Why the Peer Review Process Works Even When It Doesn’t

[Savage Minds is pleased to publish this essay by Alan Kaiser as part of our Writers’ Workshop series. Alan is a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Evansville. He has published on issues of Roman culture in Spain, urbanism across the Roman empire, and streets as an organizing principle in Roman cities. He is the author of The Urban Dialogue: An Analysis of the Use of Space in the Roman City of Empúries, Spain (British Archaeological Reports, 2000), Roman Urban Street Networks (Routledge, 2009) and Archaeology, Sexism and Scandal: The Long-Suppressed Story of One Woman’s Discoveries and the Man Who Took Credit for Them (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014).]

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Both Spanish, both mustachioed, both see the world, insistently, in their own way: only natural, I suppose, that Salvador Dalí of Figueres and Don Quixote of La Mancha would run into each other sooner or later.

 

The right to blaspheme

In “Esprit”, a Catholic philosopher defends the right to blaspheme after the Charlie Hebdo attack; “Dérive” visits the unique urban lab that is Germany’s post-industrial Ruhr region; “Krytyka” notes the ascendancy of the Russian language in post-Maidan Ukraine; “Frakcija” eavesdrops ArtLeaks’ discussion of art and money; “Multitudes” says the art market’s rigged; “Letras Libres” celebrates the art of biography; “Mittelweg 36” immerses itself in the world of work; and “Razpotja” says sexualized society leaves much to be desired.

UK students will for the first time be able to apply for European universities through the UK’s centralised application channel, UCAS.

LISTEN: the great dog race of mercy

1925 Nome serum run

Follow the dramatic story of the 1925 serum run to Nome, in which 20 men and 150 dogs struggled through arctic blizzards in a desperate effort to save the town from a lethal illness.

14 reasons for celebrating 200 years of Pride and Prejudice (1813)

It is February 14, 2015, and here are fourteen reasons for the celebration of this work of genius, beginning with seven celebrating what Pride and Prejudice might be said to have gained from its own historical moment, before moving to the ‘feel good factor’ of our times.

Last year I thought we should celebrate 200 years of Pride and Prejudice on St.Valentine’s Day. Alas, other priorities took over and my chance to contribute was lost. But I had an idea.

Free ebook: “Marriage” by HG Wells

Marriage

Marriage is a surprising story about relationships and people by science fiction legend, HG Wells.

 

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The influence of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel on the revolutionary philosophyof Karl Marx and Frederich Engels is well known. Marx wrote a critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right and claimed to have turned the German idealist philosopher on his head, and the development of Marxist theory among a school of neo-Hegelians, wrote Rebecca Cooper in 1925, occurred in a period “peculiarly auspicious for the birth of a revolutionary social philosophy.”

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