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Episodes

New Spring Series: Looking for suggestions!

The C&C team is currently trying to figure out the next series starting this Spring. For ages I've contemplated doing a series on 'Controversial texts' (think 'the Satanic verses', the 'Book of Judah', you name it), the historical reasons behind their creation and the societal impact they've had over the centuries (if not decades). But… Continue reading New Spring Series: Looking for suggestions!

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Winter Festivals: Food Traditions of Kurentovanje

By: Matt Ensminger People Dressed as the Kurent parading down the street. Photo by Carlo Ghio, 18 April, 2013 Winter has evolved to mean different things over time.  In the past it was a scary period for most people because it was associated with death. Between the cold and sicknesses, desperate carnivores looking for an… Continue reading Winter Festivals: Food Traditions of Kurentovanje

Bonus Episodes

‘Queen Elizabeth’s Time of the Month: Women’s Issues Through the Ages’, LIVE Bonus Episode this Saturday!

If you liked our recent episode with Kate J. Armstrong, host and founder of the women's history podcast, 'The Exploress' (and who wouldn't??) check out our LIVE Bonus Episode with her this Saturday, December 19th on 'Queen Elizabeth’s Time of the Month: Women’s Issues Through the Ages' (followed by a LIVE Q&A) at 9am GMT.… Continue reading ‘Queen Elizabeth’s Time of the Month: Women’s Issues Through the Ages’, LIVE Bonus Episode this Saturday!

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Episode 23: Inspiring Women: Kate J. Armstrong

Kate J. Armstrong, Host of 'The Exploress' Podcast Last Saturday I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the top female podcasters (to my mind) in the industry: Kate J. Armstrong, host and founder of 'The Exploress'. If you have not checked out her podcast on women in history, stop what you are doing and… Continue reading Episode 23: Inspiring Women: Kate J. Armstrong

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A translation of ‘The Little Decameron’, by: Marina Di Stefano

  A photo of Luigi Capuana *The full story of The Little Decameron was recently published by Legas (New York) and is available now through Amazon. Below is a translated copy of Luigi Capuana's The Litte Decameron. I wanted to share my experience on re-proposing into English some of Capuana's humorous stories. Through the use… Continue reading A translation of ‘The Little Decameron’, by: Marina Di Stefano

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Our next line up: Kate J. Armstrong of ‘The Exploress’

Kate J. Armstrong is the host of one of my all-time favorite podcasts, 'The Exploress'. A Northern Virginian at heart, I couldn't wait at the chance to interview another female podcaster paving the way for future women (and men) to explore their creative ambitions. If you haven't listened to her show already, I highly suggest you… Continue reading Our next line up: Kate J. Armstrong of ‘The Exploress’

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Writing/ righting your life the Dante way

We were fortunate enough last September to host a talk with Dr Kristin Stasiowski, Assistant professor of Italian language and literature at Kent State University, who did a presentation on ‘Writing/ righting your life the Dante way: How to awaken your potential, pin-point your goals, and discover a way forward in tough times.’ This incredible… Continue reading Writing/ righting your life the Dante way

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Revena – a women’s winter feast from Vojvodina, Serbia

By Dr Maria Vivod Revena was an annual winter custom held on ‘Clean Monday’, the Monday before Ash Wednesday in the Northern Serbian region of Vojvodina. According to the Vojvodinian tradition this Monday was dedicated to cleaning up the house before the Easter-lent: all the ‘fat’-food was to be either eaten or given away (usually… Continue reading Revena – a women’s winter feast from Vojvodina, Serbia

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Professional English language courses NOW available

Dr Wand is offering English as a Second Language (ESL) courses from now until (at least) the month of April. Course options include: English CommunicationPresentation skillsAcademic EnglishBusiness EnglishVocabulary improvementGrammar and sentence structureAcademic/ Business writingUniversity preparation With a Doctorate from Oxford University in Anthropology/ Second Language Acquisition Research and over 10 years of experience as a… Continue reading Professional English language courses NOW available