Hello! From me and the League of Humanities, we are praying for the betterment of this country and soon to heal as one #SupportHealthcareWorkers
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Vilify religion? Even itself was religious and they kept religion above everything and endangered entire humanities...so they themselves vilify their religion. https://twitter.com/sneheshphilip/status/1246357479325196289 …
Flashback Friday: When I was a junior in high school, we were given an assignment in our art history class - "capture your life in photos." So I decided in lieu of "photos" I'd do one photo and stuff it full of symbolism. I recreated the album art for Billy Joel's "The Stranger" as Joel is a major musical influence on my life. The title track to the album presents lyrics integral to my self identity...or lack there of: "Well, we all have a face that we hide away forever and we take them out and show ourselves when everyone has gone." I also took into my own interpretation that I look at a blank mask which symbolizes the future and I look away from my soccer cleats as a past that no longer defines me.
My life remains unpredictable, so it was only fitting to recreate the sentiment for a modern context. Who I was in the first iteration of this picture only exists in name only to the person in today's version, and there's no telling who I'll be when this picture is taken again **Fun fact - that's the same mask in both photos** #thestranger#billyjoel#homage#flashbackfriday#photo#symbolism#humanities#future
We are super excited to host an Instragram Live with @NJITCDS on Wednesday, April 8th at 4 P.M.⠀
Discussions include applying for internships and jobs during the Covid-19 crisis.⠀
What to do if your internship or job was cancelled or postponed. ⠀
Send us questions via direct message. ⠀
#NJIT #CSLA#Biology#Chemistry#History#Humanities#Mathematics#Physics#Theater #AirForceROTC⠀
“Would reading pandemic fiction right now bring you comfort or stress?” @humanitieswa
If you’re in the mood to read about pandemics, visit our website for a reading guide to “Severance”, by Ling Ma, as well as an extended list of books just like it. Link to all things Nevada Reads 2020 is in our profile. #humanities#lingma#severance#cabinfeverquestions
10 hours ago
Automatic Drawing, 2020.
0.4 fineliner pen on paper
A2 / 42 × 59.4 cm (framed)
A3 / 29.7 x 42 cm (unframed)
Years ago, during my masters, I took a course on postcolonial life writing, which focused a lot on how texts are published - how authors are positioned and marketed and the influence that cover art, prefaces and book blurbs can have. I then went on to work in publishing for six years, before returning to academia to do my PhD, so I’ve ended up spending a lot of time thinking about how publishing houses shape the books they want to put out into the market.
Still, I haven’t focused much as a scholar on the publishing industry, which is something I’m hoping to do next - in particular looking at how anglophone publishers package and market books written by Arab authors. I’ve recently developed a postdoc application for this new project and fingers crossed I can get it funded! To be honest, though, during these times it feels surreal and even naïve to think about the future and what kinds of jobs might be out there for a humanities scholar like me. Anyone else (esp. in academia) going through anything similar?
One of the books we studied during my MA course was Olaudah Equiano’s autobiography, which is about his experience of slavery and how he became a freedman. It’s such a carefully packaged and narrated text (he’s addressing a British readership at a time when slavery still very much exists) and I remember how interesting it was to discuss this. The imbalance of power between author and readership was, of course, so extreme. So, I’m rereading some of it, alongside my old notes, while continuing to develop my ideas.
Has anyone else read Equiano? •
Evolutionary biologists have long debated why humans and other animals demonstrate altruism, aka being kind to one another with no obvious immediate reward to themselves or family members. Even though social Darwinism has been debunked for decades, some people still can't wrap their heads around selfless acts. I'm so grateful for all the altruistic people in our community, and so proud of the ways we've banned together to support those whose needs are more immediate than our own. Thank you @cityofmesa and @mayorgiles for all of your initiatives.
