Category Archives: Contemplations

Names of Artists in Captions

Names of artists in captions enable the readers to look at artists as individuals who collectively create a professional community. The overall thesis of the historical book brings specific artists into the study, in most cases, based on commonalities in … Continue reading

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Indexation of Artists and Artworks

Indexation, like the list of illustrations, is a method that directs readers to artists, artworks and other related terms in the book; it makes them searchable, accessible and consequently more available for further study and discussion. When entries in the … Continue reading

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Artistic Technique in Image Captions

Identification of the artistic technique in captions reveals the main materials from which the artist has created their work, and, to a certain extent, the operations involved in it. Different materials and measurements of artworks require varied modes of working, … Continue reading

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I think that…

Noa Yaari, I think that I’m a Cerebral Subject! 2016

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Infantile History – Exhibition in the Department of History at York University

Dear all, Have you ever been described as “infantile”? Have you ever classified someone or something as such? As part of exploring what history is, whether it has a goal, age and direction, and what the means to answer these … Continue reading

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Back to School

This year I’m teaching two tutorial groups in a first year introductory course: ‘War, Revolution & Society in the 20th Century.’ Our main secondary source is the book Twentieth Century and Beyond: A Brief Global History (2008). In the third … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary Method and Human Behavior

Interdisciplinary method in research on human behavior is the other side of working with a diverse group of participants in a social experiment; both halt reductionism in our perception of “human being.” If the perception of the examined phenomenon and … Continue reading

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Everything!

  Photographer: Kfir Harbi

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From Iconic to Symbolic Signs

Last Tuesday (May 10) I took a late morning walk in the beautiful campus of University of Notre Dame, Indiana. It was a quiet rainy day, and I had some free time before lunch. In the Vatican emblem there are … Continue reading

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From Symbolic to Iconic Signs

Leonardo da Vinci’s (1452-1519) drawing of the psychophysical question exemplifies a transition from symbolic to iconic signs, which generates new knowledge. In these drawings Leonardo tries to explain how mind and body function together. In 1487, in the Royal Library … Continue reading

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