Tibet: from the collections of the American Geographical Society Library
This site provides free access to over 1,000 historic images of Tibet from the holdings of the American Geographical Society Library. They include rare images of central Tibet taken by American explorers in 1900; photographs of Northern Tibet taken from photographs of northern Tibet are selected from the photographic collection of Harrison Forman (1932-1937) and a series of historic maps. Subject matter includes Buddhist monasteries, cities Information on copyright is displayed on the website wh
Aigine Cultural Research Center
The Traditional Knowledge in Kyrgyzstan website is maintained by the Aigine Cultural Research Center, a non-profit nongovernmental organization. It seeks to deepen knowledge about traditional knowledge pertaining to the ethnic Kyrgyz population. This includes coverage of ecological knowledge, traditional healing, ethno medicine, oral history and family practices. It is therefore of interest to anthropologists of the region. The site includes collections of video and photograph materials. Copyrig
Kazipur District, Kazipur Upazila, Sirajganj, Bangladesh: An anthropological and photographic explor
This site was created by Doreen Marie Indra Professor Emerita in Anthropology at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta and Norman Buchignani, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. It presents a detailed ethnographic of key aspects of life in Kazipur District, Kazipur Upazila, Sirajganj, Bangladesh in 1989-1990, focusing in particular on the struggles of the local community to cope with environmental conditions such as flooding and soil, ero
Bibliography of Performing Arts In The East (in western languages)
This free open access bibliography is compiled by Alex Hadary. It provides references to books, journal articles, book chapter sand some theses covering a wide range of subject areas relating to the performing arts in Asia. Coverage is strongest in terms of theatre, dance, puppetry, traditional plays and masks. There is also coverage of Cinema, martial arts, music. Regions of the world covered include: China; India; Japan; Korea; Indonesia; Australasia (Maori and Aborigine performance art) Asia;
Ethnographic video online
Ethnographic video online is a commercial subscription product of Alexander Press. It offers access to 100s of online ethnographic films and associated study materials. These cover a wide range of cultures worldwide.They include Documentaries from key filmmakers such as John Marshall, Timothy Asch, Robert Gardner, David MacDougall, John Bishop, David Plath from the 1920s to the present day There are also associated interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes and study guides. In
100(0) Schlüsseldokumente der russischen und sowjetischen Geschichte (1917 1991)
A project maintained by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich which provides free access to a growing collection of key documents relating to the history of the Soviet Union in the 20th Century. They include materials relating to the Russian revolution and the fall of Tsar Nicholas II in 1917, the rise of the Communist State and Soviet Bloc, Stalin and the Cold War and the fall of Communism in the 1990s. Each entry is fully indexed with detailed annotations on the content and importance of
Ebrary natural disaster and extreme weather searchable information center
This site has been created by Ebrary to provide a portal to information about natural disasters and extreme weather. It enables users to quickly search for government documents (mainly American agency) plus reports, guidelines, newsletters and manuals from inter-governmental agencies worldwide. Most items can be viewed online and downloaded free of charge. These cover all aspects of weather conditions. Sub--topics include hurricanes (including Hurricane Katrina); droughts, earthquakes, floods, c
21st Century Councillor social media site
The 21st Century Councillor social media site. is a project of a number of UK organisations including The IDeAs Leadership Academy and Standards for England. It seeks to encourage local government personnel (councillors and public servants) to use social media in political communication. The site includes guides to using social media, case studies and links to key supporting resources. Social media includes blogs, Twitter and Web 2.0 applications.
Scottish Screen Archive
The Scottish Screen Archive is based at the National Library of Scotland. It houses over 32,000 examples of video and film covering scottish cultural, social and political history. Its website provides information about its collections, including access to its searchable catalogue of holdings. An increasing number of film clips and be viewed free of charge via the website. Key topics covered by these include Scotland during the First and Second World Wars; Scottish industry, the homelife and cul
KWR Watercycle Research Institute Their website contains further details about their research programme as well as the latest industry news and details of publicatio
KWR (previously Kiwa Water Research) have an extensive history in drinking water research and on current and future water problems, KWR has extended its field of activities to include the entire water cycle. KWR helps the water sector to identify the challenges it faces, and offers it the means and innovative strategies to meet these challenges successfully.
Their website contains further details about their research programme as well as the latest industry news and details of publicatio
RuNet Echo is a special project of Global Voices (which is funded by the Open Society Institute). It was created to investigate and analysis the growing role of the Internet in Russia and in the Russian-language worldwide community. It regularly monitors Russian language Internet sites, blogs and forums and publishes its comments and reports on their content, usage and surveillance and freedom. Topics covered include Russian bloggers, the use of the Internet in Russian politics (during Russian e
Hispana: directorio y recolector de recursos digitales
Hispana: repositorio de colecciones digitales de archivos, bibliotecas y museos españoles is a special project of the Spanish government (Ministerio de Cultura). It is a portal to digital archives and repositories from Libraries, museum and universities in Spain. It enables rapid cross searching of millions of online ebooks, journal articles, working papers prints, photographs, as well as Spanish elibrary initiatives. It is possible to search by keyword or browse. All subject areas of the human
Devolutions impact on low-income people and places
This site provides free access to the full text of a 20 page report by Jim McCormick and Anne Harrop which was published in January 2010. The paper summarises the impact of a decade of devolved government in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland upon poverty and the lives of the poor. There are links to associated publications on the social and economic impact of devolution.
Celebrating the black presence in Westminster 1500-2000: Westminster City Council
This site is maintained by the City of Westminster Archives Centre. It provides information, listing s and access to some online exhibits about the history of Londons black population. This includes coverage of immigration, the slave trade and abolition and advice on sources for Black and Asian history in central London. Users to the site may access some digital images of photographs, manuscripts, prints and other documents. Copyright information is displayed on the website.
African American history month
African American history month is celebrated annually in the USA. This website is maintained by The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to provide information on events and pay tribute to the achievements of African American citizens. It includes calendars of events, images and photographs of key figures, films a
New America Media : expanding the news lens through ethnic media
New America Media was founded by the non-profit Pacific News Service in 1996, it Is a national collaboration over 2000 ethnic news organizations based in the United States. Its website provides free access to news headlines, blogs and some features from its members. These include Latino newspapers, Asian American, black and African American. The website can also be browsed by region and topic. It aims to offer different perspectives on mainstream issues. Information on copyright and access to m
Black World Negro Digest 1961-1976
Google Books provides free access to the full text of a number of free issues of this journal from the 1960s-1970s. Published by Johnson Publishing Company it offers a mix of current affairs articles, reviews, literature and cartoons relating to Black politics, society and culture in the USA during the period. It includes some materials relating to the Black African American civil rights movement of the 1960s.Copyright information is displayed on the website.
Medicare and medicaid: US GAO Government Accountability Office
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent agency, which works for Congress monitoring the efficiency of the American Federal government spending. This site provides free access to a collection of recent full text reports relating to health care services, health economics, health care spending and Medicare.
Women in the United States Congress 1917-2009
This site provides free access to the full text of a report published by Congressional Research Service as RL30261 in December 2009. The 107 page report contains detailed statistics on women in the US Congress. It includes lists of women office holders, data on offices held, length of service, party and ethnic group.
Election 2010- what about women?
This site was created by the Fawcett Society during the 2010 U.K general election. The project brings together the main political parties along with other organisations and women voters to ask questions about political policies relating to women. The site includes the questions asked, the responses from the parties and voters.