Ordnance Survey 1:10,560 - Epoch 1
The County Series of Ordnance Survey maps for Great Britain. Begun in 1840, this is the first comprehensive historic mapping of England, Scotland and Wales.
Ordnance Survey 1:2,500 - Epoch 1
The County Series maps at scale 1:2500 for Birmingham, Cardiff, Chester, Chichester, Colchester, Coventry, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lichfield, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester, Worcester, York and much of central London.
The Manuscripts of Lincoln, Bury St. Edmunds etc. - Fourteenth report, Appendix; part VIII
Describes the manuscript collections of the Corporations of Lincoln, Bury St. Edmunds, Great Grimsby and Hertford, and of the Deans and Chapters of Lichfield and Worcester cathedrals. Information on modern document locations is derived from the 'Guide to the Location of Collections' (HMSO, 1982).
Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean & Chapter of Wells: volume 2
The second part of the report on the Wells muniments describes: escheator's, communar's and fabric accounts (14th-16th centuries); act books (15th-18th centuries) and over 900 charters. Information on modern document locations is derived from the 'Guide to the Location of Collections' (HMSO, 1982).
The Manuscripts of Shrewsbury and Coventry Corporations [etc] - Fourth report, Appendix: Part X
Includes substantial descriptions of the muniments of the corporations of Shrewsbury and Coventry, plus several private collections, including that of the Earl of Radnor. Information on modern document locations is derived from the 'Guide to the Location of Collections' (HMSO, 1982).
The Manuscripts of Rye and Hereford Corporations, etc. - Thirteenth report, Appendix Part IV
Describes the manuscripts of the town corporations of Rye, Hastings and Hereford, along with a number of private collections. Information on modern document locations is derived from the 'Guide to the Location of Collections' (HMSO, 1982).
1.6 Alternative ways to take notes
To develop as an independent, confident learner you will need to learn the study skills involved in reading articles, taking notes and summarising the information that you have obtained from an article. The unit explores the use of the Web as a resource for keeping up to date, looking in particular at how to assess material available online.
(R&DA 15) Exploring the factors that impact on newly qualified teachers' use of ICT in teaching Mode
This TTA Research and Development Award set out to explore the use of ICT by newly qualified teachers of modern languages. It aimed to investigate if and how schools capitalize on their newly qualified teachers’ existing knowledge and skills in ICT, acquired during their PGCE programme, whilst providing opportunities for further development as part of their induction entitlement.
ESD Briefing Document: Chapter Three: The Second DfES Action Plan
Education for Sustainable Development Briefing Document: Chapter Three: The Second DfES Action Plan
Macau : a selection of cartographic images
Part of the American Memory collections from the US Library of Congress, the online exhibit of maps of the former Portuguese colony of Macau contains historical maps and views of the island from 1665 to 1991. Maps are grouped by historical period, and the bibliographic information for each image can be displayed by clicking on its thumbnail view. Users can also zoom in on map detail and can download images in MrSID format. The website also features a textual introduction to the collection, inclu
Ryzom assets repository
The Ryzom Assets repository provides free online access to 13Gb of art assets from the fantasy videogame Ryzom. This major multiplayer PC game was officially made open source in May 2010, and its open-access assets archive provides a wealth of material useful to those studying videogame development or seeking royalty-free pre-made art assets with which to create new interactive media. The game-world is rich in convincingly "alien" Morrowind-like fantasy art assets, and it is especially rich in
Cartography 2.0 : your guide to animated and interactive maps
Cartography 2.0 is a 2009 website whose authors describe it as a... "free online knowledge base and e-textbook for students and professionals who are interested in interactive and animated maps". This resource will be of interest to graphic designers, as well as those working in the digital humanities. Chapters include: Elements of Design; Map Animation (including a History of Animated Maps); 3D / Virtual Globes; U.I. & Useability; Map Interaction Techniques; Advanced Topics. The content of t
Palestine c/o Venice : collateral event of the 53rd international art exhibition, La Biennale de Ven
This website, Palestine c/o Venice, documents the Palestine representation at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. There is a statement from the curator on the website who states that the title of this collateral event at the biennial, housed in the Monastery SS. Casma e Damiano "underscores the chronic impermanence faced by Palestinian artists". The website has information about each of the exhibiting artists, with a short biography and images of featured and previous work. Palestinian venues will
Palestinian refugee women in Lebanon
This PDF document describes an AHRC-funded research project into the experiences of Palestinian women refugees in Lebanon. The project aims to explore the women's sense of 'Palestinian-ness' and how this differs from male refugees. This paper outlines the methodological approach taken as well as the context of study - in terms of the history and status of Palestinian refugees.
Tibetan-Mongolian rare books and manuscripts (TMRBM)
This website describes an AHRC-funded project to “document, consolidate, catalogue and make accessible” the rare Tibetan and Mongolian books (centred on those acquired by the Younghusband Mission to Tibet in 1903–4) in the University Library Cambridge, the British Library and the Bodleian. As well as conservation and cataloguing of these collections (little exploited since being removed from Tibet) a key aim of the project is to allow the virtual reconstruction of incomplete te
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.
The medical history of British India
'The medical history of British India' is a website giving access to a number of reports and maps held by the National Library of Scotland detailing the advancements in public health made during the period of British rule of India. The fifty reports available on the site show the efforts of the colonial state to meet the demands placed upon it by endemic and epidemic diseases. The documents are presented as jpeg images and are also available as pdf downloads. The quality of these images is impr
World Development Report 2010 : Development and climate change
The 2010 World Development Report considers the disproportionate implications of climate change for developing countries and examines the actions that developed countries must take to address the problems and help developing countries tackle the issues. The report, published by the World Bank, can be downloaded in its entirety or as individual chapters. The website also provides consultation documents, background papers, frequently asked questions, multimedia resources, maps and figures and a cl
Discover maths for chemists
Discover Maths for Chemists is a service from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) which aims to improve the mathematical skills of chemistry graduates by providing a single point of access for UK resources designed to assist students to combine mathematics with chemistry.
Learning through Enquiry Alliance (LTEA) Conference 2009
Organised by CETL-Applied Undergraduate Research Skills, to be held at University of Reading Reading United Kingdom from 2009-07-14 to 2009-07-15