Far more sensational than her adult novels, Jane Austen’s “Henry and Eliza,” written in her early teens, is a rollicking and hilarious adventure. From the moment she is found under a haystack as a baby, Eliza strives—from her secret wedding, to her warship battle, to her plan to escape a dungeon—not for the approval of others, but for the applause of her own heart. This stage adaptation for the Jane Austen Summer Program 2015 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill highlights the surprising range of Austen’s comedy.+ More details
The life an work of one of the greatest mathematicians examined in detail: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/fouriers-series Joseph Fourier was interested in the mathematical study of the diffusion of heat in solid bodies which he described using infinite trigonometric series which are now known as Fourier series. These series had major applications in many other types of physical problems and led to many of the most important mathematical discoveries of the nineteenth century. Fourier series are used not only in engineering, geology and astronomy but also in number theory, control theory and statistics. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/fouriers-series Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,700 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege+ More details
GALVESTON COLLEGE LECTURE SERIES The second speaker is Galveston native and author Andy Hall. Hall will give a presentation titled “Inseparable Enemies: Galveston and Houston in the Nineteenth Century” on Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing Andy Hall is a native of Galveston and has spent most his life on the Texas coast. He spent his early working years, beginning while still an undergrad student, in local history museums, including the Texas Maritime Museum in Rockport. Hall holds degrees from the University of Houston–Clear Lake and Texas Tech University. For the last twenty years, Hall has served as a volunteer with the Texas Historical Commission in investigating shipwrecks and in 2001 was part of the first group of state marine archaeological stewards appointed in the United States. Hall has worked on numerous marine archaeology projects in Texas, notably from 1995 to 2002 on the Denbigh Project, the most extensive excavation and research program on a Civil War blockade runner in the Gulf of Mexico. When he is not working with the Historical Commission on sites in the “Wet Texas” region of the state, he blogs at MaritimeTexas.net, DeadConfederates.com and at the historical magazine, and the Civil War Monitor. Earlier this year Hall published his second book with the History Press of Charleston, Civil War Blockade Running on the Texas Coast.+ More details
During the 2013-2014 school year, I challenged a group of students enrolled in my "The Nineteenth Century City" course at the University of Alabama to find the nineteenth century city in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This short film is the result of their efforts. Dr. Bart Elmore, my colleague, did a mash up of music for this project, which was done for educational purposes. He was interested in showing the students how electronica music from Europe juxtaposes in interesting ways against Old World architecture in a southern U.S. city. Fair use. Artists retain all rights to their music. http://history.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/crimson-white-article.png+ More details
Extracts from the Sonata in E-flat major by Henry Walford Davies, performed by Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin) and Matthew Rickard (piano) and issued on the label EM Records (EMR CD006). Walford Davies composed five Violin Sonatas during the 1890s, of which only the third and fourth, in E minor and D minor respectively, were published during his lifetime: these were issued by Novello as Sonatas no.1 and no.2. The fifth Sonata, in F major, was left unfinished, only the first two movements being in a completed state; the manuscript of the third movement is evidently a draft, as it shows signs of considerable reworking and not all the alterations are conclusive. The first two Sonatas, however, are fully finished and there is evidence, from pencilled remarks and annotations in the manuscripts, that both were at least played privately, although there is no record of a contemporaneous public performance of either work.The A major Sonata (no.2) is available on EM Records (EMR CD001) and the E-flat major Sonata is heard here for the first time. For more details of the groundbreaking label EM Records, please visit em-records.com, where a full catalogue is available. The artists' websites may be seen at rupertluck.com and matthewrickard.co.uk.+ More details
