Here are some recent suggestions from readers.
Reading Marx’s Capital (website) David Harvey, City University of New York (CUNY)
A close reading of the text of Karl Marx’s Capital Volume I in 13 video lectures.
Recommended by Theages.
Foreign Language Expertise (website)
Alexander Arguelles has put together a website describing his method for learning foreign languages, and his recommendations for an expanded “Great Books” canon.
Recommended by Dave.
Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine (website)
A database of 1,500 previously published inscriptions (and their English translations) of Israel/Palestine from the Persian period through the Islamic conquest (ca. 500 BCE – 640 CE). Project organizers hope to expand the site to 15,000 known inscriptions.
Recommended by Anne at Anne is a Man.
Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams (iTunes) Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon.
This moving lecture was the “last lecture” by Prof. Randy Pausch, who talked about his life philosophy after learning that he had terminal cancer. It became an internet sensation and a bestselling book. Pausch also delivered a famous lecture on time management (iTunes).
Recommended by Marisa.
A History of the World in 100 objects (website) BBC and The British Museum
A series of 15-minute radio essays based on objects in the British Museum.
Recommended by Marc.