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My favourite colour is purple

Farewell from Dixit by ESR 4. This report is a summary of my Dixit time, about my work, about experiences I made in the network and also about the people in it. My fellowship My hosting institution in DiXiT was the Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital…

Thirsty mangos and thrifty farmers: dialogues between the Water Footprint and Peruvian smallholder farmers

This post has been written by Carolina Dominguez-Guzman, Andres Verzijl and Margreet Zwarteveen For the full article, see: Dominguez-Guzman, C., A. Verzijl and M. Zwarteveen. 2017. Water Footprints and ‘Pozas’: Conversations about Practices and Knowledges of Water Efficiency. Water (9):16. “Eat me. I’m sweet.” The delicious-looking mango that sits on the shelves of…

Ella Kilgallon: The role of emotion in the creation of devotional space: the case of early female Franciscan tertiaries

The power of place to incite an emotional response in either an individual or a community is a defining aspect of all cultures. Certain spaces are synonymous with the emotional response tied to them: the childhood home conjures longing and nostalgia, while the poorly lit alleyway might evoke fear and…

Lauren Mulholland: The Marian Lament as Jerusalem Lament: Grieving the Holy City in Thirteenth-Century Occitania

Despite its centrality in Christian religious teaching, in the Middle Ages many believers were unable to ever visit Jerusalem. How, then, did they imagine the Holy City? What tropes were used to embed Jerusalem in the imagination of those in the West? How did the capture and subsequent loss of…

Dyeing to Be Cured

By Ashley Buchanan Slipped within Anna Maria Luisa’s recipe collection is a small bound pamphlet that instructs the user how to tint or dye white marble various colors. In just sixteen pages, the unknown author details the ingredients, processes, and necessary apparatuses needed to create three different reds, two blues, three…

Wolfe Tone (2nd edition) by Marianne Elliott

In proposing a biography of the most famous Irish revolutionary, Theobald Wolfe Tone, Marianne Elliott displays her formidable research skills, and succeeds in proposing an account of the man far from the nationalist legend that grew up in the 19th century. However, she does not really replace the man in…

Rouven Wirbser: Ad poenitentiam movere. The role and use of emotions in Jesuit popular missions

In 1715, the Jesuits introduced a new form of popular mission to the duchy of Jülich-Kleve. Two Southern German Jesuit preachers, Georg Loferer (1680–1756) and Konrad Herdegen (1670–1724), who had studied the so-called apostolic method (or Segneri method) in Italy conducted the first mission according to the new method in…

Editing the Recipes Project – 5 Years On: A Recipe for Happiness

Editorial: This is the third of a series of reflection posts from Recipe Project contributors and editors. By Laurence Totelin When Lisa Smith, Elaine Leong and Amanda Herbert invited me to join the editorial team of The Recipes Project in the Autumn of 2014, I felt elated. I was so…

Early Modern Emotions : An Introduction, ed. Susan Broomhall

Early Modern Emotions is a student-friendly introduction to the concepts, approaches and sources used to study emotions in early modern Europe, and to the perspectives that analysis of the history of emotions can offer early modern studies more broadly. The volume is divided into four sections that guide students through…

L’alimentation dans l’œuvre d’Ibn Khaldun

Coline Ferrant, membre de Solal actuellement en thèse à Northwestern University, partage avec nous sa lecture de la Muqaddima d’Ibn Khaldun. Elle montre qu’aux yeux de ce savant du XIVe siècle, l’alimentation était au fondement de la société humaine. Si vous utilisez ce texte, merci de citer sa référence: Ferrant…

Heritage, Decolonisation and the Field

This article is part of the TRAFO series ‚Emerging Topics. Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’. Today, we put the spotlight on „Heritage, Decolonisation and the Field: A Conference“. The event is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the German Historical Institute London and the UCL Institute of Archaeology and will take place…

Water Utility Management is (not) a game: Consensus in Uncertainty

Presentations and decision-making rounds of the UMSG “And now, I give the word to my M.D. (Managing Director)”, and with that off-the-cuff acronym, shortened title of power, the players embodied their roles and the game was on. The Operational Manager of Macondo Water Services quickly glanced at the Financial and…

ESR2: Three Years In

Three years. They seem to have flown by in a hurry. This post looks back at the distance covered within my fellowship and closes with a few words on the overall, amazing experience. I initially started with little more than a curious mind and a handful of ideas which, admittedly,…

The Globalization of Cultural Policy in the Middle East

Only recently, De Gruyter has announced that two of its authors have won Sheikh Zayed Book Awards for translation and original research. Namely, these were Ziad Bou Akl’s French translation of Averroes and David Wirmer’s German-language disquisition on the Andalusian-Arab thinker Ibn Bāǧǧa. The latter work not only discusses the…

„As far back as I can remember, I have loved stories“ – 5in10 with Michael Allan

Michael Allan is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon, where he is also program faculty in Cinema Studies, Arabic and Middle East Studies. He is the author of „In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt“ (Princeton, 2016) and of articles in…