When UNSW lecturer Gabina Funegra decided to investigate the language of her ancestors, she had no idea she was on the way to becoming an award-winning filmmaker. Unable to obtain a tape recorder for her interviews, she took a video camera to Peru; the resulting film won her the Best Local Filmmaker award at the 2010 Sydney Latin American Film Festival.
Marian Anderson-Rare Footage Singing 'Ave Maria'
Vintage film of Marian Anderson with Leopold Stokowski in 1944.
Pirates Amongst Us
A disgruntled pirate's haunted history lingers in the town where his shipmates met the hangman. Carson Hudson and Willie Balderson team up for "Pirates Amongst Us."Author(s):
History of Thanksgiving
A history of Thanksgiving in New England. This four minute video tells the background of the dad and how it has changed through the years. Good for a holiday lesson.
Dr. Seuss Documentary, Part 5 of 9
This is a History Channel documentary about Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
AHEC: The Role of the Constitution in the Civil War
Dr. Mark E. Neely, Jr., McCabe Greer Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University presents The Role of the Constitution in the Civil War" as part of the Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series presented by the Army Heritage and Education Center. Abraham Lincoln's record on the Constitution and individual rights has fueled a century of debate. Now, in the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Fate of Liberty", Mark Neely depicts Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus as a well-intentioned
21F.717 Introduction to Spanish Culture (MIT)
This course has several purposes. The major concern will be the examination of Spanish culture including Spain's history, architecture, art, literature and film, to determine if there is a uniquely Spanish manner of seeing and understanding the world - one which emerges as clearly distinct from our own and that of other Western European nations.
Exploring Wisconsin Our Home | Wisconsin Is Special
Wisconsin Is Special - Wisconsin is a state of great physical and cultural diversity. Throughout the state's history, interaction among people settling in Wisconsin's varied geographical regions has led to a balance and harmony that is manifested in Wisconsin's economy, landforms, and cultures. "Wisconsin Is Special" discusses this balance. It also examines the state symbols that represent Wisconsinites' pride in place, showing how these symbols reflect the unique and special place called
A video clip on Laodicea which is located in the Lycus River Valley of western Asia Minor, near the influential, ancient cities of Hierapolis and Colossae. A good video to show the history of this area and its people.
21H.575J Women in South Asia from 1800 to Present (MIT)
This course is designed to introduce and help students understand the changes and continuities in the lives of women in South Asia from a historical perspective. Using gender as a lens of examining the past, we will examine how politics of race, class, caste and religion affected and continue to impact women in South Asian countries, primarily in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. We will reflect upon current debates within South Asian women's history in order to examine some of the issu
The Story of Television, Part 1 of 2
This is a history of British TV broadcast TV and is suitable for high school students. Slightly pixelated (blurry). Run time 07:22.
The Origins of Jazz
Musical influences in modern Jazz composition; a four-minute history presented by Stephen Tosh. Mr. Tosh speaks of how European influence, 'street' music, and the (African) banjo helped form the beginnings of jazz music.
BBC: Michael Palin travels in Russia
Michael gets himself involved in the Russian Film industry when he stumbles across a film set.
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500 NATIONS (PART 21)
This is a clip from the six-hour documentary series 500 Nations, which is a comprehensive history of Native American history in the US after the arrival of explorers from other countries. Vintage photos are included in the video.
The First People, Part III (Bluewater, Michigan)
This is a film documentary of the history of Native Americans in the Blue Water area of Michigan.
Rhapsody in Blue 1 by George Gershwin
This mind-blowingly complex piece defies definition. This is Gershwin's first major piece blended classical and jazz to create "symphonic jazz." Appeared in Disney's animated film "Fantasia 2000" and is the United Airlines theme music. This performance is from Rhapsody in Blue - Fantasia 2000.
21M.013J The Supernatural in Music, Literature and Culture (MIT)
This class explores the relationship between music and the supernatural, focusing on the social history and context of supernatural beliefs as reflected in key literary and musical works from 1600 to the present. Provides a better understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Explores great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten. Readings will also include selections from the most
Cream pottery with silver, yellow , orange and green geometric designs and stripes. Gold stripe 1cm below rim on inside. Maker: Johnson Bros - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Dying for Islam: An Alternative History (12 Feb 2010)
Dr Faisal Devji, from the Department of History and Anthropology at St Antony's College, Oxford, gave an Anthropology Departmental Seminar on 12 February 2010 entitled 'Dying for Islam: An Alternative History.