In the footsteps of Marco Polo
The website "In the footsteps of Marco Polo" was produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Museum in 2002-2003. An interactive map shows the route Marco Polo (1254-1323?) took, having departed Venice in 1271. Users can retrace the journey, which lasted twenty-four years and took the Venetian merchant to China, which he called Cathay, and to the Court of Khubilai Khan. Some places visited by Marco Polo are described in detail - taking in
Michel Faber : Interview
This interview with the Dutch novelist and short story writer Michel Faber (1960- ) is published by January Magazine, an online arts journal edited by Linda L. Richards. The lengthy interview, conducted by Richards in November 2002, is preceded by a short biography and a review, by David Abrams, of Faber's remarkable novel, set in Victorian England, 'The Crimson Petal and the White' (Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd, 2002). It is concerned mostly about the writing of that novel which, apparently,
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
Phenomenologically related work
Phenomenologically Related Work is the personal website of American philosopher Robert Welsh Jordan, hosted by Colarado State University. The site offers around 20 essays by Jordan, which have been published in journals or anthologies or presented at scholarly meetings over the course of a career spanning almost half a century. Also available are Jordan's own extensive notes on the works of Edmund Husserl and of Martin Heidegger. Jordan describes himself as espousing 'very hard line phenomenolog
Memórias paroquiais de 1758
This site digitises the Parish Descriptions of 1758, which resulted from a general research on the geography and social life in Portugal, conducted by the help of questionnaries by the government, and resulting in 44 volumes. The site provides the map of mainland Portugal, on which the user can superimpose the religious division of 1758 (dioceses and parishes); the administrative divisions of 1758( provinces, judicial districts, councils) and the administrative divisions of 1991 (districts,
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
Insights understanding our world : the continuing impact of the holocaust
A series of audio and video programmes which discuss and debate the medical ethics associated with anti-Semitism and the continuing impact of the Holocaust. The programmes have been produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The medical ethics series considers disability rights in relation to the Museum&rsquo Deadly Medicine exhibition; how the moral inquiry into the Holocaust can inform bioethics today, and how the pursuit of human perfection influenced Nazi programmes to remove t
Society for Neuroscience : brain briefings
Brain Briefings is a series of newsletters produced by the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and published during the academic year. Brain Briefings are aimed at a lay audience and they explain how basic neuroscience discoveries can lead to clinical applications. Archives available from 2006 to the present.
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
Small-molecule spectroscopy and dynamics
The website for this course (5.80 Small-Molecule Spectroscopy and Dynamics, Fall 2008) has been made available by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Chemistry as part of the MIT OpenCourseWare project. "The goal of this course is to illustrate the spectroscopy of small molecules in the gas phase: quantum mechanical effective Hamiltonian models for rotational, vibrational, and electronic structure; transition selection rules and relative intensities; diagnostic patterns
Preliminary glacier mass balance data 2007-2008 : World Glacier Monitoring Service
The World Glacier Monitoring Service provides a summary of preliminary mass balance data for the year 2007/2008 for more than 90 glaciers worldwide. Results are presented as averaged tables of values and graphs, showing how the fluxes of water or snow into and out of these glaciers has varied over time, from 1980 to 2008. This is pertinent data for the study of changing climate on a worldwide scale. A list of references provides sources of further data.
TEAN (Teacher Educator Advancement Network)
TEAN (Teacher Educator Advancement Network) is a group at the University of Cumbria that seeks to support teacher education providers and associated organisations across the UK. The website includes links to relevant documents, a diary of events, links to related websites, a journal and more about the work of TEAN. Topics covered include: research in teacher education, assessment, teaching as a Masters profession and teacher qualifications.
EU diplomacy papers
The EU diplomacy papers are a collection of working papers published by the College of Europe. They cover issues relating to the interdisciplinary study of the European Unions external relations and external aspects of EU internal policies. It is possible to access the full text of all papers published since 2006. Key topics are EU foreign policy and EU relations with specific regions of the world such as Iran. Some materials are offered in French only.
KWR Watercycle Research Institute Their website contains further details about their research programme as well as the latest industry news and details of publicatio
KWR (previously Kiwa Water Research) have an extensive history in drinking water research and on current and future water problems, KWR has extended its field of activities to include the entire water cycle. KWR helps the water sector to identify the challenges it faces, and offers it the means and innovative strategies to meet these challenges successfully.
Their website contains further details about their research programme as well as the latest industry news and details of publicatio
China Patent Agent (H.K.)
Website of China Patent Agent (H.K.) a firm of patent and trademark attorneys established in 1984 as a quasi government entity to provide legal services for overseas clients. The site provides information on Chinese patent laws which can be downloaded from the site in English. The laws cover patents, trademarks, copyright, layout design of integrated circuits, new plant varieties and cyber law (domain name disputes). There are also international treaties, case summaries, a selection of FAQs and
CourtWEB is the online federal court opinions information system hosted by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvannia. Selected opinions of the United States federal courts are provided by judges who have chosen to make them available. The site does not provide a complete collection of court opinions. CourtWEB can be searched by keywords in the full text of the opinion limiting by court or by searching the case number, judge, keywords and date fields. Results have
Official website of the Lok Sabha (House of the People) which is one of the Indian Houses of Parliament. Lok Sabha is composed of representatives of the people directly elected by the adult population who are eligible to vote. The website gives details of members, parliamentary business and the work of committees. Parliamentary debates back to 2004 can be viewed in full text along with parliamentary questions. The site provides an outline of how laws are passed in the Indian Parliament.
Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law
The Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law is a centre of the New York University School of Law established to advance the study and practice of international business transactions and the way to solve related disputes either through litigation or arbitration. The site has profiles of faculty and staff and details of courses and events hosted by the Center. Publications of the Center cover the following topics: private international law, international commercial law, internat
United Nations Human Rights Council
Website of the UN Human Rights Council an inter-governmental organisation created by the UN General Assembly in 2006 as the successor body to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. The UNHRC is responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The site gives details of membership of the HRC, its rules of procedure, advisory committees and working groups and details of meetings and other events. There is information on the Universal Periodic
Priv-War is a collaborative project being undertaken by a consortium of seven European academic institutions including the University of Sheffield in the UK. The project is being coordinated and hosted by the European University Institute in Italy. The aim of Priv-War is to look at the use of private military companies and security companies in situations of armed conflict and will examine the regulatory framework at national, European and international levels, with a view to ensuring improved