The Human Image.
'The exhibition Human Image considered human representation taking the
broadest approach possible. It grouped images from different cultures
and periods in thematic sections to stimulate reflection and response
in the visitor.'
Living and Dying.
'People around the world seek well-being for themselves and for their
communities in many different ways.' 'These differing approaches
reflect the ways they understand their world. Some people see
well-being in terms of the individual and the body. Others think of it
at the level of the community, requiring the maintenance of important
relationships. These relationships might be with other people, animals,
spirits or the earth. In most societies an individual can seek to avert
harm, identify its causes and treat its effects in a range of accepted
ways.' 'This tour explores these themes through material ranging
from ancient gold artefacts to modern paper sculptures and a
specially-commissioned art installation, Cradle to Grave. These
objects are some of the highlights of the exhibition Living and Dying
in the Wellcome Trust Gallery. This new display draws on the British
Museum's outstanding ethnography collections to show how people everywhere
make exuberant and constantly developing responses to the challenges we
all face. '
The Wealth of Africa.
4000 years of African currency.
'Africa's diverse currencies, both past and present, reflect the
continent's long, rich history. Coins and banknotes used there reveal
much about the place and time in which they were created. Other forms
of currency - such as cowrie shells, cloth and manillas - give a further
insight into different cultures.'
Native North America: The Stonyhurst Collection.
'This tour introduces Native North American art and culture and
features some of the highlights of the Stonyhurst collection. Part
of it is on display in the British Museum's North American Gallery
(Room 26), while the highlights are touring Ulster in 2004-5.'
The Caves of the Thousand Buddhas.
'The 'Caves of the Thousand Buddhas', or Qianfodong, are situated at
Mogao, about 25 kilometres south-east of the oasis town of Dunhuang in
Gansu province, western China, in the middle of the desert. By the
late fourth century, the area had become a busy desert crossroads on
the caravan routes of the Silk Road linking China and the West. Traders,
pilgrims and other travellers stopped at the oasis town to stock up with
provisions, pray for the journey ahead or give thanks for their survival.'
Other Tongues-Other Flesh.
'George Hunt Williamson was a pioneering UFO researcher who developed
many of the themes of modern UFOology. Williamson invented the concept
of 'walk-ins,' who he called 'The Wanderers.' Walk-ins are normal humans
who are actually (unknown to themselves) reincarnated 'Space Brothers.'
Williamson also worked with George Adamski, another UFO pioneer. One of
the centerpieces of this book is a labored interpretation of symbols
in footprints left when Venusians had a close encounter with Adamski in
the California desert ... '
Interactive Dig Hierakanpolis.
'The largest site from the Pre- and Protodynastic period (3800-3100 B.C.),
Hierakonpolis the City of the Hawk is the most important site for
understanding the foundations of Egyptian civilization. Here, nearly 400
miles south of Cairo, archaeological investigation over the past century
has confirmed this vast site's central role in the transition from
prehistory to history.'
China Obscura. Photoessay.
'Mark Leong's photographs are also about homecoming as departure.
For him, the native land of his ancestors is his own foreign country.
His pictures bring to mind an image from a journey I made not long ago:
I am standing beneath the frosty skies of northern China gazing upon an
expanse of broken walls and piles of earth, buried speechless and silent
beneath a covering of white snow and withered grass. This was Yellow
Earth South Inn Village where I spent three harsh years at the end of
the Cultural Revolution in the 1970s. These fields, where "class enemies"
were once buried alive, nurtured generations of people, but also held back
generations of people, detaining them as if in a prison. Here in the old
alleys, beneath each crooked gatehouse, behind every earthen wall, were
concealed so many stories; the stories we gave to them every day, each
person listening to the others, each person overheard by others . . . .'
Cold War International History Project.
