How to Prepare for a Tutorial for an Undergraduate Humanities Course

*This blog post was written pre-Covid. One of the most valuable aspects to tutorials and seminars is social development. By the end of your education, it is hoped that you will come away more confident and be able to discuss a range of ideas intelligently to a range of different people. However, a lot of…

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Cynocephali in the Caribbean

Translation of Lorenz Fries, Uslegung der Mercarthen oder Carta Marina 1525, leaf XVI Cannibals are a grim, slit-eyed people; dog-heads sit right on their heads, so that one gets scared when one looks at them. And they have an island which Christoffel Dauber of Janua recently discovered. This island is very large and has a lot…

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Cynocephali – The Dog-Headed Race: A Brief Introduction

The earliest sources of monstrous races, including the dog-headed cynocephali, derived from Greek geographers such as Megasthenes (c.350-290 B.C.), who travelled to India and reportedly witnessed monstrous races first hand.[i] The Greek explorer and ethnographer was sent as an ambassador to the court of Sandracottus in India around 303 B.C.[ii] However, he has further stated…

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Franz Hogenberg’ Petter Stump Broadsheet

An English Translation of the Cologne Broadsheet Franz Hogenberg, Srump Petter, Cologne, 1589 Broadsheet English Translation: Near Bedburg in that same country I changed myself into a wolf, Spent my life a while with magic, despised God. I gave myself over to Evil And took many a life, then as a wolf, I tore up…

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The Execution of Werewolf, Petter Stump

An English Translation of the Nuremberg Broadsheet warhafftige und wunderbarlich Newe zeitung von einen pauren der sich durch Zaüberey des tags siben stund zu ainen wolff verwandelt hat, und wie es darnach gericht ist worden durch den Colnischen Nachrichter, den letzen October Jm 1589 Jar, Nuremberg: Lucas Mayer, 1589 Four miles from Cologne is a…

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