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Curious Minds Speaker Series

Our wildly popular speaker series goes digital! The same great lectures all on Hot Docs at Home.

Join our roster of acclaimed lecturers for dynamic six-week courses accompanied by handy online resources and Q&As.

Courses are available to stream worldwide—tell your friends!

  • December 2020: Courses available until February 28
  • November 2020: Courses available until February 1
  • October 2020: Courses available until November 30

Series Registration: $49 (Members: $33, $27, Free)

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The Buildings that Reshaped History

December 2020

What are the buildings that have influenced the places we live, work and play? Longtime Toronto Star architecture critic Christopher Hume returns to assess history’s most influential structures, and what they mean to us today.

Streaming until February 28

Led by Christopher Hume

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Spain: A Historical Journey

December 2020

Embark on a virtual journey to the iconic landmarks, breathtaking landscapes and artistic masterpieces of Spain, one of Europe’s most distinctive and captivating countries.

Streaming until February 28

Led by Olivier Courteaux

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Houses of Cultural Icons

November 2020

From the aromatic kitchens of Julia Child to the mid-century modernist rooms of Frank Lloyd Wright, this series from architectural expert John Ota uses the houses of some of history’s most celebrated figures to explore the meaning of home.

Streaming until February 1

Led by John Ota

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World-Changing Women

November 2020

Journeying from ancient Egypt to Renaissance Europe to twentieth century America, this new series examines the lives and worldviews of six female leaders who left a mark on history.

Streaming until February 1

Led by Dr. Laura Carlson

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The Treasures of South Asia

October 2020

Journey through the fascinating history, art and architecture of the kingdoms of South Asia in the 16th to 18th centuries.

Streaming until November 30

Led by Professor Sudharshan Durayappah

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Beyond the Wall

October 2020

A colourful tour of the art and design masterpieces of Berlin, from the historic Brandenburg Gate to the swirling spaces designed by current day titans.

Streaming until November 30

Led by fine art advisor and art historian, Natalie Ribkoff

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