Historical Currency Converter Historical Currency Converter (test version 1.0) Back to Historicalstatistics.org How much could 10 french franc in 1898 buy in today's rupees? What was the worth of 1 billion German mark in 1923 or 1000 Polish zloty in 1980? Was an annual wage of 25 pounds per year in 1780 much compared to the wage rates at the time? ``How To Speak and Write Postmodern'' Posted to alt.humor.best-of-usenet by Andrew C Bulhak on 20 June 1995, found in alt.postmodern. by Stephen Katz, Associate Professor, Sociology, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Postmodernism has been the buzzword in academia for the last decade. Books, journal articles, conference themes and university courses have resounded to the debates about postmodernism that focus on the uniqueness of our times, where computerization, the global economy and the media have irrevocably transformed all forms of social engagement. As a professor of sociology who teaches about culture, I include myself in this environment. Indeed, I have a great interest in postmodernism both as an intellectual movement and as a practical problem.
Review: Maps for Time Travelers - Geography Realm Mark D.McCoy Maps for Time Travelers: How Archaeologists Use Technology to Bring Us Closer to the Past (University of California Press, 2020), pp. xviii, 257 ISBN: 9780520303164 $26.95 Amazon | Bookshop This book’s provocative title is, indeed, accurate but only half so. As advertised, it is a cogent survey of the geospatial technological advances over the last few decades which have enabled today’s archaeologists to map — that is, create digital versions of — the ancient world. But it is also an engaging introduction, for the general reader, to the very nature of archaeological research: ‘We are the only creatures on the planet, as far as we know, who can imagine what the world was like before we were born.’ The author is a professor of anthropology whose area of expertise is the archaeology of the Pacific islands in the era before contact with the outside world.
7 free tools for anyone who wants to become a better writer The awesome (and scary) thing about being a writer is that you can always improve. It’s why people can sit on a draft for weeks—every time they take “one more look,” they can find a way to make it better. While it’s definitely a fun challenge to see how long you can keep finessing your work, it’s not always practical. After all, your boss usually doesn’t want you working on that press release for weeks on end while you try to brainstorm the perfect opening line.
Postmodernism A broad movement in the mid- to late 20th century across philosophy, the arts, architecture, and criticism Postmodernism is a broad movement that developed in the mid- to late 20th century across philosophy, the arts, architecture, and criticism and that marked a departure from modernism. The term has also more generally been applied to the historical era following modernity and the tendencies of this era. (In this context, "modern" is not used in the sense of "contemporary", but merely as a name for a specific period in history.) Postmodern critical approaches gained purchase in the 1980s and 1990s, and have been adopted in a variety of academic and theoretical disciplines, including cultural studies, philosophy of science, economics, linguistics, architecture, feminist theory, and literary criticism, as well as art movements in fields such as literature and music.
Lancaster University Digital Humanities Hub Lancaster’s Digital Humanities Hub brings together internationally recognised centres of excellence in the spatial humanities, corpus linguistics and natural language processing (NLP), and combines these with broad expertise across the digital humanities as a whole. We draw on expertise from across Lancaster University, particularly from the following departments and centres: Recent projects have been funded by: the European Research Council, the Andrew M. Mellon Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, COST, the US National Endowment for the Humanities, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Newby Trust. We are strongly involved in collaborative work with non-academic organisations in the local region – which includes the Lake District – as well as with national and international organisations.
35 Random Idea Generators for Writing a Romance Novel Who doesn’t love a good idea generator? It not only helps supply you with endless inspiration at the touch of a button but it’s a great way to waste a few hours…or days. Below is a list of random generators for you to try out. Postmodernism or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism by Fredric Jameson Fredric Jameson (1991) Postmodernism or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism Source: Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism Verso, 1991. Just two sections from Chapter 1 reproduced here. The last few years have been marked by an inverted millenarianism in which premonitions of the future, catastrophic or redemptive, have been replaced by senses of the end of this or that (the end of ideology, art, or social class; the “crisis” of Leninism, social democracy, or the welfare state, etc., etc.); taken together, all of these perhaps constitute what is increasingly called postmodernism. The case for its existence depends on the hypothesis of some radical break or coupure, generally traced back to the end of the 1950s or the early 1960s.
U.S. Dept. Of Retro Warns: 'We May Be Running Out Of Past' WASHINGTON, DC—At a press conference Monday, U.S. Retro Secretary Anson Williams issued a strongly worded warning of an imminent "national retro crisis," cautioning that "if current levels of U.S. retro consumption are allowed to continue unchecked, we may run entirely out of past by as soon as 2005." Retro-Chart According to Williams—best known to most Americans as "Potsie" on the popular, '50s-nostalgia-themed 1970s sitcom Happy Days before being named head of the embattled Department of Retro by President Clinton in 1992—the U.S.'
Spatial Humanities Useful links Cumbria County Trust–a major online resource for the study of Cumbria, providing local histories of every parish and township in the county, and a wealth of other resources Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System (GBHGIS)–digital collection of information about Britain’s localities as they have changed over time. Guides to the Lakes–a cornucopia of historical Lake District maps, texts and photographs, including the Old Cumbria Gazetteer. The Historical GIS Research Network–funded by a grant from the ESRC, this website contains a useful bibliography and list of resources. Writer Worksheet Wednesday: Things I Love Creative Writer Worksheet – Things I Love About Writing (PDF) Here we are, the beginning of a brand new series: Writer Worksheet Wednesday! Having deja vu? I began my writing worksheet series with Things I Love and I still think the heart’s a good place to start (or restart). Interpret these prompts in any wild and willful way you like, just make sure you cover every centimetre of white space with your impassioned scribblings. What’s not to love?
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