Warburg Institute | Luxury Handguns at the Renaissance Courts

Catherine Fletcher (Manchester Metropolitan University): "Luxury Handguns at the Renaissance Courts" By the early sixteenth century, handguns had become an important technology of warfare. European cultural attitudes towards these new objects were ambivalent. In literature …

The Courtauld | Ukrainian Modernism & the Architecture of Standardization

Christina E. Crawford provides historical context to situate present-day destruction of architecturally rich Kharkiv, the first capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1919-34). In the 1920s, buildings designed according to constructivist principles were erected …

AIA | Irving Finkel Returns! Voices Out of the Darkness

Dr. Irving Finkel returns to Zoom for a talk hosted by Archaeology Now about the “people between the rivers” — the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers, that is. Were the people of ancient Mesopotamia so …