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A Short Biography on Some of Europes Most Loved and Hated Monarchs - Pt 5 Charles II


Born in 1630, Charles II was the second eldest son of Charles I, who spent most of his teenage years fighting parliaments Roundheads until the execution of his father in 1649, and after he agreed to make Presbyterianism the religion of England and Scotland.In 1650, Charles returned to his native Scotland and a year later led an unsuccessful campaign against Cromwell's forces at Worcester.

Her Last Day in Court


"Ron, I can't take much more of his sleazy behavior! I really don't think you are going to win this case for me anyway. I've lost everything; at least I can have the pleasure of making sure the jury knows their judge is another sexual power tripper, going in to his chambers to satisfy himself with the bailiff while he screws me over under the law! I don't.

The History of Thai Currency - from Ancient Beads to Modern Baht


The history of Thailand currency traces the evolution of the medium of exchange used in Thailand prior to the 1st century. This dates from the days of barter trade, ancient beads and money in various shapes and sizes till the currency in modern times.

What is Your Birthstone?


Just about everyone knows what his or her birthstone is. Why is that? Because people still enjoy the folklore associated with the tradition of the birthstone.

Numerology Is More Than Numbers


Over thiry-five years ago, I picked up a book on numerology and began to have a hard time believing that numbers had anything to do with my life. Shortly thereafter, I was awakened from a deep sleep by a loud voice that seemed to scream into my ears, "Numbers are real!"Since that time, I have found out that numbers really are real.

Timbuktu and Brotherhood Too


Juba II in America:Ahmed Osman tells us about the destruction of all knowledge around the end of the 4th Century Ad as a result of Roman edicts and the desire to make people into sheep to herd as they saw fit. "The Serapeum, originally established by the Ptolemies, later became also a centre for Gnostic communities, both Hermetic and Christian.

Nelsons Last Words: Kiss Me, Hardy or Kismet, Hardy?


"Kiss me, Hardy" or "Kismet, Hardy"? Both versions are commonly used, the former being clearly more universal . The easy answer is that, whatever variation, these were not his final words (that is a trick question!).

The Trafalgar Way - Devon Remembers the Battle of Trafalgar


During the third week of August 2005 the Trafalgar Way was officially inaugurated in Devon to commemorate the bi-centenary of the Battle of Trafalgar.The Lorna Doone, an original North Devon stagecoach visited inns and hostels along the full length of what is now know as the Trafalgar Way in Devon.

The Automatic Champion


"Babe" Didrickson Zaharias was a phenomenal athlete. This Texan ran, jumped, rode horses, and played basketball and baseball-with tremendous flair.

Hello I Must Be Going: The Vanishing Twin


They walk among us. By the mid nineties, science had only smoked out a few dozen of them worldwide but there are undoubtedly many more.

Propaganda and American Journalism, Born Joined at Birth


Passion was the main stuff of journalism long before the Civil War, the birthplace of modern American journalism. The Press of the American Revolution during the War and before it, was borne of it.

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National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants  The New York Times

Projects supported by this round of grants include work to preserve the “auditory signatures” of historic sites and a timeline of African-American music.


Humanities Council seeking grant proposals  Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Humanities Council announces its upcoming Feb. 1, 2019, grant deadline for three grant categories: Major grants, which are awarded twice a ...


Lies About the Humanities — and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them  The Chronicle of Higher Education

If you participate long enough in public discussions about the role of the humanities both within higher education and in broader civil society, it becomes ...


Arts students urged to support humanities  Otago Daily Times

Wellington curator Matariki Williams yesterday urged University of Otago graduates to protest about extensive cuts in the humanities, including at university level, ...


Henkel Appointed as Director of UW's Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research  Sheridan Media

Scott Henkel, an associate professor in the Department of English and in African American and Diaspora Studies, has been chosen as the new director of the ...


Academic Minute | Humanities and STEM as Overlapping Circles  Inside Higher Ed

Can the humanities and the STEM disciplines overlap? In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Mark West describes a few ...


In a High-Tech World, Humanities and Other Liberal Arts Are More Essential Than Ever  The Daily Beast

In 1987, the U.S. Army War College developed a term to understand the end of the Cold War and that has defined our world since: VUCA, short for volatility, ...


Wheatbelt professor recognised with prestigious humanities fellowship  Avon Valley Advocate

A Wheatbelt poet and humanities academic has been elected to the highest honour for achievement in the humanities across the country. Professor John ...


Academic Minute: Humanities and STEM as Overlapping Circles  Inside Higher Ed

Today on the Academic Minute, Mark West, professor of English and chair of the department of English at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, describes a ...


