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Aesthetics of Civil Society

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The relationship between India’s economic liberalisation and the rise of urban middle-class “civil society” movements has been critically analysed by several commentators, but few attempts have been made to understand what exactly this civil society comprises, not as a universal idea, but as an artefact created and evaluated in a specific situation. Through a fieldwork-based study of a Mumbai clean-up campaign initiated by a daily tabloid newspaper, this article examines the understanding of the terms “citizen” and “civil society” as used by Indian English-speakers.

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Researching Freemasonry in the 21st Century

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Researching Freemasonry in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges by Pierre-Yves BEAUREPAIRE, Professeur d'histoire moderne, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis | PS Review of Freemasonry.




http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/Researching_Freemasonry.html 

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Free to embrace ‘shower of democracy’ - Editorials - MiamiHerald.com

OUR OPINION: Cuba’s most famous blogger, Yoani Sánchez, arrived in Brazil ready for ‘information war’
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Welcome to UCLA's History Department

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London Seminar on the Digital Text and Scholarship

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All thanks to Andrew Prescott for the heads up!  An interesting topic in print culture and more. 


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London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship

Professor Murray Pittock FRSE (University of Glasgow): 'Framing Images: digitizing the creation of memory in the case of Robert Burns'

Venue:
Room 234, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

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17:30 - 19:30

Robert Burns was one of the most commemorated of all poets. The AHRC funded project ‘Robert Burns: Inventing Tradition and Securing Memory, 1796-1909’ created a digital classification of material objects commemorating Burns to explore the way in which material culture affected the reception of Burns’s poetry and the development of his reputation. The project explored such issues whether textual and material cultures diverge or converge in the significance they grant to the reputation of a poet. The study of the objects suggested that material culture did have a significant effect on the reception of Burns. It appears that the legend of Burns’s relationship with Highland Mary was constructed by his biographers from objects such as statues and snuff boxes rather than from written documents. The Burns project suggests that the digital exploration of texts cannot be restricted to manuscript and printed sources but must also seek to explore the reproduction of texts in material culture.

Murray Pittock is Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts of the University of Glasgow, where he is Bradley Professor of English Literature. He has worked at the universities of Manchester (where he was the first professor of Scottish literature at an English university), Edinburgh, Oxford, Aberdeen and Strathclyde, and has held visiting appointments at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Charles University, Prague, Trinity College, Dublin, Auburn and Yale. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the English Association, the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Society of Arts and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland among other bodies. His recent books include The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Romanticism (2011), Robert Burns in Global Culture (2011), The Myth of the Jacobite Clans: the Jacobite Army in 1745 (2009) Scottish and Irish Romanticism (2008) and The Road to Independence? Scotland Since the Sixties (2008, Catalan edition 2009, launched by the First Minister in Barcelona).

Admission free; all welcome. 




Professor Andrew Prescott FRHistS 
Head of Department 
Department of Digital Humanities 
King's College London 
26-29 Drury Lane 
London WC2B 5RL 
@ajprescott 
www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddh 
digitalriffs.blogspot.com 
+44 (0)20 7848 2651 


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Welcome to the Website of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism, ESSWE

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The ESSWE is a learned society, established in 2005 to advance the academic study of the various manifestations of Western esotericism from late antiquity to the present, and to secure the future development of the field.
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Touring Sheets's Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Wilshire

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It's Sheets Week and we're celebrating Millard Sheets, the artist and architectural designer who dotted Southern California with beautiful modern Home Savings bank branches. Throughout the week, we'll be touring...
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United Grand Lodge of England » Library and Museum

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The UGLE Library and Museum is a vital resource in the study of Freemasonry. 

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Digital Scholarship Lab, University of Richmond

The Digital Scholarship Lab develops innovative digital humanities projects that contribute to research and teaching at and beyond the University of Richmond...

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Soane Museum, London - Sir John Soane, R.A., Architect

Soane Museum, London - Sir John Soane, R.A., Architect | Roosevelt Center | Scoop.it
The house and Museum of Sir John Soane, R.A., architect in London...


Here we can see something of the work of the London based genius and Freemason Sir John Soane.  How does Soane's work speak to us about Freemasonry and the wider cultural, social and material worlds of London in the century of light?   What does imagination and scholarship on Sir John tell us?   

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Amazon.com: Working the Rough Stone: Freemasonry and Society in Eighteenth-Century Russia (9780875802466): Douglas Smith: Books

Amazon.com: Working the Rough Stone: Freemasonry and Society in Eighteenth-Century Russia (9780875802466): Douglas Smith: Books | Roosevelt Center | Scoop.it
Amazon.com: Working the Rough Stone: Freemasonry and Society in Eighteenth-Century Russia (9780875802466): Douglas Smith: Books...



