Blackfeet Researcher Leads Her Tribe Back to Traditional Foods

Huckleberries / Creative Commons Forced assimilation destroyed most nations’ diets, but now Native youth are learning to integrate local foods back into their daily lives. By J. Gabriel Ware / 06.06.2017 Researcher Abaki Beck, 23, has vivid childhood memories of helping her mother, grandmothers, and aunts pick traditional foods and medicines on the Blackfeet Nation[…]

What Can We Learn from the Medieval Attitude to Pagans?

Dante and the Three Kingdoms by Domenico-di-Michelino / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. John Marenbon / 02.23.2016 Fellow, British Academy Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Peking University, China In a world like that of mediaeval Christian Europe, where everyone was a religious believer, how was the moral standing of non-Christians to[…]

Arabic Translators Did Far More than Just Preserve Greek Philosophy

Socrates and his Students, illustration from ‘Kitab Mukhtar al-Hikam wa-Mahasin al-Kilam’ by Al-Mubashir, Turkish School, (13th c) / Photo by Bridgeman By Dr. Peter Adamson / 11.04.2016 Professor of Philosophy Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich In European antiquity, philosophers largely wrote in Greek. Even after the Roman conquest of the Mediterranean and the demise of paganism,[…]