Lessons from history
Lessons from history: Could the current financial crisis have been predicted from historians' knowledge of past down turns and depressions globally? Dr David Chambers, who is Deputy Director of the Master of Finance Programme at Judge Business School and a University Lecturer in Finance, thinks so. It appears that from looking closely at what happened in the crash of the 1930s, Dr Chambers has a good grasp of how long it may take us to get out of the current financial difficulties. Structural pr
Carrol Clarkson on Waiting for the Barbarians and Disgrace by JM Coetzee
On Thursday 29 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions guest speaker is Carrol Clarkson, an Associate Professor in English Department at the University of Cape Town. She will be discussing the work of Nobel Prize winning novelist JM Coetzee .GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions popular lecture series provides an opportunity to hear a leading intellectual discuss one of life's big questions or a significant book or artwork. The great texts under
Learn About The History of Music
Learn about the history of music - from the beginnings in Church music and Gregorian Chant to Polyphony where a new melody was placed on top of the chant. From there counterpoint fit different melodies together adding to the texture. In the Baroque era instrumental music began to become popular. This short video goes from the beginning of music history to Rock. Note: The video begins with an advertisement.
Legacy Day 2010 TGC and the Bell Tower
Don't miss Legacy Day 2010 coming up on Friday, November 5 from 2 -4:30 p.m. at the Historic Fort Hill home on campus. Come Celebrate the Thomas Green Clemson legacy and those who continue in his footsteps. Tour the house, hear the stories and learn about the man behind the will that started it all. Find out how Thomas Green Clemson and others who have followed in his footsteps have made this a great university for generations of Tigers. The day will also include the dedication of the eighth For
This title contains a book length poem by Susan Johanknecht concerning reef fossils, vintage armour, and nuclear waste. It is letterpress printed, inked and blind, handset 24 point Gill Sans type surrounded with blind printed dingbats. It has Laid Arches paper french-folded and sewn, housed in a builder's plastic sleeve. This edition has 80 copies.
Jill Katte & Jacqueline Reid, AdViews Expert Interviews
AdViews: A Digital Archive of Historic Television Commercials. http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adviews Jill Katte is the Digital Collections Program Coordinator for the Duke University Library, and is the Project Manager for the AdViews project. Jacqueline Reid is the Director of the Duke University Library's Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History, which holds the D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles archives, among other advertising-related collections. View the AdVie
Skip Elsheimer, AdViews Expert Interviews
AdViews: A Digital Archive of Historic Television Commercials. http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adviews Skip Elsheimer is the founder of A/V Geeks, a repository of 22,000 vintage educational films, and is the technical expert responsible for digitizing the film reels of D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles commercials found in the AdViews project. View the AdViews collection online: http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adviews
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
The collapse of the Soviet State in 1991 was followed by Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudayev's declaration of the Chechen Republic's independence from Moscow. Concerned over the loss of its territorial integrity, Russian troops invaded the breakaway republic and a civil war ensued. In l996, Chechen rebels regained control of the capital, Grozny, from Russian forces, almost destroying the city in the process. Fighting in Chechnya continues to this day, although on a relatively smaller scale. The W
I'm Watching You 24/7
The post-Renaissance world saw the nation-state mature and confront the issue of how to control the lives of its citizens. Two models of political organization, democratic and authoritarian, gradually developed. During the twentieth century, as some nations granted individuals and groups more and more rights, ideology and modern technology enabled authoritarian governments to gain ever more control, until community interest dominated the individual and totalitarianism was born. Although Nazi Ger
Ben Lee comments on employment in Chinatown garment industry
Excerpt from the film 'From Spikes to Spindles' with Ben Lee, ILGWU representative (International Ladies Garment Workers' Union), on the reasons why Chinese American women are working in garment factories in New York City. There are 300 garment factories in the Chinatown area providing the largest single ...
Black Solidarity Day 1972
Elinor Williams narrates a film on Black Solidarity Day 1972, commencing with a march from Blackstone Park in the South End.
Eritrean People's Liberation Front
Excerpt from a British film on the Eritrea People's Liberation Front showing the tough training regime, and physical labor, expected of all soldiers.
Mississippi Fred MacDowell
Excerpt from a film by Topper Carew on Mississippi Fred MacDowell about the blues musician acclaimed by his contemporaries, but commercially ignored. Includes performance footage of Mississippi Fred MacDowell.
What is Concilio?
Ethnic history of Puerto Rico. Program examines the work of the Concilio Human Services Program, which offers a bilingual drug rehabilitation program with detoxification, clinical, vocational, and academic services. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with Executive Director Nick Arana about self-help drug rehabilitation, ...
Ethnic history of Puerto Rico
Excerpt from the film 'Third World Connection' which discusses the history of Puerto Rican ethnicity.
History of Black Capitalism in the United States
Georgia State Representative Julian Bond presents his 'Historical Minute' on the history of Black capitalism in the United States. He quotes from the Gazetteer and Guide from 1901 that states between 1620 and 1830 the real and personal property of Free Blacks was valued at $100 million.
Excerpt from the film Sanola, a black and white documentary film produced by Ed Pincus and Donald Neuman, and distributed by Cambridgeport Film Corporation. Living in poverty, Sanola (jokingly called 'X Jr.' by friends) talks about the various jobs he has held over the years including a tree surgeon, sawmill hand, and a soft shoe dancer.
Students at English High School
Footage of African American and white students at work in the pottery studio at English High School. Footage of an African American teacher teaching a history class at English High School. The class discusses social unrest in the 1960s and government efforts to fight poverty. Footage of African American and white students passing through a hallway and use escalators at English High School. Sharon Stevens (WGHB reporter) reports that Arthur Garrity (federal judge) has called for a new code of dis
Berkeley Writers at Work: Linda Williams
Professor Linda Williams, Director of the Film Studies Program, is the author of "Hard Core: Power, Pleasure and the Frenzy of the Visible" and "Playing the Race Card: Melodramas of Black and White, from Uncle Tom to O.J. Simpson". She reads from her work and discusses her writing process. This event took place March 4, 2003 in the Morrison Library, UC Berkeley.
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Ira Lapidus (1/14/03)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Ira Lapidus Professor Emeritus of History "Islamic Societies" This interview took place on January 14, 2003. Complete transcript is available. Ira Lapidus, Professor Emeritus of History ...