A fair field full of folk ...

Plowman takes its name from the 14th century work of English writer William Langland, in which a ploughman appears to Will, a seeker of truth. His message is that we must all help to plough the field to make this world a better place.

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Bringing back the Great Books

Plowman is to be published in late 2018 by Chavagnes Studium, a Liberal arts centre in the Vendée, France, committed to working together with all who seek to celebrate and transmit the "Great Conversation" of western thought.

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Share your research

Plowman is a great place to showcase your original research in the Humanities, particularly in relation to the Liberal Arts tradition.
Follow the link below for our submission guidelines.

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Aristotle and Mathematics

By Dr Thomas E. Conlon The ancient Greeks gave us medicine and mathematics as departments of  specialised knowledge. To this day people trust their doctors and they trust their mathematicians.  They of course feel the need of doctors more often and acutely than they feel the need for mathematicians, but their trust is more safely

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What is peer-review?

In the world of academic publishing, the purpose of peer review is to assess the quality of papers submitted to a learned journal. When a scholar wishes to have an article published in a peer-reviewed journal, the text goes through various stages first:  The writer of the paper submits it to the Editor and if the Editor feels the article fits within the

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A peer-reviewed Liberal Arts journal

Supporting the work of Liberal education in Europe through academic research, Plowman will be listed with other peer-reviewed journals available to scholars on databases such as MLA and the Directory of Open Access Journals. The Journal is named after the visionary medieval layman, Will, who searches for Truth in William Langland’s fourteenth century masterpiece of English

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Who is Piers Plowman?

Piers Plowman (written c. 1370–90) or Visio Willelmi de Petro Ploughman (William’s Vision of Piers Plowman) is a Middle English allegorical narrative poem by William Langland. It is written in unrhymed, alliterative verse divided into sections called passus (Latin for “step”). Like the Pearl Poet’s Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Piers Plowman is considered

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