'The Cold War International History Project disseminates new information
and perspectives on the history of the Cold War, in particular new
findings from previously inaccessible sources on "the other side" --
the former Communist world. '
'is an ambitious project that Aboca has undertaken to provide a
historical survey of the utilization of herbs and to revive their
traditional use. Our examination of the past will be based on sources
including herbals, ancient books and historical artifacts. It will be
conducted by a Center for Studies consisting of a staff of specialized
researchers. ' 'ABOCA MUSEUM's vast collection of books and historical
artifacts can be seen both at this web site and at the Museum itself in
the historical center of Sansepolcro, which has been opened since
October 21th 2002. To foster the historical cultivation of herbal
medicinals, ABOCA MUSEUM will create high-quality artistic reproductions
of the most important books and artifacts. We welcome you to enter into
this virtual journey and enjoy.'
Extreme Asia. The photographs of Philip Blenkinsop.
'They are not pretty pictures. In fact some are heartbreaking.'
'Project Disappeared is a joint project of several human rights
organizations and activists with the purpose of recovering and
maintaining memory, understanding what happened in Argentina during the
"dirty war" and fighting against impunity. We invite you to visit it, to
contribute, to join our efforts - and above all, to remember. '
Tool Chests: A Virtual Exhibition.
'The look of tool chests can tell us much about workers and workplaces.
While their purpose is to organize, carry, and protect tools, these
chests also suggest what workers think of themselves and how society
measures the value of their work.'
Out of This World: The Golden Age of the Celestial
'Welcome to our exhibition, celebrating the most glorious of scientific
books, the celestial atlas. This electronic catalog will serve as a
guide to the exhibition, but will also utilize the unique advantages of
hypertext media to explore the history of celestial cartography from
many vantage points. '
The Sedlec Ossuary.
'The Sedlec Ossuary (a.k.a. Kostnice) is a small Christian chapel
decorated with human bones. It's located in Sedlec, which is a suburb in
the outskirts of the Czech town Kutna Hora. In 1996 I visited the place
and fell madly in love with it. '
Separate But Not Equal: Race, Education and Prince
Edward County, Virginia.
'This online exhibit explores the history of the Prince Edward County,
Virginia school segregation issues of the 1950s and 1960s. Most of the
materials presented here are taken from the papers of Dr. Edward H.
Peeples, Emeritus professor at VCU, whose interest in the topic spans
four decades. Included in this exhibit are images documenting the
disparity between black and white county schools, documents written by
Dr. Peeples and others analyzing the issues, a selected bibliography of
materials, and links to sites on the topic. '
'This is the official web page for the Twins Days Festival. Twins Days
in Twinsburg, Ohio is the world's largest annual gathering of twins.
Every August since 1976, twins, supertwins, and parents of same from
around the world descend on this small town just south of Cleveland for
a weekend of socializing, celebration and fun.' With photo galleries.
Pulp Paperbacks. Naughty novels.
'I'm a sucker for a sleazy mystery or a trampy romance novel from the
1950's-60's. I usually buy these silly books more for the covers than
the stories, but sometimes both are equally bizarre.'
'Naguib Mahfouz, the 1988 Nobelist, is one of the foremost writers in modern
Arabic literature. He is regarded as the leading Arabic novelist, and one
of the few of world stature. '
World Trade Centres.
'The mission of the World Trade Centers Association is to support the
establishment and successful operation of individual World Trade Centers
as part of a worldwide alliance of World Trade Centers, which enhances
stability, peace, world trade and development, leading to economic
L.S. Lowry. British painter of industrial
scenes and matchstick men.
'Laurence Stephen Lowry did not just paint northern scenes. He
visited the south coast looking for ships and ferry s to paint. On
one of these trips he visited Winchester where he observed a bearded
lady pushing a perambulator. Lowry started to sketch the woman who
strongly objected and used all sorts of foul language to let Lowry
know it! Lowry recalled this moment and he was even more amazed that
this happened in Winchester of all places!'
Reversi. All you need to know about the board
Macbeth: An In-Depth Analysis.
'In 1606 William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon, wrote a play
which would go down in history as the cursed Scottish play after
numerous mishaps during production. It was written for his new patron,
James I (James VI of Scotland), following the death of Queen Elizabeth.
