Faces of power and piety : medieval portraiture
Part of the J. Paul Getty Museum website, this online resource was produced to complement their exhibition, which ran from 12 August to 26 October 2008, entitled 'Faces of Power and Piety: Medieval Portraiture', and which featured portraits from illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages (circa 500-1500). Medieval portraiture does not present us with a precise likeness of the subject, but instead depicts clothing, heraldry or other objects relating to them. As the website states "the goal of med
Dictionary of African Christian biography
The Dictionary of African Christian Biography (DACB) is a free online reference resource aiming to record the untold stories of African Christians who have impacted the history of the African church, and of Christianity more widely. Presented as an electronic database browsable by name of subject or region, it covers all denominations and branches of African Christianity, including the missionary movement, from earliest times to the present. The DACB aims to foster an understanding of African Ch
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
European neighbourhood journalism network
The European Neighbourhood Journalism Network is an organisation that aims to train... "journalists of southern Mediterranean, Eastern European and southern Caucasus countries" with the intention of... "developing the professional skills necessary" for reporting on European affairs. The project is funded by the European Union and supported by the European Journalism Centre in Germany, among others. The website has extensive details about the project and its aims, partners, staff, and training el
Krisis : tijdschrift voor actuele filosofie
Krisis is a Dutch open access peer-reviewed journal for contemporary philosophy. It provides an arena for the discussion of issues in social and political philosophy, cultural theory, the philosophy of science and technology, and empirical philosophy. Titles of recent articles include: 'Seeds of the Future. "Presence" of the Past in Relation to Ethnic Violence'; 'Sociology and Science. A Short Controversy Study About Rembrandt's Painting'; and 'Power and Powerlessness of Human Rights'. Krisis ha
ArtCultura : revista do Instituto de história, cultura e arte da Universidade Federal de Uberlândi
The online journal 'Revista de história, cultura e arte' is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Institute of History and Postgraduate Studies of the Federal University of Uberlândia twice a year, carrying articles and book reviews in the field of history, literary and cultural history of Brazil and Europe. Topics are varied in range, including essays on 19th century French symbolist poetry and Brazilian photography. One major section in each issue is devoted to 'History, art an
Ivar Aasen-tunet is a centre for documentation and information about Nynorsk (New Norwegian) and Ivar Andreas Aasen. The centre is sponsored by Nynorsk kultursentrum (New Norwegian Culture Centre). It keeps a great collection of texts and artefacts concerning Aasen and Nynorsk. Ivar Andreas Aasen (1813 - 1896) was a Norwegian philologist, lexicographer, playwright and poet and it is his work in reforming the language that led to the creation of Nynorsk which is one of the two official languages
Landsbokasafn Islands - haskolabokasafn The website of the National and University Library of Iceland contains information about the library and links to useful online resources in a number of subjects. The copyright deposit library receives copies of all printed material and (since 1977) sound recordings published in Iceland. It also collects previously published material and Icelandic material or material about Iceland published abroad, which makes its holdings the most comprehensive collection of Icelandic printed mater
The website of the National and University Library of Iceland contains information about the library and links to useful online resources in a number of subjects.
The copyright deposit library receives copies of all printed material and (since 1977) sound recordings published in Iceland. It also collects previously published material and Icelandic material or material about Iceland published abroad, which makes its holdings the most comprehensive collection of Icelandic printed mater
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
Slavianskie rukopisi is a superb collection of over 2000 digitised manuscripts from the Trinity-St Sergius Monastery library, prepared in collaboration with the Russian State Library where the manuscripts are now housed. The quality of the images is excellent, and each folio can be enlarged to facilitate close reading. The manuscripts are collated by fond, including: main library (RGB fond 304.I); supplementary library, seventeenth century to 1907 (RGB f.304.II); unique editions (an illuminated
Open University : Charles Robert Darwin
A succinct and accessible Web site including biographical notes and photographs, a section on Darwins theory and Darwin features on the BBC. Run by the Open University it gives details of their courses relating to Darwin and links to sample video course material and taster units. There is also an interactive 'devolving' image manipulation game.
Tree of Life
Tree of Life is a collaborative project between the Wellcome Trust, BBC and Open University to celebrate the work of Darwin as part of Darwin 200 and to produce a more current version of his Tree of Life which he and his contemporaries used to explain the evolutionary connections between living organisms. The project comprises an interactive and video presented by David Attenborough which was aired on the BBC. The project website provides access to both as well as information about Darwin and ev
Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG)
The Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) was established by NASA in late 2004 to identify scientific priorities and pathways for exploration in the outer Solar system. The OPAG website provides details of its committee and activities including full text reports, discussion documents, links to websites for past and future missions, and links to resources relating to the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune).
eChemPortal : the global portal to information on chemical substances
eChemPortal is a service from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which offers free public access to information on physical chemical properties, environmental fate and behaviour, ecotoxicity, toxicity and GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) classifications. Users can cross-search multiple databases and access data submitted to government chemical review programmes at national, regional and international levels.
Social Panorama of Latin America 2005
The 2005 edition of the Social Panorama of Latin America report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). This report '... analyses recent poverty trends and the increase in migrant remittances, together with their impact on the well-being of the region's population. Short- and long-term trends in social spending, the distribution of such expenditures among the various socio-economic strata and their effects in terms of income deconcentration and increased well-bein
Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. Collection on Muslims in China
The Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. Collection on Muslims in China forms part of Harvard-Yenching Library at Harvard College. It comprises a rare collection of over 1000 photographs Christian missionaries working amongst the Muslim population in Western China in the 1920s and 1930s. It is important for historical studies of religion in China; Chinese Muslims and contact between East and West, An increasing number of the photographs can be searched and viewed online from the website. Also provided is
EERQI (European Educational Research Quality Indicators)
EERQI (European Educational Research Quality Indicators) is a research project in the EU 7th Framework Programme for Research in the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities Theme (SSH). It aims to "reinforce and enhance the worldwide visibility and competitiveness of European educational research". By developing new indicators and methodologies to determine quality of educational research publications, proposing a prototype framework for establishing such indicators and methodologies, producing a
European Parliament Elections in the Netherlands 2009
This site provides free access to the full text of European Parliament election briefing no.28 by Stijn van Kessel which was published by EPERN (European Parties Elections and Referendums Network) in June 2009. The 11 page paper provides an overview of the 2009 European elections in the Netherlands. It includes coverage of the context, the campaigns and analyses the Dutch results and voter turnout figures.
Atlas Des Deutschen Reichs
This site provides access to an online atlas of the German Empire which was published by Ludwig Ravenstein in 1883. It was digitised as a special project of the University of West Madison Libraries and is suitable for downloading as PDF files. The site includes details on the scale of the map, its coverage and possible usage as a source for historians researching the boundaries of the German Empire and families living within it. In addition to Germany, the maps of atlas also cover the bordering
Official website of the Lok Sabha (House of the People) which is one of the Indian Houses of Parliament. Lok Sabha is composed of representatives of the people directly elected by the adult population who are eligible to vote. The website gives details of members, parliamentary business and the work of committees. Parliamentary debates back to 2004 can be viewed in full text along with parliamentary questions. The site provides an outline of how laws are passed in the Indian Parliament.