In a previous post on Eric Vilvain, I mentioned that he was involved in the formulation of the 2012 IOC rules on ‚gender verification‘, and that the latter made athletes undergo medically unnecessary surgery including gonadectomy...
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By Monterey Hall Wellcome Manuscript 169, fol. 25r As indicated by Katrina Rutz to the introduction to the Bulkeley Project, Elizabeth Bulkeley’s A boke of hearbes and receipts contains a section that tells the reader how to recognize five different sugar “heights” or boiling temperatures, a section common to many pre-nineteenth-century recipe books (Hess 225). […]
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By Lucy-Anne Judd As part of my research exploring regional examples of receipt book manuscripts, I was intrigued and excited to discover here in Nottinghamshire further evidence of individuals recording the advice of Dr. Hans Sloane in local manuscripts such as those of Henrietta Harley (1694-1755), Countess of Oxford and Mortimer. Henrietta Harley was the […]
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[ndlr] Excellente conférence de notre collègue Christopher Goscha à l’occasion de la présentation de son nouvel ouvrage sur le Viêt-Nam. Une nouvelle histoire pour comprendre la pluralité du Viêt-Nam d’aujourd’hui et comment ce pays s’est construit culturellement, géographiquement, humainement. Cornell Voices on Vietnam Spring 2016 Speakers’ Series presents  Professor Christopher Goscha (Professor of History at […]
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Miguel Cabrera (Mexican, 1695-1768). Doña María de la Luz Padilla y Gómez de Cervantes, ca. 1760. Oil on canvas, 43 x 33 in. (109.2 x 83.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund and Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 52.166.4 Doña María de la Luz Padilla y Gómez de Cervantes, ca. 1760. Miguel Cabrera (Mexican, 1695-1768). Oil on canvas, 43 x 33 in. (109.2 x 83.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund and Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 52.166.4Detail. Doña María de la Luz Padilla y Gómez de Cervantes, ca. 1760. Miguel Cabrera (Mexican, 1695-1768). Oil […]
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Dr Emma Davies is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health at Oxford Brookes University.  In this article, she provides some reflections on alcohol free events, such as sober raves, as a topic for research … Continue reading →
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The Ancient Tea Horse Road is an international trade passage in the southwestern region of China used for economic and cultural communications. Horses were the main means of transportation on the Tea Horse Road...
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OpenEdition. Photo by Marin Dacos. Licence CC BY. 2016. OpenEdition. Photo by Marin Dacos. Licence CC BY. 2016. Knowledge is a weapon Innovation Medal 2016 – Acceptance Speech Your Honours the Minister, the Chairman of the CNRS, the Presidents and Vice-Presidents, the Directors of Institutes, Ladies and gentlemen,   Receiving the Innovation Medal 2016 is, in my eyes, so much more than a personal […]
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IMG_0225 Hier geht’s zur deutschen Version Portfolios: the preferred form of documentation In Germany (and also, incidentally, in many other countries), portfolios are THE method of process-oriented educational documentation. The particular appeal of this method of documentation lies in the fact that a wide range of documents can be collected in a portfolio, and different actors […]
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IMG_0225 Hier geht’s zur deutschen Version Portfolios: the preferred form of documentation In Germany (and also, incidentally, in many other countries), portfolios are THE method of process-oriented educational documentation. The particular appeal of this method of documentation lies in the fact that a wide range of documents can be collected in a portfolio, and different actors […]
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future-1 On 21 October 2015 people all over the world got together to celebrate the arrival of two time-travellers from the year 1985—this was the day when Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrive in 2015 in the film Back to the Future II.1 As with Orwell’s 1984 and Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey it was another […]
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By Cynthia D. Bertelsen Building on my last post on picturing New World foods in Thomas Hariot’s A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia, I now turn to the textual descriptions of those foods. After listing a number of food items and comparing them to similar English ingredients, Hariot commented […]
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header A report from the Center of Technical Processes and Preservation Coordination of Preservation, Biblioteca Nacional  The Coordination of Preservation is made up by the Conservation and Binding Center and the Restoration Laboratory, each respectively carrying out the conservation, restoration, binding and the packing of books and documents with different degrees of deterioration. Those items that show […]
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What does higher education imply? It implies great and long efforts made by the brain to reach athletic levels of concentration combined with reasonable amounts of stress. Even if we, English students, are not considered to be physically active, we do have our share of marathon writing of dissertations and races for grades and success. […]
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Medieval world maps (mappaemundi) attract a lot of attention, scholarly and popular, and rightly so. Ranging from the very simple T/O maps which show little else than the world divided into three parts (Asia, Africa, Europe)...
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