ESP Biography


Major: Undeclared

College/Employer: Brandeis University Undergraduate Student

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Past Classes

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H14896: Digital humanities: what's that all about? in Spark 2022 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2022)
New technology is providing exciting new ways for us to engage with the humanities, but too often people aren't introduced to how the two fields can meet. In this class, we'll look at three technologies that are being used to engage with the humanities - text analysis, virtual reality and 3D scanning - and we'll talk about how they're being used today and give them a go ourselves!

H14926: Humanities for Humanity: How can they help? in HSSP Spring 2022 (Feb. 26, 2022)
The humanities can often be really fun to learn about, but sometimes can be tricky to define and tricky to apply to the world. In this course, we'll approach the humanities on a broad scale. We'll look at the humanities overall, and take a broad look at all the different fields within the humanities, as well as getting an introduction to them as much as possible. Then, we'll take a look at real world issues and together we'll use the humanities to tackle them. We'll also learn some digital humanities skills that we can use to more effectively construct our attacks of these modern day problems. Together, we'll bring humanities out from just academia and into the real world and have fun doing it!

H14546: "Chicken or beef?" Meat, its human past, present and future in HSSP Summer 2021 (Jul. 10 - 31, 2021)
"Chicken or beef?" A familiar question to hear on board a flight. Think about the meals and snacks you're used to eating and how many of them have meat as part of them. It hasn't always been like this, so how did meat become so popular and so available? And can we keep this up into the future? This course will use aspects of archaeology and science to explore this topic in more depth.

H14547: Drama, Dance and Drums: How humans developed culture in HSSP Summer 2021 (Jul. 10 - 31, 2021)
Something that's been mostly inaccessible for the last year is culture - COVID-19 has prevented us from going to the movie theater, the theater and even musicians playing in the street. As we've stayed inside, however, we've continued to find ways to access culture - Spotify gained six million subscribers in the first quarter of 2020. But what purpose does culture serve? How did culture develop in the first place and how did it come to look the way it does today?

H14034: The Basics of European Politics in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
European politics often finds itself in the news. From Brexit to Marine Le Pen, it's sometimes incredibly confusing to keep up with - even for those in Europe! We'll try and make sense of some of the basic concepts together, from the structure and role of the European Union to the role of individual nations and (maybe) understanding why the UK voted the way it did in 2016. Whether you're politics mad or just want to understand the news a little more, join us to make sense of Europe a little more.

H14035: 'When is a war not a war?' The Cold War in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
The Cold War is a fascinating conflict in history, partially because it was never really a proper war. Join us to trace the conflict that ensued between the United States and the Soviet Union for a great part of the 20th century, from the origins of the Cold War through to what led to its end - and we'll attempt to cover some of the more confusing elements of the story along the way!