Sleep in the Global 24/7 Society
Professor Foster gives a talk on some of the causes and consequences of sleep disruption and explores how our increasingly sleep deprived society is have unanticipated consequences for out physical and mental health
Old English in Context Lecture 2 - Society
Lecture delivered by Dr Stuart D Lee, 24/1/08, English Faculty, University of Oxford on Anglo-Saxon society in relation to the literature.
Old English in Context Lecture 1 - Historical texts
Lecture by Dr S. D. Lee, Faculty of English, Oxford University - placing Old English literature in its historical and social context.
Beowulf reading, ll. 26-52
Reading from Beowulf ll. 26-52 by Stuart D Lee, University of Oxford. Recorded March 2007. Old English Reading II: Beowulf, ll. 26-52. Read by Stuart D. Lee. Extract taken from 'The Keys of Middle-earth: discovering medieval literature through the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien' by Stuart D. Lee and Elizabeth Solopova (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005).
2007 Lecture 6: Knowing what we are thinking
The sixth lecture will try to resolve a familiar tension between externalism about mental content and the assumption that we have some kind of privileged knowledge of the contents of our own thoughts. I will look at the "slow switching" scenarios, and consider what they show about the role of propositional content in characterizing mental states.
Introduction to Indian Literature in translation
Professor Boehmer gives a short talk on her current research on Indian Literature in English, looking at the Post-Colonial world of literature and gives an introduction to studying World Literature in the Humanities Division
School Effectiveness and Equity: Making Connections
This report is a literature review and summary of two decades of international research into school effectiveness. The review introduces notions of school effectiveness, and presents the types of research usually found under the guise of school effectiveness research (SER). It then goes on to draw out major themes and trends in the literature reviewed.
Factors Influencing the Transfer of Good Practice
Researchers from the University of Sussex and Demos present their findings on how teachers involved in innovative practice may learn from each other. These are based upon qualitative research including a review of research literature, telephone interviews, school visits and in-depth case studies. 120 practitioners were included in the study from a range of schools in England that have tried to transfer good practice within current government programmes.
(R&DA 1) Creative Teachers for Creative Learners
This research and development award aimed to support the development of primary trainees teachers’ understanding of – and teaching for - children’s creativity by producing an interactive bank of teaching and learning materials set within a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It was found that, at the beginning of their programme, primary teacher trainees had a narrow, arts-based view of creativity. This could be challenged by focussed observation of classroom practice using a framework ada
What do you think being creative means? This unit engages with the debates surrounding the term ‘creativity’ and explores ways in which ICT creates new opportunities for creativity and collaborative working. The unit would be of interest to teachers, parents and carers, and can be studied on an individual basis or as part of a school-based training session.
Journal of the House of Lords volume 38 - 1787-1790
Covers the period November 1787 to June 1790, including the first years of the trial of Warren Hastings, former governor of Bengal, and examination by peers of the details of George III's illness.
Deutsche kultur international
Deutsche Kultur International is the official portal and directory for German arts and culture, published online under the imprimatur of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations and supported by the culture section of the Federal Foreign Office. The website covers areas such as... "the German language and literature at home and abroad; exhibitions of German art worldwide and art from abroad in Germany; support of artists in the fields of fine arts, music, dance and theatre" and "the relevant
Entitled opinions (about life and literature)
The Entitled Opinions (About Life and Literature) website offers a series of podcasts based on a weekly talk show hosted by Professor Robert Harrison of Stanford University. The discussions cover a wide range of topics in literature (especially, though not limited to, the works of English and Italian authors), philosophy, and contemporary music, with occasional forays into other disciplines. The show generally takes the form of an hour-long one-to-one conversation between Harrison and a guest wi
Screen search fashion
Screen Search Fashion is an online resource that provides a thematic guide to aspects of 1920s and 1930s fashion and dress, as depicted in film from Screen Archive South East (SASE)'s collections. The vast potential of non-fiction film as a resource for students, who are interested in fashion and dress is highlighted by this resource, which has the potential to contribute to dress historians' developing interest in everyday fashions. The site provides a thematic guide to aspects of 1920s and 193
International index to black periodicals
'International Index to Black Periodicals Full Text' is an electronic database that provides access to citations and abstracts from scholarly journals and newsletters published in the United States, Africa and the Caribbean, as well as 'full-text coverage of core Black Studies periodicals'. Access is granted to all interested institutions and individuals on the basis of an annual subscription fee. The index covers a wide variety of humanities and social sciences subjects, including visual arts,
YaioResearch.com : research on boys love genres, fans and creators
This website is the home page of Druann Pagliassotti, a researcher who is examining the Japanese 'yaio' genre within manga. This is a comics genre about... "same-sex romance and/or sexual relations". There is a short description of the research, a reader survey to download, and also a bibliographic wiki, the 'Yaoi Research Wiki Board' which is a unique guide to the sparse academic and fan literature on the topic. The fan/reader survey offers "13 in-depth questions", which may act as exemplars
MOFA : magazine of performing arts
'MOFA: magazine of performing arts' is a full-text refereed ejournal. MOFA is published in English by IATR, The Israeli Association for Theatre Research. At June 2009 there are two issues online, although the first issue seems to have consisted of only one article. Articles are presented in HTML. Example article titles, from an international range of contributors, include: 'A Confined Amorous Being: The Eastern Woman between Travel Literature and English Drama'; 'Queer in the Holy Land: Gay and
Russkii pisatel' I.S. Turgenev
Russkii pisatel' I.S. Turgenev is a website dedicated to the famous ninteenth century Russian author of the realist novel 'Ottsy i deti' ('Fathers and children'). Created by the Turgenev museum-estate, the resource contains: an illustrated biography plus related articles and encyclopedia entries; an extensive section of primary works and secondary literature; numerous images: information about various Turgenev-connected museums and theatre; current news; a good links page and a guest book. The E
Annual Air Quality Reports Michigan
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment provides annual reports summarising air quality data, which include air quality trends, updates on Michigan's monitoring network, the air toxics monitoring programme, and other new programmes that have been developed. The reports are available as PDF files.
Lancashire Pioneers : science
Lancashire Pioneers is part of the Lancashire Lantern network and gives details of famous local people in science, technology and innovation. The science section of Lancashire Pioneers provides biographies of astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks, clinical researcher Sir James Mackenzie, geologist John Edward Marr, chemist John Mercer, mathematician Sir Jonas Moore, naturalist Sir Richard Owen, chemist and geologist Edmondson Spencer, X-ray pioneer Sir Arthur Shuster and chemist Sir James Thomson. Lancas