Good as new isn't always as good as old. Curator John Watson talks about conservation at Colonial Williamsburg.
The Frenchman's Map
New questions are raised as old ones are answered in the study of the Frenchman's Map. Architectural researcher Ed Chappell talks about the document.
Fifes and Drums at 50
A new documentary reflects on five decades of Fifes and Drums. Director Mike Durling talks about building a film that looks through the years and across the country.
A foreign landscape is revealed to a curious world by naturalist Mark Catesby. Interpreter Robb Warren talks about the man and his art.
The Stamp Act
Britain's tax on paper goods was unremarkable in itself, but the colonies' furious response surprised two continents. Historian Linda Rowe talks about the Stamp Act.
Four flags survive through battle and time against equally long odds. Curator Erik Goldstein talks about a compelling new exhibit at the Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.
Political pressure and personal bias have hounded American journalists since the first newspapers were printed. Interpreter Dennis Watson talks about the Virginia Gazette.
Ironworks at Jamestown
Virginia's soil yielded unexpected resources. Journeyman Blacksmith Shel Browder talks about an early iron foundry at Jamestown.
Preserving genetic diversity one lamb at a time: Manager of Rare Breeds Elaine Shirley talks about the 2009 generation of Leicester Longwools.
Prisoners of War
As long as there have been wars, there have been prisoners of war. Tom Hay talks about Revolutionary War captives.
Markus Ketterl from University of Osnabrück talks about their podcasting initiatives.
Arming for Revolution
Archaeology at Anderson's Forge unearths the story of a city preparing for war. Staff Archaeologist Andy Edwards talks about the dig.
Northwest Mexico, #10 Masks of Mexico Audio Tour
Masks are a part of secular and holy ceremonies and celebrations in Yoeme (Yaqui), Mayo and Tarahumara cultures of northern Mexico and southern Arizona. Among these communities there are variations in how the masks are decorated and the attitudes held about them. For some, certain masks are holy and will be burned after the ceremonies they are a part of; for others, some masks can be sold to outsiders. Yaqui educator and cultural specialist Felipe Molina shares his intimate knowledge of Yaqui ma
Negritos Masked Drama, #7 Masks of Mexico Audio Tour
The Negrito masks of Uruapan, Michoacan are very distinctive and good examples of fine craftsmanship and artistry. Masks depicting Black men represent many roles of black people in colonial Mexican society. Gayle Castañeda of the Castañeda Museum of Ethnic Costume talks about these various roles.
RLE Immersion: A Brief History of Atomic Physics at RLE - Breakdowns and Breakthroughs
presented by Prof. Daniel Kleppner and Prof. David E. Pritchard RLE Immersion was created to bring RLE research groups together, to increase exposure to one another, and to showcase research within RLE in a new and engaging way. Starting in the Fall of 2013, RLE will be featuring all 7 research themes with talks from different laboratory members as well as invited guest speakers. Learn more at: www.rle.mit.edu/immersion Recorded: 12.2.2013
(Audio) Nobel Lecture Series - Anthony Legett.
Presentation of professor Tony Leggett - 2003 Nobel Laureate in Physics.
(Audio) Nobel Lecture Series - Eric Accili.
Eric Accili, SFU kinesiology professor, on work of Rod MacKinnon who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for producing an image of cell membrane channels.
Kent State Professor Helps Solve Rubik's Cube Puzzle
Dr. Morley Davidson, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at Kent State University, was among a team of researchers who proved that every position of Rubik's Cube can be solved in 20 moves or less.
Anne Tanenbaum Lecture Series: Dr. Eileen Schuller
Dr. Eileen Schuller (Professor, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton) explores some of the key texts about women and what they might tell us about the presence and role of women in this community and more broadly in Second Temple Judaism.
Anne Tanenbaum Lecture Series: Dr. Emanuel Tov
Dr. Emanuel Tov (J.L. Magnes Professor of Bible, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and Editor-in-Chief, Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project) focuses on the activities of the scribes who lived at Qumran. Lecture details range from the preparation of the leather to the actual writing in columns, and their level of precision, the way they wrote, and erred – after all scribes were human! The opinions expressed in this lecture are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the positions of t