James was interested in witchcraft and Scotland, and hence the themes
in the play. Banquo is James's ancestor. The play itself tells the story
of a man, urged by his wife and foretold by prophecy, who commits regicide
in order to gain power. Unfortunately, due to numerous quirks of language
and obscure allusions, the play is difficult to understand without
assistance. Using this annotated version along with external links
and analysis, to more information, you can now get a better grasp of
one the best tragedies ever written, the tale of Macbeth. '
creator of Asterix the Gaul, little Nicolas and
American Self-Harm Information Clearinghouse.
'Self-harm scares people. The behavior can be disturbing and difficult
to understand, and it is often treated in a simplistic or sensational
manner by the press. As a result, friends and loved ones of people who
self-injure often feel frightened, isolated, and helpless. Sometimes
they resort to demands or ultimatums as a way of trying to regain some
control over the situation, only to see things deteriorate further.'
Twins Seven-Seven and Other
Nigerian Artists of the Oshogbo School.
'Prince Twins Seven-Seven was one of the original artists of the famed
Oshogbo School (named for the city of that name), which arose in the
newly independent Nigeria of the early 1960's. Seven-Seven rapidly
achieved international fame, with major exhibitions in Europe, Japan
and Australia as well as the United States, and his work is now in
museum and private collections around the world. '
Winston Churchill 1874-1965.
'The English statesman Sir Winston Churchill successfully led Britain
through World War Two. He described this achievement as his 'walk
with destiny' - a destiny for which he believed he had spent all his
life in preparation ... '
Survivors. 'The eyewitness accounts of the living black survivors of
the Tulsa Race
Riot of 1921 are extremely significant for they are a primary source of
vital riot information given by one of the most important groups in Tulsa
at that time, the besieged black population of Tulsa who suffered the most
during that awful holocaust May 31-June 1, 1921. Some of the accounts are
compelling examples of the terror of traumatized children during the riot.
Some are accounts of the black warriors of the riot ranging from 11, 12,
and 13-year-old-boys who formed a "munition brigade" to hack open boxes of
ammunition and to pass boxes of bullets to Greenwood's black men who were
trying desperately, against all odds, to keep mob elements and militia
from destroying their beloved Greenwood. One of the bravest of this group
was Horace "Pegleg" Taylor whose daughter Lena Eloise Taylor Butler of
Seattle, Washington told the author of Taylor's last earthly efforts on
June 1, 1921. Other accounts give poignant inner-circle views of what
Tulsa was like in the 1920's - two cities divided by race. Some of the
testimonies of the riot are long, detailed, thorough. Others are terse,
but telling. A few survivors gave no testimony at all, for they are no
longer capable of sharing their thoughts due to the effects of aging or
illness.' Via MeFi.
The Necronomicon -
'a fictional book of magic, invented by H. P. Lovecraft and frequently
featured in his Cthulhu mythos tales.'
Strauss and Howe. Cycles and generations in American
'Strauss and Howe (William Strauss and Neil Howe) are a duo of
authors who are famous for their books on generations and history.
According to the Strauss and Howe theory of history, historical eras run
in repeated cycles and are shaped by the different generations alive at
different ages at the time, who themselves fall into repeating
patterns ... '
'Thebes is terrorised by a monster - the Sphinx (a hybrid creature, with
the body of a lioness. the head of a woman, and wings), who destroys all
who cannot solve her riddle. Sophocles doesn't go into any detail about
this riddle - other writers tell us it was "Which animal has one voice,
but two, three or four feet being slowest on three?" Perhaps Oedipus, as
a man with three feet thanks to his disability was uniquely well placed
to answer it ... '
The Internet Poetry Archive.
'The University of North Carolina Press joins the UNC Office of
Information Technology in publishing the Internet Poetry Archive. The
archive will make available over a worldwide computer network selected
poems from a number of contemporary poets. The goal of the project is to
make poetry accessible to new audiences (at little or no cost) and to
give teachers and students of poetry new ways of presenting and studying
these poets and their texts. '
The Last Letter of Mary, Queen of Scots.
