Ama, a story of the Atlantic slave trade
The website 'Ama' is essentially an advertisement for a book of the same name by the American author Manu Herbstein. As such it contains two sample chapters from the book as a taster, as well as details of how to order the book. There are also details of the writing of the book and background information detailing the research which went into its writing. The site also provides reviews of the text (not all favourable). Of most interest to scholars of Africa and the slave trade, however, are the
This website presents thoroughly researched information about Brazil in all the aspects of its life. One particular section describes the different area of Brazil, carefully mixing geographical information with tourist attractions, providing access to maps and also promising a places index at the time of cataloguing. Another section offers a long list of literary guides to the character of the country and its inhabitants. The section 'features' offers detailed information on: art and culture; b
Supporting community archaeology in the UK
The "Supporting Community Archaeology in the UK" website produced by for The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) publishes an updated report (in PDF format) by Dr Suzie Thomas entitled "Community Archaeology in the UK: Recent Findings". The report concludes that in 2010 up to 215,000 individuals may be available to be involved in such projects, a resource to be assessed against the declining role of universities in excavations due to funding cuts.Professional archaeologists are usually in char
China Gateway is a collection of annotated gateways of relevance to undergraduate students and their teachers. Although primarily meant as a study aid for the students of Boston College, China Gateway aims to offer a concise introduction to the manner in which developments in the digital world have aided the study of Chinese culture and society. From the Culture and History section of the main page, users will find links to gateways (themed in sections), covering: geography and maps; language an
RCF : rural cultural forum
The Rural Cultural Forum (RCF) is an independent UK organisation which undertakes a variety of research and advocacy activities on rural arts and culture. Since 2004 the RCF has published: 'Investing in Creative Rural Communities: the New Rural Arts' (2004); and 'The Rural Cultural Strategy' (February 2010). The substantial 2010 Strategy document is only available in parts as HTML pages, via a link on the topmost menu of the website, and does not seem to be available for download in PDF form. Th
Iridescent : Icograda journal of design research
Iridescent is a new full-text design theory journal, which aims to... "establish a benchmark for innovative design research", published under the auspices of Icograda (aka the International Council of Graphic Design Associations). There does not seem to be a traditional issue format, and papers are presented in a rolling blog-like stream. At April 2010 the freely-available papers include: 'Trans-modern consciousness: Mapping value systems and models for graphic design education'; 'Issue-Based D
Europeana: European culture
Europeana is a European Commission funded web portal which is building a virtual European library offering free access to Europe's cultural resources. Multiple languages are available. It is organised as a giant database of cultural artefacts, typically presenting a (low quality) picture and some metadata for each record and redirecting to other websites to access digital resources. It searches millions of texts (manuscripts, papers, ebooks), images (photographs, maps), films (moving images, vid
Expeditions and discoveries : sponsored exploration and scientific discovery in the modern age
Expeditions and discoveries is a series of online collections of materials from expeditions between 1626 and 1953 that have been housed at Harvard University. Encompassing digital reproductions of: maps; photographs; published materials; field notes; letters, and manuscript materials the collections cover expeditions from the Arctic; Antarctic; Americas; Africa; Asia; the Middle East; and more. Nine major expeditions are particularly featured. Each expedition provides access to the full text doc
Corpus Toneelkritiek Interbellum
This is the website of the Corpus Toneelkritiek Interbellum (Flemish Theatre Reviews 1919-1939), a project hosted by Universiteit Antwerpen. This project aims to collect corpus of documents from Flemish inter-war theatre consisting of reviews and other short texts on theatre from diverse sources. The resource currently contains around 350 short reviews and essays, featuring a number of built-in textual analysis tools. The documents are all in Dutch, but the interface from which the main principl
5 Additional learning resources
Looking at the theme of surveillance as a multifaceted everyday practice, this unit will show you the value of using audio visual material in your learning. It will show you how to develop the skills you need to make the most of learning from DVDs.
Impact of a global temperature rise of 4C
This website has been developed by the UK government as a result of the UN Climate Change Negotiations in Copenhagen (COP15). It presents a series of scenarios for the risks and results of a 4C climatic temperature rise worldwide, focussing on several key areas. From the agricultural perspective, climate change impacts on crops, water availability and forest fires are presented. Together with evidence of increased risks of cyclonic and drought conditions, this series of maps presents an uncomfor
800 years of death and disease in Cambridge
This Web site is primarily a guide for a walking tour of Cambridge, noting the development of medicine by exploring the history of death and disease. Fifteen places of interest all have their own audio tracks. Churches, museums and even a Biochemistry department are represented. The site, featuring interactive maps and different downloadable options, was produced by the Institute of Public Health and the University of Cambridge.
Natural England : IN173 - Getting wetter for wildlife. Guidance on habitat restoration and creation
The aim of this report, published in 2006 as IN173 - Getting wettter for wildlife. Guidance on habitat restoration and creation, is to help those developing a project for Habitat Action Plan creation and restoration targets in the UK to secure funding. The document, a 15 page booklet, sets out priorities for wetland creation and restoration, and can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Essence of care 2010
This document supersedes the original 'Essence of Care', published in 2001, which explored the benefits of benchmarking to help improve the quality of the fundamental and essential aspects of care, to deliver the aims of The NHS Plan, and to improve the patient experience. Following a consultation exercise in 2009, the updated document includes 12 benchmarks.
Promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children - revised statutory guidance
This site gives access to the statutory guidance on promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children, published in November 2009 by the Department of Health and the Department for Children, Schools and Families. It replaces the guidance published by the Department of Health in 2002. The document concerns the delivery of services from health agencies and local authorities to promote the health of looked after children and young people. The guidance applies in relation to England only.
Discover Chemistry is an initiative from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) aimed at ensuring that chemistry graduates have the skills required for work in the chemical industry. It comprises a number of projects: Discover Maths for Chemists; Discover Spectroscopy; Discover LabSkills; Discover Molecular interactions; Discover Chemistry Careers Posters; Discover Chemistry Academic CPD; Discover Chemistry Prizes for Excellence in SLQ; and School-Industry Links. The website provides details of th
NGfL Cymru GCaD
NGfL Cymru GCaD is a teaching and learning resource for GCSE students in Wales but the site is also suitable for A-level students. Teaching resources can be browsed by selecting a Key Stage (age range) and then a subject. The site provides a comprehensive guide for students to relevant web resources, including computer skills and best practice for online research. Useful software and other freely available teaching resources are also listed.
Access.ca : social studies resources for Canadian teachers
This site is an educational product of the Historica Foundation. It was created by 7th Floor Media, a program of Continuing Studies, Simon Fraser University with the aim of providing free access to educational resources suitable for use by teachers of social science subjects. Topics covered include history, politics, immigration, Canadian culture, first peoples in Canada. Contributors include: The Canadian Encyclopedia, the Historica Foundation, Library and Archives Canada, the McCord Museum. It
Getting British Business Online
This is a partnership between Enterprise UK, Google & e-Skills, with the support of the Department for Business Innovation & Skills. In 2010 they aim to get 100,000 small businesses online for free. They offer small businesses a free co.uk website address, a free customised website and free online marketing. More partners are also wanted, to promote the service and hold events. Online seminars are being held, to tell interested businesses more.
pedocs is a scholarly open access document server for publications in the field of educational research and educational science.It forms part of the German Education Portal. provided by the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) , and funded by the German Research Association (DFG). It is a major starting point for tracing open access pre prints, monographs and papers covering all areas of education. This includes coverage of teaching, the economics of education, and all