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European word translator

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Translate any word from English to more than 30 other European languages, on a map

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 9, 10:23 PM

This is a fantastic resource for seeing how words have changed according to geography. Type a word into the box and see it translated directly on to a map in more than 30 languages. Great for teaching kids about regions of language, or asking how they think a certain country came to use a certain word. 

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Haha, hehe, hihi, or Ho-ho-ho! Maybe even huhuhuy!

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English; Toursim; Geography

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Boston 1775: Joseph Green, John Hamock, and the Freemasons

Boston 1775: Joseph Green, John Hamock, and the Freemasons | Euro-American Masonic Open Forum | Scoop.it
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A glimpse of Freemasonry by a few (accurate or not) in wider civil society in early Boston.  

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Plot by Freemason(s) to topple Cuban dictatorship.

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This story from Newsweek while apparently quite substantive nevertheless reads like a Hollywood script.  Life can be like that.  

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Join Theorema Lodge

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Join Theorema Lodge.

 

There are full members, advisors, corresponding members, and honorary members. All full members engage in the development of publishable research in the Yearbook of the Lodge. There are advisory members who, by his or her skill in any branch of human knowledge have the opportunity to provide help and guidance on projects and ongoing studies. There are corresponding members, not obliged to publish. Honorary members are those brothers and sisters that are found to merit membership when they are proposed by the W. ·. M. ·. and approved in assembly. They are exempt from any financial obligation. Membership in this Lodge is not considered in the Symbolic Grand Lodge (GLSE) as a dual membership, does not give rise to payment of capitaciones, or give voting rights to the effects of participation in representative bodies of the Grand Lodge/GLSE. To be a full member of the Lodge of Reseach one must have acquired the degree of Master Mason and prove to be an active member of any lodge duly constituted just and perfect. The candidate will be required to provide the following documentation: 1. Masonic Curriculum Vitae. 2. A selection of Works presented in their indivivdual lodges of which they are a member. 3. Development of a defensible personal study-project in the lodge of 20 to 30 pages. The Works/Pieces of Architecture are rated on their extensiviness and research acumen efforts involving as STUDIES (for large research efforts) and Communications (for short papers) Studies are collected annually, and those communications of interest are published in a yearbook and distributed by subscription within the Obedience and the corresponding members of other Lodges. MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION TO Theorema Research Lodge No. 36 SPANISH SYMBOLIC GRAND LODGE Name: Address: Town: Country: Phone numbers: E-mail: Symbolic Lodge: Date of exaltation to the degree of Master: Masonic Curriculum: Profane Curriculum: Profession: Masonic publications (books, conferences, etc..) Secular publications: Job Title and income that provides: I swear / I promise on my honor as a Master Mason, respect the attached Supplementary Regulations of the A. ·. L. ·. THEOREMA Study, No. 36 of the Spanish Grand Symbolic Lodge 1. Date: Signature: 



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Lodge Theorema will be among the world's research lodges that is provided regular coverage here at the Euro American Masonic Open Forum..

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elirodriguez07's comment, May 5, 2012 11:14 AM
It´s very interesting. Thanks!
John Slifko's comment, May 5, 2012 2:33 PM
Yes, I will post more on this on substance but also on how people can more easily contact Theorema. Thank you very much for your comments. Please keep on providing your thoughts as this site develops. John
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UNION MASONICA UNIVERSAL RITO MODERNO: Conferencia: Los Angeles 2014 (UCLA)

UNION MASONICA UNIVERSAL RITO MODERNO: Conferencia: Los Angeles 2014 (UCLA) | Euro-American Masonic Open Forum | Scoop.it
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This international conference entitled "At a Perpetual Distance: Universal Freemasonry and its Historical Divsions" promises to be a good one.  It will engage in an academic setting topics usually not foregrounded in the study of Freemasonry and wider civil society.  More coverage of the international gathering will be given here.  Among other things, going into the conference, paper titles and abstracts will be posted at the Euro American Masonic Open Forum. 

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World’s oldest masonic temple to get new lease of life in Sunderland

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THE WORLD’s oldest purpose-built masonic temple in Sunderland could be given a new lease of life.
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It is inherent in lived experience that the new must meet the old in the present moment.  