'At 2am on Wednesday 8 February 1587, Mary Queen of Scots picked up her
pen for the last time. Her execution on the block at Fotheringay Castle
was a mere six hours away when she wrote this letter, addressed to her
former brother-in-law, Henri III of France. '
Citizen King. PBS site/programme profiling Martin
'The story begins on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963,
when a 34-year-old preacher galvanized millions with his dream for an
America free of racism. It comes to a bloody end almost five years
later, on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee ... '
Chavez. Biography from the United Fruit Workers'
'Cesar's father agreed to clear eighty acres of land and in exchange he
would receive the deed to forty acres of land that adjoined the home.
The agreement was broken and the land sold to a man named Justus
Jackson. Cesar's dad went to a lawyer who advised him to borrow money
and buy the land. Later when Cesar's father could not pay the interest
on the loan the lawyer bought back the land and sold it to the original
owner. Cesar learned a lesson about injustice that he would never
forget. Later, he would say, The love for justice that is in us is not
only the best part of our being but it is also the most true to our
Science: The Rocky Road to Modern Paleontology and
'Ever wonder how people figured out there used to be such things as
dinosaurs? Curious about how scientists learned to reconstruct fossil
skeletons? The knowledge we take for granted today was slow in coming,
and along the way, scientists and scholars had some weird ideas. This
Web site shows some of their mistakes, provides a timeline of events,
gives biographies of a few of the people who have gotten us where we are
today, and lists resources you can use to learn more. '
Psyche Showing Her Sisters Her Gifts from Cupid.
'Psyche was the youngest daughter of a king. She was so beautiful that
Cupid, the god of Love, fell in love with her and spirited her away to a
magical castle, pictured here. This painting illustrates a visit from her
sisters who can barely disguise their jealousy, and are about to provoke
Manet: Music in the Tuileries Gardens.
'This painting of a fashionably dressed crowd waiting to hear a concert in
the Tuileries Gardens in Paris was Manet's first major painting showing
urban life. Manet included himself on the extreme left of the painting, so
that he is both observing the scene and part of it.'
'I arrived in this country [USA] in 1916, I discovered that the Negro
press had no constructive policy. The news published were of all the kind
that reflected the worst of the race's character in murder, adultery,
robbery, etc. These crimes were announced in the papers on front pages by
glaring and catchy headlines; other features played up by the papers were
dancing and parlor socials of questionable intent... ' - Marcus Garvey,
'The central aim of Plant Cultures is to convey the richness and complexity
between Britain and South Asia, through the story of plants and people. It
is aimed at
anyone interested in understanding the world around them.'
'This site is dedicated to CRASH, the ZX Spectrum magazine which was
published from 1984 to 1991 by
Newsfield (and from 1991 to 1992 by Europress), providing an archive of
material for those who missed it the first time round.'
Tuvalu Online. The Pacific island state of
Tuvalu is sinking, thanks to global warming.
History, legends, news, stamps, photos.
Close to Home: An American Album.
'This exhibition is devoted to American family photographs that were
separated from their owners and then rediscovered by artists, writers,
collectors, and museum curators. Removed from their original context,
these snapshots become open to many different interpretations: Who
are the people in the photographs? What did these photos mean to them?
Where are these people now?'
Malcolm X: Make It Plain.
'Political philosopher and visionary, husband and father, dynamic orator
and militant minister. In his lifetime, Malcolm X was many men. Born
Malcolm Little, he later became "Detroit Red" and "New York Red" -- a
hustler, drug pusher, pimp, con man and the head of a Boston robbery
ring. After spending time in prison, he emerged as Minister Malcolm --
Malcolm X, the fiery, eloquent spokesman for the Nation of Islam.
Finally, he became El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, an internationally recognized
leader and advocate for oppressed peoples. He was both loved and despised,
revered and feared-- until an assassin's bullet cut him down at age
39.' American Experience marks the 40th anniversary of his death with
"Malcolm X --- Make It Plain." This in-depth film portrait goes straight
to the heart, mind and message of one of the modern era's most complex
figures. Actress Alfre Woodard narrates the special.'
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum.
'The PK Trust was set up in 1997 by Cable & Wireless to preserve the
important historical buildings and collections at Porthcurno, the home
of the British Empire's first international telecommunications network
'the Victorian internet'. '
Pygmalion Stories and Art.
