Tag: history

“Calligraphy Fragments”

The Universtiy of Oregon has a sweet collection of calligraphy fragments. “This exhibition introduces two gems of UO’s collection of Japanese calligraphy: the album of calligraphy known as tekagami in the collection of the Knight Library Special Collections and UO Archives (SCUA), containing a total of 319 examples; […]

“Why so many mythological monsters are female”

At Smithsonian Magazine, Nora McGreevy writes about gender and mythological monsters. “Monsters reveal more about humans than one might think. As figments of the imagination, the alien, creepy-crawly, fanged, winged and otherwise-terrifying creatures that populate myths have long helped societies define cultural boundaries and answer an age-old question: […]

Surreal Noir: Episode 7

Surreal Noir celebrates Black History Month! “This episode shares a variety of Black women and centres on Paris, of course the city at the centre of Surrealism, but also with a long history drawing people of colour for art, music and more. Neo-noir comes in the shape of […]