Questions related to Historical Analysis
Totalitarianism and ideologies have often ensured that political, historical, philosophical, scientific, and artistic ideas conform to what the rulers consider correct. This has led to scientific impostures and rewritings of history, which are ethically questionable if not unacceptable. Illustration: Skulls from the collection of Samuel Morton, one of the American fathers of "scientific racism", illustrate his classification of humanity into five races (fruits, according to him, of five divine decisions), which today are outdated. Left to right: Black American woman and white man, Native Mexican man, Chinese woman and Malaysian man, PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK/ UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM OF ARCHEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
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This is a work in progress attempt to crystallise the 3 main ontologies, schools, mindsets and underlying theology, metaphysics if you will, among the "3 Wise Men" (Goodman - UK, Reimann - German, and Jacobson - US) from CoCo. Each of CoCo's founding fathers' learning technologies reflect their nationalities, and by extension, their national universities' concerns and agendas for the learner.
By tracing the underlying "self" of their respective technological formulations, one could delineate their contrasting (sometimes overlapping, ontologies, schools) mindsets and govern-mentalities embedded in their respective learning technologies.
In Goodman's works, there's a preoccupation with space and architecture, notably the need to recolonise monotonous routine driven places. There's a strong streak of Marxist geography found in the works of David Harvey that focuses on redistributing justice and power via spatial arrangements such as design driven planning and regeneration. Through the spatial (re-)arrangement of the learning environment, (To be continued!).
For my current article, I would like to share the list of over 200 newspaper articles which form the main group of sources for my analysis. The list is around 3000 words long, so it wouldn't make sense to append it to the article itself.
Are there any data depositories which support this sort of background data for qualitative historical analysis?
We could conceive of a society in which men practically never meet face to face—in which all business is conducted by individuals in isolation who communicate by typed letters or by telegrams, and who go about in closed motor-cars. (Artificial insemination would allow even propagation without a personal element.) Such a fictitious society might be called a ‘completely abstract or depersonalized society’. Now the interesting point is that our modern society resembles in many of its aspects such a completely abstract society.
-The Open Society and Its Enemies Ch.10
For a source to be considered reliable it must contain accurate historical information.
But how does one determine the accuracy and reliability of sources in modern and recent history since not much has been written on the subject matter?
We are living in a world that sometimes two brothers or sisters may not understand each other. In such a situation, a number of historical records, literature phrases, and similar subjects may get confused or misused.
The question is here how physics may solve those kinds of difficulties.
We can see that the impact of our past (especially, significant historical events, such as the revolutions, economic and political crisis etc.) on the present of human society, mainly, is explained by historians, political analysts and journalists. Such method is needed, but not enough for understanding the essence of current events in our today society. In other words, it is needed a new aspect of view current state of our society, which includes natural sciences especially theoretical physics. What do you think about it? Is a historical analysis enough for understanding the essence of current events in contemporary society?
What sorts of things does imaginative literature teach us? Is imaginative literature a luxury or an essential aspect of the human experience? Should the teaching of imaginative literature be included in educational curricula as a required subject, or, at least, an elective?
I have run PCA for 3 years of data so by this I got factor scores for each item/subject for every year. Now, I need a single value to use in my model from three values.
Should i take average of factor scores or should i use a recent value? What is an appropriate way to use factor scores for transport delay data analysis?
I am trying to calibrate a hydrologic model for a large watershed in central Mexico(Lerma). I found several stream gages in the watershed, but hourly streamflow data from the gages is not consistently available till 2018. Also, I haven't been able to find any historical rainfall data. To collaborate my model, I need both rainfall & runoff data.
Can someone suggest any source to download rainfall and runoff data for the central Mexico-Conauga?
I would truly appreciate any help.
I m trying to construct a portfolio in R and choose the stocks from SP500 or FTSE100 componets that have the highest PE ratios. I am looking for historical data of PE ratios for the last 5 years of the individual stocks of all companies listed in the index to do backtesting . Is there a dataset that provides this?
Dear Professor Grushka, Do you intend to write something about the theory of changeable sets for non-expert readers? I think that his works on the subject are very interesting in many respects, but usually too technical perhaps for non-mathematicians or mathematicians working in a different field. Since this theory has applications in both physics and mathematics, I believe such an introduction would be very interesting! With my best Regards, Ricardo Vieira.
I have read many books and articles which consider the XIIth century a moment of great changes in the culture of Middle Ages, a moment where the writings and manuscripts become more used and important. The so-far oral predominance has been increasingly reduced towards the so-called written culture. Do you agree? Does you research is any how related to this topic?
looking for informaition on living practices in london in the 18th century specifically regarding the women who rented houses any one know any papers or books which touch on this.
I am trying to work out the most focussed research topic for a PhD study, having tried to streamline it from a very broad area of focus. First it was Quality and Quality assurance in Higher Education, then the focus moved on to History of Higher Education in a fixed national setting. That again seems to be still too broad. Now I have picked on one aspect or theme in Higher Education and wish to use annual reports for a historical analysis of trends in institutional demographics within a specific national setting over a fixed period of time of about 25 years.
