Aaron Slodounik

Art Historian, 19th-Century Europe.

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Aaron Slodounik

3 hours ago

Feminist pedagogy teaches that silence is not an absence, but the effect of power. It encourages us to listen to those voices that have historically been silenced and to change the structural conditions so that their voices are heard. Equitable timekeeping is one way to achieve this. 

Timekeeping as feminist pedagogy

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Aaron Slodounik

4 hours ago

TMC: The best thing I have done for my practice is to develop one. It doesn't always feel like it but having a writing practice is an act of self-care if only because it moves a project along. And few things are as deeply satisfying as making writing progress.

Writing a Book in and of Real Life: An interview with Tressie McMillan Cottom

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Aaron Slodounik

9 hours ago

A recent Pew Research Center survey of 1,408 technology and education professionals suggested that the most valuable skills in the future will be those that machines can’t yet easily replicate, like creativity, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, adaptability and collaboration. In short, people need to learn how to learn, because the only hedge against a fast-changing world is the ability to think, adapt and collaborate well.

The most forward-thinking, future-proof college in America teaches every student the exact same stuff

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Aaron Slodounik

9 hours ago

Then there are other moments when I think folks thought intersectionality was just about who is standing up there. Not necessarily what they're saying. You can be a woman of color or you can be a queer woman and not necessarily have an intersectional analysis.... You can be a white woman or a man of color and have an intersectional analysis. It's one of the reasons why I stay away from the idea that you can tell if a movement or an organization is intersectional just based on who's leading it. That's not always the case.

No Single-Issue Politics, Only Intersectionality: An Interview With Kimberlé Crenshaw

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Aaron Slodounik

10 hours ago

For most of the world’s population, the costs of inaction on climate change far outweigh that of action. But for the fossil-fuel industry, he said, “It’s like the switch from whale oil in the nineteenth century. They’re fighting to maintain the status quo, no matter how dumb.”

In the Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, the Koch Brothers’ Campaign Becomes Overt

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Aaron Slodounik

1 day ago

Il y a donc ce que Mallarmé appelle « un mystère dans les lettres », qui fait que, à partir de quelques signes, « les quelque vingt lettres de l’alphabet », ces vingt et quelques petits dessins conventionnels, on a pu produire toutes les langues qui se parlent (dans le monde indo-européen), et avec elles, la multitude des représentations, des mythes, des constructions intellectuelles. Tout cela à partir de vingt signes.

Apprendre à lire avec Mallarmé, le plus obscur des poètes

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1 day ago

The United States is the only nation in the world, for example, where it is easier to get into college if one of your parents happened to go there.

Stop Pretending You’re Not Rich

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Aaron Slodounik

3 days ago

A real educator will try to understand what the receptors look like in every individual, in every person they’re tasked with teaching. For many people there are some common receptors so you can get halfway there. But if you want to get all the way there, that means [understanding] what are the receptors in a 12-year-old versus a 20-year-old versus a 50- or 80-year old. If the person grew up in a city versus the suburbs or in the countryside, if they’re foreign, if they grew up wealthy, struggling—all of this will feed the demographics of your audience.

How to explain anything to anyone, according to Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Aaron Slodounik

3 days ago

“For me, the larger question about the relationship between museums, trustees and the political field has to do with plutocracy—the fact that the United States is now a plutocracy and that museums, in their origins, are a product of plutocracy,” Fraser said in a talk at the Artists Space gallery in New York last month. The artist will present the results of her research in a publication that is planned to resemble a phone book.

Andrea Fraser tracks down museum trustees' political donations

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Aaron Slodounik

3 days ago

By grounding these lessons in historical examples of distinguished “leaders” or “innovators,” writers like Horowitz offer up a version of what used to be called “universal history,” a historical genre that emerged from the imperial 19th century to tell the cosmopolitan history of the world, rather than a parochial history of nations. As befitting an age of empire, of course, universal histories often centered on what Friedrich Schiller, a German historian, called “the ingenious thinker, the cultured man of the world”: a northern European. Horowitz, product of a more enlightened age, would probably just call him an “entrepreneur.”

The Poverty of Entrepreneurship: The Silicon Valley Theory of History

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Aaron Slodounik

7 days ago

Scholars don’t know what a “market” is, even when they write for a specific scholarly audience. The process of evaluating a work for whom it might reach and why is simply foreign to scholars -- especially humanists.

10 Challenges for Scholars Writing for Wider Audiences

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Aaron Slodounik

8 days ago

A thoughtful discussion about the relevance of William Blake for today.

The London of the 1790s–the apex of the Enlightenment–is a history that is both far and near to 2017 America as it provides an analogue for resisting our own impending catastrophe. Inspired by new models of life developed in the biological sciences, 18th century Romantic artists like William Blake explored an alternative to the mechanistic, divisive Enlightenment principles that drove the oppressive legislation during the 1790s.

The Science of Life as Art and Dissent

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Aaron Slodounik

65 days ago

Madame de Staël ou la politique littéraire

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Aaron Slodounik

65 days ago

How the techniques of 19th-century fake news tell us why we fall for it today

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Aaron Slodounik

68 days ago

Fairytale Prisoner by Choice: The Photographic Eye of Melania Trump

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Aaron Slodounik

68 days ago

Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask

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Aaron Slodounik

68 days ago

RPS Collection expands the V&A collection of photography

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Aaron Slodounik

68 days ago

Ferrari reviews Alma-Tadema, klassieke verleiding (Alma-Tadema : At Home in Antiquity)

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Aaron Slodounik

106 days ago

New Book | The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Aaron Slodounik

106 days ago

LA Collectors Donate More Than 500 Photographs to the Getty Museum and National Gallery in Washington

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Aaron Slodounik

106 days ago

La Chiswick Press, un exemple d'imprimerie anglaise au XIXe siècle

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Aaron Slodounik

106 days ago

More Pride online!

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Aaron Slodounik

106 days ago

Exhibition | The Universal Museum: From Napoleon’s Dream to Canova

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Aaron Slodounik

106 days ago

The Hidden History of Photography and New York

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Aaron Slodounik

122 days ago

Big data problems we face today can be traced to the social ordering practices of the 19th century.

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Aaron Slodounik

122 days ago

New York Crystal Palace 1853

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Aaron Slodounik

122 days ago

The Place of Sculpture in Daily Life

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Aaron Slodounik

169 days ago

How art historical thinking and data analysis could save our civil rights.

How Big Data can expose a nascent White (House) Nationalism

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Aaron Slodounik

181 days ago

Very excited for the visit of James McNeill Whistler's Arrangement in Gray and Black No. 1 (1878) to Chicago this spring.

Whistler’s Mother: An American Icon Returns to Chicago

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Aaron Slodounik

184 days ago

Don't worry Americans, the Musée d'Orsay exhibition on Frédéric Bazille is coming to our shores soon!

Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism

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Aaron Slodounik

243 days ago

Interesting implications for Art History and the History of Photography.

Facial expressions—including fear—may not be as universal as we thought

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Aaron Slodounik

245 days ago

An overview of changing men's fashion during the nineteenth-century.

A Century of Sartorial Style: A Visual Guide to 19th Century Menswear

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Aaron Slodounik

245 days ago

Exhibition | Thomas Gainsborough: Methods of Making

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Aaron Slodounik

245 days ago

Northeastern American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

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Aaron Slodounik

245 days ago

Rodin and Dance review: soft porn takes flight in show of sensual strength

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