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  • The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise's Jewish Virtual Library provides a source for information about Jewish history, Israel, U.S.-Israel relations, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and Judaism.

  • Easy full-text searches and swift navigation for finding the connections between theories, theorists, and ideas.

  • Born 1936 in United States

  • Born in United States

  • "The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to both disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship of a cutting-edge nature that deals broadly with the phenomenon of religion and cultural theory."

  • "The Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies has been established to promote the study of Arabic language and literature and Islamic civilization through the publication of research articles, review articles, and occasional communications and shorterreviews." Since 1996, the University of Bergen (Norway) and Charles University of Prague have published this multi-lingual journal. Most articles are available, although there is no search mechanism.

  • "The Journal of Buddhist Ethics has been established to promote the study of Buddhist ethics through thepublication of research articles, discussions and critical notes, bulletins, and reviews."Founded in 1994.

  • An "interdisciplinary forum dedicated to examining issues in the intersection of applied philosophy, science, and the law. As science and technology advance, there will continue to be challenging philosophical and legal issues that need to be sorted out and thoroughly investigated. An analysis of these issues can have a significant and positive impact on educational programs, public policy, and professional practice."

  • Bibliographic details of all existing journals devoted to eighteenth-century studies.

  • Jouvert describes itself as "a refereed, multi-disciplinary journal published on the World Wide Web tri-annually. It thus offers a widely accessible--indeed, international--forum for the interrogation of textual, cultural and political postcolonialisms." Each issue features 6-10 essays and articles, perhaps some creative writing, and an annotated list of books received.

  • This site provides "an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs."

  • Extensive links to Web-based resources.

  • Born 1974 in Denmark

  • Browsable database of juvenile and young adult series books.

  • An "electronic journal designed to serve as a peer-reviewed resource forteachers, researchers, and tutors of writing, including such areas as composition studies, rhetoric, technicaland professional writing, creative writing, and literary studies. Our goal at Kairos is to offer a progressive and innovative online forum for the exploration of writing, learning, andteaching in hypertextual environments like the World-Wide Web.

  • Site emphasizing the early history of Methodism in Kansas.

  • An excellent, academically-oriented website which, in the author's words, "reflects many of my concerns as a professor of children's literature and grew in response to two divergent but complementary calls heard fairly consistently from colleagues in the field. The first was for more and better theoretical and critical knowledge of children's literature and the second for practical assistance in the teaching of that literature."

  • Born 1954 in United States

  • Born 1955 in South Africa

  • University of Kentucky site offers links to many valuable resources--among them, Diotima, a website devoted to the study of women in the ancient world.

  • This website provides the full text of the classic 1908 reference work by H. W. Fowler.

  • The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, The Beginning of the Armadillos, The Elephant's Child...

  • A leading choice for reviews of pre-publication fiction and non-fiction adult titles.

  • The Museum embraces photographic art made in the affirmation of life. Work from all countries from 1900 to the present is represented.

  • Born 1946 in United States

  • "This is an electronic version of The Holy Qur'an, translated by M.H. Shakir and published by Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Inc., in 1983."

  • Established in 2008, the Fair is a special project organized by the Galleries Association of Korea with the purpose to enhance the cultural exchange and the globalization of the Art Market.

  • Established in 2008, the Fair is a special project organized by the Galleries Association of Korea with the purpose to enhance the cultural exchange and the globalization of the Art Market.

  • Born 1963 in Poland

  • Born 1929 in Austria

  • Born 1942 in United States

  • 1948-2007 France

  • Established in 1997, the Biennial is organized by the Centre international d'art contemporain de Montreal (CIAC) presenting a selection of recent and yet unseen works produced by internationally known and emerging artists.

  • Founded in 1895, the biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held at individual pavilions owned by the participating countries and other venues in Venice. The Foundation also organizes the International Architecture Exhibition, the International Film Festival, and the Festival of Contemporary Music and Theatre.

  • A valuable resource for texts, bibliographies, pedagogical resources, organizations and databases devoted to medievalia.

  • This site features "an illustrated compendium of over 4,000 international comic artists with biographies and artwork examples."

  • 1945-2005 New Zealand

  • "This site collects links on the language futures of Europe - on languagepolicy, multilingualism, global language structures, and the dominance of English. It starts with a comment on the structures of languagethen links to texts and essays and then sections on EU policy, national policies, and research sites and finally the 'monolingual movement' in the United States."

  • A refereed journal that began publication in July 1997. The thrice-yearly journal seeks to disseminate research to foreign and second language educators in the U.S. and around the world on issues related to technology and language education. It is also a fully-refereed journal with an editorial board of scholars in the fields of second language acquisition and computer-assisted language learning. The focus of the publication is not technology per se, but rather issues related to language learning and language teaching, and how they are affected or enhanced by the use of technologies.

  • "This site is about varieties of language that differ from the standard variety that is normally used inthe media and taught in the schools. These include pidgins, creoles, regional dialects, minority dialects and indigenized varieties."

  • Presents the full text of this classic 1921 work by the noted linguist and anthropologist Edward Sapir.

  • A primary resource and community of large format photographers on the Internet, providing a place where large format enthusiasts can freely exchange ideas and help each other.

  • Provides "links to relevant on-line resources for individual Latin and Greek authors. Most of the authors belong to the Greek and Roman classical antiquity, but some Christian, medieval and Neo-Latin writers are included as well."

  • List of online resources providing links to Latin-English and multilingual dictionaries, study guides, and literature resources.

  • Source of information on exhibitions, artists, art issues, and collector's issues. In English and Spanish.

  • Site explores legends such as Robin Hood, King Arthur, Beowulf, etc.

  • Provides images and texts from French Renaissance literature.

