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The Winter Olympics Approach, Richard C. Crepeau 2018 University of Central Florida

The Winter Olympics Approach, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

With the approach of the 2018 Winter Olympics, one can only wonder what might happen. The threats of war on the Korean Peninsula, the threat to the games posed by the quiet diplomacy of the President of the United States, the possibility that Russia was to be excluded from the games and now will be only partially excluded, the decision by Gary Bettman and the National Hockey League to keep NHL players out of the games, all endangered or diminished the games in their own way.


Frankenstein And “The Labours Of Men Of Genius”: Science And Medical Ethics In The Early 19th Century, Allison Lemley 2018 Grand Valley State University

Frankenstein And “The Labours Of Men Of Genius”: Science And Medical Ethics In The Early 19th Century, Allison Lemley

Grand Valley Journal of History

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, first published in 1818, used a sprawling network of allusions to contemporary literary and scientific works, which strongly reflected Romantic scientific and literary ideology. The robust connections between Romantic artistic and scientific circles included personal and professional relationships, scientists writing literary works, and authors discussing scientific advances. The closely linked scientific and artistic community helped define science and the nature of life in the new era. Medical historians have not fully discussed the debate concerning medical ethics in this period, detailing earlier Enlightenment medical ethics and later Romantic medical developments, which more closely resemble modern scientific ...


The National Champion, Richard C. Crepeau 2018 University of Central Florida

The National Champion, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

Here in Orlando the National College Football Champions received their trophy about one hour before the kickoff of the FBS National Championship Game in Atlanta. They also had a National Championship parade at Disney World on Sunday.


The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society 2018 Sacred Heart University

The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

The Shanachie (CIAHS)

Irish Yale prof James W. Toumey led 10-year fight that saved Sleeping Giant --When Katie O’Neill Regan of Hamden got involved in planning a family reunion, the end result was the renting of six houses in County Kerry, and a weeklong shindig of more than 40 kinfolk from the United States, Ireland and England --Connecticut Irishtown: Hamden --Four hundred men from Hamden served in the United States military during World War I. At least 75 of them were of Irish ancestry or natives of Ireland.


Bsc Football: The Swenson Era, Jim Tartari, Mike Hughes, Bob Mason, Charlie Worden 2018 Bridgewater State University

Bsc Football: The Swenson Era, Jim Tartari, Mike Hughes, Bob Mason, Charlie Worden

Monograph Selections from the Archives

A recollection of Bridgewater State College Coach Edward Swenson’s efforts to bring varsity-level football back into a Massachusetts state college and the stories of the trials and tribulations of his first eight years as head coach. The book is a Bridgewater State University Football Alumni project inspired by many of Coach Swenson’s former players, commemorating the coach and several of their former teammates.


Oscar Brousse Jacobson: The Life And Art Of A Cosmopolitan Cultural Broker, Anne Allbright 2017 Southern Methodist University

Oscar Brousse Jacobson: The Life And Art Of A Cosmopolitan Cultural Broker, Anne Allbright

History Theses and Dissertations

As a graduate student studying art at Yale, Oscar Brousse Jacobson (1882–1966) pinned his career on the hopes of someday opening an art school in the American West. Jacobson was a Swedish immigrant, but he felt a deep connection to the West because he spent much of his youth on a ranch in Kansas and roamed the greater Southwest by horseback during the late 1800s. Jacobson believed that after he completed his graduate studies in New England, he would eventually return West. He planned to bring great works of art, produce his own paintings, instruct young artists, and foster ...


Seeing Witchcraft, Bernhard Udelhoven 2017 Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Seeing Witchcraft, Bernhard Udelhoven

Journal of Global Catholicism

When Christians in Zambia struggle with witchcraft, they also struggle with African cultural and religious concepts that deal with life’s ambiguities and that require discernment. It is not by working against the cultural and religious heritage, but by working with it, as far as possible, that the pastor can identify the broken relationships towards which many witchcraft discourses point. However, before we place the concepts of witchcraft into the realm of superstition (as are the trends of mission Christianity) or the demonic (as are the trends of charismatic Christianity), the Church has the duty to look at the concepts ...


