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High speed video of cheetah galloping while chasing a mechanical lure
High speed video of greyhound galloping while chasing a mechanical lure
Overview of the main features of a Moodle module, including: logging in, main menu items, navigation, finding courses, the layout of a module and using the jump-to menu.
1 year ago
Peek is a portable eye examination kit, that uses smartphone technology to examine eye health and diagnose a variety of eye conditions. It can be used in remote locations and is helping patients receive effective treatment quickly.
An introduction to the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London
A newly updated video tour of Birkbeck Library, entitled "Georgie Goes Back to Birkbeck," illustrating its layout and the facilities and services available to Birkbeck students and staff, complete with voice-over commentary for the first time.
Normal and slow-motion video of a cheetah performing a U-turn while chasing a lure
High speed video of a squirrel jumping onto a feeding table
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Roundtable on the Our Mutual Friend Reading Project, with Professor Michael Slater (Birkbeck) and Dr Holly Furneaux (Leicester), Wednesday 28 January 2015
The first event of the spring term for the Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies featured Professor Michael Slater (Birkbeck) and Holly Furneaux (Leicester) discussing the latest instalment of Our Mutual Friend, as part of Birkbeck's serial reading project. The January instalment of the novel can be read here, and more information on the reading project can be found here. This event also featured a reading from Michael Slater.
In this seminar Dominic Janes presented his recent research project that explored the visual culture of the spectacle of the closet outlined in relation to literature - and specifically with reference to Proust's character, the Baron de Charlus - by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick in her pioneering work Epistemology of the Closet (1990). This project looked at the ways in which homosexuals were depicted and visually presented themselves before and after the trials of Oscar Wilde in 1895. It also explored the visual aspects of the emergence of gay liberation which involved attempting to imagine, depict and interrogate the space of the closet itself. The work also explored the wider potential for the application of Sedgwicks insights in the field of literature to the histories of British art and culture. The key output of this project is being published this year by Oxford University Press as 'Picturing the Closet: Male Secrecy and Homosexual Visibility in Britain'.
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