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  • Filmed interviews with "the great thinkers and creators of our time". Registration required.
  • Founded in 2005, it includes a substantial daily schedule of live performances, parallel exhibitions and an integrated educational component that will provide critical and historical context for new work.
  • In 1997 the Romanian artist Matei Bejenaru founded Periferic in the form of a performance festival. In 2001 it was transformed into an international art biennial by Vector Association, a non-profit cultural and artistic association, which promotes contemporary art in the local context.
  • Poetry, stories, and histories translated into English, from the Packard Humanities Institute.
  • A select bibliography of books and articles focusing on the literature of the Harlem Renaissance.
  • PIFVA is a non-profit organization, providing services to independent film, video and media makers working in all styles and at every level of experience. Membership is open to anyone interested in creating and supporting independent media. Programs offer opportunities to learn, mentor, intern, screen work, advocate for the community and network. PIFVA also provides opportunities to apply for production assistance and other support services to move forward with independent work.
  • Housing some 140,000 works of art, the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs is nationally recognized for the breadth and depth of its collections as well as the flair and scholarship of its exhibitions.
  • Contains canonical philosophy texts and links to scholarly philosophic organizations.
  • Site contain 1000+ links to philosophy sites on the internet. (Note that the sub-pages are in German but since many links point to sites with English titles you may still find your way around easily).
  • Over the 75 years of its existence, PMAI has grown and evolved to meet the changing needs of the continuously expanding imaging industry. Today, PMA serves over 18,000 members in 100-plus countries.
  • photo-eye is one of the oldest suppliers of all types of photography books from around the world.
  • From its inception in 1995, the site has aimed to be a "photography learning community", in which more experienced photographers, both avid amateurs and professionals, provide mutual support, as well as being a resource for those interested in learning about photography.
  • A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the understanding, appreciation and creation of contemporary photography.
  • An open and growing directory of photography related Websites.
  • Founded in 1998, the festival is one of the largest international forums for photography, attracting more than six hundred thousand people to see photography projects, videos and installations by the most important national and international photographers and visual artists.
  • The online version of the book Photographers Market providing photographers with the key guidelines they need to sell their work and build a career.
  • Founded in 1947, the Guild helps foster and encourage the art and science of photography among its members and the public by offering competitions, evaluations, field trips, seminars, shows, workshops and presentations by outstanding professional photogaphers.
  • PRC at Boston University is an independent non-profit organization that serves as a vital forum for the exploration and interpretation of new work, ideas, and methods in photography and related media.
  • Established in 1936, bringing together professional and amateur enthusiasts of all ages and levels of achievement. As a non-profit organization, its mission is to promote and enhance the art and science of photography in all its phases, among members and non-members alike.
  • The Department of Photography and Imaging at Tisch offers a four-year B.F.A. program centered on the making and understanding of images. Students explore photo-based imagery as personal and cultural expression. Situated within a university, our program offers students both the intensive focus of an arts curriculum and a serious and broad grounding in the liberal arts.
  • Established in August 1997, PhotoLinks is a free directory and portal service dedicated to providing easy access to as many photographic resources as possible.
  • Websites of pure online, as well as real-world photography magazines.
  • PhotoMigrations is a premier nature photography community offering to all levels of nature photographers, an environment to share their photography and expertise.
  • Selected links to photography sites, with special emphasis on resources for educators and students.
  • Born 1972 in United States
  • Established in 2007, the Fair presents the best of Latin American art and it coincides with Christie's and Sotheby's Latin American art auctions as well as important exhibitions in museums and cultural institutions in New York City.
  • An online literary magazine dedicated to exploring place through fiction, poetry, and images.
  • Transcriptions and images from the manuscripts of "The Planctus for William Longsword", the earliest work written about the Normans from a Norman point of view.
  • Links to Online Poetry journals, Poetry resource sites, West Coast Independent Bookshops, Japanese forms, Poets of Great Renown, and Contemporary Poets on the Web.
  • Provides links to poetry events and courses book news competitions text links to e-zines audio poetry literary appreciation, criticism and reviews plus sources to improve your own writing and get it published.
  • Information for poets.
  • Organization for poets and readers.
