A digital collection from SOAS. It comprises Middle East Women’s Activism digital archive, a collection of interviews with 96 women of different generations in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, which form the basis of a monograph, entitled, Embodying Geopolitics: Generations of Women’s Activism in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. All interviews were conducted by Nicola Pratt, University of Warwick, in […]
New site from the Digital Public Library of America provides free access to thousands of primary source documents including letters, manuscripts and photos, political posters from the 19th century until the liberation movement of the 1960s. Includes: school segregation and black Panther collections the Ida B. Wells Barnett Papers from the University of Chicago Other features […]
A new interactive tool created by the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University/SIPA and World Economic Forum to track the changes occurring in these energy sectors due to the need to transition to lower carbon energy sources. Also covered is supply, finance employment, geopolitics, climate change. The full press announcement is here The full database is here
Explosive Violence Monitor 2019 Latest annual report by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) – demonstrates that civilians continue to be disproportionately affected by the use of explosive weapons. AOAV has, since 2011, recorded the global impact of explosive violence as reported in English language media: this means that it is not all instances but it gives […]
Major archival project from the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America which is based at Harvard University. It is working on a large-scale project to comprehensively document the #metoo movement covering the legal, political and social impact. It is aiming to collect social media, news articles, legislation, lawsuits, statistical studies, Fortune 500 companies’ employment manuals, […]
Just launched by Cambridge University press, a free collection of journal articles and book chapters which engage critically with the legacy of empire, the slave trade and issues of race and power in society. It will be updated quarterly.
The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) is part of the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The database includes full historical listings for women who have held office at the congressional, statewide elected executive, and state legislative levels nationwide from 1895 onwards. For each woman officeholder, the database includes their geographic information, party identification, […]
To highlight the important role of women in peacemaking and to mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security, the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) has launched a new web page dedicated to inclusive and gender responsive mediation. It has resources on conflict related violence and […]
A new online exhibition from the Working Class Movement Library It includes images from 1969 posters made in Belfast and by London Poster Workshop. Background context is provided by a recording of an event which took place on 26 May 2020: find it at www.youtube.com/watch?v=veZmyNW7Nz8.
Islam and Muslims on UK University Campuses: perceptions and challenges, is the latest report from an AHRC project conducted at SOAS. It finds that the UK government’s counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent, has “reinforced negative stereotypes of Muslims and has encouraged a culture of mutual suspicion and surveillance on university campuses”. Morevover a minority remain ambivalent about Islam as a […]