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Ivorybill Hunters: Search for Proof in a Flooded Wilderness

Geoffrey E. Hill

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195323467
eISBN:
9780199773855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323467.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker holds the attention of birders and naturalists like no other species of bird, so it was huge news in 2005 when the Cornell Lab of Ornithology announced that an ... More


Knowledge, Higher Education, and the New Managerialism: The Changing Management of UK Universities

Rosemary Deem, Sam Hillyard, and Michael Reed

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265909
eISBN:
9780191708602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265909.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The nature of Higher Education in the UK has changed over the last three decades. Academics can no longer be said to carry out their work in ‘ivory towers’, as increasing government intervention and ... More


Classical Revivals and “Pagan” Art

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines evidence for a pagan reaction in the art as well as the literature of the late 4th century. It looks at the contorniates (bronze medallions produced in the city of Rome from the ... More


Prologue

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in Transient Workspaces: Technologies of Everyday Innovation in Zimbabwe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027243
eISBN:
9780262326155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027243.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

In this prologue, the poaching of elephants in Zimbabwe is discussed. In September 2013, “poachers” had massacred more than ninety elephants in one stroke in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe's largest ... More


The Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)

Hugues Kone

in Telecommunications in Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102017
eISBN:
9780199854936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102017.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The Ivory Coast's electronic communications system is very strong. This is manifested through the early introduction of a telecommunications industry; the practical application of that industry; and ... More


Kennedy, Felix Houphouët-Boigny, William Tubman, and Conservative African Nationalism

Philip E. Muehlenbeck

in Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195396096
eISBN:
9780199932672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396096.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

Chapter seven turns its focus to Kennedy’s relationship with conservative African nationalists William Tubman of Liberia and Felix Houphouët-Boigny of the Ivory Coast. It reveals that Kennedy was ... More


The Kennedy-de Gaulle Rivalry in Africa

Philip E. Muehlenbeck

in Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195396096
eISBN:
9780199932672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396096.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

Much of the history of US-French competition overlooks the intense rivalry between Kennedy and Charles de Gaulle in Africa. Chapter eight sheds light on this rivalry. Africa was an essential ... More


American Oligarchy: The Permanent Political Class

Ron Formisano

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041273
eISBN:
9780252099878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Almost all studies of the nation’s extreme inequality of income and wealth have overlooked a critical, overarching cause of the creation of The New Gilded Age. The permanent political class has ... More


The Archaeology and History of Slavery in South Sudan in the Nineteenth Century

PAUL LANE and DOUGLAS JOHNSON

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0026
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter presents a synopsis of the historical evidence concerning the expansion of slavery and the trade in ivory during the Turco-Egyptian era in the Sudan between 1820 and 1881, and a ... More


Romans and Goths

Henry Chadwick

in Boethius: The Consolations of Music, Logic, Theology, and Philosophy

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198265498
eISBN:
9780191682896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265498.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius was born into one of the powerful landed families of senatorial rank in fifth-century Italy. Through being taken into Symmachus's household, the young Boethius was ... More


New Statues for Old Gods

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter addresses the circumstances surrounding the production of monumental new statues of deities in precious materials (such as gold and ivory) in fifth- and fourth-century B.C. Greece. Most ... More


Workshops, Connoisseurship, and Levantine Style(s)

Marian H. Feldman

in Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226105611
eISBN:
9780226164427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164427.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter reviews scholarship on Levantine ivories, which has concentrated on the use of stylistic analysis for purposes of attribution and the identification of locations of production. The ... More


Whose Ideology, Where, and When? Rama (Nicaragua) and Francoprovençal (France) Experiences*

Colette Grinevald and Michel Bert

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Fieldwork on Rama (Nicaragua) and Francoprovençal (France) has revealed ever-present and ever-changing ideological forces at work. This chapter examines how ideologies in the two different locations ... More


Incentivizing Peace: How International Organizations Can Help Prevent Civil Wars in Member Countries

Jaroslav Tir and Johannes Karreth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190699512
eISBN:
9780190699550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699512.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Civil wars are one of the most pressing problems facing the world. Common approaches such as mediation, intervention, and peacekeeping have produced some results in managing ongoing civil wars, but ... More


Heritage Film Audiences: Period Films and Contemporary Audiences in the UK

Claire Monk

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638246
eISBN:
9780748651238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638246.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The concept of ‘heritage cinema’ is now firmly established as an influential — as well as much-debated and contested — critical framework for the discussion of period or historical representation in ... More


Ptolemaic Diplomatic-Military-Commercial Activities

Steven E. Sidebotham

in Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Ptolemaic strata excavated at Berenike produced archaeological evidence that corroborates and adds to information preserved in ancient literary sources. The segment of an elephant tooth is evidence ... More


Introduction: Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

Robert Harms

in Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300163872
eISBN:
9780300166460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300163872.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 1 establishes the context for the chapters that follow it. It offers an account of British anti-slavery and anti-slave trading efforts in the Western Indian Ocean in the nineteenth century ... More


Titles and entitlements: why ‘University’?

Thomas Docherty

in The new treason of the intellectuals: Can the University survive?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526132741
eISBN:
9781526138965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526132741.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Education involves the search for good judgment, and thus also institutes the principles of criticism. It does this in the interests of extending the range of human possibilities and in extending and ... More


Patterns of Film Taste: Period and Non-Period Films

Claire Monk

in Heritage Film Audiences: Period Films and Contemporary Audiences in the UK

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638246
eISBN:
9780748651238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638246.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the specifics of Heritage Audience Survey respondents' tastes in films: both in general and with reference to period films. It looks at profoundly contrasting patterns between ... More


Introduction

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in Transient Workspaces: Technologies of Everyday Innovation in Zimbabwe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027243
eISBN:
9780262326155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027243.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This book examines poaching as a historical example of the means and ways with which Africa's ordinary people engage in creative activities aimed at solving their problems and generating values ... More


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