Category: History/Historiography


Music and the Culture Wars in the 1970s and 1980s U.S.

This paper examines how evangelical Christians viewed music as a potential means to enact social change as they were becoming a basis for the Religious Right during the decades that led up to the 1990s, when “culture wars” became prominent in the U.S. It focuses on the periodical, Christianity Today, initiated by the politically influential


A Study on the Interaction Between Gender Morality and Free Love in Early 20th Century: Centered on Du Cheng Shu & Qu Jiang’s Love Letter

This article attempts to answer the question of “love” and why it has been prohibited from entering the public sphere in Chinese history. This article takes the “Love Letter Incident” as a case study and uses the process tracking method to analyze the love letter incident between Du Chengshu and Qu Jiang. In this event,


Celebration of the Ruler in Asian Art and His Influence Up to the Present Day

Perceiving the ruler as a natural authority, as a sovereign with almost unlimited possibilities and power, is one aspect of the image of his own personality for society. Through art, his rule could spread further into the rest of the empire and often even beyond the borders of the empire itself. Art objects that depict


Preliminary Theory on Relationship Between Data-Driven AI and Historical Recognition

Today, there are massive contents online that are delivered, promoted and even generated by data-driven AI. Among them, so-called “post-truth” websites and videos feature inauthentic and pseudo-academic historical recognition. The fact that “post-truth” or alternative historical views are now getting popular is now discussed, but there has been no (or little) discussion that relates “post-truth”


The Promotion and Development of Civic Historians to Enhance Locality in Thailand

This research aims to contribute to and expand the historian’s knowledge network formation, focusing on the local people who strongly feel connected and highly cherish their local historical stories. Wherewith local development needs to begin with people who grew up to reach sustainable development in each local community. Besides, the local knowledge created in each


Study on Architectural Remains of Tuman: A Forgotten Capital of the Kalachuris

Tuman is a small village located at 10 km away from Katghora in the Korba District of present day Chhattisgarh, India. This place is considered to be the first capital of the Haihaya or Kalachuri Royal Dynasty of South Kosala. According to its political, social, religio-cultural importance this place gained attention of the researchers. This


The Glocalization of Bronze Drums in the Siamese State Ceremonies

The bronze drum is a living specimen of Southeast Asian culture and a testimony to the development of Southeast Asian societies for more than 2,000 years. The bronze drum has been inherited dynamically hitherto, and the Thai royal and national ceremonies still adopt it. However, current scholarship on bronze drums is confined chiefly to static


Rise, Trends and Problems of Megacities: Civilizations Across Urbanization

Based on results of historical narrative analysis, this paper accentuates the dynamics and impact of urbanization to civilizations and particularly to the emergence of megacities in the major populated areas of the world. This study claims that megacities were born out of this massive urbanization. However, the same social phenomenon, the urbanization itself, also caused


Mediality in Exile: Notes of Landscape Pedagogy in University Extension Practice of the Philosopher José Ortega y Gasset (1939-1942)

Once Marshall McLuhan claimed “the medium is the message” in The Gutenberg Galaxy and Understanding Media, the contemporary significance of media -and with it, of “mediology”, “mediatization”, “medialization”, and “mediality”- was integrated into different academic fields: Literary Theory, Philosophy, Cultural and Historical Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities. Linked with that interdisciplinary research agenda, this presentation


The Place of Memory and the Memory of Place

A hospital is a place for treatment of diseases. It is a liminal place where ideally people are cured and able to return back to their normal lives. Hospitals though can be sites of trauma depending on the patient experience. Lock hospitals especially were not only places where patients were treated for contagious diseases but


Revisiting Manto, Recovering Histories: Partition Violence and the “Little People”

India’s freedom came at many great costs. Communal riots and partition related violence preceded, as well as accompanied, independence in 1947. In Punjab, one of the provinces most plagued by rioting, violence was acute. Saadat Hasan Manto has bequeathed to us vivid sketches of the trauma. This article explores the complexity which imbues Manto’s post


In Pursuit of Latvian-Lithuanian Federation: Jonas Šliūpas in Hawaii

The collapse of the tsarist regime in the Russian Empire was a window of opportunity to seize independence for the Lithuanian nation. Following the February Revolution of 1917, Jonas Šliūpas (1861-1944) was charged by the Lithuanian Independence Fund to visit Russia, in order to ascertain the conditions of Lithuania war refugees, and determine what assistance


The Attitude of Resistance Press Towards Greek Women Who Were Involved With the Enemy

The position of women in Greece as other countries, changed significantly as a result of WW2. The absence of men forced women to leave their homes and seek work and learn how to survive under many hardships. In Greece the situation for women deteriorated even further with the arrival of occupying forces. The first units


The Silk Roads, 300 BCE to 1700 CE: Connecting the World for Two Millennia

The trade networks of the Silk Roads offered an astonishing array of intellectual and cultural influences, which, through the exchange of knowledge and ideas, both verbal and written, still reverberate throughout our societal framework today. Science, arts and literature, textiles and technologies were shared and disseminated into societies along the lengths of these routes, and,


Existential Mobility, Nostalgia and Narration: Unwrapping a family journal’s account on escape from Japanese air raids in Burma in the years 1941-1942

“The 20th century even more than any age before is the age of the refugee” and simultaneously works on migration seem incomplete without looking into the migrant experiences. In fact, to study migration more holistically would mean to study objective analysis of migration along with lived experience of the migrants, which is made possible through


Fan So and Early Chinese Musicians in Aotearoa New Zealand: Musical Creativity in an Era of Colonialism, Migration and Discrimination

After warning John McLean of a plot on his life in order to steal his gold, Chinese goldminer, Fan So, became a faithful servant and travelled with him from the Australian goldfields to Aotearoa New Zealand around the middle of the nineteenth century. While McLean became an important and recognised figure in New Zealand, little


A Review on Information Retrieval in the Historical and Digital Humanities Domain

Digital humanities entail applying computational tools and methods to traditional humanities research. In this paper, we focus on the domain of history, which can be seen either as part of humanities or social sciences research. We approach the subject from the point of view of digital methods in humanities research and information retrieval. The purpose


Understanding the Mauritian Kitchen History Through Primary and Secondary Sources

The kitchen is the multifunctional space in a home where family and friends spend quality time to prepare food, cook, eat as well as discuss daily things. To understand the evolution of the kitchen in Mauritius, the primary and secondary sources compiled by the Mauritian Heritage Funds (Appravasi Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi Institute Folk Museum and


The Changes of Care Needs and Their Associated Factors Among the Recipients of LTC Insurance in South Korea

Objectives: This study identified changes of the needs of long-term care (LTC) services, and their associated factors among the recipients of LTC insurance in South Korea. Methods: We analyzed of LTC Insurance data and the logistic regression analysis was used. The changes of LTC needs were measured by grades of LTC services. Variables of interest


Space and Politics of Sukarno’s Utopian Vision Exhibition in Gedung Pola, Jakarta, Indonesia

Gedung Pola not only functions as an exhibition room built specifically to exhibit Sukarno’s Utopian vision on architecture and city planning but also it has become a place to exhibit his political strategy on Nationalism and Modernism. The building serves as a representative political space for Sukarno’s ideal propaganda for Jakarta citizens in particular and