New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships. Deadline: 16 July, 2012.

The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) are funded by the New Zealand Government. Recipients are selected upon Academic Merit and the NZIDRS provides full tuition fees, plus living and other allowances for successful applicants.

NZIDRS scholarships include:

  • Full tuition fees for three years of full-time doctoral study
  • NZ$25,000 per annum living allowance (NZ$2,083.33 per month).
  • Up to NZ$600 annual health insurance allowance

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Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel (The Story of the Weeping Camel) – 2003

With a backdrop of the cold, desolate Gobi Desert in Southern Mongolia, co-directors Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni weave a warm tale of the affirmative and healing spirit of love. A documentary texture is evident in this tale of a nomadic family of shepherds and their camels – quiet, reflective, observational, and one might add, meditative. Watch.

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Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

Friedrich Nietzsche‘s revitalizing philosophy of the late 19th century challenging the foundations of theological beliefs and practices, along with questioning traditional morality, remains influential to this day. His tendency to seek explanations for commonly-accepted values and outlooks in the less-elevated realms of sheer animal instinct was also crucial to Sigmund Freud’s development of psychoanalysis. Quoting Nietzsche: “What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more’ … Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: ‘You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.” Watch.

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2012 PhD Positions in Arts at Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy

PhD Positions in Classical Philology, Language, Literature, and History, Modern Philology, Language, and Literature, Philosophy , History , Art History for EU/ Non EU citizens at Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy 2012

Study Subject(s):Classical Philology, Language, Literature, and History, Modern Philology, Language, and Literature, Philosophy , History (medieval to contemporary) , Art History Course Level: PhD Scholarship Provider: Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa Scholarship can be taken at: Italy

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Street Art I

I have always regarded ‘street art’ with a great deal of respect, primarily because it does not seek a gallery audience, is embalmed with a ‘guerillaesque’ spirit, creates ‘beauty’ in ‘ugliness’, has ‘transformative’ and metamorphic goals, is skeptical and irreverent, and mostly, the creators seek anonymity. So unlike the art-market gallery space.

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