Smarthistory Commons Events

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Join us for our free 30-minute teaching webinars. Learn how an expert teaches a specific object in their own survey classes. Questions are encouraged. Browse all past, current, and upcoming events below.

All of events happen on Wednesdays 1:00–1:30pm (EST)

Oct.20.2021

1:00–1:30 pm eastern

Webinar

Wifredo Lam's The Jungle with Dr. Mey-Yen Moriuchi

Join Dr. Mey-Yen Moriuchi as she discusses 20th-century Cuban painter Wifredo Lam’s most notable work, The Jungle.

Join Dr. Mey-Yen Moriuchi as she discusses 20th-century Cuban painter Wifredo Lam’s most notable work, The Jungle.

Nov.03.2021

1:00–1:30 pm eastern

Webinar

The Forum and Column of Trajan with Dr. Jeffrey Becker

In this Smarthistory conversation, Dr. Jeffrey Becker will discuss strategies on how to approach the Forum and Column of Trajan—the final and largest of Rome’s complex of so-called “Imperial fora,” or public urban squares for civic and ritual business—in the classroom.

In this Smarthistory conversation, Dr. Jeffrey Becker will discuss strategies on how to approach the Forum and Column of Trajan—the final and largest of Rome’s complex of so-called “Imperial fora,” or public urban squares for civic and ritual business—in the classroom.

Jan.26.2022

1:00–1:30 pm eastern

Webinar

Rachel Ruysch's Fruit and Insects with Dr. Saskia Beranek

Join Dr. Saskia Beranek in a conversation about how to bring this still life (with animals) by famed 18th-century Dutch painter Rachel Ruysh to life for your students.

Join Dr. Saskia Beranek in a conversation about how to bring this still life (with animals) by famed 18th-century Dutch painter Rachel Ruysh to life for your students.

Feb.09.2022

1:00–1:30 pm eastern

Webinar

Yaxchilán Lintels 24 and 25 with Lady Xoc with by Dr. Caitlin Earley

Join Dr. Caitlin Earley to learn how to incorporate and approach these grandiose carved stone lentils from the significant Mayan center Yaxchilán into the classroom.

Join Dr. Caitlin Earley to learn how to incorporate and approach these grandiose carved stone lentils from the significant Mayan center Yaxchilán into the classroom.

Feb.23.2022

1:00–1:30 pm eastern

Webinar

San Vitale with Dr. Anne McClanan

Learn how to approach San Vitale, which holds one of the most famous images of political authority from the Middle Ages, in the classroom with Dr. Anne McClanan.

Learn how to approach San Vitale, which holds one of the most famous images of political authority from the Middle Ages, in the classroom with Dr. Anne McClanan.

Mar.09.2022

1:00–1:30 pm eastern

Webinar

The Arena Chapel with Dr. Bryan Keene

Join Dr. Bryan Keene on strategies for teaching Giotto’s famous frescos at the Arena Chapel with Dr. Bryan Keene.

Join Dr. Bryan Keene on strategies for teaching Giotto’s famous frescos at the Arena Chapel with Dr. Bryan Keene.

Mar.23.2022

1:00–1:30 pm eastern

Webinar

The Codex Mendoza with Dr. Daniela Bleichmar

Around 1541, the first viceroy of the viceroyalty of New Spain commissioned this codex created by Indigenous artist(s) containing information about the Mexica (Aztec) empire.  Join Dr. Daniela Bleichmar in this conversation about how to approach this fascinating work in the classroom.

Around 1541, the first viceroy of the viceroyalty of New Spain commissioned this codex created by Indigenous artist(s) containing information about the Mexica (Aztec) empire.  Join Dr. Daniela Bleichmar in this conversation about how to approach this fascinating work in the classroom.

Apr.06.2022

1:00–1:30 pm eastern

Webinar

The Kaaba with Dr. Nancy Demerdash

Join Dr. Nancy Demerdash in this discussion about The Kaaba and how to incorporate it into the classroom.

Join Dr. Nancy Demerdash in this discussion about The Kaaba and how to incorporate it into the classroom.