A Virtual Tour of World Heritage Sites in less than 80 days.

Birgitta Hoffmann

World Heritage Sites represent the best and most important cultural sites from the beginning of Human existence to nearly the Modern era.

This summer we are putting together a virtual tour of a selection of the 908 cultural World Heritage Sites, introducing them and discussing why they should be considered important.

The lectures will be organised in thematic groups of five and will be spread over several weekdays, depending on the lecturers presenting.

Format: Each date will consist of a 50-60min lecture, 10 minutes break and 15-20 minutes discussion.

We hope to add further lectures as the summer progresses.

All lectures can be booked individually or as part of a set of 5.

In addition to these online lectures. Dr. Mike Nevell is offering a face to face course on the Industrial Revolution WHS in England and Wales in Spring 2021.

Thursdays 1st Block: Frontiers of the Roman Empire

Lecturer: Birgitta Hoffmann

9 July   Introduction: Frontier of the Roman Empire: One World Heritage Site, many countries, many sites to visit

16 July The British Sites: Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall

23 July: The German Limes and the Lower Rhine

30 July: The next step: The Danube Limes

6 August:  The dream: Petra and the Arabian Limes

Please. follow this link to book your individual lectures on The Frontiers of the Roman Empire with Eventbrite. Alternatively, you can send a cheque and completed booking form to the address below.

Thursdays 2nd Block: The cities of Rome

Lecturer: Birgitta Hoffmann

This block will explore the Roman cities that have world heritage site status beyond Rome and Carthage:

13 August Paphos in Cyprus

20 August Aphrodisias and Pergamon in Turkey

27 August Volubilis in Morocco and, Timgad and Tipasa in Algeria

3 September: Merida, Tarraco and Lugo in Spain

10th September: Arles and Orange in France

Please. follow this link to book your individual lectures on The cities of Rome with Eventbrite. Alternatively, you can send a cheque and completed booking form to the address below.

Thursdays 3rd Block: Roman Cities II

A five week online course on Zoom

A five week course exploring some of the World Heritage Sites that celebrate the cities of the Roman Empire beyond Rome and Carthage and drawing attention to some sites that form part of World Heritage sites not usually associated with the Romans (eg. London and Bath)

17th September: Roman Timgad

24th September: The Amphitheatre of El Jem and its surrounding town.

1st October: Roman Bath – Aquae Sulis

8th October: Roman London around the Tower and York (Also Part of the Roman Britain in the third century Course)

16th October : The towns on Hadrian’s Wall: Corbridge and Carlisle (Also Part of the Roman Britain in the third century Course)

Please. follow this link to book your individual lectures on Roman Cities II with Eventbrite. Alternatively, you can send a cheque and completed booking form to the address below.

Fridays 1st Block: European Prehistoric Sites

Lecturer: Birgitta Hoffmann

10 July : The prehistoric Caves in France, Spain and Germany

17 July: The Megalithic temples of Malta

24 July: The Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps

31 July: The Nuraghi of Sardinia

7th August: Brú na Boínne – the Archaeological landscape at the Bend of the Boyne: Newgrange and beyond.

Please. follow this link to book your individual lectures on The European Prehistoric Sites with Eventbrite. Alternatively, you can send a cheque and completed booking form to the address below.

Fridays 2nd Block: Praecolombian archaeology of the Americas

Lecturer: Birgitta Hoffmann

14th August: Macchu Picchu and the Sites of the Incas

20th August: Pre-Inca culture: Chavin and the site of Caral-Supe

28 August: Mayan Site in Central America: Tikal, Quirigua and Copán.

4 September: The Mexican sites of the Aztecs and Olmecs

11 September: Prae-Colombian cities in the United States: Chaco Culture and Taos Pueblo.

Please. follow this link to book your individual lectures on Praecolombian Archaeology with Eventbrite. Alternatively, you can send a cheque and completed booking form to the address below.

Thursdays and Fridays:  2-3 pm  starting 9th July , 2020 

Virtual Learning Environment: Zoom

Single lecture:

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£6 * 1 50

Booking for the full Block of five lectures: ( only available for postal bookings).

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£25 * 1 50

*If you feel that you cannot afford this, but would really like to learn about World Heritage Sites, please get in touch to discuss options. 

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to the address below. Alternatively, you can book via the relevant Eventbrite links above.
Contact:
Birgitta Hoffmann
55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email: latinteacher@btinternet.com mobile: 07747 533 070

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