The Devil Of The Missionary Church: The White Fathers And Catholic Evangelization In Zambia, Bernhard Udelhoven 2017 Society of the Missionaries of Africa

The Devil Of The Missionary Church: The White Fathers And Catholic Evangelization In Zambia, Bernhard Udelhoven

Journal of Global Catholicism

This article examines how Western Catholic missionaries in Zambia dealt with claims of witchcraft and Satanism. Within an analytic frame that draws upon cultural history, theology, and anthropology the article also considers how African Christians appropriated missionary notions of the devil.


The Ecclesiology Of Pope Francis And The Future Of The Church In Africa, Bradford E. Hinze 2017 Fordham University

The Ecclesiology Of Pope Francis And The Future Of The Church In Africa, Bradford E. Hinze

Journal of Global Catholicism

A consideration of the future of African Catholicism in light of the ecclesiology of Pope Francis. The article explores how themes in Francis's ecclesiology work together to challenge centralization, clericalism, and triumphalism in the church by promoting practices of synodality and how these elements support the church’s mission to work against forms of colonialism, neo-colonialism, and the most fundamental matrix of colonial power by advancing radical democracy in society


Editor's Introduction, Mathew Schmalz 2017 College of the Holy Cross

Editor's Introduction, Mathew Schmalz

Journal of Global Catholicism

An overview of African Catholicism. Part Two: Retrospect and Prospect, third issue of the Journal of Global Catholicism. A summary of the work of Bradford Hinze, Mary Gloria Njoku, Matthias Scharer, Mary Sylvia Nwachukwu, and Bernhard Udelhoven. Among the topics considered: African ecclesiology, African wellness and quality of life in Africa, interreligious dialogue in Africa, African Biblical scholarship, witchcraft and the Catholic Church.


Sport In An Authoritarian Regime: The Primo De Rivera Era In Spain, 1923-30, Brian D. Bunk 2017 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Sport In An Authoritarian Regime: The Primo De Rivera Era In Spain, 1923-30, Brian D. Bunk

Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

The 1920s were part of Spanish literature’s Silver Age but for some of the nation’s athletes it was more of a Golden Age. The national football team won the silver medal at the 1920 Olympic games and in 1929 became the first team outside the United Kingdom to beat England. In 1926, heavyweight boxer Paulino Uzcudun claimed the European championship and tennis star Lili Alvarez began a run of three consecutive women’s singles finals at Wimbledon. Many of these sporting successes came during the dictatorship of General Miguel Primo de Rivera who seized power in 1923. Analyzing ...


Review Of "He Oxford Handbook Of Witchcraft In Early Modern Europe And Colonial America", Michael D. Bailey 2017 Iowa State University

Review Of "He Oxford Handbook Of Witchcraft In Early Modern Europe And Colonial America", Michael D. Bailey

Michael D. Bailey

The history of witehcraft is booming. Brian Levack introduces this volume by noting the furious pace at which publications appear. The field is also well-se^ed by a sub-torrent of syntheses, reference works, and guides. This is partly because of the field’s dynamic development, and also because publishers know that books with the word “witchcraft” in their titles will sell. How, then, can a new volume aiming to survey the histoi^ of witchcraft distinguish itself? ft might stretch the traditional boundaries of its topic, addressing no^ust maleficent witchcraft per se but also elite ritual conjurations, popular healing practices ...


Growing Up Midwestern, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg 2017 Iowa State University

Growing Up Midwestern, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

After setting myself the task of writing a paper on “growing up Midwestern,” otherwise known as “Midwestern childhood,” I realized I had made a horrible mistake. The harder I thought about the topic, the muddier my thoughts became. The truth is that we know a great deal about individual Midwestern childhoods, but what we know about Midwestern childhood, writ large, is considerable less clear. What does it mean to “grow up Midwestern?” If a historian takes her cues from economist John Ise’s autobiographical account of growing up in the late 19th century in north central Kansas, it means to ...


The Chinese Cultural Influence On Filipino Cuisine, Brandon Chase Lantrip 2017 The University of San Francisco

The Chinese Cultural Influence On Filipino Cuisine, Brandon Chase Lantrip

Master's Theses

This paper illustrates the impact of the Chinese cultural influence upon the Philippines with the primary focus being on Filipino cuisine. It examines how the Chinese cultural influence not only contributed to the development of Filipino cuisine, but how Chinese culture has also influenced the everyday life and culture of the Philippines through language and customary practices for over a millennium. The first section of the paper analyzes the cultural connection between China and the Philippines. The second section illustrates the Chinese language influence and it’s effect upon Filipino cuisine and culture. The third section explores the contested origins ...


