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    • Humanities

    • Humanities are academic disciplines that study aspects of human culture. In the Middle Ages, the term contrasted with divinity and referred to what is now called classics, the main area of secular study in universities at the time. Today, the humanities are more frequently contrasted with natural and sometimes social s ... Read »


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    • Humanities Indicators

    • The Humanities Indicators is a project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences that equips researchers and policymakers, universities, foundations, museums, libraries, humanities councils and other public institutions with statistical tools for answering basic questions about primary and secondary humanities educa ... Read »


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    • Outline of the humanities

    • The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the humanities: Humanities – academic disciplines that study the human condition, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences. The huma ... Read »


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    • Anthropology

    • Anthropology is the study of various aspects of humans within past and present societies.Social anthropology and cultural anthropology study the norms and values of societies. Linguistic anthropology studies how language affects social life. Biological or physical anthropology studies the biological development of huma ... Read »


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    • Area studies

    • Area studies are interdisciplinary fields of research and scholarship pertaining to particular geographical, national/federal, or cultural regions. The term exists primarily as a general description for what are, in the practice of scholarship, many heterogeneous fields of research, encompassing both the social science ... Read »


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    • Art history

    • Art history is the study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contexts, i.e. genre, design, , and style. This includes the "major" arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture as well as the "minor" arts of ceramics, furniture, and other decorative objects. As a term, art history (its produ ... Read »


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    • Caucasology

    • Caucasology, or Caucasiology refers to the historical and geopolitical studies of Caucasus region. The branch has more than 150 years history. In 1972, the Caucasiological Center (renamed to International Caucasiological Center in 2000) was founded under the auspices of the Israel President Zalman Shazar. ... Read »


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    • Chorography

    • Chorography (from khōros, "place" and graphein, "to write") is the art of describing or mapping a region or district, and by extension such a description or map. This term derives from the writings of the ancient geographer Pomponius Mela and Ptolemy, where it meant the geographical description of regions. However ... Read »


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    • Classics

    • Classics or Classical Studies is the study of classical antiquity. It encompasses the study of the Graeco-Roman world, particularly of its languages, and literature (Ancient Greek and Classical Latin) but also it encompasses the study of Graeco-Roman philosophy, history, and archaeology. Traditionally in the West, the ... Read »


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    • Disclosing New Worlds

    • Disclosing New Worlds: Entrepreneurship, Democratic Action, and the Cultivation of Solidarity is a philosophical proposal intended to restore or energize democracy by Social constructionism via an argument style of World disclosure but which philosophy is distinct from: Nevertheless, the authors build on these ideas a ... Read »


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    • German studies

    • German studies is the field of humanities that researches, documents, and disseminates German language and literature in both its historic and present forms. Academic departments of German studies often include classes on German culture, German history, and German politics in addition to the language and literature com ... Read »


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    • Global intellectual history

    • Global intellectual history is the history of thought in the world across the span of human history, from the invention of writing to the present. For information about the methodology of intellectual history, please see the relevant article. In recent years, historians such as C. A. Bayly have been calling for a glob ... Read »


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    • Health humanities

    • Health humanities refers to the application of the creative or fine arts (including visual arts, music, performing arts) and humanities disciplines (including literary studies, languages, law, history, philosophy, religion, etc.) to discourse about, express, and/or promote dimensions of human health and well being. Thi ... Read »


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    • History

    • Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past as it is described in written documents. Events occurring before written record are considered prehistory. It is ... Read »


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    • History by period

    • This history by period summarizes significant eras in the history of the world, from the ancient world to the present day. Ancient history refers to the time period beginning with the first records in writing, approximately 3600 BCE. It ends with the fall of several significant empires, such as the Western Roman E ... Read »


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    • History of art criticism

    • The history of art criticism, as part of art history, is the study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contexts, i.e. genre, design, , and style, which include aesthetic considerations. This includes the "major" arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture as well as the "minor" arts of cer ... Read »


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    • Hprints

    • hprints (pronounced in English as aitch prints) is an archive for electronic preprints of academic papers in the fields of arts and humanities. It can be accessed freely via the Internet since it is an open access repository aiming at making scholarly documents publicly available to the widest possible audience. T ... Read »


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    • Humanities in the United States

    • Humanities in the United States refers to the study of humanities disciplines, such as literature, history, language, performing and visual arts or philosophy, in the United States of America. Many American colleges and universities seek to provide a broad "liberal arts education", in which all college students to stu ... Read »