Degrees in the humanities have plummeted in the past decade as Penn students flock to sciences  The Daily Pennsylvanian

Penn has seen a decline in students graduating with degrees in the humanities and in the social sciences since 2003 while simultaneously seeing a spike in the ...


Lilian Zhang | STEM is sweeping through Penn, but the humanities deserve a chance too  The Daily Pennsylvanian

Penn is a fan of nickel-and-diming its students, keen to charge us $0.07 for each page we print. Students have long mocked and criticized such behavior, but ...


Adventures in the New Humanities: Making it in the maker space  St. Olaf College News

In this 'Adventures in the New Humanities' blog post, Professor of History Judy Kutulas describes trying out the college's new maker space. Her students (from ...


Faculty call for humanities investments  Yale Daily News

Following University President Peter Salovey's announcement of his commitment to invest in key areas in the sciences last week, humanities faculty members ...


Beware the 'Research Excellence Framework' ranking in the humanities  Study International News

UK universities often tout their performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), the most recent of which was conducted in 2014. It's seen as another ...


El Paso first lady tapped for National Council on the Humanities  El Paso Inc.

First lady Adair Margo has received a presidential nomination to the board of the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal body that is one of the ...


Johnson '20: Don't overlook the humanities  The Brown Daily Herald

In 2016, Ugur Cetintemel, a professor of computer science and the department's chair, described in a Herald article that one in five current undergraduates will ...


Our research funding system is shortchanging the humanities  The Guardian

The humanities subjects do not benefit from the research excellence framework. They need a better system.


Career-minded students flee the humanities for STEM, but they're leaving a huge vacancy in the middle  Washington Examiner

The talk has been for years that interest in the humanities, English, history, and the like have been declining. Now, we have proof. According to this nifty graph, ...


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Door County Civility Project partner up for speaker series  UWGB

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences has partnered with the Door County Civility Project and the Door County Auditorium for four talks related to ...


Denton named to Humanities board  Bouldercityreview

One of Boulder City's longtime residents has a new role in Nevada: helping to promote art and humanities throughout the state. Sally Denton, who was raised in ...


Humanities departments reimagine future home in the CdC  The Wheel

Students socializing in a College Hall dormitory (later renamed Whitby Hall) in the late 1920s. Credit: St. Catherine University Archives. Whitby Hall, which once ...


Bennuval ties science and humanities together in celebration of OSIRIS-REx  Arizona Daily Wildcat

Bennuval, a family-friendly variety show, was put on by the College of Humanities faculty in correspondence with local artists and musicians on Sat, Dec. 1.


Northeastern plans to acquire humanities college in London  Inside Higher Ed

University moves to acquire a 210-student college in London, the New College of the Humanities, which attracted an all-star roster of visiting professors but has ...


English department hosts 'Humanities on the Edge' series to promote humanities majors  Daily Nebraskan

The number of university students studying humanities is rapidly declining in the United States. A recent article by The Atlantic showed that a decade ago, ...


Nominations of outstanding individuals, organizations sought for 2019 Nevada Humanities Awards  Carson Now

Today Nevada Humanities begins accepting nominations for the 2019 Nevada Humanities Awards for outstanding achievement in and contributions to the ...


Jennifer Shea Joins Maryland Humanities Board of Directors  Montgomery Community Media

Jennifer Shea of Montgomery County was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Maryland Humanities. Shea joins four other new members, including ...


Adventures in the New Humanities: A Blog by the Boldt Chair  St. Olaf College News

This is the inaugural blog post in a new series by Judy Kutulas, the Boldt Family Distinguished Teaching Chair in the Humanities. It's not easy to be an academic ...


Why an Age of Machine Learning Needs the Humanities  E-Flux

At Public Books, Ted Underwood defends the humanities against charges of irrelevance in an increasingly technological, commodified, and engineered world.


Local View: Humanities needed now more than ever  Lincoln Journal Star

You've got to hand it to Journal Star editors — they know juxtaposition, placing items side by side for comparison and/or synthesis.


Humanities majors still relevant in a dynamic workforce, study finds  Lincoln Journal Star

Facing cuts to its state appropriation and dwindling enrollment, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was forced to make a difficult decision: How to remove ...


Can tech and the humanities exist side by side? Can they afford not to?  Washington Post

The two sides of America's education divide — tech and the humanities — are coming together in a unique partnership to make students more employable.


Summer fellowships doubled for creative arts and humanities  AroundtheO

In a move to boost funding for research in the humanities and creative arts, University of Oregon Provost Jayanth Banavar has doubled the number of summer ...


ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Aiken Symphony tackles Handel's most popular oratorio  Aiken Standard

About six years ago, on one of my many trips to London, I took the Underground to Bond Street, walked down South Molton to Brook Street, and arrived finally at.


Gift Guide 2018 - Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair 2018: Humanities Texas has the one-stop shop for all the lit lovers on your gift list with 26 authors on hand to sign your purchases - Arts  Austin Chronicle

Yuletide gift list lousy with lit lovers? Then Humanities Texas has the one stop for all your book-shopping needs: its 10th annual Holiday Book Fair, happening ...


Humanities Fest Recognizes Local High School Students | Education  The Missourian

The East Central College English Department, in conjunction with the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, hosted the inaugural Humanities Festival on campus ...


David Harris receives 2018 Governor's Award in the Humanities  Harvard Law School News

In October, David J. Harris, managing director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School, received the Massachusetts ...


Humanities majors on the rise at UNL despite decreasing national numbers  Daily Nebraskan

The number of humanities majors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln stands out in the United States, where the amount of students studying subjects like ...


8 Undergraduates Make Presentations at Arts and Humanities Symposium  Wesleyan Connection

Eight Wesleyan students presented papers during the inaugural CTW (Connecticut College, Trinity College, Wesleyan University) Undergraduate Symposium in ...


An Auden Christmas | The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture  TheaterJones Performing Arts News

An interview with Justin and Katy Lemieux about W. H. Auden's For the Time Being, which Justin performs this week, directed by Katy.


How humanities grads are finding jobs in Silicon Valley  PBS NewsHour

Only 1 in 20 college degrees awarded today are in the humanities or liberal arts, as a perception persists that these fields don't provide marketable skills for ...


6 named Governor's Humanities awardees - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan Tribune

The Northern Marianas Humanities Council announced yesterday the six recipients of the 2018 Governor's Humanities Awards. The Lifetime Achievement ...


Humanities speaker to visit Fremont | Local News  Fremont Tribune

Speaker Janie York will present a program, “Quilting your Legacy,” at 7 p.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1440 E. Military Ave., in Fremont.


Humanities See Drop in Students, Fordham Follows National Trend  Fordham Ram

Following national trends, Fordham students are studying humanities less with a drop from 595 students to 482.


WSCC awarded humanities grant for Humankind series - Manistee News  Manistee News Advocate

The James Lommasson's exhibit “What We Carried” opened the Humankind series at West Shore Community College in September. The year-long Humankind ...


Tryon: Humanities class opened world beyond Palmetto  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Donal O'Shea's recent column in the Herald-Tribune was headlined “In praise of the humanities.”The president of New College of Florida, O'Shea wrote about ...


WCM-Q event explores medical humanities  Gulf Times

The role of the medical humanities in improving understanding of both disease and wellness was explored at a two-day conference organised by Weill Cornell.


ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Museum mounts landmark show on Edgefield master potter  Aiken Standard

In 1998, the McKissick Museum mounted perhaps the most influential exhibition in its long history, which can be traced back to 1823. The show in question, ...


Anonymous letter calls for more humanities funding  Vermont Cynic

An anonymous email has been sent to UVM promising rallies and riots over funding for arts and humanities. Several pictures of an email were posted Nov. 29 on ...


Is the history major doomed on campus? A Wisconsin proposal will be watched nationwide  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Greg Summers may go down as the history professor who ended the history major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He might also, potentially, ...


Segue: SIUE’s Dr. Jessica DeSpain Explains Digital Scholarship  The Edwardsville Intelligencer

Program Note: Dr. Jessica DeSpain's 2018 Going Endowed Professor Lecture, “Maybe Life is Only Stories,” took place on Thursday, Nov. 29 at Lovejoy Library.


Editorial, 11/30: Humanities courses are still critical for colleges  Lincoln Journal Star

College students often hear how they need to be prepared for the workforce and the real world.


Mullen and James Humanities Hall named to honor recently retired faculty members  The Blue Banner

Laughter, tears and applause fill the newly named Mullen & James Humanities Hall during a ceremony honoring retired faculty Deborah “Dee” Grier-James, ...


Thibault Deneve Named VSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Top Graduate  Valdosta State University News

Thibault Deneve of Lessines, Belgium, is the recipient of the Fall 2018 President's Award for Academic Excellence for the College of Humanities and Social ...


Shocking: Degrees in the Humanities Have Plummeted in the Past Decade as Desire for Money Skyrockets  Under the Button

It was recently reported that more and more Penn students are choosing majors rooted in the natural sciences as fewer are selecting ones based in the ...


