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Curators Are The True Influencers

Curators Are The True Influencers | Euro-American Masonic Open Forum | Scoop.it

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The Euro American Masonic Open Forum will also engage theory and praxis in communication, learning and democratic association.  

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, June 22, 2013 4:10 AM

Elias Morling estime que les curateurs sont comme les "dumpster divers", ces militants qui fouillent les poubelles.  Et ils les appelle les "vrais influenceurs" car :

 

1. Les curateurs représentent un nouveau type de leadership tribal bottom up et peer-to-peer.

 

2. En tant que membres d'une tribu, les curateurs seront toujours plus "natives" que n'importe qui parlant de l'extérieur.

 

3. Au sein de la tribu, ils sont appréciés non seulement pour leurs compétences, mais aussi parce qu'ils entretiennent et développent leur propre culture.

 

Un article inspirant de http://www.linkedin.com/in/emorling que vous pouvez lire ici : http://tribaling.com/blog/2013/05/15/curators-and-tribal-currency/

 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 22, 2013 5:05 PM

Excellent article and video. Looking at the wonderful world of the internet and curation. The idea of curation of online content has become more and more inportant with the exponential growth of content on the world wide web. Being able to organise and manage all of the content is important.

 

Curation is about making good choices about what you share and putting it into a context for themselves and others. Being enthusiastic and thoughtful about what you choose is a way of showing what you are finding and sharing is signficant and worthwhile. 

 

Finding the most interesting and valuable things and sharing that is the key. What you want and what you are interested in is important but you also need to consider your audience. 

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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. 

Mick D Kirkov's curator insight, April 11, 3:43 AM

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

Helen Rowling's curator insight, April 17, 4:57 PM

English; Toursim; Geography

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Quatuor Coronati Lodge | Transactions

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aqc, quatuor coronati, lodge, 2076, masonic, masons, craft, freemasonry, fraternal, research, history, lecturers
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Here is a valuable site in accessing the title of papers from Quatuor Coronati Lodge of Research and other valuable information about the Lodge and its working.  

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Grand Lodge of Armenia F.&A.M. | THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Grand Lodge of Armenia F.&A.M. | THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE | Euro-American Masonic Open Forum | Scoop.it
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The Grand Lodge of Armenia is a new, vibrant Freemasonry working with solid networks among longer established Grand Lodges including the Grand Lodge of California.  

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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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The topic remains of enormous interest to so many and these webpages will be welcomed and used. 

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The secret history of the jazz greats who were freemasons

The secret history of the jazz greats who were freemasons | Euro-American Masonic Open Forum | Scoop.it
Jazz and freemasonry are unlikely bedfellows, but in the 1950s, the
secret society became the world’s
largest fraternity for black men, among them Duke Ellington and Sun Ra, writes John Lewis
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There is much that remains to be written and celebrated in this area of the history of Freemasonry.  

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

World’s oldest masonic temple to get new lease of life in Sunderland | Euro-American Masonic Open Forum | Scoop.it
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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Masons of California: Click to see more on Masonic Education at the Grand Lodge of California

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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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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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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 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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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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Qui sommes nous ?

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Institut Maçonnique de France - Présentation
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The Institut Maçonnique de France is a critical point of contact and resource in the Franco American dialogue as it matures in this decade. 


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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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Celebrating Swansea University Authors: Dr Joy Porter - YouTube

Dr Joy Porter, Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean for Swansea University's College of Arts & Humanities, speaks of her book, Native American Freemasonry. Dr ...
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Joy Porter gave a paper at the recent 3rd Annual International Conference on Freemasonry and Civil Society.  It is hoped she can return sometime to California under the ausipices of the Roosevelt Center. 

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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,  and across the world, and involve mulltiple disciplines. .  


XIV International Symposium on the History of the Spanish Masonry  The 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 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 had 13 Organized symposia. This involved bringing together an international cast of leading researchers, for over thirty years, updating and opening new lines of transdisciplinary research on the subject of Freemasonry covering 300 years and its prehistory.  The XIV International Symposium on the History of the Spanish Freemasonry summons 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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Masons of California

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The annual event is always a substantive and interesting affair.  This year is going to be exactly that.  If you can, make sure you attend. 

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Vídeo: 210 años de masonería cubana

Vídeo: 210 años de masonería cubana | Euro-American Masonic Open Forum | Scoop.it
Dicho documental, producido por Cuba Visión, disecciona la historia de la masonería cubana. En él se analiza desde el origen masónico de la bandera de la Patria, hasta los documentos que probaron la filiación masónica del propio José Martí, artífice de la independencia cubana en el siglo XIX. Les dejamos con estos aclaratorios documentos.
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Freemasonry has played a far more extensive role in Cuban culture than is commonly realized.  This video is only one small part of the story.  The Euro-American Masonic Open Forum will give periodic coverage to the history and current events of Freemasonry in Cuba. Watch this space. 

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Education, Justice, and Democracy: Danielle S. Allen, Rob Reich: 9780226012766: Amazon.com: Books

Education, Justice, and Democracy

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Education, Justice, and Democracy [Danielle S. Allen, Rob Reich] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Education is a contested topic, and not just politically. For years scholars have approached it from two different points of view: one empirical
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Democracy, or democratic civil society, is never a completed work. It is a work that is always maturing, learning or dying.  Democratic civil society is contingent: it can succeed or fail, just like Masonic institutions can succeed or fail. in nations, states, cities and regions of the world   There is no certain road on the path to learning or related democracy and civic habitus.  The Euro American Masonic Open Forum is a venue for discussion of Freemasonry around the world, but also civil society (and civil societies) across the globe.  "Education, Justice and Democracy" is an important book engaging democracy and education and readers of the Euro American Masonic Open Forum may want to contemplate purchasing the book.  It is an impressive work relevant not only to democratic studies but also studies in Freemasonry. .   

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Masonic references in the writings of Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez
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A great master passes on but leaves traces of Freemasonry in his work.  

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Google Hangouts - a complete guide

Google Hangouts - a complete guide | Euro-American Masonic Open Forum | Scoop.it
This is the fifth video in a series of five. It covers just about everything you'll need to know about Google Hangouts, including Hangouts-On-Air. Check out ...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Viewers of the Euro American Masonic Open Forum should consider google + hangout as a tool in linking groups for  live video conferencing.. 

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Rose Marie DeSousa's curator insight, April 25, 1:43 PM

Excellent and  extremely informative. Thanks for this. Great way to bring people together and sharing information with prospects, future customers,  business partners, etc.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 27, 3:04 PM

Google Hangouts makes collaborating virtually a breeze. 

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, April 27, 8:55 PM

Connected Classrooms - virtual field trips galore!

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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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Understanding the Fibonacci Sequence and Golden Ratio

Understanding the Fibonacci Sequence and Golden Ratio | Euro-American Masonic Open Forum | Scoop.it
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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Secret societies that secretly never were, part 2: Freeing the Freemasons

Secret societies that secretly never were, part 2: Freeing the Freemasons | Euro-American Masonic Open Forum | Scoop.it
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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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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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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