Live online courses and Q&A with the greatest minds of our time: world-renowned historians, Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, political pundits, and acclaimed food and wine experts.
In addition to our many stage events, we also offer a wide range of online classes for adults – all available through our Roundtable platform.
“The Eternal City: Rome, Past, Present and Future” – is a four-part class which examines the city’s art and architecture that will kick off February.
Professor of Art History Jessica Maier will return to explore Rome’s shifting identities and layers of existence via its extraordinary art, architecture, and urban form. These iconic materials are a window onto the city’s evolution from a rise of land above a river bend to a vibrant capital of an ancient empire, the center of western Christianity, and the capital of a modern nation-state.
“Jewish Italy: Food, Culture & Travel” will start on March 27.
Italy is home to Europe’s oldest Jewish community, dating to 200 BC in ancient Rome. Discover Italy’s cucina ebraica — or Hebrew kitchen — and desserts like sour cherry cheesecake from Rome’s famed Forno del Ghetto.
Learn the stories behind many alla giudia (“Jewish way”) dishes like fried artichokes and goose salami as you enjoy a virtual tour of Italy’s many Jewish historic sights: Italy’s original ghetto erected in Venice in 1516; Rome’s Jewish Heritage Museum; and Florence’s Tempio Israelitico, a Moorish style 19th century synagogue.
For information about registration and to see a full list of some of our other courses, past, present and future, visit our website at https://roundtable.org/