In Spite of Horrible Conditions, Susan B. Anthony ‘Stumped Right On’

For 45 years, Susan B. Anthony traveled the U.S. relentlessly, stumping for women’s rights. She endured ridicule, was hanged in effigy and faced many horrid meals on the road. Nevertheless, she persisted. / Corbis via Getty Images By Nina Martyris / 03.08.2018 She was hanged in effigy and mocked in cartoons; laughed at by Congress for demanding[…]

“Alas, Poor YORICK!”: The Death and Life of Laurence Sterne

Detail from Thomas Patch’s etching Laurence Sterne, alias Tristram Shandy: “And When Death Himself Knocked at My Door”(1769) — Metropolitan Museum of Art Looking at the engagement with mortality so important to the novelist’s groundbreaking work. By Dr. Ian Campbell Ross / 03.07.2018 Emeritus Professor of 18th-Century Studies Trinity College, Dublin This year brings two notable anniversaries in[…]

The Self-Reliant Individual is a Myth that Needs Updating

Henry David Thoreau in 1856 / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Kimberly Brownlee / 02.04.2016 Professor of Philosophy University of Warwick Great loners are fascinating. Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond, Buddhist monks in their hermitage, and fictional heroes such as Robinson Crusoe are all romantic figures of successful solitary survival. Their setting is the wilderness.[…]

The Sociology of Social Groups and Organization

Elegant Company Dancing, by Thomas Rowlandson / Yale Center for British Art via Wikimedia Commons Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.02.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief 1 – Types of Social Groups 1.1 – The Nature of Groups Social Identity Approach: The explanatory profiles of social identity and self-categorization theories. In the social sciences, a social[…]

Early Civilizations of the Indian Subcontinent

The Great Stupa of Sanchi / Creative Commons Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.07.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief 1 – The Indus River Valley Civilizations 1.1 – Introduction 1.1.1 – Overview Map of the Indus Valley Civilization: The major sites of the Indus Valley Civilization. The Indus Valley Civilization existed through its early years of 3300-1300[…]