Culture, Heritage, and Ethics

By Dr. Constantine Sandis[1] Professor of Philosophy University of Hertfordshire Introduction Heritage is that which has been or may be inherited, regardless of its value. Unfortunately, the term ‘heritage’ (the thirteenth-century English word is derived from the Latin haeres, meaning heir or heiress) is nowadays frequently used for purposes best described as touristic, to sell everything[…]

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights in Political Science

Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 02.25.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief 1 – Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights 1.1 – The Bill of Rights 1.1.1 – Overview The Bill of Rights of the United States of American: The United States Bill of Rights, which are the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, and[…]

Loneliness is Bad for Your Health

Social isolation is linked to increased blood pressure and depression. By Dr. Jed Magen / 02.26.2018 Associate Professor of Psychiatry Michigan State University Imagine a 65-year-old woman who sees her physician frequently for a variety of aches and pains. She might complain of back pain on one visit, headaches another time, and feeling weak on[…]

Thinking, Researching, and Writing Africa: Insights from Nigeria’s Tutuola

Amos Tutuola’s work is enjoying renewed interest and support. Flickr/vanderfrog, Creative Commons By Dr. Francis B. Nyamnjoh / 01.18.2018 Professor of Social Anthropology University of Cape Town For many years, Amos Tutuola, the Nigerian author who was born in 1920 and died in 1997, was despised, ridiculed and made to appear exotic and primitive. He was dismissed[…]

‘Historical Mesoregion’: A Concept in Cultural Studies and Historiography

Location of geographical mesoregion of Mezőföld (red) and macroregion of Alföld (gray) within subdivisions of Hungary. / By Miaow Miaow, Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Stefan Troebst / 03.06.2012 Professor of Cultural History and Eastern Europe University of Leipzig Introduction The research design of “historical meso-regions” (Geschichtsregionen) is a transnational comparative method that has been developed in the historical subdiscipline of[…]