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Humanities & Hops
November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue:Southern Brewing and Winemaking
4500 N. Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL 33603
Faculty will explore Sci-Fi everything from film and literature to fantastic archaeology. Our presenters include: Lee Braver (Philosophy): Philip K. Dick underwent a mystical experience in 1973 that shook him to the core; he came to believe that his 1969 novel *Ubik* had anticipated Gnostic ideas and his own later encounter with God. This made his works a kind of latter-day Gnostic gospel, employing science-fiction tropes in place of Jesus’ more mundane, agricultural-based parables. Michael Gibbons (Political Theory): Dr. Gibbons will discuss the moral and political background and implications of Mary Shelley’s *Frankenstein* focusing on the challenge it poses to the prejudices of modernity. Gibbons is the Editor-in-Chief of *The Wiley Encyclopedia of Political Thought,* eight volumes. Robert Tykot (Anthropology): “Fantastic archaeology” employs critical thinking to debunk claims about mysteries of the past made for political, religious, or monetary purposes. With this method, archaeological studies of wonders such as the Lost Continent of Atlantis, Noah’s Arc, and the Shroud of Turin drawn conclusions from proper archaeological and scientific evidence.
Apr 11 – Aug 30, 2019
North Miami Public Library
The North Miami Memory Project is an interactive exhibit and lecture series that documents Miami’s past.
Apr 12 – Aug 31, 2019
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Winter Park, FL
This exhibit features new portraits and living histories of their most senior residents who are natives or longtime residents of the African American west side Winter Park community.
Mar 23 – May 5, 2019
Havana History & Heritage Society
Crossroads: Change in Rural America explores many themes that resonate with Floridians today, including identity, community, persistence and managing change.