The Expert

One of the main goals of my research on the the Zugarramurdi Witch-Hunt and el Quaderno is to supplement, deepen, or perhaps in some ways correct the scholarship of one Gustav Henningsen. Henningsen is the indisputable expert on the Zugarramurdi Witch-Hunt and Inquisitor Salazar, the “Witches’ Advocate.” In fact, one of Henningsen’s major works and perhaps his most popular monograph is titled exactly that, The Witches’ Advocate. Henningsen’s own goals are clear in all of his Zugarramurdi works: he means to uphold Salazar as an important initial skeptic of witchcraft and witchcraft trials.

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Grad schools

Also, I thought I would mention that I am deep in the process of applying to graduate schools in the Classics with the plans of focusing on Classical Philosophy. I’m applying to Columbia (my top choice), Brown, Cornell, Princeton, University of Chicago, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, University of Texas at Austin, University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, and New York University. With any luck, I’ll have a number of places to choose between in the Spring.

The Current Situation

As of right now, this is the state of my research. I spent this semester laying the foundation of the analysis. This included the first chapter which gave a short overview of the entire tradition of the Greek’s portrayal of the Indian wise man. As well, the second chapter summarized the Philostratus’ ‘Apollonius of Tyana,’ which I will spend the remainder of the research analyzing, and summarized some of the serious scholarly debates concerning this work and their role in my study.

Helping Emerging Artists: Kreymborg and The American Caravan Project

Below I’ve listed and discuss some of the more important figures whose careers are indebted to The American Caravan anthologies, which were edited by Kreymborg, Lewis Mumford, and Paul Rosenfeld between 1927-1931.

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When the Museum is Wrong

A view of the village of Zugarramurdi from the mirador (look-out point) above the caves.

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