This Oxford at Said seminar was dedicated to the phenomenon of stress. Sloan Mahone gives a historical perspective on the topic, Ian Brown presents latest findings on occupational stress and John Morris covers stress from a physiological perspective. Three Oxford University researchers from the areas of history of medicine, occupational health and physiology discuss how their disciplines define stress, how they approach it and what can be learned from their findings. Sloan Mahone, University Lec
Understanding the Iranian Nuclear Crisis
Tension between Iran and the international community is increasing with negotiations over Iran's nuclear capability at the heart of a growing diplomatic crisis. With the likely recommdendation that Iran be referred to the UN Security Council for supposed breaches of its nuclear obligations the next few weeks will be crucial in determining the outcomes of this latest confrontation. The current crisis is the culmination of years of Iranian nuclear development and diplomatic efforts on the part of
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
1 Aprender vocabulario
If you already have a working knowledge of the Spanish language this unit will help to improve you ability to describe places, events and routines in the past. By using Medieval Spain as the setting you will learn crucial grammatical points regarding the preterite and imperfect tenses.
Episode 18 – The strange case of the butterfly theft Good crime fiction finds out whodunnit by asking why and how they did it. Evidence can lead us to the culprit but can also lead us to erroneous assumptions. In this episode we talk to one of history’s detectives – the archivist. Ross Harrison Snow, Museum Victoria’s (former) archivist, uncovered a long-forgotten but fascinating story about a butterfly theft that occurred from museums in Australia and New Zealand in the late 1940s. The evidence, such as old muse
Good crime fiction finds out whodunnit by asking why and how they did it. Evidence can lead us to the culprit but can also lead us to erroneous assumptions. In this episode we talk to one of history’s detectives – the archivist.
Ross Harrison Snow, Museum Victoria’s (former) archivist, uncovered a long-forgotten but fascinating story about a butterfly theft that occurred from museums in Australia and New Zealand in the late 1940s.
The evidence, such as old muse
Episode 21 – A short history of Phar Lap curators The ‘relics’ of history have been housed in museums for hundreds of years. Museum Victoria was officially started in 1854 by British colonialists who collected items deemed to be significant to the nation’s identity, culture, and education. Today the tradition of acquiring and housing what is significant to the nation’s culture continues but it’s performed by representatives of the broad Australian public, in the form of historians, scientists, and i
The ‘relics’ of history have been housed in museums for hundreds of years. Museum Victoria was officially started in 1854 by British colonialists who collected items deemed to be significant to the nation’s identity, culture, and education.
Today the tradition of acquiring and housing what is significant to the nation’s culture continues but it’s performed by representatives of the broad Australian public, in the form of historians, scientists, and i
Jürgen Heeg, Said Business School, MBA graduate 2007, Germany
Jürgen Heeg worked for Siemens four years as a financial project manager before deciding to do an MBA so that he could move into investment banking. He selected Oxford because of its brand name and history of educating leaders, and joined the MBA class of 2006/07. While studying for his MBA, Jürgen attended a corporate presentation by Macquarie Bank, making contacts which resulted in him completing an internship and accepting a job with them as an executive in their investment banking division
Battle of the Bulge, A Kansas Story
"In early December of 1944, Second Lieutenant Martin Jones of the 106th Division of the Army moved through Belgium to the German border. Jones and his division were scattered through the Ardennes forest when the Germans began moving tanks across the border. The battle that ensued, called the Battle of the Bulge, lasted from December 16, 1944 through January 25, 1945 and claimed over 75,000 casualties and prisoners of war. He recalls the engagement and his subsequent capture at the hands of the G
Clays of the Piedmont: Origins, recovery, and use
A "virtual field trip" through the North Carolina Piedmont and thousands of years of history explains the origin of Piedmont clays and how clay is made into pottery. With high-resolution photographs.
Susan Dimond Journal, 1875
Susan Bixby Dimond and her husband Will made the long journey from her family home in Mayville, New York, to Osborne County, Kansas, in February 1872 to begin a promising new life in the West. Susan was a 30 year-old former schoolteacher; Will was a Civil War veteran from Pennsylvania who worked as a blacksmith in addition to farming. Their severest test came during the winter of 1874 and 1875, after millions of locusts had descended on the Midwest the previous summer, decimating every shred
Clark Bruster To His Family, June-Sept. 1917
Clark Bruster's great-grandfather was an early settler of Waverly, N. Y., a village on the New York/Pennsylvania border. Harvey and Cora Bruster raised Clark and his brothers there in the early 1900s. Waverly had about 6,000 residents at that time. Clark had finished school and begun working as a meat salesman in nearby Elmira, when the U.S. entry into World War I changed his life dramatically. From Fort Slocum on Long Island, Clark boarded a train to travel to Fort Riley, Kansas, in June 1917,
Governor John Carlin Interview
This features excerpts from the second interview with Kansas Governor John Carlin, who held office from January 8, 1979 to January 12, 1987. In 1978, in a surprise upset, he defeated the Republican incumbent Governor, Robert Bennett, in his bid for re-election. In this interview, Carlin recalls that Bennett initially won, not because he was a popular choice, but because his Democratic opponent was Vern Miller, the controversial Wichita sheriff and Kansas Attorney General from 1971-1975. Carlin r
Parachicos Masked Drama, #5 Masks of Mexico Audio Tour
Masked dance dramas continue to be important elements of holiday celebrations in Mexico. Many versions exist of the story behind the Dance of the Parachicos. A common element is the blond-haired and blue-eyed Parachicos who were very kind to the young son of a wealthy woman who had become sick. In turn, she expressed her gratitude for his recovery by distributing food to the village. Gayle Castañeda of the Castañeda Museum of Ethnic Costume shares the story.
The Cherokee Nation
The modern Cherokee Nation is enjoying a renaissance in language and culture. Living History Demonstrator Paula Nelson shares the resurgence.
Mickey Mouse Undies
This is the inaugural segment of the biweekly podcast, Cool Things in the Collection, presented by the Kansas Museum of History. Today's podcast features host Murl Riedel interviewing Rebecca Martin about a set of Mickey Mouse Undies from the 1930s. Who wore them, and what does Walt Disney have to do with Kansas?
Today's Kansas Museum of History podcast features host Murl Riedel interviewing curator Laura Vannorsdel about a leg brace and the role Protection, Kansas, had in protecting the world against polio.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show was one of the most successful programs in television history. The museum owns the desk used by the character Lou Grant, Mary's gruff but lovable boss. Hear how a prop from a show filmed in Hollywood about a Minneapolis TV station ended up in Topeka.
Securing the right to vote was a major milestone for women in America. As we approach Women's History Month, we consider a controversial painting in our collections that commented on the rights of 19th century women in politics and society. Its title is American Woman and Her Political Peers.
Spoils of War
Thousands of buildings were looted of their contents during the Civil War. This quilt from a ransacked South Carolina home has only recently been reunited with its history.
What do Greta Garbo, Madonna and Napoleon have in common? Why Glamour, Darling!
Stephen Gundle from the Department of Film and Television Studies at Warwick has published the first ever history of Glamour. Here he demystifies the mystery behind one of mankinds most elusive concepts.