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George Scheper

George Scheper

Director, Odyssey Program Johns Hopkins University
George L. Scheper (Ph.D., Princeton) is Senior Lecturer in Liberal Arts and Director of the Odyssey Program (lifelong learning and educational enrichment for adults) at Johns Hopkins University. His interdisciplinary humanities teaching focuses on Pre-Columbian and Native American Studies, and on urban cultural histories, especially of turn-of-the-century culture circa 1900. He has directed fifteen National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institutes for college and university faculty on Pre-Columbian and Native American topics, convened on-site in the U.S., Mexico, and Central and South America. His publications include many articles and reviews on cultural studies; a survey of British Literature text for a telecourse by Maryland Public Broadcasting; a bio-critical study of Oxford don and detective fiction writer J. I. M. Stewart, aka Michael Innes.

Currently Teaching

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo: Icons of Modern Mexican Art

Track the lives and works of this most extraordinary couple, as well as their intense engagement in art, politics, and personal exploration.

Capital Cities of Ancient Mexico: Teotihuacan, Tula, and Tenochtitlan

Explore the three successive capitals of ancient Mexico through the lenses of archaeology, history, art, literature, and religion.

Splendors of the Royal Courts of the Classic Maya: Copan, Tikal, and Palenque

Engage in an in-depth exploration of the sophisticated courts of the classic Maya and their city-states.

City-States of Ancient North America: Chaco and Cahokia

Explore arguments and evidence about two intriguing city-states of ancient North America.