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Inauguration of the Usuli institute: speech by Abu el Fadl

I’ve transcribed some noteworthy excerpts form the lecture given by Khaled Abou el Fadl on the occasion of the inauguration of the Usuli Institute on the 9th of December 2017 (full video, including Q&A online) 1,028 more words

Critical Thinking

People, history, History

This is the forty-second post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared amongst Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week. 357 more words

ACIS Cassamarca scholarships for postgraduate research in 2018

ACIS is very pleased to congratulate the winners of the ACIS Cassamarca scholarships for postgraduate research in Italy in 2018: Darius Sepehri (PhD, University of Sydney… 64 more words

Culture And Society

Two Inches off the Ground

by Mark English

Sorting through some old papers, I came across a letter from John Spencer Hill who taught a Master’s course on Romanticism that I took. 1,623 more words


Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt, Brothers of Continuity

By guest contributor Audrey Borowski

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, a young German polymath ventured into the heart of the South American jungle, climbed the Chimborazo volcano, crawled through the Andes, conducted experiments on animal electricity, and delineated climate zones across continents.  1,843 more words

Think Pieces

"I sense therefore I am"

Cogito ergo sum is often regarded as the fundamental element of Western thought that laid the grounds for rationalism, scientific progress and modern dichotomies: I think, therefore I am.  488 more words