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International Day for Monuments and Sites

  Celebrated yearly on April 18th, the International Day for Monuments and Sites  encourages local communities and individuals throughout the world to consider the importance of cultural heritage to their lives and to promote awareness of its diversity and vulnerability and the efforts required to protect and conserve it. Sharing stories through heritage sites is […]

Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in March

       Celebrating 30 Years of Scholarship! Critical Survey Volume 30, Issue 1: Shakespeare and War  In its current incarnation, Critical Survey is now thirty years old. The first of four issues in its volume, this special issue serves as a reminder of the journal’s founding principles: clarity of exposition; relevance to the curriculum; recognition given to emerging […]

Born on April 15: Durkheim, the ‘founding father’ of sociology

    “Social man…is the masterpiece of existence.” ― Émile Durkheim (April 15, 1858 – November 15, 1917) David Émile Durkheim was a French sociologist, social psychologist and philosopher. Along with Karl Marx and Max Weber, he formally established the academic discipline and and is commonly cited as the principal architect of modern social science and […]

David Émile Durkheim, Father of Mind

Commonly credited as the father of modern sociology, David Émile Durkheim (born on April 15, 1858) drew on the philosophies of Karl Marx and Auguste Compte to create his own. In turn, his philosophy inspired Marcel Mauss, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Michel Foucault, among many others, including Alexander Tristan Riley, W.S.F. Pickering, and William Watts Miller, whose […]

World Health Day

World Health Day is annually held on April 7, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), to mark WHO’s founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year. For more information and this year’s theme please visit WHO webpage. In recognition […]

International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

To mark International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda on 7 April, we’re offering FREE access to these relevant journal articles from Conflict and Society, Focaal, Journeys, and Social Analysis until April 14.  From the UN website: On 26 January 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted draft resolution A/72/L.31, designating 7 […]

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It’s admittedly an odd thing, to be a Nancy Drew scholar.

It’s admittedly an odd thing, to be a Nancy Drew scholar.Strictly speaking, “Nancy Drew Scholar” is not the official occupation listed on my tax forms. And when strangers ask me what I do for a living—whenever such casual conversations between strangers bubble up, such as on an airplane—I ... Continue reading on Tumblr

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Blog: EnviroSociety

New Featured Article!: Adaptation—Genuine and Spurious

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month’s article—”Adaptation—Genuine and Spurious: Demystifying Adaptation Processes in Relation to Climate Change”—comes from Volume 1 (2010). In their article, Thomas F. Thornton and ... Continue reading →

Blog: FocaalBlog

Kevin Poperl and Ida Susser: Inventing a technological commons: Confronting the engine of Macron

This blog post represents an effort at engaged anthropology in which the anthropologist Ida Susser is working with the scholar/activist Kevin Poperl in the analysis of a new form of social intervention. In the face of the seemingly all-powerful neoliberal machine of Emmanuel Macron, French ... Continue reading →

Blog: Museum Worlds

“Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire” is now at San Francisco’s de Young Museum

The 1,000-year-old former Mesoamerican city, Teotihuacan, is on display at the de Young Museum in San Francisco and, after Feb. 11, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The de Young Museum provides an interactive digital story about the major exhibition, “Teotihuacan: City of Water, ... Continue reading →

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