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    • Im schwarzen Walfisch zu Askalon

    • Im schwarzen Walfisch zu Askalon

      "Im schwarzen Walfisch zu Askalon" ("In Ashkelon's Black Whale") is a popular academic commercium song. It was known as a beer-drinking song in many German speaking ancient universities. Joseph Victor von Scheffel provided the lyrics under the title Altassyrisch (Old Assyrian) 1854, the melody is of elder origin. ... Read »


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    • Integrated human studies

    • Integrated human studies is an emerging pseudo educational field that equips people with knowledge and competencies across a range of disciplines to enable them to address the challenges facing human beings this century. It differs from other interdisciplinary educational initiatives in that its curriculum is purpose d ... Read »


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    • Intellectual history

    • Intellectual history refers to the historiography of ideas and thinkers. This history cannot be considered without the knowledge of the men and women who created, discussed, wrote about, and in other ways were concerned with ideas. Intellectual history as practiced by historians is parallel to the history of philosophy ... Read »


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    • Law

    • Law is a system of rules that are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior. Laws can be made by a collective legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes, by the executive through decrees and regulations, or by judges through binding precedent, normally in common law jurisdictions. Privat ... Read »


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    • Library science

    • Library science (often termed library studies, library and information science, bibliothecography, library economy) is an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary field that applies the practices, perspectives, and tools of management, information technology, education, and other areas to libraries; the collection, organ ... Read »


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    • Linguistic turn

    • The linguistic turn was a major development in Western philosophy during the early 20th century, the most important characteristic of which is the focusing of philosophy and the other humanities primarily on the relationship between philosophy and language. Very different intellectual movements were associated with th ... Read »


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    • List of people considered a founder in a Humanities field

    • Those known as the father, mother, or considered a founder in a Humanities field are those who have made important contributions to that field. In some fields several people are considered the founders, while in others the title of being the "father" is debatable. Ferdinand de SaussureNoam Chomsky Lucian of Samos ... Read »


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    • Literary nonsense

    • Literary nonsense (or nonsense literature) is a broad categorization of literature that balances elements that make sense with some that do not, with the effect of subverting language conventions or logical reasoning. Even though the most well-known form of literary nonsense is nonsense verse, the genre is present in m ... Read »


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    • Media studies

    • Media studies is a discipline and field of study that deals with the content, history, and effects of various media; in particular, the mass media. Media studies may draw on traditions from both the social sciences and the humanities, but mostly from its core disciplines of mass communication, communication, communicat ... Read »


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    • Open Humanities Press

    • Open Humanities Press is an international open access publishing initiative in the humanities, specializing in critical and cultural theory. OHP's editorial board includes leading scholars such as Alain Badiou, Jonathan Culler, Stephen Greenblatt, Jean-Claude Guédon, J. Hillis Miller, Antonio Negri, Peter Suber and ... Read »


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    • Oral tradition

    • Oral tradition, or oral lore, is a form of human communication wherein knowledge, art, ideas and cultural material is received, preserved and transmitted orally from one generation to another. The transmission is through speech or song and may include folktales, ballads, chants, prose or verses. In this way, it is poss ... Read »


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    • Philosophy

    • Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom") is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. The term was probably coined by Pythagoras (c. 570 – c. 495 BC). Philosophical ... Read »


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    • Public humanities

    • Public humanities is the work of federal, state, nonprofit and community-based cultural organizations that engage the public in conversations, facilitate and present lectures, exhibitions, performances and other programs for the general public on topics such as history, philosophy, popular culture and the arts. Public ... Read »


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    • Romance studies

    • Romance studies is an umbrella academic discipline that covers the study of the languages, literatures, and cultures of areas that speak a Romance language. Romance studies departments usually include the study of Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. Additional languages of study include Romanian and Catalan, amon ... Read »


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    • Satire

    • Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greate ... Read »


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    • School of Letters

    • The School of Letters was a summer institute and degree-granting (M.A. and Ph.D. minor) program at Indiana University, Bloomington. The School moved from Kenyon College in 1951 following the withdrawal of funding of the School of English by the Rockefeller Foundation. I.U. President Herman B. Wells obtained funding fro ... Read »


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    • Somatic theory

    • Somatic theory is a theory of human social behavior based loosely on the somatic marker hypothesis of António Damásio, which proposes a mechanism by which emotional processes can guide (or bias) behavior, particularly decision-making, as well as the attachment theory of John Bowlby and the self psychology of Hein ... Read »


