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  • The American Society of Church History is a society promoting scholarship and research in church history, with a particular focus on the American scene.
  • Founded in 1944 by a handful of the world's leading photojournalists,ASMP promotes photographers' rights, educates photographers in better business practices, produces business publications for photographers and helps buyers find professional photographers.
  • ASPP is a nationwide organization of professionals who produce, sell, edit, catalog and use photographic imagery - a forum for education, information, dialogue, interaction and professional growth.
  • "This website is dedicated to share information about the teachings, practices, and people of Amtrad. This is a Wiccan tradition which began and flourishes primarily in north Texas."
  • Searchable collection of hundreds of collected works of poetry, mostly from the 19th century, although a few 18th and early 20th century texts are included. From the University of Michigan.
  • This "dictionary has two halves: American to British, where the explanation and definitions of American words are in British, and British to American, where British words are explained in American terminology and spellings."
  • Awards for Children's and Young Adult literary works which "authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States." From the Consortium of Latin American Studies Program.
  • With nearly 225,000 photographic objects, including over 90,000 prints, the Amon Carter Museum holds one of the country's major collections of American photography, with a special emphasis given to material relating to the American West.
  • General introduction to Grecian history and culture from the archaic period into the Hellenistic.
  • An article on Nordic mythology and spiritualiuty which originally appeared in the Scandinavian Press, Vancouver, B. C.
  • A course handbook for students of ancient rhetoric.
  • Provides an overview of ancient writing systems.
  • Anderson Ranch is a place like no other. Artists of all levels and ages come here every summer for the opportunity to uncover, develop and stretch their creative spirits.They come for the faculty of renowned artists and gifted instructors and the supportive community that encourages experimentation and growth.They come for the state-of-the-art facilities and the beautiful and rustic setting.
  • Born 1964 in United States
  • Born 1927 in United States
  • Vast directory of literature by period, from Voice of the Shuttle.
  • Links to sites concerned with the literature and culture of the mid-fifth century to the mid-eleventh century.
  • Historical directory in chronological form.
  • An exhibition exploring "the various ways Jesus and his teachings have shaped the development of Western Civilization," it is lavishly illustrated with artwork from museums, churches, and monasteries. Available in English, French, and Italian.
  • Bibliographic entries are included for Papua New Guinea, ex-Irian Jaya (Papua Province of Indonesia), Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia.
  • An annotated and selective list of relevant websites related to humanism.
  • The Photography Workshop program began in 1940, and was one of the first photographic education programs in the country. The original workshops were one week long with several instructors, and groups of 10 to 12 students worked with different instructors in field, classroom, and darkroom sessions. Many participants have told us that the workshop program with Ansel and the other professional photographers was a life shaping experience.
  • Contains texts and biographies of the major literary figures of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
  • "The Antigonish Review is a quarterly literary journal published by St. Francis Xavier University. The Review features poetry, fiction, reviews and critical articles from all parts of Canada, the US and overseas, using original graphics to enliven the format."
  • The mission of the ABAA is to promote ethical standards and professionalism in the antiquarian book trade, to encourage the collecting and preservation of antiquarian books and related materials,to support educational programs and research into the study of antiquarian books, and to facilitate collegial relations between booksellers, librarians, scholars, and collectors.
  • "The goal of the Antislavery Literature Project is to increase public access to a body of literature crucial to understanding African American experience, US and hemispheric histories of slavery, and early human rights philosophies. These multilingual collections contribute to an educational consciousness of the role of many antislavery writers in creating contemporary concepts of freedom."
  • A collection of notable works of Italian Literature (in Italian) produced by the Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development, Sardinia.
  • Site dedicated to the study of ancient Greek poetry from the Epics to Anacreontics.
  • Founded in 1952 by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, Minor White, Beaumont Newhall and Nancy Newhall, Aperture is dedicated to advancing fine photography through its exhibitions and publications.
  • Aperture is a not-for-profit public foundation devoted to photography and related visual arts.
  • This online magazine is designed to entertain and inform active photographers of all ages, both amateur and professional, from around the world.
  • Each issue features poetry, short fiction, and essays.
  • Guide to both print and web resources from the Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of British Columbia.
  • From the Department of French Studies at the University of Toronto. Its mission is to "advance concrete investigation, rather than purely abstract, theoretical or subjective efforts for. . .applied semiotics is considered here to encompass research on communicative structures and processes observable in actual literary (or other) texts."
