Tags » Thomas Dixon

D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation 100 Years Later: Still Great, Still Shameful

At earlier screenings in Los Angeles it was called The Clansman, after the Thomas Dixon Jr. novel and play on which it was based. But David Wark Griffith must have realized that his film deserved a grander title. 1,538 more words

BBC: The End of God?: A Horizon Guide to Science and Religion (2010)

Historian Dr Thomas Dixon delves into the BBC’s archive to explore the troubled relationship between religion and science. From the creationists of America to the physicists of the Large Hadron Collider, he traces the expansion of scientific knowledge and asks whether there is still room for God in the modern world. 15 more words


Real and Imagined Origins of Reconstruction Era Domestic Terrorism: The Birth of a Nation, Django Unchanged and the Birth of the Ku Klux Klan

Warning: Strong language, profanity and offensive imagery

Americans love origin tales. As of late the most popular have been about super heroes, like Batman or the X-Men, or our most beloved villains. 1,500 more words

D.W. Griffith

Big day: My first Runner's World byline

I’m thrilled to say that my first article for Runner’s World — posted Sept. 18 at runnersworld.com — has been published.

This online-only piece features Philadelphian Thomas Dixon, who was hit by a car while on a run and who suffered a traumatic brain injury, leading to memory loss. 123 more words

Running News

Conference Report - Historical Perspectives on Loss, Grief and Pain

Historical Perspectives on Loss, Grief and Pain

University of Edinburgh
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Friday 23 May 2014, 9.00 – 5.00pm, Meadows Lecture Theatre, 2,110 more words



Click on the above link for our livestream of the Student Senate meeting at the University of New Mexico. They will be voting on our Divestment resolution.  15 more words

Five Hundred Years of Friendship on BBC Radio 4

As I moved continents last week, I’ve only just been able to catch up with the first half of Thomas Dixon’s enjoyable and informative Five Hundred Years of Friendship on BBC Radio 4… 425 more words

18th Century