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Industry Value Added By Country. GNI Current Prices by Country. World Major Exports By Commodities. The Little Horse, Steen, Anderson. Sixty-Six Manuscripts From the Arnamagnæan Collection, Driscoll, Óskarsdóttir. House of Shadows, Meur, Fagan. After the failed revolutions of 1848, Galicia has been brought under the rule of the Habsburg Empire, and the Zemka family find themselves embroiled in the struggle for Polish independence.
This is a history of Eastern Europe told in miniature through the tumultuous saga of one family as they try to reclaim their estate in the decades of violence and political confusion that follow. Emerging Memory: Photographs of Colonial Atrocity in Dutch Cultural Remembrance, Bijl. Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age, Sutton. “Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age offers an incisive, compelling analysis of two Dutch phenomena familiar to most historians and art historians – the rise of early modern capitalism and the dissemination of printed maps.
In a series of case studies focusing on Amsterdam, New Amsterdam, and the Dutch in Brazil, she explores the interdependency between Dutch mercantilism and mapping with critical aplomb. Nationaal Comité - Tweedewereldoorlog.nl. A Strangely Funny Russian Genius by Ian Frazier. “I Am a Phenomenon Quite Out of the Ordinary”: The Notebooks, Diaries, and Letters of Daniil Kharms selected, translated from the Russian, and edited by Anthony Anemone and Peter Scotto Academic Studies Press, 586 pp., $69.00, $35.00 (paper) Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms.
Uldus Bakhtiozina Confronts Russian Stereotypes. Seven years ago Bakhtiozina began to create the ironic self-portraits that make up her Desperate Romantics collection, which illustrate and laugh at stereotypes of nationalities, genders, and social issues.
She uses photography as a tool to send powerful messages regarding the norms of Russian society, balanced with beauty and aesthetics. Desperate Romantics takes inspiration from English Pre-Raphaelite paintings produced in the mid-19th century and relates this aesthetic to contemporary issues in her native Russia. Her work takes a sideways look at the roles and perceptions of men and women in Russian society, in a stunning form.
She tackles a number of issues head-on, including the unrealistic expectations that Russian men have about women. Irony is a key factor in this project, as Bakhtiozina feels that it motivates girls to fight for their goals, for their dreams, and to alter their stereotypes. My Fellow Prisoners by Mikhail Khodorkovsky. I’m writing these notes because I want people who care about these things to know what I have personally experienced in prison.
Over time I’ve turned from an ordinary victim into an interested observer, and I’ve discovered that for many people the prison world remains terra incognita. And yet in our country one in every hundred people is currently in prison; one in ten (maybe by now one in seven) of the male population passes through prison at some point in their lives. Moreover, prison has a terrible effect on the majority of both prisoners and guards. It’s not yet clear, in fact, which group is affected more. Society has to do something about this human tragedy. This story is about the guards.
Interview with a murderer. According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, there are currently 671,700 Russians serving sentences in penal establishments, of whom 59,000 are women.
Only the USA and China have more female prisoners (over 200,000 and 100,000 respectively). According to human rights organisations, conditions in Russian prisons and prison camps are among the harshest in the world. The harsh climate is one obvious factor, but inadequate nutrition, physically demanding and low paid work, isolation in a punishment cell for the slightest misdemeanour, bullying, beatings, and other violence from prison staff are all also the norm. Russia’s female prisoners Women prisoners are usually too frightened to complain to the legal authorities or human rights groups, as this might trigger immediate and severe punishment.
A group of Russian female prisoners. ‘Overseers’ collect ‘tribute’ from their fellow prisoners and are responsible for ‘order’. Female criminals usually live in ‘families’. Vova, Vladimir, Vladimir Vladimirovich: What do Russian names mean. Click to enlarge the cartoon.
Drawing by Niyaz Karim From a foreigner's point of view, the most "Russian" male name is Ivan. For many centuries this name was popular among all social strata, from ordinary peasants to the royal family (a case in point is the famous Ivan the Terrible). The Dark Master of Russian Film by Gabriel Winslow-Yost. “The Renaissance didn’t happen here,” the voice-over declares, in the opening minutes of Alexei German’s Hard to Be a God.
In this final film of his career—now receiving a belated American release at Anthology Film Archives in New York—the late Russian filmmaker immerses us, without respite, for nearly three hours, in his reimagined Middle Ages. I don’t think any film has ever depicted a world so awful with such conviction. Hard to Be a God was apparently six years in the shooting and another six in post-production. German did not actually quite manage to finish that before he died in 2013; his wife and his son, also a director, did the last of the sound mixing.
But the wonder about this exhausting, astonishing film is not that it took so long to make, it’s that it got made at all. For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II. Canadian History in 10 NFB Films. In fifteen hundred and thirty-four, Jacques Cartier landed on the Canadian shore.
Despite not being as catchy as its Columbus-inspired counterpart, that little rhyme did the trick while I was cramming for my Canadian History final. At 148 years, Canada has an incredibly rich and fascinating history. And, of course, you can learn about the highlights of Canadian history in the NFB archives. In honour of Canada Day, let’s take a little journey back in time and learn about the history of our nation, as presented 10 NFB films.
WARNING: While historically accurate, I do not suggest that any procrastinating students use this as a reference for a research paper. Let’s start off at the very beginning (unfortunately not an NFB original). 3 keys to understanding and appreciating pinscreen animation. * This post is a translation. Read the original French post here. Though in use since the 1930s, the Alexeïeff-Parker pinscreen remains an enigmatic figure within the animation world. An upright board pierced with hundreds of thousands of holes, each with a black retractable pin through it, the pinscreen is used vertically, in complete darkness. It is lit obliquely so that the pins, based on their depth, can project every tone from black to white. Watch 6 Stunning Shorts by the First Lady of Canadian Animation.
