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Tagged with “history” (3)

  1. The Future of Work - Dr John Buchanan

    From The future of work is not what it used to be. As recently as the 1970s the prime concern was the coming of leisure society - how were we going to handle all the free time about to be delivered by "technological advances" like automation and computers? Far from facing problems of this nature we now have the reality of "over work" for some and unemployment for others. Can we expect more of the same in the future, or will the predictions of an earlier era ultimately come true? (Running time 71:56)

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  2. Cities - Sydney, Freetown and Cape Town: Convicts and Empire

    From A Sydney Ideas Open/Sydney Humanities Salon Co presentation Dr Kirsten McKenzie and Dr Emma Christopher, Department of History, University of Sydney Many Sydneysiders think they know all about the history of their city, but few know that its convict past links it firmly to Africa, a continent many Australians know little about. Emma Christopher and Kirsten McKenzie uncover a forgotten history of abandoned plans and lost hopes, of political objections to sending convicts to Africa and the sufferings of those who were sent there. By revealing the convict connections to Freetown, Sierra Leone and Cape Town, South Africa, they show how very nearly the stories of Africa and Australia came to taking different turns. They are in conversation with Professor Iain McCalman, University of Sydney and Professor Deidre Coleman, University of Melbourne. September 9, 2010 (Running time 1 hour 21 min, 37.5Mb MP3)

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  3. Alex Ross | Listen to This

    New Yorker music critic Alex Ross has received two American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Deems Taylor Awards for music criticism and a Letter of Distinction from the American Music Center for his contributions to contemporary music. His internationally bestselling book, The Rest is Noise earned the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award and a 2008 Pulitzer Prize nomination. His second book is an expansive survey of the musical scene, ranging from classical music artists to pop sensations such as Frank Sinatra, Led Zeppelin, and Björk. (recorded 10/26/2010)

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