'This is just for fun... an obsessive research and navigation exercise.
Images and articles focus on successive retellings of the Pygmalion story
after Ovid's Metamorphoses. Topics include how the myth is linked to many
wider themes, including artistic creativity. Images and articles are
attributed and have permission of the creator as needed. Many of the
items I wrote myself. If you care to share something to add to this
Pygmalion theme, please let me know.'
Ancient Greek Archaeology.
'The rich heritage of the Greek history spanning back four and a half
thousand years has sown the harsh grounds around the Aegean with stones
and artifacts that blossom for centuries.' 'This is a collection of
thoughts, images and resources from Greek Archaeological sites intended
as a reference for a scholar, and as an introduction to bring those who
cannot be there closer.'
Hove Mobile Park, North Dakota.
'Hove Mobile Park is a city located in Cavalier County, North Dakota.
As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2. According
to the United States Census Bureau it is one of only 5 places in the
United States with a population of two people. The others are Twombly,
Maine, Success Township, New Hampshire, Oil Springs Reservation,
Cattaraugus County, New York, and Monowi, Nebraska. '
American folk singer.
'Woody was the second-born son to Charles and Nora Belle Guthrie. His
father was a cowboy, land speculator, and local politician. His
Kansas-born mother profoundly influenced Woody in ways which would
become apparent as he grew older. Slightly built, with an extremely
full and curly head of hair, Woody was both a precocious and
unconventional boy from the start. A keen observer of the world
around him, during his early years in Oklahoma, Woody experienced
the first in a series of tragic personal losses - the death of his
older sister, Clara - would haunt him throughout his life. This
followed by the financial and physical ruin, and the institutionalization
of his mother would devastate Woody's family and home, forming a uniquely
wry and rambling outlook on life.'
The Prismatic Palette.
'This exhibition traces the development of watercolor as an
artistic medium and documents the inventive techniques of several
great watercolorists.' 'The ingredients of watercolor are simple:
cakes or tubes of paints, brushes, water, and paper. Enormous skill,
however, is required to master the medium. The greatest watercolor
artists developed unique and inventive ways of manipulating pigment,
water, and the paper underneath.'
Mapping Margery Kempe.
'Margery Kempe's spiritual biography is often called the first
autobiography in English. A married woman who attempted to live a
life devoted to Christ, Margery sought official Church recognition
for her status as a spiritual woman and mystic, while continuing to
live and travel in the secular world. She experienced intense emotional
visionary encounters with Christ, which have at times a strikingly homely
quality. Her Book, dictated by her to a scribe, records these visions
as well as her travels in Europe and pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Her
particular spiritual trial, according to her Book, was to be
misrepresented, persecuted, and rejected by many of her clerical and
lay peers. The recording of her spiritual life, despite severe
difficulties and her own illiteracy, became a symbolic act in itself,
representing both her claim to spiritual status and evidence of her
special relationship with God. Rich in detail about the people and places
Margery encountered, the Book is a rich and fascinating record of
life in turbulent early 15th century England. '
Forest National Park, Arizona.
'Petrified Forest National Park is a surprising land of scenic wonders
and fascinating science. The park features one of the world's largest
and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood, the multi-hued
badlands of the Chinle Formation known as the Painted Desert, historic
structures, archeological sites, and displays of 225 million-year-old
Saint Maximilian Kolbe.
'In July 1941 there was an escape from the camp. Camp protocol,
designed to make the prisoners guard each other, required that ten men
be slaughtered in retribution for each escaped prisoner. Francis
Gajowniczek, a married man with young children was chosen to die for
the escape. Maximilian volunteered to take his place, and died as he
had always wished - in service. '
'Author Paul Green (1894-1981) was one of the South's most revered
writers, and one of America's most distinguished. The first playwright
from the South to gain national and international recognition, he was
part of that remarkable generation of writers who first brought southern
writing to the attention of the world. '
'His best known achievements were as a playwright, perhaps the best
known to be writing not only from the South, but about the South. Equal
to his literary influence has been his influence on human rights in the
South and internationally. '
'Fàilte Romhaibh! You are now at the Gaelic Homepage, a web site devoted
to the language and culture of the Gaels, those people that speak or did
speak any of the three Gaelic languages. '
African Database. A sort of who's who.
