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Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.”<p>You were going to get one-click access to the full text of nearly every book that’s ever been published. Books still in print you’d have to pay for, but everything else—a collection slated to …

Books

The Polaroids of Andrei Tarkovsky : The Mystery of Everyday Life

[<i>Stalker</i>]. Audiences got used to simplistic drama. Whenever a moment of realism appears on screen, a moment of truth, it is immediately followed by …

The Haunting 'Human Zoo' of Paris

<i>I</i>n the furthest corner of the Vincennes woods of Paris, lies the remains of what was once a public exhibition to promote French colonialism over 100 …

Prehistoric forest arises in Cardigan Bay after storms strip away sand

Skeletal trees of Borth forest, last alive 4,500 years ago and linked to lost kingdom of Cantre'r Gwaelod, appear at shoreline<p>A prehistoric forest, an eerie landscape including the trunks of hundreds of oaks that died more than 4,500 years ago, has been revealed by the ferocious storms which …

Home

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Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>These props -- "advanced technology" as advanced technology -- were amazingly effective, doing what all good theater props will: setting a believable scene. The Ghost Army, some 1,100 men in all, ended up staging more than twenty …

Ce que sait la montagne

Ce discours a été prononcé à l’occasion de la remise de la Médaille d’or du CNRS le 19 décembre 2012. Il a été légèrement remanié pour la présente …

Éducation

H. P. Lovecraft and the Northern Gothic Tongue

By Roger Luckhurst<p>There is a very specific language of Gothic and horror literature that has its roots buried deep in the history of English: <i>doom</i> has …

Michel Wieviorka : «Mettre le numérique au service des humanités»

Sociologue et directeur de la Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, Michel Wieviorka retrace les moments forts de l’institution, ses figures …

Project Aims to Bring PLoS-Style Openness to the Humanities

Open access isn't just for scientists. Opening up research is an idea that appeals to more and more humanists and social scientists. The trick has …

Humanities