Sunday, September 10, 2006

ATTENTION: History Buffs

If anyone knows about any of the following, please let me know... I will appreciate any help on any of these topics.

I have to 1) Say what it's about 2) Elaborate on it / put it in context 3) How it fits in to the world crisis as we know it today. I have about ten lines to write about under the given headings.

Here are the topics:

  • The age of Homo sapiens relative to the age of the earth
  • Concepts of time of pre-agricultural humans compared to ours
  • The clock
  • The nation state
  • Imperialism
  • Factories and railways
  • Three phases of industrial capitalism
  • The growth imperative of capitalsim
  • Mass education
  • The electrical revolution
  • The Harber-Bosch process
  • Barbed wire
  • Osip Mandelstam and the Stalin poem
  • The Yezhovschina
  • Uranium and Lise Meitner
  • The Gernam euthanasia programme and Auschwitz
  • "It is my judgement in these things that when you do something that is technically sweet you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success" - Robert Oppenheimer
  • Edward Teller and Mike
  • The Golden Age
  • The contraceptive pill and the liberation of women


Mayank said...

info for most of these topics, you can find in
it's prob the best encyclopedia in the world.

sanjay jha said...

i ditto mayank.
sheetal you can find all the topic related things on online...
all the best.

Anonymous said...

You're a blatant Rhodes student. Man, I thought this was a site that would help me with cobbing's work. Ha Ha. See you in class... James (dude with the mohawk)

Sheetal said...

James!!! How on earth did you find my online home?! Fantastic to hear from you!

Good luck with the long-week end assignments :) See in class next week.

Love Sheetal (dudette without the mohawk)