21M.013J The Supernatural in Music, Literature and Culture (MIT)
This class explores the relationship between music and the supernatural, focusing on the social history and context of supernatural beliefs as reflected in key literary and musical works from 1600 to the present. Provides a better understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Explores great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten. Readings will also include selections from the most
Cream pottery with silver, yellow , orange and green geometric designs and stripes. Gold stripe 1cm below rim on inside. Maker: Johnson Bros - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Dying for Islam: An Alternative History (12 Feb 2010)
Dr Faisal Devji, from the Department of History and Anthropology at St Antony's College, Oxford, gave an Anthropology Departmental Seminar on 12 February 2010 entitled 'Dying for Islam: An Alternative History.
Lessons from history
Lessons from history: Could the current financial crisis have been predicted from historians' knowledge of past down turns and depressions globally? Dr David Chambers, who is Deputy Director of the Master of Finance Programme at Judge Business School and a University Lecturer in Finance, thinks so. It appears that from looking closely at what happened in the crash of the 1930s, Dr Chambers has a good grasp of how long it may take us to get out of the current financial difficulties. Structural pr
Jilted Generation: How Britain Bankrupted Its Youth
Why can so few young people afford to buy a house? Why do even top graduates struggle to find jobs? Why does politics – from voting to protesting – seem so pointless? Why is Britain not just 'broken' but also broke? Twenty-something journalists Ed Howker and Shiv Malik tell the sad, maddening story of how their generation's future is being strangled by the culture of short-termism.
John Higgins on William Blake
On Thursday 22 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is John Higgins a highly respected Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town (UCT) who will discuss a lyric by William Blake "Never seek to tell thy love love that never told can be." Higgins will show how readings of a single poem can also serve to exemplify some of the main intellectual and analytic currents of the past forty years including
Learn About The History of Music
Learn about the history of music - from the beginnings in Church music and Gregorian Chant to Polyphony where a new melody was placed on top of the chant. From there counterpoint fit different melodies together adding to the texture. In the Baroque era instrumental music began to become popular. This short video goes from the beginning of music history to Rock. Note: The video begins with an advertisement.
Legacy Day 2010 TGC and the Bell Tower
Don't miss Legacy Day 2010 coming up on Friday, November 5 from 2 -4:30 p.m. at the Historic Fort Hill home on campus. Come Celebrate the Thomas Green Clemson legacy and those who continue in his footsteps. Tour the house, hear the stories and learn about the man behind the will that started it all. Find out how Thomas Green Clemson and others who have followed in his footsteps have made this a great university for generations of Tigers. The day will also include the dedication of the eighth For
Jill Katte & Jacqueline Reid, AdViews Expert Interviews
AdViews: A Digital Archive of Historic Television Commercials. http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adviews Jill Katte is the Digital Collections Program Coordinator for the Duke University Library, and is the Project Manager for the AdViews project. Jacqueline Reid is the Director of the Duke University Library's Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History, which holds the D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles archives, among other advertising-related collections. View the AdVie
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
The collapse of the Soviet State in 1991 was followed by Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudayev's declaration of the Chechen Republic's independence from Moscow. Concerned over the loss of its territorial integrity, Russian troops invaded the breakaway republic and a civil war ensued. In l996, Chechen rebels regained control of the capital, Grozny, from Russian forces, almost destroying the city in the process. Fighting in Chechnya continues to this day, although on a relatively smaller scale. The W
I'm Watching You 24/7
The post-Renaissance world saw the nation-state mature and confront the issue of how to control the lives of its citizens. Two models of political organization, democratic and authoritarian, gradually developed. During the twentieth century, as some nations granted individuals and groups more and more rights, ideology and modern technology enabled authoritarian governments to gain ever more control, until community interest dominated the individual and totalitarianism was born. Although Nazi Ger
What is Concilio?
Ethnic history of Puerto Rico. Program examines the work of the Concilio Human Services Program, which offers a bilingual drug rehabilitation program with detoxification, clinical, vocational, and academic services. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with Executive Director Nick Arana about self-help drug rehabilitation, ...
Ethnic history of Puerto Rico
Excerpt from the film 'Third World Connection' which discusses the history of Puerto Rican ethnicity.
History of Black Capitalism in the United States
Georgia State Representative Julian Bond presents his 'Historical Minute' on the history of Black capitalism in the United States. He quotes from the Gazetteer and Guide from 1901 that states between 1620 and 1830 the real and personal property of Free Blacks was valued at $100 million.
Students at English High School
Footage of African American and white students at work in the pottery studio at English High School. Footage of an African American teacher teaching a history class at English High School. The class discusses social unrest in the 1960s and government efforts to fight poverty. Footage of African American and white students passing through a hallway and use escalators at English High School. Sharon Stevens (WGHB reporter) reports that Arthur Garrity (federal judge) has called for a new code of dis
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Ira Lapidus (1/14/03)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Ira Lapidus Professor Emeritus of History "Islamic Societies" This interview took place on January 14, 2003. Complete transcript is available. Ira Lapidus, Professor Emeritus of History ...
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Manuel Castells (5/9/01)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Manuel Castells Professor of Sociology and Professor of City and Regional Planning "Identity and Change in the Network Society" This interview took place on May 9, 2001. Complete transcript is available. A social theorist, Professor Castells has won the C. Wright Mills Award, and he has received the Robert and Helen Lynd Award from the American Sociological Association for his li
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Michael Nacht (1/9/03)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley Michael Nacht Dean and Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley "Changing Paradigms in National Security Policy" January 9, 2003. A complete transcript is available. Professor Nacht teaches and writes in ...
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Nancy Scheper-Hughes (12/14/99)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Nancy Scheper-Hughes Professor of Anthropology "Studying the Human Condition: Habits of an Anthropologist" This interview took place on December 14, 1999. Complete transcript is available. Nancy ...
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Nelson W. Polsby (9/4/02)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Nelson W. Polsby Heller Professor of Political Science "Institutional Change in the U.S. Congress" This interview took place on September 4, 2002. A complete transcript is available. Nelson ...