Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

  • Balkan Museum Network Conference – Meet, See, Do

    on Mar 28, 13 • in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Conference, Cultural heritage, Culture, Management, Museum, News, Tourism • with Comments Off on Balkan Museum Network Conference – Meet, See, Do

    Dear colleagues, Deadline for application to ‘Meet, See, Do’ conference has been extended until 2 April. The Balkan Museum Network invites you to “Meet, See, Do”. The event will take place between 23-25 April 2013, in Sarajevo. A maximum of 40 participants will be accepted to attend the conference (maximum 2 from each institution). This includes accommodation, travel, visa, lunches and a conference dinner. Per diems are not included. Key themes of the Conference are: 1. Access & Inclusion; 2. Interpretation & Communication; 3. Cultural Tourism; 4. Developing Successful Projects/Project Management; 5. Museology.   Working

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  • How to use the enduring power of Greek myths in your classroom

    on Mar 3, 13 • in Antiquty, Book, Culture, Education, Greece, News • with Comments Off on How to use the enduring power of Greek myths in your classroom

    The Odyssey is 3,000 years old, but teacher Peter Worley finds it’s still relevant in his philosophy lessons today Homer’s story of Odysseus’ struggle to get home from Troy, The Odyssey (which dates from at least the 8th century BC), was used in the ancient world for moral instruction. But I find that the stories lend themselves better to critical and philosophical thinking. This is because the stories contain so much complexity and ambiguity that they engage young people in a much more interesting way than straight moral tales. Many education professionals feel that everything

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  • Hagia Sophia: Facts, History & Architecture

    on Mar 2, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Byzantine, Christianity, Cultural heritage, Culture, History, Music, News, Ottoman period, Religion, Tourism, Turkey • with Comments Off on Hagia Sophia: Facts, History & Architecture

      The Hagia Sophia, whose name means “holy wisdom,” is a domed monument originally built as a cathedral in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) in the sixth century A.D. It contains two floors centered on a giant nave that has a great dome ceiling, along with smaller domes, towering above. “Hagia Sophia’s dimensions are formidable for any structure not built of steel,” writes Helen Gardner and Fred Kleiner in their book “Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: A Global History.” “In plan it is about 270 feet [82 meters] long and 240 feet [73 meters] wide. The

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  • Turkey’s Jewish past

    on Dec 22, 12 • in Cultural heritage, Culture, History, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Turkey’s Jewish past

    During the Third Reich, Turkey provided refuge for Jewish intellectuals. Today the Jewish community is rapidly shrinking, but those who are left can recall a long tradition of Jewish culture in the country. Izzet Keribar is looking out the window. “On Sundays they used to raise the swastika flag here at the German consulate; I could see it from my bed. It was like in German films, with the Gestapo and their headquarters.” For the first time in decades, Keribar has entered the house in which he was born in 1936, close to Taksim Square,

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    on Dec 11, 12 • in Albania, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cuisine, Cultural heritage, Culture, Kosovo, Montenegro, Music, News, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Tourism, Tradition • with Comments Off on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER – WESTERN BALKANS

    A National Geographic Traveler & USAID special supplement – The Western Balkans – Land of Discovery include 46 outstanding ways to Experience Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Download – 3,17 MB A crossroads and a crucible, where empires met, fought and combined to form a kaleidoscope of cultures unique in Europe; where the Greeks, Romans, Slavs, Venetians, Turks and Austro-Hungarians each left their own indelible mark on the architecture, cuisine, languages, music and traditions of the region. Medieval Orthodox monasteries, Renaissance Catholic churches, mosques and minarets stand together within the same city

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  • The man who designed a nation

    on Nov 27, 12 • in Art, Culture, Design, News, Slovenia • with Comments Off on The man who designed a nation

    Rarely does the work of a single individual permeate the visual identity of a country as much as the graphic design of Slovenia’s Miljenko Licul. From beer ads to banknotes, he forged the appearance of Slovenia as a nation. An upcoming show at The Lighthouse in Glagow pays tribute to the work of this extraordinary character – his scope, his visual acuity, and his humour. Miljenko Licul, Poster: 8th Congress of the League of Communists of Slovenia Ljubljana, 1978 Licul died in 2009 at the age of 62, leaving behind him a stamped trail of

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