Young George Washington

This, the earliest portrait of Washington, was painted in 1772 by Charles Willson Peale, and shows Washington in uniform as colonel of the Virginia Regiment. The original hangs in Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia By Charles R. Lampman When most people think of George Washington one or two images come[…]

Sanders is the Most Liked Candidate, and His Popularity is Growing: Poll

Bernie Sanders addresses one of his signature overflow rallies in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo: Eric Tadsen/Seven Days VT) Survey finds 48 percent of Americans have favorable view of Sanders, contrasting with 55 percent who hold unfavorable view of rival Hillary Clinton By Nadia Prupis / 04.12.2016 Bernie Sanders is the most-liked presidential candidate in the race—and[…]

Visual Nation Making and Forgetting

A View through Three of the Northwestern Arches of the Third Storey of the Colosseum in Rome (1815) by C.W. Eckersberg; Statens Museum for Kunst / National Gallery of Denmark By Henrik Holm Curator National Gallery of Denmark The selection of Danish artworks that the Statens Museum for Kunst, the National Gallery of Denmark, has[…]

The Arts of Recognition

Members of the ARMH return recovered remains to victims’ kin and the community-at-large. By Lee Elizabeth Douglas Department of Anthropology New York University Photos Courtesy of Óscar Rodríguez Alonso Abenójar, like many farming communities in the Spanish Province of Castilla-La Mancha, inhabits the past while also embracing the present. Its serpentine streets are lined with[…]

Hands, Holes, and Hashtags: MS. 550

By Alex Lee PhD Student, Italian University College London The first manuscript that I ever encountered face-to-face was Wellcome MS. 550. This volume, mainly in medieval Latin, dates from the early 15th century, and is a compendium of different medical and surgical writings. As my research involves the plague, I turned to the plague tract[…]

UNICEF Release: Nigerian Regional Conflict – 10-Fold Increase in Number of Children Used in ‘Suicide’ Attacks

Salta Bintou Hassan is 11. She lost her arm after an suicide attack on Bagasola market in October 2015. After spending two months in the hospital of N’Djamena, she is back with her family. Yet, her life will never be the same. Press Release from UNICEF / 04.12.2016 The number of children involved in ‘suicide’[…]

Athens and Sparta: What’s the Big Deal?

Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 04.12.2016 Brewminate Editor-in-Chief From a lecture by Dr. Frank Holt, Professor of Ancient History, University of Houston (10.01.2013) After the Aegean Bronze Age collapse, writing ceased for the most part in the Greek world, though they continued speaking their language through the Greek “Dark Ages”.  Writing started again c.800[…]

Bishops and Medicine in Medieval England

Boaistuau, Pierre (1517-1566) By Dr. Katherine Harvey Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History University of London Many bishops in medieval England possessed medical knowledge, but that did not mean that such knowledge was always viewed as a desirable quality in a bishop. In 1114, King Henry I of England decided that Faritius, abbot of[…]

The Legend of the Divine Farmer

Watercolour: Shen Nung seated at the mouth of a cave, dressed in traditional garb made from leaves, holding a branch with leaves and berries in his right hand; anon., {Chinese artist}, 1920. Wellcome Images reference no. V0018486 / Wellcome Library By Gillian Daniel Graduate Trainee at The Wellcome Trust This ca. 1920 watercolour is a[…]

Hillary Hopefuls, Stop Calling Bernie Backers Sexist! It’s ‘Ridiculous’ and ‘Absurd’

By Allen Clifton / 04.10.2016 The Moderate Voice I am sick and tired of some Hillary Clinton supporters throwing out “sexism” – constantly. Just because a male says something to or about a female that comes off as rude or disrespectful does not instantly make it sexist. Sure, there has been sexism thrown Clinton’s way.[…]