Penn's new medical humanities fellowship explores what it means to be a healer  The Daily Pennsylvanian

The Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture, a scholarly nonprofit, will offer a new medical humanities fellowship for Penn students next semester.


Review: For the Time Being | The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture  TheaterJones Performing Arts News

In 1941, having left his homeland for America, re-examined his faith, and re-thought the direction of his poetry, British poet W.H. Auden undertook a long poem in ...


Guest submission: A well-rounded education requires a balance between STEM, humanities  Texas State University - The University Star

A question which commonly arises when discussing college majors with extended family members and neighbors alike is the inevitable “What do you plan on ...


Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities accepting art scholarship applications  The Advocate

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications through Dec. 14 for the Gustave Blache III Art Scholarship for Aspiring African American ...


University ranked top 10 for endowment  Daily Illini

Data from the National Endowment for the Humanities revealed the University ranks 7th out of approximately 900 colleges for the number of NEH grants ...


2018 Governor's Humanities awardees  Marianas Variety

(Press Release) — The Northern Marianas Humanities Council would like to announce the recipients for the 2018 Governor's Humanities Awards. This event ...


USD’s Thomas Barton, San Diego Historical Society Among NEH Grant Winners  Times of San Diego

The Historical Society's project, titled "Border Dwellers/Los de la Frontera," focuses on Old Town National City and San Ysidro, where a majority of residents are ...


Humanities Nebraska To Host Democracy and Journalism Discussion in Lincoln  NET Website

Humanities Nebraska will host a discussion called “An Issue of Trust: Democracy and the Future of Journalism,” at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's ...


Idaho Humanities Council gives funds to library, OSAF  The Herald Journal

The Larsen-Sant library will benefit from a $20300 Idaho Humanities Council award to Idaho Commission for Libraries. The funds will support a statewide ...


UW System strives for solidarity as cuts plague future of faculty, humanities  The Daily Cardinal

Faculty throughout the UW System have encouraged solidarity among their peers in light of the budget deficit and faculty cutbacks that plague the UW-Stevens ...


Humanities studies ‘in decline, says UWI dean  Barbados Today

The time has come for the value of the 'human' in the Humanities to be revived, says Dean of the UWI Faculty of Humanities and Education, Professor Evelyn ...


Stronger Police Presence at Diablo Valley College Following Threat  NBC Bay Area

Diablo Valley College officials are adding a stronger police presence Thursday as a precaution following an anonymous threat discovered in the form of graffiti ...


Abra USM's Nominee for Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year  Southern Miss Now

University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Associate Professor of History Dr. Allison Abra, a fellow in its Dale Center for the Study of War and Society, is the ...


Top humanities honour for Griffith historian  Griffith News

Internationally-renowned historian, Professor Fiona Paisley, has been elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the highest honour for humanities ...


Humanities Texas presents Holiday Book Fair - Event  CultureMap Austin

The ninth annual Holiday Book Fair will feature 27 noteworthy authors, including Lawrence Wright, Sarah Bird, H. W. Brands, Elizabeth Crook, Joe Holley, Bill ...


Martin Awarded NEH Fellowship For Book Project | The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies  BU Today

Cathie Jo Martin, Director of the Center for the Study of Europe at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Professor of Political Science at Boston ...


With Deep Roots, Yale students explore stories and tastes of New Haven  Yale News

For students in the “Intro to Public Humanities” class, the city of New Haven is their classroom. Instead of cramming for a final before Christmas break, they are ...


Idaho Humanities Council awards $115000 in grants  Idaho Statesman

The Idaho Humanities Council has awarded more than $115000 in grants to programs across the state, including the Salmon Arts Council and the Museum of ...


Halifax Humanities stages 24-hour literary fundraiser  The Signal

More than 100 people took part in weekend event. Dawn Brandes, director of Halifax Humanities, introduces the final team to read at Dante. Image Caption Icon.


Art Industry News: Marina Ambramovic and James Turrell Are Teaming Up to Design a Spa + Other Stories  artnet News

Plus, Arthur Jafa's latest work explores whiteness and Julie Mehretu is getting an ambitious cross-country survey next year. artnet News, December 13, 2018.


Study finds STEM courses cost more than humanities, social sciences  Daily Free Press

According to a report released Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research, universities spend more on courses in science, technology, engineering ...


Karen Fox is Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for November  Cape May County Herald

Karen Fox of Cape May has been nominated as the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for November 2018. Fox curated ...


