Early 18th-Century European ‘Spectators’, or ‘Moral Weeklies’

Combined image of Beer Street and Gin Lane, by William Hogarth / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Klaus-Dieter Ertler / 06.28.2012 Institute for Romance Studies University of Graz Introduction The early eighteenth century witnessed the birth in England of the “Spectators”, a journalistic and literary genre that developed in the wake of the Glorious Revolution (1688). Beginning in 1709[…]

An Archival Trail: ‘Concrete Art’ in Argentina

Installation view of Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros at the Getty Center How magazines, flyers, and pamphlets tell the story of Concrete art in Argentina. By Dr. Zanna Gilbert / 02.05.2018 Art Historian and Curator Former Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral C-MAP Fellow, The Museum of Modern Art[…]

Craft Beer is Becoming the Wine of New England by Redefining ‘Terroir’

Pouring Saison, a classic Belgian farmhouse-style ale, at Allagash Brewing in Portland, Maine. Allagash Brewing, CC BY    By Dr. Daina Cheyenne Harvey (left) and Dr. Ellis Jones (right) / 01.12.2018 Harvey: Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Jones: Assistant Professor of Sociology College of the Holy Cross The U.S. craft beer industry is exploding. Although two[…]

When Did Horses Transform Mongolians’ Way of Life?

By the end of the 13th century, the Mongol Empire covered 9.27 million square miles, spanning a vast region from present-day China to Central Europe and from Vietnam to Iraq. / Astrokey44/Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Peter Coutros / 01.24.2018 Anthropologist, Archaeologist Genghis Khan is one of history’s most successful, and most vilified, military commanders. Under his leadership,[…]