Welcome to Constellations, the magazine for the humanities in Singapore. The name is inspired by the stars that have captured the imagination of poets, philosophers, scientists and engineers for centuries.
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Constellations has complex associations and lends itself to a nuanced usage. Coming from the Latin ‘con’ meaning ‘together’ and ‘stella’ meaning ‘stars’, it suggests constellations of different subject areas, each forming a distinct group consisting of component ‘stars’. It can mean, too, the ‘section of the heavens occupied by such a group’, in other words, the humanities part of the universe. A constellation can also mean ‘a group or configuration of ideas, feelings, characteristics, and objects that are related in some way’: hence our connecting with other constellations beyond our own. The constellations trace a path between the stars just as we seek to cultivate a dynamic community that is creative, critical, and responsive to the fundamental issues of our times.
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