Summer 2018:

  • Northern Crimes NEW:  Scandinavian Murder Mysteries in Literature and Television,”  Stanford University, Continuing Studies

Spring 2018:

  • “Dante and The Sacred Feminine,” Stanford University, Continuing Studies, Masters Program in Liberal Arts.  Information available early 2018 at

Seminars and Lectures:

War and Human Trafficking in Bosnia,” War and Human Trafficking Grand Rounds, 10th Domestic Violence Forum, Santa Clara Hospital, October 11, 2018

Recent Events:

Winter 2018:


  • November 4, 2017: “The Courtly Love Poetry of Syracuse in Sicily.”  Humanities West, Marines Memorial Theater, San Francisco.
  • Spring 2017: Northern Crimes: Scandinavian Murder Mysteries in Literature and Film, Stanford University, Continuing Studies


  • October 22 & 29: The Sacred Feminine and Its Return: Seminar Series
    “The Sacred Feminine from Dante to Beyonce”
  • October 9:  “Petrarch and Mount Ventoux.”  Cal Adventure Travel,  Aix-en-Provence, France.
  • October 5:  “The Church of Love:  Cathars in the Thirteenth Century.”  Cal Adventure Travel Series,  Aix-en-Provence, France.
  • October 2:  “Forgiveness.”  With Frank Ferrante.  Personal Theology Series, Unitarian Universalist Church, Berkeley,
  • May 24:  “The Hidden Sacred Feminine.”  Cal Adventure Travel, Villa Lecchi, Tuscany, Italy
  • May 16:  “Italian Regionalism: Dialects, Food and History.”  Cal Adventure Travel, Amalfi, Italy
  • March 27 (Easter Sunday):  “Transformation?  It’s Not for the Faint of Heart.”  With Frank Ferrante (  Personal Theology Series, Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley,
  • March 4-6:  “A Candid View of the ‘Lady Lush.’”  Symposium on AA History.  Sedona Mago Retreat Center, Sedona, Arizona.  Register at
  • Summer 2016: “BELLO!”  Classics of Italian Literature.
    Stanford University, Continuing Studies. More information