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Boundaries: Reflections on Day 5

By Lisa Smith, with Rosie Redstone I found myself thinking of the importance of limts and boundaries throughout the day: What is the importance of place and time for a recipe? How does the way in which we record a recipe shape our experience of it? What is the significance…

Re-thinking textile imagery through gender: a workshop in Leicester

Amasis Painter, cs. 550-530 BC, black figure terracotta with scene of textile work The study of ancient weaving and its technology can benefit enormously from the growing interest in the materiality and contexts of textile production in antiquity: a vast array of cross-disciplinary research in the last ten years has…

“F” for Spanish Fashion: Fashion in Las Meninas by Velázquez in 17th century Spain. Amalia Descalzo Lorenzo, Professor of Culture and Fashion at ISEM Fashion Business School, Universidad de Navarra, Madrid

There is no doubt that the painting, universally known as “Las Meninas”, is the most famous work of Don Diego de Silva Velázquez (Seville, 1599-Madrid, 1660). This painting has been the subject of many studies but perhaps one aspect that has been overlooked by most scholars is the importance of…

Stay Safe @ Uni: Exploring students’ views about safety and sexual consent

In this post, Dr Emma L Davies, Lecturer in Psychology at Oxford Brookes University, shares details of an exciting new project to inform prevention activities addressing sexual violence in University settings. The project takes place in collabration with Dr Sarah … Continue reading →

Reconnecting cross-border regions in the alpine space

Economy, Anti-Immigration Speech and Public Opinion By Ivan Ureta, lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, professor at the IE Business School/University and a research fellow at the Department of Middle Eastern Studies of King’s College London and the International Migration Institute, University of Oxford and Victor…

Innovation in representing the mountain landscape

Par Lorenza Gasparella, Ph.D. in Landscape and Environment, Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche (Italy) Abstract This contribution, which starts by examining the Panorama of the Engadine that Giovanni Segantini designed for the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900, retraces the relationship between the perception and representation of mountain landscapes. The Panorama of…

What is the right journal for my paper?

Choisir une revue pour publier son article de sociologie. Notre collègue chilienne Claudia Giacoman m’a aidée à réfléchir à une revue où resoumettre un papier en m’indiquant deux sites web qui permettent d’identifier des revues pertinentes à partir du résumé de l’article (en anglais seulement pour l’instant). Les liens sont…

Gilles Deleuze’s Movement-Image as a Theoretical Prism for Historical Analyses of Cinematic Works

Having achieved a status of a classical philosophical work, Gilles Deleuze’s Cinema 1: The Movement-Image, though still cryptic, serves as a backdrop for reconsiderations of contemporary cinema.1 A Blog Article by Pablo Markin. Deleuze’s notion of the movement-image ostensibly owes a debt to Henri Bergson’s work Matter and Memory in…

How the pattern matrix prototype works

Since May, the first prototype of the pattern matrix is at work in our laboratory at the Museum for Plaster Casts at Königsplatz in Munich. Dave Griffiths already is working on enhancements that resulted from our first experiments with this digital tool for simulating weaving in structure as well as…

Recipes as a Connecting Thread: Reflections on Day 4

By Amanda Herbert and Elaine Leong Day Four represented the best of what our “What Is A Recipe” digital conversation has come to represent.  Our contributors joined the #recipesconf conversation in a wide range of media: blog posts, podcasts, YouTube videos, Instagram photo essays, and Tweetstorms.  As our discussion ranged…

Accessing the full text of the Trésor des Chartes’ registers! (beta version)

HIMANIS project Looking for the word “abbatisse” in plain text of the Tresor des Chartes’ registersThe HIMANIS project is funded by the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change” (JPI-CH) of the European Union. The partners are developing cost-effective solutions for querying large sets of handwritten document images.…

Making Solar Envelopes

Making Solar Envelopes¶ Pre-processing¶ Before being able to perform a solar envelope analysis, several operations need to be done. This analysis uses 2D data (eg: building footprints). First, select the building on which the analysis is being done. T4SU only accepts one building (ie: one polygon). Insert the building into…

Why word processing is not suitable for text publishing

The history of computing seen through letters rather than numbers In any historical account, nothing is more striking than the inertia of the trajectories and the weakness of the reasons for choosing one of several possibilities. Everything could have been different, and at the same time everything is too complicated...

« Put the dead back in the closet! » The Uncertain Future of Mummies

« Since death is inevitable, forget it! » Stendhal never imagined how his trace of fleeting humor would characterize our time, at least in one way: while we cannot simply ignore the specter of death that the news reminds us of every day, this is not the case for the famous dead,…