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
Bibliothèque du film (BIFI)
This is the website of the Bibliotheque du Film (BIFI), based in Paris, which is the equivalent of the BFI Library in London. In 2005 it moved to a new site at rue de Bercy and contains the screening rooms of the Cinematheque Francaise and an exhibition space. The nearest metro is Bercy, southeast Paris.The BIFI contains books, periodicals, and a VHS/DVD collection. There is also a stills collection. The special collections section (Espace chercheurs) is only open in the afternoon, and booking n
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
Decline of infant mortality in England and Wales, 1871-1948 : a medical conundrum
This is a Web page detailing the context, range and availability of the 'Decline of Infant Mortality in England and Wales, 1871-1948: a Medical Conundrum' dataset hosted by the History Data Service (HDS), based at the UK Data Archive University of Essex (formerly part of the Arts and Humanities Data Service - AHDS). The data is available to order from the HDS as an excel file. From this Web page you may download a PDF of images of the study documentation. To make use of this dataset you must fir
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
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
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
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],
Russian women painters : 1893 exposition
Russian women painters : 1893 exposition is a subsection of a larger site created by US literature professor Kathleen Nichols, which lists artworks by women exhibited at the Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicago 1893. Very few details are given about the artists themselves (in some cases only the surname is known), but images of the works exhibited are provided where known, and where not, representative images are given. This site will be of interest to students and researchers in the field o
Forskningsarkivet vid Umeå universitetsbibliotek
Forskningsarkivet vid Umeå universitetsbibliotek (Research Archives in Umeå) is a part of the University Library at Umeå University. The archive contains a wide range of data, such as census information; photographs; and maps. The website contains information about the archive, its content and how to use it. There is also information about the research project conducted at the archive. The site is mainly in Swedish but has some pages in English. Only some of the archived material is freely av
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.