Subaltern Studies thirty years on: some unanswered questions
Dipesh Chakrabarty is currently the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College, University of Chicago. He is also a Faculty Fellow of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, an Associate Faculty of the Department of English, holds a visiting position at the Research School of Humanities & the Arts at ANU and an Honorary Professorial Fellowship with the School of Historical Studies at the University of Melbourne, Au
21H.907 Trials in History (MIT)
This seminar examines a number of famous trials in European and American history. It considers the salient issues (political, social, cultural) of several trials, the ways in which each trial was constructed and covered in public discussions at the time, the ways in which legal reasoning and storytelling interacted in each trial and in the later retellings of the trial, and the ways in which trials serve as both spectacle and a forum for moral and political reasoning. Students have an opportunit
The College of Charleston welcomed more than 2,500 new and returning students to campus at the third annual Georgestock. The event was held in the Carolina First Arena on Sunday -- with free food, giveaways, entertainment, and music provided by New York-based DJ Chachi.
Christiane Paul delivers the closing keynote at the Art History of Games Symposium on February 6, 2010 in the High Museum of Art's Rich Auditorium on the campus of the Woodruff Arts Center, in midtown Atlanta. The symposium was presented by Georgia Tech and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Starting from a brief outline of the art-historical connections between games and art, the presentation will explore how game art projects have expanded or redefined traditional characteristics of "ima
Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J. shares his impressions of Marquette
Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J., the newly named president-elect of Marquette, spoke on video yesterday on topics that included his passion for 16th Century poetry, his beloved dog, the importance of teaching and his impressions of Marquette.
Texas Tech's String Project Strikes Chord With Aspiring Young Musicians
The Texas Tech String Project was founded in 2001 with the help of the National String Project Consortium and the American String Teachers' Association. The program was originally funded by a three-year grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education and matched by money from Texas Tech. The university, student instruction fees and other grants now fund the program. More information: http://today.ttu.edu/2009/11/project-strikes-cord-with-aspiring-young-musicians/ More inform
Fair Health: Health Inequities Within and Between Countries - A Global Challenge
The 20th century has seen impressive gains in health and life expectancy in many parts of the world – but these improvements are unequally distributed. In every country, poor people and those from socially disadvantaged groups get sicker and die sooner than people in more privileged social positions. Not only is there a gap in health between the best-off and the worst-off in society, there is a gradient in health running between them. This gradient can be linked clearly to social and economic
Marco Polo Biography, Part IV
This is an animated biography of Marco Polo, a 14th-century explorer and trader, from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.
Putting Channel 4 on the Air - Channel 4 Day - Mike Bolland
Mike Bolland joined BBC Scotland in 1963 as an office junior before leaving for production work at the BBC in London and then in 1981 for the then newly established Channel 4. There he was the first media employee in the UK responsible for youth programming before becoming the Channel’s Head of Arts and Entertainment (1987 – 1990). Currently Mike works as a freelance television consultant and writer and has been head of TV at the National Film and Television School since 2006. This Coventry
21F.027J Visualizing Cultures (MIT)
In this new course, students will study how images have been used to shape the identity of peoples and cultures. A prototype digital project looking at American and Japanese graphics depicting the opening of Japan to the outside world in the 1850s will be used as a case study to introduce the conceptual and practical issues involved in "visualizing cultures". The major course requirement will be creation and presentation of a project involving visualized cultures.
Pupil Participation in School Design - Design and Ergonomics Applied Research Group
A collaboration between ergonomists and children’s geographers to understand factors which effect the participation of pupils in the Building Schools for the Future Programme. The two year AHRC funded project was completed in June 2009. The funding was used to support Coventry and Northampton Universities’ observations of the way and extent to which pupils were involved in the early stages of the design of their schools. The activities of 10 diverse schools in rural and urban areas around t
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Professor Jeff Jarvis
Jeff Jarvis is an American journalist and an associate professor and director of the interactive journalism program at the City University of New York’s new Graduate School of Journalism. He writes a new media column for The Guardian and hosts its Media Talk USA podcast. Jarvis is the creator of the popular weblog BuzzMachine, which tracks developments in new media. Prior to that, Jarvis was creator and founding editor of Entertainment Weekly; Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New Y
Contemporary Japanese Cinema - Domestic Appeal vs International Prestige - Dr John Berra
Dr John Berra is an Independent Scholar and Author who has written extensively about American and Japanese Independent Cinema. His most recent book is The Directory of World Cinema: Japan to be released in February 2010. This talk was organised by the Coventry University East Asian Film Society.
21M.621 Theater and Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (MIT)
This course explores contemporary American theatrical expression as it may be organized around issues of gender and cultural identity. This exploration will include the analysis of performances, scripts, and video documentation, as well as the invention of original documents of theatrical expression. Class lectures and discussions will analyze samples of Native American, Chicano, African American, and Asian American theater, taking into consideration the historical and political context for the
21M.351 Music Composition (MIT)
This course features directed composition of larger forms of original writing involving voices and/or instruments. It includes a weekly seminar in composition for the presentation and discussion of work in progress. Students are expected to produce at least one substantive work, performed in public, by the end of the term. Contemporary compositions and major works from 20th-century music literature are studied.
Re-inventing Entertainment on 4 - Channel 4 Day - Kevin Lygo
Kevin Lygo was Channel 4’s head of entertainment between 1998 and 2001 where he commissioned programs such as TFI Friday, Smack the Pony and Spaced. He has also worked for Channel Five as Controller of Programs, and then he returned to Channel Four as Controller in 2003. He is now the Director of Television and Content for the channel. Hear Kevin about Channel 4's vision for re-inventing entertainment.
Managing Rio Ferdinand and others - Chris Nathaniel
Chris Nathaniel is CEO of the NVA Entertainment Group, a leading company working across the entertainment and sports industries. Chris has negotiated deals for John Terry and works closely with Rio Ferdinand, Micah Richards, Obafemi Martins and Ryan Babel.
Stop 12: Rush
The Columbia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of contemporary American artist Lesley Dill that focuses on her most recent large-scale theatrical work. This is the first retrospective exhibition...
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Michael A. Young, CEO, Grady Health Systems - IMPACT
October 13 - IMPACT presents Michael A. Young, CEO, Grady Health Systems Michael A. Young brings more than 28 years of healthcare industry leadership to Grady Health System where he joined the health system as President/CEO on Sept. 2, 2008. Young began his career at Lancaster General Hospital & Health System in Lancaster, Penn. During his tenure there, Young built a new Women's Hospital, Orthopaedic Hospital and cutting-edge ambulatory services program. Most recently, Young was President and
21L.485 20th-Century Fiction (MIT)
Tradition and innovation in representative fiction of the early modern period. Recurring themes: the role of the artist in the modern period, the representation of psychological and sexual experience, the virtues (and defects) of the aggressively experimental character of so many modern books. Works by such writers as Conrad, Kipling, Isaac Babel, Kafka, James, Lawrence, Mann, Ford Madox Ford, Joyce, Woolf, Faulkner, and Nabokov.