The accompanying online resource to the PBS Frontline programme, The Tank Man, follows the image of a young man standing in front of a tank used to quash the Tiananmen protests in 1989 to interrogate the progress of political and ideological freedoms in modern China. Users will find a brief introduction to the programme, and sections on the Tiananmen Square protests and their aftermath, which include: eyewitness accounts and press reactions to the 1989 protests; a timeline of key events in the s
Wyndham Lewis's art criticism in 'The Listener', 1946-1951 : postwar British art in its context of i
This website, entitled Wyndham Lewis's Art Criticism in 'The Listener', 1946-1951, is the outcome of an AHRC research project, 2008-2009, at the University of Plymouth, England and the Universidad de La Rioja in Spain. Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) was not only a major English artist of the twentieth century, who co-founded the Vorticist movement, he was also an important art critic, a novelist and short-story writer, a cultural commentator, a political theorist, and a philosopher. This research pro
Muslim devotional posters
This is the website of the 'Muslim devotional posters' project at Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion (AHKR), University of Bergen in Norway. It documents... "mass produced religious popular pictures in a Muslim context. The material consists of posters and smaller prints with religious motifs such as prophets, Shia Imams, saints, sacred places, historico-mythical narratives, pious people in devout worship, pictures and Quran or Hadith texts in combination, calligr
Jews and the graphic novel
'Jews and the Graphic Novel' is a 22-page documentary comic book created and written by David Gantz. This comic is free to read online, and offers a condensed history of the immense contribution made by American Jewish men to the art and craft of the comic book in the 20th century. The author has the advantage of having worked in the industry since the 1940s, and there is particular focus on the impact of the Second World War on the industry. In 22 pages, this free online comic can only scratch
Orient : report of the society for Near Eastern studies in Japan
This Web page gives access to the full-text of 'Orient: Report of the Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan' (1960-2004), and despite the word 'report' in the title this is actually a substantial academic journal. Tables of contents, abstracts, and PDF files of articles are all freely available online. The journal was published in English, with occasional articles in German and French, and was devoted to reports and scholarly articles on archaeological and historical topics, with forays into
Existential Graphs is a Web resource offering an introduction to the existential graphs system of logic, originally developed about a century ago by American philosopher Charles S. Pierce. The system offers a way of formalising and analysing logical arguments, including methods for testing proofs, but unlike more conventional formalisation systems, it adopts a graphical approach. Although the method will be unfamiliar to many students of logic, Pierce claimed that it was easier to use than tradi
The Biocentre has produced 'Topics under debate' give a brief introduction to a number of bioethical issues. This page on Reproductive Cloning covers the basic scientific concepts behind reproductive cloning, a chronology of the cloning of animals, and the claims to have cloned humans. The Policy section looks at the development of UK legislation to deal with the issue of reproductive cloning. The Ethics section cover arguments both for and against human cloning, including both principled objec
R661 : Development of good practice guidelines for woodland management for bats
This 90 page report, originally produced in 2005 by English Nature, is here made available as a PDF file by Natural England. It forms the basis of a good practice guide for woodland management for bats, published by the Bat Conservation Trust, Forestry Commission, English Nature and the Countryside Council for Wales. Based in Germany, the researchers aim to give an overview of the current state of knowledge about the biology and ecology of Central European bat species in woodland.
SIN004 : The red fox in rural areas
SIN004 - The red fox in rural areas, is a seven page leaflet made available as a PDF file by Natural England. The leaflet briefly describes the biology, behaviour, social organisation, population statistics, parisites and disease of the fox, before dealing with possible problems and methods of control. References to other literature are given, as well as contacts to discuss control methods.
Started by Oxford Journals in 2009, AoB PLANTS is an online, open-access journal publishing papers on all aspects of plant biology, including palaeobotany, and covering micro-organisms and animals where their impact on plants is central. Papers are peer-reviewed before publication, after which readers are able to submit comments through the medium of E-LETTERS which provides a published exchange of views. NB There is as yet very little content in this journal.
Inside black holes
Andrew Hamilton of the University of Colorado, Boulder, has created this multimedia introduction to black holes and what happens inside them. It includes visualisations created using the author's Black Hole Flight Simulator, images, videos and lists of references. He describes Schwarzschild black holes, Reissner-Nordstrom black holes, black holes as waterfalls of space, the rules of four-dimensional perspective, Penrose diagrams and a journey into a "realistic" black hole.
Making sense of statistics
"Making Sense of Statistics" is a guide for the general public aimed at enabling them to evaluate claims that are made using statistics. The guide considers types of questions which statistics answer, common pitfalls in using statistics, statistical significance, and absolute and relative changes. Links to related websites and books about statistics are listed. A separate short guide entitled "Making Sense of Statistics in an Election" is also available. The guides are published by Sense About S
UNICEF : statistics and monitoring
As part of its work, UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, collects and analyses data on women and children worldwide. It conducts the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS). It is also responsible for the global monitoring of the child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDG). This website provides country statistics, a tool for generating customised statistical tables, core indicators and details of MDG monitoring. The website is available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Chi
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) is one of five regional commissions created by the United Nations (UN) in order to fulfil the economic and social goals set out in the UN Charter by promoting cooperation and integration between the countries in each region of the world. The UNESCWA website provides details of its activities including its focus acreas of sustainable development and productivity, social development, economic development and globalisation
Money Central - Times Online
Money Central is a money and finance blog from the Times Newspaper or timesonline.co.uk. It features interesting news reports on topical money issues, such online products, tax, energy and investments. One of the best features is possibly the many quick surveys it runs, which could be useful for business students doing market research. It is worth noting though, that some are quite subjective. There are links to other blogs and sources of business information, too.
'The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), formerly International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC), sets standards for business financial statements. This website, maintained by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, provides free comprehensive information about international financial reporting. ' It is presented in blog-style format, with the latest standards news, plus giving many useful links to more information or other finance websites. for example, there is information on major bodies
World Federation of Exchanges
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) is the trade association of 52 publicly regulated stock, futures and options exchanges, including the FTSE, Nasdaq OMX, NYSE Euronext etc. The Federation website includes over 10 years of market statistics, business news, a monthly newsletter, Annual Reports, research reports, details of standards / best practices, information about WFE events / conferences and more on the workings of the WFE. It also includes information on the International Options Marke
Statistical database : United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) statistical database offers comparable data for Europe, North America and Central Asia. It covers economics, transport, gender and forestry, with specific datasets covering topics such as industrial production, biological diversity, work-life balance and transport infrastructure. It is maintained by the Statistical Division of the UNECE Secretariat. It provides free access to data structured to facilitate easy retrieval of statistics by u
Anthropology of East Europe Review
The Anthropology of East Europe Review (AEER) is published twice a year by the East European Anthropology Group (EEAG), a group that specialises in Central and Eastern Europe, Balkans and the Post-Soviet societies of Europe and Asia. The journal is supported by the SOYUZ, the Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies. The journal website provides free open access to all articles and book reviews published since 2009. Lonks are given to abstrtacts and tables of contents of earloer mat
Founding in 1994at the George Mason University, the non-profit, non-partisan Statistical Assessment Service - STATS is a resource that highlights the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media. The goals of the utility are to correct scientific misinformation in the media and in public policy resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack of information or knowledge; and to act as a resource for journalists and policy makers on major scientific issues and controversies. Resourc