3L, 1S: Barbarians at the Gates: The History of Walls (OLLI)

Part of the 3 Lectures, 1 Series presented by OLLI at Widener University

This course will take place via Zoom. Zoom information is provided at sign up.

As early as 8,000 BCE, man constructed walls to surround towns and cities. Ultimately, the purpose was to provide security for themselves and their “property”. It was a communal effort by the “civilized” in fear of the “barbarian”. This lecture gives an overview of: by whom, why, and where walls have been built. What does building a wall say to both those inside and those outside of the barrier? Do walls work? Are we building walls today? If we are, is it for the same old reasons? If we are not, why not?

Led by Mr. Jeff Heim (MA & BA, Pennsylvania State University; MA, Temple University). Heim has taught high school for 37 years in both Maryland & Pennsylvania. He was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow and spent a year in India as a Fulbright Fellow. Now retired, Jeff enjoys teaching for OLLI at Widener University & the Lifelong Learning Institute at Immaculata University.

Tuesday, November 9 • 12:30pm (also on October 12 & December 14)
$5/per session; $15 for all THREE • All are welcome

For more information & registration, contact OLLI at Widener University, at
[email protected] or 610-499-4279.


Nov 09 2021


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