PhiloTrips

Upcoming / Past

Age of Troubadours and the Birth of Modernity

In this Philo Trip we will explore an important cultural movement that shaped the rise of modernity in Europe from 1100 to 1500: the culture of troubadours of Occitania. The troubadours were a group of poets, singers, and performance artists who emerged as a literary, artistic movement in early 1100s; they have their antecedents in the previous century, but not much is known about them). Scholars are still puzzled about the origin of this movement, but it was like a wild fire that spread first throughout Occitania (what is southern France today) and then throughout Europe, as it inspired poets and triggered the rise of vernacular poetry in Italian, French, Spanish, Catalan, German, English and other European languages.

Ionia: History, Literature and Philosophy

This Philo Trip will explore the different facades of ancient Ionian culture. In addition to philosophy, we will focus on history and literature and read from Homer, Herodotus, and Anacreon. This journey will take us to major sites of Ionia, as we plunge into its history.

Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

**Trip date and price are to be announced at a future time. For any questions about this trip, contact info@philomobile.com** In this trip, we will visit villages, towns, and cities where Nietzsche lived and discuss his works and ideas. During the trip, there will be lectures in the morning, followed up by discussions. In addition to the main instructor, there will be guest lecturers (a schedule of guest lectures will be provided closer to our departure date).

Visiting Ancient Greece

**Trip date and price are to be announced at a future time. For any questions about this trip, contact info@philomobile.com** This trip traces the diferent dimensions of ancient Greek culture from myth and epic to philosophy. Travelers learn about this new outlook through site visits, readings, and lectures.

Yoga and History in Northern Cyprus

**Trip date and price are to be announced at a future time. For any questions about this trip, contact info@philomobile.com** In this Yoga and cultural retreat in Northern Cyprus, a beautiful and peaceful island of the Mediterranean, we will blend exploration of the island, its culture, history, and cuisine into our daily yoga practices.