"Piscator is a dreamer, a fantasist, a man who dared to believe that things could be other than they are, that is, arid in the centre...The great thing about Piscator is his optimism. I mean anyone who sets out with a vessel of the kind that he supposedly designed, and I think anyone who goes on living in the world despite the terrible injury that he’s endured, is a great optimist. And I suppose in the end Australia belongs to the optimists." In 2013 Lachlan Plain interviewed historian and radio personality, Michael Cathcart, on the subject of the tragic and enigmatic historical figure, Pedro Piscator. In 1812 Piscator set off from Sydney to explore the uncharted interior of the continent. A year later, at the beginning of their better known and more successful expedition, Blaxland and Wentworth discovered Piscator's charred remains entombed in the mangled hull of the inexplicable contraption he'd built to help him traverse the centre of the great southern land. This video was produced with the assistance of the Melbourne-based literary journal, Going down Swinging. It was originally published alongside Lachlan's essay, The Lost Journals of Pedro Piscator, in edition No. 34. The Lost Journals is the title piece of a collection of short stories written and illustrated by Lachlan Plain. The Lost Journals of Pedro Piscator and other tales is an eclectic illustrated collection of tall tales from across the globe and throughout the ages. Tales of daring, loss and madness. From fairy tale to science fiction book review; from desert parable to colonial crime fiction; from Soviet thriller to an early explorer's account of the dry and desolate interior of the great southern land. The Lost Journals collection won UK publisher, Impress Books’ 2012 prize for new writers. It will be launched in England on the 1st of March 2014 and will be available online and throughout the UK. Michael Cathcart has taught courses in Australian history and culture at Deakin University and at the University of Melbourne, from where he has a doctorate. He is the author of Defending the National Tuckshop (1988), a study of conservative responses to the Great Depression in Victoria. He has also produced an abridgement of Manning Clark’s epic A History of Australia and an anthology of Australian speeches. Michael’s book The Water Dreamers (2009) is an award-winning study of the influence of water and aridity on Australian culture. His most recent book is Starvation in a Land of Plenty (2013), a lavishly illustrated account of the life and death of the explorer William Wills. He has presented three historical documentaries for the AGC, Rewind, Rogue Nation and Australia on Trial, and is the presenter of Books and Arts Daily on Radio National. CREDITS Interviewee: Michael Cathcart Interviewer: Lachlan Plain GDS editors: Geoff Lemon and Katia Pase Camera man: Simon Green Editing: Andy Lane www.lachlanplain.com https://vimeo.com/channels/sanctumtheatre+ More details
Jung Chang was born in Sichuan Province, China, in 1952. During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) she worked as a peasant, a ‘barefoot’ doctor, a steelworker, and an electrician before becoming an English-language student at Sichuan University. She left China for Britain in 1978 and obtained a PhD in Linguistics in 1982 at the University of York - the first person from Communist China to receive a doctorate from a British university. Jung Chang is the author of the best-selling books Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (which the Asian Wall Street Journal called the most read book about China), and Mao: The Unknown Story (with Jon Halliday). Her books have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than 15 million copies, in addition to millions in pirated editions and computer downloads in mainland China where both books are banned. Among the many awards she has won are the UK Writers’ Guild Best Non-Fiction (1992) and Book of the Year UK (1993). Jung Chang is currently completing a biography of the Empress Dowager of China, Cixi (1835-1908), to be published in Autumn 2013. Jung Chang has received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Buckingham, York and Warwick, the Open University, UK, and Bowdoin College, USA.+ More details
Video by PenfieldTV : The Town of Penfield invited the community to a celebration of the publication of “Calvin Wooster Owen: Diary of a Nineteenth-Century American” on Sunday, June 9. Cynthia Howk, Landmark Society of Western New York’s Architectural Research Coordinator and great-great-granddaughter of Calvin Wooster Owen, speaks along with Penfield Town Historian Kathy Kanauer and Ann H. Stevens editors of the diary. The annotated journal provides a 19th century glimpse into social and religious causes, politics, wars, medicine and disease, family life, inventions and more. Topics also include abolition, temperance, the Erie Canal, Civil War and spiritualism.+ More details
*Official Selection: Sun Valley Film Festival 2013* In the spring of 1899, two cousins have been instructed to take a local bartender into the hills and shoot him. CAST: Paul De Sousa, George Ducker, Ronnie Gunter WRITER/DIRECTOR: George Ducker CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mario Panagiotopoulos ART DIRECTION: Jimmy Marble, Jeremy Shockley, Adrienne Goodrich PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Amy Adair SOUND DESIGN: Andrew Duncan LOCATION SOUND: Jeremy Green, Dennis Hamlin EDITOR: Jacob Strunk PRODUCED BY: George Ducker, Jacob Strunk "Sea" and "Land" by Stefano Pilia appear courtesy of Die Schachtel Records. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org+ More details
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