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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Partner: Manning Marable- Arts and Sciences
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Multimedia Study Environment (MSE) presents Malcolm X's memoir with links to critical annotations that provide perspectives beyond the written word. This MSE provides four "lenses," or perspectives, that illuminate the political, cultural, global, and faith-based aspects of Malcolm X's life and legacy. In addition, the...

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Released: January 2005
Archived, no longer available.
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's Annihilation of Caste
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's Annihilation of Caste Partner: Fran Pritchett- Arts and Sciences
The Annihilation of Caste Multimedia Study Environment (MSE) was produced by Frances Pritchett, Professor of Modern Indic Languages, Columbia University, and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, with additional sponsorship and funding from the Southern Asian Institute, Columbia University. The MSE includes the text of The Annihilation...

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Access: Open to all
Released: November 2004

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Midnight's Children MSE
Midnight's Children MSE Partner: Bruce Ferguson- School of the Arts
The Midnight's Children Multimedia Study Environment provides students the opportunity to gain a richer understanding of Salman Rushdie's acclaimed novel, the play derived from it, and the historical and cultural context in which the story is set. The MSE provides a wealth of related content including reflections from Rushdie, Columbia...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: March 2003

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The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti: A Mahayana Scripture
The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti: A Mahayana Scripture Partner: Robert Thurman- Arts and Sciences
A study environment for Professor Robert A. F. Thurman's translation of The Holy Teachings of the Vimalakirti. This site allows students to contextualize the ideas of the text and the ideas and history of Buddhism with the help of textual, visual and audio annotations. Features include Sanskrit glossaries and annotations,...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: December 2002

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Res Gestae: Propaganda in the Ancient World
Res Gestae: Propaganda in the Ancient World Partner: Myles McDonnell- Arts and Sciences
This Multimedia Study Enviroment offers an English translation of Augustus's famous declaration of his personal and governmental achievements. The document is annotated with definitions and helpful biographies, as well as plans, elevations, and pictures of ancient buildings. At relevant moments in the text, the writings of contemporary historians such as...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: September 2002

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Harold Innis and Marshall McLuhan, Revisited
Harold Innis and Marshall McLuhan, Revisited Partner: James Carey- School of Journalism
The Harold Adams Innis and Marshall McLuhan MSE allows students to explore the political, social, and historical significance of these two writers as explained by Professor James Carey in his groundbreaking article from 1964. Like a multimedia critical edition, students can read the text in its entirety while benefiting from...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: September 2002

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Pierrot lunaire: The Melodramas
Pierrot lunaire: The Melodramas Partner: Ian Bent- Arts and Sciences
Arnold Schoenberg's musical arrangements of the Symbolist poetry of Albert Giraud serves as an entrypoint into the composer's work and the historical context of inter-war European cultural history. Included is a comprehensive online collection of audio, video, and still image recordings and resources....

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Released: January 2002
Archived, no longer available.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) Partner: Peter Danchin- School of International and Public Affairs
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Multimedia Study Environment offers a unique glimpse into events that led to the document's creation and its lasting impact on world history, including extensive videotaped interviews with major scholars in the field, including Louis Henkin, one of the document's drafters; historical film clips and...

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Access: Open to all
Released: January 2002

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Arthur C. Danto's "The Artworld"
Arthur C. Danto's Partner: Michael Kelly- Arts and Sciences
The Multimedia Study Environment (MSE) for Arthur C. Danto's 1964 essay "The Artworld" ushers the reader into the artistic and philosophical scene of the mid-1960s America. Danto sought to lay out the basic principles of his philosophy of art. The MSE includes scholarly and theoretical writings on aesthetics by Danto...

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Released: October 2001
Archived, no longer available.
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois Partner: Casey Blake, Robert O'Meally, Manning Marable and Alan Brinkley- Arts and Sciences
Based on the author's 1903 collection of essays, this multimedia study environment for The Souls of Black Folk included references to both historical events and biographical experiences with archival film footage, "Sorrow Song" recordings for nearly 30 spirituals and more than 150 texts and documents written by or to Dr....

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Released: December 2000
Archived, no longer available.
Paradise Lost Book IX by John Milton
Paradise Lost Book IX by John Milton Partner: Andrea Solomon- School of General Studies
A primary reading in the Core Curriculum, this text is enhanced by the MSE with the inclusion of a catalogue of images, notes on the text by the MSE's faculty consultant, glossaries of concepts and people, and links to reference materials such as the John Milton Reading Room....

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Released: June 2000
Archived, no longer available.
Television's Screens: Hegemony in Transition by Todd Gitlin
Television's Screens: Hegemony in Transition by Todd Gitlin Partner: Frank Moretti- Arts and Sciences
An important work in media studies, this text is enhanced by the MSE with the inclusion of a catalogue of TV shows with links to related websites, notes on the text by the MSE's faculty consultant, glossaries of concepts and people and links to reference materials such as the Museum...

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Released: June 2000
Archived, no longer available.
Hell's Kitchen South Project
Hell's Kitchen South Project Partner: David Smiley- Architecture, Planning and Preservation
A departure from the standard MSE, the Hell's Kitchen South Project is a study in urban planning with the city grid standing in as the foundation of the study environment. The project includes detailed maps and photographs of the neighborhood; texts related to the social, historical and architectural development of...

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Released: May 2000
Archived, no longer available.
Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke Partner: Marc Meyer- School of General Studies
A primary reading in the Core Curriculum, this text is enhanced by the MSE with the inclusion of glossaries of concepts and people, author's notes and links to reference materials such as the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary and the Grove Dictionary of Art....

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Released: December 1999
Archived, no longer available.
Postmodernism or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, F. Jameson
Postmodernism or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, F. Jameson Partner: Frank Moretti- Teachers College
An essential work in the study of postmodern thought, the Frederic Jameson text is enhanced by the multimedia study environment (MSE) with the inclusion of an extensive catalogue of images, notes on the text by the MSE's faculty consultant, glossaries of concepts and people and links to reference materials such...

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Released: September 1999
Archived, no longer available.