STS.464 Technology and the Literary Imagination (MIT)
Our linked subjects are (1) the historical process by which the meaning of technology has been constructed, and (2) the concurrent transformation of the environment. To explain the emergence of technology as a pivotal word (and concept) in contemporary public discourse, we will examine responses — chiefly political and literary — to the development of the mechanic arts, and to the linked social, cultural, and ecological transformation of 19th- and 20th-century American society, cultu
21F.716 Introduction to Contemporary Hispanic Literature (MIT)
This course studies representative twentieth and twenty-first-century texts and films from Hispanic America and Spain. Emphasis is on developing strategies for analyzing the genres of the novel, the short story, the poem, the fictional film, and the theatrical script. The novels read this semester are Magali García Ramis's Felices días, Tío Sergio (1986, Puerto Rico) and Javier Cercas's Soldados de Salamina (2001, Spain). We will study Lorca's play "La casa de Bernarda Alba"
21W.742J Writing About Race (MIT)
In The Souls of Black Folk (1903), the great cultural critic W. E. B. Du Bois wrote that "...the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line." A century after Du Bois penned those words, most Americans would agree that at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the color line remains one of our most pressing social issues. In this course, we will explore the terrain of race in America by reading the works of writers of color and others concerned with the issue
MAS.110 Fundamentals of Computational Media Design (MIT)
This class covers the history of 20th century art and design from the perspective of the technologist. Methods for visual analysis, oral critique, and digital expression are introduced. Class projects this term use the OLPC XO (One Laptop Per Child) laptop, Csound and Python software.
21L.463 Renaissance Literature (MIT)
The Renaissance has justly become both famous and notorious as an age of discovery, and its voyages took place in many realms. This semester, we will read several history making narratives of early modern travel: first-hand accounts of discovery, captivity, conquest, or cultural encounter. As Europeans came to acquire experience of unfamiliar places, literary texts of the period began to assimilate this experience by describing imagined voyages across real or fantastic landscapes. Finally, voyag
Large Black Beadwork Sample
Large Black Beadwork Sample - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
White Fibreglass Concerto Furnishing Fabric Sample
Sample for Margeth Lingwood's home, Upmeads, Newport Rd., Stafford.. Date: 1970's - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
History of Economic Thought: sample examination paper
This is a sample examination paper in the 3rd year module in History of Economic Thought as taught by Andy Denis of City University London.
Card of Renown Buttons
Card of twelve, two-hole, white Renown buttons. Maker: Renown - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Hyper RAM Memory Chips
Computer memory chips; PL060143; P/NHYMF162032; Polyshield 1265. Date: 1995 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Tan Pill Box Hat
Tan pill-box hat with veil and knot decoration on crown - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Document skills : maps and plans
As a specialist medium, maps and plans can be a challenge to use and it is not always immediately obvious just what can be learned from them. This resource demonstrates how the researcher can use these documents to gain varied insights about a particular place and aspects of its history. The resource includes a glossary and bibliography. Illustrative images of items from our collections appear throughout.
Rapid Bacterial Identification
A series of questions designed to test the readers ability to identify a bacterium using the rapid identification system API 20E. A case history is provided and the reader is guided through the use of API strips to identify the causative agent of infection. This is a Questionmark Perception file. The QTIXML file needs to be opened in QP Authoring Manager, converted to an assessment and exported into your own VLE.
Meakin Coffee Pot: Aztec Design
Tall white coffee pot with pale blue lid. Stylised design in shades of blue and green. Backstamp: Studio DandG Meakin England and JG logo. Maker: D and G Meakin. Date: 1970 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Black Patent Court Shoes
Black patent court shoes; black suede trim and knot to centre front. Almond toes. Label (insole) Real leather upper; synthetic lining - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Heart Failure: 3 case studies
This collection of video clips follows some real patients on their journeys through heart failure. The film shows how each patient experiences heart failure and how they respond to the condition. The film has three aims: > Aspects of heart failure can cause confusion and misunderstanding > Heart failure can affect many aspects of a patient's life > How can practice nurses ensure that patients are well supported
Black Floral Patterned Cocktail Dress
Black floral patterned cockail dress, sleeveless, plain high square neck. Shaped bodice, panel at waist. Wide pleat detailing at back of skirt. Belt loops (belt missing). original fastening for bra straps at shoulders. Metal zip to side.Unlined - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Irridescent Purple Ludlow Dress with Beads
Purple dress; sleeveless with scalloped neckline. Black applique bead swirls on bodice. Metal zip to side seam. two pockets to skirt front which have scalloped edges. Full skirt. Label: Designed by Ludlow. Maker: Ludlow. Date: 1950 - 1959 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Red and White Beaded Dorothy Bag
Dorothy bag; small cotton bag decorated with red and white beads. Bag has a metal hoop around the cicumference and the beads are festooned from the top which has a corded drawstring to close. - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Navy Blue and Turquoise Pleated Kelstree Dress
Pleated dress with squared pattern in blue and turquoise on a white ground. Bodice is collarless with high round neck; three-qaurter length sleeves with turned back cuffs and a metal zip centre back to hipline. Skirt is pleated onto bodice and belt loops are present, but belt is missing.. Maker: Kelstree - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.