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Who determines who we are?

The broad field of femininity/masculinity offers a wealth of fluid identificational references and developmental possibilities if with humour and goodwill we allow our children’s and grandchildren’s generation to undergo the experiences they are seeking.

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Waldorf education on the move in Asia

More than 900 people attended the recent Asian Waldorf Teachers’ Conference in China. Among other things, the conference discussed issues facing Waldorf establishments, including their legal status and cultural adaptation

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Developing Pedagogical Quality – but how?

Thomas Stöckli and his team at the Institute for Action Research in Switzerland have developed a method to develop the educational quality of teaching.

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Putting modern childhood under the spotlight

The International Festival of Childhood, planned for later this year, aims to examine the issues affecting modern childhood. The evidence suggests that there is a massive toll on child health and wellbeing, say the organisers. … >>

New Waldorf World List online

Overall list that includes all Waldorf- and Steiner schools, kindergartens and teacher-training centres for Waldorf educators and Waldorf teachers around the world … >>

The challenge of Waldorf

Being a Waldorf teacher is a challenge which means that Waldorf education in China has found it difficult to retain teachers. … >>

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Coveted Salimbeni prize awarded to Alanus professor

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Foto: Elena Filippi ALFTER (NNA) – One of the internationally most coveted prizes in the subject of art history has been awarded to Elena Filippi, junior professor of art history at the anthroposophical Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences in Germany. The academic won the prize for her monograph Umanesimo. The Salimbeni prize (Premio Salimbeni per la Storia e la Critica d’Arte) is considered to be one of the most important awards for a publication of art history. It has been awarded annually since 1982 in San Severino Marche (Italy) and honours outstanding work in art historical research. The philosopher and art historian was awarded the prize for her basic research on fine art and science in the fifteenth century. In here monograph, Filippi sets out the interaction between art and science in the early modern period using the example of the three great thinkers Nicholas of Cusa, Leon Battista Alberti and Albrecht Dürer. The monograph for the first time describes the effect of Cusa’s thinking on art, with comprehensive references to historical sources. Filippi succeeds in showing in her book that the dialogue between the disciplines was a key characteristic of the early modern period. Elena Filippi obtained her doctorate in the subjects of art history and philosophy and is junior professor of art history at the Institute of Philosophy and Aesthetics at Alanus University. She is also a member of the Cusian Academy of European History. Her areas of special interest include Albrecht Dürer as a humanist as well as Nicholas of Cusa and fifteenth century painting. The book, Umanesimo e misura viva. Dürer tra Cusano e Alberti (Humanism as a living measure: Dürer in the context of Nicholas of Cusa und Alberti), is currently only available in Italian. The jury of the Salimbeni prize comprises internationally established academics including Matthias Winner, former director of the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, the British art historian Caroline Elam and the director of the Louvre for many years, Pierre Rosenberg. The Salimbeni prize was established by the influential Italian art historian and critic Federico Zeri (1921-1998). END/nna/ung/cva  Item: 130107-01EN Date: 7 January 2013

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