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Alexandria: History and culture

Alexandria: History and culture

Alexandria: History and culture Carmen Chica Academia Europaea-Barcelona Knowledge Hub Summary. Alexandria has been one of the most important cities throughout history. Born from the mixing of two of the major cultures of Antiquity―Greek and Egyptian―the city has been a melting pot allowing the development of human knowledge from its origins. It was the city where some renowned figures of the Antiquity, and re- cently several celebrated contemporaneous writers, worked. Hit by the hazards of the history, often violent, nowadays Alexandria seems to reborn, to become again a lighthouse for the science and humani- ties of the 21th century. Nevertheless, it will be necessary to remain watchful to overcome misunderstanding, intolerance and fanaticism, which threatens almost the entire planet Earth [Contrib Sci 12(2):129- 140 (2016)]
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Tajik Persian: Readings in History, Culture and Society

Tajik Persian: Readings in History, Culture and Society

an aspect that constitutes a core component in the second language acquisition. It can be used to create opportunities for students to engage in debate and discussion on various topics in their historical and sociocultural contexts. For example, the first chapter is on the Samanids, one of the earliest non-Arab Muslim rulers in the region, followed by a reading on statues of Buddha, indicative of a practice strictly prohibited in Islam. The two chapters together provide an interesting historical and sociocultural context to discuss Tajik arts and aesthetics and their production. The book, however, does not aspire to be a substitute for scholarly books on history and culture. One may like to consult original sources from which readings have been extracted or follow the suggested books and articles, given in footnotes, for a better understanding of the topics.
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Game On: The History, Culture and Future of Video Games

Game On: The History, Culture and Future of Video Games

Exhibition organised and toured by the Barbican Art Gallery which is owned and funded by the City of London Corporation. Game On is the first major exhibition in Australia to explore the vibrant history and culture of videogames. With over 120 playable games, this interactive exhibition features arcade, console and handheld games produced over the last forty years and highlights the work of the creative people involved in game production. Also included are the best games designed and produced by Australians. Originally curated by Conrad Bodman, Head of Exhibition Programs, ACMI, and Lucien King for the Barbican Art Gallery, London, Game On has toured the United States, Europe and Asia and is presented exclusively in Australia at ACMI.
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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

historical and cultural experiences and achievements of Americans of African descent. When completed, the NMAAHC will provide a national meeting place for all to learn about the history and culture of African Americans and their contributions to every aspect of American life. This effort will encompass the period of slavery, the era of reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, the civil rights movement, and other periods of the African American diaspora. As a truly national institution whose vision is to be a place that has meaning for all citizens, the NMAAHC will use the African American experience as a lens into what it means to be an American.
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Culture and International History IV. Culture and International History IV

Culture and International History IV. Culture and International History IV

II. Culture as Milieu: Environmentalism Coming but days after the end of the tu- multuous Copenhagen climate change confe- rence, papers in this section made a pionee- ring contribution to what is likely to be a ma- jor topic for international historians in future years. Using environmentalism and interna- tional organizations as case studies for the mi- lieu in which cultural relations manifest them- selves, the three papers focused on emergence of international environmental politics in the 1960s-1980s. THORSTEN SCHULZ (Universi- tät zu Köln), spoke about environmental secu- rity in a transatlantic perspective 1969-75. He- re Richard Nixon emerged as a far-sighted po- litician, demanding that NATO start thinking about social and environmental questions in a fashion that broadened prevailing concep- tions of security. BILL MCALLISTER (US De- partment of State) concentrated on specific en- vironmental issues – the Antarctic and space – and their increasing relevance to international organizations and the US government when satellite imaging began to reveal changes in the world’s ecosystem. JAN-HENRIK MEY- ER (University of Portsmouth) discussed bird protection, notably actions against the mass killings of migratory songbirds by hunters in south European countries. The three papers complemented each other well in theme, chro- nological reference and method. The role of agency emerged as a key question demanding further exploration in the history of environ- mental politics.
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Pre-history Africa & the Badarian Culture

Pre-history Africa & the Badarian Culture

Pre-history Africa & the Badarian Culture Evidence of the Badarians into Pre-historic Egypt (4500-3800 BC) The founder of pre-dynastic Nile Valley archaeology was William Finders Petrie (1853-1942), whose excavations at Nagada and Ballas in Upper Egypt nearly 100 years ago unearth nearly 1200 pre-dynastic graves. Other archaeologists such as Quibbell, Brunton, and Caton- Thompson have only refined and extended his research. It was Petrie who established the basic principles of pre-dynastic archaeology, and worked out a dating method that is still used today. He is famous as "The Father of Egyptian Pre-history." It was Petrie's conviction that there was "a peaceful", if not a united, rule all over Egypt and Nubia [Sudan], during the entire pre-dynastic period. (Petrie, The Making of Egypt, 1939). No older cultures were unearth until the excavations of Brunton and Caton-Thompson in 1928 at al-Badari. Skull studies of the Badarians identifies them as southern in origin. The existence of a still earlier culture called the Tasian (Deir Tasa) has been claimed. If the Tasian must be considered as a separate cultural entity then it might represent a nomadic culture with a Sudanese background and which interacted with the Badarian Culture.
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Throwaway History: Brand Ephemera and Consumer Culture

