The Road to Irish Independence

© MIDIWAVES By John Bruton / 04.09.2018 Former Irish Prime Minister Ireland will soon commemorate a conflict that took place between 1919 and 1923. It is customary to refer to the conflict between 1919 and 1921 as the War of Independence and that between 1922 and 1923 as the Civil War. In fact, both were civil[…]

European Colonialism and Imperialism, 1450–1950

Vasco da Gama / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Benedikt Stuchtey / 01.24.2011 Professor of History Philipps-Universität Marburg Abstract The colonial encirclement of the world is an integral component of European history from the Early Modern Period to the phase of decolonisation. Individual national and expansion histories referred to each other in varying degrees at different[…]

The Story of Maximo and Bartola: Apollo and the Aztecs

A baby with an encephalocele. Photograph by F.A. Hudson, 1869. Wellcome Library reference no. 34335i.3. By Dr. William Schupbach / 06.27.2016 Historian Microcephaly is a word that has come from nowhere to the newspapers’ front pages in a surprisingly short time, owing to the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil coinciding with the preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio[…]

Form and Meaning in African Art

Helmet Mask, 19th-20th century, Sierra Leone, Moyamba region, Mende or Sherbro people, wood, metal, 47.9 x 22.2 x 23.5cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) By Dr. Christa Clarke / 10.09.2016 Senior Curator, Art of Africa and the Americas Newark Museum Abstraction and Idealization Realism or physical resemblance is generally not the goal of the African artist. Many[…]