Marching Morally Towards Equality: Perspective Of Bishop Richard Allen, Ernest M. Oleksy 2017 Cleveland State University

Marching Morally Towards Equality: Perspective Of Bishop Richard Allen, Ernest M. Oleksy

The Downtown Review

The African American's struggle for equality is fraught with contributions from men and women of various ilk. Amongst these early abolitionists were naturalist Benjamin Banneker, freeman orator Frederick Douglass, and Bishop Richard Allen, who is the focus of this paper. Through an analysis of primary and secondary sources, the author takes on the persona of the late Bishop speaking to a community of his fellow African Americans as he comments on timely events and characters and advises the listeners on a reasonable course of action.


Children Of The Crisis: Farm Youth In Troubled Times, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg 2017 Iowa State University

Children Of The Crisis: Farm Youth In Troubled Times, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

The farm crisis of the 1980s was one of the defining American moments of the late twentieth century. The Midwest’s farmers, long revered as the protectors of America’s agrarian heritage, saw economic reversals of a magnitude unseen since the Great Depression. Many had expanded their operations in the 1970s on the basis of rising land prices, only to see the value of their farms plummet in the early days of the 1980s. Farm income fell significantly, while the number of farm foreclosures skyrocketed. Families began to show signs of stress, as rates of spousal abuse, clinical depression, and ...


Object Lesson: The High School Yearbook, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg 2017 Iowa State University

Object Lesson: The High School Yearbook, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

In the fall of 1984, high school senior Beth Ellsworth and her yearbook staff were facing a tough task: how to tell the story of the good things that were happening at Harlan Community High School, while at the same time acknowledging the pain that they and their classmates were feeling in the wake of the agricultural crisis that was sweeping Iowa. While the obvious choice would be to focus in on a big event that was happening that year, or to do a “sign of the times” yearbook, none of that was particularly appealing. After all, in small-town Iowa ...


Witch/Witchcraft And Sorcerer/Sorcery, Michael D. Bailey 2017 Iowa State University

Witch/Witchcraft And Sorcerer/Sorcery, Michael D. Bailey

Michael D. Bailey

The academic study of religion has been an interdisciplinary endeavor since its inception at the end of the nineteenth century. Much of the theoretical vocabulary that is needed to study religion has been imported from adjacent disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, historiography, theology, philology, literary studies, psychology, philosophy, cultural studies, and political sciences. It is the strength of the academic study of religion to bring these approaches into conversation with one another. The Vocabulary for the Study of Religion provides an excellent platform to sustain this conversation. Written by experts with a background in a variety of disciplines, over 400 ...


Superstition And Dissimulation: Discerning False Religion In The Fifteenth Century, Michael D. Bailey 2017 Iowa State University

Superstition And Dissimulation: Discerning False Religion In The Fifteenth Century, Michael D. Bailey

Michael D. Bailey

Most religions claim special access to the truth and often depict those who do not accept their revelation or doctrine as living in error.1 As Christianity emerged in the late ancient world and certainly as it developed an increasingly centralized clerical hierarchy in medieval Europe, it became particularly exercised by issues of dissimulation and deceit.2 What interests the historian is how this concern shifted over time. From antiquity onwards, fear of false religion and religious falsity (which are not necessarily the same thing) had lurked in charges of paganism, heresy, apostasy, Judaizing, sorcery, and superstition. Many of these ...


Review Of "Evening’S Empire: A History Of The Night In Early Modern Europe", Michael D. Bailey 2017 Iowa State University

Review Of "Evening’S Empire: A History Of The Night In Early Modern Europe", Michael D. Bailey

Michael D. Bailey

What I admire most about Marcia Hall’s studies of late Cinquecento Italian painting is her straightforward way of relating specific aspects of style, especially color, to the religious and affective goals of a period that needs all the clarity it can get. In this important new study she considers how artists from Rome to Toledo brought the sacred back to sacred art in the aftermath of the Reformation and Council of Trent. Individually they “revolutionized Renaissance painting and laid the groundwork for the modern age” (5), collectively one of the most original attempts to create a new religious art ...


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