Media History and Social Regulation Mod 2 Unit 8
Module 2 discusses key features and developments in media history, focusing on the histories of print and audio-visual media. The module examines issues in the debates that govern scholarly, ethical and political thinking about the actual or desired relationship of media to public life and considers the relative significance and benefits of private, public and mixed-ownership media. The aim of this unit is to carry the narrative of the development of the mass media in industrialised societies
Media History and Social Regulation Mod 2 Unit 11
UKOER Course Pack
Israel and Lebanon - A History of the Conflict
With a UN ceasefire in place in the Lebanon attention now moves to finding a long lasting solution to the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. What is the background to the conflict and how can an understanding of the history of both sides help develop a resolution to the crisis? Dr Rob Johnson has written about the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, terrorism and counter-terrorism. Length: 23 Minutes
The history and uses of Aspirin
Professor Mike Stillings talks about the history and uses of Aspirin. Length: 20 minutes
The history of working men's clubs
At the height of their popularity there were more than 4,000 working men's clubs across the UK. Now there are just over half that number. Dr Ruth Cherrington, lecturer in cultural studies, talks about her research into how the club movement started and why it has declined.
Making history live through improvisational theatre
How improvisational theatre is providing a new insight into the history of capital punishment.
The Modern Commonwealth: challenges in the 21st century
On the eve of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kampala at end-November 2007, Secretary-General Don McKinnon will set the 53-nation family of nations in the context of the challenges facing a fast-changing, interdependent world - above all in entrenching a genuine culture of democracy and in bringing the benefits of economic and social development to the world's poor, with 800 million Commonwealth citizens living in official poverty.
Re-Writing the History of the Constitution: from the miraculous to the political
Was the US constitution the work of confident demigods and innovators or the handiwork of anxious political leaders who relied on longstanding Anglo-American political traditions to save a republican in crisis? Carol Berkin is presidential distinguished professor of history at Baruch College and The Graduate Centre, CUNY.
Why is it Always 'Us' and 'Them': on the natural history of thinking through groups
This event presents recent findings about representations of social categories that have potential relevance for anthropology, psychology and evolutionary biology.Lawrence Hirschfeld is professor of psychology and anthropology at the New School for Social Research, New York.
The Significance of Reconstruction after the Civil War in American history
Reconstruction after the Civil War is the least-known era in the American past. Professor Foner explains why an understanding of reconstruction is essential to knowledge of the course of American history, and American society today.
Modern Erotics and the Quest for Intimacy
The demand that sexual relations should be at the basis both of self-understanding and self-realisation often puts our intimate lives under particular pressure. This talk will look at contemporary sexualities and their uneasy relationship to love, fantasy and intimacy. Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst. Henrietta Moore is professor of social anthropology at LSE. Susie Orbach is a psychoanalyst and visiting professor at LSE. Renata Salecl is centennial professor of law at LSE.
Why Civilisations Can't Climb Hills: a political history of statelessness in Southeast Asia
Professor Scott argues that the hill peoples of mainland Southeast Asia are fugitive, runaway populations, practising 'escape agriculture', 'escape social structure' and 'escape culture'. Jim Scott is Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology at Yale University.
Ancient Adversaries, Modern Friends: Hellenic-Irnaian Relations Down The Ages
Unfortunately due to a technical fault the last fifteen minutes of this event are missing from the recording.
Constitutional Continuity: The Role of Lord Chancellor in a Modern Democracy
Jack Straw was appointed as lord chancellor and secretary of state for Justice on 28 June 2007. He has previously served as leader of the House of Commons, secretary of state for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and home secretary. In Opposition he served as shadow home secretary, shadow environment secretary and shadow education secretary.
The Red Flag: Communism and the Making of the Modern World
Communism was one of the most powerful political and intellectual movements of the modern world, and its collapse in 1989 had an enormous impact on our views of international affairs and economics. David Priestland argues that we have found it difficult to understand Communism, and the lessons we have learnt have contributed to many recent policy failures, from the 'War on Terror' to extreme neo-liberal economic policies. He revisits the history of Communism, explaining the reasons for its rise
Muslims in Modern Europe
This lecture will look at the complex character of the Muslim population in Europe and explain the many different ways in which they see the world around them. Gilles Kepel is the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS.
History in the Raw
This page discusses the importance of primary documents and uses them to illustrate historical concepts such as the subjective nature of written history, the intimate view of historical people's lives that primary documents can provide, and the importance of developing analytical skills when reconstructing history.
Images from the History of Medicine
This is a collection of nearly 60,000 images that illustrate the social and historical aspects of medicine. The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in various media.
The Red Flag: Communism and the Making of the Modern World
Speaker: David Priestland, University Lecturer in Modern History at Oxford University. Chair: Dr Vesselin Dimitrov
Five to Rule Them All: The U.N. Security Council and the Making of the Modern World
David L. Bosco, Assistant Professor in the School of International Service, American University and author: "Five to Rule Them All"