Peter Smith

Publications, Lectures and Other Stuff

Some Movies about Poland since World War I

Some Movies about Poland since World War I. 1. Katyń is a 2007 Polish film about the 1940 Katyn massacre, directed by Academy Honorary Award winner Andrzej Wajda. 2. Schindler’s … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Responses to low birth rates

Whilst many countries continue to have high birth rates (& often high levels of youth unemployment), some now have birthrates which are too low to maintain their exiting population size. … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Middle Eastern Languages

A useful set of videos on some of the languages of the Middle East (Kurdish is the main omission): Persian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZtlDNcbeE8   Arabic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y45owm80MM   Maltese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7VdeHdBn-g   Turkish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJRQRD6LAmYContinue reading

June 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

World War I: Some links for students

There is an excellent series of videos on WW1 produced by ‘The Great War’ channel on You-tube. The videos are well researched and cover an enormous range of material. The … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Motivation and Finishing Projects

I just read “How Do I Motivate Myself to Finish Projects?”  by Milena Rangelov It’s a useful set of ideas to help us to finish projects. The reference is here: http://www.slate.com/blogs/quora/2016/04/20/how_do_i_motivate_myself_to_finish_projects.html   … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Message to My Former Students

One of the greatest pleasures of teaching at Mahidol (for over 30 years now) has been the opportunity to meet a lot of really great students and in some cases … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

3 Recent Baha’i Studies Publications

1. Peter Smith. ‘The Baha’i Faith: Distribution Statistics, 1925–1949‘. Journal of Religious History. doi: 10.1111/1467-9809.12207 (Published 26 Nov 2014). Electronic early view presently available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9809.12207/abstract. Print copy available later. 2. Peter Smith. ‘Babi–Baha’i … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment