Egyptian economy and non-royal women: their status in public life
The online version of a lecture given 21 June, 1995, at Brown University, by William A. Ward deals with the status of women in ancient Egypt society. Although pharaonic Egypt was in most respects a male society, with men holding positions in public life while women dominated the private life, Ward points to the fact that there is plenty of evidence that women, throughout ancient Egyptian civilisation could own, bequeath and inherit land. Furthermore women seem to have been able to hold positions
The website for Banipal, a literary magazine for contemporary Arab literature in English translation, gives access to selected content from current and back issues. The magazine's three issues a year present established and new authors and poets from around the Arab world through translations of poems, short stories or excerpts from novels. The site publishes selections of poetry and fiction from each issue as well as the table of contents, contributor profiles, book reviews and events listings.
Ernst Barlach Gesellschaft Hamburg
This is the homepage of Ernst Barlach Association concerning the life and works of the German expressionist artist, Ernst Barlach (1870-1938), who was persecuted during the early Nazi period for creating so-called 'degenerate art.' Barlach's work was banned by the Nazi party because his works carried an anti-war theme in the period leading up to the Second World War. His pacifist stance stemmed from his experiences in the First World War. In the section, 'Vita,' the site provides a summary of
Literaturno-memorialnyi muzei F. M. Dostoevskogo
Literaturno-memorialnyi muzei F. M. Dostoevskogo is the beautifully produced, easy to navigate, detailed site of the Petersburg Dostoevsky museum. The site provides: biographical information about the writer in chronological format, with family portraits; a link to the sub-site Dostoevskys Image (catalogued separately); a chronology of literary works with links to overviews and to the full-text source; detailed descriptions of (and links to) six other Dostoevsky museums; photographs of Dostoev
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) aims to encourage education, training, and research in laboratory animal medicine; to establish standards of training and experience for veterinarians professionally involved with the care and health of laboratory animals; and to recognize qualified persons in laboratory animal medicine by certification examination and other means. The ACLAM website provides information on education and training activities, access to key publications
This blog presents the fundamental principles, experimental techniques and applications of photochemistry at a level suitable for senior chemistry undergraduates. It is designed to supplement a module taught by the author, Michael Seery, a lecturer in physical chemistry at the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Air pollution by ozone in Europe during summer 2006
This report, prepared by the European Environment Agency (EEA), provides an overview for the state of ground-level ozone pollution in Europe, for April-September 2006. The report is based on the information provided by all the EU member states to the European Commission (EC), and is primarily concerned with measured concentrations which exceeded the threshold values set by the ozone directive (2002/3/EC). Data provided from a total of 2069 monitoring sites includes : the locations where the high
Air pollution by ozone across Europe during summer 2009
This report, prepared by the European Environment Agency (EEA), provides an overview for the state of ground-level ozone pollution in Europe, for April-September 2009. The report is based on the information provided by all the EU member states to the European Commission (EC), and is primarily concerned with measured concentrations which exceeded the threshold values set by the ozone directive (2002/3/EC). Information was also supplied by nine other countries (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland
Dosta is part of a wider Council of Europe and European Commission programme. Meaning 'enough' in the Romani language, it aims to bring Roma people closer to non-Romany citizens in Europe. It is active in various European countries (including Bosnia, Montenegro, FYROM Madeconia) but could be relevant across Europe. There is a large amount of interesting background information about the origins and achievements of the Roma, and on their diversity, plus a list of some famous Roma. Details of
Celebrating the black presence in Westminster 1500-2000: Westminster City Council
This site is maintained by the City of Westminster Archives Centre. It provides information, listing s and access to some online exhibits about the history of Londons black population. This includes coverage of immigration, the slave trade and abolition and advice on sources for Black and Asian history in central London. Users to the site may access some digital images of photographs, manuscripts, prints and other documents. Copyright information is displayed on the website.
Medicare and medicaid: US GAO Government Accountability Office
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent agency, which works for Congress monitoring the efficiency of the American Federal government spending. This site provides free access to a collection of recent full text reports relating to health care services, health economics, health care spending and Medicare.
Importing Music in Audacity part 5
Save, Save, Save-and give new names to the project each time you save. If you find music that you can legally use save that into your porject folder so you can use it on multiple podcasts. Music and transitions are added to an interview in this vide.
Microelectronic Devices and Circuits, Fall 2005
Modeling of microelectronic devices, and basic microelectronic circuit analysis and design. Physical electronics of semiconductor junction and MOS devices. Relation of electrical behavior to internal physical processes; development of circuit models; and understanding the uses and limitations of various models. Use of incremental and large-signal techniques to analyze and design bipolar and field effect transistor circuits, with examples chosen from digital circuits, single-ended and differentia
China’s property bubble: is it starting to deflate?
Amid fears of a property bubble in China where real estate prices have risen for nine consecutive months, Bill Hunt, former president of Century 21 China Real Estate, remains sanguine that the bubble will not burst.
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Learning Objects 2: Standards, Metadata, Repositories, and LCMS
This book is the second in a four-volume series. It builds upon the first volume by taking an extended and in-depth look at theorists' and practitioners' efforts to consolidate current knowledge and praxis. This consolidation centers around conceptual and technological issues related to standards, metadata, repositories, and the concept of the LCMS (Learning Content Management System). Part I contains six chapters that focus upon LO concepts vis-à-vis architecture. A discussion of syntax, seman
Student-Centered Support Systems to Sustain Logo-Like Learning
Conventional wisdom attributes the lack of effective technology use in classrooms to a shortage of professional development or poorly run professional development. At the same time, logo-like learning environments require teachers to develop more expertise not only in technology but also in pedagogy. This paper proposes that the perceived lack of technology professional development is a myth and that traditional professional development is ill-suited to teaching teachers how to create logo-like
Partners in Learning in Australian Schools
Elevating teachers Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) skills to integrate technology into the curriculum is of crucial importance. It helps educators align technology with students learning goals, and to more actively engage students in the learning process. Charles Sturt University (CSU) has developed a Graduate Certificate course aimed at enhancing the ICT skills of teachers for this purpose. A substantial part of the program is based on the Microsoft Partners in Learning (Pi
Adaptive and context-aware scenarios for technology-enhanced learning system based on a didactical t
Among the main issues of future technology-enhanced learning systems, we can mention the following ones: the ability to reuse learning resources (learning objects, tools and services) from large repositories, to take into account the context and to allow dynamic adaptation to different learners based on substantial advances in pedagogical theories and knowledge models. In our framework, the goal of scenarios is to describe the learning and tutoring activities to acquire some knowledge domain (fo
A Grid Services Implementation for a Virtual Research Environment
In the past, virtual learning and research environments have typically been implemented as monolithic systems. Current research focuses on creating such environments from selected Grid and Web services. In this paper we describe the Virtual Orthopaedic European University, which was created to support Higher Surgical Trainees to provide evidence for their learning contracts by carrying out experiments and publishing the results. We use this environment as a case study for the re-implementation