A talk by Saad Hariri
Editor's note: Unfortunately the first few minutes of the introduction are missing from the podcast. Saad Hariri is President of the Council of Ministers of the Lebanese Republic, a position he has held since November 2009. He is the leader of the Future Movement, which currently holds the majority in Lebanon's parliament. He entered the political domain in 2005 following the assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Prior to politics, he held several high level roles in b
SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT)
This course offers an introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary academic field that asks critical questions about the meaning of gender in society. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's and Gender Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. Gender scholarship critically analyzes themes of gendered performance and power in a range of social spheres, such as law, culture, work, medicine and the
Valor afegit. La recuperació dels Pirineus
Durada: 30 min. Vídeo. TVC.
L'espai "Valor afegit" dedica el reportatge principal d'aquest capítol al creixement econòmic de les comarques de muntanya. Així mateix, també es fa ressò de la caiguda de la borsa i de l'augment dels preus. Durant els últims deu anys, les comarques Author(s):
The Internationalization of Spanish Companies: Ferrovial, The Rise of a Multinational
Move over, Italy. Rafael del Pino is here to claim Spain’s rightful spot as a major European player in the global infrastructure market. Founded by del Pino’s father in 1952 as a builder of sleeper cars for trains, Ferrovial has diversified into a conglomerate with a hand in construction, real estate, road bui
Logarithm Concepts -- Introduction
This module introduces the concept of logarithms.
Astronaut Lt. Colonel Michael Fincke Attends Reunion Via Space Link
Nothing could stop Mike Fincke (MIT ’89) from joining his 15th reunion – not even a 200-mile-high earth orbit. Fincke began a six-month stint as science officer and flight engineer on Expedition 9 to the International Space Station (ISS) in April 2004, and stole a few moments from his hectic schedule to greet fellow alumni. In addit
Julia Morgan : an online exhibition
This online exhibition highlights the work of American architect Julia Morgan, who in 1904 became the first woman licensed to practice architecture in California. Taken from the archive papers at the Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), the website provides scope notes for the collection and related collections. The online exhibition covers Morgan's biography; education; early work; Morgan's design of William Randolph Hearst's estate in San Simeon, Calif
Language, religion and print culture in the Welsh diaspora
This short Web page introduces an AHRC-funded research network concerned “the ways in which Welsh identity was preserved and adapted” by the Welsh diaspora in North and South America. Bringing together scholars with backgrounds in Welsh literature, linguistics, history, religion and Welsh identities the group held four meetings in Bangor between 2006-2007, brief details of which are provided.
Reel Ireland is an organisation dedicated to... "touring Irish films worldwide". It is administered by the Irish Film Institute, and funded by Culture Ireland. This website was launched in 2008 and contains a useful and comprehensive 2009 Festival Calendar of film festivals around the world dedicated to Irish films. There is also a page featuring details of selected recent Irish films. Although rather limited in content, and not yet the "flagship global showcase for Irish film and film artists"
Alphabetical list of open access journals in ancient studies
This website is a blog (The Ancient World Online - AWOL) published by Charles Ellwood Jones and listing several open access e-journals relevant to ancient studies. It is constantly updated and new additions are posted regularly. In addition to accessing the e-journals directly, it is also possible to search several of them through JURN (based on Google). Both researchers and students may find useful to follow the blog and have a handy list of links ready to use.
Kitabkhana is a literary blog site which, while it has a fairly strong South Asian focus, also looks at publishing in English generally. The site is quite idiosyncratic - it is light hearted and humourous, but nonetheless gives an interesting critique of many modern works of fiction and on bodies of work. The South Asian bias of the site can be seen in the number of Indian authors that feature on it, as well as in the references to South Asian phenomena and trends in the reviews of other works.
Teacher's guide to the Holocaust: literature
The Literature section of the online Teacher's guide to the Holocaust, provides a practical guide to Holocaust literature for educators, researchers and students. Part of a broader site, these pages outline the scope and diversity of literary writing related to the Holocaust. Divided into seven sub-sections, these pages cover: writing by victims; survivor testimonies; accounts of resisters; narratives about rescuers; texts which offer an insight into the cultural, social and political context in
Anecdotal in character, and without any pretence to academic criticism, this online resource focuses on the motifs of gender and sexuality, as it explores various Western narratives, ranging from the biblical story of Adam and Eve, Homer's adventures, and the marital anxieties of Jane Austen to Kama Sutra and erotic tales by Anais Nin. Abounding in illustrations of relevant personae and places, i.e.: photographs of Austen's suitor, the author herself, her house, desk and a snapshot of Bath Georg
This is the website of The Middlebrow Network, an AHRC-funded project developing research around the “loaded and disreputable term” ‘middlebrow’. Coined in the early twentieth century, ‘middlebrow’ can be defined as referring to “moderately intellectual” cultural production, perceived by some as of limited value. This network aims to debate the term itself, and consider how it may be understood in different fields as well as investigating specific
Street and studio : an urban history of photography
The Tate Gallery website has provided this online resource which accompanied their exhibition 'Street and Studio: an urban history of photography', which ran from 22 May to 31 August 2008. This resource features some of the 350 works that were exhibited to illustrate the history of photographic portraiture comparing those images taken in the studio to those set outside in the street. Set out in 11 'rooms' this resource features images from the late 19th century through to the 20th century. Alt
This image database contains close to 2,500 images of black-and-white fashion photographs. The International Wool Secretariat, now The Woolmark Company, was established in 1937 to undertake research and the global promotion of wool. To that end, they built up a large library of promotional photographs and accompanying press releases which they generously donated to the London College of Fashion in the 1980's when they relocated and were short of space. The photographs date from the 1940's throug
German history in documents and images
German History in Documents and Images (GHDI) exhibits primary sources online to present a narrative of Germany's political, social, and cultural history from 1500 to the present. The site includes historical narrative overviews and original German texts, accompanied by new English translations. Short secondary historical narratives are prepared by a variety of current scholars who are specialists in relevant fields. The site is divided into ten sections according to historical time periods, w
Kultur was a JISC-funded online project, which created a... "working model of a sustainable institutional repository for research output in the visual and applied arts", the Kultur Demonstrator. The website contains a full set of PDF reports on the progress and outcomes of the project, along with details of the staff involved, and links to the original JISC description of the project. This may be an interesting resource for those considering the ways in which academic online repositories and arc
ALFAL (Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de América Latina)
ALFAL (Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de América Latina) is an academic association for the study of the literatures of Latin America and linguistics, covering the theory and practice of all the languages in the area: Spanish; Portuguese; and indigenous languages. In addition to up-to-date news, and information about memberships and the association, the website provides bibliographical details about its publications: the journal 'Lingüística'; bulletins; and 'Cuadernos de Lingüís