During the Covid-19 crisis, almost all public life has come to a standstill for the past two months and the cultural sector seems to be hit the hardest financially. But what is the impact of the current crisis on Europe’s cultural life from a Humanities perspective?
What do Gwyneth Paltrow and the Hippocratics have in common? Both endorse(d) vaginal steaming! Glyn discusses the ancient Greek phenomenon of uterine vapour baths, focussing on similarities between the cultural ideas underlying Hippocratic treatments and modern discussions of ‘v-steaming.’
March 20th 2020 would have been a momentous day: the day that the LUCAS would move into its new location the Arsenaal. It had been a long process to bring all the members of the institute together—not just in mind but also in place. But history proved its bitter irony once again.
In these challenging times of the corona virus, a lot of people are afraid to lose their loved ones. In fact, the virus exposes the oldest fear of humankind, our fear of death. This fear has always inspired literary writers to create visits to the world of the dead. Amaranth Feuth explains why.
Dealing with a pandemic, such as the corona crisis, elucidates how interconnected we have become. Yet, it also highlights how we are still culturally and ethically different. In this blog, the paradoxicality of authenticity within a globalized world will be explained.
Storm plays a decisive role in Kate Tempest’s epic poem Let Them Eat Chaos. Although the poem and the accompanying album were released in 2016, it is hard to imagine a work that better analyses our current lives in self-isolation.