Just launched this major project funded by National Endowment for the Humanities which will provide free access to visualisations on a state level of how Americans voted for their legislators, 1787–1825. Follow the progress on their blog. It will be building on the electoral data already available from the New Nation votes project
Free access to this reference book from the Library of Congress. It includes essays and statistics designed for the general public which trace the history of women’s representation in the US parliamentary system.
The new CIA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Electronic Reading Room can be found at https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/ The CREST database resources of declassified CIA documents and papers were finally released onto the web after a pressure group sued the CIA Papers are over 25 years old. They include the infamous Stargate papers many relating to sightings […]
See the website of the Womens March on London 2017 which has details on the global movement. There is also a statement about it on the Womens Equality Party website An interesting initiative is We the people which is a crowd-sourced project backed by artist Shepard Fairey. The initiative is seeking to raise funds to […]
On inauguration day The Guardian news is experimenting with a number of live news features. See the first filmed inauguration in 1901 via the Library of Congress website. And the draft of his speech with amendments!
With the changeover to a new president the White House has announced its plans for archiving social media and website from the Obama administration. Other citizen initiatives include: ArchiveSocial: Obama Social Media Archive MIT Media Lab’s Electome group explores how the White House, President Obama, and the First Lady have used Twitter to communicate with […]
A really useful listing from Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR) blog which draws together in one place an A-Z listing of links to news resources that can be difficult to trace via other means. It lists over 200 titles arranged by country of origin. Other good sources of historic newspapers it is worth […]
Now available online via GOV Info the bound volumes from volume 127 (1981) to volume 147 (2001). The Congressional record is the official daily proceeding s of the United States Congress. This time period covers the presidency of Ronald Reagan the fall of the Berlin Wall and relating changes in international relations. See the press release […]
A recent report from the Reuters Institute has traced the rise of political fact-checking sites in Europe. It recorded 113 such groups are active today. More than 90% were established since 2010; about 50 launched in the past two years alone. The recent US election campaigns have raised issues of truth in the media. This […]
Get the data from the latest Library of Congress CRS report Women in Congress, 1917-2016: Biographical and Committee Assignment Information and Listings by State and Congress. The 110 page document lists and provides biographic information on individuals as well as statistics on numbers, parties and roles. For more information on women and parliamentary representation worldwide […]