Street and studio : an urban history of photography
The Tate Gallery website has provided this online resource which accompanied their exhibition 'Street and Studio: an urban history of photography', which ran from 22 May to 31 August 2008. This resource features some of the 350 works that were exhibited to illustrate the history of photographic portraiture comparing those images taken in the studio to those set outside in the street. Set out in 11 'rooms' this resource features images from the late 19th century through to the 20th century. Alt
This image database contains close to 2,500 images of black-and-white fashion photographs. The International Wool Secretariat, now The Woolmark Company, was established in 1937 to undertake research and the global promotion of wool. To that end, they built up a large library of promotional photographs and accompanying press releases which they generously donated to the London College of Fashion in the 1980's when they relocated and were short of space. The photographs date from the 1940's throug
German history in documents and images
German History in Documents and Images (GHDI) exhibits primary sources online to present a narrative of Germany's political, social, and cultural history from 1500 to the present. The site includes historical narrative overviews and original German texts, accompanied by new English translations. Short secondary historical narratives are prepared by a variety of current scholars who are specialists in relevant fields. The site is divided into ten sections according to historical time periods, w
Kultur was a JISC-funded online project, which created a... "working model of a sustainable institutional repository for research output in the visual and applied arts", the Kultur Demonstrator. The website contains a full set of PDF reports on the progress and outcomes of the project, along with details of the staff involved, and links to the original JISC description of the project. This may be an interesting resource for those considering the ways in which academic online repositories and arc
ALFAL (Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de América Latina)
ALFAL (Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de América Latina) is an academic association for the study of the literatures of Latin America and linguistics, covering the theory and practice of all the languages in the area: Spanish; Portuguese; and indigenous languages. In addition to up-to-date news, and information about memberships and the association, the website provides bibliographical details about its publications: the journal 'Lingüística'; bulletins; and 'Cuadernos de Lingüís
Rivista di studi sudasiatici
Rivista di Studi Sudasiatici (Journal of South Asian Studies) is an online periodical published by Firenze University Press. Three editions, from 2006 to 2008, are available via this website. The articles, which are offered as PDFs files, cover a range of topics dealing with aspects of south Asian religion. Titles include: 'The Role of the So-called Asoka Inscriptions in the Attempt to Date the Buddha'; 'Definitions of Kalavu in the Old Tamil Poetological Tradition'; and 'The Sanskrit-Old Javane
Rabo art collection
Dedicated to conserving Dutch cultural heritage, the Netherlands bank Rabo has provided this website on their art collecting policy. As well as a general overview for each section, this site provides information on each of the artists represented in their collection - although some information is only available in the Dutch language. This site also provides information on art projects that they sponsor, as well as details about their loans policy. An online virtual tour of their collections c
Krisis : tijdschrift voor actuele filosofie
Krisis is a Dutch open access peer-reviewed journal for contemporary philosophy. It provides an arena for the discussion of issues in social and political philosophy, cultural theory, the philosophy of science and technology, and empirical philosophy. Titles of recent articles include: 'Seeds of the Future. "Presence" of the Past in Relation to Ethnic Violence'; 'Sociology and Science. A Short Controversy Study About Rembrandt's Painting'; and 'Power and Powerlessness of Human Rights'. Krisis ha
Metacognition as a precursor to self-consciousness : evolution, development and epistemology (MPSC)
Metacognition as a Precursor to Self-Consciousness (MPSC) is the website of a collaborative research project, coordinated by Joëlle Proust of the Institut Jean-Nicod in Paris. The project comprises seven sub-projects, based around Europe and in the USA, dealing with a range of different aspects of philosophy of mind and cognitive science. One of the sub-projects, Metacognition from a Logical Point of View (based at the University of Bristol) is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
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
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
The PAZAR database unites independently created and maintained data collections of transcription factor and regulatory sequence annotation. PAZAR permits the representation of diverse information derived from experiments ranging from biochemical proteinDNA binding to cellular reporter gene assays. Data collections can be made available to the public, or restricted to specific system users. The system facilitates the analysis of genomics data and the creation of predictive models of gene regula
This site offers information about genetics and genomic science, with the aim of increasing understanding and stimulating discussion of genetic research and its implications. Produced by the Communication and Public Engagement team of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, it is aimed at students and the general public and includes animations, videos and activities. There are three sections entitled: Your Introduction to DNA, Genes and Genomes; Your Human Genome; and Our Genomes, Health and Soci
Asian journal of Experimental Biological Sciences
The Asian Journal of Experimental Biological Sciences is an open access journal, first published in 2010, which aims to cover all aspects of the biological sciences. The website gives access to the complete text of all volumes, as well as giving details of the editorial board, instructions to authors, and an overview of the subject areas covered.
Iconography of contagion
The physical exhibition features more than 20 health posters from the 1920s to the 1990s. Covering infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS, gonorrhea, and syphilis, the posters come from North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. This accompanying web site includes a very informative and well produced fully illustrated catalogue as a downloadable PDF. It has been organised by the National Academy of Sciences.
Exploring the ideas of Darwin and their impact on culture.
In January 2008, the Wellcome Trust held interviews with people on the street to get their views about Darwin, his ideas and their impact on the world. A series of videos vox pops were produced and these have been made available via these webpages.
Safety reporting portal (SRP)
The Safety Reporting Portal (SRP) is an online tool launched in May 2010 by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The aim of the SRP is to create greater harmonization among federal agencies for adverse event and product problem reporting and anyone with access to the Internet can report a safety concern about a medical product as well as foods, cosmetics, animal feed and veterinary products. Information is provided on how to report
Veterinary nursing academic writing
Veterinary Nursing Academic Writing is an online course which aims to help with the range of writing tasks that students will experience on the veterinary nursing programme. There are six modules, covering basic skills, summarising, writing assignments, using appropriate words, proof reading, and presentation. There is a video introduction to each module and associated notes and references are provided. The creation of this educational resource was funded by a VETNET LLN Institutional Develo
Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG)
The Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) was established by NASA in late 2004 to identify scientific priorities and pathways for exploration in the outer Solar system. The OPAG website provides details of its committee and activities including full text reports, discussion documents, links to websites for past and future missions, and links to resources relating to the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune).
This blog presents the fundamental principles, experimental techniques and applications of photochemistry at a level suitable for senior chemistry undergraduates. It is designed to supplement a module taught by the author, Michael Seery, a lecturer in physical chemistry at the Dublin Institute of Technology.