Daniel Herwitz on Talk Show Democracy
Philosopher and political commentator Daniel Herwitz launched the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA 2010 Great Texts Big Questions lecture series on 4 March when he discussed Talk Show Democracy Stars Celebrities and American PoliticsProfessor Herwitz Director of the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan USA is currently Mellon Visiting Research Fellow at UCT He is the author of Star as Icon about the creation of this media persona from the joint forces
Lolita with Imraan Coovadia
Acclaimed novelist Imraan Coovadia spoke at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions public lecture on Thursday 1 April He discussed How to read Lolita. Written by Vladimir Nabokov Lolita was first published in Paris in 1955 It is one of the best known and most controversial books of 20th Century literature Coovadia says I will be talking about the Lolita problem How do we respond to a book which is a first person narrative by a man who is trying to s
Putting the 'S' into Laughter
World famous South African artist William Kentridge spoke at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions public lecture on Thursday 8 April He gave a lecture titled Putting the Sinto Laughter looking at Gogol short story The Nose His recent production of Shostakovich opera The Nose premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in New York earlier this month to rave reviews. Kentridge began working on the opera three years earlier producing etchings drawings small
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Warrant for Genocide the Protocols of the Elders of Zion is Professor Milton Shain topic for UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture on 22 April. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion has been described as the world biggest literary forgery and yet despite intense research into this infamous text some still believe it is evidence of a Jewish plot for world domination. First published in Russian in 1903 The Protocols has appeared in many version
Imagining the City: Memories and cultures in Cape Town
The overriding strength of this book is that it places people, ordinary people at the centre of memory at the centre of historical and contemporary experience and thus at the centre of re-imagining and owning the city of Cape Town It is as they speak what they choose to say what they choose to remain silent about that we become aware of the possibilities of the city if it really did embrace all its people in all of their diversity. From the Foreword by Mike van Graan playwright and arts activist
REMIXING ÇATALHÖYÜK For more than a decade, archaeologists and scholars have gathered in central Turkey to explore the remains of the 9,000-year-old village of Çatalhöyük. First excavated in the 1960s, Çatalhöyük became world-famous for its dense architecture and spectacular wall decorations. Between 1997 and 2003, a team from the University of California Berkeley worked intensively on one building there, bringing to light the life history of a Neolithic home. Remixing Çatalhöyük fea
"Water Alert!" is an interactive educational resource on water, environment and sanitation where young people are engaged in an adventure of strategy and survival. The goal is to ensure that the people in this drought-challenged village, who are facing the threat of a flood, have water that is safe to drink and a clean and healthy school environment. Includes a facilitation guide with instructions for use of the game as a teaching tool and suggestions for classroom activities relating to water,
Astrobiology Magazine is an online service that provides summaries of scientific articles relevant to astrobiology. Specific topics include microbiology, paleontology, astronomy, climate history, planetary studies and space technology. The website is updated daily and free to access, however users must register to use the site. Users may follow links to an image gallery, book reviews, and a downloadable bibliography of research articles on astrobiology.
Geology 1002: Earth History
This is the webpage of an introductory Earth History course at the University of Michigan. The course focuses on basic geologic language and principles, earth materials, depositional environments, geologic time, plate tectonic and evolutionary theory. The website contains online study guides, lecture notes, homework, and useful links.
Global Climate Change: Environmental Studies 245
This website is the homepage of the St. Olaf interdisciplinary course, Global Climate Change. The course focuses on how and why Earth's climate has changed throughout its history and how it is likely to change in the near future. The course draws from geology, chemistry, meteorology, oceanography, and policy studies. Much of the science involved in this topic is cutting-edge, so quite a bit of the reading will be from scientific journals. Users can follow links to a PDF syllabus and assignments
The restless Universe
The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the history of physics, from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond. The route from classical to quantum physics will be laid out for you without recourse to challenging mathematics but with the fundamental features of theories and ...
West Coast Field Guide of the National Marine Sanctuaries
Our five West Coast national marine sanctuaries encompass nearly 12,000 square miles of ocean, which includes hundreds of miles of dramatic coastline. Teeming with life and filled with history, they offer countless opportunities for exploration, recreation and contemplation. This guide will introduce you to the natural and cultural wonders of your national marine sanctuaries. Whether you're traveling on foot or bicycle, by car or by boat, above water or diving below, it can lead you to new disco
Seattle: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
explores the city's history and shows how it continues to shape the city's life today. It uses residential, commercial, industrial, and religious locations to create a tour of 37 properties that documents how past and present come together.
Baltimore: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
provides an online tour of residential, commercial, industrial, and religious locations spanning more than 2 centuries of history. Through maps, descriptions, and photographs of places both famous and little-known, the guide shows why residents and visitors have become so fond of Baltimore.
Teaching with Historic Places
uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom. Lesson plans turn students into ...
223 GG Is a Troop One Person or a Group?
Is a "troop" and individual soldier, group of soldiers, or both? Get tips on how to properly use the word "troop." The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
History: Ask a Question
lets students correspond with government historians via email. Historians' names and addresses are listed by expertise with an emphasis towards those researching the national parks, the National Park Service, and American history.
Independence Hall: International Symbol of Freedom
recounts the history of the building in Philadelphia where the Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence and where, a decade later, delegates to the Philadelphia Convention formulated the Constitution: the Pennsylvania State House. The Pennsylvania Assembly, which had been meeting ...
Beginner - Fed up If you've just upset someone then you will need to know the Arabic words for saying you're sorry. If you listen to this podcast, you will also learn the vocabulary that helps you express your anger if you have been offended.
If you've just upset someone then you will need to know the Arabic words for saying you're sorry. If you listen to this podcast, you will also learn the vocabulary that helps you express your anger if you have been offended.
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