Humanities Information


Humanities Information

Tribal Tattoo Designs - Why Are They So Popular?


Tribal tattoos have been practiced for thousands of years. Modern people still get them done for many reasons such as to belong to a modern 'tribe' even if they do it on a subconcious level.

Chinese Tattoos - Meaning of Chinese Dragon Tattoos


Chinese Tattoos have always been hugely popular. At one stage they were the realm of criminals and the mafia.

The Power of Words


I freely confess that I have had a life-long love affair with words. I fell in love with words by the flickering light of a pine-knot fire.

Archaeology and Spirit Guides


One of the northern derivatives of Hopewell of interest to a few scholars is the anomalous Effigy Mound culture of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. The remains attract attention because of the range of animal forms represented by the low effigy mounds.

Bad Mouthing Fellow Authors


The creative mind is a gift to humanity; but unfortunately it comes with some baggage. We often find people who are creative also have negative and self-defeating personal character flaws.

Civil War Uniform Shirts - When to Use a One and Two Piece Body!


So, you want to make your own Civil War shirt. You have so many decisions to make - one or two-piece body, type of front, buttons, material, colors, collars! Wow.

Humans are not special, hate to break it to you


I hate to break it to you, but humans are not all that special really. I laugh at the self importance humans place on this species as if some how they are better, more evolved or the divine work and special project of a God.

The Beothuk


Canada is an emancipated country in the relative scheme of things. But it has a dark history that some people aren't aware of, and others would like to keep it that way.

Carly Patterson: What Makes A Champion?


If you have been following gymnastics for any length of time, odds are you have heard of a particular gymnast by the name of Carly Patterson. You probably also know that she is one of the youngest female Olympic gymnasts ever - and that she has stunned the world of late with her astounding abilities.

Paul Hamm: Did He Deserve Gymnastics Gold in 2004?


What was the controversy all about?In the 2004 Olympics, an all-star group of athletes from around the world gathered together to compete for titles in gymnastics. In the spirit of competition, there are always tensions between analysts and spokespersons about whether or not athletes deserve the medals they receive.

African Americans: Get the Winning Edge


Everybody wants an edge that will give him or her a competitive advantage that will help him or her accomplish a goal faster, easier or better. Athletes will train harder and longer.

Rules of Noble Succession


Let me first say that the rules of noble succession, as they apply to a specific noble family, can normally not be changed. They are determined either by:1) the rules of succession laid down in the letter patent which was given to the family member who was first ennobled (for patent nobility)or2) the rules of succession in use at the time and the place where the family was first recognised as noble (for original nobility)It follows that in the case of patent nobility the rules of succession could only be changed by the conferring authority, the reigning Monarch or his or hers successors (if the constitution would allow for such changes).

Is America Still Racist?


This is one entry in my Heroes and Villains Volume of an encyclopedia available at World-Mysteries.com.

History and the Cathars (Courtly Love):


This is an entry from my three volume encyclopedia.CRUSADES, CATHARS AND 'COURTLY LOVE': - One of the greatest legacies of the revitalization of the teachings of 'brotherhood' in the 13th century of the Troubadors was sexual and gender respect.

Astrology Refuted: They Should Have Seen It Coming


A comedian once showed a newspaper to his audience. The headline read, "1-800 Astrology Business Goes Under: They Should Have Seen It Coming.

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Wall Street Journal

The Humanities' Decline Makes Us Morally Obtuse
Wall Street Journal
The humanities teach understanding, but they also teach humility: that we may be wrong and our enemies may be right, that the past can be criticized without our necessarily feeling superior to it, that people's professed motives are not the whole story ...



University of Texas at Dallas (press release)

School of Arts and Humanities, O'Donnell Institute Unveil New Journal
University of Texas at Dallas (press release)
“We want this to be a place for critical, thoughtful conversations,” said Dr. Dennis Kratz, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities and the Ignacy and Celina Rockover Professor. “It's to enlighten people about a wide range of subjects and also to ...



Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

BARAN | STEM and Humanities? Apples and Oranges.
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun
In most U.S. college communities, STEM majors are awarded a certain prestige denied to humanities majors. A physics or engineering student is considered to be partaking in a more rigorous and intellectually demanding curriculum than a government or ...



Washington Post

Give the humanities courses their due
Washington Post
Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels made a critical request of students in his Sept. 15 op-ed, “Please take that 'impractical' humanities course.” The title of his piece spoke for itself. As a political science student at Syracuse ...



Huntingford Humanities to feature Thor Hanson
Peninsula Daily News
CHIMACUM — The 17th annual Huntingford Humanities Lecture will be by author and scientist Thor Hanson on Thursday. Hanson, who lives on San Juan Island, will speak at 6:30 p.m. at Chimacum High School auditorium at 91 West Valley Road.



Penn: Office of University Communications

Q&A with Karen Redrobe, new director of the Wolf Humanities Center
Penn: Office of University Communications
With a plan to expand programs and increase diversity and inclusivity, Karen Redrobe has stepped into her new role as director of the Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She replaces James English, an English professor, who was ...



National Catholic Reporter

Decline of humanities education reflects ancient debate
National Catholic Reporter
I have lately been drawn into the big conversation around the so-called humanities — those fields of scholarship that explore humans and culture in disciplines like language, literature, the arts, religion, history and philosophy. Many argue that the ...



National Review

Why the Decline of the Humanities?
National Review
Enrollments in college humanities programs have been falling for years — why? In a new Martin Center article, Indiana University professor Fabio Rojas offers an explanation. First, he considers the standard reasons advanced by people on the left and ...



UConn Today

UConn to Lead New England Humanities Consortium
UConn Today
The University of Connecticut will lead a new collaboration of colleges and universities in this region forming the New England Humanities Consortium (NEHC), which will focus on programming in such fields as history, language, art, literature, and ...



Axios

The dying humanities degree
Axios
Amid uncertainty for how to best navigate the profoundly changing job future, students in U.S. colleges are turning away from the humanities and toward STEM subjects, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics.


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