'The Contemporary Africa Database is a continuously growing,
participatory online project, designed to provide easily accessible and
current information concerning prominent Africans, African
organisations, and dates in the African calendar. '
The Sacred Letters of Early Sutra.
Kyoto National Museum.
'Koshakyo (literally, ancient copied sutras) refer to early hand-copied
Buddhist scriptures from
China, Korea, and Japan. Prior to the advent of printing, hand copying
sutras was the only means to
increase and disseminate sacred Buddhist texts. Each character and every
line were meticulously
brushed, and through the act of copying the sutras, "human word"
transformed into "the Buddha's
Oscar Wilde: Poems, 1881.
'He is most famous for his sophisticated, brilliantly witty plays and
also for his eccentricity in
dress, tastes and manners. His first published work, Poems (1881), was
well received and served as a
springboard for his 1882 United States lecture tour.'
The World of Dante.
'The World of Dante offers a hypermedia environment for the study of the
Inferno. This project is designed to appeal to the different purposes of a
wide range of readers, not simply those with scholarly interests. This
version of the Inferno is generated by software from a densely encoded
electronic text. Unlike other versions of the poem presently online, this
copy of the Inferno has been tagged using SGML (Standard Generalized
Markup Language). Translating poetry into markup entails certain
compromises, but we hope that any perceived loss of meaning will be offset
by the possibilities the project offers its users to navigate through a
considerable amount of data, and to connect this information, or parts of
it, in complex ways. Search results are retrieved and presented using
DynaWeb, a product of the Inso Corporation. The text and searching enabled
by DynaWeb and the underlying SGML demonstrates the potential of
electronic resources in the humanities. The materials here are incomplete.
This site is still under construction; its purpose is to show and test an
interface design for The World of Dante. '... ... but still an
John Keats: Poetical Works.
'One of England's greatest poets, Keats was a key element in the Romantic
Movement. Known especially for his love of the country and sensuous
descriptions of the beauty of nature, his poetry also resonated with deep
Australia's Thylacine -
To Clone or Not To Clone?
'The Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus, dog-headed pouched-dog) is a
large carnivorous marsupial now believed to be extinct. It is the single
member of the family Thylacinidae. It is also known as the Tasmanian Tiger
or Tasmanian Wolf ... '
Pyramids. PBS site.
'Have you ever dreamed of exploring the pyramids of Egypt? If so, enter
here, wander through the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyramid,
and learn about the pharaohs for whom these monumental tombs were built.
You can also follow the 1997 field season of a team of archaeologists as
they excavated the bakery that fed the pyramid builders.'
The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy
'Quiller-Couch's selection of four children's stories from the Cabinet des
Fées, the French collection spanning over forty volumes. What began as a
strict translation became a "retelling" of these classic fairy tales.'
Tom Toles. Editorial
'With his singular art style, Tom Toles tackles the complex issues of the
day. This Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist skillfully targets political,
economic and social concerns - in particular complicated environmental
issues - with a clear-eyed precision that hits the mark every time. '
Ben Sargent. Editorial
'Creator of some of the most visually appealing editorial cartoons, Ben
Sargent's unique style and political insight have netted him several major
awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1982. Sargent is the author of two
books, "Texas Statehouse Blues" and "Big Brother Blues," both published by
Texas Monthly Press. '
18th Century Studies.
'This collection archives works of the eighteenth century from the
perspectives of literary and cultural studies. Novels, plays, memoirs,
treatises and poems of the period are kept here (in some cases,
influential texts from before 1700 or after 1800 as well), along with
'The craze for postcards in Japan during the first decades of the
twentieth century was so great that several women's magazines featured
tear-cut cards to promote their sales. Department stores, breweries,
and organizers of sporting events commissioned cards for advertising.
Furthermore, postcards became the favored format for New Year's
greetings--a popularity that continues today.'
Kansas City Jazz History.
