The Prairie Life Museum in Stuttgart, Arkansas-USA

The central-eastern part of the state of Arkansas* is connected to the Arkansas Delta, a swampy fertile land for rice cultivation and a habitat of various waterfowl, of which ducks have been iconic. Arkansas Delta is located in the area of the Mississippi River, and it is a sub-region of the Grand Prairie, along parts…

Skin Deep: Hair Dressers, Barbers, Beauticians, Exhibition running from 19th April 2018 to 6th January 2019 at Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna

The body is not merely a given of nature but always the product of cultural expectations and practices This basic fact written on a banner at the entrance to the exhibition dedicated to hair dressers, barbers and beauticians in Vienna, in the last three centuries, can be considered the theme of this display of tools,…

Moira Weigel, Labor of Love. The Invention of Dating (Book Review)

Moira Weigel, Labor of Love. The Invention of Dating, New York, 2016, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 292 pages The dream of “settling down” forever-or of anything being steady forever-is fast fading. For more and more people, the future feels impossible to predict. (p. 122) As gloomy these words might sound, they echo the present day…

Women, Honour, and Sin in Wallachia of the Nineteenth Century

    Book details: Nicoleta Roman, „Deznădăjduită muiere n-au fost ca mine“. Femei, onoare și păcat în Valahia secolului al XIX-lea (‘Hardly ever has there been a more helpless woman like meʼ. Women, Honour, and Sin in Wallachia of the Nineteenth Century), București, 2016, Humanitas, 407 pages (bibliography included). The cover of the book we…