During the Covid-19 crisis, almost all public life has come to a standstill for the past two months and the cultural sector seems to be hit the hardest financially. But what is the impact of the current crisis on Europe’s cultural life from a Humanities perspective?
March 20th 2020 would have been a momentous day: the day that the LUCAS would move into its new location the Arsenaal. It had been a long process to bring all the members of the institute together—not just in mind but also in place. But history proved its bitter irony once again.
The cultural hero displays a fixed set of characteristics: brilliance of mind, work ethos, and a talent no one else possesses. These qualities explain how Filippo Brunelleschi could create one of Tuscany’s greatest landmarks, 600 years ago.
On 14 February, it will be Valentine's Day! When choosing what to do, you might decide to bring your Tinder date to the movies. But were would people have brought their date in the 17th century? Tim Vergeer explains that this would have been a Spanish play.