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"Free and easy to use, the platform β€” a powerful kind of database that maps relationships β€” helps users find clear pathways through the collections and uncover links between objects that might otherwise seem unconnected,"


The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded #OTD in 1917:

Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for biography (for Julia Ward Howe).

Jean Jules Jusserand receives the first Pulitzer for history for his work With Americans of Past and Present Days.

Herbert B. Swope receives the first Pulitzer for journalism for his work for the New York World. via @wikipedia

#literature #books

"I most carefully confined myself to facts and arranged those facts on as thin a line of connecting opinion as possible."

Mary Henrietta Kingsley died #OTD in 1900.

She was an English ethnographer, scientific writer, and explorer whose travels throughout West Africa and resulting work helped shape European perceptions of both African cultures and British colonialism in Africa. via @wikipedia

Books by Mary Kingsley at PG:

#ProjectGutenberg #ebboks #publicdomain

The Smithsonian has made over 4 MILLION images open source! You can create, copy, distribute, etc. This is amazing!

The book on Germanic syntax was too long for you? Well maybe you try my overview article on Generative approaches to #Germanic languages. A draft is ready. Comments are welcome:

#linguistics #syntax

James Hutton, founder of modern geology, was born #OTD in 1726. He proposed Uniformitarianism, the idea that geological processes occurring now are the same ones that occurred in the past, unseating catastrophism and implying the Earth is much older than Biblical accounts.

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Does Science Need History? Lorraine Daston in conversation with Samuel Loncar, editor of Marginala - an interesting wide-ranging discussion about science, culture, education, publishing, disciplines, β€˜truth’ and more.

Link to the pdf that contains both parts of the published discussion:

#histsci #histSTM #HistoryOfScience #philsci #hps #sts #science #history

"Some of the styles found in the book include gothic textura, round gothic, round humanistic, as well as the unusual inclusion of letters and texts from Greek and Hebrew script."


"Stop funding millions to β€œimproving teaching of maths”, when it’s the wrong subject, whilst failing to fund a fundamentally new computer-based curriculum, one to achieve computational literacy for all."


Imputed genomes and haplotype-based analyses of the Picts of early reveal fine-scale relatedness between Iron Age, early and the modern people of the

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