Archive for October, 2017

DuBois in Paris 1900

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Incredible story of scholarship and activism. “Since he became the first African American to receive a doctorate from Harvard, Du Bois had amassed a formidable set of statistics on the socioeconomic plight of black people in America in the decades since the transition from enslavement to freedom. But Du Bois had one pressing problem: How […]

La Mappa mundi d’Albi

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

This map is an incredible document.  I can’t wait to see it with own eyes on day. “La carte a été conservée dans la bibliothèque du chapitre cathédral tout au long du Moyen-Âge, où elle a été utilisée régulièrement. Entre le XIIe et le XVIIIe siècle, peu d’éléments sur l’histoire de ce document subsistent. On […]