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Halfway through Conference Season

Half of the year has passed, so we’re also halfway through Conference Season. For my part, I hope I am actually through with it for this year. 945 more words

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Book Reflection: "What Went Wrong?"

What Went Wrong: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East by Bernard Lewis

Reflection:

After the fall of the Roman Empire, Europe entered the termed “dark ages” of inward warfare and cultural intolerance, and the Middle East entered the Islamic “golden age.” Between now and then, Europe has developed a diverse but relatively cohesive society of personal freedoms and secure social infrastructure, while the Middle East and other regions a part of the Islamic empire have dwindled to inner turmoil toward differing philosophies and a wavering social infrastructure. 1,008 more words

Social Science

Subversive Spiritualities by Frederique Apffel-Marglin - Book Review

4 out of 5 stars

Title: Subversive Spiritualties: How Rituals Enact the World
Author: Frederique Apffel-Marglin
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My Bookshelves: Anthropology, Mythology, Science… 315 more words

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Off-Reservation Histories: Native Peoples of Western Oregon

Once the tribes were placed at the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation the Indian agents worked to keep everyone there. It was thought that the reservations would keep the Indians and Whites separate and thus avoid conflicts. 2,594 more words

Round-up and Removal of Indians in 2013: Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana, USA

In an apparent repeat of history, at least 31 Native people from Wolf Point, Montana, were rounded-up, arrested and removed to the town of Poplar, the apparent contemporary town site of the original Indian Agency of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. 1,686 more words

Archives of the Planet Available As Open Data Set

Thanks to Paul P. for the Twitter tip: Archives of the Planet is now available as open data. “This large iconographic collection consists of 72,000 Autochrome plates (color photographs on glass plates) and hundreds of hours worth of black and white films. 41 more words

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