'Club Kaycee serves up sights and sounds of the Golden Age of Kansas
City Jazz from the Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri -
Kansas City, in cooperation with kansascity.com and The Kansas City
Chicago, Illinois: Mile x Mile.
'This is the web version of a set of photographs that map chicago's
famous and rarely-comprimising grid into 212 4"x6" snapshots. '
Watercolour Paintings by Francis Camilleri.
'Francis Camilleri has been quadriplegic since 1978 due to a diving
accident. After intense medical treatment and occupational therapy in
England and Germany, he managed to adjust himself to his completely,
new, diverse and hard life. In spite of his severe disability and the
various other obstacles he encountered, he returned to the Sacred Heart
Seminary where he successfully completed secondary school. In 1993
representatives from Izda Art Publishers encouraged him to take up mouth
painting as a living ... '
Dialects of the English Language.
'This is a list of varieties of the English language. Dialects are
varieties differing in pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar not to be
confused with accents which mark speakers as a member of a group by
their pronunciation of the standard language.' With links.
'the international journal established in 1955, is a quarterly
magazine printed by quality litho on fine art paper, and with overseas
governments and air force libraries as long-term subscribers and read by
Prince Philip since the 1950s, FSR is recognised as the leading
international organ in the world on the subject. '
Biography of Erasmus.
'Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (also Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam)
(October 27, probably 1466 - July 12, 1536) was a Dutch humanist and
theologian ... '
Parvati/Durga. The consort of Shiva in Hinduism,
in both her benign and savage aspects.
Joyce's World of Transport Eclectica.
'This site is basically a collection of pictures and maps and diagrams
and sketches, and other odd things that have been discussed from time to time
in the Usenet newsgroup, uk.railway. '
'I'm your host, Christopher Mills, alias The Crimeboss. The characters
and stories on this site - most of them, anyway - originated somewhere
deep in my fevered imagination, the bastard offspring of a long, illicit
love affair with four-color comic books, black and white B-Movies,
cliffhanger serials, newspaper adventure strips, pulp fiction and
old-time radio. '
Gay Bears: The Hidden History of UC.
to the Hidden History of the Berkeley Campus, a project of the Gay Bears!
Collection in The University Archives. This site gathers together
information about the history of sexual minorities at Cal -- students,
faculty, staff and visitors. It is designed as a gateway for further
exploration into one aspect of the long and fascinating story of the
University of California, Berkeley. '
NCIS and "NCIS".
'Email and photos from the real Naval Criminal Investigative Service to
a writer-producer of the show "NCIS" '
'Though the fact isn't widely known, the entertainment industry and the
government often work closely with each other. Each branch of the
military - as well as other components of the government, including
the CIA - has an entertainment liaison office that gives TV and movie
producers access to military facilities, equipment, and personnel. In
return for saving the studios millions of dollars, of course, the military
requires portrayals that are extremely flattering and accurate (in its
view) ... '
The Congo Free State.
'The Congo Free State was a private kingdom personally owned by Leopold
II of Belgium that included the entire area now known as the Democratic
Republic of the Congo. Leopold II began laying the diplomatic, military,
and economic groundwork for his control of the Congo in 1877, and ruled it
outright from early 1885 until its annexation by Belgium in 1908. Under
Leopold II's administration, the Congo Free State was subject to one of
the most brutal periods of colonial rule in the history of European
colonization of Africa ... '
Nuclear Capable Nations.
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh,
Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile,
China, Colombia, Egypt, Finland,
France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia,
Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico,
the Netherlands, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Peru,
Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa,
South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey,
Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States, Vietnam,
the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire).
'For our purposes we shall define this period as
having started with the founding of the First
International in 1864 and ended with the 7th National
Convention of the Communist Party in June of 1930
(which formally changed the name of that organization
to "CPUSA.") From the Civil War through the beginning
of the Great Depression, in other words... There are a
vast number of aspects of labor and radical history
worthy of study before and after those dates, to be
sure, but one must draw the boundary lines somewhere.
