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A (not so) short history of historical network research – part 2

by Cindarella Petz Let us resume our dive into the history of historical network research! In this (three-part series) post, I first recounted the history of computational thought in historical research, and next I will discuss networks for history, before highlighting some of the cornerstones of network methodologies in historical…

Harmonisation des travaux bibliographiques des élèves pour le Guide des sources pour l’histoire de la pédagogie de la création artistique

Dans le cadre du projet de Guide des sources pour l’ histoire de la pédagogie de la création artistique  soutenu par le Labex Hastec, les étudiants de l’école nationale des Chartes ont mené un travail bibliographique de groupe sur les cinq écoles d’art de PSL, à savoir : le CNSAD (Conservatoire…

Chapter 25. Breathwork with Goethe

In 1819 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote a breathing exercise:  „Im Athemholen sind zweyerley Gnaden: Die Luft einziehen, sich ihrer entladen. Jenes bedrängt, dieses erfrischt; So wunderbar ist das Leben gemischt. Du danke Gott, wenn er dich preßt, Und dank’ ihm, wenn er dich wieder entlässt.“ This last verse of…

Chapter 25. Breathwork with Goethe

In 1819 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote a breathing exercise:  „Im Athemholen sind zweyerley Gnaden: Die Luft einziehen, sich ihrer entladen. Jenes bedrängt, dieses erfrischt; So wunderbar ist das Leben gemischt. Du danke Gott, wenn er dich preßt, Und dank’ ihm, wenn er dich wieder entlässt.“ This last verse of…

Visits to the herbaria

In 2018, two european herbaria were visited to collect seeds of different opium poppy subspecies to conduct pioneer GMM and DNA analyses to discriminate wild and cultivated forms. The collections of the French Muséum national d’histoire naturelle vascular plant herbarium in the Jardin des Plantes (Paris, France), and of the…

Prof. Tiya Miles: New Guinea and the Island of Nantucket.

Last year, on 31st August 2021, Professor Tiya Miles from the department of history at the Harvard University, published an article in The Atlantic about the Island of Nantucket entitled: “Nantucket doesn’t belong to the Preppies”.1 The article grew out not only from the vivid history of the island itself,…

Marking atypical objects is efficient – does generative grammar challenge this functional explanation of DOM?

Since Caldwell (1856: 271), linguists have thought that the universal tendency of differential object marking (DOM) is explained by the pressure for languages to converge on efficient coding patterns, i.e. to concentrate their coding on the most atypical objects (namely referentially prominent, e.g. animate and definite, object nominals). This explanation…

Joining forces to realign research assessment to research realities: a Europe-wide Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment is now published 

Research outputs now encompass far more than what can be placed on a bookshelf. Knowledge advancement happens in much more diverse places and are brought about by much more diverse processes and dynamics of co-creation than what has traditionally been recognized.  For this reason, the existing tools of academic rewards…

Nothing New in the East? What the West Overlooked – Or Ignored

By Andrii Portnov The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February of 2022 came as a surprise to many in Western Europe. Perhaps even more surprising was the firm Ukrainian resistance. But why was this unexpected? Apparently, Putin’s worldview and Ukrainian reality were ignored for a long time. “No Putin. No…

Talking Dirty, with humour writer and editor James Folta

After a brief hiatus from our regularly scheduled blog posts, the COMMode team is very proud to introduce a new mini-series of blog posts: ‘Talking Dirty’, a series of interviews with contemporary writers and...

Disability and the City. Deep Hope and Creativity in a Sacred Site in Amritsar

— Raminder Kaur Sacred sites have a special propensity to attract not just people of faith but also those with ailments and disabilities seeking a cure and/or better life. They draw those with deep hope, especially when recourse to other avenues of healing come with less conviction or even fail…

Disability and the City. Deep Hope and Creativity in a Sacred Site in Amritsar

— Raminder Kaur Sacred sites have a special propensity to attract not just people of faith but also those with ailment and disabilities seeking a cure and/or better life. They draw those with deep hope, especially when recourse to other avenues of healing come with less conviction or even fail…

New Work Forum: On Food Economies in Cevasco’s Violent Appetites

By Juneisy Q. Hawkins Within the field of Food History one of the most common approaches is to study recipes, meal-sharing, single-commodity histories, etc. What those themes often have in common is that they concentrate on plenty, on what happened when people had food. Carla Cevasco is one of the…

The Founding Fathers are Back from the Dead: 19th-Century Spiritualism and the American Civil Religion

By E. H. Messamore The 4th of July brings with it the usual paeans to the foundational principles of the republic along with affirmations of its special destiny. Independence Day represents the holiest day in what sociologist Robert Bellah in 1967 dubbed America’s civil religion—a trans-denominational sanctification of the symbols,…

Old Age and the Question of Authenticity

[Une traduction française de cet article sera bientôt disponible] By Sonia Kruks, Political philosopher at Durham University (UK). She is best known for her scholarly work on the political and social ideas of the French existentialists. She has also published extensively on feminist theory. She is a long-time specialist of…

What has anthropology got to do with diversity, equity, and inclusion?

Anthropology’s understanding of cultural diversity is key to strengthening diversity, equity and (social) inclusion (DEI) strategies. Anthropology as the study of humankind tries to understand patterns of behavior, values and beliefs. Overall in this scenario, culture is what people “do” and the overarching “glue“ that holds together all of the…
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