Pour une histoire de l’espace au Moyen Âge. La recherche sur l’espace médiéval se développe aujourd’hui selon plusieurs axes complémentaires, en histoire comme en archéologie.
Les sources textuelles en constituent le socle commun, dans leur diversité : documents d’archive, traités géographiques ou techniques ou encore descriptions médiévales de régions et de sites, récits de voyage. Dès lors, il semblera peut-être paradoxal de faire entrer les images, souvent réservées aux historiens de l’art, dans une journée d’étude d’histoire textuelle. Or, la réflexion historique sur l’espace médiéval, dans ses pratiques et ses concepts, ne peut faire l’impasse sur la question des représentations figurées. Est-ce que les images, prises au sens large, peuvent constituer une source, ou devenir un outil de travail, pour les historiens qui s’intéressent à l’espace médiéval ?
Accueil : 9h30-10h00 Introduction : 10h00-10h20 1. Paul Rabinow on Foucault & the Contemporary. Paul Rabinow on Foucault & the Contemporary - the host is a bit lacking but Rabinow is probably the most important intellectual of our time… Paul Rabinow is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California (Berkeley), Director of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Research Collaboratory (ARC), and former Director of Human Practices for the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC).
He is perhaps most famous for his widely influential commentary and expertise on the French philosopher Michel Foucault. He was a close interlocutor of Michel Foucault, and has edited and interpreted Foucault’s work as well as ramifying it in new directions. 12 cosas que (probablemente) no sabías de 'Emmanuelle' 12 cosas que (probablemente) no sabías de 'Emmanuelle' [SÓLO PARA ADULTOS] Investigamos las intimidades de la película erótica más influyente de la historia con ocasión de su 40 aniversario.
Por YAGO GARCÍA Acaba de cumplir 40 años, y la verdad es que la edad la favorece: aunque los críticos sigan poniéndola a caer de un guindo, y aunque ahora su erotismo a base de filtros flou y cámaras lentas delate que se rodó en los 70, Emmanuelle sigue siendo una película que marcó una época. A map of places from Tom Waits songs. How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time. One evening, some 40 years ago, I got lost in time.
I was at a performance of Schubert’s String Quintet in C major. During the second movement I had the unnerving feeling that time was literally grinding to a halt. The sensation was powerful, visceral, overwhelming. It was a life-changing moment, or, as it felt at the time, a life-changing eon. It has been my goal ever since to compose music that usurps the perceived flow of time and commandeers the sense of how time passes. The human brain, we have learned, adjusts and recalibrates temporal perception. We conceive of time as a continuum, but we perceive it in discretized units—or, rather, as discretized units. In recent years, numerous studies have shown how music hijacks our relationship with everyday time. Perhaps the clearest evidence of musical hijacking is this: In 2004, the Royal Automobile Club Foundation for Motoring deemed Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyrie the most dangerous music to listen to while driving. Footnotes 1. 2. This Week in Fiction: Akhil Sharma.
Your piece in this week’s issue, “A Mistake,” is adapted from parts of your forthcoming novel, “Family Life.”
“Family Life” itself grew out of a story that ran in The New Yorker in 2001, “Surrounded by Sleep.” All three things are based on real incidents that happened in your family. 131800_10152406386654989_331122958_o.jpg 1.263×875 píxels. Tania Ruiz Gutiérrez: It’s a great honour to be made an Honorary Doctor - Malmö University. When Tania Ruiz Gutiérrez steps off the train at Malmö Central Station before making the short walk to the Faculty of Culture and Society to receive her honorary doctorate she won’t have to look very far to catch a glimpse of her work.
The visual artist has been turning heads with her ‘Elsewhere’ video installation which has been a fixture at the station since December 2010. ‘Elsewhere’ features images from all around the world - something the well-travelled Ruiz Gutiérrez can identify with. She was born in Chile, raised in Colombia and has been living in France since 1999 where she is an associate professor at l'Université Paris-VIII/Vincennes-Saint-Denis. Malmö though remains particularly close to her heart. “I first came to Malmö in 2001 to give a workshop here.
Skeptoid. Rumor has it some people think the Earth is flat.
Do they really? And have they ever really? By Brian Dunning, Skeptoid Podcast Episode 338, November 27, 2012 Today we're going to point the skeptical eye at a series of beliefs that are said to be about the shape of the Earth. The Flat Earth Society is well known, and widely assumed to be a group of people who lobby the idea that the Earth is not actually a globe. The Flat Earth Society does indeed exist, but its current incarnation is quite a bit different today than what was originally founded.
An entire mythology has arisen claiming that authorities used to believe the Earth was flat. When Columbus lived, people thought the Earth was flat. This author may have been inspired by Washington Irving, the author of such tales as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip van Winkle, who also wrote a book called The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1828. Older examples exist as well. Follow me on Twitter @BrianDunning.