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Towards a Common History of Europe?

Crossed Perspectives in the Context of the War in Ukraine A review by Jules Bigot and José Ernault, interns at CEFRES This conference, organized jointly by CEFRES and the French Embassy in Prague, was held in the context of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Opening…

From Le Mans into the World Wide Web: The Advantages of Digital Techniques for Curating, Networking and Exhibition-Making

By Simon Hirzel, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn As a young scientist from Bonn, who is affiliated with the ethnological and archaeological Museum of the Bonn Collection of the Americas (BASA Museum) and who has just started his PhD project there, I was allowed to travel to Le Mans for a month…

The Digital Threat to Science and Academic Freedom

By Raffaela Kunz Portrait of Raffaela Kunz. Photo: private. The academic publishing system is in full transformation – but not in the way many had hoped for. Since the arrival of the Internet, it was predicted that the way knowledge is accessed and disseminated would undergo a fundamental change. The…

Nepalese Migrant Women (2)

This is the second part of a blog post introducing my postdoc research project with Nepalese Migrant Women from the 1st and 2nd generations in Portugal within the framework of the IHD – Integral Human Development postdoc program at CADOS, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 2022.

The Use of Humor During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Taiwan

By Chunping LinThe word “幽默 yōumò,” which means “humor” in Chinese, is originally from Jiǔzhāng 九章 of the Chu Lyrics 楚辭 Chǔcí (475 B.C. – 221 B.C.) and was used to describe the tranquility of nature.[1] Lin Yutang林語堂 (linguist, philosopher, and translator, 1895–1976) translated the English word “humor” with the…

The Former Synagogue of Rouffach (Alsace): a Prototype of Jewish Medieval Architecture

by Carla Heym (English/Deutsch/Français) The former synagogue of Rouffach (German: Rufach) is one of the oldest preserved Jewish buildings in Europe. Although some knowledge of the history of the Jewish community in Rouffach is available from written sources, the building itself has not been analysed except for a study by…

The End of Unity: How the Russian Orthodox Church Lost Ukraine

By Regina Elsner Since the end of the Soviet Union, dozens of theologians and scholars of religion elaborated on the complicated relationships within the church community of the so-called Holy Rus’. The Moscow Patriarchate defines its territory of spiritual responsibility as encompassing the former Soviet Union – except for the…

The Power of Peony

By Ashley Buchanan The Secret Ingredient In 1735, a Viennese baroness wrote to the last Medici princess, Anna Maria Luisa de Medici (1669—1743), to thank her for sending a miraculous infant convulsion powder. Anna Maria Luisa’s recipe for infant convulsion powder contained a precipitation of a human skull (of “a…

How to create a project user ?

[version française] Creating a projectCreating a userEdit a user Edit his informationsEdit his roleRemove the user from the projectAdd an existing user to the projectAdd a thesaurus to a project The management of users and projects is done via the page ‘My projects/users’. Profile > My projects/users Creating a project…

The Confinement of Outer Space

By Annika Elstermann To begin, let us look towards the stars. Culturally, the firmament has always held a fascination for writers and audiences, not just in a mystical sense, but also as a place which exists and which might be reached, traversed, visited, explored, but which is as yet uncharted.…

The Confinement of Outer Space

By Annika Elstermann To begin, let us look towards the stars. Culturally, the firmament has always held a fascination for writers and audiences, not just in a mystical sense, but also as a place which exists and which might be reached, traversed, visited, explored, but which is as yet uncharted.…

The Owl and the Duck: On Failures of Vigilance

by Ron Sadan What makes people more vigilant about false information? For philosophers and cognitive psychologists, the term “epistemic vigilance” describes a set of “methods people routinely use…to filter out liars and the uninformed” (Michaelson 214). But where do these routines come from? It would be a mistake to simply…

The Owl and the Duck: On Failures of Vigilance

by Ron Sadan What makes people more vigilant about false information? For philosophers and cognitive psychologists, the term “epistemic vigilance” describes a set of “methods people routinely use…to filter out liars and the uninformed” (Michaelson 214). But where do these routines come from? It would be a mistake to simply…

Notes on the Conjunction of Urbanization and the Education Business

In recent years, a conjunction of educational investment and urban development in Egypt has been restructuring its educational field and carving a new relationship between real estate development and private education. A telling example of this emergent urban-educational nexus is an announcement made earlier this year from real estate developer…

Towards the cultivation of response-ability for a new Culture of Encounter

It is important to be ready for encounter. Pope Francis This article is derived from an essay for a Working Group of the COE-Project „Creating a Culture of Encounter”. Over and over again Pope Francis highlights the importance of proximity for the creation of new social ties and cultural bonds…

Spatial Formats under the Global Condition – Book Review

Reviewed by George White   Matthias Middell and Steffi Marung (eds.), Spatial Formats under the Global Condition, Volume 1 in the series Dialectics of the Global, Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2019. Through their work at the Collaborative Research Centre at Leipzig University, Steffi Marung, Matthias Middell and their collaborators have produced…
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