  • Organized by Seattle artists and dealers, this alternative and intimate art fair takes place concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach.

  • Columbia University collection of links to Arabic Literature resources.
  • Official website which covers biography, writings, role, office and palace at Lambeth of the Rt. Rev'd Rowan Williams.
  • An international event that is dispersed over numerous spaces and landscapes on the seven Canary Islands giving all residents and visitors a platform for sharing ideas on the importance of landscape, and the search for imaginative solutions for a better future, in harmony with the environment.
  • Quick reference to oral history interviews. Selected transcripts are available online. Click on the hyperlinked name to read the transcript online.
  • This site provides an archive of medieval Italian texts written in Latin from the 11th century to the 14th century.
  • Website based on an ambitious exhibition at the Golda Meir library of published texts with images and commentary. Includes links to other authors.
  • Founded in 1999, the triennial brings together photographs, videos, and installations by artists from the countries bordering the Baltic Sea.
  • Founded in 1979, Ars Electronica spotlighted the emerging digital revolution. The Festival has developed into one of the worlds foremost media art festivals and has provided an annual setting for artistic and scientific encounters with social and cultural phenomena that are the upshot of technological change.
  • Established primarily as a network for artists who either use or are inspired by science and technology, ASCI has become a magnet for some of the best examples of this type of contemporary art and for scientists and technologists wishing to collaborate. ASCI was instrumental in reinvigorating the art-sci-tech movement in the United States during the mid-1990's and helped coalesce the art-science movement (1998-2002).
  • Established in 2007, the Fair is a collaborative effort between Greek and international art professionals presenting projects and events with a commercial and curatorial approach.
  • Established in 1969, Art Basel is the most prestigious and innovative art fair in the world. Art Basel Miami Beach was launched in 2002.
  • Established in 1992, the fair is one of the leading international contemporary art expos in the world.
  • Established in 1967, to create a competitive overview of the international art market, Art Cologne is the venue for two special programs "New Contemporaries" promoting the work of young artists and "Hidden Treasures" introducing artists who are 40 or older.
  • Established in 2007, the Fair is the first contemporary art fair in Dubai and it has become a cornerstone for the rapidly growing art community of the Middle East.
  • Founded in 2006, Art Fair Tokyo is Japan's largest fair showcasing works from cutting-edge contemporary art, modern painting, and uniquely-Japanese art such as nihonga and ukiyoe, to antique art and other traditional art forms. Art Fair Tokyo transcends genres to bring the most exquisite art to connoisseurs who demand true quality.
  • Established in 1995, the forum is organized by Messe Berlin GmbH in cooperation with an international art gallery advisory board.
  • A listing of library materials and websites helping you search for funding, jobs, and residencies. Hard copies of this guide are available at the Art Collection on the 3rd floor, and the books and the periodicals are on 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors of Mid-Manhattan Library.
  • Founded in 1981 in Lower Manhattan, Art in General is a nonprofit organization that assists artists with the production and presentation of new work. Starting in the fall of 2005, Art in General will focus on commissioning challenging new work that may not otherwise be publicly realized. Art in General also maintains an Artist Residency Program designed to give national and international artists the opportunity to present and create new work.
  • When asked what they like most about AIB, our students highlight its scale-small enough to feel focused, but large enough to feel exciting, vital and rich with opportunities. And, being part of Lesley University, allows students access to the resources of a major university and the strength of an alumni network featuring more than 60,000 graduates world-wide.
  • Established in 1989, the fair offers the opportunity to acquire some of the finest 20th and 21st century art and provides a closer look at some of the most distinct works at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement.
  • Established in 1996, the Fair has proved to be the most effective market ground of contemporary art on the Russias art scene that affords maximum opportunity for implementing cultural and commercial ideas.
  • Established in 1997, the Fair is a fine art and antique fair with international galleries presenting contemporary design and art, decorative arts, as well as classic and contemporary photography.
  • Established in 1982, the Fair is dedicated to numerous established art galleries with international profiles and programs. In addition to the art galleries, it offers three attractive and specialized zones: Solo Shows, First Call and Young Talent.
  • Selection of art history writings includes sections on theory and criticism, galleries, art links.
  • A comprehensive index of artists represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.
  • A list of Art museum throughout the world with a web presence
  • Established in 1976, Arte Fiera stages a series of alternative artistic events, exhibitions, video shows, conferences, and performances taking place in a wide range of venues.
