The Ukraïnica platform has been created by the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University. It aims to create a site to encourage the teaching of Ukrainian history and culture through offering a space for the exchange of syllabi and course materials. Users can browse time periods and subject areas and get some suggested reading lists. These […]
Chinese comic book covers Curated by Chinese Studies Librarian Zhaohui Xue, this online exhibition from Stanford University of the covers of various comic books held in the collections of the East Asia Library. Most were published 1950-1970s. They offer insight into propaganda and cultural attitudes of the period.
Oman Library at the Middle East Institute (MEI) digital collection includes rare books published from 1700 to 1921 in 7 Middle Eastern languages including Arabic, French and Turkish. All topics of Middle Eastern history, culture and politics are covered.
How do the EU and specific world nations present themselves globally? Try consulting the Elcano Global Presence Index which is a tool for international relations specialists developed by the Fundación Real Instituto Elcano. It uses 3 dimensions: economic (exports and investments) military (troops deployed and the means for it) soft presence (science, technology, migration, tourism, […]
Report from IFLA’s FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression). This is based on the Lessons from the Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group Satellite Conference which took place on August 16, 2017 in Sratislava, Slovakia. The 5-page summary offers a synopsis of the papers presented. It includes experiences from […]
The project is part of the American Folklife Center, established by Congress to document traditional cultural forms and practices. It recognized that online life is creating new forms of culture and is seeking to web archive their culture. Snapshots of 34 sites have been taken from June 2014 onwards to provide an opportunity for researchers […]
The Socialist and Communist Pamphlets digital collection New in 2017 from the University of Houston, the collection includes 40 socialist, communist, and anarchist pamphlets from a larger collection of radical political pamphlets held by them. Covers 1872-1920s and includes the Russian revolution. See this great example celebrating the first year of the Russian revolution which has […]
If you are attending music festivals over the summer take a look at the blog from this research project which is being funded under the AHRC’s Connected Communities Programme. It is being led by Professor George McKay at the University of East Anglia. It is considering the cultural impact of festivals on local communities, impact of […]
Kenya’s new constitution and cultural rights Based at the Open University, the Katiba project is exploring how new rights given by the 2010 constitution are effecting attitudes towards indigenous knowledge and cultural heritage.
Glocalism …a new peer-reviewed, open-access and cross-disciplinary journal, published every four months by the association Globus et Locus. It aims to explore globalisation , localism, politics innovation and culture. It will have Twitter feeds and audio content. The Editorial committee includes Arjun Appadurai Goddard Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University; Zygmunt […]