FIGURE 1. Tabula Peutingeriana or Tabula Theodosiana, a Roman map “Mille viae ducunt homines per saecula Romam” “Ubi  Caesar, ibi Roma” (Old Roman proverbs)   FIGURE 1. Tabula Peutingeriana or Tabula Theodosiana, a Roman map All roads lead to Rome, to the centre, to the political centre. This Roman principle is well known and today present throughout the world. The centre is, and per definition must […]
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“The Árni Magnússon Insitute for Icelandic Studies” (Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum) in Reykjavík is named after the Icelandic scholar and famous collector of manuscripts Árni Magnússon (Arnas Magnæus, 1663–1730). At the age of 22, Árni started collecting old...
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By Stefanie Gänger In the late 1700s and early 1800s, not only were medicinal substances exchanged across large distances along the veins of global trade, proselytizing, and imperialism, so too were recipes – practices and discourses about how to prepare or arrange substances, render them palatable, or more ‘effective’. A case in point from the Iberian […]
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Galen’s model of male and female genitalia being homologous has been made famous by Laqueur’s famous but controversial book Making sex (Laqueur 1990). Laqueur’s idea that Galen, and specifically his tract De spermate, were dominant more...
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Sina Schlimmer, »Bureaucracy versus land grabbing? Replacing the state in a fashionable debate in Tanzania », Mambo! Volume XIV (4), 2016 “So how will you just make a grab on village land? If you want a village land you have to get first of all the consent of the villages and then go another step, make  a […]
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Coat of Arms of the Republic of Croatia - by Croatian Parliament - ZAKON O GRBU, ZASTAVI I HIMNI RH TE ZASTAVI I LENTI PREDSJEDNIKA RH which based its decision on the design by Miroslav Šutej F.C.A. proposals. MaGa (based on Decision of the Parliament) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons   Coat of Arms of the Republic of Croatia – illustration: Croatian Parliament – ZAKON O GRBU, ZASTAVI I HIMNI RH TE ZASTAVI I LENTI PREDSJEDNIKA RH which based its decision on the design by Miroslav Šutej F.C.A. proposals. MaGa (based on Decision of the Parliament) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Like every country and […]
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field notes Zachary Lockman is professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies and of history at New York University. His new book, Field Notes: The Making of Middle East Studies in the United States (2016) was published in Stanford University Press. Drawing on extensive archival research Field Notes reconstructs the origins and trajectory of area studies in the United States, […]
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Call-for-proposals Call for papers for the academic journal Politique africaine Disillusioned tomorrows ? « Authoritarian restorations » Amin Allal (CERAPS) & Marie Vannetzel (CURAPP) « Authoritarian restoration ». The term is commonly invoked, yet rarely defined. Is this a sign that it is merely an expression, not claiming to any use but a loose use? The scenario of « authoritarian restoration » […]
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Pair of women's stockings of knitted silk, made in Spain, mid 18th Century: London, Victoria and Albert Museum, T.156-1971 Pair of women’s stockings of knitted silk, made in Spain, mid 18th Century. London, Victoria and Albert Museum, T.156-1971Detail, pair of women’s stockings of knitted silk, made in Spain, mid 18th Century. London, Victoria and Albert Museum, T.156-1971Detail, pair of women’s stockings of knitted silk, made in Spain, mid 18th Century. London, Victoria and Albert […]
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By Yan Liu One striking feature of classical Chinese pharmacology is the abundant use of toxic substances. Prominent examples are aconite, arsenic, and bezoar. Fully aware of the toxicity, or du, of these materials, Chinese doctors developed a variety of methods to prepare and deploy them for therapy. How was such knowledge produced in traditional […]
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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. Acrylic and ink on corrugated cardboard, wood (2010). Cliquez ici pour lire cet entretien en français. Ian Kirkpatrick is a Canadian contemporary artist and graphic designer, based in Leeds, UK. His works are merging design and references to Art History, especially from Antiquity. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. Acrylic and ink on corrugated cardboard, wood (2010). Fabien Bièvre-Perrin / Antiquipop: Ian Kirkpatrick, thank you […]
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DAS 2016 coffee break. I recently had the pleasure of visiting for the first time both the lovely island of Santorini and the Document Analysis Systems community for their DAS 2016 workshop. The visit certainly left an impression: the beauty of the scenery was complemented by a few days’ worth of interesting presentations (with slides sporting more mathematical formulae […]
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Friendship Square and Cuba camp in Addis Ababa: Narrating the Ethio-Cuba relations in the age of two successive developmentalisms in Ethiopia by Yonas Ashine (in English)   The production of urban spaces in Addis Ababa has been highly influenced by Ethiopia’s international diplomatic relations. This paper explores change and continuity of the production of urban spaces […]
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By Sietske Fransen, with Saskia Klerk First of all, I owe you the result of a question I posted in my previous blog about the Leiden manuscript BPL3603. I wondered whether anyone could help me find the name of the Archduchess of Innsbruck who was mentioned by Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont. The world of Twitter […]
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Marin Dacos, lauréat de la médaille de l'innovation CNRS 2016. © Frédérique PLAS/CNRS Photothèque   Marin Dacos, lauréat de la médaille de l’innovation CNRS 2016. © Frédérique PLAS/CNRS Photothèque Press release: Marin Dacos receives the CNRS Innovation Medal 2016 By awarding Marin Dacos the Innovation Medal, the CNRS is shining the spotlight on a society-oriented academic dissemination tool for the first time. In less than two decades, Marin Dacos and […]
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