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  • Born 1951 in United States

  • Exhibits and links to more than 20,000 examples of Himalayan and Tibetan art around the world.

  • Collection of resource links.

  • Hindu scriptures, introduction to Hindu Dharma, list of temples in North Americia, festivals information, and comparative anthologies.

  • UK site provides information about Hinduism for primary and secondary schools.

  • "Hinduism Today is an award-winning,Macintosh-generated, full color monthlynews magazine articulating Indianspirituality for 135,000 readers around the world. It was founded January 5, 1979, by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswam."

  • A selective, peer-reviewed, academically-oriented search engine which can search a number of major philosophy sites with one query.

  • Brief overview of the history of Buddhism.

  • Narrative survey of the historical development of Western philosophy.

  • Born in United States

  • Born in Switzerland

  • The Vatican's resource for the study of Catholicism past and present. Available in Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, or Portugese.

  • Established in 2008 by Asian Art Fairs Ltd which has assembled an Advisory Group of distinguished art world luminaries with an extraordinary breadth and depth of experience both within Asia and globally. The Fair brings together a unique combination of expertise and experience in the worlds of international events and modern and contemporary art.

  • Born 1931 in United States

  • Formerly called Balelatina and established in 2008, Hot Art Fair is a curated contemporary art fair showcasing international galleries exhibiting artists, who for the most part, will preview for the first time in the European art market.

  • HCP is an educational and cultural organization that deepens the understanding and appreciation of the photographic arts through exhibitions, publications, and educational programming.

  • Presents entries on religion from a social science perspective.

  • "The Humanities Text Intitiative, a unitof the University of Michigan's DigitalLibrary Production Service, has providedonline access to full text resources since 1994." The extensive range of searchable online texts inludes such subjects as English literature, philosophy, theology, history, and linguistics.

  • Born 1962 in France

  • Collection of sites focusing on the leading exponents of postmodernism, including Antonin Artaud Jacques Derrida Michel Foucault Jacques Lacan Samuel L. Weber Laurence Rickels and Vilem Flusser.

  • Resources for "writing and researching and thinking about hypertext fiction."

  • This site provides thousands of web pages for the photography collector, curator and historian.

  • Internationale Architecture Biennale Rotterdam is an international urban research biennale founded in 2001 on the conviction that architecture is a public concern. It is an international festival of exhibitions, conferences, lectures and other activities devoted to themes in the field of architecture and urbanism.

  • Digital library of Spanish and Latin American literature.

  • Born 1940 in Japan

  • Established in 1991, the Fair focuses exclusively on fine prints.

  • Gateway to resources on Francophone arts and culture, with a vast assortment of site devoted to literature.

  • This browsable and searchable "online collection of selected electronic facsimiles seeks to share with a wider audience meetings of book art and Shakespearean text, and suggests the variety of responses of visual and book artists to the stimulus of Shakespeare's words. This online collection of 12 works, originally published in venues as distant as Philadelphia and Leipzig, includes images produced by an array of technologies available in the 19th and early 20th century."

  • A "comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources. The more than 2000 links at iLoveLanguages have been hand-reviewed to bring you the best language links the Web has to offer. Whether you're looking for online language lessons, translating dictionaries,native literature, translation services, software, language schools, or just a little information on a language you've heard about, iLoveLanguages probably has something to suit your needs."

  • "This online collection of selected electronic facsimiles seeks to share the marriage between book art and Shakespearean text with a wider audience. It also suggests the variety of responses by visual and book artists to the stimulus of Shakespeare's words."

  • A comprehesive listing of festivals and events around the world.

  • A site dedicated to the study of Literature, Imperialism, Postcolonialism.

  • "This site provides information for all those interested in the influence of the British imperial process on literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Using colonial discourse and post-colonial theory as a point of departure, some pages examine the British idea of 'Empire' and the colonial enterprise in a selected range of 19th-century authors and their work others consider 20th-century texts, in an attempt to understand how imperialism affected literary texts produced in Britain's former colonies."

  • This site combines information from A&E Television and the Gale Biography Resource Center relating to the lives and works of Degas, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir, Bazille, Cassatt, Manet,Sisley and others.

  • Site of a PBS documentary on the Queen of Sheba, Shangri-la, King Arthur, and JAson and the Argonauts.

