SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT)
This course offers an introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary academic field that asks critical questions about the meaning of gender in society. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's and Gender Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. Gender scholarship critically analyzes themes of gendered performance and power in a range of social spheres, such as law, culture, work, medicine and the
Logarithm Concepts -- Introduction
This module introduces the concept of logarithms.
Julia Morgan : an online exhibition
This online exhibition highlights the work of American architect Julia Morgan, who in 1904 became the first woman licensed to practice architecture in California. Taken from the archive papers at the Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), the website provides scope notes for the collection and related collections. The online exhibition covers Morgan's biography; education; early work; Morgan's design of William Randolph Hearst's estate in San Simeon, Calif
Language, religion and print culture in the Welsh diaspora
This short Web page introduces an AHRC-funded research network concerned “the ways in which Welsh identity was preserved and adapted” by the Welsh diaspora in North and South America. Bringing together scholars with backgrounds in Welsh literature, linguistics, history, religion and Welsh identities the group held four meetings in Bangor between 2006-2007, brief details of which are provided.
Reel Ireland is an organisation dedicated to... "touring Irish films worldwide". It is administered by the Irish Film Institute, and funded by Culture Ireland. This website was launched in 2008 and contains a useful and comprehensive 2009 Festival Calendar of film festivals around the world dedicated to Irish films. There is also a page featuring details of selected recent Irish films. Although rather limited in content, and not yet the "flagship global showcase for Irish film and film artists"
Alphabetical list of open access journals in ancient studies
This website is a blog (The Ancient World Online - AWOL) published by Charles Ellwood Jones and listing several open access e-journals relevant to ancient studies. It is constantly updated and new additions are posted regularly. In addition to accessing the e-journals directly, it is also possible to search several of them through JURN (based on Google). Both researchers and students may find useful to follow the blog and have a handy list of links ready to use.
Teacher's guide to the Holocaust: literature
The Literature section of the online Teacher's guide to the Holocaust, provides a practical guide to Holocaust literature for educators, researchers and students. Part of a broader site, these pages outline the scope and diversity of literary writing related to the Holocaust. Divided into seven sub-sections, these pages cover: writing by victims; survivor testimonies; accounts of resisters; narratives about rescuers; texts which offer an insight into the cultural, social and political context in
Anecdotal in character, and without any pretence to academic criticism, this online resource focuses on the motifs of gender and sexuality, as it explores various Western narratives, ranging from the biblical story of Adam and Eve, Homer's adventures, and the marital anxieties of Jane Austen to Kama Sutra and erotic tales by Anais Nin. Abounding in illustrations of relevant personae and places, i.e.: photographs of Austen's suitor, the author herself, her house, desk and a snapshot of Bath Georg
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
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
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.
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
This course, offered by Professor David Solomon, is an introduction to biomedical ethics. The first part of the course provides an introduction to basic ethical theory, which is intended to serve as a background aid for thinking through the particular issues discussed in the remainder of the course. Specific topics to be discussed include confidentiality and truth-telling in the doctor/patient relationship, medical experimentation and informed consent, abortion, treatment decisions for seriously