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Rhea teaches religion and moral issues (essentially a religion professor)
Seteth becomes a Fodlan History professor with Flayn as his assistant
Byleth is a Humanities professor ++
La piattaforma Megàle Hellàs nasce con l’idea di proporre, raccontare e condividere i vari aspetti che hanno caratterizzato l’antica civiltà greca in Italia, con particolare attenzione rivolta alla Calabria. Alle questioni di natura storica, artistica e letteraria, verranno affiancati gli aspetti più significativi della tradizione e un “diario visivo” che possa accompagnare virtualmente il lettore nei luoghi della bella Magna Grecia.
Chiunque voglia partecipare alla community con articoli e commenti, è ben accetto. Il principio fondante è, oltre alla partecipazione, lo scambio: di pareri, opinioni, nozioni ed esperienze culturali in genere.
Grazie a chiunque vorrà regalare il suo contributo alla ri-scoperta di un così importante patrimonio!
For Day #11 of #HumanitiesFromHome, Karen shares research on #Mainer Urbain Ledoux aka Mr. Zero. Ledoux was an outspoken activist for the rights of the #homeless and underemployed. Video: tinyurl.com/vmna8ck or via link in IG bio.
How you are making the #humanities part of your homebound life? Next week Karen will be pairing records and books from her shelves.
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You forgot to mention the Manatees assign careers based on birth name. For example any Manatee named Hugh goes into social sciences. This is the origin of the word “humanities”. pic.twitter.com/ytN2XPWjmD
“Interdisciplinary work is crucial… it makes it possible to bring knowledge from the entire range of human endeavor to bear on understanding a particular problem."— @MellonFdn New Directions Fellow & @BrownU Associate Professor Itohan Osayimwese
Osayimwese will use the New Direction Fellowship to develop expertise in the theories and methods of historical archaeology, which will assist her in developing a more complete understanding of how migration has changed the built environment in Barbados since slaves were emancipated there in 1834. #HigherEd#Research#Humanities#Archeology#History
Rite, rituel, ritualité (2/3)
Hier, je te parlais du cours que j’enseigne régulièrement à l’@uqam et qui s’intitule « Ritualités actuelles ». Mais qu’est-ce donc au juste qu’un rituel, pour les sciences humaines et sociales?
D’apparence simple, cette question soulève en fait d’infinis débats auprès des chercheurs et des chercheuses, à l’image de ce que je t’ai déjà présenté à propos du concept de religion. Selon les disciplines et selon les perspectives théoriques, on retrouve en effet une multitude de définitions, pouvant être soit très englobantes, soit très restrictives, au sens où elles renvoient tantôt à un type d’actions très commun, tantôt à un type d’actions très spécifique.
En sociologie et en anthropologie, on s’accorde néanmoins sur plusieurs caractéristiques: un rituel renvoie ainsi à un type d’actions pouvant être accomplies de manière individuelle ou collective et présentant une forte dimension symbolique, performative et relationnelle. Ce type d’actions se retrouve par ailleurs dans tous les champs de la vie sociale et dans toutes les cultures, donc pas seulement dans les univers qu’on qualifie de « religieux » ou dans les sociétés qu’on caractérise comme « traditionnelles ».
Si jamais tu veux en savoir plus sur ces débats et définitions, je te conseille la lecture de cet ouvrage de référence, écrit par l’ethnologue Martine Segalen: Rites et rituels contemporains (ici, la seconde édition publiée en 2009 chez Armand Colin). L’ouvrage est destiné aux étudiant.e.s de premier cycle: il est donc court, très structuré et très clair.
Demain, je te ferai part de l’approche conceptuelle dans laquelle je m’inscris, en te présentant une autre de mes publications. So... #staytuned 😆
“Lifes most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” (-MLK). During these uncertain times remember to ask yourself, what am I doing for others? #mcmasterhum#mcmasteruniversity#humanities
Each week, we're dedicated to bringing you curated digital content to make you think, question, and connect. For our first edition, we've chosen to highlight stories of women who move us and make us. To explore, check out our link in bio. #humanities#women#digitalhumanities
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National Commission for Museums and Monuments and some of the nation’s universities.
As former President of Association of Nigerian Authors, and the only recipient of the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) in the Humanities for 2018, President Buhari strongly extols Prof.
