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“‘Urban Culture’ Really Is Best Seen as a Pan-European Phenomenon” – 5in10 with Marcus Meer

Marcus Meer is a historian of communication and visual culture. He completed his PhD at the University of Durham as a Leverhulme Doctoral Scholar and worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Durham and King’s College London. In May 2020, he joined the German Historical Institute in London. His research…

Revisiting Christopher Heaney’s How to Make an Inca Mummy

In this last “revisiting” post in our August 2020 series, we return to a piece by Christopher Heaney in 2016 to learn about sixteenth-century Europeans and their use of the dead in medical recipes. Practitioners believed that preserved bodies were powerful ingredients — but as Heaney shows, whether these bodies…

The need for a public history in Catalonia in the case of monumentalism (or the pain of not having it)

As part of our ongoing series on the intersections between monuments and public history, César Sànchez offers an in depth look at the situation in Catalonia. In sharing specific examples of events that have unfolded over the last few years, he argues for the need for public historians in Catalonia. What…

It fucks the world to make techno-monsters

7 min read. This is a “billet d’humeur.” An opinion piece, if you want, but this expression lacks the nuance of mood and humour that the French version suggests. I want to share my feelings. Because I am a little angry. This morning, I was trying to compromise between two…

Jewish Resistance in Movies – Best of

The Jews did not go to the slaughterhouse like sheep. They offered resistance to the Holocaust in a variety of ways: cultural resistance such as schools or theaters are among them, as well as, of course, the documentation of crimes, such as that organized in Warsaw by Emanuel Ringelblum, and,…

Construct marking: Markers on modified nouns to signal the presence of a modifier (some comments on Creissels 2018)

Many languages have a genitive flag in their adpossessive nominals, i.e. a case-marker or adposition on the possessor nominal (e.g. English [Kim’s] money, the roof [of the house]). But alternatively, they may also have a marker on the possessed noun – an antigenitive marker. For example, Ge’ez (an ancient Semitic…

“#systemrelevance in one word? women” – The Need for Analyzing Gender(ed) Media Discourse

By Margreth Lünenborg, Wolfgang Reißmann, Miriam Siemon and Moe Kinoshita The above quote is taken from a German tweet by Jeannette Gusko from March 18, 2020. Gusko works for the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, is co-founder of the Network 3rd Generation East Germany, and an experienced campaigner. Under the…

How to write an initial review for a journal in linguistics? (How to do X in linguistics 1)

Writing reviews for a journal is one of those things which most scientists never actively learn. For laypeople, this may be surprising, given how often the scientific method with its rigorous peer review procedure is being mentioned in the news nowadays. How can it be, one may ask oneself, that…

Life skills and awareness sessions (4) : l’hygiène, principes et décalages

par Véronique Traverso et Hala Kerbage Dans ce billet, nous nous concentrons sur des passages des séances de Life skills dans une ONG à Beyrouth (voir « Life skills and awareness sessions (1), (2), (3) »), dans lesquels les femmes bénéficiaires font entendre une voix discordante. Le plus souvent, un…

When and where did the Persianate end?

Nandini Chatterjee With Fahad Bishara, Ghulam Nadri, Huntington Lyman Stebbins, Elizabeth Thelen and Dominic Vendell The worldwide pandemic has affected all of us in the Lawforms project in different ways. But it has not stopped us from keeping those really interesting conversations going. In the Lawforms team, with members physically situated…

Covid-19 and Radical Self-Care

By Chia Longman   “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde (1988) In this short blog, I introduce the idea that we urgently need to radicalize ‘self-care’ from a feminist intersectional perspective. Imperatives towards self-care and well-being practices,…

Urban life/lives and COVID-19

Presented on the Journal of Public Space webinar, 6 August, 2020. There’s been a lot of talk about the future of cities and COVID-19. A simple Google search for “post-COVID public spaces” will show us results about adapting the world to “the new normal”: to summarize, we are talking about…

A swimming commons

by Elliot Hurst The summer episode of the series “Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water: from extractivism to commoning” co-organized by the Undisciplined Environments and FLOWs blogs, explores swimming as a political act to reclaim social and ecological justice. In Aotearoa New Zealand, shortly after arriving at the strategy gathering of…

Life skills and awareness sessions (3) : « Faire celle qui sait »

Par Hala Kerbage et Véronique Traverso Ce billet poursuit l’analyse de Life skills and awareness sessions à destination de femmes précaires et de femmes déplacées sur la base d’enregistrements vidéo in vivo (voir « Life skills and awareness sessions (1) et (2) » ). Nous nous intéressons aux procédés utilisés…

China dissertations in France (7). Chinese studies

The domain of Chinese studies reflects both an institutional setup — the existence of departments of Chinese studies, with affiliated Ph.D. programs, and an intellectual history that takes its roots in “Sinology”. Although the domain included under this term still persists here and there in Europe — German universities still…

Encoding the corpus

I am now at the second part of the trinity previously mentioned in this article: the encoding. This portion of the work has already been partly explained in some of the first posts (there and there) but it was mainly about the content of the XML tree that will be…
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