Macau : a selection of cartographic images
Part of the American Memory collections from the US Library of Congress, the online exhibit of maps of the former Portuguese colony of Macau contains historical maps and views of the island from 1665 to 1991. Maps are grouped by historical period, and the bibliographic information for each image can be displayed by clicking on its thumbnail view. Users can also zoom in on map detail and can download images in MrSID format. The website also features a textual introduction to the collection, inclu
This is the website for Worn Again, an organisation working with leading product designers in order to transform unwanted fabrics into modern, wearable clothes and accessories. Describing itself as an "upcycling" company, Worn Again was established in 2005, initially working with footwear, but has now expanded to include outerwear, bags and accessories. The company aims to transform waste and manufacturing patterns by utilising textile waste to create new products, ultimately leading to a scal
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
Palestinian refugee women in Lebanon
This PDF document describes an AHRC-funded research project into the experiences of Palestinian women refugees in Lebanon. The project aims to explore the women's sense of 'Palestinian-ness' and how this differs from male refugees. This paper outlines the methodological approach taken as well as the context of study - in terms of the history and status of Palestinian refugees.
North American British music association
This is the website of the North American British Music Association, which aims to study... "British Music from all time periods on the North American continent". At April 2010 there are a useful set of newsletters from 2005 to 2009, and these are freely available in HTML format. The newsletters contain scholarly reviews and conference reports, as well as short essays. Example titles of short essays from the Newsletter include: 'A Royal Course: Examining British Culture and History Through a Mo
Algemiene Fryske underrjocht kommisje (AFUK)
The Algemiene Fryske Underrjocht Kommisje (AFUK) (General Frisian Education Committee) website is full of useful information and contacts for those who want to learn Frisian or want to know how to use the Frisian language in different social contexts. The site can be accessed in Frisian, Dutch, and English in slightly different versions. The AFUK's main aim is to stimulate the use of Frisian by means of different projects, such as organising Frisian courses (mainly in Friesland) and publishing b
Seeing Tibetan art through social tags
A very interesting website presenting the findings of a detailed investigation into the relationship between diasporic communities and artworks as a means of examining the nature of cultural identity amongst such communities and the ways in which cultural resonances are maintained when people are removed from their home culture. The study focuses on the Tibetan community in Switzerland, getting them to comment on Tibetan artworks by interpreting their meaning through the application of 'tags' to
Experimental physics I and II
The website for this course (8.13-14 Experimental Physics I & II "Junior Lab", Fall 2007 - Spring 2008) has been made available by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Physics as part of the MIT OpenCourseWare project. It provides experimental overviews and laboratory guides for a series of experiments, mostly in atomic and nuclear physics. Study materials on data analysis are also provided.
Living in the past : histories, heritage and the interior
Organised by Modern Interiors Research Centre Conference, to be held at Kingston University United Kingdom from 2009-05-14 to 2009-05-15
Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820
A dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in early modern Britain. It represents part of a larger dataset produced by the Dictionary Project at the University of Wolverhampton, by whose kind permission it is reproduced here.
The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the history of physics, from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond. The route from classical to quantum physics will be laid out for you without recourse to challenging mathematics but with the fundamental features of theories and discoveries described in sufficient detail to whet your appetite for further physics study.
Government IT for today's "Internet Native" society
Dr Mark Thompson explains why the UK Government would benefit from the introduction of an open IT procurement process, supported by open standards and open source models. This model would create a modern and efficient procurement system, delivering to time and to quality, IT services for today's generation of "Internet native" IT literate citizens.
The anatomy of a business deal
Antenna Group operates TV, radio and online businesses and distributes content around the world, offers tips on capturing value ahead of a crisis. Mr Kyriakou discusses how entrepreneurial vision and foresight can both recognise and create opportunity using the NOVA Televizia case study as an example. The NOVA Televizia sale, which was closed on 15 October 2008 for a modest $3m, realised one of the highest ever rate of return on investment in media and confounded falling valuation trends, when
Challenging the status quo
Sir Nicholas Serota is Director of the Tate. It is said of him, that Tate Modern, would just be a room added onto Tate Britain, without his personal vision, drive and restlessness. Sir Nicholas has a few surprising tips for managers wanting to effect change in their organisations, including the "gem" that you should appoint people around you who challenge your own views.
What price the CSR budget?
What price the CSR budget? Even Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) budgets need to show a return. Professor Jaideep Prabhu of Cambridge Judge Business School and Ardi Kolah of 'Guru in a Bottle' have launched a ground breaking new study to measure the Return on Investment (ROI) from CSR outcomes from sports sponsorship with UK cricket, rugby and football and the 2012 Olympic partners. If advertisers can measure their impact on the bottom line so should CSR investors!
War, Peace and Justice: the dilemmas of International security
Prof Adrian Hyde-Price from the University's Department of European Studies & Modern Languages examines the nature and causes of contemporary war and conflict, and considers the prospect of peace in the 21st Century.
Boys’ Performance in Modern Foreign Languages
This book is the outcome of a project on boys’ underachievement in modern foreign languages (MFL), presenting research findings as well as recommendations for practice.
Security, Privacy and Technology
New technologies allow individuals, corporations and government entities to monitor, track and identify employees, customers and the general public. This panel provides a forum to discuss security and privacy in today's global economy.
Parental involvement in education (1997)
This case study used video to improve the learning interaction between parents and children in an early years setting, through better dialogue between practitioners and parents.
A systematic review of the impact of ICT on literature-related literacies in English, 5-16
A systematic review using the EPPI protocol. The impact of ICT is crucially mediated by teachers and the discourses they and their students use. Literary study continues to have a place in schools. Texts and textual practices are changing and outcomes depend on a developed view of what literature-based literacies comprise. This is one of five reviews with ICT and literacy as their focus.