tickets, and childcare subsidies. Your contributions from Halifax Thinks help to keep these programs running. The Halifax Humanities Society is a registered charity in the province of Nova Scotia (#864790878R0001).