  • IFP was founded in 1979 on a belief that a truly vital American cinema must include the personal, idiosyncratic, and sometimes controversial voices of filmmakers working outside of the established studio system.

  • Filmmakers, festival programmers, distributors, and others dedicated to support, promotion, and production of American independent films. Useful for its Job Bank and Classifieds.

  • The IMAGE mission is to build and support a strong independent media arts community in Atlanta and the Southeast by promoting the production, exhibition and public awareness of film and video as artistic forms of individual expression.

  • Features mythological stories, folktales, and legends.

  • Collection of links to resources in jainism, Sikhism, and Zoroastrian traditions.

  • Celebrating its tenth anniversary, indieWIRE is the leading news, information, and social networking site for the international independent film community, including comprehensive coverage of indie, documentary and foreign language films, as well industry news, film festival reports, filmmaker interviews, and movie reviews.

  • Links to Native American languages, art, documents, speeches, quotes, prayers, poetry, stories, and more.

  • Numerous online novels and stories maintained by the University of Maryland.

  • Established in 2006, the Fair provides a much-needed venue to showcase contemporary works on paper during Art Basel Miami week.

  • This site features an extensive collection of links related to postcolonialism.

  • An online index to plays in collections, anthologies & periodicals, devised at the Portland State Univ. Library. The database includes works from the late 19th Century through 1999.

  • "The bibliography contains 30.100 titles of academic literature and 3.100 abstracts see abstracts of the years 1998-1999.It focuses on modern sign language research. Beyond that, the bibliography records text related to Deaf culture, sign language interpreting as well as education of the deaf. The bibliography does not only refer to monographic books and readers, but also to articles in readers and journals. Being an adequate medium in sign language research, videos as well as digital media are also recorded."

  • Founded in 2004, the biennial exhibition is to act as an open window onto the world of free thought, of new trends, of reinterpretations and new dynamic proposals in other words, onto the world of contemporary art.

  • Founded in 1984 and modeled after La Biennale di Venezia.

  • Since its opening in 1974, ICP has been led the way in the field of photography with exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. ICP Education Department offers Community Programs as well as BFA, MA and MFA programs in Studio Art in collaboration with Barnard College, New York University and St. John's University.

  • The goal of ICDL is to create a digital library of more than 10,000 books in at least 100 languages that is freely available to children, teachers, librarians, parents, and scholars throughout the world via the Internet.

  • Website for the Foursquare Gospel church.

  • Established in 1987, the fair draws the most intrepid seekers of design truth and design trends to an extraordinary exhibition of the most inspired models of design on the forefront, as well as thought-provoking programs and a schedule of supplementary exhibits and features.

  • The mission IDA is to promote nonfiction film and video around the world by supporting and recognizing the efforts of documentary film and video makers, increasing public appreciation and demand for the documentary, and providing a forum for documentary makers, their supporters and suppliers.

  • The website of this international association of print dealers includes information about members and their specializations, other print organizations, selected museum sites, and a discussion of What is a print?.

  • The IGA (founded in 1991) has developed this site to provide a wide and up-to-date range of helpful information on the study of the Gothic. One of the Association's main goals is to disseminate information and research/teaching prospects on theGothic as widely and usefully as possible. Contains an excellent list of Gothic web links.

  • The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts has been organizing the International Istanbul Biennial since 1987. The biennial aims to create a meeting point in Istanbul in the field of visual arts between artists from diverse cultures and the audience.

  • The Hall of Fame is the result of a project beginning in 1965 by the Photographic Art and Science Foundation, and its mission is to promote awareness and education of the history of photography.

  • This website includes links to print organizations, print clubs, print publications, publishers and print workshops, selected print galleries and dealers, museums with websites that include prints, print exhibitions, sites to research and history, and print competitions, along with information about their own activities and exhibitions.

  • "Each year, thousands of children, young adults, teachers, and librarians around the United States select their favorite recently published books to be included in the Choices annotated booklists. Published annually by the International Reading Association, Childrens Choices, Teachers Choices, and Young Adults Choices booklists are used in classrooms,libraries, and homes to help young people find books they will enjoy reading." This site features these lists back to 1998.

  • This site, based at Hanazono University (Kyoto, Japan) is an academic research institution devoted to the study of Zen Buddhism,and serving the needs of researchers, students, teachers, and practitioners of Buddhism.

  • Select from a list of over 400 works of classical literature, mainly Greco-Roman (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.Search by work and author, as well as from the entire archive.

