Points of view : capturing the 19th century in photographs
'Points of View: Capturing the 19th Century in Photographs' is the website and online exhibition of a major exhibition at the British Library in London. The free exhibition ends on 7th Mar 2010. The curators have selected works from the rich and rarely-seen 300,000-item photographic archives of the British Museum (now at the British Library, which has since added to the 19th century collection) to ask of the 19th century: "Who was making the photograph and why?" The website contains an online e
The Telamon Project is hosted by the department of Classics at St Kliment Ohridski University in Sofia and aims to create an online digital library of the ancient Greek inscriptions found in Bulgaria. In total there are over 3,500 such inscriptions, dating from the 6th century BC to the 4th century AD. Geographically the particular focus is on Roman Thrace, Philippopolis and Augusta Traiana. At the time of compiling this review only a very small proportion of the inscriptions was available on th
Search user interfaces
This is the website of a 2009 Cambridge University Press book on search design, possibly one of the most critical design issues of our age. 'Search User Interfaces' is freely available online in full-text form. The book by Marti Hearst examines the design of search interfaces across a range of platforms and delivery methods. Chapters include: 'Design of Search User Interfaces'; 'Evaluation of Search User Interfaces'; 'Presentation of Search Results'; 'Information Visualization for Search Interfa
American association of teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Founded in 1917, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese promotes the study and teaching of these languages on the secondary and tertiary levels. Its extensive site provides information about the organisation (membership, officers), lists job postings, provides information about its annual conference, awards and scholarships. The site offers particularly important information about the organisation's publications ('Hispania;' 'Enlace;' the Association's newsletter; 'Portu
Fondos digitalizados : Universidad de Sevilla
The electronic collection of the University of Seville acts as a digital repository of historical photographs; PhD theses; and digitised version of old printed books, journals and manuscripts. The collection is divided in three clear sections for each type of materials. The electronic collection of ancient and rare materials includes books, newspapers and manuscripts from the 15th to the 20th century. It can be browsed by subject and date of publication; or the user may alternatively perform a f
Comptes des chatellenies Savoyardes : exercices de paléographie
Comptes des chatellenies Savoyardes is a website which provides images taken from 13th and 14th-century account rolls, using them in a number of self-guided palaeography exercises. The site is entirely written in French, but for those without French-language skills the exercises (based on Latin texts) are extremely easy to use and would therefore constitute useful practice for anyone already studying medieval palaeography. Small sections of document, in a number of different types of hands, ar
Argumentum : the peer-reviewed electronic journal of the graduate school for linguistics, University
This is the home page of the "Argumentum", the peer-reviewed e-journal published by the Graduate School for Linguistics at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. The site is bilingual, Hungarian and English, thus being available to a wide scholarly audience. However, the introduction and the guidelines for submissions of articles are written only in Hungarian. The English version of these can be read under the "technical guide". Argumentum is published once a year. The articles in the review are w
Lusiad index, The : by Luis de Camõens; trans. by William Julius Mickle
This is the online fulltext edition of the first English translation of The Lusiad, the Portuguese national poem written by Luis de Camõens. The translation was made by William Julius Mickle in 1776, and this digitised transcription was based on the 1877 edition of the poem. The site contains the transcription of the complete 1877 edition, including the 1877 preface by the editor. It also contains the preliminary material added to the 1776 edition by Mickle, including the biography of the poet,
Coins and Medals of Imperial Russia
Coins and Medals of Imperial Russia is an online exhibition of the Russian coins housed at Yale University, dating from the reign of Ivan IV to Nicholas II. The exhibition is organised into chronological periods (by monarch), each with a brief summary of significant historical and monetary events, and clickable thumbnails of coins from the period. The quality of images is excellent, and both sides of each coin are shown. Separate pages catalogue: commemorative medals (such as the one struck to c
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
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
Guidance for student projects
This learning resource is aimed at undergraduate biological sciences students completing a final year research project, but is also useful to other students and researchers running projects. Written in 2002 by John Finn and created by John Finn and Julian Park (both then at the University of Reading), it gives detailed guidance on aspects such as designing the project, analysing data and writing up the project in the correct format, including referencing and presenting data. Sections comprise:
Heatwave plan for England : protecting health and reducing harm from extreme heat and heatwaves
This Department of Health (DH) publication Heatwave plan for England: protecting health and reducing harm from extreme heat and heatwaves was published in March 2010. The plan aims to enhance resilience in the event of a heatwave. Additional DH documents on the topic of heatwave are also available from this site.
Social science research ethics
This site has been created by School of Health and Medicine (Division of Health Research), Lancaster University from the materials used in an ESRC funded Research Development Initiative on Training Researchers in Ethics and Ethical Practice in Social Science Research. It aims to provide new researchers with a set of resources to enable them to undertake ethically sound research. The site is arranged around 8 core themes: ethical review processes; ethical issues in the global context; ethical and
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.
Hispana: directorio y recolector de recursos digitales
Hispana: repositorio de colecciones digitales de archivos, bibliotecas y museos españoles is a special project of the Spanish government (Ministerio de Cultura). It is a portal to digital archives and repositories from Libraries, museum and universities in Spain. It enables rapid cross searching of millions of online ebooks, journal articles, working papers prints, photographs, as well as Spanish elibrary initiatives. It is possible to search by keyword or browse. All subject areas of the human
Internet sacred text archive : women and religion
Women and religion is a part of the Internet Sacred Text Archive. The site contains texts on feminism, women warriors and heroines, goddesses and other religious, anthropological, fictional and polemical texts that incorporate women. Texts include Mary Wollstonecraft's A vindication of the rights of woman (1792), The woman's bible (1895) by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and The poems of Sappho: Hymn to Aphrodite. Full texts or excerpts are available in original language and English translation to down
Keynote address: Research Agenda and Policy Perspectives on Agriculture for Development
The keynote address of the conference, by Justin Lin, the chief economist at the World Bank, focuses on future research priorities and the process of implementing the policy objectives of the 2008 World Development Report, "Agriculture for Development." Justin Lin is the Chief Economist of the World Bank.
Meet Author John J. Siegfried
On Tuesday, September 14th author John J. Siegfried discussed his book Better Living Through Economics. A compilation of twelve case studies written by top economists, Better Living Through Economics highlights research that has improved economic and social conditions over the past half century. Edited by John Siegfried, professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University and SecretaryâTreasurer of the American Economic Association.
Spartan Sagas: Edward Bailey, Passion Incorporated.
Alumnus Edward Bailey is all about living his passion of helping others realize their potential as both the manager of talent and outreach programs at Google and the president of the board of trustees for the Mountain View Whisman School District in California. Spartans Will. For more, go to http://spartansagas.msu.edu/saga/1010/