Judith Leyster, ‘The Proposition’

Judith Leyster, Man Offering Money to a Woman (The Proposition), 1631, oil on panel, 11-3/8 × 9-1/2 inches (Mauritshuis, The Hague) By Dr. Saskia Beranek / 03.17.2017 Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History Duquesne University and University of Pittsburgh A soberly dressed woman sits in a darkened room, working diligently on her sewing. The only light[…]

New Powerful Telescopes Allow Direct Imaging of Nascent Galaxies 12 Billion Light Years Away

Artist’s impression of a quasar shining through a galaxy’s ‘super halo’ of hydrogen gas. A. Angelich (NRAO/AUI/NSF) By Dr. Jason Xavier Prochaska / 03.23.2017 Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics University of California, Santa Cruz How does a galaxy like our own Milky Way form? Until now there’s been a lot of inferring involved in answering[…]

Decoding the Textual Experience in the Bronze Age Levant (c.2000-1150 BCE)

By Dr. Rachael Thyrza Sparks / 12.18.2013 Professor of Archaeology University College London Introduction A review of the types of writing found in the Southern Levant during the Middle and Late Bronze Ages underlines one fact: textual evidence is much rarer in this region than contemporary Egypt, Syria-Lebanon or Mesopotamia. There is a dearth of[…]