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Tablier du Rite Français, collection du musée du Grand Orient de France

Tablier du Rite Français, collection du              musée du Grand Orient de France | Euro-American Masonic Open Forum | Scoop.it
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This is the first image to be taken from Museum of Freemasonry at the Grand Orient of France on Rue Cadet in France.   In the future, invdividiual items will be displayed with some textual explandation and contexxt given for the piece.  The Euro American Masonic Open Forum in part will become a Virtual Freemasonry Musem on French Freemasonry and Freemasonry around the world.  Thanks to Claude DARCHE, a member of the Science Committee at the Museum.  And the Curator site can contain discussions, intellectual back and foth, of the individual arrtifcats and iconography as shall be seen.  

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Belgian museum of freemasonry - Welcome

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Het Belgisch museum van de Vrijmetselarij
Le Musée belge de la Franc-maçonnerie
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Here is a substantive resource on Freemasonry in Belgium. 


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Le musee maconnique virtuel de Annie Matsunami "masonic virtual museum "

Le musee  maconnique virtuel de Annie Matsunami   "masonic virtual museum " | Euro-American Masonic Open Forum | Scoop.it
Je partage ma passion pour la FM, voici ici ma collection prive d objets maconnique
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Here is something of the virtual museum in the 21st century.  

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Making Sense Through the Senses. Exploring the Aesthetics of Ritual - Museum of Cultural History

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The aesthetics of ritual is emerging as an area of academic study, and Freemasonry should participate in this multi-dimensional foray.  

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Prince Hall Monument Unveiling Ceremony - YouTube

On May 15th, 2010, the City of Cambridge, unveiled its first monument to an African-American civil rights activist, social reformer, fraternal Pioneer, Princ...
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Prince Hall, African Lodge and what occured next is given high honor in the City of Cambridge.  The honor by all of America is long overdue.  

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GW Freemasons open their doors, forge ties with Gelman Library

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But Nicholas Sampogna, a 2010 GW alumnus and Mason, dismissed the stereotype that Masons are secretive and all-powerful. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleRedditPinterestEmail
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An American Lodge of Freemasonry  working at George Washington University in Washingtond DC.  

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How Many Earth-like planets are out there?

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"Astronomers using NASA data have calculated for the first time that in our galaxy alone, there are at least 8.8 billion stars with Earth-size planets in the habitable temperature zone.  For perspective, that's more Earth-like planets than there are people on Earth."


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This puts some perspective on human endeavor as great as that might be.  Beyond us there is a vast universe of discovery.  

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Greg Russak's curator insight, December 20, 2013 9:20 AM

I love this kind of news. I just wish it was more scientific and less hyperbolic.

Here's my only gripe with this article. I can't believe someone like a UC Berkley planet hunter named Geoff Marcy would actually talk about the radio silence issue without somehow further qualifying it. It makes me wonder if Seth Borenstein of the AP and/or his editors may have left out some of the more important elements of that topic.

Personally, I find this anthropomorphic attitude about radio silence to be both ridiculous and insulting to the intellect.  

Just because we haven't picked up any electromagnetic signals doesn't mean there isn't life - or even intelligent life - in our galaxy or in the universe. How incredibly egotistical (and incredibly unscientific) it is to assume that life elsewhere will have evolved into beings like us. How silly it is to then assume that that intelligence would invent, just like our species did, technologies like radio, TV, satellite communications, and the like. Even more absurd and overlooked in this so-called question of silence is that that technology would have had to have been invented and put into use at precisely the point in THEIR evolution such that THEIR signals would be reaching us NOW so that we could detect them, assuming that we had the right technology to do so.

Let's put the "radio silence" question into the time and distance perspective of our own species. KDKA broadcast the first commercial radio signals from Pittsburgh in 1920. That's 93 years ago. That means those extremely weak signals would only be detectable as of now to a distance of 93 light years from us.

The Milky Way Galaxy is 120,000 light years across. Those signals have made it 0.075% of the way across our galaxy.

I don't doubt for one second that there's life in our galaxy and elsewhere in the universe, but can we please stop wondering why the Vulcans or Klingons or Romulans haven't shared reruns of their version of I Love Lucy?

