Moldy Church Records in Latin America Document the Lives of Millions of Slaves Posted March 7, 2017 On Sunday, March 2, 1721, in the San Carlos Cathedral of the Cuban city of Matanzas, Father Francisco Gonsales del Alamo laid hands on a black slave named Francisco, to mark his entry into the Catholic Church. Though his exact age is unknown, Francisco was a grown man, thought to be of Mina extraction—meaning that he came from or passed through Elmina, a port city in what is now South Ghana that was once an important hub in the slave trade.
18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently This list has been expanded into the new book, “Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind,” by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman. Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, and creative thinking requires complex cognition yet is completely distinct from the thinking process. Neuroscience paints a complicated picture of creativity. The House Explained What is a Representative? Also referred to as a congressman or congresswoman, each representative is elected to a two-year term serving the people of a specific congressional district. Among other duties, representatives introduce bills and resolutions, offer amendments and serve on committees. The number of representatives with full voting rights is 435, a number set by Public Law 62-5 on August 8, 1911, and in effect since 1913. The number of representatives per state is proportionate to population.
dissertation Leave your footprints on my dissertation – and win a signed page! (UPDATED w/deadline below) I’m nearing the finale of the dissertation, and for the final chapter I’m seeking a little help from you – specifically in the form of your feet. In the final chapter, I’ll be bringing some of these threads together to reflect on education. Consider that my size 10 1/2s don’t look a lot like someone else’s who happens to wear the same shoe size. And so if our feet when held to the same standard are that different, how different must be our ways of thinking…
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Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut You are using an outdated browser that does not fully support the intranda viewer.As a result, some pages may not be displayed correctly. We recommend you use one of the following browsers: Welcome to the Digital Collections of the Ibero-American Institute Advanced search Constructing Caliphal Identity in Fatimid North Africa: Taking a Close Look at al-Mahdiyya and al-Mansuriyya The following are my preparations for an assignment in my Islam in Africa course at DePaul University. I’m giving a presentation in about a week on architecture and meaning in Islamic Africa. I decided to choose, with the help of my friend, who knows far more about this subject than I probably ever will, the topic of two abandoned Fatimid cities in North Africa and how their construction contributed to the way the empire and its leaders thought of themselves for years to come.
Community: A New Name for "Open Source" Collections Internet Archive has changed the names of the Open Source Audio, Open Source Books, and Open Source Movies collections. We have chosen to replace the term “Open Source” with “Community,” because we feel it better reflects the purpose of these collections and the people who donated the content. Open Source typically refers to free access to source code and open distribution. Wikipedia has a detailed definition of the term at Please be assured that none of the URLs for collections or items have changed – if you have links to our site for any content, those links will continue to work.
Schulz Library Blog One of The Center for Cartoon Studies’ most notable graduates, Beth Hetland (’11) is a character, to say the least. Hetland’s infectious enthusiasm and near-boundless energy make her a nigh-unstoppable educational and creative force. In addition to her professor duties at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she produces somewhere in excess of one hundred pages of comics per year, performs onstage with writing partner Kyle O’Connell as Brain Frame Lit, and somehow still found time to chat with your humble reporter a couple of weeks ago. Islamic Art - The David Collection Today, the Collection of Islamic Art is the museum’s largest. In C. L. David’s day, it consisted of a small selection of medieval ceramics from the Middle East and a few textiles. Simón Bolívar: Liberator or Tyrannical Demagogue? Latin American revolutionary Simón Bolívar is commonly referred to as the George Washington of Latin America by numerous scholars and political figures. Bolívar’s military prowess was unquestioned, as he led a vigorous liberation campaign that freed present-day Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela from the grasp of the Spanish Empire. Bolívar’s exploits have become legend in Latin American political history, with numerous countries fashioning themselves as “Bolivarian” in their style of governance. From leftist parties like the late Hugo Chávez’s Socialist Unity Party to establishment conservative parties, Latin American elites have repeatedly channeled the image of Bolívar in order to create an aura of political legitimacy.
Islamic Medical Manuscripts: Bio-Bibliographies - I Ibn ‘Abd al-Muṭṭalib (or al-Muṭlib), Muḥammad ibn ‘Abd Allāh (fl. before 1546/953)محمد ابن عبد الله ابن عبد المطلب Nothing is known of this author except that he wrote a Persian treatise on magical medical procedures, extracts of which are preserved in a unique copy now at NLM (MS P 29, marginal item 31). The treatise is written in the margins of another treatise. The volume bears an owner's stamp dated 1546 (953 H), thereby providing a date before which the otherwise unknown author must have worked. Ibn al-‘Arabi, Muhyi al-Dīn (d. 1240/638) International Journal of Food Studies The International Journal of Food Studies (IJFS), a journal of the ISEKI_Food Association, is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal featuring scientific articles on the world of Food in Education, Research and Industry. This journal is a forum created specifically to improve the dissemination of Food Science and Technology knowledge between Education, Research and Industry stakeholders. Core topics range from raw materials, through food processing, including its effect on the environment, to food safety, nutrition and consumer acceptance. To enrich this forum the journal is also open to other food-related topics such as food policy and food anthropology.
International Bande Dessinée Society The IBDS (International Bande Dessinée Society ) is a forum for scholarly exchange on all aspects of the bande dessinée, or French-language comic strip. We welcome all critical approaches, be they historical, sociological, political, literary, linguistic or other. The society produces a twice-yearly journal, European Comic Art, and IBDS conferences have taken place in Leicester, Manchester, London and Glasgow. Jacques Tardi Event @ Insitut Français, 11th November 2014