Friday, March 30, 2007
Sounds Familiar features 72 recordings of regional accents and dialects from every corner of the UK, some recorded in the 1950s and some almost half a century later, in 1998-1999, making it possible for users to explore how spoken English varies regionally and how accents and dialects have changed over time.
In the recordings, the interviewees discuss a huge array of subjects ranging from football to farming, school, work and home life, shopping, computers and much more. The website also includes three case studies with over 600 audio-clips intended that give an in-depth look at three very different varieties of English: Received Pronunciation (RP), Geordie dialect and minority ethnic English.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
And we turn to Rubens and Joachim Wtewael for beauty tips as lecturer Leslie Primo discusses representations of the body in art.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
The exhibition draws together a range of historical documents and information describing Britain's involvement in slavery and the slave trade, and finally its eventual abolition. This is linked to the extensive records held within The National Archives, including:
- Slave registers containing personal details of enslaved persons
- Colonial Office records describing how slavery shaped the history of Britain´s former colonies
- Records of British African companies describing Britain's early relationships with Africa and the supplying of Africans to the Americas
- Britain's naval and diplomatic records relating to the suppression of the slave trade
The site contains links to significant collections and other online resources available from The National Archives. 6 new research guides have been produced in collaboration with key experts and interested community leaders. These introduce new researchers to the material on slavery held in The National Archives (as well as other archives) and how they can locate and research it.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
An ongoing independent project, Dreams of a Nation details the history of Palestinian filmmaking, with biographies of those involved, as well as synopses of their films and a developing library of secondary criticism. The collection is devoted to work by Palestinians, not material about Palestine by others. Details of all the directors whose work is listed are included under the Filmmakers heading.