Death and Numbers
By Humanities Media Project
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The Humanities Media Project brings stories from the past and the present to help us better understand where the future of humanities will lead to. Graduate students from the University of Texas at Austin present research projects as accessible and intriguing stories, showing how disparate topics interconnect in unseen and surprising ways.
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||CleanDolls: Radical Dolls||What makes a children’s toy radical? Exploring what American Girl’s Melody Ellison doll represents, the kind of play she inspires and why that matters. This episode is a part four in a series examining the impact of dolls in American history.||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood for Thought: Episode 1||In this three-part series, Amy and Caroline are cracking open cookbooks and archival records to learn about the bond between food and text. In episode one, we pair a largely forgotten 17th century French cookbook with Julia Child’s classic cookbook Ma||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood for Thought: Episode 2||In this three-part series, Amy and Caroline are cracking open cookbooks and archival records to learn about the bond between food and text. The second episode breaks down how technology influences food writing and criticism by focusing on the effect of||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood for Thought: Episode 3||In this three-part series, Amy and Caroline are cracking open cookbooks and archival records to learn about the bond between food and text. The final episode uses recipe collections to represent the sometimes haphazard but often meaningful associations||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInternational Women’s History: The Convoy of 31000||Exploring French author Charlotte Delbo’s book, Convoy to Auschwitz, which details the lives of the women deported alongside Delbo during the Holocaust. This episode of part of a series on international women’s history.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanInternational Women’s History: A Happy African Feminist||Ways in which feminism can be defined, with a focus on the work of prominent Nigerian feminist and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This episode of part of a series on international women’s history.||6/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt Can’t Happen Here (Anything Can Happen Here)||What does it take to make a dystopia? Listen to this episode to find out what inspired authors like Margaret Atwood, George Orwell and Sinclair Lewis to write on dystopian themes and how they relate to politics today.||6/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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