This is the website of the Edo-Tokyo Museum (Edo Tokyo Hakubutsukan), which is dedicated to the history of the city of Tokyo, formerly known as Edo. The English, Chinese and Korean versions of the site provide fairly basic information about the museum and its permanent and current special exhibitions (although this last section is not always up to date). The Japanese version is much more comprehensive. It gives detailed information about past special exhibitions as well as about the permanent di
Bibliography of Japanese history up to 1912
The website "Bibliography of Japanese history up to 1912" is an online comprehensive bibliography of books, monographs and articles in English, French, German and Italian. The bibliography was compiled by Peter Kornicki, a well-known historian at the University of Cambridge, and is regularly updated. The compiler notes that he has included everything relevant he could find and inclusion therefore does not constitute recommendation; PhD theses are generally not included. The site has an explanato
Monodie dell'antica provincia aquileiese (Mapaq)
This website publishes a database of pictures and transcriptions of ancient manuscripts (originating in the first centuries AD) conserved in northeastern Italy and coming from the archives of Aquileia, an important Roman colony and later Christian patriarchate. The ancient musical format of the "monodia" (chanted lament) resisted later influences in the area and became typical of the Christian tradition of the area. The manuscripts that have been made available are all Late Antiquity / Early Med
Orient : report of the society for Near Eastern studies in Japan
This Web page gives access to the full-text of 'Orient: Report of the Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan' (1960-2004), and despite the word 'report' in the title this is actually a substantial academic journal. Tables of contents, abstracts, and PDF files of articles are all freely available online. The journal was published in English, with occasional articles in German and French, and was devoted to reports and scholarly articles on archaeological and historical topics, with forays into
Gallery Oldham : a space for people and ideas
This is the website of Gallery Oldham, built in 2002 as part of a new Cultural Quarter for the town. Gallery Oldham shows different exhibitions of contemporary art, work from their collection, and community art concurrently and there is information about current, past and forthcoming exhibitions on the website. The website also has details of the gallery's wildlife, local history and education programmes, as well as forthcoming events. The gallery has a collection comprising art, decorative arts
Valencian Institute of Modern Art
The "Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM)" website offers pertinent information about this museum of contemporary art. The site, available in English, Spanish and Valencian, is divided into several sections presented in a tabular form. The collections section describes the main features of the permanent collection of the museum. It consists of over 10,000 pieces representing Cubism, Surrealism, Informalism, Pop Art and other expressions of modern art during the last century. There is also an
Rubin museum of art
The Rubin museum of art, based in New York, comprises a significant collection of art from Himalaya and the surrounding region. The website gives information about exhibitions at the museum, as well as selections of images from these exhibitions. In some cases there are also interesting interactive online displays showing images of works of art alongside discussions of their meaning and import. The site is visually strong and easy to use and provides good access to a large number of images which
Arcade : New York Art Resources Consortium
Arcade is a free online catalogue search service, allowing users to freely search the combined holdings of three major art libraries in New York. These libraries include: all the Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives including the Wilbour Library of Egyptology; the Frick Art Reference Library; and the Museum of Modern Art Library. A sophisticated range of search options is available if needed, but there is also a simple keyword search box if required. It is possible to search by type (e.g.: auc
Bioethics Policy Research Center
The Bioethics Policy Research Center was created by the Korean Ministry of Health & Welfare at the Ewha Instutute for Bioethics and Law at Ewha Womens University. Established in July 2006 it was set up to be " an information center which provides researchers, officials, and civilians with bioethics policies and relevant research information so that they may evaluate ethical justification, legal legitimacy, and social accountability of life science and bio-technology research." The site includes
Cultures of health : a historical anthropolgy
This is a lively and fluid web site with a featured article spot, articles, research notes, posts and links to related sites for historically-minded scholars of medicine and health. There are many book recommendations and features and discussions on such topics as new approaches to VD treatment in Toronto, 1968-75 and smallpox eradication in Brazil, 1967. The site is maintained by the Department of History at the University of Windsor, Canada, and tackles ancient through to modern time periods o
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.
Gesnerus : Swiss Journal of the History of Medicine and Sciences
Gesnerus is the official journal of the Swiss Society for the History of Medicine and Natural Sciences. It publishes original articles, short communications and documents on different periods and aspects of the history of medicine and sciences and also focuses on theoretical and social aspects of this subject. Journals from 2006 to the present only have summaries of articles, otherwise it is full text. The Web site features an index volume and advanced search function. The publication is produce
Turning the pages online
The National Library of Medicine in the USA presents electronic interactive versions of key works in medical history. All titles feature audio commentary, notes, zoom and print facilities. It features Liber de Arte Distillandi by Hieronymus Brunschwig, Micrographia by Robert Hooke, Historiae Animalium by Conrad Gesner, Oeuvres by Ambroise Pare, De Humani Corporis Fabrica by Andreas Vesalius and Fasiculo de Medicina by Johannes de Ketham. Each title has full bibliographic information.
R645 : Routes to the development of a parapoxvirus vaccine for red squirrels
This 21 page report, R645 - Routes to the development of a parapoxvirus vaccine for red squirrels, was originally produced by English Nature in 2005 and is here made available as a PDF file by Natural England. The report looks at the history of the decline of the red squirrel in the UK and attempts to estimate the timesacles and costs of the development of a vaccine, and then gives a list of references to relevant literature.
SIN002 : Feral wild boar
This seven page leaflet, SIN002 - Feral wild boar, is made available as a PDF file by Natural England. The leaflet briefly describes the history of the re-establishment of populations of wild boar in England, and the biology, behaviour, distribution and habits of the animals. It goes on to assess the possible pros and cons for nature conservation, as well as potential conflicts with human beings, and to discuss possible control methods and the necessary licensing to ensure that legislation pro
Moon Zoo is a collaborative project which invites anyone with access to the Internet to participate in analysing Lunar surface images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission. Participants will provide detailed crater counts and identify spacecraft debris and other unusual features of the Lunar surface. The Moon Zoo website provides detailed instructions for participants together with introductory videos, a discussion forum, a blog and a glossary. Links are provided to related webs
BSHS [British Society for the History of Science] monographs
The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) publishes work of lasting scholarly value that might not otherwise be made available, and aids the dissemination of innovative projects advancing scholarship or education in the field. Past monographs have been digitised and are available for free download. Print copies are available for purchase. Titles available include: "To See the Fellows Fight: Eye Witness Accounts of Meetings of the Geological Society of London and Its Club, 1822-1868";
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
Journal of public economics
The Journal of Public Economics is a peer reviewed academic journal in the field of economics. It aims to encourage original scientific contributions on the problems of public economics, with particular emphasis on the application of modern economic theory and methods of quantitative analysis. It provides a forum for discussion of public policy of interest to an international readership. Users should check to see whether their institution has a subscription to the journal.
Jupiter has long been an object of wonder, with its dramatic Great Red Spot, its numerous and varied satellites and the stunning collision of the comet Shoemaker Levy 9 with the Jovian atmosphere in 1994. This unit will introduce you to our solar system's largest planet and its major satellites and the history of their exploration.