  • Founded in 1995, the biennial is usually curated by one or two guest curators.

  • Search for relationships between words, concepts, and people in this combination thesaurus, rhyming dictionary, pun generator, and concept navigator.

  • Directory of bilingual and multilingual dictionaries. Currently has links to over 100 translation dictionaries and glossaries. Searchable by language, subject, or keyword.

  • Profiles of journalists "who inspired us to get into this business by setting an example of telling the truth whatever the cost and whatever the difficulties."

  • Offers access to the Library's resources in the field [holdings, exhibits, etc.] as well as links to other useful sites.

  • The Museum is situated in a Victorian building dating from 1861. The collection is primarily dedicated to presenting the history of popular photography from its invention in 1839 to more recent times with a strong Victorian flavor.

  • International anthology of contemporary poetry.

  • The Light Factory is a non-profit arts center dedicated to exhibition and education programs promoting the power of photography and film.

  • Since 1973, Light Work has provided direct support to artists working in photography and digital imaging through exhibitions, lectures, classes, artist residencies, publications and other related projects.

  • Established in 1982, Lineart is aninternational art fair for ethnographic, modern and contemporary art.

  • Links are grouped under the foillowing headings: General sites About masks Websites of museums with African art Overviews/directories of exhibitions and museums related to African art Dealers/marchands/private galleries/shops Directories/lists with addresses of dealers/marchands/galleries/museums About journals/magazines Calendar of events related to tribal arts Maps of Africa Bibliographic database Discusssion/interst groups/online clubs Auction databases that cover tribal art.

  • " The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world. LINGUIST maintains a web-site with over 2000 pages and runs a mailing list with over 17,000 subscribers worldwide.

  • Established in 1996, LISTE showcases contemporary young art. The concept of introducing galleries in general no more than 5 years old and artists under 40 has been at the heart of its being one of the most important fairs for young art.

  • Critical reviews of literary works from the Internet Public Library

  • A browsable site from Southern Illinois University which serves as a "guide to all things concerned with literary Gothicism, which includes ghost stories, 'classic' Gothic novels and gothic fiction (1764-1820), and related pre- and post-Gothic and supernaturalist literature written prior to the mid-c20."

  • "LiteraryHistory is an index to full-text internet published articles covering more than 250 major American and British writers. Our links take you directly to thousands of thought-provoking articles by scholars, critics and poets, all screened by a literary scholar."

  • Provides links to numberous web resources.

  • Online magazine on early modernism, dealing especially with women in Paris, 1900-1940.

  • Gateway to online resources, in French and English.

  • Large, searchable collection of interdisciplinary links, articles, illustrations, and assorted web resources.

  • A "multilayered grouping of works in literature and the humanities. From medieval to modern, scholarly to satirical, there is something for everyone. Diversity rules: there are texts translated from Nordic languages, and texts left untranslated from Spanish poetry old and new and a rich vein of information about the writer James Joyce."

  • "Literature for Children is a collection of the treasures of children's literature published largely in the United States and Great Britain from before 1850 to beyond 1950." Currently contains 564 works.

  • Provides links to resources on major Victorian period authors.

  • Sponsored by UNESCO, this site offers of a virtual library (in English and Lithuanian) of key texts by Lithuanian authors. It includes bibliographic descriptions, short biographical notes on the authors, and links to Lithuanian literature resources on the web.

  • This site offers "a text and image archive containing sixteen English versions of the fairy tale. TheLittle Red Riding Hoods presented here represent some of the more common varieties of the tale from the English-speaking world in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. The materials were drawn from the de Grummond Children'sLiterature Research Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi."

  • Founded in 1998, the biennial aims to be an internationally acclaimed exhibition showing significant new works by artists commissioned to create works specially for the City of Liverpool.

  • Online publication featuring news, reviews, resources, and perspectivesof Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.

  • Online catalog of the Loeb Classical Library, which publishes the work of classical Greek and Latin authors. Browse the listings by author, subject, or series number.

  • Founded in 2000, the festival puts the emphasis on site-specific and commissioned work by local and international artists.

  • Online textbook explaining the basic principles of elementary logic at an undergraduate level.

  • Established in 1988, the Fair encompasses around one-hundred rigorously selected galleries presenting work from museum quality Modern British artists alongside young emerging talent.

  • Established in 1992, the Fair is devoted solely to the sale of photographic images from the 19th and 20th century, and it also has one of the finest selections of rare and out of print books on the art and history of photography assembled anywhere in Europe.

  • Website of the bimonthly London Review of Books features an extensive, full-text archive.

  • Established in 2003, LOOP is an annual meeting point with a festival and fair format for video art lovers and professionals.

  • Born 1944 in United States

  • Contains biographical information, criticism, an interview, a bibliography, and links to related sources.

  • Born 1968 in United States

  • In the fine press tradition, the books are composed in lead, hand printed and hand bound. The press is devoted exclusively to photography, and each book aspires in its concept, graphic design, and bookmaking craftsmanship, to be the manifestation of its artistic content.

  • Born 1935 in Hungary

  • This site "helps teachers explore eighteen American songs and poems from the digital collections of the Library of Congress. Each song and poem is represented by an original primary source document, along with historical background information and, in many cases, sound recordings and alternate versions."

  • From its modest beginning as The Pictura Fine Art Fair in 1975, to its current position as one of the worlds leading fine art fairs,TEFAF Maastricht has always sought to lead the way by presenting memorable exhibitions and making ground breaking initiatives.

  • The Historic Photograph Collection contains approximately 50,000 images dating from the late 1840s to the 1960s.

  • Founded in 2007, the exhibition focuses on current positions in contemporary art by a younger generation of German and international artists who live and work in Germany.

  • Introductory essay and commentary on the longest work in world literature. Includes synopsis.

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