NATO Archives: First Ten Years Now Online!

By Victoria Bird|November 11, 2013|Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The NATO Archives, official home to some of the most important historical documents related to the security of Europe and North America, opens its e-vaults to the general public with the launch of NATO Archives Online, a new research tool that offers declassified and publicly disclosed NATO documents. Interested in finding out more about the Soviet Union’s request to join NATO in 1954 (C-R(54)14)? Or the NATO report about the rise of

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Online bibliography of Semitic linguistics

By Mary Fisk|October 24, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Linguistics|0 comments

Hebrew square book script. Iraq. 11th century (from Schoyen Collection Manuscript) MS206: image from WikiMedia Commons ( Gregorio del Olmo Lete’s (University of Barcelona) A bibliography of Semitic linguistics (1940-2010) is a digitized PDF version of a traditional print bibliography, covering a wide range of Semitic languages from ancient Akkadian and Ugaritic, through Ethiopic to modern Hebrew and South Arabic. The site allows users to navigate easily between the different

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Global Age Watch Index 2013

By Victoria Bird|October 2, 2013|Development Studies, Economics, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

To mark yesterday’s International Day of Older Persons, Help Age International has launched their Global AgeWatch Index. The Global AgeWatch Index aims to provide the first-ever overview of the wellbeing of older people around the world, showing what countries are doing to support their ageing populations. Whilst only 91 countries are included this year, it is claimed that this covers 89% of the global population of those over 60 years

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Selected African Economics articles available for free

By Victoria Bird|September 26, 2013|Africa, Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

To celebrate the start of the new academic term, Wiley have kindly provided free access to a selection of articles on African Economics from across our social science and humanities journals. All articles are freely available until 31 December 2013. Access the full list of articles are on Wiley’s website. A total of 50 have been made available for use, and can be read online, downloaded, printed and saved. Examples of available

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Round-up of recent web resources on Byzantium

By Mary Fisk|August 14, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, Gender, History, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

Siege of Constantinople (1453) from a manuscript in the Bibliotheque Nationale (France) (image from: ; [this file is in the {PD-US} domain in the United States] Portail des resssources Byzantines (Université de Fribourg, Switzerland) The public part of this portal includes Project Typika (a database of terms relating to artifacts and raw materials mentioned in Byzantine documents), an interactive guide to web resources on Byzantium and a traditional bibliography Dumbarton Oaks Resources

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The Zen Gateway: new web resource

By Mary Fisk|April 4, 2013|China and Inner Asia, Japan, Religions|0 comments

Image of Mampukuji Temple (Kyoto, Japan) from Wikimedia Commons: The Zen Gateway is a new magazine-style online community for those interested in the study, research into and practice of Zen (Chan) Buddhism, including related disciplines such as calligraphy, well-being and martial arts. Create an account to become a contributing member and add your own content. The Scholars and Academics section contains articles, comment and book reviews and the community website also hosts

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On the Aleppo Codex

By Mary Fisk|August 2, 2012|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Religions|0 comments

Click to read an article from the New York Times on the “murky and often contradictory story” of the travels of “the oldest, most complete, most accurate text of the Hebrew Bible” dating from around 930 AD. The Codex has been digitized and made available by the Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem. Click here to view the Codex website. There is a another link to the digitized text. The text can

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