In the past week 35 % of all hits at the Roosevelt Center have come from inside Russia.  This posting concerns a Ph. D. dissertation on Freemasonry and civil society in eighteenth century Russia that readers may find of real interest.  The dissertation was developed and then published as a book.  The scholar is Douglas Smith.   


Any inquiries from Russia on the scholarly study of Freemasonry at this time should go to johnpslifko@msn.com.  In a short period of time an info@.....   email address will be listed for the Roosevelt Center for all inquiries.  

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El Masón Aprendiz: Arte Masónico desde una visión Profana

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International Conference on the History of Freemasonry (ICHF) | Robert L.D. Cooper

International Conference on the History of Freemasonry (ICHF) | Robert L.D. Cooper | Roosevelt Center | Scoop.it






"ICHF returns to Freemasons' Hall in May 2013. Proposals for papers have already started to be received - a good sign."



http://www.robertldcooper.com/?p=122


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Amazon.com: Reformatting Politics: Information Technology and Global Civil Society (9780415952972): Jon Anderson, Jodi Dean, Geert Lovink: Books

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Using Your Syllabus as a Learning Resource

Using Your Syllabus as a Learning Resource | Roosevelt Center | Scoop.it
We know students do not take it upon themselves to read the syllabus. Yet syllabus indifference still bewilders me after teaching for 25 years, given that my syllabi are conveniently available online and in hard copy, and are replete with information virtually assuring success with my courses.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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If we expect our students to read the syllabus, we can expect to be disappointment. Read this article for some common sense help on this perpetual issue. 

Richard Lloyd Thomas's curator insight, June 11, 6:11 PM

An invaluable resource

James Funk's curator insight, June 29, 11:07 AM

Great suggestions for bringing a syllabus to life.

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Home - International Conference on the History of Freemasonry :: ICHF2013

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Each year the international event becomes more significant and is not to be missed. 

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The Glasgow University press: 17th Century

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Glasgow University Library Special Collections In Aedibus Academicis: a selection of books from the printers of the University of Glasgow
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Best Civics Sites for Teachers

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EL RITO FRANCES ILUSTRADO de. L. MARCOS

EL RITO FRANCES ILUSTRADO de. L. MARCOS | Roosevelt Center | Scoop.it
Los amores  son obras, y no buenas palabras…Se vienen haciendo eco diversas plataformas acerca de la publicación del libro Historie Ilustreé du Rite Français, aunque  la mayoría de los reseñadores...
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Native American Freemasonry - University of Nebraska Press

Native American Freemasonry - University of Nebraska Press | Roosevelt Center | Scoop.it



http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Native-American-Freemasonry,674870.aspx   

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Celebrating Swansea University Authors: Dr Joy Porter

"Dr Joy Porter, Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean for Swansea University's College of Arts & Humanities, speaks of her book, Native American Freemasonry" 


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Notice:  Dr. Porter will be speaking at Liberal Arts Lodge on her book on June 13. For further information contact John Slifko at http://johnslifko.brandyourself.com/ 

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ProQuest Login - ProQuest

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A Ph.D Dissertation 


Through the lens of Freemasonry: The influence of ancient esoteric thought on Beethoven's late works 

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An Introduction to the High Degrees of Freemasonry

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An Introduction to the High Degrees of Freemasonry Henrik Bogdan, vii° B y the publication of Samuel Prichard’s Masonry Dissected in , the Masonic system of initiation had been established with three Craft Degrees: Entered Apprentice, Fellow...



New scholarlly work by Henrik Bogdan

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The Hedge Mason: Freemasonry in the Academic Perspective

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Henry W. Coil - Library & Museum of Freemasonry

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Preserving and Sharing Masonic Heritage







http://www.masonicheritage.org/ 

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'Les femmes et la Franc-Maçonnerie', sous la direction de Cécile Révauger.

'Les femmes et la Franc-Maçonnerie', sous la direction de Cécile Révauger. | Roosevelt Center | Scoop.it
J'ai attendu aujourd'hui, le 8 mars 2012, journée internationale des droits des…...

The first volume on the history of women in Freemasonry since the eighteenth century is now out.  It is a must if you want to read the finest scholarly work at this date in this area of study.  The second volume from other contrtibutors is equally as good and will be available soon.  The material comes from the international conference on the history of  women in Freemasonry since the eighteenth century held at the University of Bordeaux III. Congratulations to all who made this possible. 


http://www.jlturbet.net/article-les-femmes-et-la-franc-ma-onnerie-sous-la-direction-de-cecile-revauger-101189310.html 

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