We Are California
We Are California is the first-ever website devoted to the history of California immigration and migration, and the first-ever website where Californians can tell their own coming-to-California stories. We invite you to explore the remarkable stories of your fellow Californians — past and present — and to add your own — or your family’s — "We Are California" story.
Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
Active Sonar Detection in Ambient Noise
This module introduces the active sonar problem for ambient noise that has constant power across the sonar receiver bandwidth. The result is a likelihood ratio of the ping history that includes a matched filter.
Learn about Ancient Greece's history, contributions and mythology.
A Haunting Halloween
Students will participate in various Halloween activities including: learning the history of Halloween, learning safety tips for Trick-or-treating, and taking a tour of a haunted house.
Utah Earthquake Timeline and Essay
In this activity you will critically read an article about the history of earthquakes in Utah. After reading the article you will create a time-line After creating the time-line, you will analyze the data and other information that you find and hypothesize about whether Utah may expect a major earthquake in the near future.
University of California's Museum of Paleontology: Geologic Timeline
University of California's Museum of Paleontology has created a hyperlinked Geologic Timeline with all sorts of details about each time unit that may be useful later in the course. Each hyperlink contains a variety of information including stratigraphy, ancient life, localities and tectonics associated with that specific time period. Users can also link to an Introduction to Geology page and a description of the Museum's geology wing.
Ethics of Human Subject Research
Ethics of Human Subject Research (2 credits) is offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Distance Education Division, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute, Johns Hopkins University. The course introduces students to the ethics of human subject research. Ethical theory and principles are introduced, followed by a brief history of research ethics. Topics covered in lectures and moderated discussions include informed c
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Tim White (9/18/03)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Tim White Professor of Integrative Biology "On the Trail of Our Human Ancestors" This interview took place on September 18, 2003.
Peer to Peer and the Music Industry: The Criminalization of Sharing
Examining technical, legal and cultural strategies by the recording industry to persuade people that file-sharing is impossible, immoral, un-cool or dangerous, and the failure of these strategies. Alternative business models are discussed. The period from the advent of the compact disc in 1982 to the first significant file-sharing system in 1999 saw the greatest period of profitability in the history of recorded music. The decade since 1999 has seen an equally radical collapse. What seems obviou
What can we learn from history about the current financial crisis?
In this seminar, three Oxford academics will discuss what we can learn from business history about today’s financial crisis.
Adrian Hill on Vaccination Research
Interview with Professor Adrian Hill, Director of the Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research in which he and student Richard Morton talk about the history of the Jenner Institute and the work currently being done to find TB, HIV and Malaria vaccines
The Oxford interview - History tutors tell all
History tutors Mark Mulholland and Catherine Holmes explain the whys and wherefores of the Oxford interview, and give tips on how best to prepare. This podcast will be of particular interest to those who applied for history or another humanities subject.
The Science of Discworld - Professor Ian Stewart
The Science of Discworld series weaves together a Discworld story by Terry Pratchett which examines what happens when wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity, with scientific commentary by two University of Warwick researchers (mathematician and chaos theory expert Professor Ian Stewart and reproductive Biologist Dr Jack Cohen) on the evolution and development of the human mind, culture, language, art, and science. Professor Ian Stewart is a member o
The Ashmolean Museum and the Museum of Natural History
An introduction to the Ashmolean Museum and the Museum of Natural History
Alisa Miller: 'Selling Patriotism: Rupert Brooke in the First World War'
Alisa Miller takes a look at the 'Rupert Brooke cult', examining why this particular poet was so popular during the First World War, both with the general public and the soldier, at home and abroad. This podcast has eminated from Alisa's dissertation at the Faculty of History, Oxford University on the poet Rupert Brooke and popular literary culture in Britain during the First World War.
Process and Effects of Unification
The history of the Wall — Developments up to 1989 — The international handling of German unification — The domestic politics of unification — Enduring divisions in Germany — Conclusion
Colloquium Week 2: Myths about the Medieval World
There are some standard modern myths (e.g. "medieval people thought the earth was flat"; "they were considered old at the age of 30", etc.) which historians are always encountering in their audiences, and I will try to de-bunk some of these.
St Hilda's College: Medieval and Modern Languages
Experiencing St Hilda's College: Helen Swift talks to Lucia Nixon, Tutor for Admissions, about why study Medieval and Modern Languages at St Hilda's College.
BMI for historians: measuring health and gender inequality in historical populations
Lecturer in Social History, All Souls College, University of Oxford, Deborah Oxley gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 6th May 2009