Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
Jennie Wade: Maid of Gettysburg
Jennie Wade was a 21-year-old civilian girl who was killed during the battle at Gettysburg. This video gives a brief overview of the battle at Gettysburg while discussing the life of Jennie Wade, the Maid of Gettysburg, and her family.
The Economy during the US Civil War
This video is accompanied by text. "The Civil War affected northern and southern economies differently. When the war began, the north, with its large factories and well-established companies, generated a great deal of the country’s business. After the first volleys of battle, the north experienced a slight depression due to the uncertainty of the war and the loss of southern business associations. However, after the initial shock passed, the northern economy flourished. The federal government
Sustainable Tourism Certification
A lecture on sustainable tourism
Battlefield: Pearl Harbour (Part 10/10)
BATTLEFIELD: PEARL HARBOUR: Pearl Harbour and The Fall of ( Malaya ) Singapore(Part 1 of 10) The infamous Japanese attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was one of the most significant events of World War II. Brilliantly planned and executed though it was the attack bought the mighty USA into the war with disastrous consequences for the Axis powers. Meanwhile in Malaya, the Japanese Army was sweeping through the country towards the vital British base at Singapore.
Use a Highlighter to Make Glowing Water
It's easy to make water glow very brightly under a black light. This video provides instructions as well as a demonstration. There is no sound, but the instructions are written on the screen. Very simple video and easy to understand. Run time 0:56.
Theater Alum Anthony Paderewski Spotlight
This video features Armstrong theatre alumni Anthony Paderewski.
21H.346 France 1660-1815: Enlightenment, Revolution, Napoleon (MIT)
A century and a half ago, Alexis de Tocqueville argued that the Revolution of 1789 in France constituted the culmination of long-term administrative and social changes, rather than a rupture with the past. In this class, we will consider that Tocquevillian insight by examining four aspects of French experience from the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV, to the rule of the Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte: Absolutism, Enlightenment, Revolution, and Empire. Through the study of primary and secondary sou
21F.740 The New Spain: 1977-Present (MIT)
This course deals with the vast changes in Spanish social, political, and cultural life that have taken place since the death of Franco. It examines the new freedom from censorship; the re-emergence of strong movements for regional autonomy: the Basque region and Catalonia; the new cinema including Almodóvar and Saura; educational reforms instituted by the socialist government, and the fiction of Carme Riera and Terenci Moix. Special emphasis is placed on the emergence of mass media as a
Could Women’s Rights be Sacrificed for Peace in Afghanistan?
The eventual withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan raises fears of what will happen next? Afghanistan’s female MP, Shinkai Kharokhail, hopes women won’t lose their hard-won gains.
It can sometimes be hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to diseases like H1N1. This video debunks some of the myths surrounding the disease.
21H.101 American History to 1865 (MIT)
This course focuses on a basic history of American social, economic, and political development from the colonial period through the Civil War. The colonial heritages of Spanish and British America; the American Revolution and its impact; the establishment and growth of the new nation; and the Civil War, its background, character, and impact are examined. Readings include writings of the period by Winthrop, Paine, Jefferson, Madison, W. H. Garrison, G. Fitzhugh, H. B. Stowe, and Lincoln.
Une nuit d'urgence (Vidéo) Film réalisé par Eric Duvivier Hors Liste Film sous-titré en anglais.
Film réalisé par Eric Duvivier
Film sous-titré en anglais.
21L.000J Writing About Literature (MIT)
Writing About Literature aims: To increase students' pleasure and skill in reading literary texts and in writing and communicating about them. To introduce students to different literary forms (poetry, fiction, drama) and some tools of literary study (close reading, research, theoretical models). To allow students to get to know a single writer deeply. To encourage students to make independent decisions about their reading by exploring and reporting back on authors whose works they enjoy. The
Selgin on Free Banking
George Selgin of West Virginia University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about free banking, where government treats banks as no different from other firms in the economy. Rather than rely on government guarantees to protect depositors (coupled with regulation), banks would compete with each other in offering security and return on deposits. Selgin draws on historical episodes of free banking, particularly in Scotland, to show that such a world need not be unduly hazardous or filled with
What would Hayek do to sort out this mess? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Eamonn Butler | The Nobel economist F A Hayek was the arch-rival of Keynes in the 1930s and 1940s. Some today say that he has the better explanation of boom-bust cycles and how to end them. His prescription is the exact opposite of Keynes – no big infrastructure spending, no keeping things afloat with quantitative easing and cheap credit, but leaner government, lower taxes, less regulation and more freedom for businesses and individuals alike. In this lecture, Hayek biographer D
Novel Writing - David Dabydean
Critic, writer and novelist David Dabydeen is Director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies and Professor at the Centre for British Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Warwick.
Producing ‘The Queen’ - Andy Harries
The man who produced the award-winning British film, “The Queen” has swapped the red carpet of Hollywood for a Coventry University lecture hall this week. Andy Harries, who saw Dame Helen Mirren win the Oscar for her outstanding performance as the Queen, spoke to John Mair, as part of the Coventry Conversations series. Andy was appointed Controller of Drama and Comedy in 2000 having spent seven years creating and running Granada’s acclaimed Comedy Department. In his capacity as Controlle
Can we trust the International Media? - John O Oucho and Fred Mudhai
John O Oucho holds a PhD in Population Geography and was a post-doctoral fellow of the Carolina Population Center in the university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.A. in 1982-3. He has taught at the University of Nairobi (2 decades), University of Ghana (3 years) and University of Botswana (8 years). He was elected Fellow of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences (KNAS) in 1989 and the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) in 2003. He is a well traveled and well published academic and ha
The Specials - Horace Panter in Conversation
Horace Panter is a true icon of British music. In the 1970s Horace formed "The Specials" who went on to become one of the biggest bands of the 1980s. This year they are reforming to play a number of big shows, including headlining slots at Glastonbury and V Festival. In 1972 Horace started studying fine art at Coventry’s Lanchester Polytechnic, now known as Coventry University. In his second year there he met Jerry Dammers and soon they formed The Specials. They started playing in Coventry b