26 août 2019

Le cardinal Dubois, 30 ans en 1686

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. Suite des chroniques de la série : elles/ils ont eu 30 ans en… L’abbé Guillaume Dubois, né à Brive-la-Gaillarde en 1656, mort en 1723. 30 ans en 1686 : il est alors précepteur du futur duc d’Orléans, régent de 1715 à 1723. Plus...

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25 août 2019

Historians’ archival research looks quite different in the digital age

The ConversationThink of all the information that you create today that will be part of the record for tomorrow. More than half of the world’s population is online and may be doing at least some of the following: communicating by email, sharing thoughts on Twitter or social media or publishing on the web. More...

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24 août 2019

Estrella Cortichs, una maestra innovadora y comprometida en la España de los años treinta

The ConversationEstrella Cortichs nació el 14 de abril de 1902 en Gironella, una pequeña localidad situada al norte de la provincia de Barcelona. Sus padres, Esteve Cortichs y Francesca Vinyals, se separaron cuando ella aún era una niña, a raíz de lo cual fue internada en un colegio de monjas donde tuvo una infancia solitaria, a pesar de que siempre dijo guardar un buen recuerdo de esa etapa porque con ellas aprendió a leer, escribir y contar. More...

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La importancia de la enseñanza de la Historia para el futuro de los estudiantes

The ConversationCuando hablamos de investigación histórica nos vienen a la mente varios conceptos como el pasado, la historia y una serie de imágenes y nociones sobre lo que, supuestamente, ha sucedido tiempo atrás. Dicha percepción lineal, rígida, objetiva y monolítica de la historia que, a menudo, se confunde con el pasado es la introducción para este artículo. Y decimos esto ya que el pasado no se entiende en singular, sino en plural. La enseñanza de la historia en la actualidad forma parte de la enseñanza de “un pasado” específico: la historia-nación. More...

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Can ‘progress studies’ contribute to knowledge? History suggests caution

The ConversationOur apprehension about progress studies derives from our scholarship in the history and philosophy of science, and in particular in the history of scientific, colonial and social engineering projects in the era of the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment — arguably, the period that gave us our modern idea of progress in the first place. More...

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Curious Kids: how was maths discovered? Who made up the numbers and rules?

The ConversationMany indigenous cultures worked with different time, measurement, and number ideas suited to their needs and had amazing ways of expressing these ideas. But there are some things that are very common, like counting. More...

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400 years of black giving: From the days of slavery to the 2019 Morehouse graduation

The ConversationOn top of paying tribute to his ancestors, I see this generous act as an extension of the underappreciated heritage of African American philanthropy that began soon after the first enslaved Africans disembarked in Virginia in 1619. More...

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MAD, We Hardly Knew Ye…

By Matt Reed. I grew up on the MAD of the 1970’s and early 1980’s (which already included generous recycling of material from the 1960’s). That was pretty much its peak, in terms of readership and cultural weight, and it made sense that it was. As I like to tell my long-suffering kids, it was a different time in ways that are hard to reconstruct now. More...

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23 août 2019

Career College in Peoria to Close After 125 Years

HomeBy Doug Lederman. A college that has been training workers in the Illinois city of Peoria since the late 1800s is the latest career-oriented institution to fail, the Journal-Star of Peoria reported. More...

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22 août 2019

Honoring an Exhibition That Never Opened

HomeBy Nick Hazelrigg. Three decades after the infamous cancellation of a Mapplethorpe exhibition, the Corcoran tells the story of what happened. More...

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