Accumulating geological evidence suggests that our planet went through a series of snowball-earth events, with snow and ice covering the entire globe. In other episodes temperature was so high that glaciers of any significance did not exist.
In a time of increasing debate on the place of religion in society, what function does religion serve for the faithful? Despite the rise of secularist structures replacing institutionalised religion, there are still more believers in the world than non-believers.
The representation of Blacks in the Netherlands and Europe
Prof. Allison Blakely
Monday 26 November 2007 - 9:45 am
The Netherlands has been known for centuries as a tolerant country and a safe haven for refugees. At the same time there are still plenty of images in Dutch culture that preserve racist stereotypes of Black people.
What happens when women start to break through the glass ceiling and take on leadership roles? Research at the University of Exeter suggests that women at the top may experience very different challenges from men.
Death, Photo and Film. Voyeurism at the beginning of the 21st century
Prof. Laura Mulvey – interviewed by Eric de Kuyper
Monday 24 September 2007 - 3:45 pm
In an interview with writer and film expert Eric de Kuyper, Laura Mulvey will go into the meaning and development of film in the era of new media. In her work as well as in this interview, Laura Mulvey focuses on the audience. How do film viewers watch? What do they see? What do they experience?
A world without physical aggression would not necessarily be a paradise, says Richard E. Tremblay, brushing aside generations of received wisdom about violence. Aggression is a basic fact of life and must be mastered through socialization.
Networks, and how they behave, have been propelled to the fore front of today’s science. The talk will describe some of the exciting research currently being done on the dynamics of networks, concentrating on applications to biology.