For this particular area of Marxists Internet Archive,
those are the chronological boundary lines.'
the Day of Infamy:
'Man-on-the-Street' Interviews Following the Attack on
'After the Day of Infamy: "Man-on-the-Street"
Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor
presents approximately twelve hours of opinions
recorded in the days and months following the bombing
of Pearl Harbor from more than two hundred individuals
in cities and towns across the United States. On
December 8, 1941 (the day after the Japanese attack on
Pearl Harbor), Alan Lomax, then "assistant in charge"
of the Archive of American Folk Song (now the Archive
of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center), sent a
telegram to fieldworkers in ten different localities
across the United States, asking them to collect
"man-on-the-street" reactions of ordinary Americans to
the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the subsequent
declaration of war by the United States. A second
series of interviews, called "Dear Mr. President," was
recorded in January and February 1942. Both
collections are included in this presentation. They
feature a wide diversity of opinion concerning the war
and other social and political issues of the day, such
as racial prejudice and labor disputes. The result is
a portrait of everyday life in America as the United
States entered World War II. '
'Extreme Left-wing agitator who became the main voice
of the sansculottes during the French Revolution. The
Hébertists pressured the Revolutionary government into
taking its most extrreme measures. His pseudonym was
Père Duchesne. '
Fuck the Pope, 1790.
'The second largest city and the main port of Egypt,
Alexandria was built by the Greek architect
Dinocrates (332-331 BC) on the site of an old village,
Rhakotis, at the orders of Alexander the Great. The
city, immortalizing Alexander's name, quickly
flourished into a prominent cutural, intellectual,
political, and economic metropolis, the remains of
which are still evident to this day. '
'Since 1994, and intensively since 2000, the National
Security Archive's Mexico Project has sought to
identify and obtain the release of documents from
secret government archives on United States policy in
Mexico since 1960, and to disseminate those records
through publications, conferences and the Archive's
web site. The Mexico Project is directed by senior
analyst Kate Doyle, who lives and works in Mexico
List of Events in US Labour History.
'Most citizens of the United States take for granted
labor laws which protect them from the evils of
unregulated industry. Perhaps the majority of those
who argue for "free enterprise" and the removal of
restrictions on capitalist corporations are unaware
that over the course of this country's history,
workers have fought and often died for protection from
capitalist industry. In many instances, government
troops were called out to crush strikes, at times
firing on protesters. Presented below are a few of the
many incidents in the (too often overlooked)
tumultuous labor history of this country.'
'Welcome to our site! The Deaf Queer Resource Center
(DQRC) is a national nonprofit resource and
information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and
Questioning communities (hereafter referred to as the
"Deaf Queer community"). '
A Most Curious
Murder - the Madeleine Smith Story.
'Thursday, 9th July 1857 - The atmosphere outside the High Court in
Edinburgh was charged to fever pitch as the crowd awaited the verdict at
the end of the most sensational trial of the century. Hanging in the
balance was the life of Madeleine Smith, attractive 22 year old daughter
of a prosperous Glasgow architect. Over the last few days, revelations
of Madeleine's secret romance had been making headlines in London, Paris
and New York. By the end of the trial, in spite of widespread belief in
her guilt, sympathy had swung towards Madeleine and the crowds cheered
when news of the Not Proven verdict reached the street. Madeleine was
free to leave the court but never was she free from suspicion ... '
The site includes, amongst other things, this
of Glasgow manufacturers and traders.
Old Tokyo. Photographs from the
early decades of the 20th century.
Readers, did you hear about the coup in Nepal? In response to
growing pressure from the Maoists, the king has sacked the
government and replaced it with people closer to him. The
in the international community is that this is a retrograde
I have had no word from friends and contacts in Nepal since before
the coup. It is my understanding that Internet services in Nepal
have been disrupted so information coming out of the country is
patchy at best.
I've previously made an attempt at blogging the political, social
and cultural background in Nepal on
NePlep (a travel blog
I kept in Nepal in late 2003, and have updated sporadically since).
I also collated a set of links on the historical background to
Nepal's current problems in
this MeFi post ('What's it like to live in a war zone in Nepal?').
You may find these and the articles linked of interest.