These two cats are recognisably the same kind of cat, with several similar characteristics. I therefore conclude they are the same cat, with different names.
Historiography isn’t really dealt with in the department. Its absence is conspicuous.
Let me betray a little of my academic colours. Do you like learning about things? Do you like learning about those things by listening to people who know an awful […]
The impressionists are so admired and well-known today that it is hard to believe they were originally rebels. Rebels, true to type, against the entrenched conventionalism of institutions – in […]
Light tends to be an aspect whose relevance varies wildly. In some works it is hugely significant. In others it’s an important supporting element, while in still others you may […]
It’s nice to believe people. When someone writes a book and slaps ‘history’ on the cover, it is tempting to believe in the authority that word implies. As a historian, […]
When you google ‘classical myths’, or go to the library, you will almost certainly end up with a text that which claims it contains “The Myths of Greece and Rome”, […]
Last time we were in Melbourne we dedicated most of a day to trawling through this amazing gallery.
We recently got back from Melbourne, to whence we escaped the day after my one and only exam.
The spotlight for Ancient Greece stays pretty firmly on the Classical and Hellenistic periods. You don’t hear much about the time before them.
There are lots of gems up north. Some well-known and well-travelled, others less so. Poirua Falls is one of the latter kind, though many still do make the drive on six kilometres of gravel to reach it.
I like being a small country. Especially when flights are cheap.
Except, of course, that the ones who need to hear them aren’t the ones who attend tutorials. An essay is an argument, not a collection of ideas you think are […]