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The History of Body Piercings - Ancient and Fascinating Around the World


Body piercings have seen a resurgence of interest in the last ten to twenty years and are becoming more and more a part of the mainstream Western culture. Take a look at any fashion or entertainment magazine and you'll see plenty of well-known celebrities with body piercings like navel rings or a labret.

How to Make Your Civil War Uniform Shirt


Your own shirt designed and made by you for your own Civil War Uniform Impression is easy and economical. Follow these simple directions, and your Civil War uniform shirt will be exactly how you want it.

Top 10 Questions about Body Piercing


Body piercing has grown so much in popularity in recent years that it has become almost mainstream, with more and more people sporting navel rings and multiple ear rings. Facial piercings, surface piercings and lots of others to choose from can make things confusing.

How I lost A million Dollars In A Bank Robbery


The Million dollars was my life-savings earmarked for prime the pump money for my biotech start-up. I am the Gerald Armstrong the owner of Gen Cells Cures?Gen Cells Cures is focused on private medical research for the individual.

The Crisis of Human Survival


Environmental Pollution1. Damage to The Ozone Layer Causes Radiation PollutionThe hole in the ozone layer above the North Pole is becoming larger, allowing large volumes of ultraviolet radiation to fall directly on the Earth's surface, causing destruction and harm to humanity, and resulting in skin cancer and other bodily ailments.

African Masks


The following is a general over view of African Masks.There are still places in Africa where genuine old masks can be bought, generally through dealers.

Tribal Masks


Original Tribal masks are often seen by unknowing eyes as art objects in themselves. That is not the case, unless of course they are modern copies.

The Masked Fool


The FoolMy first direct experience of the fool in masking was watching Morris Dancing here at home in Yorkshire, England. The Morris dancers were dressed up in their usual dancing shoes with bells and baggy pants.

The Contingencies of Despair: How Existentialists Survive


~ Dread is dizziness unto freedom-freedom that gazes down into its own possibility. In this dizziness freedom succumbs.

Violence


Flashes of memory stream into my consciousness. They take me back thirty years plus.

Heraldry in the Crafts--Why Not Specialize?


I have a small website where I try to sell custom-made lapel buttons. In addition to these made-to-order buttons I also offer several specialty lines of off-the-shelf items and at this time of year I'm usually concerned with one of those lines in particular: Irish heraldic buttons.

The Trickster of Folklore


Folklore includes a traditional trickster figure, the subject of many stories in a cycle. Trickster tales are in the animal tales genre, with the trickster himself -- he seems always to be male -- identified with a particular animal.

Nessie, the Beast of the Loch


They were fierce hill tribes in what is now Scotland, and we called them Picts. The name seems to mean "The Painted People" for they were known to love bright body art and multi-coloured clothing.

The Year of the Rooster


The Rooster is traditionally considered to be a favourable sign. His crow signals the break of dawn and the beginning of a fresh start, driving away the ghosts and evil spirits of the night.

Progress Versus Perfection


From the creative explosion marking the outset of the universe to our advanced human stage in evolution, some fifteen billion years have elapsed. This advanced stage refers to the natural abilities and the cultural realizations of our species.

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K-12 Educator Humanities Summer Seminar Program Grants  Youth Today

Subject: Education, K-12, Educator Support, Humanities, Workforce Development | Deadline: Feb. 21, 2019 | Amount: Up to $200000.


Three faculty awarded NEH fellowships, continuing record funding for humanities research  ND Newswire

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WVU Humanities Center awarded major grant to enhance 'Quality of Life' speaker series  My Buckhannon

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

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Southern Vermont College humanities chair receives publishing award  vtdigger.org

News Release — Southern Vermont College Nov. 13, 2018. Contact: Marion Whiteford 802-447-6388 communications@svc.edu. Southern Vermont College ...


WCM-Q conference explores medical humanities in MENA  The Peninsula Qatar

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Stateside: ICE releases Iraqi detainees; toxic cleanup bill gets rewrite; a year in Michigan sports  Michigan Radio

Today on Stateside , an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan gives an update on the approximately 100 Iraqi immigrants who were.


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

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UC Awards Research Grants for Multicampus Projects  UC Davis

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Idaho Humanities Council awards $115000 in grants  Idaho Statesman

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WVU history faculty earn prestigious NEH fellowships  My Buckhannon

An unprecedented two scholars from West Virginia University have received the top fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Katherine ...


Social sciences and humanities vital for change-makers  University World News

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The creative route to enhancing postgraduate wellbeing  University World News

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Kathleen Blanco And The Katrina Blame Game  WWNO

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Idaho Humanities Council awards $115,489 in grants  Idaho Press-Tribune

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


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 ...


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 ...


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


History Professor Dr. Thomas Barton Receives NEH Research Grant  University of San Diego Website

Following a rigorous and highly competitive review process, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) selected USD Associate Professor of History, Dr.


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BRIDGEPORT — Housatonic Community College will once again participate in the One Book One College program thanks to a grant. The $2,975 grant comes ...


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 ...


Day of Turkey at Russian State University for the Humanities  vestnik kavkaza

Yesterday, the Day of Turkey was celebrated at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU). The verses of great Nazim Hikmet, the Ottoman empire ...


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 ...


New grant will fund faculty development around vocation - News  Eckerd College News

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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 ...


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.


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