Before the Empire: New Light from Early Qin Archaeology
Li Feng is Associate Professor of Early Chinese History and Archaeology, Department of East Asian Languages and Culltures at Columbia University. He discusses what archaeology has revealed about China before the rise of the First Emperor's empire. The opinions expressed in this lecture are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).
This website from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention features a comprehensive collection of information about malaria. Featured topics include the biology of the disease, methods of control and prevention, diagnosis, epidemiology, the history of malaria in the US and abroad, and recent and archived statistics on the geographic distribution of Malaria around the world.
Boldrin on Intellectual Property
Michele Boldrin of Washington University in St. Louis talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about intellectual property and Boldrin's book, co-written with David Levine, Against Intellectual Property. Boldrin argues that copyright and patent are used by the politically powerful to maintain monopoly profits. He argues that the incentive effects that have been used to justify copyright and patents are exaggerated--few examples from history suggest that the temporary and not-so-temporary monopoly p
Episode 9- David Starkey
Celebrated historian Dr David Starkey CBE FSA delivers 'Making History', a fascinating lecture that celebrates the Society of Antiquaries of London and its contribution to our appreciation of the past.
Solving Problems Makes a Great Business - Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig (KPCB, Chegg)
In conversation with KPCB's Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig, CEO of textbook rental company Chegg, speaks about his professional history within Yahoo!, ZDNet, and Guitar Hero, and shares insights on business in the dot-com trenches. Rosensweig offers his perspective on the evolution of the online media and advertising industries. Additionally, Rosensweig encourages entrepreneurs-to-be to "bet on the inevitable" as they explore their passions and the growing future of online services.
NASA CONNECT Path of Totality: Measuring Angular Size and Distance
In this activity students learn about the natural phenomena that create a total eclipse. Students also explore the history, mythology, science, and math that relate to these amazing events. NASA scientists and engineers introduce a satellite where scientists make artificial eclipses in order to learn more about the Sun's corona. Using hands-on lessons, web-based activities and simple tools, students will measure the angular size and predict the angular distance of objects in the sky. Grades 6-8.
4. Saturdays Are For Shopping (Listen Up & Learn)
Learn Italian with www.LearnItalianPod.com – Episode #4 of the all new and super-useful “Listen Up & Learn” lesson series is entitled “Saturdays Are For Shopping”. Listen to Jane talking about how she and her family spend their Saturdays going to the market for groceries in the morning, then shopping at the mall in the afternoon [...]
We learn about the treasures currently on display at the Shipley Art Gallery, as well as some interesting details of the gallery's history. An archive of important film and television footage relating to the North East becomes available to the public to access for free at Discovery Museum, and children's author Eleanor Updale tells us about her work as she tours Great North Museum: Hancock.
4. Linguistic Geography of Eastern Asia (May 1, 2007)
Globalization, cultures, languages, religion, faith, ethnic identities, map, distribution, world, international, regions, cultural diversity, coherence, contemporary transformation, history, linguistics, geopolitics, environment, settlement, economic, soc
From Silk to Oil: Cross-Cultural Connections Along the Silk Roads
This is a curriculum guide for exploring China's inner Asian frontier and one of the world's oldest and most important trade routes. The 350-page guide features five independent sections. Each examines the geography, ethnic relations and political history, exchange of goods and ideas, religions, or art along the Silk Roads (beginning in the second century BCE). Each includes lesson plans, documents, maps, and board game.
Generators: Three Mile Island vs. Hoover Dam
Students are given a history of electricity and its development into the modern age lifeline upon which we so depend. The methods of power generation are introduced, and further discussion of each technology's pros and cons follows.
Meltzer on the Fed, Money, and Gold
Allan Meltzer of Carnegie Mellon University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about what the Fed really does and the political pressures facing the Chair of the Fed. He describes and analyzes some fascinating episodes in U.S. monetary history, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the gold standard and ends the conversation with some insights into recent Fed moves to intervene with investment banks. This is a wonderful introduction to the political economy of the money supply and cen
Emerging Opportunities in a Post IT Marketplace - Tom Siebel (First Virtual Group)
Tom Siebel, founder of Siebel Systems and current CEO of First Virtual Group, recaps a history of the information technology boom, and pronounces it a nearly stagnant sector. He focuses on the burgeoning interests in energy, healthcare, food and water, and other market possibilities to meet the needs of an expanding, aging, and more affluent global population.
Regulations on visiting patients in Lennox Castle, c.1950
This unit looks at the history of institutions in the twentieth century, starting with a case study of Lennox Castle Hospital. It tries to make sense of the history of Lennox Castle, and of institutional life in general, through testimony of those who experienced institutions as inmates and as nurses, as well as through Erving Goffman's medel of the 'total institution'. It examines the social bases of segragation, the professionalisation of staff in asylums and institutions, and campaigns for ch
Walter Benjamin - 2006 RIHSS
Description: In his theses on the concept of history, Walter Benjamin wrote that "the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not the exception but the rule." This influential philosopher, who failed to gain admittance into the academy yet remains one of its most influential thinkers, wrote prolifically on diverse topics: from mechanical reproduction to childhood pastimes, from hashish to mourning, and, perhaps most importantly, on the question of political agency and action. In this lecture, D
Introduction to Facebook
This is my podcast of the final version which is about Facebook. It includes both my presentation and some music segments. It is of 4 minutes 26 seconds length, and I think it's not too long or too short. In the podcast I presented Facebook as a social network website, including its general information, typical audience, how does it work and its use in education. I think I foIlowed most of the instructions in "InstructionsForPreparingPodcast", while I laid my own emphases on "how does facebook w
Lesson 03 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 3 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to say that you can speak a little Romanian. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s):
2.6 Caravaggio's sexuality
Accounts of Caravaggio's life are filled with suggestions of murder and intrigue. But does knowing more about this dark artist's experiences help us to interpret his art? Or does understanding his motivations cloud their true meaning? This unit explores the biographical monograph, one of the most common forms of art history writing.
Temple at Jerusalem and Palestinian Miniatures, Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama
This image is part of a series of colorized photographs of the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama. Postcard text: (front) Temple at Jerusalem and some buildings of the Palestinian Miniatures. From folder: Brother Joseph Zoettl, O.S.B., a Benedictine monk at Saint Bernard Abbey, began experiments with concrete miniatures early in the 20th century. Abbot Bernard Menges, recognizing the popularity of Bro. Joseph's work, ordered construction of a park on the hillside in front of Saint Bernard Coll