Digital Humanities Hub provides space, resources for student use  Etownian

As society seems to be becoming more and more digital, colleges are creating more spaces for students to explore growing disciplines like Digital Humanities ...


Education, Humanities and Social Science Postgraduate Drop-In Event  St Mary's University, Twickenham

Our small and friendly Postgraduate Drop-In event offers you a great opportunity to speak to our academics about our courses, discover how they can enhance ...


Idaho Humanities Council awards $115K in grants | Local News  Post Register

The Idaho Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit organization devoted to enhancing public awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the humanities in ...


Wits graduates being failed by government internship delays  DispatchLIVE

Doctors, teachers and other professionals awaiting internship placement by the government are among the 19% unemployed graduates on the books of the ...


Coastal Scene 12.13.18 | Com Calendar  Brunswick News

Today. Golden Isles Arts and Humanities will stage “A Christmas Carol” at 8 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick. Advance tickets are $15 for ...


Humanities Council brings race-focused conversation series to Tupelo  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • The Mississippi Humanities Council is encouraging communities across the state to hold conversation series that examine controversial issues ...


'Big, bad Wolf' cards deliver holiday rail over state prison mail rules  The Philadelphia Tribune

An annual card-making event in Philadelphia was filled with holiday cheer, but some people were crafting greetings that are meant for “a big, bad Wolf.”


Five surprising tips for new engineering students at Dartmouth College  Study International News

The study of engineering is creative, exciting and rewarding, with endless opportunities for personal development and career progression. It can open doors to ...


Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks inaugurates new medical humanities department with scene from upcoming play  CU Columbia Spectator

Suzan-Lori Parks says that some have likened her forthcoming play “White Noise,” to getting your skin peeled off, layer by layer. But Parks' works, while often an ...


Dartmouth professor looks at Rachel Carson’s legacy at Vermont Humanities Council event  vtdigger.org

News Release — Vermont Humanities Council Nov. 19, 2018. Contact: Vermont Humanities Council 802.262.2626 info@vermonthumanities.org. Montpelier ...


Podcast: "It's Chinatown" with Humanities Center Associate Director Andrea Rees Davies  Stanford Report

The sight of pagoda roofs and dragon gates means that you are in Chinatown. But for people actually from China, the Chinatown aesthetic is weirdly foreign.


The Historical Profession is Committing Slow-Motion Suicide  War on the Rocks

A recent study confirms a disturbing trend: American college students are abandoning the study of history. Since 2008, the number of students majoring in.


A Math Function Describes How Whole Societies Remember--and Forget  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...


Jarosi, Durrani Selected for National Humanities Center Residencies  Hamilton College News

Associate Professor of Art History Susan Jarosi and Assistant Professor of Anthropology Mariam Durrani were recently selected for National Humanities Center ...


SIUE explores potential and pitfalls of digital media  The Edwardsville Intelligencer

Technology is intertwined with most everything we do. That's especially true for current college students, often referred to as digital natives, who have grown up ...


1,200 WCU students to graduate this weekend | Local News  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER,—West Chester University's Winter Commencement ceremonies take place on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16, celebrating the ...


Should I Major in the Humanities?  The Atlantic

Students are abandoning humanities majors, turning to degrees they think yield far better job prospects. But they're wrong.


New Hampshire Humanities Scholar Adam Boyce To Present Special Program At Weeks  Caledonian Record

New Hampshire Humanities scholar Adam Boyce will present a special program with Lancaster ties on Sunday, November 18, at 2 p.m. at the Weeks Memorial ...


Idaho Humanities Council awards grants to area programs  Lewiston Morning Tribune

The Idaho Humanities Council has awarded $13400 in grants to area educational institutions and organizations dedicated to promoting humanities across the ...


The humanities provide practical workplace and life skills (opinion)  Inside Higher Ed

They prepare students for the challenges they will confront in their professional, political, social and cultural lives, argues Elizabeth H. Bradley.


Editorial | Don't be a jerk during finals  Daily Illini

Finals season is magical. Everyone is tired, stressed and sleep deprived. Whether it's five final tests, five group projects or some ungodly combination of both, ...


HCC continues to add food pantries to its campuses  Tampa Bay Times

The college's latest effort to help food insecure students recently opened at its Dale Mabry campus.


As Humanities Majors Decline, Colleges Try to Hype Up Their Programs  The Atlantic

Even as college students on the whole began to shun humanities majors over the past decade in favor of vocational majors in business and health, there was ...


Please, students, take that ‘impractical’ humanities course. We will all benefit.  The Washington Post

Last fall, on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, where I serve as president, I happened to overhear a conversation among a group of students. One student ...


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