King Lear to In the loop : fiction and British politics
On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction. In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day. In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, screenwriter Tony Saint talks about an upcoming BBC drama based on the MPs expe
Before the Empire: New Light from Early Qin Archaeology
Li Feng is Associate Professor of Early Chinese History and Archaeology, Department of East Asian Languages and Culltures at Columbia University. He discusses what archaeology has revealed about China before the rise of the First Emperor's empire. The opinions expressed in this lecture are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).
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Boldrin on Intellectual Property
Michele Boldrin of Washington University in St. Louis talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about intellectual property and Boldrin's book, co-written with David Levine, Against Intellectual Property. Boldrin argues that copyright and patent are used by the politically powerful to maintain monopoly profits. He argues that the incentive effects that have been used to justify copyright and patents are exaggerated--few examples from history suggest that the temporary and not-so-temporary monopoly p
Episode 9- David Starkey
Celebrated historian Dr David Starkey CBE FSA delivers 'Making History', a fascinating lecture that celebrates the Society of Antiquaries of London and its contribution to our appreciation of the past.
Solving Problems Makes a Great Business - Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig (KPCB, Chegg)
In conversation with KPCB's Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig, CEO of textbook rental company Chegg, speaks about his professional history within Yahoo!, ZDNet, and Guitar Hero, and shares insights on business in the dot-com trenches. Rosensweig offers his perspective on the evolution of the online media and advertising industries. Additionally, Rosensweig encourages entrepreneurs-to-be to "bet on the inevitable" as they explore their passions and the growing future of online services.
Youth and children: Why Not Ask the Kids
Sam Kauffmann (Film maker, Boston University).
Ideas Cafe- The Study of Memory - Sean Hand, Department of French
Sean Hand, Department of French discusses Memory and Memorial within French culture and history.
Brokeback Mountain Panel Discussion
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art hosted a discussion of the film, Brokeback Mountain. The panel consisted of members from film festival, scholars and an art critic. The audience was also given a chance to offer their own thoughts on the movie and the discussion.
Beyond Turner to Cezanne: Manet and Caillebotte (lecture)
Dr. Bradford Collins lectures on the history of European painting from the Neoclassical movement of the late 18th century through French Impressionism in the early 20th century. In this episode Dr....
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Flowers and Herbs of Early America
Gardener Larry Griffith and Photographer Barbara Lombardi summon botanic phantoms and capture their essence on film.
6.7 Biological treatments?
Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on such stereotypes as Dustin Hoffman's character in the film Rain Man. In this unit you will discover that there is a wide spectrum of disorders associated with autism, and an equally wide range of approaches to diagnosis and treatment.
NASA CONNECT Path of Totality: Measuring Angular Size and Distance
In this activity students learn about the natural phenomena that create a total eclipse. Students also explore the history, mythology, science, and math that relate to these amazing events. NASA scientists and engineers introduce a satellite where scientists make artificial eclipses in order to learn more about the Sun's corona. Using hands-on lessons, web-based activities and simple tools, students will measure the angular size and predict the angular distance of objects in the sky. Grades 6-8.
4. Saturdays Are For Shopping (Listen Up & Learn)
Learn Italian with www.LearnItalianPod.com - Episode #4 of the all new and super-useful "Listen Up & Learn" lesson series is entitled "Saturdays Are For Shopping". Listen to Jane talking about how she and her family spend their Saturdays going to the market for groceries in the morning, then shopping at the mall in the [...]
We learn about the treasures currently on display at the Shipley Art Gallery, as well as some interesting details of the gallery's history. An archive of important film and television footage relating to the North East becomes available to the public to access for free at Discovery Museum, and children's author Eleanor Updale tells us about her work as she tours Great North Museum: Hancock.
4. Linguistic Geography of Eastern Asia (May 1, 2007)
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From Silk to Oil: Cross-Cultural Connections Along the Silk Roads
This is a curriculum guide for exploring China's inner Asian frontier and one of the world's oldest and most important trade routes. The 350-page guide features five independent sections. Each examines the geography, ethnic relations and political history, exchange of goods and ideas, religions, or art along the Silk Roads (beginning in the second century BCE). Each includes lesson plans, documents, maps, and board game.
Generators: Three Mile Island vs. Hoover Dam
Students are given a history of electricity and its development into the modern age lifeline upon which we so depend. The methods of power generation are introduced, and further discussion of each technology's pros and cons follows.
Coastal Walk - Home Version
The stretch of coastline between Slapton Sands and Start Point lighthouse is one of the most beautiful and interesting in the UK. In this podcast, we take you along the way, combining fascinating snippets of information about the natural history, geography, geology and history of the area. Presented by Dr Phil Bradfield, Open University tutor, this walk has something for everyone. This version is designed for you to listen to at home or on your MP3 player if you are not you are able to do the wa
Meltzer on the Fed, Money, and Gold
Allan Meltzer of Carnegie Mellon University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about what the Fed really does and the political pressures facing the Chair of the Fed. He describes and analyzes some fascinating episodes in U.S. monetary history, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the gold standard and ends the conversation with some insights into recent Fed moves to intervene with investment banks. This is a wonderful introduction to the political economy of the money supply and cen