Treathyl Fox's comment, December 20, 2013 9:57 AM
The NBC News SCIENCE article uses the word "habitable" but makes no mention of trees. I have a problem with that. :) Seriously!
Nicolle Kuna's curator insight, December 20, 2013 6:09 PM

That's more than enough planets for each one of us.  No doubt humanity will in time find a way to mine and devour these ones too. 

 

Nicolle, Converse Conserve.Com

Home of Eco-Creativity and Sustainability Education

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The Idea of the Public Sphere: A Reader eBook: Jostein Gripsrud, Hallvard Moe, Anders Molander, Graham Murdock, Hannah Arendt, Seyla Benhabib, James Bohman, John Dewey, Jon Elster, Nancy Fraser, Jü...

The Idea of the Public Sphere: A Reader eBook: Jostein Gripsrud, Hallvard Moe, Anders Molander, Graham Murdock, Hannah Arendt, Seyla Benhabib, James Bohman, John Dewey, Jon Elster, Nancy Fraser, Jürgen Habermas, G.W.F Hegel, Immanuel Kant, Alexander Kluge, Walter Lippmann, Niklas Luhmann, Chantal Mouffe, Oskar Negt, Bernhard Peters, John Rawls, Carl Schmitt, Joseph Schumpeter: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
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In tracing the origins and evolution of modern Freemasonry it is helpful to study the intellectual history of the related ideas of the "public sphere" and civil society.  This is an invaluable text and collection of materials on the public sphere since the Enlightenment.  

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Black Member Tests Message of Masons in Georgia Lodges - NYTimes.com

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Freemasonry rules do not say that members must be white, but two complaints and a lawsuit raise the question.
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Bravery is rewarded out of its own worth.  

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Masonería cívica

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Temas de actualidad e interés para los masones liberales del ámbito ibérico
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This blog site is an important resource on civic Freemasonry on the Iberian Peninsula.  An important question remains: what is the health of democratic civil society, and Freemasonry as representative of wider civil society, in Spain and its regions.  The question is relevant even decades after the horrors of the Franco dictatorship.  The same question is relevant around the world concerning the possibilitites of a maturing civil society or maturing democracy, post-dictator. Democracy is always a work in progress, always a struggle. Democracy if it can be found for a moment is aspirational and agonistic.  

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Secret societies that secretly never were, part 2: Freeing the Freemasons

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In our first installment, we exposed Secret Societies that never were or the ones that were like steroids on the human imagination but had little historical mus
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Here is an interesting and sober read that can help act as an antidote to the "conspiracy theorists" of the world, and they are legion.
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Rebuilding the Temple - YouTube

The Oakland Scottish Rite was built in 1927 for $1.5 million. Over the many years since, some deferred maintenence has left much of the building in disrepair...
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Here is a testimony to hard work and the focus of a few.  

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News XIV International Symposium on the History of the Spanish Masonry

 Spanish-Portuguese and American Masonry. From absolutism to democracy (1815-2015  Gijón (Spain) from 10 to 12 September 2015

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This is going to be an extraordinary event pullling researchers together from Europe, across the Western Hemisphere and more widely, and involve mulltiple disciplines. .  


XIV International Symposium on the History of the Spanish MasonryThe Spanish-Portuguese and American Masonry. From absolutism to democracy (1815-2015) 


See the Spanish, English and French versions of the research project below. 


English

The CEHME (Center for Historical Studies of the English Freemasonry) International Symposium on the History of the Spanish Freemasonry is taking place in the north of Spain, in Gijon, September 10-12, 2015.As of today, REHMLAC will be providing all information Regarding the organization of this unique academic event. Since 1983, With Professor José Antonio Ferrer Benimeli, and now with That of the Association's Chairman Professor José Miguel Delgado Idarreta, the CEHME has 13 Organized symposia. Bringing together an international cast of leading Researchers, for over thirty years, updating and opening new lines around and transdisciplinary research on the subject of Freemasonry are acerca to celebrate its third century. The XIV International Symposium on the History of the Spanish Freemasonry summons Their scholars to share experiences and conclusions on the contextual framework of "Spanish-Portuguese and Latin American Freemasonry. From Absolutism to Democracy. (1815-2015)".