  • Links arranged in the following categories: Pre-Islamic Arab World Muhammad and Foundations - to 632 CE Islamic Faith and Theology Islamic Expansion and Empire Caliphate Persians Turks Ottomans Expansion Eastwards Interaction wwith the West Western Intrusion Islamic Nationalism Islamic World since 1945 Islamic History Maps further resources on Islamic History.

  • This site is a joint project by the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, and Oxford, conducted under the auspices of the eLib (Electronic Libraries)Programme. Its' aim is to digitize substantial runs of 18th and 19th century journals. The core collection for the project are runs of at least 20 consecutive years of: Gentleman's Magazine, The Annual Register, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Notes and Queries, The Builder, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.

  • The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

  • Publishes peer-reviewed editions of early Shakespearean texts. The site also contains an excellent online textbook, Shakespeare's Life and Times by Michael Best, developing sections on Shakespeare in performance, supporting reference materials, and a good page of links to diverse Shakespeare and Renaissance sites.

  • This site is "an effort to catalog works of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. It links together various types of bibliographic data: author bibliographies, publication bibliographies, award listings, magazinecontent listings, anthology and collection content listings, yearly fiction indexes, and forthcoming books."

  • InterSpace was created to foster creativity in the field of arts, new media and technologies, and it works for the establishment of a social attitude to new media art forms, through the development of alternative means and possibilities of artistic expression in new media technologies.

  • "Into His Own is designed as a tool for the historical study of Christian scriptures."

  • An archive of Italian literary, theatrical, and religious works which allows users to work interactively with the online texts.

  • Brief essays on literary theorys and trends, references for further reading, and suggested websites.

  • Links in the categories of Mythology, Folklore, Drama, Literature, History, Language and others.

  • Links to primary and scholarly material.

  • Introduction to Islam (in Spanish).

  • The Islamic Arts and Architecture Organization's website offers information and images in the categories of Islamic architecture, calligraphy, coins, and the woven arts. Each topic includes a bibliography.

  • "This site contains hundreds of full-length books and articles on Islamic philosophy, ranging from the classical texts in the canon of Islamic philosophy to modern works of Muslim philosophy."

  • Extensive collection of Islamic resources. Includes three translations of the Qur'an. Also contains an extensive glossary of Islamic terms and concepts.

  • The site begins with scholars of Islam speaking out against terrorism, but the primary focus is a collection of annotated sites related to the Qur'an, Sufism, Sunni, Islam in the modern world, women's rights, art, architecture, music, and others.

  • A brief guide to philosophy in the form of a dictionary dictionary.

  • This project connects to the concordances of ten plays which can be searched, counted, and printed.

  • Digitized version of the Folklore and Folk Music Archivist journal.

  • This website presents "a text and image archive containing several Englishversions of the fairy tale. The Jacks 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's Literature Research Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi."

  • This site presents "a text and image archive containing several English versions of the fairy tale."

  • A quarterly review from Australia of new writing, with poetry, creative prose, interviews, reviews, and informative feature articles.

  • Born 1933 in United States

  • Stanford University website contains overviews of Derrida and deconstruction, and includes a bibliography, excerpts, and links to interviews.

  • Here you will find directories of Photographers, Studios, Models and Model Agencies, Glamour Photography, Digital Photography, Aerial Photography, Equipment Manufacturers, Shops, Film Processing, Photo Libraries, Publications, Clubs and Courses, and much more!

  • "This site is designed to encourage discussion of language policy issues follow current developments, such as Colorado's English-only school initiative report on pending language legislation illuminate the policy debates over bilingual education, by publicizing the latest research findings flush out canards about bilingualism track the continuing struggles against Proposition 227, California's anti-bilingual education initiative (1998) and against Proposition 203, Arizona's anti-bilingual education initiative (2000) highlight links to other sources of information. . ."

  • Online publication featuring literary reviews, interviews, and other features.

  • Searchable full-text documents in Japanese and English translation.

  • Official website of the Jehovah's Witnesses, presented by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.

  • Site for "one of the largest religious orders in the Catholic Church," includes history vocation, conference, and education information information about the social ministry of the Jesuits and a list of other resources.

  • "This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations."

  • "Learn about the Jewish holidays and explore the customs and traditions of Reform Jews throughout North America." From the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC).

  • A searchable, browsable portal to resources related to Judaisim

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