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Lewes History Group: Bulletin 50, September 2014

We have reached a significant milestone in our own history with the publication of our 50th bulletin!

Normally, the Bulletin is put on the website one month after publication. 1,573 more words

Lewes

On Line, Free Course: From GPS and Google Maps to spatial computing

About the course

From Google Maps to consumer global positioning system (GPS) devices, spatial technology shapes many lives in both ordinary and extraordinary ways. Thanks to spatial computing, a hiker in Yellowstone and a taxi driver in Manhattan can know precisely where they are, discover nearby points of interest and learn how to reach their destinations. 352 more words

WorkShops

Anti-Islamic Hate Crime and the Enduring Effects of 9/11

In this blog entry, on the anniversary of 9/11, Lori Peek, author of Behind the Backlash, describes the aftereffects of the terrorist attacks for the Muslim community. 1,121 more words

Sociology

The politics of (in)visbility: Sarah Schulman’s “Gentrification of the Mind”

This was originally posted on the ELLAS blog, a collective blog run by some students and comrades. 

Often in our discussions of the politics of (in)visibility, our debates centre around two basic positions. 759 more words

Activism

Structured Unrest: The Rumford Act, Proposition 14, and the Systematic Inequality that Created the Watts Riots

 

If “you keep telling people that they are unfairly treated and teach them disrespect for the law,” Chief William Parker told reporters in the aftermath of the Watts Riots, then violence is inevitable. 3,209 more words

Politics

Lisbon. Arquitecturas Film Festival

After the big success of its first edition, Arquitecturas Film Festival is back with a good set of new activities, projections and workshops.

Four days of intense activities between the Cinema City Alvalade and the Cinemateca Portuguesa in Lisbon, hosting international and national artist, architects and other design related professionals and speakers. 857 more words

WorkShops

Golden State Urbanity: 28 History Books That Get At The Heart of Metropolitan California

For many Americans, the phrase “California history” sounds like an oxymoron. Born out of a Gold Rush and two World Wars, the Golden State, to easterners, has always seemed like the new kid on the block. 1,048 more words

Politics