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Artist Si Sapsford discusses her new book which looks at the installation of her mechanical piece Civil Unrest.
The role of ITE in the formation of adult literacy teachers' beliefs and practices in the teaching of reading
Irene Schwab, UCL Insitute of Education, duscisses the role of Initial Teacher Education in the formation of adult literacy teachers' beliefs and practices in the teaching of reading.
The Baptized Muse: Early Christian poetry as cultural authority
With the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire increasing numbers of educated people converted to this new belief. As Christianity did not have its own educational institutions the issue of how to harmonize pagan education and Christian convictions became increasingly pressing. Karla Pollmann is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Bristol. Pollmann is a leading authority on the work of Augustine and a world-leader in the study of his influence across the ages. She has written widely on interdisciplinary projects combining Classics, Theology, Philosophy, Cultural History, Literature and Reception Studies.
The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism
Capitalism has co-existed with many different kinds of states, from Victorian Britain to republican France and confederate Switzerland, from Fascist and Nazi regimes to post-war European democracies, from post-Meiji Japan to south-east Asian and Latin American dictatorships, communist China and even Russia. Donald Sassoon is Emeritus Professor of Comparative European History at Queen Mary College, London.
Vampires, Race, and Transnational Hollywoods
The figure of the vampire serves as both object and mode of analysis for more than a century of Hollywood filmmaking. Never dying, shifting shape and moving at unnatural speed, as the vampire renews itself by drinking victims’ blood, so too does Hollywood renew itself by consuming foreign styles and talent, moving to overseas locations, and proliferating in new guises.
Bank of England Special: Let's talk about the weather
Part of our Bank of England Partnership: Misa Tanaka examines the channels via which climate change and policies to mitigate it could affect a central bank’s ability to meet its monetary and financial stability objectives. Misa Tanaka is the Head of Research at the Bank of England. She joined the Bank of England in 2002 after completing a D.Phil in Economics at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. She has held a number of positions across Monetary Analysis, Financial Stability, and Prudential Policy Areas of the Bank. Misa has previously published articles on international policy spillovers, bonus regulations, and sovereign debt finance in Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Economic Journal, amongst others. Misa’s current research interests include macroprudential policy, microprudential policy and the impact climate change on the financial system.