Throwaway History: Brand Ephemera and Consumer Culture

exhibits products and brands, but also chronicles advertisements from various historical time periods. The Royal Family is well represented in the museum, with commemorations of royal weddings and memorabilia from key events in royal history. Many of the brands represented from Victorian times are no longer around, however some have survived and their lineage and evolution is documented historically at the museum. As well as packaged goods, the museum also holds a collection of artifacts from popular culture such as vinyl records from bands like The Beatles fashion items, games and newspapers. The museum shows how brands and products are part of our collective consciousness and the porous nature of brand discourse within the populist world. The museum is not simply a collection of products and brands, it also contextualizes the role that these have played in British society, and how key events in British culture and history are reflected in the products and brands used at the time. Visitors have the opportunity to see the development of certain product categories and the way brands and products have fitted in with and transformed everyday British life.
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MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture

MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture

MRes Art History and Renaissance Culture This programme is ideal for students who wish to research and write on a complex, specialised area of history within the Institute’s field of study that interests them, while still having the support of taught modules to help develop the theoretical and methodological skills necessary for such a project.

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History, culture, and trade: a dynamic gravity approach

History, culture, and trade: a dynamic gravity approach

unions on trade and show that, in practice, the dynamic specification can yield dramatically different results. In this paper, there was also no space to work out the political economy ramifications. One mystery of the political economy of trade is that even though the advantages of trading are clear, opposition to trade has a long history, and is still widespread. While the Stolper-Samuelson Theorem tells us that factors used relatively less abundantly will lose from trade, in this model, since trade necessarily influences culture, a second group of people might also lose out from trade: xenophobic cultural conservatives. Indeed, the original rationale for trade protectionism (as well as its inward-looking foreign policy) in the United States appears to owe as much to nativism as it did to any broad factor, such as labor, losing out, or due to any well-thought-out, Hamiltonian industrial policy. It is also difficult to ignore the fact that the first era of globalization ended with two vigorous world wars centered around identity politics.
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MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture

MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture

About the degree The MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture is offered by the Warburg Institute in collaboration with the National Gallery, London. The purpose of the programme is to provide high-level linguistic, archive and research skills for a new generation of academic art historians and museum curators. The art historical and scholarly traditions of the Warburg Institute are linked to the practical experience and skills of the National Gallery to provide an academic programme which will equip students either as academic art historians with serious insight into the behind the scenes working of a great museum or as curators with the research skills necessary for high-level museum work.
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African Journal of History and Culture

African Journal of History and Culture

Received 5 July, 2018; Accepted 11 September, 2018 The History of Biology teaching offers immense advantages in students’ success, this fact being supported by many authors. This study mainly aims to identify the knowledge of the sample students about the reproduction of living beings. A qualitative methodology and questionnaire were used to collect data. The sample consists of 18 students from a secondary school, in North Portugal. For comparison, the same questionnaire was applied to another class under the same conditions, to ascertain the effect of using History of Biology in the scientific literacy of students. This study gives the syllabus of reproduction and attaches importance to the history of biology. Opportunities for teachers to reflect on the possible uses of the History of Biology and to apply it in their teaching practice were considered necessary. The results proved satisfactory, confirming the advantage of using the History of Science in education.
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Music: Its Language, History, and Culture

Music: Its Language, History, and Culture

These were some of the contexts in which artists worked during the approximately 150-year period of the Baroque. As in the Renaissance, popes, cardinals, monarchs, and members of the aristocracy continued to use art as a symbol of power and wealth. But artists and musicians also created works for a wider public. The art, architecture, and music they created exhibit features that are characteristic of romantic expression—intense emotion, flamboyance, and dynamic movement. For subjects, painters and sculptors were drawn to dramatic moments from mythology, ancient history, and the Bible, which they depicted with elaborate decoration, vivid color, and bold use of light and shadow. They also portrayed scenes from everyday life that were displayed in the homes of the rising middle class. Architecture, often grandiose in scale, employed sweeping lines, high domes, columns, and statues, all overlaid with ornamental detail. The taste for dramatic expression in conjunction with the opening of public concert halls created a supportive climate for the emergence of opera and oratorio and of new instrumental genres independent of vocal music such as the sonata, concerto, and suite. In their pursuit of dramatic intensity, composers introduced strongly contrasting effects—between loud and soft, between soloist and large group, between voices and instruments—and developed a vocabulary of devices that associated particular keys, meters, rhythmic figures, and instruments with specific emotional states, such as anger, love, joy, and grief.
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the World of the Huns Studies in Their History and Culture

the World of the Huns Studies in Their History and Culture

Scgthicae potor Tanaiticus undae is patterneđ on Claudian’s Alunus bibens Maeolim (In Ruf.. His Huns must have lived close to the borders of Ihe Western empire. T[r]

