Category: In the News

Weekly Round-Up, 1-20-17

Welcome back to BU, Core scholars! We hope your break was restful and fun. Here’s this week’s installment of links to start things off! What better way to bond than over obscure details from the Bible? Yaelle Frohlich and Yair Shahak do just that, earning them spots in the finals of the International Adult Bible […]

From The TLS: How Should the Humanities Make The News?

Rightly, Mary Beard in a recent article for the TLS takes for granted the question about whether the humanities should make it in the news at all. In a sense, it would be derogating from one of the signal purposes of the humanities if they were to be made the subject of more headlines. For […]

Weekly Round-Up, 1-13-17

Hello, scholars! Can you believe the last full week of winter break is drawing to a close? Fine, fine, we won’t mention it, excited as we are for the next batch of Core classes to start. Without further ado, here is an action-packed group of links to spice up your week! Think about it: Hamlet, […]

Weekly Round-Up, 1-6-17

Greetings, earthlings–we mean Corelings. This week we’re ushering in the new year with a star-studded link round-up. Today (1/6) is the Epiphany, by the way–the day that commemorates the visit of the three Magi to the child Jesus. As Core scholars may recall, the three kings, or wise men as they are sometimes called, followed […]

Weekly Round-Up, 12-30-16

Goodness, what a year. We’re lucky all of our Core authors are long since deceased; otherwise, we’d be in a mess of trouble. But no matter. We’ve got a end-of-the-year wrap-up to usher in the long-awaited new year. (That’s a lotta hyphens…) Did you know that ancient Sumerians interpreted the constellation Orion as the epic […]

Weekly Round-Up, 12-23-16

Hello hello, Corelings! What, did you think the Weekly Round-Up would be on hiatus during this hibernation period we call Winter Break? Of course not. Knowledge never rests. Christopher Wordsworth, the great-great-great-great grandson of William Wordsworth, is currently campaigning to protect the Lake District that inspired the Romantic poet. The National Grid plans to build […]

From the Guardian: Welcome to the Age of Anger

It seems that any article seeking to explain the recent capsizing of our politics will obligingly run through the explanations we have come to know by broken heart: it was rigged. Actually that is one explanation we unfortunately haven’t heard, since the one who would have made it most vociferously did not lose the election. […]

Weekly Round-Up, 12-16-16

Good morning, Corelings! We hope this installment of weekly links keeps you toasty warm today, because the temperature outside is criminal. BUCFA is presenting Chekhov’s last full-length play, The Cherry Orchard, Dec. 14 through 18, at the Lane-Comley Studio 210. On the fence about going? There will be a real, live dog in the production. […]

Weekly Round-Up, 12-7-2016

Hellooo, scholars! Can you believe that the last full week of classes of the semester is coming to a close? We hope your papers, projects, and exams go swimmingly. In an art show organized by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Swedish Embassy, the Vatican will display works by Rembrandt for the […]

New Exhibition to Showcase Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston-area

If Yeats said that ‘Words alone are certain good’ then we may suppose that anything that strives to go beyond them must be doing something better. At a time when money is more and more coming to serve as the universal currency, the one of our language seems to be depreciating in value. Beyond Words […]