  • An overview of the period and profiles of eight major figures.
  • Home page of the Academy of American Poets. Founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation os contemporary poetry, this is the largest organization in the country dedicated specifically to the art of poetry
  • "This website is intended to serve as an index of Polish writing available in English, giving extracts of key works and providing an overview of this exciting area of world literature. We aim to bring acclaimed works (e.g. those nominated for the NIKE prize) to a wider audience. You can search our database for an already published work, or read extracts of the most highly regarded writers in Poland today."
  • Today, strategic branding is the core of comprehensive Portfolio Center educations in Design, Writing, Art Direction, Illustration, and Photography. Each program is linked to one of the country's best NewMedia/Architecture programs. This offers tremendous freedom to experiment. Like the industries we serve, like the technology that surrounds us, like the young people who come here to learn, Portfolio Center is constantly changing.
  • The Film Festival was created in 1996 as a reaction to the moribund state of the British film industry, to provide a forum for new film-makers and give exposure to movies on different formats.
  • Emory University site provides an introduction to major topics and issues in Postcolonial Studies, with links divided into the following categories: Introduction, Authors, Theorists, Terms and Issues.
  • Definitions of terms, bibliographies, links to postmodernism resources, and more, from an anthropological point of view..
  • powerHouse Books is a stalwart, avant-garde publisher of photography, art, and popular culture titles based in New York City.
  • "Pragmatism, America's native philosophy, addresses its primary concerns. Pragmatists such as Charles Peirce,William James, John Dewey, and George Mead wrote about nature, science, and technology individuality and community and moral, religious, and political issues." This site includes History of Pragmatism, Genealogies of Pragmatic Thought, Library of Living Pragmatists, Web Companion to Pragmatism, Bibliographies, and more.
  • Founded in 2003 with a focus on the cultures and stories of Central Europe as well as works by artists from the rest of the world.
  • The key to our program is access. With working photographers and film makers as your teachers, you have access to some of the best media artists in New York City. Equipment and facilities include photo and video studios, individual darkrooms, color processors, ProTools, flatbed editing suites, an animation studio, Avid, and more.
  • The official website of the Presbyterian Church in the United States.
  • It is Norway's national museum of photography with a collection covering all aspects of the history of photography. The Museum offers visitors many exciting experiences within the expanded field of photography from the earliest technical and scientific experiments to contemporary photographic art that has pushed back the boundaries of what a photograph can be.
  • Established in 2005, Preview Berlin is the youngest and most successful satellite art fair. National and international galleries and project spaces present works from a new generation of emerging artists.
  • "The Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics is a collaborative project of the Classics Department of Princeton University and the Classics Department of Stanford University. Its purpose is to make the results of current research undertaken by members of Princeton and Stanford Universities in the field of classics available in advance of final publication."
  • Established by Art Basel in 2007, to showcase contemporary graphic works of art.
  • Printed Matter, Inc. is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists.
  • Unique in their scope and richness, the Prints and the Photographs collections today number more than 13.7 million images. These include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings.
  • An in-depth glossary of photographic terms and their definitions.
  • The Program for Media Artists encompasses a range of activities designed to provide financial, promotional and professional assistance to media makers and to encourage the production, distribution and exhibition of independent media in all forms.
  • "Project Canterbury is a free online archive of out-of-print Anglican texts and related modern documents."
  • This bibliography is searchable by topic, language of topic, language of publication, sources, or date. "The data bases are being continually added to, and now include MANY more than 5900 articles (articles, chapters, mss., reports, working papers and conference presentations) and 1100 monographs (monographs, longer reports, and theses)."
  • Electronic editions of classic literature from Sweden and the Nordic countries.
  • Full text of works by and about MArtin Luther and other Lutherans.
  • Founded in 2008, the biennial has been designed to help reinvigorate New Orleans following the human, civic, and economic devastation left by Katrina in 2005. The long-term primary goal of the biennial exhibition is to redefine the city as a cultural destination, where the visual arts are celebrated and can once again thrive.
  • Provides links to texts and documents.
  • The Provincial Museum of Photography, one of the world's major photography museums, uses photographs, pieces of equipment and other objects and documents to illustrate the history of this medium.
