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New Podcast Episode Explores ‘Florence As It Was’ The latest episode of W&L's Lifelong Learning podcast takes listeners to Italy with George Bent, who describes his remarkable digital history project.

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Sidney Gause Childress Professor in the Arts

The latest episode of “W&L After Class: The Lifelong Learning Podcast” features a conversation with George Bent, The Sidney Gause Childress Professor of Art History at Washington and Lee University. In this podcast, “Art on the Wall: Seeing Through the Eyes of History,” Bent talks about what inspired his love of art history, why he loves teaching it, and how he has engaged students in a remarkable digital history project, “Florence As It Was,” that is reconstructing the Italian city the way it appeared at the end of the 15th century.

Click here to listen to the full episode of the podcast, which is hosted by Ruth Candler, assistant director of Lifelong Learning.

The “After Class” podcast series began in spring 2020. Every episode invites listeners to join conversations with W&L’s expert faculty, giving them a chance to walk down the Colonnade from the comfort of their homes. Listeners hear from W&L faculty members about topics they know and love, meet new professors and learn about their research. Previous topics include poetry, beer, tea, witches, poverty, politics, theater and free speech.

Listeners in the W&L community and beyond are invited to listen to archived episodes for free here or wherever they listen to podcasts (e.g., iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher). Other episodes include:

“W&L After Class” is a collaboration of W&L’s Office of Lifelong Learning, Alumni Engagement and the Office of Communications.