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.
The Aleppo Codex home page offers digitised images of and information about this medieval manuscript. The Codex was the oldest known complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible (although parts of it were lost after the manuscript was damaged in 1947). In addition to high-quality zoomable images of the work itself, the site also offers a series of articles. These include a general introduction, plus information about: the Bible text and its transmission; the Masoretes (scribes who aimed to preserve a
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
Chinese southern diaspora studies
The Australian National University, Canberra, publishes Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies as a freely available online journal each year. The resource covers the activities and history of Chinese speaking communities in Australasia, Southeast Asia, and the Southwest Pacific. From the main page, users can read about the mission statement of the journal, and consult guidelines for potential reviewers and authors. The journal itself is made up of three main sections, featuring more lengthy research
The Big Ideas website provides information about a series of open events, mostly held in pubs in London. These aim to provide a forum for thoughtful discussion of interesting subjects: events typically begin with a question (usually broadly philosophical in nature, but sometimes also covering issues of public policy, the arts, and a range of other topics) and a very brief informal talk from someone with relevant expertise. The remainder of the evening is devoted to free, unstructured discussion
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
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
Seven Sisters: insurgencies in the Northeast Provinces of India
This site, part of the globalsecurity.org website, details the long-running insurgencies in the 'seven sisters' - the collective name given to the seven little-known states in the north-east of India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram. The website is essentially a single page giving the long history of the uprisings against the colonial and independent governments of India , and then gives links to a number of other pages giving details of the various or
Webpages on the history of astronomy by Robert Harry van Gent
Robert van Gent of the University of Utrecht has created this collection of Web pages on calendars, chronology, timekeeping, celestial cartography and the history of astronomy. The pages are mostly in English with a few in Dutch. Some pages are still under construction. Topics covered include: historical telescopes in the Netherlands, Internet bibliographies on the history of astronomy and astronomical instruments, Isaac Newton and astrology, historical celestial atlases on the Web, historical g
Sputnik : the fiftieth anniversary
NASA has created this website to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Sputnik I satellite in 1957 and the consequent space race between the USA and the USSR. It includes full text papers on the history of Sputnik and the space race, a selected bibliography, brief biographies of key individuals, a chronology of key events, full text documents from the USSR and the USA, a data sheet for the Explorer I satellite and the Jupiter-C rocket, a history of the Vanguard project and an ima
History of mathematics and X
The History of Mathematics and X "is an initiative that aims to offer mathematical histories for various topics, x. Each topic is covered in a talk at the University of Nottingham that is available to view online, in an article for iSquared Magazine and is accompanied by a companion podcast released by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications through the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast." Two topics are currently (May 2010) available - cryptography and gravity. These resources ha
Arend L. Schwab of the Laboratory for Engineering Mechanics, Delft University of Technology, describes his research into the dynamics of bicycles. His website includes a review paper on the linearised equations of motion for a bicycle, a history and bibliography of bicycle dynamics studies, research news, images and videos. A full text MSc thesis entitled "Experimental validation of a model for the motion of an uncontrolled bicycle" is also available.
The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the history of physics, from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond. The route from classical to quantum physics will be laid out for you without recourse to challenging mathematics but with the fundamental features of theories and discoveries described in sufficient detail to whet your appetite for further physics study.
All change - crisis as opportunity
As the worst recession in recent history takes root worldwide, managers are doing what they always do in tough times: first they start worrying, and then they start cutting costs. This is a natural response to try and balance the books when revenues have started to dry up and credit is hard to come by, but cutting costs involves only half the equation and ignores a more strategic response that could cause less pain in the short run, and result in more gain in the long run. Namely: to use the opp
Innovation in India and China - Asia's non-identical twins
The Centre for India and Global Business at Judge Business School in Cambridge is creating a new dialogue for Western understanding of the emerging markets in India and China. On the one hand the rise of India and China as fast-growing global markets and world-class sources of innovation threatens the West but on the other the West needs a greater understanding of how it can succeed in these new giant Asian markets. Each needs the other but economic and cultural differences often hinder business
Partho Sen-Gupta, Director of Hava Aney Dey ("Let the Wind Blow"), talks about the new frontiers facing the Indian film industry as it engages with the West, and considers the exciting opportunities, technologies and challenges this blending of cultures will produce.
Illuminated lantern : revealing the heart of Asian cinema
'Illuminated Lantern' is a scholarly weblog, freely offering substantial essays and many reviews on Asian cinema. The aim is to bridge... "the cultural gap between Asian Cinema and western audiences by identifying and exploring historical, cultural, and sociological aspects of our favorite movies." From the main page, users can read short reviews of films made in: Mainland China; Hong Kong; Japan; India; Thailand; Taiwan; South Korea; and Cambodia. Reviews are also available on Western-funded f
HITT Unit 2: Working with Adult Learners
A unit from the History ITE Subject Induction Pack on working with adult learners
HITT Unit 1: Beginning history teachers' development: Understanding progression in learning to teach
A unit from the History ITE Subject Induction Pack looking at four key issues associated with the development of beginning teachers.
HITT Unit 10: The Role of New Technology in the Teaching and Learning of History
A unit from the History ITE Subject Induction Pack on the role of new technology in the teaching and learning of History.