  • A peer-reviewed, archived journal focused on psychological studies of the arts: literature, film, visual arts, ormusic. From the University of Florida, 1997 to the present.
  • Introduction to pulp fiction collecting. Includes a guide to genres, fiction titles placed in yearly historical context, and other web links.
  • Established in 2005, Pulse is a biannual invitational contemporary art fair that coincides with The Armory Show in New York and with Art Basel Miami.
  • Provides search access to five major "debunking" sites. Useful in checking the truth in rumors, fraud, hoaxes, urban legends.
  • Reviews books exclusively dedicated to the Africana experience.
  • "The Quaker Archives database is a combined name index to many of the older documents in Leeds University Library's Carlton Hill archive, the nature of which is described in the guide to the Quaker Archives accessible below. The database contains nearly 40,000 records, most of them indexing the names of those individual Quakers who are recorded in minute books of West and North Yorkshire Meetings of the Society of Friends, dating from the late 17th to the early 20th century.
  • Over 400 digitized texts, in a site constructed to allow the visitor to read some of the world's great books.
  • This site from the University of Alberta, Canada, is devoted to empirical studies of literary reading and associated theoretical issues. Contains online essays, bibliography, links to relevant websites.
  • An online directory for book clubs and reading groups.
  • A database-driven site which recommends lists of books by genre.
  • Over 550 guides from publishers. 150 Can be printed from the site.
  • Comprehensive guides for hundreds of books including romance, bestsellers and literary fiction.
  • Site provides "an overview of African women writers writing in French. It provides an opportunity to find out more about the authors' life and interests and to get acquainted with their novels, short stories, plays and poetry." In French and English.
  • Contains links to various electronic texts.
  • An independent book website devoted to discussing and reviewing the best in literary fiction, poetry, criticism, history, and philosophy.
  • This project has been established to document and analyse the theatrical and literary surge of interest in Greek texts and drama which is a phenomenon of the late twentieth century.
  • Established in 2007, the Fair is a vetted, hotel-based art fair held in Basel, Miami and New York. RED DOTs roster includes young dealers exhibiting for the first time, as well as more established dealers turned off by the pressures of other art fairs.
  • A categorized list of New York State resources available to independent media, artists, and filmmakers.
  • Primary source writings from and concerning the Protestant Reformation. Includes some writings of Martin Luther, John Calvin, C. S. Lewis, etc.
  • An overview of history, belief, and customs. From the BBC.
  • Part of the Victorian Web, this site provides an overview of religion in nineteenth-century Britain.
  • From the Deaprtment of Religious Studies at the Univcersity of Virginia.
  • 2500+ full-text articles and chapters in a variety of subject areas such as Ethics, Comparative Religion, Worship, Religion Education, and the History and Sociology of Religions. Searchable, or browse the author, book, and other indexes from the site map.
  • University of Virginia website includes profiles on more than two hundred religious groups. "These Profile pages provide links to significant websites on each group, selected because they offer content that will better help the reader understand specific issues or traditions. In addition, each Profile page presents a print bibliography for those who wish to explore a particular group in depth."
  • "ReligiousResources.org is a directory of Internet resources for all major religions, listing 4817 resources, organized into 328 categories."
  • Provides extensive information on many aspects of the Society of Friends.
  • Collection of links to online resources.
  • Provides links to academic web resources, from the University of Pennsylvania Library.
  • Current controversial religious issues given balnced coverage.
  • A series of old-spelling editions of English Renaissance books and manuscripts, and of plain transcriptions of such works, published on the World Wide Web.
  • "View 253 digitised Renaissance festival books (selected from over 2,000 in the British Library's collection) that describe the magnificent festivals and ceremonies that took place in Europe between 1475 and 1700."
  • A twice-yearly interdisciplinary journal in early-modern English literary and historical scholarship, from March 1996 to the present. Each issue contains 3-4 articles, 5-6 book reviews. The journal is keyword searchable, with indexes.
  • An online repository of works printed in English between the years 1477 and 1799, including full-text editions of Shakespeare and Spenser.
  • Born in France
  • Includes 3,162 English poems by 500 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today.

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