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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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Inside Higher Ed

'To See the Suffering'
Inside Higher Ed
Many humanities professors these days feel besieged. Departments are being eliminated on some campuses. The job market is terrible. Politicians and pundits regularly question the importance of the humanities, especially in comparison with science fields.



The American Conservative

First Man: STEM Gets the Humanities Treatment
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So you're a young, Oscar-winning director responsible for two of the most engrossing music-themed dramas in recent memory. What's your next project? “A historical thriller about humankind's first trip to the moon” probably wouldn't be the first thing ...
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UC Santa Cruz (press release)

UC Santa Cruz receives Mellon Foundation humanities grant to explore Earth Futures
UC Santa Cruz (press release)
The Sawyer Seminar is funded through the Mellon Foundation's Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities program. The principal investigator for the project is UC Santa Cruz history of art and visual culture professor T.J. Demos, who is working ...



Roanoke Times

Lemon: Local journalists: Heroes of the humanities
Roanoke Times
October is National Arts and Humanities month. Established in 1993 by the National Endowment for the Arts and Americans for the Arts, this is a moment to celebrate, participate in, and support the arts and humanities. This part of our heritage equips ...



Daily Aztec

CSU implements changes to GE humanities requirements
Daily Aztec
California State University-wide changes to general education requirements, which have not yet been implemented at San Diego State, mean students will be taking fewer classes in the humanities category. Currently, there are four areas of courses ...



Emporia Gazette

Humanities Kansas grant to support 'Average Jane'
Emporia Gazette
Humanities Kansas recently awarded $3,050 to the Center for Great Plains Studies at Emporia State University in support of “Average Jane: Talking to Women Who Work in Kansas,” a podcast series. The project brings together researchers, interviewers and ...



UNCW News

Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture Series, Dean's Lecture Series in the Humanities Oct. 17 and Oct. 18
UNCW News
The UNCW College of Arts and Sciences is hosting the Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture Series and Dean's Lecture Series in the Humanities on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18, respectively. Farah Peterson, a legal historian who focuses on statutory interpretation and ...



Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Arts & Humanities Series: 'Legacy'
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Vashon Center for the Arts will present the first talk of its 2018-19 Arts & Humanities series at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, featuring a discussion about the award-winning documentary, “Big Sonia,” with the film's co-directors Leah Warshawski and Todd ...



Emory's Future Doctors Can't Forget the Humanities
The Emory Wheel
Although your pre-med friends may seem like they're always studying for an organic chemistry exam, there is much more to medicine than science. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor of the History of Technology Deborah Fitzgerald wrote ...



The Federalist

The Humanities Degree Is Dying, And That's A Good Thing
The Federalist
What's a humanities education worth in a digital age? Increasingly, students aren't even bothering to ask. New data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows declines for six consecutive years in students earning humanities degrees. More ...


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