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Frans de Waal: Humans, Animals and Morality Frans de Waal Full Interview Transcript What motivates moral behaviour? Ard: When we behave in a moral way, is that because we reason ourselves towards that or is it because it's something that's just instinctive inside of us? llection Care blog The conservation process is always a very special time for the item under repair. It is a time during which normally concealed elements of the object are exposed offering a unique opportunity to understand the processes involved in the making of the item. This is even more apparent when conserving books. Books are complex three dimensional objects and for this reason the conservator’s decision-making process can be extremely challenging.

Teaching with Primary Sources at Eastern Illinois University Those of you who have been to my office have read my favorite quote - Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming - Wow! What a ride!

CHS Call for Abstracts Ex Ionia Scientia ‒ ‘Knowledge’ in Archaic Greece International Conference in Athens, Greece 12–14 December 2016 The origins of western science and philosophy are customarily traced to 6th century B.C.E. Ionia, to Thales of Miletos and the school he founded, whose famous pupils included not only the Milesians Anaximander and Anaximenes, but also Pythagoras of Samos, Bias of Priene, Xenophanes of Kolophon, and Herakleitos of Ephesos among others. Our conference seeks to identify the defining marks of this new scientific and philosophical tradition, to compare and contrast them, and in light of them to explore what kinds of knowledge formed the background against which these new origins represent a meaningful departure. Read More …

The Petra Great Temple Brown University professor emerita Martha Sharp Joukowsky is at present directing the archaeological excavations of the Great Temple at Petra, Jordan. Although the excavation is funded by Brown University as part of its programs in Anthropology and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World (formerly the Center for Old World Archaeology and Art), it is also an international and interdisciplinary project, with the active involvement of the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) located in Amman, and the Department of Antiquities of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Petra Great Temple Excavations Brown University, Box 1837 Providence, RI 02912, USA

Hosono resigns as deputy chief of Democratic Party Goshi Hosono has tendered his resignation as deputy president of the Democratic Party, dealing another setback to DP chief Renho. Hosono’s notice was approved by the opposition party’s leaders on Friday and follows a decision on Monday by Akihisa Nagashima, former defense minister and ex-secretary-general of the DP’s Tokyo chapter, to quit the party over policy gaps with its leadership. At a news conference, Renho apologized to supporters for the resignations, which hit party roughly three months before the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election in July. Hosono, a conservative member of the DP, said Thursday that he was stepping down because of he was dissatisfied with the leadership’s stance on constitutional amendments. After submitting his resignation letter, Hosono told reporters the party has been passive on constitutional amendments while claiming it is active in making policy proposals.

NYPL Preservation Division The New York Public Library has one of the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive institutional preservation programs in the United States, with activities dating back to the 1911 opening of the landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division cares for the Library’s permanent assets in all formats housed in more than ninety buildings in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, as well as a high-density storage facility in New Jersey. Data and resources for historians - Institute of Historical Research History Online provides information about and for historians. It publishes details of university lecturers in the UK and the Republic of Ireland (Teachers), current and past historical research (Theses), digital history projects (Projects), new books and journals from a range of leading publishers (Books, Journals) and sources of funding available for researchers (Grants). The database also provides details of history libraries and collections and digital research tools for historians. It currently holds more than 75,000 records, and new material is added regularly.

Institute of Archaeology We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology The Institute of Archaeology’s new student exhibition, We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology, opens to the public from 8 May 2015. More... Starts: May 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM Main Page The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook has expanded greatly since its creation, and now contains hundred of local files as well as links to source texts throughout the net. See Introduction for an explanation of the Sourcebook's goals. See the Help! Earth - The first people who populated the Americas Many thousands of years ago, not a single human being lived in the Americas. This only changed during the last Ice Age. It was a time when most of North America was covered with a thick sheet of ice, which made the Americas difficult to inhabit. But at some point during this time, adventurous humans started their journey into a new world. They probably came on foot from Siberia across the Bering Land Bridge, which existed between Alaska and Eurasia from the end of the last Ice Age until about 10,000 years ago. The area is now submerged by water.

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