Spanish 


El CEHME (Centro de Estudios Históricos de la Masonería Española) traslada su ejemplar Symposium Internacional de Historia de la Masonería española al norte de España, en la ciudad de Gijón, del 10 al 12 de septiembre de 2015. A partir de este momento, REHMLAC se hará eco de todas las informaciones relativas a la organización de este excepcional evento académico. Desde 1983, de la mano del profesor José Antonio Ferrer Benimeli, y ahora desde la presidencia del profesor José Miguel Delgado Idarreta, el CEHME organizó 13 symposia. Reuniendo a un elenco internacional de prestigiosos investigadores, fue a lo largo de estos treinta años, actualizando y abriendo nuevas líneas de investigación transdisciplinares en torno a esta sociabilidad que está a punto de cumplir su tercer siglo de vida. El XIV Symposium Internacional de Historia de la Masonería Española emplaza a los estudiosos a compartir sus experiencias y conclusiones bajo el marco contextual de "La masonería hispano-lusa y americana. De los absolutismos a las democracias. (1815-2015)". 


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CEHME LE (Centre d'Etudes Historiques of Franc-masonry Espagnole) organisera are renommé Symposium International d'Histoire de la Franc-masonry Espagnole au nord de l'Espagne, à Gijón, du 10 au 12 septembre 2015. Dès à présent, REHMLAC informera de l'organization de cet événement exceptionnel académique. Depuis 1983, de la main du professeur Benimeli José Antonio Ferrer, et en ce moment presides par le professeur José Miguel Delgado Idarreta, you CEHME Organisa treize symposiums. Réunissant une longue liste de chercheurs prestigieux Internationaux, il réussit actualiser et à à ouvrir of voies interdisciplinaires nouvelles autour de recherches qui cette sociabilité bientôt FETERA are troisième siècle vie. Le XIV Symposium International d'Histoire de la Franc-masonry Espagnole chercheurs les appelle à leurs partager expériences et leurs conclusions sous le contexte "La franc-Hispanic masonry portugaise et américaine. Absolutismes Des aux Democraties (1815-2015)".

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Les 40 ans de l'OITAR

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L'Ordre Initiatique et Traditionnel de l'Art Royal (OITAR) fêtera ses 40 ans le samedi 25 janvier 2014 avec une Fête de l'Ordr...

Via Jiri Pragman
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OITAR is an order of initiation with an extensive ritual capturing something of operative Freemasonry in it and it is now nearly 50 years old.  It needs to be bettter known in the Anglo-phone world, and across the globe. 

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Understanding the Fibonacci Sequence and Golden Ratio

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The Fibonacci Sequence The Fibonacci sequence is possibly the most simple recurrence relation occurring in nature. It is 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89, 144...
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Geometry is the queen of the sciences in Freemasonry.

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Medieval Chartres

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Chartres: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, MEDART - Images of Medieval Art and Architecture - created by Alison Stones and designed by Jane Vadnal and Philip Maye - is a series of webpages devoted to individual medieval architectural monuments.
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In this New Year I also hope to touch upon the operative arts at the Euro American Masonic Open Forum. 

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La Cime du rêve - Les Surréalistes et Victor Hugo | Maisons de Victor Hugo | Paris - Guernesey

La Cime du rêve - Les Surréalistes et Victor Hugo | Maisons de Victor Hugo | Paris - Guernesey | Euro-American Masonic Open Forum | Scoop.it
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The Euro American Masonic Open Forum will focus substantial effort on following a wide range of Museums and Libraries around the world.  

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Masons of California: Click to see more on Masonic Education at the Grand Lodge of California

Masons of California:  Click to see more on Masonic Education at the Grand Lodge of California | Euro-American Masonic Open Forum | Scoop.it
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The Grand Lodge of California continues to make great strides in diverse ways in Masonic education, perhaps the finest effot in the United States.  

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Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library: The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen: A Membership Certificate

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library: The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen: A Membership Certificate | Euro-American Masonic Open Forum | Scoop.it
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen was founded in 1873, in Port Jervis, New York, by Joshua Alexander Leach (1843-1919), as a fraternal mutual benefit society for workers employed as firemen for steam locomotives.
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The similarlity betwen different fraternal socities and Freemasonry throughout the late eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries remains an important topic of scholarly and Masonic Research.   

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