Mindful Communication – 8 Ways to Master the Art

By Etyane Youssef / 02.25.2017 How Well Do You Communicate? Communication is essential to achieve successful human interactions. However, the type of communication we have highly determines the outcome of our relationships. It all simply boils down to how we are connecting with each other. Jamyang Khyentse once said something intriguing about human communication: We think[…]

The Grand Tour: Educational Journeys from the 16th to 18th Centuries

Grand Tourists traveled to places such as Rome and Greece to study the ancient ruins and masterpieces of architecture, painting, and sculpture / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Mathis Leibetseder / 11.11.2013 Senior Lecturer in History Staatsoper im Schiller, Berlin Abstract The following discussion focuses travelling for education and knowledge acquisition which was common in Europe[…]

The Scientific Revolution Revisited, 1550-1700

The French Academy of Sciences was established in 1666. / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Mikuláš Teich / 04.21.2015 Emeritus Fellow, History and Philosophy of Science Robinson College University of Cambridge Introduction I This is about interpreting the Scientific Revolution as a distinctive movement directed towards the exploration of the world of nature and coming into[…]

Prehistoric Tuberculosis in the Americas

By Dr. Jordi Gómez i Prat and Dr. Sheila MF Mendonça de Souza / Jan. 2003 Prat: Unitat de Malalties Tropicals, Importades i Vacunacions Internationals, D.A P. Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Catalunya, España de Souza: Departamento de Endemias Samuel Pessoa, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil Abstract Tuberculosis is a prehistoric[…]

The Role of Craft Specialization in the Evolution of Prehistoric Societies in the American Southwest

Pueblo Indian pottery: (left) Acoma water jar, c. 1890, (center) Santa Clara vase, c. 1880, (right) San Ildefonso water jar, c.1906 / Denver Art Museum By Dr. Catherine M. Cameron Professor of Anthropology University of Colorado, Boulder Abstract Craft specialization is often used as one indicator of social complexity and even as a prime mover[…]