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Time for criticism

The Turkish journal Cogito marks its one hundredth issue with a return to the source. Entitled, ‘Time for criticism’, it examines the history and roots of critical thought. The special issue also shows the urgency and relevance that such…
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Race in Europe and the US

In Springerin, Saidiya Hartman ruminates on race in America by recounting W.E.B. Du Bois’s science fiction short story The Comet (1920), in which a black man (Jim) and white woman (Julia) cross paths following a deadly comet strike on New…
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The iconic turn in medieval art

In New Literary Observer, Oleg Voskoboynikov considers one of the most widely studied sacred images in western art: the Lateran icon of the Saviour in the Sancta Sanctorum (the Pope’s private chapel) in Rome. In a combined study of Nicola…
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Shifting the wall further east

Shortly after the fall of Yanukovych’s regime in the late February 2014, I got a call from a Czech journalist asking for a brief comment. Her first question was fully in line with the Russian coverage of the events: ‘Was it a revolution in…
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Late to the party

I was going to write a fiery editorial for Women’s Day about how the pandemic has eaten up women’s time and energy, reversed a decades’ worth of gains and undermined the presence of women in academia and media – but then I ended up…
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Promise and peril

In 1944, the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) mandated that all travellers arriving in regions where yellow fever was endemic should be inoculated against the disease. Two immunization options were on offer: a…
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