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Starting a new hobby like embroidery is Tori’s #1 way of staying busy during quarantine and #5 on our list of quarantine self-care ideas.
How can you practice some self care during this crisis?
Swipe & see the Humanities Communications Team doing self-care.
1. Build your morning routine
2. Develop a movement practice: dance, work out, do yoga.
3. Make space for joy: listen to music, facetime a friend, write letters, send selfies, call your family!
4. Take care of yourself and your space: take a bath, follow your skincare routine, do a face mask, clean and declutter.
5. Be creative: read a book, paint, dance, try new recipes, pick up a new hobby, create art at home.
6. Develop a mindfulness practice: yoga, breathing, meditation.
8. Make a plan for the day: build in breaks, build in a consistent sleeping and eating schedule, create a work/hw space for yourself.
9. Practice self-compassion: take a nap, find a way to serve someone else, write in a journal.
10. Go outside: talk a walk, garden, drive.
11. Remember to take it one day at a time. #stayathome •
I'm thinking of @hollypesty's writing on the anecdotal as 'a complex of “theory in the flesh of practice”' https://www.bookworks.org.uk/node/1843
I'm thinking of all the medical humanities/hist of medicine literature on place of anecdote in construction of the case and case-based thinking 10/
Seteth focuses more on Fodlan while Byleth focuses more on the history and cultures of Fodlan/Almyra/Brigid etc (humanities is a fun class if u have the right professor)
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Yeah, that happens a lot in social sciences and humanities. I think our department, even for some popular courses, only offers once every two years.
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سلام ،مبلغ دویست و پنجاه تومن از کمکهای شما دیروز جمع شد که صرف هزینه مواد غذای شد برای یه خانواده که سرپرست خانوارش خانم بود، و حتی تووی غذای شبشون نیاز به کمک دارن، درامد ماهیانه این خانم چهارصد هزار تومن هستش. و انشالله دعای خیرشون را توو زندگیتون ببینید
#انسانیت #کمک_به_نیازمندان #فقر #کمیته_امداد #نیازمندان #قرنطینه #انفاق #صدقه #قرض #قرض الحسنه #کمک_مالی #بی_سرپرست #ضعفا #ایتام #humanities #نیت_خیر_یعنی #راه_خدا #ایمان
Cute little shoe box piece representing light and motion 🍃
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ANNOUNCEMENT: The TORCH Flash Fiction Winner
We were delighted by the number and quality of submissions for our first ever flash fiction competition. In their various ways, all of the entries captured something distinctive about the anxieties we may be feeling at the moment, whilst also often conveying moments of optimism, humour, and plenty of human creativity.
One entry stood out for all the judges – ‘Error’, by Luke Young. As strangely beautiful as it was starkly terrifying, it displayed many of the qualities that make for fine short fiction: a gripping storyline, a palpable sense of voice, and an ability to make an imaginary world seem (all too) real. As many of us now grapple with life lived in the company of more computers, tablets, and smart phones than ever before, ‘Error’ dramatised the uncanny emotions engendered by our relationship to technology – or, rather, technology’s relationship to us.
Two other entries were also admirable runners-up. ‘Albert’, by Rowan Curtis, deftly paired machine-learning and AI with an exploration of animal consciousness to ask pertinent questions about what is means to be human.
And ‘The Banana Tree’, by Udani Kottearachchi, was an evocative account of the struggle for natural resources in a dystopian, post-pandemic nightmare.
The judges would also like to single out ‘Hunters and Hunted’, by Rachel Dauncey for an honourable mention.
TORCH is very pleased to announce that this competition will be the first of a number of literary and artistic competitions. Please check out our website and social media accounts for more information on upcoming competitions.
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Claude slowly remembers his past memories and lowkey talks to byleth about it, saying it was influenced by his history/humanities (and bc byleth KNOWS claude they don't fall for it) but kinda goes along with it
Third of a three-part survey of American history. Emphasis on the critical changes in domestic and foreign affairs which have shaped the character of contemporary life. This course counts towards either Humanities, Social Sciences, or Transfer Elective (A list).