Deutsche kultur international
Deutsche Kultur International is the official portal and directory for German arts and culture, published online under the imprimatur of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations and supported by the culture section of the Federal Foreign Office. The website covers areas such as... "the German language and literature at home and abroad; exhibitions of German art worldwide and art from abroad in Germany; support of artists in the fields of fine arts, music, dance and theatre" and "the relevant
Plastics historical society
This is the website of the Plastics Historical Society, a partner in the JISC Museum of Design in Plastics Digitisation Project. Along with a wealth of information about the Society and its activities, the website contains a Virtual Museum which offers a useful timeline and a variety of exhibits on horn and different types of 20th century plastics. There is a useful 'Caring for Plastics' page which may interest conservators - this can be found in the 'Experiencing Plastics' section. There are
Historians of islamic art association
This is the website of the Historians of Islamic Art Association, formerly known as the North American Historians of Islamic Art (1982-1993), and also as the Historians of Islamic Art (1996-2006). The website contains Association news, details of symposiums and opportunities, an annual list of major publications in the field, and a listing of current and recent exhibitions likely to be of interest to the membership. Past Association newsletters and the membership contact list are only availab
International index to black periodicals
'International Index to Black Periodicals Full Text' is an electronic database that provides access to citations and abstracts from scholarly journals and newsletters published in the United States, Africa and the Caribbean, as well as 'full-text coverage of core Black Studies periodicals'. Access is granted to all interested institutions and individuals on the basis of an annual subscription fee. The index covers a wide variety of humanities and social sciences subjects, including visual arts,
Cartography 2.0 : your guide to animated and interactive maps
Cartography 2.0 is a 2009 website whose authors describe it as a... "free online knowledge base and e-textbook for students and professionals who are interested in interactive and animated maps". This resource will be of interest to graphic designers, as well as those working in the digital humanities. Chapters include: Elements of Design; Map Animation (including a History of Animated Maps); 3D / Virtual Globes; U.I. & Useability; Map Interaction Techniques; Advanced Topics. The content of t
Russian digital libraries
Rossiiskie elektronnye biblioteki is a portal for Russian digital libraries, which publishes the Russian Digital Libraries Journal and promotes collaboration on issues of standards and technology. A bilingual inventory of Russian digital libraries is especially useful, and can be browsed by: subject area (e.g. education or arts and culture); type of resource (e.g. video, geodata, full-text); creator organisation; status (completed or in progress) amongst others. Some areas of the site do not se
Asia : art gallery of New South Wales
This website is devoted to the Asian Arts section of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, which describes itself as the "largest Asian art department of any museum or gallery in Australia". The website has information about the building itself, which was designed by the Sydney architect Richard Johnson of Johnson Pilton Walker, as well as a floorplan of the collection. There is also information about the collection on the website, with a summary about the art from each country and in the case of
Asia rising : Japanese postcards of the Russo-Japanese war (1904-05)
Asia rising : Japanese postcards of the Russo-Japanese war (1904-05) is an online exhibition of postcards from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It is one of the units in MIT's Visualizing Cultures online project, which combine scholarly commentary with images to present social and cultural history in a very accessible but authoritative way. A long essay by American historian John W. Dower examines the war and its representation in postcar
Nippon in the world
Nippon in the World is an online exhibition of historical materials and images from the National Diet Library, Japan, accessible in largely parallel Japanese and English versions. The site is divided into three broad sections: scenic mementos of Japan (paintings, illustrations, woodblock prints and photographs covering the 17th to early 20th centuries and by Japanese and foreign artists); a virtual recreation of the Japan pavilion at the Vienna International Exposition in 1873; and modern Japane
Pages magazine is an Iranian contemporary arts ejournal, published partly online and also distributed in paper form from The Netherlands. The journal is published in English. At May 2009 there are tables of contents for seven issues online, with many articles from the print edition freely available online in HTML format. Issues are themed. Example free online article titles include: 'Cultural Identity or National Modernism?'; 'The Font Crisis A conversation between Farhad Fozouni, Hamed Yousefi
MOFA : magazine of performing arts
'MOFA: magazine of performing arts' is a full-text refereed ejournal. MOFA is published in English by IATR, The Israeli Association for Theatre Research. At June 2009 there are two issues online, although the first issue seems to have consisted of only one article. Articles are presented in HTML. Example article titles, from an international range of contributors, include: 'A Confined Amorous Being: The Eastern Woman between Travel Literature and English Drama'; 'Queer in the Holy Land: Gay and
Tibetan-Mongolian rare books and manuscripts (TMRBM)
This website describes an AHRC-funded project to “document, consolidate, catalogue and make accessible” the rare Tibetan and Mongolian books (centred on those acquired by the Younghusband Mission to Tibet in 1903–4) in the University Library Cambridge, the British Library and the Bodleian. As well as conservation and cataloguing of these collections (little exploited since being removed from Tibet) a key aim of the project is to allow the virtual reconstruction of incomplete te
The Big Ideas website provides information about a series of open events, mostly held in pubs in London. These aim to provide a forum for thoughtful discussion of interesting subjects: events typically begin with a question (usually broadly philosophical in nature, but sometimes also covering issues of public policy, the arts, and a range of other topics) and a very brief informal talk from someone with relevant expertise. The remainder of the evening is devoted to free, unstructured discussion
Virtual teams are the future
Geographically diverse teams in multinational companies maybe harder to manage than traditional teams, but these collaborative virtual teams are becoming increasingly important. According to Professor Lynda Gratton, one of only two women in The Times' Top 50 Thinkers in the World, the very make-up of teams gives them an ability to innovatively solve complex problems.
Spring 2010 Documentary Podcast: Global business, global values
Companies coming out of the recession are increasingly looking to India and China for new markets to penetrate and develop but, when they do, what lessons can they learn from other big players in the take-over business in countries like Japan and how should they manage those large "virtual teams" that criss-cross the globe? And would closer political union help the EU countries to compete in these emerging markets? Boni Sones reports in this Cambridge Judge Business School Spring 2010 documentar
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series : Exeter.
As part of its response to the TDA's e-learning communities project, Exeter University has engaged with digital video as a way of capturing practice for modelling through a virtual learning environment (VLE).
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series - Bristol
This project allocated funds to tutors on the PGCE course at Bristol University to facilitate the building of materials to be deployed through a virtual learning environment (VLE).
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series - Gloucestershire
The report describes how the partnership deployed the virtual learning environment (VLE) WebCT to support teacher education.
Gifted Arts programmes
Gifted Arts programmes How can the preconcieved ideas of 'giftedness' be challenged through the use of 'take one picture' work in PSHE? The National Gallery is the take one picture work I am refering to and it is for Primary age children. As for the preconcieved ideas of 'giftedness', I refer to this as being the 'preordained' top 10% of pupils that are consitantly present in a classroom and whether or not the approach used by the National Gallery keeps these children in their 'niche' at the to
Study support Attainment
Study support Attainment I am currently looking into whether or not school clubs/study support raise attainment in schools. I have searched the TTRB site, but have found nothing relating to this topic. I have found a couple of articles on the TES, Guardian and BBC websties, but no references to formal journal articles, books or documents, which would back up my thinking. I am looking specifically at KS3 and KS4. I will be focusing on sport and the performing arts.