World wide web of humanities (WWoH)
This Web page from the JISC Digitisation Programme details the work done by academics at the University of Oxford and at the Internet archiving bodies - Hanzo and the Internet Archive - to establish comprehensive collections of archived humanities research websites on the First World War and the Second World War. This work was done in an effort to demonstrate a framework for 'e-Humanities' (also called Digital Humanities or Humanities Computing) research using available open source tools and tec
Storia e futuro : rivista di storia e storiografia
"Storia e Futuro: Rivista di storia e storiografia" ["History and Future: Journal of history and historiography"] is an online journal dedicated to the study of history and historiography. The journal focusses on the social, economical, political and cultural changes of contemporary societies. Based at the Department of Historical Studies of the University of Bologna, the publication draws on the contributions of established historians and academics. The journal is subdivided into several sectio
Acquisition of Welsh syntax
This resource is available via the Oxford Text Archive (OTA) website, and can be downloaded as a zipped file in AIFF format. It is necessary to apply for approval from the OTA before download, and a link is provided to the terms and conditions of use, and a form to apply for permission. The project aims to gather a substantial corpus of natural speech from children in the early stages of acquisition of Welsh as a first language, and consists of weekly tapes of 30-45 minutes over 9 months. The
[ROYAL: Illuminated manuscripts of the Kings and Queens of England]
This Web page reports on an AHRC-funded project centred around research into the British Library's collection of 1,950 manuscripts donated by King George II in 1757. Maintained as a collection (labelled 'ROYAL') since this time, they represent the largest surviving collection of medieval illumination and painting owned by English monarchs. The grant will enable the first ever major research project into the collection, resulting in an exhibition in 2011, as well as being added to the Library's o
Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM)
The website of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) provides information about this organisation, which exists under the umbrella of the Center for the Research of Early Christian Documents (CRECD). One of the Center's main projects is the photographing of Greek New Testament manuscripts, with the aim of making these available as widely as possible. The website offers free access to dozens of high-quality digital images of manuscripts and fragments from museums and archi
2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion
This initiative is being run by the European Commission (Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities directorate). The year aims to raise awareness of poverty in the European Union, where apparently 17% of people live below the poverty line. This will involve governments and social partners, plus the public. A number of activities will be held, usually decentralised, and a euro17 million budget will support these. Ambassadors will be appointed. A calendar of events can be viewed and
Archives of Maryland online
This website, the Archives of Maryland Online, 'provides access [as of October 2009] to over 471,000 historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland's government'. The simple to use website is split into several subcategories (including, but not limited to, slavery commission, session laws, fiscal records, judicial records, constitutional records, and so on) aims to provide researchers, scholars and interested amateurs with t
Coins and Medals of Imperial Russia
Coins and Medals of Imperial Russia is an online exhibition of the Russian coins housed at Yale University, dating from the reign of Ivan IV to Nicholas II. The exhibition is organised into chronological periods (by monarch), each with a brief summary of significant historical and monetary events, and clickable thumbnails of coins from the period. The quality of images is excellent, and both sides of each coin are shown. Separate pages catalogue: commemorative medals (such as the one struck to c
Framework : the Finnish art review
Framework: the Finnish Art Review is described as "...a bi-annual magazine" of "contemporary art and culture" and is published in English by FRAME: Finnish Fund for Art Exchange. At May 2009 there are nine issues online. Not all of the content is available online in full-text form, but there are a substantial number of free articles. Free articles and interviews include: How to Write a Photograph; The Shrink-Wrapped Documentary: Laura Horellis Demystification of the Socially Engaged Work of Ar
Nordisk netværk for retorikkens historie
Nordisk Netværk for retorikkens historie (NNRH, Nordic network for the history of rhetoric) supports the development of scholarship in the history of rhetoric across Scandinavia, and promotes collaboration between researchers in Sweden; Finland; Denmark; Norway; and Iceland. It also aims to make Scandinavian work on the history of rhetoric available to an international academic audience. The NNRH website, some of which is available in English, contains details of conferences, symposia and new p
Slavianskie rukopisi is a superb collection of over 2000 digitised manuscripts from the Trinity-St Sergius Monastery library, prepared in collaboration with the Russian State Library where the manuscripts are now housed. The quality of the images is excellent, and each folio can be enlarged to facilitate close reading. The manuscripts are collated by fond, including: main library (RGB fond 304.I); supplementary library, seventeenth century to 1907 (RGB f.304.II); unique editions (an illuminated
Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership
The United Kingdom Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) aims to coordinate research, evidence and policy advice on the impact of climate change on the marine environment. Its website lists partner organisations, scientists and government agencies, provides news, monitoring reports and climate projections. An ecosystems linkages page gives a basic outline of the links between climate change and impacts on the oceans.
Society for Neuroscience : brain briefings
Brain Briefings is a series of newsletters produced by the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and published during the academic year. Brain Briefings are aimed at a lay audience and they explain how basic neuroscience discoveries can lead to clinical applications. Archives available from 2006 to the present.
Iconography of contagion
The physical exhibition features more than 20 health posters from the 1920s to the 1990s. Covering infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS, gonorrhea, and syphilis, the posters come from North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. This accompanying web site includes a very informative and well produced fully illustrated catalogue as a downloadable PDF. It has been organised by the National Academy of Sciences.
KNGF evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
This site gives access to English translations of the Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF) evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. The guidelines and flowcharts have been made available in English so that they can be endorsed or adjusted as necessary by other countries. Examples of guidelines included are: Ankle sprain; Cardiac rehabilitation; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Low back pain; Manual therapy in low back pain; Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis; Parkinson's Di
Socioeconomic value of nursing and midwifery : a rapid systematic review of reviews
The socioeconomic value of nursing and midwifery: a rapid systematic review of reviews was published by the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) in 2010. This report presents the updated findings of a rapid systematic review of reviews which provide evidence of the benefits and costs of nursing and midwifery, both within the healthcare system and wider society. The scope of the review was targeted to three areas: mental health nursing, long-term
Services for younger people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
This document is one in a series of College Reports (previously known as Council Reports) prepared and made available on the Web by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych). Published in 2006, this report was co-published with the Alzheimer's Society. It covers: the needs of younger people with dementia - the Alzheimer's Society position; prevalence of dementia in younger people; and service provision. Recommendations are provided. The appendices give access to a charter for younger people w
Use of licensed medicines for unlicensed applications in psychiatric practice
This document is one in a series of College Reports (previously known as Council Reports) prepared and made available on the Web by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych). Published in 2007, this report examines the nature and extent of the use of licensed psychotropic drugs for unlicensed applications in psychiatric practice. Recommendations are provided.
Sexual boundary issues in psychiatric settings
This document is one in a series of College Reports (previously known as Council Reports) prepared and made available on the Web by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych). Published online in 2007, the report 'Sexual Boundary Issues in Psychiatric Settings' covers: legal considerations; prevention; policies and procedures; staff issues; support to patients; and settings and specialty issues. The status of this report is current, as of June 2010.
Vulnerable patients, safe doctors : good practice in our clinical relationships
This document is one in a series of College Reports (previously known as Council Reports) prepared and made available on the Web by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych). Published in 2007, this report focuses on the therapeutic relationship and places emphasis on the vulnerability of the patient and on the corresponding responsibility of the doctor to the patient. It sets out the principles that should underlie any therapeutic relationship, whether working with families, couples or indiv