Maandelijks archief: april 2013

News, Events, Miscellaneous & Autofabrication

One problem with the daily categories on this blog is that some are much easier to fill than others. I always have inspiration to write about autofabrication, media or memory and rarely miss the opportunity to report about my week, … Lees verder

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I Hope I Won’t Be This Busy Anymore Until I Have Two Kids

DISCLAIMER: this is going to be much more a Sara-post than an FDR-post. Sorry! This week, especially Monday and Tuesday were extremely busy – I was at the Huizinga PhD-symposium in Hilversum. The Huizinga Instituut is the national research school … Lees verder

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Wednesday – Memory Day: Towards a More Visual Culture

On the day America officially ended its neutrality in World War Two and declared war on Japan, Roosevelt held his iconic Infamy Speech, which was filmed as footage for newsreels,. Roosevelt did not object to being filmed, but he also … Lees verder

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My week (and some more murals)

First of all: thanks to everybody who responded (online or in real life) to my plea for help with interpreting art & architecture – you’ve made my week. Seriously, you’ve been super helpful, to the point that it feels slightly … Lees verder

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Autofabrication through Post Office Murals? (A Plea for Help)

As you will have gathered from some of my previous posts (like this one and this one) and from my radio silence in the last few days: I am very busy writing a chapter – two actually – about Roosevelt’s … Lees verder

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April 12th & My Week

It is precisely 68 years ago today that Franklin Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage around lunchtime in Warm Springs, Georgia. He had gone to his “Little White House” (which was part of the polio rehabilitation center he had founded … Lees verder

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Memory Day: Come All Ye Faithful!

First, briefly, in response to my request yesterday for help with reading the puzzling picture below, my colleague Janna Houwen  brought this Polyptych of St. Peter by Pietry Perugino to my attention. Viewed in that context – the sacred blue … Lees verder

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Tuesday: Media Day

On the occasion of my birthday, half a year ago, a friend found this picture for me. It is the program of the 1936 Birthday Ball for the President To Fight Infantile Paralysis. I find it very intriguing and am … Lees verder

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My Week & New Deal Autofabrication

The first part of this post should obviously have been written last Friday, but I was busy having a friend and her nearly-two-year-old son to stay. Writing it now, however, enables me to include a very illuminating conversation with her, that … Lees verder

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Thursday – FDR Trivia: The First 100 Days (in celebration of my first 100 tweets)

Remember the First Hundred Days of Barack Obama? Remember the 100-day tour of Dutch society that the fourth Balkenende coalition made at its inception? Franklin Roosevelt is the originator of that cultural and political tradition to mark off the First … Lees verder

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