Points of view : capturing the 19th century in photographs
'Points of View: Capturing the 19th Century in Photographs' is the website and online exhibition of a major exhibition at the British Library in London. The free exhibition ends on 7th Mar 2010. The curators have selected works from the rich and rarely-seen 300,000-item photographic archives of the British Museum (now at the British Library, which has since added to the 19th century collection) to ask of the 19th century: "Who was making the photograph and why?" The website contains an online e
Search user interfaces
This is the website of a 2009 Cambridge University Press book on search design, possibly one of the most critical design issues of our age. 'Search User Interfaces' is freely available online in full-text form. The book by Marti Hearst examines the design of search interfaces across a range of platforms and delivery methods. Chapters include: 'Design of Search User Interfaces'; 'Evaluation of Search User Interfaces'; 'Presentation of Search Results'; 'Information Visualization for Search Interfa
State archive of Rome : Imago II project
Produced by the Archivio di Stato di Roma, the Imago II Project website is an excellent resource, providing access to digital reproductions of some of the most heavily-used and important fonds in the Archive. At time of review, eight fonds have been digitized, comprising: the Alessandrino land registry; the Urban land registry; the Gregorian land registry; the Old land registry maps; Parchments; Precious volumes; Notaries and Tesoreries. Explanatory texts introduce each fond, presenting a descri
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) aims to encourage education, training, and research in laboratory animal medicine; to establish standards of training and experience for veterinarians professionally involved with the care and health of laboratory animals; and to recognize qualified persons in laboratory animal medicine by certification examination and other means. The ACLAM website provides information on education and training activities, access to key publications
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
ARGO: National Documentation Centre Greece
ARGO is a major portal to bibliographic resources which is maintained by the National Documentation centre of Greece. It provides free access to a number of major Greek catalogues and databases. These include: GLAFKA - Database on the Greek society and Hellenism; European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) database; listings of Greek PHD theses; HELM Official Gazette of Greece, 1833-1847; The Bibliography of Modern Greek History (1973-1982) and HELLECON - Scientific Publications for the Greek Econo
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.
Power, voice and rights: a turning point for gender equality in Asia and the Pacific
This site provides free access to the full text of a report by UN Development Programme (UNDP) which was published in March 2010. The report examines gender inequality in the Asia-Pacific area, focusing on 3 specific areas: The report focuses on 3 areas economic power, political decision-making and legal rights― It analyses the problems women face, and how policies and attitudes can be changed to encourage gender equality. In addition to the full text of the report, the website also offe
Aletta: Institute for Womens History
Aletta, Institute for Womens History is a specialist research body based in Amsterdam. It seeks to promote the academic study of womens history and struggle for social, economic and political equality worldwide. Its website provides free access to a wealth of online materials. Collections include: a journals index (a catalogue of articles on womens rights and empowerment and womens history from Dutch and foreign periodicals which have been published since 1988, some items of which are of
Imagining the City: Memories and cultures in Cape Town
The overriding strength of this book is that it places people, ordinary people at the centre of memory at the centre of historical and contemporary experience and thus at the centre of re-imagining and owning the city of Cape Town It is as they speak what they choose to say what they choose to remain silent about that we become aware of the possibilities of the city if it really did embrace all its people in all of their diversity. From the Foreword by Mike van Graan playwright and arts activist
Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time
This interview yields seven tips to help deal with Daylight Savings time and the lack on sun in the winter by changing eating habits and the dangers and advantages of some vitamins . A good video to help teachers and students.
Understanding Contemporary Art
Introduces the concepts and characteristics of contemporary art, artists and their works. Through this course, one can understand contemporary art and enjoy various arts and culture activities
T4 Tips Podcast #40 - AverVision 300 AF+ Document Camera
A brief overview of the AverVision 300 AF+ Document Camera.
response to: "Feeling the Heat: Simmering National Security Threats"
Response to Anthony Lake by Marvin Zonis, Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
"Militarization of U.S. Foreign Relations with Latin America: Prospects for Change"
A panel discussion with: Lisa Haugaard, Executive Director of the Latin America Working Group; Joy Olson, Executive Director of the Washington Office on Latin America; Adam Isacson, Senior Associate at the Center for International Policy. From the Latin American Briefing Series. Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Internati
"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part II: Roundtable Discussion on U.S.-Cuban Academic Exchange"
Introduction: Alan Kolata, University of Chicago. Discussants: Stephan Palmie, University of Chicago; Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, University of Chicago; Shannon Dawdy, University of Chicago; Laurie Frederik, University of Chicago; Paul Ryer, University of Chicago.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face
"Session 1 (Politics) - History Textbooks and the Profession: Comparing National Controversies in a
A symposium panel featuring the following papers: "Historical Memory, International Conflict and Japanese Textbook Controversies in Three Epochs" — Yoshiko Nozaki (SUNY Buffalo) and Mark Selden (SUNY Binghamton); "The Politics of History Textbooks in India" — Neeladri Bhattacharya, (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi); "Weapons of
"Session 2 (Boundaries) - History Textbooks and the Profession: Comparing National Controversies in
A symposium panel featuring the following papers: "Textbook Controversies and the Limits of American History" — Thomas Bender (New York University); "Testing the limits of historical imagination: Mexico’s history-textbook controversies and the U.S. question (circa 1957-2000)" — Mauricio Tenorio Trillo (University of Chicago); Discuss
"Session 3 (Futures) - History Textbooks and the Profession: Comparing National Controversies in a G
A symposium panel featuring the following papers: "School Textbooks as Collective Memory and Social Design: Some Thoughts on Developing a World Consciousness" — Hanna Schissler (Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Braunschweig, Germany); "Historical Reconciliation: A Tool for Conflict Resolution" — Elazar Barkan
"The Mind of the Market"
Author and psychologist Michael Shermer explains how evolution shaped the modern economy-and why people are so irrational about money. How did we make the leap from ancient hunter-gatherers to modern consumers and traders? Why do people get so emotional and irrational about bottom-line financial and business decisions? Is the capitalist marketplace a sort of Darwinian orga