In a previous blog, Tim Vergeer explained how the consequences of the Corona virus force us to rethink cultural identity and to approach concepts such as ‘aura’ in a different way. In this blog, I analyze how the virus affects the role of museums within the Dutch anderhalvemetersamenleving.
On 1 June 2020 at 12.00hrs, Dutch museums will reopen their doors now that the government is easing on the regulations. But why visit a museum in the first place? Nynke Feenstra explains how a museum visit is part of a complex interplay of experiences that transcend the time and place of your visit.
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.