There's something characteristically English about the Royal Society, whereby strangers gather under the aegis of some shared interest to read, study, and form friendships and in which they are implicitly agreed to exist insulated and apart from political differences.
Jordan Penney is a writer based on the east coast, born in Canada and educated in England. He holds a PhD in History, and writes on history, music, pop culture, and public policy. He is a regular PopMatters contributor. Twitter: @jkp501.
A thread runs through Pasolini's artistic and political work for which he used various terms to identify the sacred, the mythic, the soul, and the spirit -- all strategies for appreciating life in even the most difficult circumstances.
17 Oct 2017
Epistrophies teaches us to listen for how creative ideas are translated across media and offers tools for identifying and understanding insights that arise from such translations.
03 Oct 2017
Connecting deep time with human time and the picturesque with the disastrous, The Ends of the World shows that there may be inescapable consequences for our history and habit of improvident behavior.
23 Aug 2017
In Noel Malcolm's important microhistory, we encounter complex individuals who appear resistant to simple categories, generalizations, or identifications.
24 Mar 2017
Caravaggio and the Creation of Modernity draws attention to both the skill of the historian and the enduring and towering genius of the artist.
10 Feb 2017
From the court of the 17th century Holy Roman Empire to the National Security Agency, The Voynich Manuscript has been scrutinized but not yet deciphered.
24 Jan 2017
We are invited to adjust our angle of vision to consider multiple ancient worlds in Central Asia, India, and China.
17 Jan 2017
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