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2020-2021 Lecture Series
Monuments have been constructed throughout history—but why, how, and to what end? Join acclaimed Penn faculty and invited special guests as they examine the definition of a monument, what monuments of the past mean to the world today, whether they hold deeper or changed significance than when they were first created, if their purposes have shifted over time, and many more questions.
2021-2022 Lecture Series
Throughout history, there have been outstanding leaders and change-makers that have guided societies through times of great difficulty and triumph. Explore the stories behind a diverse mix of revolutionaries who brought dramatic change to their societies from ancient times to today.
East & West
Drs. Adam Smith and Brian Rose tell us about the iconography of hybrid creatures, especially winged lions. Winged Lion imagery traveled through the Mediterranean and into China by way of the Silk Road and can be found at burial sites.