The Medium Religion
Noted philosopher, critic and essayist Boris Groys, who has previously delved into the Soviet post-modernist and Russian avant-garde art scene, turns his attention now to the recent and dangerous marriage of religion and digital media. In a talk based on his paper, Religion in the Age of Digital Reproduction, Groys
Celebrating the black presence in Westminster 1500-2000: Westminster City Council
This site is maintained by the City of Westminster Archives Centre. It provides information, listing s and access to some online exhibits about the history of Londons black population. This includes coverage of immigration, the slave trade and abolition and advice on sources for Black and Asian history in central London. Users to the site may access some digital images of photographs, manuscripts, prints and other documents. Copyright information is displayed on the website.
Rape: victim experience review
This site provides free access to the report by victims champion Sara Payne which was published in November 2009. The 28 page report contains a series of recommendations on how the British criminal justice systems response to rape victims can be improved. Topics covered include: why victims choose not to report rape to the police and why they might withdraw from the prosecution before it reached court.
Highlights from 2005
Welcome to the highlights from the podcast channels featured during 2005 on the "Podcast Directory for Educators". When we started out in May we only listed 30 podcasts but now there are more than 2000 - all suitable for use with children and young people.
The extracts in this podcast are some of the latest produced by the schools which showcase today's learners who will be the citizens of tomorrow.
T4 Tips Podcast #12 - RSS in a Nutshell
Using RSS to get the daily information you want. This is a great guide for educators on using RSS. (http://weblogg-ed.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/RSSFAQ4.pdf)
"The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy"
A panel featuring John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. "The Israel Lobby" was originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006. It provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for challenging what had
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
An algebra-based overview of elementary and pre-telescope astronomy. Topics covered include sundials, seasons, calendars, precession, shape and rotation of Earth, Greek astronomy, the path to heliocentric theory and extensive sections on Kepler's laws. It also has sections on the Moon and how its distance was found. Many historical details, stories, and applications are included. This is part of a wider site From Stargazers to Starships which has related lesson plans, glossary, timeline, problem
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XVIII, Issue 3
CONTENT: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, Photographing the Mani Codices, Reconstructing Q, The Fall Public Lecture Series (The Spade and the Scroll: Archaeology, Manuscripts, and the Bible): "Avoiding Another Dead Sea Scroll Fiasco," "Out From the Shadows: Women in the Postexilic Era (6-4 Centuries B.C.E.)," "Bringing the Dead Sea Scrolls Back to Life," "On the Historicity of the Patriarchal Tradition," and "Nude God, Gladiator, Philosopher, or Emperor: How to Depict Jesus"
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This activity challenges students to develop an algorithm to find the day of the week on which they were born. An algorithm is described as a step-by-step routine for solving a problem. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges emphasizing math in the real world, notes how algorithms are used by scientists, factory workers, and chefs. The hint shows students that, for any date, the day of the week changes from one year to the next. Students are reminded to consider
Title: wooden jar containing honey
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre fo
Description: Wooden jar carved in the style of a glass or stone cosmetic jar. It has a small base, a globular shouldered body and a wide conical neck that splays out to form a rim. There are two vertical loop handles from the top of the shoulder.
Description Source: Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 182
Title: alabaster cosmetic jar
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Vis
Description: Alabaster concave-sided jar with wide foot and rim, used for storing cosmetics. The front of the jar is inscribed with the names of Pepi II framed by a sky-symbol at the top with a was-sceptre at either side.
The rim has been repaired. Used for storing cosmetics.
Title: armorial plate
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Description: Export ware plate, part of a Scottish armorial service.
Heavily potted porcelain oval plate with a narrow footring and flat unglazed base. The plate is decorated in deep underglaze blue with a diaper pattern around the rim and four floral sprays, each incorporating one of the Hundred Antiquities; for example, the floral spray above the armorial design incorporates scrolls. At the centre of the plate is a coat of arms with lion crest in coloured overglaze enamels and trace
21L.005 Introduction to Drama (MIT)
Drama might be described as a game played with something sacred. It tells stories that go right to the heart of what people believe about themselves. And it is enacted in the moment, which means it has an added layer of interpretive mystery and playfulness, or "theatricality." This course will explore theater and theatricality across periods and cultures, through intensive engagement with texts and with our own readings.
21A.453 Anthropology of the Middle East (MIT)
This course examines traditional performances of the Arabic-speaking populations of the Middle East and North Africa. Starting with the history of the ways in which the West has discovered, translated and written about the Orient, we will consider how power and politics play roles in the production of culture, narrative and performance. This approach assumes that performance, verbal art, and oral literature lend themselves to spontaneous adaptation and to oblique expression of ideas and opinions
Emergence of Advertising in America
This site presents over 9,000 images relating to the early history of advertising in the U.S. Materials include cookbooks, photographs of billboards, print advertisements, trade cards, calendars, almanacs, and leaflets for various products. Together, these images illuminate the early evolution of this ubiquitous feature of modern American business and culture.
A Walk Through Time
This sit elooks at the evolution of time keeping, how humans have measured the passage of time throughout history. The site describes and shows depictions of ancient calendars, sun and water clocks, mechanical and quartz clocks, and world time scales and time zones.
Thirteen? Oh, no! : Are you superstitious? Do you avoid the number 13?
This activity asks student to determine if there a Friday the 13th in every year. The activity, from the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges, also considers superstitions associated with the number 13. It suggests that the student make lists and examine calendars to determine the total number of possible calendar arrangements. The usefulness of reasoning with number patterns and dates is noted. The page features links to a solution hint, the solution, related math questions, and resour
Arts for the Nation: American Sheet Arts, 1870-1885
This site consists of tens of thousands of pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the post-Civil War era. Included are popular songs, piano music, sacred music and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra. This first release of the online collection consists of over 22,000 musical compositions registered for copyright during the years 1870 to 1879.
Singer of Jewish Songs
Marsha Dubrow describes her deep connection with Jewish music, both through her work as the Cantor of Congregation B’nai Jacob in Jersey City and through her scholarly studies. In addition, Marsha is a composer of contemporary Jewish sacred music. She has a Ph.D. in musicology from Princeton University and has received four grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Apprenticeship program. (14:02)
Classics 170A: Religion & Law in Ancient Greece
In this course we will study ancient Greek religion from Bronze Age to Hellenistic times by investigating relevant literary accounts and the archaeology of the sacred space. The special themes will be festivals and rituals, gender and religion. We will study ancient religion from an anthropological perspective analyzing ritual tradition in its socio-cultural context. The second half of the course will focus on the relation between religion and law, and the regulations that codify religious pract