However counterintuitive, constraints are crucial to creativity. Constraints impose a set starting point. They force us to solve problems and come up with innovative twists. A convincing case in point is the visual splendor of Evelyn Lambart’s animation. Known as the First Lady of Canadian Animation, Lambart (1914-1999) was hearing-impaired from a young age, something she later credited with focusing her attention on the visual world. As a child, she was given paint boxes after paint box and encouraged to paint and draw. “The way I was brought up was to think of yourself as a person who had an obligation to use your talents in any way you could,” Lambart said. The Canadian Heartthrob That Had Girls Screaming Long Before Justin Bieber.
Lonely Boy by Wolf Koenig, Roman Kroitor. Film Credits director Wolf Koenig Roman Kroitor producer executive producer. Ruby’s Story. Today, I’d like to present to you something a little different; an interview of sorts. A while ago, a comment on one of my blog posts really caught my attention. In it, a mother was describing an experience her young daughter had at school, and that brief description had such a powerful impact on me that I shared it with my own children.
They told me that people need to hear this story, and I agree. Nadia Myre, Indian Act Indian Act speaks of the... Why the Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Crisis is Greater Than You Realize. Half a skull, and an anklebone -- that's all that remains to tell us she ever lived. Nineteen years after a roadside souvenir vendor found her skull fragment in a ditch near Mission, B.C., and 11 years after police matched her skull's DNA with an anklebone found on the farm of notorious serial killer Robert Pickton, she has yet to be identified. Without a name there will never be a family to notify. Road Taken ,The by Selwyn Jacob. Confidence Codes. Venezuela’s eternal storm. Jorge Luis Borges in New York. The School of Solitude: Collected Poems, Hernández, Geist. Children of the Dirty War. Magic: A Theory from the South, de Martino, Zinn. 160 pages | 14 halftones | 6 x 9. Radical Linguistics in an Age of Extinction. . . . words are a way of fending in the world: whole languages, like species, can disappear without dropping a gram of earth weight, and symbolic systems to a fare you well can be added without filling a ditch or thimble. . . .
The Tibetan History Reader/Sources of Tibetan Tradition (Columbia UP, 2013) Agnieszka Helman-Wazny, "The Archaeology of Tibetan Books" (Brill, 2014) Emily T. Yeh, "Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development" (Cornell UP, 2013) Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn, “The Myth of the Taliban/Al Qaeda Merger in Afghanistan, 1970-2010″ (Oxford UP, 2014) From Afghanistan With Love — Matter. “I just want to hear your voice once.” We speak to Ruvan Wijesooriya about his documentation of a Kabul school. When you’re best-known for following LCD Soundsystem around on tour it must be a relief to shake off the screaming mayhem of rock’n’roll life on the road and focus your energies on a project that’s slower.
Yearbook: Afghanistan. A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan by Seamus Murphy. Return to Hope - Home. A Short Reading List for Defining Genocide - Pacific Standard. The Epic of a Genocide by James Reidel. Rechnitz and The Merchant's Contracts, Jelinek, Honegger. Nicholas Winton, Rescuer of 669 Children From Holocaust, Dies at 106. I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors by Ann Marie Fleming. The moral Nazi? – Herlinde Pauer-Studer and J David Velleman. The Trials of Hannah Arendt. Monsters Together by John Lukacs. Alon Confino, “A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide” (Yale UP, 2014)
The Lingering Effect of Nazi Propaganda - Pacific Standard. Holocaust Timeline. The Holocaust’s forgotten black victims – the ‘Rhineland Bastards’ Behind the Picture: The Liberation of Buchenwald, April 1945. The Anatomy of Hell by Richard J. Evans. The Life of an Auschwitz Guard - Laurence Rees. 70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, Holocaust survivors in Israel are trapped in poverty. German Concentration Camps Factual Survey. Bellow After Death by Gary Shteyngart. Ariel Sharon kicked my cousins out of Gaza. Here’s what they wanted to say to him before he died. I Love Islam. NJ Dawood - obituary. Qur’an manuscripts from Java. My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution, Darke.
Language and Identity: Arabic and Aramaic. Musical Journeys to Oman, Qatar and Kuwait - Music blog. Qatar Digital Library. The Vicar of Baghdad - DecodeDC Story. Talking stamps: Tiny vinyl record postage stamps that were playable, 1972. A lost Lebanon - in pictures. The Arafat-Rabin handshake 20 years on. The archaeology of a manuscript: the Khamsah of Khvaju Kirmani. Beautiful Photos Of Everyday Life In 19th And 20th Century Iran : Code Switch. How to Be a Woman in Tehran by Habibe Jafarian, translated from the Persian by Salar Abdoh.
Revival and Awakening: American Evangelical Missionaries in Iran and the Origins of Assyrian Nationalism, Becker. On Israel's little-known concentration and labor camps in 1948-1955. Flickr Search: palestine 1930s. ארץ ישראל - Eight fun facts about Hanukkah. In the Middle: Divergent Bodies and Medieval Studies. The Fallen ‐ Maddison Graphic. Ozone Journal, Balakian. The allure of ISIS resembles that of Tolkien – Benjamin Duehold. The Laws of Hammurabi, King of Babylonia. Biggest exhumation underway from Peru conflict. The Brazilian ranch where Nazis kept slaves. Caribbean Civilisation — The Taino names of the Caribbean islands based on... Human Rights - Free West Papua. The Haitian Machete Fencing Project. Are%20signed%20languages. A girl in search of a really good sword, drtanner: dancingspirals: ironychan: ...
They Once Touched Roman Lips by Madeleine Schwartz. Team at moovellab find out if all roads actually do lead to rome. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places.