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Recent progress in Quantum Geography
Recent progress in Quantum Geography ● It was back in 1994 that Dr William Peterman (then at the University of Illinois at Chicago) mooted the idea of ‘Quantum Geography’ (QG) with an article for the journal The Professional Geographer, Volume 46, 1994 – Issue 1, entitled : ‘Quantum Theory and Geography: What Can Dr. Bertlmann Teach ... [ click to read full item ]
The Gendering of the Ear in Early Modern England (new study)
The Gendering of the Ear in Early Modern England (new study) ● “While critics discuss the link between female speech and sexual looseness, and silence and chastity, many have overlooked the prerequisite for obedience – hearing and its agent, the ear. The link between the ear and vagina is often ignored because of the proneness to perceive ears as passive orifices (Kilgour ... [ click to read full item ]
“Pernickety” – tracing a word’s origin(s)
“Pernickety” – tracing a word’s origin(s) ● The exact origin(s) of the word ‘Pernickety’ are lost in the mists of time. In particular, the Scottish mists of time. Clues nevertheless exist.  And have been painstakingly investigated by Professor William Sayers, B.A., fil. kand., M.A., Ph.D., of the Medieval Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, at Cornell, who ... [ click to read full item ]

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