Cornelius Castoriadis Agora International website
The Cornelius Castoriadis Agora International website provides information about the life and work of the Greek 20th century political philosopher, economist, and psychoanalyst. The site, which offers content in a wide range of languages, features: a news section; a brief biography of Castoriadis which includes an overview of his thought; and a transcript of a lengthy interview with Castoriadis, conducted in 1990. Other resources include bibliographies of works by and about him, a list of links
St. Petersburg: window on the east - window on the west
St. Petersburg: window on the east - window on the west is an online exhibition of items from the Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan. Most exhibits are taken from publications produced in Saint Petersburg, the majority dating from 1890 to 1925. Exhibits are organised around the following topics: historical background 18th-19th centuries; historical background 19th-20th centuries; satire; book art and publishing; dance, music, theatre (with excellent images relating to ball
Oklikni ulitsy Moskvy...
Oklikni ulitsy Moskvy [Call out Moscow streets] is a project exploring the historical names and topography of Moscow, created by a professor of philology. The site consists of: a typographical dictionary of stream, river, pond, lake and ravine names; an anthology of poetry about Moscow arranged chronologically (1825-1999); academic articles and reports about Moscow names (including material relating to the post-Soviet revision of place names); imia-istoriia-kultura [name-history-culture],
Ett lysande namn
Poesizinet Ett lysande namn (the poetry zine A Shining Name) is an online magazine for contemporary Swedish poetry. It is freely available and publishes poetry, comments and analyses by not so well established Swedish poets. The text is in Swedish and the interface somewhat confusing but can be of interest to anyone interested in what happens in the Swedish poetry scene.
Framework : the Finnish art review
Framework: the Finnish Art Review is described as "...a bi-annual magazine" of "contemporary art and culture" and is published in English by FRAME: Finnish Fund for Art Exchange. At May 2009 there are nine issues online. Not all of the content is available online in full-text form, but there are a substantial number of free articles. Free articles and interviews include: How to Write a Photograph; The Shrink-Wrapped Documentary: Laura Horellis Demystification of the Socially Engaged Work of Ar
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
Human Tissue Authority codes of practice
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) revised codes of practice came into force in September 2009. The revised codes provide guidance and advice and expected standards for all the sectors regulated by the HTA. Each code is provided in an interactive format providing easy access to the different sections, with links to other relevant issues and documents and a pop-up glossary. There are nine codes, covering post-mortem examination; consent, donation of solid organs for transplantation; anatomical exam
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.
Science made fun
A website which features videos, podcasts and hands-on activities that aim to enthuse and inspire young people about science. The resource has been devised and is continuously updated by a group of science graduates. The videos and podcasts cover a wide subject matter and all the features can be accessed via the You Tube website. There is a new Science made Simple website which is currently under development.
Wellcome Trust have developed these secondary school level educational resources as part of Darwin 200, a national programme of events which honour Darwins scientific ideas and their impact. The resources comprise hands-on experiments which are available free and which are designed to assist young people to view how Darwins ideas are connected to modern evolutionary principles and contemporary biomedicine. The three resources include Im a worm, get me out of here for 11-14 year olds ex
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.
Exoplanet data explorer
"The Exoplanet Data Explorer is an interactive table and plotter for exploring and displaying data from the Exoplanet Orbit Database. The Exoplanet Orbit Database is a carefully constructed compilation of quality, spectroscopic orbital parameters of exoplanets orbiting normal stars from the peer-reviewed literature, and updates the Catalog of Nearby Exoplanets." The site supports Safari 3+ (Safari 4+ preferred), Firefox 2+ (Firefox 3+ preferred) and Chrome 2+. Plot export is not supported in Saf
FRIB Users Organization
The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will be a new US National User Facility for nuclear science to be based at Michigan State University. This website has been established to serve the FRIB user community and provides project news, information about FRIB, details of user working groups, details of FRIB meetings, and information about the Users Organization's activities.
Landolt Börnstein Substance / Property Index
This website "lists all substances and their properties which are reported on in the indexed Landolt-Börnstein volumes. In total, 160 000 organic and inorganic compounds are described by names, molecular structures, chemical abstract numbers and other identifiers. Properties are directly linked to the full documents at Springerlink." The site can be searched or browsed by index. The search function is available free; full text is available to subscribers. Students should check whether their uni
Ethnographic video online
Ethnographic video online is a commercial subscription product of Alexander Press. It offers access to 100s of online ethnographic films and associated study materials. These cover a wide range of cultures worldwide.They include Documentaries from key filmmakers such as John Marshall, Timothy Asch, Robert Gardner, David MacDougall, John Bishop, David Plath from the 1920s to the present day There are also associated interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes and study guides. In
Journal of applied research in higher education
The Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education is an online peer-reviewed journal, the central aim of which is to promote improved practice by encouraging informed debate into pedagogic and related matters in higher education. Each issue comprises of an editorial, papers from all disciplines and subject areas covering higher education policy and management, and learning and teaching (including technology-enhanced learning); and developments, news and reviews. Individual papers are available
Financial management in the European Union
This site provides access to the full text of the report published by the House of Commons Public Accounts select committee in June 2009, as HC 698 session 2009-10. The 20 page report provides an assessment of the financial management and performance of the EU. It covers efficiency, anti-fraud measures in EU accounting and future reforms required.
100(0) Schlüsseldokumente der russischen und sowjetischen Geschichte (1917 1991)
A project maintained by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich which provides free access to a growing collection of key documents relating to the history of the Soviet Union in the 20th Century. They include materials relating to the Russian revolution and the fall of Tsar Nicholas II in 1917, the rise of the Communist State and Soviet Bloc, Stalin and the Cold War and the fall of Communism in the 1990s. Each entry is fully indexed with detailed annotations on the content and importance of
Russia now: a new confrontation?
This site provides free access to the full text of the House of Commons Defence Committee report published in July 2009 as HC 276 session 2008-9. The 267 page report considers whether Russia constitutes a threat to international security in the future. Topics covered include: Russian foreign policy, Russian military capabilities and strategy; Russian relations with NATO; Russia and European security and European energy security policy. Also covered is the impact on security of the conflict betwe