Dr. Seuss Documentary, Part 5 of 9
This is a History Channel documentary about Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
AHEC: The Role of the Constitution in the Civil War
Dr. Mark E. Neely, Jr., McCabe Greer Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University presents The Role of the Constitution in the Civil War" as part of the Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series presented by the Army Heritage and Education Center. Abraham Lincoln's record on the Constitution and individual rights has fueled a century of debate. Now, in the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Fate of Liberty", Mark Neely depicts Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus as a well-intentioned
21F.717 Introduction to Spanish Culture (MIT)
This course has several purposes. The major concern will be the examination of Spanish culture including Spain's history, architecture, art, literature and film, to determine if there is a uniquely Spanish manner of seeing and understanding the world - one which emerges as clearly distinct from our own and that of other Western European nations.
18.315 Combinatorial Theory: Introduction to Graph Theory, Extremal and Enumerative Combinatorics (M
This course serves as an introduction to major topics of modern enumerative and algebraic combinatorics with emphasis on partition identities, young tableaux bijections, spanning trees in graphs, and random generation of combinatorial objects. There is some discussion of various applications and connections to other fields.
Exploring Wisconsin Our Home | Wisconsin Is Special
Wisconsin Is Special - Wisconsin is a state of great physical and cultural diversity. Throughout the state's history, interaction among people settling in Wisconsin's varied geographical regions has led to a balance and harmony that is manifested in Wisconsin's economy, landforms, and cultures. "Wisconsin Is Special" discusses this balance. It also examines the state symbols that represent Wisconsinites' pride in place, showing how these symbols reflect the unique and special place called
A video clip on Laodicea which is located in the Lycus River Valley of western Asia Minor, near the influential, ancient cities of Hierapolis and Colossae. A good video to show the history of this area and its people.
21F.065 Japanese Literature and Cinema (MIT)
This course includes surveys for both cinematic and literary representations of diverse eras and aspects of Japanese culture such as the classical era, the samurai age, wartime Japan and the atomic bombings, social change in the postwar period, and the appropriation of foreign cultural themes, with an emphasis on the modern period. The directors include Akira Kurosawa and Hiroshi Teshigahara. The authors include Kobo Abe and Yukio Mishima. The films are shown with subtitles in English. The cours
21H.575J Women in South Asia from 1800 to Present (MIT)
This course is designed to introduce and help students understand the changes and continuities in the lives of women in South Asia from a historical perspective. Using gender as a lens of examining the past, we will examine how politics of race, class, caste and religion affected and continue to impact women in South Asian countries, primarily in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. We will reflect upon current debates within South Asian women's history in order to examine some of the issu
The Story of Television, Part 1 of 2
This is a history of British TV broadcast TV and is suitable for high school students. Slightly pixelated (blurry). Run time 07:22.
The Origins of Jazz
Musical influences in modern Jazz composition; a four-minute history presented by Stephen Tosh. Mr. Tosh speaks of how European influence, 'street' music, and the (African) banjo helped form the beginnings of jazz music.
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500 NATIONS (PART 21)
This is a clip from the six-hour documentary series 500 Nations, which is a comprehensive history of Native American history in the US after the arrival of explorers from other countries. Vintage photos are included in the video.
The First People, Part III (Bluewater, Michigan)
This is a film documentary of the history of Native Americans in the Blue Water area of Michigan.
21M.013J The Supernatural in Music, Literature and Culture (MIT)
This class explores the relationship between music and the supernatural, focusing on the social history and context of supernatural beliefs as reflected in key literary and musical works from 1600 to the present. Provides a better understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Explores great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten. Readings will also include selections from the most
Cream pottery with silver, yellow , orange and green geometric designs and stripes. Gold stripe 1cm below rim on inside. Maker: Johnson Bros - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
18.409 Topics in Theoretical Computer Science: An Algorithmist's Toolkit (MIT)
This course covers a collection of geometric techniques that apply broadly in modern algorithm design.
Dying for Islam: An Alternative History (12 Feb 2010)
Dr Faisal Devji, from the Department of History and Anthropology at St Antony's College, Oxford, gave an Anthropology Departmental Seminar on 12 February 2010 entitled 'Dying for Islam: An Alternative History.
University of Nottingham, Modern Languages and Cultures resources
Enabling Mobile Collaborative Learning through Multichannel Interactions
The work presented here shows an architecture to integrate multiple communication channels for a simple communication tool: a weblog. The motivation for this work is to enable learners to access learning services regardless of their situation. Indeed, in some cases the access to these services is quite hard because people are on the move or don't easily have access to an Internet connection. This article presents the different elements that fit into the architecture which lay the path for a rich
President Heckler Lilly Conference Address - Part 2
Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler speaks on the subject of "The Arts as Institutional Signature" during the 20th anniversary national conference of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts (www.lillyfellows.org). More than 200 scholars from across the United States converged at Valparaiso University, Oct. 14 to 17, 2010, to discuss how colleges and students are being affected by changing notions of place, community and higher learning in the 21st century. How distance lear