Three More For The Road
In a trio of mini-talks, Arnold Barnett applies statistical analysis to some of society’s most confounding challenges. He first takes up the minority achievement gap -- the apparent under-performance of black and Hispanic students on standardized tests in comparison to white and Asian students.
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An Evening with Vikram Chandra
In the tradition of his favorite childhood writers, Dickens, Thackeray and the “curiously forgotten James Hadley Chase,” Vikram Chandra explores the seamier sides of human relations. In Chandra’s latest, sprawling novel, Sacred Games, his backdrop is Bombay, a city steeped in corruption from head to toe. Reading three s
The Medium Religion
Noted philosopher, critic and essayist Boris Groys, who has previously delved into the Soviet post-modernist and Russian avant-garde art scene, turns his attention now to the recent and dangerous marriage of religion and digital media. In a talk based on his paper, Religion in the Age of Digital Reproduction, Groys
Introduction to macroeconomics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010. This module provides an introduction to modern macroeconomic analysis. Macroeconomics is concerned with some of the most pressing and fundamental questions economists can ask, such as: What determines economic growth? Why do economies exhibit expansions ('booms') and contractions ('busts') in output? What drives employment and wages, saving and investment? What causes inflation and
Egyptian economy and non-royal women: their status in public life
The online version of a lecture given 21 June, 1995, at Brown University, by William A. Ward deals with the status of women in ancient Egypt society. Although pharaonic Egypt was in most respects a male society, with men holding positions in public life while women dominated the private life, Ward points to the fact that there is plenty of evidence that women, throughout ancient Egyptian civilisation could own, bequeath and inherit land. Furthermore women seem to have been able to hold positions
Ville de Sélestat: Bibliothèque Humaniste
The Bibliothèque Humaniste (Humanist Library), at Sélestat in Alsace, France, is one of the great libraries of Europe. Their website provides bibliographic information about the Sélestat treasures, including: a special exhibition of bindings; ancient collections of the religious communities of its region, and 15th-16th century collections from the period during which the city was a leading centre of the Humanism movement in Europe. Most well-known is the collection of Beatus Rhenanus; and it
Bibliothèque du film (BIFI)
This is the website of the Bibliotheque du Film (BIFI), based in Paris, which is the equivalent of the BFI Library in London. In 2005 it moved to a new site at rue de Bercy and contains the screening rooms of the Cinematheque Francaise and an exhibition space. The nearest metro is Bercy, southeast Paris.The BIFI contains books, periodicals, and a VHS/DVD collection. There is also a stills collection. The special collections section (Espace chercheurs) is only open in the afternoon, and booking n
German Jewish travelling cultures in the diaspora, 1919-1939
This very short PDF document describes the background to the AHRC funded project “German Jewish Travelling Cultures in the Diaspora, 1919-1939”. The project examines Jewish interwar travel writing with its comingling of modernity and nostalgia and looking beyond the German nation state, sees Europe as “a powerful Jewish historical landscape“ offering “communists, Zionist travellers and middle-class tourists“ alike conflicting alternative Jewish futures.
Onomázein : Journal of Linguistics, Philology and Translation
'Onomázein' is a biannual, peer-reviewed journal of linguistics, philology and translation by the Faculty of Humanities at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. It publishes articles, reviews, and interviews in Spanish, English, and French within the field, although contributions in Spanish feature more often. In any case, an English version of the title and the abstract are provided. Likewise, although the study of the Spanish language has been widely covered by the journal, editors a
Rivista di studi sudasiatici
Rivista di Studi Sudasiatici (Journal of South Asian Studies) is an online periodical published by Firenze University Press. Three editions, from 2006 to 2008, are available via this website. The articles, which are offered as PDFs files, cover a range of topics dealing with aspects of south Asian religion. Titles include: 'The Role of the So-called Asoka Inscriptions in the Attempt to Date the Buddha'; 'Definitions of Kalavu in the Old Tamil Poetological Tradition'; and 'The Sanskrit-Old Javane
LISA: Littératures, Histoire des Idées, Images, Sociétés du Monde Anglophone
LISA e-journal is produced by the Maison de la Recherche en Sciences Humaines (Research Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences) at the University of Caen, France. Revue LISA / LISA e-journal is a bilingual peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary publication, including cultural studies, literature, philosophy, the history of ideas, the visual arts, music, media studies, sociology, history and anthropology. Articles are in French and English and can be accessed by keywords, by a thematic
Peer review: a guide for researchers
Peer review: a guide for researchers was produced by RIN (the Research Information Network) and published in March 2010. It provides researchers with an understanding of how peer review works and highlights some of the issues surround the current debates about the peer review process. It is available as a PDF download of some 16 pages.
CHARTER: Creating Heritage Artefacts for Research and Teaching in an E-Repository
This site forms part of the University of Exeter Digital Collections , an institutional repository which provides free access to information about (and in many cases the full text of ) research outputs from academic staff and researchers at the University of Exeter. This section contains materials from the CHARTER creating Heritage Artefacts for Research and Teaching in an E-Repository project which is making available 4,000 online images from the rare books and archives of the University. Topic
New America Media : expanding the news lens through ethnic media
New America Media was founded by the non-profit Pacific News Service in 1996, it Is a national collaboration over 2000 ethnic news organizations based in the United States. Its website provides free access to news headlines, blogs and some features from its members. These include Latino newspapers, Asian American, black and African American. The website can also be browsed by region and topic. It aims to offer different perspectives on mainstream issues. Information on copyright and access to m
Black World Negro Digest 1961-1976
Google Books provides free access to the full text of a number of free issues of this journal from the 1960s-1970s. Published by Johnson Publishing Company it offers a mix of current affairs articles, reviews, literature and cartoons relating to Black politics, society and culture in the USA during the period. It includes some materials relating to the Black African American civil rights movement of the 1960s.Copyright information is displayed on the website.
Introduction to microeconomics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Semester 1 2009/2010. There are no pre-requisites to taking this module and in particular there is no assumption of any prior knowledge of economics. For those who have taken A-level economics or any other version of economics some of the module content will appear familiar to you. However, the methods of analysis and the approach to teaching will quite probably be very different to anything experienced be
Duke on Demand Highlights for the Week of November 7, 2010
This week in Duke on Demand, during a session in Duke's Baldwin Auditorium, Duke alumnus Yizheng He gets a "Master Class" lesson from concert pianist and visiting artist Awadagin Pratt. Professor Misha Angrist discusses the science behind -- and experience of -- having his entire genome sequenced. A conversation at Duke's John Hope Franklin Center on the local food movement in Durham. And, an "Office Hours" webcast conversation on prison and African-American literature.
Stealing Empire: P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion
Stealing Empire poses the question What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation Using the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a point of entry Adam Haupt delves into varied terrain to locate answers in this groundbreaking inquiry He explores arguments about copyright via peertopeer P2P platforms such as Napster free speech struggles debates about access to information and open content licenses and develops a politically incisive analysis of counter discourses
Television News Careers : How to Become an International News Reporter
Becoming an international news reporter, also known as a foreign correspondent, requires having a grasp on international relations, possibly knowing a foreign language and understanding the politics of a given country. Understand what it takes to work overseas as a news reporter with insider information from award-winning former TV news anchor, Glenn Selig, in this video on television jobs.