Senātus Populusque Rōmānus: The Roman World

Philippe Remacle, Wikimedia Commons Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.20.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief 1 – The Etruscans 1.1 – The Origins of Etruria The Etruscans were a Mediterranean civilization during the 6th to 3rd century BCE, from whom the Romans derived a great deal of cultural influence. 1.1.1 – Introduction Those who subscribe to an Italic[…]

Ancient Egyptian Science and Technology

By Dr. Joshua J. Mark / 03.18.2016 Professor of Philosophy Marist College Introduction The great temples and monuments of ancient Egypt continue to fascinate and amaze people in the modern day. The sheer size and scope of structures like the Great Pyramid at Giza or the Temple of Amun at Karnak or the Colossi of[…]

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Public and Private Revolutions

Photograph of Emerson in later life / Wikimedia Commons   By Dr. David M. Robinson and Dr. Jean McClure Mudge / 09.15.2015 Robinson: Distinguished Professor of American Literature, Director of the Center for the Humanities, Oregon State University Mudge: Scholar and Researcher of American Studies The “New Thinking”: Nature, Self, and Society, 1836-1850 By Dr.[…]

Judge Rules Mississippi Clerks Can’t Use Religious Beliefs To Deny Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Reuters / 06.28.2016 A federal judge on Monday ruled that clerks in Mississippi may not recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples based on religious beliefs, despite a bill passed by the state legislature intended to carve out that exception for them. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves said that the recusals on religious[…]

Men in White Hoods Reportedly Spray-Paint Pro-Trump Racist Graffiti on UCSD Campus

CBS8 Screen Capture By Randa Morris / 04.10.2016 Students at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are demanding campus officials identify the individuals responsible for spray-painting racist graffiti, along with pro-Donald Trump messages, on campus property overnight on Saturday. According to the local CBS affiliate, the vandalism was carried out by five men wearing[…]

Picturing Don Quixote

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, author of one of the best-loved and most frequently illustrated books in the history of literature — Don Quixote. Rachel Schmidt explores how the varying approaches to illustrating the tale have reflected and impacted its reading through the centuries. Gustave Doré’s depiction[…]