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Fossil collections from Pleistocene South America in the MNHN

By Richard Fariña, Sebastián Tambusso and Luciano Varela, UdelaR Formed in the highly prestigious school of medicine in Paris, Teodoro Vilardebó must have experienced great concern when the cruel symptoms of the yellow fever he was all too familiar with when treating his patients were observed in himself. What must…

Could the “Great Russian Culture” Have Stopped the War?

by Tamara Caraus In response to Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, Russian art and culture faces cancellation in the West. Is this an overreaction? This article argues that today’s “great Russian culture” is complicit in creating the messianic zeal of Russia’s foreign policy. During the first days of this nonsensical…

The Russian War against Ukraine: Middle East Food Security at Risk

By Eckart Woertz As a region, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is the world’s largest grain importer. Approximately 30 per cent of global exports of wheat and barley, 20 per cent of corn, and a whopping three-quarters of sunflower oil come from Ukraine and Russia. The aggression against…

Cassava: From Toxic Tuber to Food Staple

By Christina Emery, Rachel Hirsch, and Melinda Susanto When eaten raw, cassava is likely to leave a bitter taste in one’s mouth. Worse still, the unprocessed plant, containing high levels of cyanide, is poisonous to humans and can paralyze when eaten. Despite these deterring properties, cassava has long been culturally…

The Feud Book of Medieval Nuremberg

The Free Imperial City of Nuremberg (Freie Reichsstadt Nürnberg)was one of the more important settlements in Central Europe. Depending on precisely when and how you measure urban populations, during the late medieval period it was one of the top five to ten in terms of size, with a population of…

The Nuances of Russian Propaganda

It seems that many people in Russia are affected by propaganda, and it’s no wonder. It is up-to-date, continuous, illogical, and it uses the principle of constant repetition. Interestingly, some of these features directly...

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.…
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