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Philippa Carter started the topic CfP Waste not, Want not: Food and thrift from antiquity to the present in the discussion History on Humanities Commons 6 days, 18 hours ago
The Cambridge Body and Food Histories group is delighted to announce the call for papers for its second annual conference:
THURSDAY 12TH & FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2019. ENGLISH FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.
This day-and-a-half conference will bring together academics and…[Read more]
Oscar Perea-Rodriguez deposited Witchcraft, Heresy, and Inquisition: The Prosecution of the ‘Otherness’ in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (14th-17th c.) in the group History on Humanities Commons 1 week ago
This module will deal with the study of a few texts written in Medieval and Early Modern Europe related to Witchcraft, Heresy and Inquisition. The main purpose of this course is to consider how some patterns and stereotypes in the European cultural history of the past use to appear also in our current times. The outline below gives the general…[Read more]
Focusing on the new worker cooperative movement in the West, this study not only contains the first systematic discussion of the solidarity economy in the light of Marxist theory; it also introduces a major revision of Marxism that both updates it for the twenty-first century and illuminates our historical moment. It includes an analysis of the…[Read more]
Rebecca Ruth Gould deposited “Dissidence from a Distance: Iranian Politics, as Viewed from Colonial Daghestan,” The Persianate World: The Frontiers of a Eurasian Lingua Franca, ed. Nile Green (University of California Press, 2019) in the group History on Humanities Commons 1 week, 3 days ago
This chapter explores the legacy of the Iranian reformer and intellectual Abd al-Rahim Talibuf (1834-1911), as viewed from Daghestan, where he passed the last decades of his life. Talibuf’s eight books shaped the trajectory of subsequent Iranian intellectual history, and inspired the revolutionary constitutional movement. Talibuf’s example e…[Read more]
The presentation documents a community-based history project conducted by students to uncover the details of the reported lynching of Oscar Mack, an African American veteran reported lynched in Orlando. Reported lynched in Orlando on July 17, 1922, by a mob in Orlando, the newspaper accounts of the incidents gave little detail. In 2013, Julian…[Read more]
During the Enlightenment period a certain notion of war came to prominence in European thought. This notion, which I here refer to as ‘civilized war’, centred on the idea that European war-making in the eighteenth century was characterised by humanity and honour. This image of European war-making was sustained by a variety of intellectuals and eve…[Read more]
On September 30, 1567, members of the Protestant majority of Nîmes, led by many members of the présidial court, overthrew the Catholic town council. They arrested many leading Catholics, both laity and priests, who they felt perverted the word and will of God, and massacred an estimated one hundred of them; about one-third of the dead can be s…[Read more]
Review Essay on work (2004 to 2014) on French religious history, 1500-1650. The article discusses books including “Une concorde urbaine: Senlis au temps des réformes (vers 1520-vers 1580)” by Thierry Amalou, “Martyrs & Murderers: The Guise Family & the Making of Europe” by Stuart Carroll, and “Calvin” by Bruce Gordon, focusing on the relationship…[Read more]
In “Ending the French Wars of Religion,” Allan A. Tulchin considers why these sixteenth-century sectarian wars—eight of them—recurred over half a century and why they finally ended when they did. The existing literature emphasizes that the French state proved too weak to enforce order, and that each side believed itself favored by God, making…[Read more]
Analysis of medieval and Renaissance era French non-nuclear household systems. Shows that such arrangements were common, and occasionally consisted of same-sex unrelated male couples.
This Chapter provides simple but valuable insights to Upper Paleo abstract values such as Time, Life After Death, Social Roles, etc. Introduction to ‘Soft Cultural Institutions’. Understanding how abstract valuations become embedded into social structure is especially important in terms of understanding nonverbal language and symbolic sets.
This Primer provides a methodology for mitigating subjectivity when attaching meaning to preholocene rock art. It provides an introduction to basic syntax, grammar, and some vocabulary. It identifies four non-verbal languages of the Upper Paleo.
Geschichte des Archivs der Herrschaft Wallsee in Niederösterreich
This article studies the intersection of sport, religion, and imperialism through the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) as an extension of United States expansion into Puerto Rico after the Spanish American War of 1898. The YMCA’s emphasis on “muscular Christianity” and sports made it attractive to some locals who welcomed this feature…[Read more]
Narasimhananda Swami deposited Postcolonial Reason and Its Critique Eds Purushottama Billimoria and Dina Al-Kassim Book Review Prabuddha Bharata December 2014 in the group History on Humanities Commons 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Postcolonial Reason and Its Critique Eds Purushottama Billimoria and Dina Al-Kassim Book Review Prabuddha Bharata December 2014
Paulo Vitor Airaghi deposited Entre a pesquisa histórica e o tratamento arquivístico: a organização dos arquivos pessoais do CEDOC como um estudo de caso in the group History on Humanities Commons 2 months ago
Analisa a relação entre a Arquivologia, a História e a Biblioteconomia na organização de arquivos pessoais. Empiricamente o trabalho se concentra na experiência realizada por historiadores que, desde 2011, atuam na organização de arquivos pessoais que compõem o acervo do Centro de Documentação Cultural Eloy de Souza (…[Read more]
Holy Mother, Swamiji, and Direct Disciples at Madras Book Review Prabuddha Bharata May 2011
The history of the association of Sri Ramakrishna and the Ramakrishna Mission with Shyampukur Bati, Kolkata.
This article examines the ways that geohumanities approaches historical research aids in the study of environmental and urban history in one of the twentieth century’s fastest growing American urban centers. It explores how San Jose typified the challenges of Silicon Valley’s rapid urbanization and desire to chart a new form of industrialisation…[Read more]
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