  • Established in 2003, the fair is a convergence of the traditional, modern and contemporary Latin American art as it provides the opportunity to see paintings, sculpture and multimedia art from established masters and emerging artists, representing decades worth of artistic evolution throughout Latin America.
  • Established in 1989, the Fair presents a wide panorama of the best productions in the contemporary art of Latin America.
  • Founded in 2003, the biennial is international in scope, celebrating and recognizing artists from across the world.
  • artfairs, inc. was created by art dealer Stephen Cohen to help expand the arts community in Los Angeles. It began with "photo l.a." in 1992, "photo santa fe" in 1993, "photo san francisco" in 2000, "photo new york" in 2004 and finally the contemporary art fair "artLA" in 2005.
  • Site examines recent scholarship. Includes links to other web resources, and suggests books and materials.
  • Find museums in the United States and International
  • Established in 1994, the Fair continues to be one of the most international and trendy fairs dedicated to contemporary art.
  • Artists Space was founded in 1972 as a non-profit institution supporting unaffiliated contemporary artists working in the visual arts, including the media of video, performance, architecture and design.
  • Artists Space was founded in 1972 to support contemporary artists working in the visual arts, including video, electronic media, performance, architecture and design. See the Submisssions link under Exhibitions.
  • Our mission is to bring the tools of the mass media within reach. Since the early '80s, Artists' Television Access has provided equipment, education, and a screening venue for independent film and video to artists and the community in San Francisco's Mission District.
  • Established in 1999, the Fair has a special Sculpture Program and a Drawing Prize awarded to one of the three nominated artists.
  • Online Art and Architecture resources, including libraries, artist's projects, events, image collections, new media, vendor information, programs, art journals, electronic exhibitions, museum information, and art organizations.
  • Established in 2006, the Fair also includes ten wine pavilions.
  • Biographies, bibliographies, and a selection of writing from Lady Mary Wroth Katherine Philips Aemilia Lanyer and Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle.
  • Founded in 1978, AAIFF is proudly known as 'The First Home to Asian American Cinema.' It was the nation's first festival dedicated to screening works by media artists of Asian descent and continues to be a leading showcase for Asian American film and video.
  • Includes "thousands of online photos of historical architecture in Asia from China, Japan, North & South Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, India, Pakistan, & Afghanistan." Browsable by country. Includes information and bibliographies.
  • Website from Oxford University Press designed to assist with queries about the English language. Among the many resources included are a jargon buster, language tips, competititions and crosswords, and articles.
  • This site provides resources for learning the one-handed manual alphabet used in American Sign Language.
  • The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment promotes the exchange of ideas and information pertaining to literature that considers the relationship between human beings and the natural world.
  • Home site for the Assemblies of God denomination.
  • Full text of 288 works and 101 authors, in French only.
  • Organized in 1979, AIPAD is dedicated to creating and maintaining high standards in the business of exhibiting, buying and selling photographs as art.
  • Site features the group's newsletters and information about their periodical, Secular Nation. There is an annotated and categorized list of links to additional resources and organizations for freethinkers, atheists, and humanists. Books on their Freethought Bookshelf often include reviews from members of the Alliance.
  • With its first exhibition opening in September 2007, the biennial aims to function within an international network of large-scale periodic contemporary art events, while providing the framework and the support for a variety of approaches.
  • Includes an online archive dating back to November 1995.
  • Born 1958 in United States
  • Founded in 2001, the Triennial is New Zealand's premier international contemporary art exhibition providing a window onto the world of contemporary art while creating a dialogue between local artists and their global counterparts.
  • Born 1944 in France
  • Description of the collection at the University of South Carolina.
  • Site present numerous materials on the life and works of St. Augustine.
  • Although subscriptions are required for use of this vast database, information on about 3,100 authors can be accessed for free.
  • In 1985 AFS was born, honoring classic and independent film with screenings in public venues all over Austin. By 1995 our mission had expanded from appreciating the movies we were screening, to supporting the filmmakers who made them. Since then we have earned the Directors Guild of America's first DGA Honors Award in recognition for our support of regional film production and culture.
  • Established in 1973, it is the ACP's mission to promote and enrich the understanding of photo-based art in Australia and this is achieved through a dynamic mix of exhibition, education and publication.
  • "Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. Here are over 10,000 scholarly biographies of persons who were significant in Australian history. Entries on individuals who died after 1980 will be added as successive volumes of the ADB are published."

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