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“Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect.”-Francis Bacon, Novum Organum, Aphorism III. 

Historians In Conversation: Historical Objects or a Mini-Pushkin Case-study

On this chilly Sunday day a little figurine on a bookshelf looked at us. We looked back at the figurine. And we thought- we should really talk about how various objects can be useful for historians to understand past societies as well as some modern issues. In this post of Historians In Conversations we’ll be … Continue reading “Historians In Conversation: Historical Objects or a Mini-Pushkin Case-study”

Historical Weekend Walks: Alcázar of Seville (al-Qasr al-Muriq), Seville, Spain

Lockdowns are frustrating. Especially in the autumn/winter season because festive spirit isn’t quite there yet and the weather is, quite frankly, bad. In fact, Lockdowns are a constantly ongoing greyish mess. To dilute your Lockdown blues, we’re introducing a series of posts that will be produced on weekly basis, ‘Historical Weekend Walks’. In these posts … Continue reading “Historical Weekend Walks: Alcázar of Seville (al-Qasr al-Muriq), Seville, Spain”

Historians In Conversation: Historiography (2/2)

In our previous post we’d mentioned what Historiography is and tried to outline various Historiographical schools of it that were popular from the Ancient Classical period to the first half of the 20th century. In this post we’re focusing on more current developments in Historiography and what such developments may mean for future historians. Think … Continue reading “Historians In Conversation: Historiography (2/2)”

St Augustine of Hippo and Education

Education as a socio-cultural entity is constantly developing. Such changes are most prominently seen in the various debates and alterations that occur to the syllabuses and teaching approaches. However, have you ever wondered how and why education developed to where it is today? We’ve decided to dedicate this post to a prominent late ancient theologian … Continue reading “St Augustine of Hippo and Education”

Representation of the Caucasus in Russian Romantic Literature

We’re sure that you’re aware of a fact that certain actions have certain consequences. You stole the last piece of the Red Velvet cake and now your sibling is upset. Or you had an argument with someone and now they’re not particularly keen on talking to you. Or you wrote a subversive piece of literature … Continue reading “Representation of the Caucasus in Russian Romantic Literature”

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