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Porcelain’s Contribution to World History and Culture

Porcelain’s Contribution to World History and Culture

Song, just as Chinese cuisine took on its distinctive char- acteristics. Of course, porcelain proved especially practi- cal for drinking tea as it has minimal thermal conductivi- ty, unlike vessels made from metal and glass. Whatever the preparation, color, or tidbit, everyone agreed that tea must be accompanied by porcelain. In becoming a defining aspect of Chinese culture, tea gathered a cluster of associations in which porcelain played a central role, especially among the elite. Beyond its association with tea, porcelain itself also contributed directly to reducing disease: its impermeable surface led to a decrease in bacterial infections stemming from particles of decayed food being retained in the pores and scratches on plates and bowls made of wood, earthen- ware, pewter, and precious metal. Moreover, after the Thang period, Chinese glazes contained no lead, whereas low fired, lead-glazed pottery used everywhere else released minute amounts of the metal into cooked and stored food, exposing consumers to significant health risk, even death. Song Chi- na, early modern Japan, and eighteenth-century Europe all experienced striking population growth. Though obviously impossible to measure or prove, it is likely that widespread use of tea in the three regions and increasing use of porcelain vessels in food preparation, consumption, and storage con- tributed to improving the health of the general population.
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STUDIES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

STUDIES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

xvi A Profile ofRunaway Slaves attempts to give a complete profile of runaway slaves- within the limitations of the data used in this study-in two of the largest slaveholding colonies of[r]

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HISTORY AND CULTURE ENTHUSIASTS WHO LOVE TO EXPLORE; GATE TO ANATOLIA IS WAITING FOR YOU. MYSTERIES OF HISTORY AND CULTURE ARE ON THIS PLATEAU.

HISTORY AND CULTURE ENTHUSIASTS WHO LOVE TO EXPLORE; GATE TO ANATOLIA IS WAITING FOR YOU. MYSTERIES OF HISTORY AND CULTURE ARE ON THIS PLATEAU.

The museum which was in service first in Yahudiye Madrasa in 1944 and later in Double Minaret Madrasa in 1947 began to serve in its current building in 1968. The museum includes a II thousand B.C. Trans-Kafkas Culture Hall, an Urartu Hall and an Armenian Extermination Hall. In the exhibition hall of the museum, informative pieces in various matters such as cultural development, production, life style, art, believes and traditions of communities who used to exist in the neighborhood are being displayed.

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Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

The Nat King Cole House is situated in the heart of Alabama State University’s Cultural District. The cultural district includes the Abernathy home, the Levi Watkins Learning Center, and the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Interpretive Center which will be constructed in 2015. The Interpretive Center will be operated by the National Park Service to tell the Montgomery story of the 1965 Voting Rights March. Other components of Alabama State University’s Cultural District include the historic President’s home as well as the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African- American Culture. The National Center host visitors from around the world who visit the campus to learn the story of the modern civil rights movement and Montgomery’s part in it.
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The Tapestry of Russian Christianity: Studies in History and Culture

The Tapestry of Russian Christianity: Studies in History and Culture

ration o f an issue or problem. Very early in the church’s history, however, that terminological distinction was lost. The income-expense (prikhodo-raskhodnye) books o f mona steries need to be examined on a systematic basis to see whether hegumens and archimandrites traveled to Moscow during years when we do not have other evidence for a council’s having been convened. There are other exceptions, as in Septem ber 1472, when the metropolitan as well as the bishops o f Sarai and o f Perm'with “all the sacred co u n cil” g ath ered fo rth e funeral o f Prince lurii Vasil'evich, the grand prince’s brother.10 But this seems to have been a purely cerem onial occasion, when no business was conducted and no deliberation was required. Therefore, I have excluded such gatherings from the count. Besides, it is not clear if “all the sacred council” indeed means all the bishops, espe
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Cherokee History, Law & Culture

Cherokee History, Law & Culture

“In carefully sifting this evidence and in concluding upon the case, I would farther [sic] enjoin upon you, Jurors, .  . ., to remember that the only point which you have a right to cons[r]

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Georgia History & Culture Online:

Georgia History & Culture Online:

(Part of Civil Rights Digital Library) http://. http:// dlg.galileo.usg.edu dlg.galileo.usg.edu /highlander /highlander •[r]

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