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Stonehenge

AN EVENING CLASS INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY

Researchers into the origins of human language, mythic narrative and ritual have recently made exciting new discoveries. It is now known that symbolic culture began emerging in Africa some 100,000 years ago, in a social revolution whose echoes can still be heard in mythic narratives and ritual traditions from around the world.

St Martinʼs Community Centre, 43 Carol St, (2 mins from Camden Town tube).  radicalanthropologygroup.org

Tuesdays, 6.30-9pm:
Jan 24 ‘Song-lines and rainbow snakes’ (myths from Aboriginal Australia) – Chris Knight
Jan 31 ‘Human heroes, power and the cosmos in Borneo’ – Monica Janowski
Feb 7 ‘The Tower of Babel’ (Noam Chomsky and the myth of ‘Universal Grammar’) – Chris Knight
Feb 14 ‘The Utopian Promise of Government’ (Cargo cults in Papua/New Guinea)
Feb 21 ‘An Amazonian Myth and its History’
Feb 28 The Politics in African Ethnomusicological Field Recordings – Noel Lobley
Mar 6  Reproduction and spirit owners among the Miskitu Indians – Mark Jamieson
Mar 13 ‘The Wives of the Sun and Moon’ (Arapaho Indians) – Chris Knight
Mar 20 ‘The hunter Monmaneki and his Wives’ (Tukano Indians)
Mar 27 ‘The Woman with the Zebra’s Penis’ (myths of the Hadza and other African hunter-gatherers) – Camilla Power

Topics include:

Is there such a thing as ‘human nature’, or does it all depend on the culture we live in?
Are children born with a ‘language instinct’? Can chimpanzees be taught to speak? How and why did language first evolve?
Is sexual jealousy natural and inevitable? Why do traditional carnivals so often become rituals of license?
Why did the Neanderthals of Ice Age Europe become extinct?
Is the nuclear family universal? Does a Navaho child have just one mother – or many?
The lifestyle of Native American long-house dwellers has been termed “communism in living”. Might such values hold lessons for humanity today?
Why do women in Amazonia believe that sleeping with multiple partners helps ensure a successful pregnancy?
Is biology woman’s destiny? Is the human male a “naked ape”?
Are traditional healing techniques effective? Why do myths about the origin of death so frequently implicate the moon?
How do hunter-gatherers maintain their egalitarianism?
Who builtStonehenge – and why?

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‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

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Aesthetics

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN INTERPRETIVE POLICY ANALYSIS

Special Panel on Globalisation, Discourse and Education Policy, to be held at the International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis, Tilburg, the Netherlands (July 5-7, 2012)

See: http://event.globe-view.com/event/wvDhkJP4ln/panel/279/ 

It is part of the 7th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis: Understanding the Drama of Democracy, Policy Work, Power and Transformation.

The International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis has travelled throughEurope. After visiting Birmingham, Amsterdam, Essex, Kassel, Grenoble and Cardiff, interpretivists of various kinds will gather in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

Michael Farrelly
m.farrelly@open.ac.uk

Dr. Jane Mulderrig
j.mulderrig@sheffield.ac.uk

Few would disagree that the perceived relevance and impact of contemporary policy-making is no longer confined to the nation state. Whether in economic or social policy, the spectre of globalisation and its perceived exigencies plays a significant role in circumscribing the parameters of the ‘thinkable’ and ‘doable’. This is partly due to the increased power of international governmental organisations in promoting a neoliberal agenda in both national and transnational contexts. Within this political rationality the dominant logic of competitiveness has leaked from economic to other policy domains like education. In the context of the EU this is closely linked to, and justified on the basis of, visions of achieving global economic competitiveness as a knowledge-based-economy.

Since the global banking crisis and subsequent recession the financial climate in which policy-making is now taking place has altered radically. This state of affairs potentially adds strength to neoliberal policy agendas in education (as elsewhere). In an era of acute fiscal squeeze and harsh austerity measures imposed across numerous advanced liberal economies, does the logic of the market take a firmer hold?  Papers in this panel will explore the current state of education policy through the lens of discourse. Adopting a variety of empirical approaches they will probe discourses of and about education policy in a range of national and transnational contexts. They will explore such questions as: conceptions of globalisation as a driving force in policy; the logic and rhetoric of the market; identities and roles in education; governance and financing structures; and tensions between regionalism and internationalism.

