Mostrando entradas de diciembre 30, 2012

Introduction to the History and Theory of Architecture

Introduction to the History and Theory of Architecture http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/architecture/4-605-introduction-to-the-history-and-theory-of-architecture-spring-2012/ From Vitruvius to Philip Johnson, the history of architecture features a fabulous cast of characters and diverse set of talents. This offering from MIT's OpenCourseWare initiative brings together materials from a delightful architecture course taught by Professor Mark Jarzombek. This version of the course is from spring 2012 and contains lecture notes, a syllabus, readings, lecture handouts, and quizzes. The lecture handouts cover topics such as "Cities, gods and empires," "Grains, animals and the village world," and "Gothic architecture." The site also includes a midterm exam, a final exam, and information about outside reading. While not all of the materials from the class are included here, the collection will inspire others to sit down and learn about this fascinatin

Propuesta Patrimonio Industrial de la Humanidad para el Transbordador de Torres Quevedo

A través de la lista SEHCYT hemos recibido el siguiente mensaje del prof. Francisco A. González Redondo: En 1887 Leonardo Torres Quevedo presentó la patente de su transbordador en Alemania, Suiza, Francia, Reino Unido, España, Estados Unidos, Austria e Italia. 20 años tuvieron que pasar hasta que el 30 de septiembre de 1907 se inaugurase el primer teleférico público para personas del mundo, el "Transbordador del Monte Ulía" de San Sebastián. Entre 1914 y 1916, ingenieros españoles, pertenecientes a una empresa española constituida en Canadá con capital español, siguiendo el proyecto español de Torres Quevedo y utilizando material fabricado en España, construyeron en Niágara, durante la Primera Guerra Mundial, el primer teleférico para personas de Norteamérica. El 8 de agosto de 1916 se inauguraba el "Niagara Spanish Aerocar" (el transbordador del Niágara), construido por su hijo Gonzalo. Desde entonces, ha venido funcionando ininterrumpidamente sin sufrir ni

Final Reminder: Deadline 18th January: EVA London 2013 Call for Proposals

ELECTRONIC VISUALISATION AND THE ARTS LONDON 2013 Monday 29th July - Wednesday 31st July 2013 Venue: British Computer Society, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7HA www.eva-london.org CALL FOR PROPOSALS Deadline: 18th January 2013 *Visualising* Ideas and concepts in culture, heritage the arts and sciences: digital arts, sound, music, film and animation, 2D and 3D imaging, European projects, archaeology, architecture, social media for museums, heritage and fine art photography, medical visualisation and more OFFERS OF PAPERS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND WORKSHOPS by 18th January 2013 A feature of EVA London 2013 is its varied session types. We invite proposals of papers, demonstrations, short performances, workshops or panel discussions. Demonstrations and performances will be an important part of this year's conference.  We especially invite papers or presentations on topical subjects, and the newest and cutting edge technologies and applications. EVA London 2013 will include

Call for Papers: Women and Maps in Early Modernity

Call for Papers: Women and Maps in Early Modernity Abstracts are invited for papers about "Women and Maps in Early Modernity," for a possible SSEMW Co-Sponsored Session at the American Historical Association's annual meeting in Washington DC in January 2014. We seek papers from a range of disciplines -- including, but not limited to, history, art history, literary studies, and historical geography -- which address the nexus between early modern women and maps/cartography in any geographical region or culture, during the time period c. 1400-1700. Paper topics might consider women as: - Explorers contributing data from which maps are made - map illustrators - printers/publishers/sellers of maps - navigators/users of maps - writers on the topic of cartography Abstracts (400-500 words) for papers 20 minutes in length should be submitted by January 10, 2013, by email, to Allyson Poska ( aposka@umw.edu ) and Erika Gaffney ( egaffney@ashg

Call for Papers: Women and Curiosity in Early Modern England

Call for Papers: Women and Curiosity in Early Modern England *Women and Curiosity in Early Modern England University Paris Ouest Nanterre (Quarto, CREA370) and University Sorbonne Nouvelle — Paris 3 (Épistémè, PRISMES EA4398) 21-22 June 2013 * The multiplication of cabinets of curiosities and the obsession with novelty are evidence of the development of a “culture of curiosity† in the early modern period. In Europe, the telescope, which soon became the instrument of curiosity, epitomized man’s desire to see beyond the pillars of Hercules. The physico-theological dimension of natural philosophy at the time led to considering curiosity as a wish to know God by reading the Book of Nature and unravelling its mysteries. In his article on “Curiosity, Forbidden Knowledge and the Reformation in Early Modern England† (/Isis/, 2001, 265-90), Peter Harrison argues that there was a “ rehabilitation of curiosity ” in the early modern period. While curiosity

Power and Knowledge: The Construction, Dissemination, and Perceptions of Knowledge in Energy Production in Asia-Pacific

Hello everyone, Please see the below CFP for the APSTSN Conference ( http://www.apstsn2013.com/ ) *Panel title:* Power and Knowledge: The Construction, Dissemination, and Perceptions of Knowledge in Energy Production in Asia-Pacific *Panel description:* Energy production has been a paramount issue in many nations. The desire and ability to produce electrical power has been tied to a nation’s effort to industrialize and modernize. Countries aim not just to produce sufficient energy to meet rising or projected demands for their economic development, but also attempt to electrify the whole territory. A well-lit nation has become a symbol of modernity and the electrical consumption per capita is often referred to as an indicator for a country’s economic performance. Powering these agendas in Asia-Pacific, however, entails much more than just the straightforward design and building of an energy infrastructure network. It is bound up with the creation and propagation o