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Reconstructing Constantine

Reconstructing Constantine

Reconstructing Constantine Saskia Cort, a Swedish influencer, instructed her Instagram followers to ask their male partners and friends how often they thought about the Roman empire. It turned that out that lots of men thought about the Roman empire several times a...
Mayday! May Day!

Mayday! May Day!

Mayday! May Day! Is today supposed to be about a call for help, a callback to this N’Sync song, or a celebration of workers’ rights? (Why not all three?) “Mayday” (without a space between the “y” and the “d”) began to be used as a distress call in the...
In the Ghetto

In the Ghetto

In the Ghetto On this day in 1516, the Venice ghetto was established. Since the mid-20th century, mere mention of the word “ghetto” evokes Jewish ghosts and Nazi demons. However, the word has a much longer history, one that does not necessarily paint portraits in...
Our Canadian History is Different

Our Canadian History is Different

Our Canadian History is Different How is ADRABA’s Canadian history different? Isn’t history just history?  If you read Thomas Carlyle’s On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History, you might conclude that “[t]he History of the world is but the Biography of...
Friday Night Fish-ticuffs

Friday Night Fish-ticuffs

Friday Night Fish-ticuffs When thinking of the relationship between a people and their food, there are usually three dynamics at play.  Geography determines what’s available to eat.  The people’s culture decides what, among those things to eat, is considered “food.”...