The importance of the discovery of the port of Ostia: The first port of ancient Rome
New technologies have made it possible to advance studies on the ancient port of Ostia. Referred to as ‘the gateway to the Empire’, this coastal area is fundamental to a better understanding of Roman civilisation and its foreign trade.
Why statues fall
Famous people and their failures: the Hocquenghem case in Paris.
How hard it is to be European
Today we are sharing this text, written by one of our contributors, also available at the following link on the Centoidee blog. The text aims to discover how the current socio-political situation is experienced by a young European, amidst anxieties and fears but also a little hope…
Colonial Europe’s Legacy – amidst uncertainty and instability, what does it mean to be Indian?
The history of modern India is closely related to the colonial period, with Great Britain governing the country from 1858 until India’s independence in 1947. There were also other territories that were interested in regaining power from the British, such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Burma. Unfortunately, throughout history, many countries that have been subjected to foreign intervention and subsequent decolonisation have also experienced periods of violence, and sometimes even genocide.
Two languages, two statues, two stories…
Let’s discover one of Northern’s Italy’s little known secrets: a region that is neither Italian nor Austrian… Or maybe it is a little bit of both.
Primary financier of the Rwandan genocide arrested
Félicien Kabuga was arrested on May 16th, 2020. During the ‘90s he spread hatred and funded violent actions against the Tutsi minority.
Intelligent machines force us to rethink our uniqueness
My brother and I had to take a flight from Lyon to Rome. However because of our chronic forgetfulness, doubled in this case, we only thought about it 4 days before. We went to see what the cheapest flight was, a 70 Euro Easyjet flight. We decided to wait, as we had other things to do. We returned on the afternoon 3 days before the flight: 95 Euros. A little annoyed, we decided to take it, but only after having eaten. We returned and the cost had gone up to 105 Euros after only an hour.
Deprived teachers and demanding parents
School is a place for learning, but for learning what? Education must convey values, such as freedom of expression, but also respect the counter-values coming from every subculture. Without the willingness of parents to accept a different point of view and without thorough training of teachers, pedagogical “battles” fail to achieve their goal.
The Freedom to Love: yesterday, today and tomorrow
Homosexuality is a natural phenomenon which has existed since the dawn of time and has been considered sometimes positively, sometimes negatively, throughout history, depending on the customs and norms of each society.
The Marvels of Switzerland: a rich historical heritage
Switzerland is a rather small state. Nevertheless, it offers numerous sights worth discovering. With the third and last article of this short series being about northwestern Switzerland we will lead you to St. Gallen, the capital of the homonymous canton.