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‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Global Crisis

GLOBAL CAPITALISM AND THE ECONOMIC CRISIS: PASTS, PRESENT AND FUTURES

Saturday 25th Feb 10am – 5pm

London School of Economics

Houghton Street, Holborn tube. (Ask at reception for Critique Conference room no.) critique@eng.gla.ac.uk
Hillel Ticktin: Marxism and the Crisis

Michael Cox: The Death of the West? World  Power after the Crisis

Savas Michael-Matsas: Greece and the Decline of Europe

Ben Backwell: Hugo Chavez, Oil and ‘Petro-Socialism’

Yassamine Mather: The Arab Spring: ‘From Evolution to Revolution’

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‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Aesthetics

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCHER DEVELOPMENT

The International Journal for Researcher Development is the first international journal devoted exclusively to the scholarship of researcher development. Its purpose is to further understanding of all aspects of  researcher development and related policy and practice across any sector and context, including conceptual issues such as what researcher development is, and (socio-)psychological an d socio-cultural issues, such as how it occurs. The interpretation of “researcher” is wide and includes research students and other early career researchers, established researchers, those for whom research is a component of their work, experienced and distinguished researchers, and those who aspire to be researchers.

Coverage Includes:

Original empirical research, conceptual analyses, policy analyses, and theoretical perspectives are discussed within the context of researcher development.

Key benefits:

– Two distinct journal sections: i) Research and Theory and ii) Researcher Development in Practice ensure that the understanding of all aspects of researcher development and related policy and practice across all sectors and context is covered

– A transparent and stringent peer review ensures that articles are read and adjudicated by leading experts from around the world

– All research published has strong implications for the workplace.

Submit a paper:

Submissions to the International Journal for Researcher Development are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access are available at:

http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijrd

Any questions can be sent to the Editor: Dr Linda Evans, Reader in Education, University of Leeds, UK

E-mail: L.Evans@education.leeds.ac.uk

For full author guidelines and more information please see the journal homepage: www.emeraldinsight.com/ijrd.htm

With best wishes,

Caroline

Caroline Moors, Assistant Publisher / Assistant Commissioning Editor, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Tel: +44 (0) 1274 785267, Email: cmoors@emeraldinsight.comwww.emeraldinsight.com

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Aesthetics

SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND E-LEARNING 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS:

2ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION & E-LEARNING (EeL 2012)

See: http://e-learningedu.org  

DATE: 17 – 18 SEPTEMBER 2012
VENUE: BALI, INDONESIA

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IMPORTANT DATES:                  

– Paper (Full Paper) Submission Due: 18 May 2012
– Final Paper (Camera-Ready) Submission: 29 June 2012
– Early Bird Registration:               16 July 2012
– Late Registration: 15 August 2012
– Conference Dates: 17 – 18 September 2012

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Keynote Address will be delivered by Professor the Hon. Dr. Stephen Martin

– Member, Board of Governors, Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF)
– Former Speaker Parliament of Australia
– Former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Strategy and Planning) Curtin University of Technology
– Former Pro Vice Chancellor International, Victoria University
[Brief Profile]

– The Conference Proceedings (Print ISSN: 2251-1814, E-Periodical: 2251-1822) will be indexed by  EBSCOCrossRefProquest and will be submitted to ScopusScienceDirect, Cabell’s Directories and amongst others where applicable.

– Depending on their importance, originality, quality, relevance and other editorial considerations, eligible research articles will be invited for publication in the GSTF International Journal on Computing (JoC) (ISSN: 2010-2283) which is indexed by EBSCO, CrossRefProquest and Cabell’s Directories.

– Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference). 

– Detailed descriptions of all other topics and submission information are found on the conference web pages: http://e-learningedu.org/CallforPapers.html

– Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers (not being considered for publication elsewhere) in the IEEE Computer Society standard format. (Double column, single-spaced, 10-pt font) describing new theoretical and/or experimental research.

– Submissions are recommended to have no more than 6 pages (extra pages are subject to surcharge), including figures, tables, and references.

– Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, correctness, and presentation.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE          

For a complete list of Committee, please visit http://e-learningedu.org/Committee.html.

CONTACT US

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF)
http://www.globalstf.org

DID: +65 6327 0166; Fax: +65 6327 0162

For General Enquiries: info@e-learningedu.org

For Registration, Accommodation or Visa Assistance: secretariat@e-learningedu.org

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‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski