Originally posted on IRH-ICUB:
Conveners: Marian Coman (University of Bucharest) and Ionuț Epurescu-Pascovici (New Europe College). This research working group is intended as a venue for historians, social scientists, and philosophers interested in discussing recent developments in the study of medieval Europe. Comparisons between Latin Europe, Byzantium and Islam, and between late antiquity, the Middle…
Dear All, I continue with the topic I picked up two posts ago, namely the relevance of the humanities. This week I list two posts that caught my eye. The first I learned about through Rogueclassicism. It pertains to an article by Meghan DeMaria in USA Today entitled Viewpoint: Majoring in the classics gives students an edge. … Continue reading
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As some of my friends well know, for a while now I have been pestering them with questions such as “why do you think what we do, e.g. teaching Byzantine studies, is relevant?” and other forms of the “why should we care?” question. I have been thinking about it for a long time and I … Continue reading
On the definition and relevance of nothing: