Smarthistory Commons Conversations

Browse all past, current, and upcoming events below.

Smarthistory Commons webinars—a new series of conversations that began in January 2021. Join us for our free 30-minute webinars! Expand your classes! Learn from experts how they teach about a specific object for 15-minutes, and then ask them questions. Click on "Past Events" to see recordings of all previous webinars.

All events happen on Wednesdays 1:00–1:30pm eastern

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.