Parsons journal for information mapping
The Parsons Journal for Information Mapping is a free full-text ejournal for research in the novel design approaches needed to map complex information systems and huge data sets. At October 2009 the issue has published four issues during 2009. Articles are freely available as full-text PDF files, with abstracts, author biography, and project metadata. Example articles from the first four issues include: 'The Visual Repertoire of Obama's Run for the White House'; 'Revising the Map: Modulated M
Russian digital libraries
Rossiiskie elektronnye biblioteki is a portal for Russian digital libraries, which publishes the Russian Digital Libraries Journal and promotes collaboration on issues of standards and technology. A bilingual inventory of Russian digital libraries is especially useful, and can be browsed by: subject area (e.g. education or arts and culture); type of resource (e.g. video, geodata, full-text); creator organisation; status (completed or in progress) amongst others. Some areas of the site do not se
The 'Language Box' is an online resource whereby teachers and students will be able to share their learning materials for any language. The site has been developed by the Faroes project team at the the University of Southampton and the University of Portsmouth, with the financial support of JISC. The site is very easy to navigate, and in most cases users can view previews of the materials before downloading them. Sometimes free registration is necessary to be able to download files. Materials ca
Pages magazine is an Iranian contemporary arts ejournal, published partly online and also distributed in paper form from The Netherlands. The journal is published in English. At May 2009 there are tables of contents for seven issues online, with many articles from the print edition freely available online in HTML format. Issues are themed. Example free online article titles include: 'Cultural Identity or National Modernism?'; 'The Font Crisis A conversation between Farhad Fozouni, Hamed Yousefi
North American British music association
This is the website of the North American British Music Association, which aims to study... "British Music from all time periods on the North American continent". At April 2010 there are a useful set of newsletters from 2005 to 2009, and these are freely available in HTML format. The newsletters contain scholarly reviews and conference reports, as well as short essays. Example titles of short essays from the Newsletter include: 'A Royal Course: Examining British Culture and History Through a Mo
Materialising Exile : material culture and the embodied experience of Karenni refugee-ness
This very short PDF document describes the background to the AHRC funded project “Materialising Exile: Material Culture and the Embodied Experience of Karenni Refugee-ness”. The project intends to explore material culture in its broadest sense (including landscape and the body) in a Karenni refugee camp on the Burmese-Thai border and develop an understanding of the way refugees see and represent themselves.
Karava of Sri Lanka
This impressive website presents, in considerable detail, a history of the Karava people of Sri Lanka (otherwise known as Kshatriyas or Kurukulathar, among others). There are many pages on the site examining Karava culture, ceremonies, history, origins, migrations, symbols and ceremonies. Each page contains an essay on an aspect of Karava history, accompanied by a large number of images. The images claim to be available in a larger format, but clicking on them just produces an image of the same
Seeing Tibetan art through social tags
A very interesting website presenting the findings of a detailed investigation into the relationship between diasporic communities and artworks as a means of examining the nature of cultural identity amongst such communities and the ways in which cultural resonances are maintained when people are removed from their home culture. The study focuses on the Tibetan community in Switzerland, getting them to comment on Tibetan artworks by interpreting their meaning through the application of 'tags' to
Office for contemporary art Norway
This is the website for Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), a private foundation founded by Norway's Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2001 that aims to "develop collaborations in contemporary art between Norway and the international art scene." OCA has various functions: organising residency programmes for international artists in Norway; providing support for Norwegian artists abroad; and producing and promoting seminars, exhibitions, and publications. OCA award fund
Synthesis report : Climate change 2001 : IPCC third assessment report
The full text of the synthesis report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Assessment Report "Climate Change 2001" is made available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian. The synthesis report addresses issues of concern to policymakers such as the effect of human activity on climate change and the effect of climate change on ecological and socio-economic systems.
Mitigation : Climate change 2001 : IPCC third assessment report
The full text of the third working group contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Assessment Report "Climate Change 2001" is made available in HTML and PDF formats together with a summary for policymakers and summaries of the report in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish. This section focuses on the mitigation of climate change including the technological and biological options, costs and benefits, barriers to their implementation and how these might b
WorldWideScience : the global science gateway
WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway which aims to accelerate "scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals". Users can search the entire portal or restrict their search to specific information sources. WorldWideScience.org is maintained by the US Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information as the operating agent for the WorldWideScience Allia
Rural poverty portal
The Rural Poverty Portal is a resource for information sharing provided by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The website can be searched by topic, region or country and covers topics such as community-driven development, desertification, gender, indigenous peoples, land, livestock, market access, poverty reduction strategies, rural finance, rural institutions, trade liberalisation and water. The website is available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
Convex optimization II : EE364B : Linear systems and optimization
This lecture course on convex optimisation is made available as part of Stanford Engineering Everywhere, an initiative from Stanford University licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States licence. The course covers: subgradient, cutting-plane and ellipsoid methods; decentralized convex optimisation via primal and dual decomposition; alternating projections; exploiting problem structure in implementation; convex relaxations of hard problems and global optimisation via branch a
Global assessment of nuclear data requirements : the GANDR project
This website provides the full text of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report into the feasibility of creating a tool for the Global Assessment of Nuclear Data Requirements (GANDR) based on sensitivity and uncertainty analysis together with the software for a prototype of the GANDR system. The report is available as a series of Word files.
Food Drink Future Innovation Forum 2009
Organised by BME Global, to be held at United Kingdom from 2009-05-20 to 2009-05-21
Responsibility--Climate Change as Challenge for Intercultural Inquiry into Values
Organised by Global Dialogue, to be held at Aarhus University Aarhus Denmark from 2009-11-03 to 2009-11-06
The Single Market Review : is the Single Market a good deal for British business
Organised by The Federal Trust and Global Policy Institute, to be held at London United Kingdom from 2009-05-08 to 2009-05-08
Performance through character development
Students will use the creative elements of character analysis and improvisation to develop a character for performance. While this unit's theme is the development of characters for performance, its overarching goal is to provide French immersion students with the opportunity to extend their discourse and further develop their speaking skills. This unit does not cover articulation or pronunciation exercises. For this reason these elements of performance are not being evaluated in the unit assessm
Learn French - French Kitchen Vocabulary
Each word is pronounced twice In French as the English and French words appear. In this French lesson you'll learn the French vocabulary related to kitchens: sink, plate, bowl, kettle, pot, frying pan, knife, spoon, chopping board, and fork. Have a French friend coming over for dinner? You can try out your new vocabulary with them as you set the table. If you do a good job, maybe they'll wash the dishes in return!