Category: education

Dupery by Design

Prince Henry—These lies are like the father that begets them: gross as a mountain; open, palpable. Why, thou clay-brained guts, thou knotty-pated fool, thou whoreson, obscene, greasy tallow-keech— Falstaff—What! art thou mad? art thou mad? Is not the truth the truth? (William Shakespeare, King Henry IV) Falstaff’s lie that […]

Chess for sages or Şatranc-i Urefa

I recently became interested in Ottoman literacies (see previous post), and came across another aspect of that history which piqued my interest: the Ottoman board game Şatranc-i Urefa. I finally managed to track down the game to play at home. Şatranc-i Urefa is a game that was played […]

Digital literacy from the ground up

Had a lovely visit to Dublin City University today, and a lovely welcome from Mark Brown and his team at the National Institute for Digital Learning. Much appreciated after a whole week recovering from a harsh viral infection. I’m looking forward to further collaborations with the Institute and […]