The Visual Culture of the French Revolution

Liberty leads the people / Wikimedia Commons Exploring the artistic expressions of the French Revolution. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 09.23.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Réunion des Trois Ordres (Reunion of the Three Estates), 1789 Etching with hand-colouring / Publisher Unrecorded This print is in fact a combination of three etchings produced separately during the[…]

John of Salisbury’s ‘Metalogicon’ and Medieval Liberal Arts Education

When examining the historical development of society, perhaps the most determining factor is education. By Abigail E. DeHart Grand Valley State University When examining the historical development of society, perhaps the most determining factor is education. Education has a symbiotic relationship with society in that it is shaped by society as much as it shapes[…]

A History of Mathematical Education in Ancient, Medieval, and Pre-Modern India

Ratha Yatra Festival in Puri, India on James Fergusson’s painting / Public Domain Very little is known of the context in which much of ancient India’s scholarly  knowledge burgeoned. By Dr. Agathe Keller Historienne des mathématiques Université Paris Diderot – USPC Introduction Very little is known of the context in which much of ancient India’s[…]

The Mithraic Mysteries in Ancient Rome

Tauroctony statue / Photo by Carole Raddato, Creative Commons Mithraism was a mystery cult in the Roman world where followers worshipped the Indo-Iranian deity Mithras. By Dr. Pierre A. Thomé / 06.10.2015 Professor of Graphics and Illustration Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Introduction The Mithraic Mysteries, also known as Mithraism, were a mystery[…]

The Rites in the Mysteries of Dionysus: The Birth of the Drama

A wall of the triclinium, traditionally interpreted to represent the stages of initiation to the cult. Silenus holding a lyre (left); demi-god Pan and a nymph sitting on a rock, nursing a goat (centre); woman with coat (right). Fresco of the mystery ritual, right, Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii, Italy. / Photo by Yann Forget,[…]