'What Goes Up Must Come Down': Lecture Series Continues
October 26, 2023
The second in an eight-part lecture series was presented at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library earlier this month. Professor John Eicher continued his series on Modern Western Civilization (1500 to present) From Dawn to Decadence to Disillusionment. His presentation "What Goes Up Must Come Down" featured the period from 1750 to 1830, which includes the Enlightenment, Napoleon and the Romantic Movement.
Building on the lecture series themes of abstraction, bureaucracy and control, which Eicher calls the ABCs of modern and European history. He emphasized that the enlightenment solidified...