Sunday, October 13, 2013

SASS Presents "Haunted History," with Morbid Anatomy, Todd Cobb and Michelle Legro; Monday, October 14, Brooklyn, NY. FREE!

Are you are free and in or about the greater New York area tomorrow night--Monday October 14? If so, perhaps you might be interested in a night of short lectures devoted to the notion of "Haunted History," organized by The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies! As part of the evening's festivities, Morbid Anatomy's Joanna Ebenstein will be giving a heavily-illustrated talk on death-themed arts, crafts and amusements; Todd Cobb will relay the history of the ghost story; and the lovely Michelle Legro will " reveal the grisly beginnings" of the Madame Tussaud Empire.

The event is also free, and there will be drinks and music!

Full details follow; hope to see you there!
"Haunted History" Presented by The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies
Date: Monday, October 14
Time: Doors at 7:00 PM/Lectures at 7:30
Admission: Free
Location: Cameo Gallery (93 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, 11211) Secret Back Room!

The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies (SASS!) is proud to present a series of free lectures designed to both entertain and enlighten. Once a month we meet at a bar to discuss historical topics that you probably knew at one point but don’t remember anymore. Plus, themed drink specials.

Monday night's event on Haunted History will consist of three short lectures:

Cultures of Death: An Informal History, in which the Morbid Anatomy Library's Joanna Ebenstein will talk about how death-themed arts, crafts and amusements have been used as medication for our own feelings on the topic.

The History of Ghost Stories, Featuring Historic Ghost Stories, in which Todd Cobb tells us why cultures the world over are fascinated by these nebulous beings.

Madame Tussaud: Hot Wax and Cold Stiffs, in which Michelle Legro reveals the grisly beginnings of this Times Square classic.
DJ Kate Pilgrim will make you do the Monster Mash

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