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A Special Place for Blog Lovers with a Touch of Science!

Blog of Social Sciences & Arts SSA blog gives you the opportunity to participate in discussions concerning the human spirit in all of its aspects and applications. The discourse crosses the imaginary border between Science and Art in order to obtain a new level of understanding the cultural phenomena. From Political Sciences, Economics and...

Blog of Social Sciences & Arts SSA blog gives you the opportunity to participate in discussions concerning the human spirit in all of its aspects and applications. The discourse crosses the imaginary border between Science and Art in order to obtain a new level of understanding the cultural phenomena. From Political Sciences, Economics and Psychology to Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Philosophy, Literature and Visual Art, here is the place to extend the scope of your own knowledge or to share your expert opinion.

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IXth SWS International Scientific Conferences on Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities

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SWS International Scientific Conferences from 22 to 31 August

SWS International Scientific Conferences on Social Sciences and on Art & Humanities are interdisciplinary forums, focused on the social dimensions of the 2030 agenda, multiculturalism, and contemporary social issues. Our main mission is to ensure one uncompromised, ecological and sustainable future.

IXth International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences on SOCIAL Sciences, Humanities and Arts 2022 is a week-long conference event, which comprises two parallel conferences: on Social Sciences and on Arts & Humanities. This year's edition will take place from 22 - 31 August in the biggest and most modern Bulgarian seaside Resort and SPA Albena Complex, near the city of Varna, in the brand new 5-star hi-tech Congress Centre PARADISE BLUE, member of the Maritim group.

We welcome you to participate in one of the most elaborated scientific forums. Don't lose the chance to present your work and achievements in front of some of the most distinguished scholars from all around the world. Come and join our international scientific community!

For more information, you can visit our website.

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Editor’s pick: Daniil Kharms

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Who is Daniil Kharms?

One of the most obscure and intriguing persons that came out of the Russian avant-garde movements at the beginning of the former century. Many times censored by the soviet government, exiled to Kursk for more than a year. Ten years later, he was arrested again and died under mysterious circumstances (most probably because of starvation) while being forced into a madhouse. Daniil Kharms is quite a controversial persona. He was a poet, a writer, and a playwright. Kharms claimed that he was interested only in nonsense; that he didn't like children, at the same time, he wrote children's literature, etc. His play "Elizaveta Bam" is considered by many as an early example of the Theatre of Absurd before the rise and later explosion of absurdist literature in Western Europe. Daniil Kharms is also one of the founders of the avant-garde poetic movement OBERIU, where many other poets such as Alexander Vvedensky, Nikolay Zabolotsky, Konstantin Vaginov, and Igor Bakhterev participated as well as the painter Kazimir Malevich – one of the pioneers of the non-objective art and founder of Suprematism.

For more information about his biography, you can check here.

Below you can enjoy some of his dark-humored absurdist short stories.

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The hidden troves of etymology: epistemology

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The games of words

Not long ago, we were searching for the origins of the English word understand. It is one of those words that everybody knows and almost no one questions. But the question is obvious - what does standing beneath or at a lower point have to do with comprehension? Well, we could tell, for example, that in standing below something you could perceive/observe its roots and thus meaning. Of course, many interpretations can fit here. Today, we will see one Ancient Greek word that has some to do with the opposite of under-standing, that is the term epistemology.

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Sun, sea, sustainability – could your next European holiday be a greener one?

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Green tourism

With the tourism industry on a high bounce following the lifting of pandemic restrictions, many holiday-goers are looking for ways to travel more responsibly and sustainably. But the annual surge of visitors at resorts and destinations can create environmental headaches for people living in the locality.

Following two years of restrictions and with pent-up demand, millions of Europeans are packing suitcases and flocking to airports to jet off for relaxing getaways. And for many people planning a holiday, responsible travel has become a significant consideration.

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Simone de Beauvoir on Existentialism & God

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Simone de Beauvoir  

Arguably, the most influential female philosopher of the 20th century – Simone de Beauvoir – is a world-renowned French writer, social theorist, activist, and wife of Jean-Paul Sartre. She is one of the most important figures in the theory of feminism, famous for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, which is a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism. Simone wrote mostly novels, essays, and biographies, but also philosophical, political, and social studies monographs. Some of her most notable novels are She Came to Stay (1943) and The Mandarins (1954). Beauvoir won the 1954 Prix Goncourt, the 1975 Jerusalem Prize, and the 1978 Austrian State Prize for European Literature.

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