5 Experts to Take You Back to School This Fall

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Going back to school in the Fall of 2022

The changing leaves, the whiff of coffee brewing in a library cafe, and the feeling of new beginnings. It’s that time of the year again when kids go back to school and learning permeates the air. With the chill and the warm hues, fall also brings with it a yearning to pore over a map, crack open a book, or revisit histories of the world.

Are you ready to start learning again too? Get back to campus and take a course with Context’s many historians, archaeologists, and other experts who will rekindle your spirit for education. Uncover the secrets behind old Scottish artifacts, discover Viking remnants in Estonia, or see your favorite characters from classic novels in a whole new light.

Let’s get the learning started with these 5 Context experts this autumn:


1. Joseph Luzzi | Expert in Literature

Your go-to for all things literature, Dr. Joseph Luzzi brings new meanings and interpretations to classic novels we know and love. His seminars and courses are made even more appealing by his experience in writing himself, having authored five books himself. A man of many interests, Dr. Luzzi is also knowledgeable about the Italian Renaissance.

On the docket for fall, Dr. Luzzi is leading engaging discussions on Cervantes’ Don Quixote, Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamozov, Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, and Hemingway’s most popular novels. In addition, we’ll also have the very special opportunity to hear about Dr. Luzzi’s own work Botticelli's Secret: The Lost Drawings and the Rediscovery of the Renaissance, an enthralling account of the artist’s life and intellectual history of art.

Want to learn with Joseph Luzzi? Register for one (or all) of his courses here.

Courses with Joseph Luzzi:

Starts on Friday, September 02, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

Cervantes' Classic Novel "Don Quixote" (Part Two): A Three-Part Course with Dr. Joseph Luzzi

Starts on Friday, October 07, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

2. Finn Ballard | Expert in World War II & Germany

Finn Ballard offers great insight, thrilling perspectives, and little-known histories on the most consequential event in history: World War II. From assassination plots to nightmare experiments to large brands involved in German propaganda, Finn opens up a whole new side of history that you wouldn’t know without his years of dedication to the field.

In the next couple of months, you can learn about German Politics During the Cold War, The Fire-Bombing of Dresden, Germany in 1945, conspiracy theories on the search for Hitler’s body, and other eye-opening lectures.

Take a history class with Finn Ballard here.

Seminars & Courses with Finn Ballard:

Starts on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

German Politics During the Cold War: A Four Part Course with Dr. Finn Ballard

Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

Drug Addiction in Nazi Germany with Dr. Finn Ballard

Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST

The Search for Hitler's Body: Conspiracy Theories Debunked with Dr. Finn Ballard


3. Nina Wieda | Expert in the Caucasus Region

An often overlooked region of the world, Dr. Nina Wieda shares her vast knowledge of the beauty, culture, and bountiful history of the Caucasus. Dr. Wieda is a native of the Caucasus so can tell us firsthand about its fascinating heritage. With its mountainous terrain and connection to two parts of the world, the region has an unearthly charm to it with a history that goes back to our foundations.

From this expert, you can expect topics ranging from the role of Central Asia as a crossroads of commerce and exchange of culture, exploring Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan, Viking presence in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and seminars on other parts of the Caucasus.

Discover the hidden treasures of the Caucasus with Dr. Nina Wieda.

Seminars & Courses with Nina Wieda:

Starts on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 5:00 PM EDT

Vikings, Pagans, and Knights – History of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania: A Three Part Course with Dr. Nina Wieda

Starts on Monday, October 03, 2022 at 5:00 PM EDT

Central Asia – Crossroads of History, Culture, and Politics: A Five Part Course with Dr. Nina Wieda

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST

The Caucasus: A Cradle of Civilization with Dr. Nina Wieda

4. Veronica Iacomi | Rome Historian

In almost every given square meter of Rome, you will find some remnants of the city’s incredible past. Dr. Veronica Iacomi sheds light on the layers of the Eternal City with her extensive research and local insight. Not only is Veronica an experienced archaeologist who has worked on excavations in Rome, but she has also been a tour guide in Rome for 10 years, making her the perfect teacher to learn from if you’re looking to know more about the city.

Veronica Iacomi offers two courses in September and October — one on the Roman Forum through the ages and the other on Palatine Hill.

Register for one of her courses here.

Courses with Veronica Iacomi:

Starts on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT

The Roman Forum Through the Ages: A Four Part Course with Veronica Iacomi

Starts on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT

Rome's Palatine Hill Through the Ages: A Four Part Course with Veronica Iacomi

5. Alan Montgomery | UK Historian 

Art history, Scottish folklore, ancient artifacts, charming villages in Europe — Alan Montgomery’s expertise is wide-ranging but no less in-depth. With experience in both London and Scotland, degrees in both art history and classical civilization, Alan Montgomery has a wealth of information about museums in London, ancient Roman remnants in the UK, and Scottish identity.

Let Alan guide you through the history of the UK this autumn with his course on Scottish artifacts through the ages, a seminar on haunted castles in Scotland, the secrets of Stonehenge, and so much more.

See what Alan Montgomery has in store for you.

Courses with Alan Montgomery:

Starts on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT

The Roman Forum Through the Ages: A Four Part Course with Veronica Iacomi

Starts on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT

Rome's Palatine Hill Through the Ages: A Four Part Course with Veronica Iacomi

If you want to connect with more experts, you can look at our directory page. Context has numerous experts eager to teach you a hundred different topics. Peruse through our courses and go back to school with us this autumn.

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