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    • Spatial turn

    • Spatial turn is a term used to describe an intellectual movement that places emphasis on place and space in social science and the humanities. It is closely linked with quantitative studies of history, literature, cartography, and other studies of society. The movement has been influential in providing mass amounts of ... Read »


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    • Stand-up tragedy

    • Stand-up tragedy is a style of tragic performance where a performer performs in front of a live audience, speaking directly to them. The goal of Stand-up tragedy is to make the audience members cry. Stand-up tragedy performances are usually long and employ the use of various media such as video, audio, highly emotiona ... Read »


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    • Studium Angelopolitanum

    • Studium Angelopolitanum

      Studium Angelopolitanum is a non-profit educational organization, based in Puebla, Mexico and focused on promoting study and appreciation of classical languages and literature. It was founded in 2012 by professor Alexis Hellmer. It is modelled after the Accademia Vivarium Novum. It is one of the very few places in Mexi ... Read »


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    • Text Encoding Initiative

    • The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is a text-centric community of practice in the academic field of digital humanities, operating continuously since the 1980s. The community currently runs a mailing list, meetings and conference series, and maintains an eponymous technical standard, a journal, a , a SourceForge reposit ... Read »


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    • THATCamp

    • THATCamp

      THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is a user-generated unconference for technologists and humanities professionals, including university and college faculty, librarians and archivists, and museum staff. Participants set the agenda for work and discussion on the fly, in the manner of a BarCamp. The THATCamp ... Read »


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    • Tragedy

    • Tragedy (from the Greek: , tragōidia) is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in audiences. While many cultures have developed forms that provoke this paradoxical response, the term tragedy often refers to a specific tradition of drama that has played a unique a ... Read »


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    • Tragicomedy

    • Tragicomedy is a literary genre that blends aspects of both tragic and comic forms. Most often seen in dramatic literature, the term can variously describe either a tragic play which contains enough comic elements to lighten the overall mood or a serious play with a happy ending. There is no complete formal defini ... Read »


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    • Transparency (behavior)

    • Transparency, as used in science, engineering, business, the humanities and in other social contexts, implies openness, communication, and accountability. Transparency is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are performed. It has been defined simply as "the perceived quality of intenti ... Read »


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    • UCL Centre for Digital Humanities

    • UCL Centre for Digital Humanities

      Coordinates: 51°31′25″N 0°07′57″W / 51.523563°N 0.132517°W / 51.523563; -0.132517 UCL Centre for Digital Humanities Department of Information Studies University College London Gower Street The UCL Centre for Digital Humanities is a research centre within the Departmen ... Read »


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    • Variantology

    • Variantology has been conceived as an international research project with the aim of developing a critical appraisal of the established concepts of “media”. The concept of a medium is thus opened up to approaches and disciplines that up to now have remained outside the contemporary discourse on media, such as ... Read »


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    • Hedwig Voegt

    • Hedwig Voegt (28 July 1903, Hamburg, German Empire - 14 March 1988, Leipzig, Eastern Germany) was a German literary scholar who obtained a doctorate in German-Jacobin literature when she was 49 and became a university professor at Leipzig University. While she was a younger woman, modest family circumstances ruled out ... Read »


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    • Vorlage

    • A vorlage (from the German for prototype or template) is a prior version or manifestation of a text under consideration. It may refer to such a version of a text itself, a particular manuscript of the text, or a more complex manifestation of the text (e.g., a group of copies, or a group of excerpts). Thus, the original ... Read »


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    • Women in musicology

    • Women in musicology describes the role of women professors, scholars and researchers in postsecondary education musicology departments at postsecondary education institutions, including universities, colleges and music conservatories. Traditionally, the vast majority of major musicologists and music historians have bee ... Read »


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    • The Word and the World

    • The Word and the World Project of the Stanford University's Learning Lab developed a large lecture, Introduction to Humanities (IHUM) course adopting pedagogical strategies and technologies designed to enhance learning. The course was given in 1997 and 1998. The goal of the curriculum innovations was to transform a lar ... Read »


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    • World community

    • The world community (also called the global community) is the international aggregate of nation states or of world inhabitants. Willard, Charles Arthur. Liberalism and the Problem of Knowledge: A New Rhetoric for Modern Democracy, University of Chicago Press, 1996. ... Read »


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