Evan Millner's Blog (7)

Happy Birthday Schola.Ning

Schola on Ning is two years old this month.…
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Added by Evan Millner on February 21, 2010 at 4:55pm — No Comments

The locutorium is an open space - anyone can enter, if they are a member of Schola, and can use it as they wish. You are warmly invited to come along in, and make of it what you will. It is an open s…

The locutorium is an open space - anyone can enter, if they are a member of Schola, and can use it as they wish. You are warmly invited to come along in, and make of it what you will. It is an open space, and has no 'owners'

The only rule is 'Latine tantum' - Latin only. It is the only universally intelligible language the users of the chatroom have.



Technology



There is a synergy of new technologies that has made this possible - three or four years ago, what we… Continue

Added by Evan Millner on January 3, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New recording completed

Today I finished recording all 154 chapters of Comenius' 'Orbis Sensualim Pictus', in Restored Classical pronunciation.

The book is recorded in Latin-English-Latin, and can be used without reference to the actual text, although Comenius' illustrations are useful, and the text was designed to be used accompanied by the engravings.

You can find parts of the recording on Latinum



The CD, with several hours of audio, is… Continue

Added by Evan Millner on December 21, 2009 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Thoughts on Google Books

"Today, every laptop with an internet connection contains more information than the Great Library of Alexandria. At its peak, that library contained 700,000 books, until the Christian Emperor Theodosius I ordered it burned down in 39AD; today, Google Books has over seven million – and that's before you count everything else online. In 1941, Jorge Luis Borges wrote a short story imagining a "total library" containing all written information. Seventy years later, it exists." Johann Hari, The… Continue

Added by Evan Millner on December 20, 2009 at 7:09am — 1 Comment

Little Children Learning Latin

Little Children Learning Latin. – Latin comes to life online with the Tar Heel Reader.



A new wave of publishing is currently sweeping the Latin world – but these are not high works of literature, Vergil and Cicero, but beginning illustrated children’s readers, with titles like “Colours” and “ Who is that over there?”.



The surge has been made possible by a new interactive website, called the Tar Heel Reader, developed by Gary Bishop , at the University of North Carolina, in… Continue

Added by Evan Millner on June 2, 2009 at 7:23am — No Comments

Childrens' Books in Latin

Here is what I wrote on the subject of children's books in Latin, in December 2008 - before I had discovered the Tar Heel Reader.

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Following on a post by Laura Gibbs posted on Latinteach, about reading material in Latin, and comprehensible input, I have this to add:



One thing we need, to promote and advance Latin, are a large number of very basic childrens books, in Latin. Not enough of these exist. Books as basic as those produced… Continue

Added by Evan Millner on May 20, 2009 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

WEB 2.0 and Latin

WEB 2.0 and Latin A response to Brian Appleyard’s opinion piece in "The Times" 18 May 2009, called “Break free of this world wide delusion The idea that the web is revolutionising our lives is not only wrong, but dangerous “ By Evan Millner,

Sent this to 'The Times' - if they publish it, well and good. If not, here it is:

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Web 2.0 is leading to a massive resurgence in Latin across the globe: A few months ago, an interview with Evan Millner… Continue

Added by Evan Millner on May 20, 2009 at 7:17am — 2 Comments

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