Depiction of terrorism in film and television
In this podcast, Professor Roberta Pearson from the School of American and Canadian Studies, discusses the fictional representation of terrorism in modern day television programmes and why more and more people are using fiction instead of the news to inform their opinions of world events. Professor Pearson considers the frequent engagement of modern audiences with such television series’ as ‘24’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and how these common cultural experiences should not be underest
History of Economic Thought: syllabus / student handout
Student handout for a History of Economic Thought, Part 3 UG optional module for students taking Economics, single and joint honours, by Andy Denis of City University London. Available in Word format.
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.
Birefringence in a film of polypropylene
The colours in the image are the result of birefringence and relate to the residual stress in the film, following the biaxial stretching process. The uniformity of the colour (with contrast only where an additional thickness of film exists or where wrinkling has resulted in a different apparent thickness) is indicative of both a uniform film thickness and of the uniformity of the drawing process used to make the film. Note that unlike polyethylene, the film has not been permanently strained in t
Children and Youth in History
Children and Youth in History is designed to help teachers and students learn about the important roles of young people throughout history by providing access to information about the lived experiences of children and youth from multiple perspectives as well as changing notions about childhood and adolescence in past cultures and civilizations. The materials on this website address such questions as: What was it like to be a child or adolescent throughout history? How is childhood defined? How h
History of Computer Animation - P2
See the unlimited possibilities of using Computer animation. Explore how animations are created. (10:05)
Object of History
The Object of History is a cooperative project between the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media. The project was conceived of in an effort to find a low cost way for students and teacher of U.S. History to have access to the museum’s collections and the expertise of the curators. As a result the materials on the site are designed to improve students’ content knowledge of standard topics in U.S. History and to imp
Harvesting history, Laxton : the medieval village that survived the modern age
A video covering the medieval farming and life styles preserved in Laxton, a small village in Nottinghamshire which has survived the modern age. Includes images and artefacts from the exhibition presented by the University of Nottingham Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections. Suitable for community education, secondary education, undergraduate year one and further education Author and presenter: Kathryn Summerwill. Kathryn Summerwill qualified as a professional archivist from the Univ
History of Economic Thought: teaching syllabus
Teaching syllabus for a History of Economic Thought, Part 3 UG optional module for students taking Economics, single and joint honours, by Andy Denis of City University London. Available in Word format.
Ordered film of carbon nanotubes
It is necessary to form a stable dispersion of nanotubes in order to properly integrate them into polymeric systems. This can be achieved by treating them with acid to oxidise the tube surfaces. The tubes will then spontaneously disperse in an aqueous medium. The viscosity of these suspensions is analogous to that of polymers; it increases gradually with concentration up to a critical point (at about 0.7vol%) where entanglement occurs. A solid nanotube film has been formed by filtering the suspe
Birefringence in a film of polyethylene
The colours in the image are the result of birefringence and relate to the residual stress in the film. The colour is generally uniform (with some contrast where an additional thickness of film exists or where wrinkling has resulted in a different apparent thickness). This is indicative of both a uniform film thickness and of the uniformity of the drawing process used to make the film. In the region of the tear, however, the colours indicate strain-induced orientation: because the material is ab
Moody's slashes Greek rating
Moody's cuts Greek credit rating, describing Greek government debt as 'highly speculative.'
Prof. Nick Childs - 'History of Brass Bands - The Golden Period'
The repertoire played by bands has altered radically over many years. However, commissioning bodies have always been governed by a desire to attract the leading mainstream composers of the day to write original material for the medium. The so-called 'Golden Period', spanning the period between the Great Depression and the Second World War, encapsulates this ambition at its most successful. A sequence of seminal works, by John Ireland, Gustav Holst, Granville Bantock, Herbert Howells, and Sir Edw
Vietnam war history - 3 of 4
CAUTION: violent scenes - viewer discretion advised. The US involvement in Vietnam begins to falter.
Vietnam War history - 2 of 4
CAUTION: violent scenes - viewer discretion advised. The US gets deeply embroiled in Vietnam.
Readings in the History of Aesthetics
Anyone with connection to the Internet has access to a vast number of philosophical documents via online etexts. Fortunately, quite a bit of the best work in philosophy is in the public domain, and a few of these readings provide a convenient access for almost anyone seeking information and help in the history of aesthetics. However, many of the historically significant writings in aesthetics are not presently available on the Internet, and this open source text helps somewhat to remedy that nee
Accompanying Information on the Film "Über Wasser" (About Water)