Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cross Cultural Identities Seminar: Religion, Citizenship and Cosmopolitanism

The latest Cross Cultural Identities Seminar takes place on Thursday 24 November, 2011, with Aya Ikegame (Research Associate, Oecumene Project, the OU) on ‘Gurus’ Rule: Hindu Monasteries in Liberalizing India’ and Dr Farida Vis (Lecturer in Media and Communication, University of Leicester) on ‘Tagging Islam Online: the Fastest Growing Religion on YouTube: What does it all Mean?’ Continue reading

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Pelagios: An Information Superhighway for the Ancient World

The Pelagios 2 project led by Dr Elton Barker (Classical Studies) has received £153,496 from JISC, as part of its 13/11 Resource Discovery Programme. Pelagios 2 aims to connect resources relating to the ancient world online, to create an ‘ancient world superhighway’ for the benefit of scholars and members of the public.

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‘Symphony’ on the BBC

‘Symphony’, a major four part series from the OU and the BBC, broadcasts from 3 November. The four-part series explores the most exalted and influential idea in Western Classical music and, for the first time, demonstrates the surprising way in which it has shaped us and our modern world. Presented by Simon Russell Beale, the academic consultant was Prof Trevor Herbert (Music).
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