What a week! The biggest public history news, or news in general, was the electing of a new Pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio who has taken the name Francis and began serving his post upon his election on March 13th.
The BBC article featured above is a profile of our new pope giving his basic life story containing photographs and links to other pertinent articles.
Our favorite (and by far the tastiest) mathematical holiday has got to be Pi day. Hope you all were able to grab a slice in celebration!
Yet another important date that recently passed was March 15, otherwise known as the ides of March. Made famous by being referenced in Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, the lines of which are featured below:
Who is it in the press that calls on me?
I hear a tongue shriller than all the music
Cry “Caesar!” Speak, Caesar is turn’d to hear.
Beware the ides of March.
What man is that?
A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.
Throughout history this day has continually carried with it bad luck and disaster. Read on in the article linked above to discover who else should have heeded the warning.
And finally, linked above is a site entitled Storymap that is a “web-based multimedia project that revives Ireland’s age-old tradition of storytelling and tries to capture the personality of Dublin city through its stories and storytellers.” You can pick a topic from the ones listed in the bottom left-hand corner and explore from there. We encourage you all to take a look and enjoy!
Until next week!