16 Bodleian Library and Sheldonian Theatre
A brief history of the Bodleian Library and the Sheldonian Theatre including information about how students use them today.
12 History of the University
An overview of the history of Oxford University for prospective applicants who may like to know more about how the University has changed over the years.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Baseball has long been known as America's pastime, but like many of our country's institutions, it has a history of racial segregation. Today we consider a program from a 1950s game between two Negro Leagues teams.
21 Regent's Park College and St Benet's Hall
A short overview of Regent's Park College and St Benet's Hall, including information about their history, what life is like and the facilities you can find.
The Ashmolean Museum and the Museum of Natural History
An introduction to the Ashmolean Museum and the Museum of Natural History
V&A CultureCast: August 2006 (enhanced with images)
The August 2006 edition of CultureCast features a preview of the new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, a new addition to the photography collection, and a number of museum visitors reminiscing about life and fashion in 1960's London.
21M.263 Music Since 1960 (MIT)
This course begins with the premise that the 1960s mark a great dividing point in the history of 20th century Western musical culture, and explores the ways in which various social and artistic concerns of composers, performers, and listeners have evolved since that decade. It focuses on works by classical composers from around the world. Topics include the impact of rock, as it developed during the 1960s - 70s; the concurrent emergence of post serial, neotonal, minimalist, and new age styles; t
V&A CultureCast: June 2006 (no images)
The June 2006 edition of CultureCast features graphic designers discussing Korda's iconic image of Che Guevara, a curator discussing an Early Medieval standing cross and an interview with two winners of this year's Inspired By competition.
Governor John Carlin Interview
Kansas Governor John Carlin held office from January 8, 1979 to January 12, 1987. He was elected to the Kansas legislature in 1970 and was Minority Leader of the House from 1975-1977; then Speaker of the House from 1977-1979, when Democrats unexpectedly won a majority. In 1978, Carlin upset incumbent Governor Robert Bennett's re-election bid by only 16,335 votes. The interview is the basis for Dr. Bob Beatty's article, "Be willing to take some risks to make things happen," published in Kansas Hi
The First Stars and the End of the Dark Ages
In the history of the universe, there is a period which is extremely difficult for us to see because there were no sources of light. These cosmic "dark ages'' ended when the first stars turned on, providing the first view of the somewhat evolved universe.
Vanishing Third World Emigrants? The Seventh H. W. Arndt Memorial Lecture
A secular decline in emigration rates from the Third World since the 1990s has gone unnoticed. The recent rise in unemployment in high-wage countries has accelerated the secular decline. These trends have gone unnoticed partly because observers have been obsessed with immigration rates, and partly because of their belief that aging in rich countries will augment the demand for more immigrants. This lecture shows that the Third World supply side matters even more, just as the previous two centuri
1-2. Two Paradigms of Colonial History (September 24, 2008)
American history, social science, humanism, language, England, colony, class, diversity, politics, scientific revolution, human condition, architecture, colonization, art, discovery, settler, Columbus, communication, African slave, black, immigration, Eur
3. Republican Constitutionalism in the Age of the Democratic Revolution...or Not (September 26, 2008
American history, atlantic, university, governor, president, democrat, Civil War, slavery, United States, race, colonization, entrepreneurship, capitalism, globalization, culture, ethnicity, society, inquisition, religion, constitution, revolution,20th c
4. The Godly Commonwealths of New England (September 29, 2008)
history, social science, anthropology, cultural studies, European, immigrant, immigration, savage native american, colony, William Penn, Quaker, church, Civil war, France, community, demography, family size and structure, public policy, Chesapeake, popula
5. Southern Plantations (October 3, 2008)
history, social science, anthropology, cultural studies, population, settlement, aboriginal people, buffalo, Thomas Hobbes, church, life expectancy, mortality, immigrant, population, indentured servants, labor, birth interval, disease, property, alcohol,
6. Slavery And The Plantation Complex (October 6, 2008)
history, social science, anthropology, cultural studies, philosophy, ethics, theory, slavery, settler, indigenous people, African American culture, master, freedom, domination, class, liberty, equality, identity, demography, community, society, race, desc
7. The Origins Of Racial Slavery (October 8, 2008)
history, social science, anthropology, cultural studies, philosophy, ethics, theory, slavery, settler, feudalism, domination, settlement, smallpox, disease, African American, import, crop, gender, age, race, legal system, society, evolution of status, sta
8. From African To African American (October 10, 2008)
history, social science, anthropology, cultural studies, philosophy, ethics, theory, slavery, economy, tobacco, plantation, labor, crop, indentured servant, race, law, statute, religion, pagan, demography, revolution, fertility, labor cycle, life expectan
11. The Political Heritage (October 20, 2008)
history, social science, anthropology, cultural studies, religion, philosophy, ethics, theory, witchcraft, salem, demographic, political party, coalition, Bonny Prince Charley, France, Scottish, painting, liberty, protestant, loyalty, absolutism, Thomas H
12. Commerce and Culture (October 22, 2008)
history, social science, political studies, international relations, anthropology, cultural studies, religion, philosophy, ethics, theory, empire, economy, nemesis, revolution, war, protest, crown, authority, conventions of governance, public, constitutio