How can photogrammetry be used to trace the geometry of arches in historical buildings with least error?
I am interested in exploring interdisciplinary approaches to the settlement of the Pacific, particularly atoll Polynesia. How might historical linguistics respond to a paper such as Addison and Matisoo-Smith 2010 (Rethinking Polynesian Origins...in Archaeology of Oceania 48:1-12)? If a significant incursion into Polynesia from Micronesia occurred between 500-1000AD, as they propose, how might other disciplines go about confirming or rejecting this view?
I am writing an essay on the question 'How can the popular appeal of fascist movements in interwar Europe be explained, and what limited their growth?'
I am now building up on my historiography and want to identify different historian perspectives.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I am looking for collaborators to study use of chemical history aspects in graduate chemical area courses.
New Historicism is generally applied to literary works written in the past e.g. renaissance literature or Victorian literature. However, I want to practice the theory of new historicism on novels written by Pakistani anglophone writers like Kamila Shamsie, Mohisn Hamid, Bina Shah etc. These writers started writing around the start of 21st century. Their fictions are set in the Pakistan of 1980s, 90s and post 9/11 world; major historical events of the country like 1971 War, Zia regime, post 9/11 conditions usually form the background of these fictions. Please suggest! Thanks
I am trying to create an overlay between different (digitised) historical maps and the current map of a city in GIS. What methods are there to reconstruct historical maps in such a way that they accurately overlap with modern geodata?
I currently have the digitised version of three historical maps which were drawn at different scales (1:10.000, 1:5000, 1:2000) and in different projections.
I am searching for more information about propaganda in Turkey, due to my thesis in which I want to write a short overview about the 'tradition' of propaganda in Turkey and how the situation considdering propaganda is now. Thanks a lot!
Even a straight history thereof would be useful. Thank you.
from which file/log file i can able to get page modificaiton information (Dirty Page information)
I have reviewed the writings of some researchers like José Luis Romero and Jorge Hardoy, and usually they mention that date as a reference of urban and territorial changes, without explaining why.
Studying the neutrality of the Netherlands, especially during WW I and the inter war years, I am interested in similarities and differences with other small neutral countries.
Do you think that the interaction between such scholars has led to the success of their work in making an impact?
Scholars such as Euclid (geometry), Newton (science), Plato (philosophy) have
been very influential in shaping the way we see the world. For example, Euclid’s
Elements written in Alexandria around 300 B.C. became a standard work in geometry. It is one of the most widely read, translated and commented on work in European history. It was translated into Arabic around 800 A.D., into Chinese in 17th century and into Sanskit in the 18th century. The first english version of Euclid’s Elements was Sir Henry Billingsley’s translation published in 1570. Euclidean geometry has been enormously influential in shaping our view of the world. For more about this, see
Plato, 428-348 B.C., descendent from kings of Athens and Messenia, student of Socrates, teacher of Aristotle, founded the Academy of Athens, one of the institutions of higher learning in the Western world. He wrote about justice, beauty, equality, political philosophy, theology, cosmology, epistemology and the philosophy of language. For more about this, see
A central notion in Plato’s philosophy is the theory of forms. The only true being is founded upon the forms, the eternal, unchangeable, perfect types, of which particular objects of sense are imperfect copies. This theory has been enormously influential in science and mathematics. For more
about this, see
Isaac Newton, 1643-1727, son of a farmer, Professor at Cambridge University, taught optics, introduced a theory of colours of light and theory of gravitation, published his Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, 1687, introducing infinitesimal calculus, co-discovered (with Leibniz). During his study of optics, Newton investigated the refraction of light, demonstrating that the multi-coloured speturm produced by prism (see attached image) could be recomposed into white light by a lens and a second prism. He showed that colour is the result of objects interacting with already-coloured light rather than objects generating the colour themselves. He designed the first reflecting telescope, demonstrating his telescope to the Royal Society in 1671.
The digital humanities have created a lot of buzz in recent years. They change the way we do research, communicate with each other, and share our findings. Working mostly with Arabic source texts, computerized text analysis is still a bit tricky and has often created more problems for me than it solved. More than that I have become aware of and come to treasure the format of the academic podcast.
There are a number of podcasts with usually a very high quality, as far as my knowledge goes at least. To name just a few:
It is great how these formats offer an introduction to general as well as specialist issues. However, apart from their educational and entertainment value, is it possible, yet, to make use of such formats in our work as well? To speak frankly, is it possible to rely one's research argument on statements from a podcast?
I ask this question specifically with respect to historical research questions and with regard to the podcast as a new form of secondary literature, not as source material for media or social studies.
What do you think? Can we integrate such audio presentations in the same way as we refer to talks and lectures given 'in the real world'?