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Profs & Pints DC: The Tale of Sea Shanties

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Profs and Pints DC once again presents the great hit: “The Tale of Sea Shanties,” with Jessica M. Floyd, scholar of sea shanties during the Great Age of Sail. Climb aboard with Profs and Pints and spend part of a Sunday afternoon enjoying a rollicking look at the songs that sailors sang while working at sea.…

Profs & Pints DC: The Pagan Roots of Late Winter Holidays

Hill Center DC 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC

Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Pagan Roots of Late Winter Holidays,” a look at how the ancient fertility rituals, Roman myths, and early challenges to Christianity gave us Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras, with Larissa “Kat” Tracy, professor of medieval literature at Longwood University. On the surface, at least, the holidays we celebrate near the transition of…

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