The Art of Memory - A Six Week Intensive
When: Tuesdays, June 29 – August 10, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 ET
Who: Katerina Kern
The first class has already taken place, but you can still sign up! You will receive the recording of the first class.
Registration closes on July 6
Open to high-school age and adults.
Can't make the class live? Everyone who signs up will receive the recordings to watch later.
This course will explore Medieval and modern scientific notions of the memory in order to better understand how the mind works and how to train it effectively.
We will consider the following questions:
• How did Medieval scholars understand memory?
• How did they practice the art of memory?
• Are their ideas relevant today?
• What does modern science teach us about memory?
• What does this mean for us as teachers?
The course will be taught through a mixture of Socratic seminar and lecture. There will be weekly, optional homework, primarily consisting of practicing the memory techniques we study.
This course is for teachers seeking a deeper understanding of the mind, memory, and how to teach the skills of memorization.
• Tuesday, June 29, 2pm ET
• Tuesday, July 6, 2pm ET
• Tuesday, July 13, 2pm ET
• No Class July 20
• Tuesday, July 27, 2pm ET
• Tuesday, August 3, 2pm ET
• Tuesday, August 10, 2pm ET
Katerina Kern has sought to make Classical Education accessible globally through teaching, consulting, writing, and speaking. She studied Fine Art, Art History, and Classics at UNC-Charlotte and the Liberal Arts at Oxford University, where she earned a Masters in Literature and the Arts. After teaching for five years in Uganda, she recently returned to the US and is an Adjunct Professor at Belmont Abbey Honors College and a Consultant and Researcher for the Circe Institute. She particularly enjoys researching Medieval notions of Beauty and Memory, the 7 Liberal Arts, Cosmology, and Mariology.