The Cherokee Nation
The modern Cherokee Nation is enjoying a renaissance in language and culture. Living History Demonstrator Paula Nelson shares the resurgence.
Mickey Mouse Undies
This is the inaugural segment of the biweekly podcast, Cool Things in the Collection, presented by the Kansas Museum of History. Today's podcast features host Murl Riedel interviewing Rebecca Martin about a set of Mickey Mouse Undies from the 1930s. Who wore them, and what does Walt Disney have to do with Kansas?
Today's Kansas Museum of History podcast features host Murl Riedel interviewing curator Laura Vannorsdel about a leg brace and the role Protection, Kansas, had in protecting the world against polio.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show was one of the most successful programs in television history. The museum owns the desk used by the character Lou Grant, Mary's gruff but lovable boss. Hear how a prop from a show filmed in Hollywood about a Minneapolis TV station ended up in Topeka.
Securing the right to vote was a major milestone for women in America. As we approach Women's History Month, we consider a controversial painting in our collections that commented on the rights of 19th century women in politics and society. Its title is American Woman and Her Political Peers.
Spoils of War
Thousands of buildings were looted of their contents during the Civil War. This quilt from a ransacked South Carolina home has only recently been reunited with its history.
Chinese TV and film director Zhang Ji Zhong visits Warwick
Veteran Chinese TV and film director Zhang Ji Zhong, on his first visit to the UK, talks about his new film, The Monkey King, and his aim to promote Chinese culture in the West, during a talk at Warwick Arts Centre.
What do Greta Garbo, Madonna and Napoleon have in common? Why Glamour, Darling!
Stephen Gundle from the Department of Film and Television Studies at Warwick has published the first ever history of Glamour. Here he demystifies the mystery behind one of mankinds most elusive concepts.
The Social Impact of the Arts
How have writers attempted to articulate the impact of the Arts in society? Oliver Bennett and Eleanora Belfiore discuss what an understanding of this history of ideas brings to contemporary debates on Arts policy and the value of the Arts.
Technology Matters - making choices about the tools we use.
Why does technology matter? How often do we thing about the implications of our choices of one tool over another? What were the decisions that brought us to our current technological world? In his new book Technology Matters, Professor David Nye of Warwick's School of Comparative American Studies poses a series of questions challenging us to think a little deeper about the tools and technology surrounding us. From the use (or non-use) of the wheel in North Africa to IMAX theatres at the Grand C
Israel and Lebanon - A History of the Conflict
With a UN ceasefire in place in the Lebanon attention now moves to finding a long lasting solution to the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. What is the background to the conflict and how can an understanding of the history of both sides help develop a resolution to the crisis? Dr Rob Johnson has written about the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, terrorism and counter-terrorism. Length: 23 Minutes
Iconic Ming Tomb
Legendary in Chinese history, General Zu Dashou was celebrated for his defense of the Ming dynasty against the Manchu invasion. The Tomb of General Zu Dashou (Ming Tomb) now stands in the Gallery of Chinese Architecture and is one of the Museum's iconic objects.
An Evening with Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep, one of today's true Hollywood icons, visited the ROM for an evening of thoughtful reflection and discussion. Interviewed by Johanna Schneller, the Globe and Mail's film critic, this lecture was associated with The Question of Celebrity programming series which explores fame and the evocative allure of celebrity. Audio of the film clips shown at the lecture are not included in this podcast.
Sunlight and the Seasons
Children study seasonal change in sunlight in a global game of hide and seek. Students try to find 10 "mystery classes" hiding around the globe. The amount of sunlight is the central clue. Other clues link to each location's history, geography, culture, and more. Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. This project reinforces a key concept: Changing sunlight d
Celebrating Stephen Sondheim
Looking for ways to introduce students to one of the most influential figures in musical theatre history? These lesson plans and activities, a comprehensive glossary of terms, and additional resources will introduce students to the magical world of musicals and the legendary Stephen Sondheim.
One of the most remarkable features of modern European history is the gradual emergence of that theoretical reasoning and experimental practice focused on the natural world that today we call science. In this unit we throw light on that eventual emergence of modern science in Europe by examining its beginnings in Greece and making comparisons with the early achievements of Chinese and Islamic science. You then return to medieval Europe in order to understand the intellectual and social origins o
21H.912 The World Since 1492 (MIT)
This course explores the last 500 years of world history. Rather than trying to cover all regions for all periods of time, we will focus on four related themes: the struggles between Europeans and colonized peoples; the global formation of capitalist economies and industrialization; the emergence of modern states; and the development of the tastes and disciplines of bourgeois society. Note: This course is based on a model developed by Professor Daniel Segal of Pitzer College.
Reel American History Project
The general goal of the Reel American History project is to foster critical thinking about a matter of enduring cultural attention, especially where young people are concerned: the formation of our national identity. Reel American History is designed to be a "Collaborative Shared Resource". It aims at being a large, ongoing, cumulative, collaborative project that involves many students and many faculty over a long period of time. We strive to engage students in authentic learning – making st
5.1 Common sense revisited It is worth taking a little time to reflect on what we have discovered so far. Starting from ‘what everybody knows’ about a social problem – or what are sometimes called the common-sense understandings – allows us to see a number of things if we apply the scepticism of being a stranger in our own society. First, there is a question about whether particular issues are commonly understood to be social problems. As we have seen, there are views which say either that pov
It is worth taking a little time to reflect on what we have discovered so far. Starting from ‘what everybody knows’ about a social problem – or what are sometimes called the common-sense understandings – allows us to see a number of things if we apply the scepticism of being a stranger in our own society.
First, there is a question about whether particular issues are commonly understood to be social problems. As we have seen, there are views which say either that pov
The City, Spring 2003
Examines the evolving structure of cities, the dynamic processes that shape them, and the significance of a city's history for its future development. Develops the ability to read urban form as an interplay of natural processes and human purposes over time. Field assignments in Boston provide the opportunity to use, develop, and refine these concepts.