PLATO - An Early Community of Multiplayer Games
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 5 was entitled "PLATO Games: An Early, Robust Community of Multiplayer, Online Games." Session 5 Description: Social gaming is the fusion of computer games and digital communities. Some of the earliest instances of this occurred on the PLATO system, and were made possible by the PLATO system's technological innovations as well as a sufficiently open environment to allow the developme
PLATO - An Early Online Community
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 6 was entitled "An Early Online Community: People Plus Computing Grows Communities." Session 6 Description: The developers of PLATO didn't set out to build an online community. So how did it turn into one? In 1972 few suspected that a human community could grow and thrive within the electronic circuitry of a computer. But two years later the world's first online community was flouris
University of Richmond School of Law - The Future of Equality in American Constitutional Law
Governor Tim Kaine speaks at University of Richmond School of Law during Law Alumni Weekend on the topic of "The Future of Equality in American Constitutional Law"
Boiler Bytes: "All-American" Marching Band
Members of the "All-American" Band perform at all Purdue home football games as well as selected away games and bowl appearances. Each spring since 1919 it has been the host band of the Indianapolis 500, performing in the 500 Festival Parade and for the race's opening ceremonies. http://www.purdue.edu/bands/aamb/
USAWC - Making National Security Policy in the 21st Century
Dr. Alan Stolberg, Henry L. Stimson Chair of Military Studies Associate Professor of National Security Studies and Director, National Security Policy Program U.S. Army War College, discusses the challenges of Making National Security Policy in the 21st Century.
Retailers try early holiday start
American retailers are offering discounts weeks ahead of the traditional start to the holiday buying season in a bid to lure shoppers earlier than usual.
3.9 Delacroix’s early career – exercise
In this unit you will be introduced to a variety of Delacroix’s work and see how his paintings relate to the cultural transition from Enlightenment to Romanticism. You will study Delacroix’s early career, his classical background, the development of Romantic ideas and their incorporation into his work. You will have the opportunity to study some of his most important paintings and compare them to works favouring a Neoclassical approach. You will also be able to see how his themes, subjects
5 Early warning signs
Your heart beats around 100,000 times every day and, in that time, pumps about 23,000 litres of blood around your body. But what happens when it doesn’t work as well as it should? This unit explains what happens in cardiovascular disease, when the heart’s performance is affected, how the normal function of blood vessels is impaired, and what treatments are available. Whether you are a patient, relative, friend or healthcare professional, you will find the unit interesting.
1.3 The very early Universe
The ‘Big Bang’ is said to be the origin of our Universe. This unit will help you to comprehend what happened in the moments immediately after the Big Bang and during the initial cooling period. You will also gain an understanding of how this event turned in to the Universe we live in today.
Panel #1 - U.S.-Asia Relations in the 21st Century
Asia's Global Influence: How Is It Exercised? What Does It Mean? Moderator: T. J. Pempel, University of California-Berkeley Presentations: Challenges in Asia's Regional Security Environment - Christopher Twomey, Naval Postgraduate School The Instability of China-U.S. Relations - Yan Xuetong, Tsinghua University Discussant: John Brandon, The Asia Foundation This conference is jointly sponsored by the Institute of East Asian Studies, National Bureau of Asian Research, The Asia Foundation and W
Association des Écrivains Bretons (AEB)
This association is for anyone who is Breton, writes in Breton or lives in Brittany and supports Breton literature. Founded in 1978 by Yann Brekilien the Breton author, it encourages the study and further production of literature in Breton or literature about Brittany but in French. The website has a list of authors who belong to the association, with brief details about their literary genres. Various projects are underway with the aim of publicising the association further. AEB gives constr
Rutherford journal : the New Zealand journal for the history and philosophy of science and technolog
The Rutherford Journal is an online journal that publishes invited articles, and critical notices, from leading international scholars in the history and philosophy of science and technology. It is edited by Professor Jack Copeland of the Philosophy Department of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. The journal has been published annually since December 2005, and the full texts of the articles of this and subsequent volumes are freely available as HTML files. The articles include original
Medical history 1957-2009
This Web page gives free access to the full-text of the British journal 'Medical History', offering issues from 1957 until 2009. Each issue has a linked table-of-contents, with articles available as a summary, as "page-view", or as a PDF file. Obituaries, book notes, essay-reviews, and book reviews are also regularly available in each issue. Example article titles include: 'Medical aspects of tobacco smoking and the anti-tobacco movement in Britain in the nineteenth century'; 'Design for a med
Society for literature, science, and the arts
The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA) is a scholarly society broadly interested in science and representation. The SLSA hosts an annual conference in the U.S.A. and a European conference every other year. Membership is wide-ranging, covering... "sciences, engineering, technology, computer science, medicine, the social sciences, the humanities, the arts, and independent scholars and artists". At June 2009 the SLSA website contains the proceedings for the SLSA 2008 conference, i
Italian academies, 1530-1700: a themed collection database
This website provides access to a bibliography of the British Librarys exceptional collection of material from the Italian Learned Academies of the late Renaissance and early modern periods. During the period covered, the Academies had a vital role in the intellectual culture of Italy and beyond, yet the only comprehensive work available to scholars (Michele Maylenders Storia delle Accademie d'Italia) is over 50 years old and in needs to be in many cases corrected, and updated in the l
American association of teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Founded in 1917, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese promotes the study and teaching of these languages on the secondary and tertiary levels. Its extensive site provides information about the organisation (membership, officers), lists job postings, provides information about its annual conference, awards and scholarships. The site offers particularly important information about the organisation's publications ('Hispania;' 'Enlace;' the Association's newsletter; 'Portu
Cátedra Padre António Vieira de Estudos portugueses
This is the site of the Fr. António Vieira Chair of the Pontifica Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro, which was established in 1984 with a truly interdisciplinary and comparative purpose. It hosts a range of comparative reserach projects in the humanities: canons and margins in Portuguese and Brazilian literature; continuity and discontinuity in Brazilian and Portuguese literature; aspects of Portuguese in its different stages; the role of intellectuals in modern and postmodern society; l
Michel Faber : Interview
This interview with the Dutch novelist and short story writer Michel Faber (1960- ) is published by January Magazine, an online arts journal edited by Linda L. Richards. The lengthy interview, conducted by Richards in November 2002, is preceded by a short biography and a review, by David Abrams, of Faber's remarkable novel, set in Victorian England, 'The Crimson Petal and the White' (Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd, 2002). It is concerned mostly about the writing of that novel which, apparently,
Understanding Animal Research
Understanding Animal Research is a member organisation, founded in 2008 by bringing together two UK organisations, Research Defence Society and the Coalition for Medical Progress.‘Understanding Animal Research’ aims to “achieve understanding and acceptance of the need for humane animal research in the UK, by maintaining and building informed public support and a favourable policy climate for animal research.” This site provides information on the member organisations,