A $50 non-refundable deposit is required for each seminar in order to reserve your space. Enrollment will not be processed until this deposit is received. We must receive full payment by the date indicated in the brochure for each program or your enrollment may be cancelled and the deposit not returned.
For more information please contact the Alumni Office: 410-626-2531 in Annapolis or 505-984-6103 in Santa Fe.
Misha Berlinski, Fieldwork and Clifford Geertz, Local Knowledge: Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology.
Eva Brann shares her thoughts about these works: Fieldwork is the finest anthropological novel I know of, full of true-to-life invented detail, full of excitement and humor, full of food for reflection on “going native,” on the power of faith, on the screwy ways of anthropology departments, on the saving grace of the “Dead Tour.” And it is a murder mystery.
Local Knowledge is by one of the great American anthropologists, who got caught up in that very intellectual turmoil of his science which plays itself out fictionally in Fieldwork. It is as knowledgeable a reflection on anthropology as I know, and a perfect coda to the novel.
Cost: $400, includes four seminars, receptions and meals
Flannery O'Connor's southern gothic stories and novels have the power, character, and plot of Greek tragedy. In Wise Blood, her first novel, and these six stories, which are poignant, often hilarious, and always disturbing, her characters have life-changing experiences that raise profound questions about grace, trust, and the nature of the good. O'Connor is sensitive to the appearance of spirit in the world as she pursues the meaning of life, love, and destiny. Join us in reading this singular writer, as she searches the recesses of the human heart. (Warning: “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” should not be read alone, late at night!)
Sessions as follows:
Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War
Thucydides’ History raises questions about politics and ethics in the context of war, and the nature of war itself. Explore these lively questions over the course of a full week in beautiful Santa Fe.
Cost is $500 which includes five seminars, opening dinner on Sunday, August 12 and closing lunch on Friday, August 17.