Arkivverket : Riksarkivet og statsarkivene
Arkivverket: Riksarkivet og Statsarkivene (National archival services of Norway) consists of Riksarkivet (National Archives) and statsarkivene (the regional state archives) and contains documents from the regional and local branches of the state administration in their districts as well as non-current records of government ministries and other central offices. The archive services has as its task to preserve archive material from state institutions; to make this material available for use to th
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
Catholic Church in Lithuania : sanctuaries and pilgrimage sites
The Sanctuaries and Pilgrimage Sites website from the Lithuanian Catholic Internet Service provides information about churches, sanctuaries, monasteries and shrines in Lithuania, a country rich in catholic monuments. There is a page for each of seven pilgrimage sites: Sanctuaries of Siluva; the Hill of Crosses; the Gate of Dawn; Zelmaiciu Kalvarija; the Marian shrines in Pivasiunai and Krekenava; and the relics of Matulaitis. Each page contains an explanation of the site's religious meaning, as
Povest' vremennykh let
Povest' vremennykh let is an online version of the most important primary source for the study of early Rus, the so-called Primary Chronicle or Tale of Bygone Years. Prepared by US historian Donald Ostrowski, this resource provides downloadable PDF files, including: a detailed introduction to the text; notes on transliteration; the PVL text in sections; a reconstructed alpha text; a file of amendments made to the online version since the printed edition published in 2003; a list of quotations fr
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
Medieval Rus is a resource designed to support the study of medieval Russian literature, developed by prominent medieval Slavicist David Birnbaum and his graduate students. The site offers: glossaries of church architecture and Christian festivals; external links to historical maps and genealogies; links to relevant associations and mailing lists; but its most useful features are to be found under syllabus. The four unit course (Kievan Rus 988-1240; Mongol Russia 1240-1480; Muscovy 1480-1
SKAT : Sankt-Peterburgskii korpus agiograficheskikh tekstov
Sankt-Peterburgskii korpus agiograficheskikh tekstov [Saint Petersburg corpus of hagiographical texts] is a searchable database of medieval Slavic saints lives, constructed by the department of mathematical linguistics at the University of St Petersburg. It contains more than 50 manuscripts, with around 500,000 catalogued word usages. The word index may be searched in Old Slavic using an online keyboard, and results show the desired word (and lexical derivatives) in context. Unfortunately it is
This manual, from APSRU (Agricultural Production Systems Research Unit) in Australia provides a set of learning modules outlining best practice in soil monitoring. A simple explanation is given of key soil processes as a basis for learning, and practical guidance when making soil measurements to aid decision-making. Each module is downloadable separately from this site.
AnimalResearch.info is an international collaboration of scientists and researchers providing information about the use of animals in medical research. This website outlines the important contribution of animal research to medical advances and provides detailed information on drug development, medical advances, animal models, alternatives and the 3Rs, regulation and legislation, and experimental design and analysis. There is a document library and an A-Z listing of organisations (commercial, aca
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
Phisick Medical Antiques
A carefully photographed collection of antique medical instruments forms the basis for this web site. The items are arranged into categories; Medicine, Surgery, Bleeding, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Apothecary, ENT, Dental, Quackery and Archive. They are mainly from the 19th Century. Notes on the use, manufacture and construction of the instruments make fascinating reading.
Small and Special
The Small and Special website provides free access to the results of a project into the early development of The Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street, in London, which was England's first in-patient hospital for children. The project to analyse the patient registers of the hospital from 1852 to 1914 has been carried out in partnership with Kingston University and funded partly by the Wellcome Trust. Through this easy to use site it is possible to trace patients or members of staff a
Open University : Charles Robert Darwin
A succinct and accessible Web site including biographical notes and photographs, a section on Darwins theory and Darwin features on the BBC. Run by the Open University it gives details of their courses relating to Darwin and links to sample video course material and taster units. There is also an interactive 'devolving' image manipulation game.
Recorded on the 30th of September 2007, four authors - Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens were filmed discussing public reaction to their writings against religion. The event was organised by the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. They consider the dilemmas facing modern religion and alternative strategies.
Tree of Life
Tree of Life is a collaborative project between the Wellcome Trust, BBC and Open University to celebrate the work of Darwin as part of Darwin 200 and to produce a more current version of his Tree of Life which he and his contemporaries used to explain the evolutionary connections between living organisms. The project comprises an interactive and video presented by David Attenborough which was aired on the BBC. The project website provides access to both as well as information about Darwin and ev
Climate communication: improving understanding of global warming: the science and solutions
Susan Joy Hassol, a climate change communicator, analyst and author, has produced this website to show the wide range of work she has undertaken over two decades to improve human understanding of climate change science. Since 1998 Susan Hassol has been an independent analyst working on such projects as the US National Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change and the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment as well as writing and speaking widely about this fundamental issue. The website gives a profil
Sociologija. Mintis ir Veiksmas
Sociology. Thought and Action is a full-text, bi-annual "peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published in Lithuania and dedicated to the critical study of contemporary social and cultural change including the shifting status of sociology itself" The journal "covers subjects such as social theory, social research and research methodology, political sociology, gender issues, nationalism, sociology of art, social stratification and social identities" and publishes in Lithuanian and English.
UNM Live provides free access to audio recordings, podcasts and YouTube videos of events (conferences, lectures and meetings) involving University of New Mexico students, faculty, staff and guests. A wide range of subject areas from the social sciences are covered including politics and current world affairs, business and management and Latin American studies. There is also a large collection of materials relating to Anthropology. Topics covered by these include indigenous Native American Indian
Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection online
The Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection at the University of Nebraska-Omaha is the largest collection of materials relating to Afghanistan in the USA. It was amassed by Mr. Paul [1898-1976] who served as an economic advisor to the Royal Government of Afghanistan and covers a wide range of topics relating to the history, culture and peoples of Afghanistan. A selection of the materials have been made free open access on the Internet via the institutional repository of the University of Nebraska-Oma
Afghanistan: images from the Harrison Forman collection
This site forms part of the University of Wisconsin digital library. It provides free access to a collection of over 190 historic photographs of the history, culture and people of Afghanistan during the 1960s. The collection is sub-divided into a number of topical themes which include architecture, geography, people (tribal life) settlements and geography of the region. It is possible to search or browse. Each photograph has an added description of content and copyright information.