A 3D Tour of Picasso’s Guernica

28 Oct

Lena Gieseke has created a 3-D tour of Pablo Picasso’s famous 1937 painting Guernica. The painting is not only a statement about the Spanish Civil War, but about the effects of war in general.

 

 

A 3D Tour of Picasso’s Guernica | Open Culture.

A comprehensive map of faith in America

24 Oct

Vox has publicized a religious mapping of the U.S. done by the Public Religion Research Institute. Find out about it all here: A comprehensive map of faith in America – Vox.

With Farms Fading and Urban Might Rising, Power Shifts in Iowa

21 Oct

Originally posted on Northwest Iowa Center for Regional Studies:

Michael Barbaro of the New York Times offers some interesting perspectives on some of the political implications of the demographic shifts underway in Iowa: With Farms Fading and Urban Might Rising, Power Shifts in Iowa – NYTimes.com.

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Potlatch for Politicians

16 Oct

Mark Charles spent some time on our Northwestern College campus. In our American Indian Societies and Cultures class, he raised, among other things, the lack of attention that political candidates have given to Indian nations and voters.

Almost as if he was in class, here Timothy Egan in the New York Times makes an important point: Potlatch for Politicians – NYTimes.com.

Columbus’s Book of Privileges

13 Oct

Columbus was not a disinterested explorer. He was concerned about what he and his family would get out the voyages he made. Thus he had compiled in 1502 his Book of Privileges, shortly before he left on his fourth and last voyage.

This book is rare; there are only four copies. The Library of Congress has one of the three vellum copies. You can learn more about the book here: See it Now: Columbus’s Book of Privileges | Library of Congress Blog.

What is Columbus Day? some perspectives

13 Oct

Apropos Columbus Day, History News Network provides various links to perspectives on Columbus here: History News Network | What is Columbus Day?.

Meanwhile, here at Northwestern College we look forward to hearing Mark Charles today in chapel.

His Own Received Him Not: Jimmy Carter, First Evangelical President

9 Oct

Randall Balmer is a historian of American religion, and especially of evangelicalism. (Our paths have crossed a few times, although there is no reason for him to remember me.) His latest book is a biography of Jimmy Carter.

At Religion Dispatches, you can find an enlightening interview with Balmer about his book on Carter: His Own Received Him Not: Jimmy Carter, First Evangelical President | Religion Dispatches.

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