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Thomas Carlyle, health and personality The 'Thomas Carlyle: health and personality' website is compiled by Malcolm Ingram, a retired consultant psychiatrist and former lecturer at Glasgow University, who applies his expertise to the study of Carlyle (1795-1881) as a writer. The pages include: a biography laid out in date summaries; a detailed chronology linking Carlyle's life with contemporary literature and events; and a study of his own and his family's health. There are sections on his writing style and the history of hypochondria, with a psychiatric perspective on his personality and state of health. The sit From New Humbul Resources on January 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Ivy Compton-Burnett This website aims to introduce the work of novelist Ivy Compton-Burnett (1884 - 1969) to a wider audience. It is likely to be of interest to English researchers at all levels. Produced by Malcolm Ingram, a former lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the University of Glasgow, the site focuses strongly on the influences of a troubled life upon the novelist's writing and compares her favourably with Virginia Woolf. The site is well laid out with a side bar offering links to a broad range of insights into Compton-Burnett's writing. Features include: an early years biography; a comparis From New Humbul Resources on January 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Jane Welsh Carlyle This website is dedicated to raising the profile of Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801-1866) beyond that of the wife of a famous man. Of interest to literature researchers at all levels, this resource offers insight into the influence of Jane Welsh Carlyle on her husband, Thomas Carlyle, through an exploration of her as an intelligent, charming and literary woman. The site is compiled by Malcolm Ingram, whose own background in psychology offers the starting point for his interest. This offers an authoritative approach to Welsh Carlyle's health and personality. The site is laid out as one main page From New Humbul Resources on January 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Vereniging voor waterstaatsgeschiedenis The website of the Vereniging voor Waterstaatsgeschiedenis, or the Dutch Association for Water Management History, provides a useful starting point for anyone interested of this field, an important part of Dutch geographical history. The site features some the full text of some articles from its respected, peer-reviewed scholarly journal 'Tijdschrift voor Waterstaatsgeschiedenis', as well as announcements of new publications in the field, which are aimed primarily at regional historians. Useful contacts are also available on this basic site. (Johanneke Sytsema) From New Humbul Resources on January 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Nederlands instituut voor oorlogsdocumentatie (NIOD) The website of the Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie, or the Netherlands Institute of War Documentation, is a major resource for scholarly research about the Second World War in the Netherlands and in the Dutch East Indies. The Institute's library catalogue containing 40,000 titles can be searched online although access to the material requires a visit to the Institute's reading room, which is open to the public. A newspaper clippings archive may also be searched online, as are collections of photographs and posters. Links are provided to further NIOD websites, including From New Humbul Resources on January 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Algemiene Fryske underrjocht kommisje (AFUK) The Frisian/Dutch website of the AFUK is full of useful contacts for those who want to learn Frisian or want to know how to use the Frisian language in different social contexts. The current affairs magazine De Moanne and the Frisian newspaper F-side are both available here in full. AFUK's main aim is to stimulate the use of Frisian by means of different projects, such as organising Frisian courses (mainly in Friesland) and publishing books in Frisian. Books, including grammar reference guides, novels and children's books can be ordered through the online bookshop. Any queries about From New Humbul Resources on January 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Japanese union catalogue : UK The Japanese Union Catalogue : UK is an online catalogue for Japanese-language materials held in libraries in ten UK universities and other institutions (Oriental Collections, British Library; Sheffield University; Bodleian Library, Oxford University; Cambridge University; Department of Japanese Antiquities, British Museum; School of Oriental and African Studies, London University; Stirling University; Japan Foundation, London; and JETRO London. This vernacular version can be browsed or searched using Japanese script or romanised script. Full bibliographic details of each item are provided, in From New Humbul Resources on January 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Japanese sword guide The Japanese Sword Guide Web site is run by Richard Stein, an emeritus chemistry professor with a deep long-term interest in swords and knives. The site provides a vast amount of well-organised information on Japanese swords (Nihonto¯ or katana) divided into the following sections (most titles are preceded by 'Japanese Sword'): Glossaries; Translating Japanese Sword Signatures; Military Swords; Tsuba (sword guards); Swordsmith Indexes; Clubs and References; Articles; Swordsmiths; Polishing; and Schools of Japanese Swordmaking. Each of these is further subdivided into clearly defined From New Humbul Resources on January 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


A spell in time 'A Spell in Time' is the only Bulgarian myth and storytelling performing arts group in the UK. Their website will be of interest to researchers of storytelling, cultural studies, literary traditions, creative writing, myths, legends and all related areas. The site, which uses frames, has practical information on the company, its members and methodology, as well as events, workshops and performances. A particularly interesting feature of their work is the translation of material transcribed from an oral tradition handed down through generations. The roots of the material go back to Pr From New Humbul Resources on January 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The science fiction foundation This is the website for the Science Fiction Foundation, founded in 1970 by writer and social activist George Hay as an association of writers, academics, critics and others interested in science fiction writing. The Foundation's patrons are Arthur C. Clarke and Ursula K. Le Guin and its aim is to promote science fiction by bringing together readers, writers, students and teachers world wide. Its four key objectives are: to provide research facilities for those wishing to study science fiction; to investigate and promote its usefulness in education; to disseminate information on science fi From New Humbul Resources on January 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Association for Japanese language teaching (AJALT) This is the Web site for the Association for Japanese-language teaching (AJALT), an educational institution based in Tokyo. It offers two kinds of teaching: Japanese as a foreign language (JFL) classes for non-native speakers; and training for Japanese language teachers. Its Web site is available in English and Japanese versions; these are largely parallel, although more information on the Association's research and training activities is provided in the Japanese version. The site provides information on its courses for students and teachers; the latter include workshops, seminars and an From New Humbul Resources on January 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Bookstores in Tokyo This Web site does just what it says in the title: it provides information on Bookstores in Tokyo. What it lacks in design (a basic typewriter-type font with no images), it makes up for in comprehensive, detailed and up-to-date information on the locations and subject specialisms of bookshops, not just in Tokyo and its suburbs, but also in Yokohama, Kawasaki, Tsukuba and Saitama. Shops offering mail, fax and online services are included. Entries for specific shops can be accessed by geographical area or subject (the latter includes books in specific languages). As well as addresses and phone From New Humbul Resources on January 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


A page for Japanese dolls The Web site A Page for Japanese Dolls (ningyo¯) is compiled and maintained by an individual enthusiast. It brings together a wide range of information about, and images of, different kinds of Japanese dolls through history. Although the site could be more clearly organised, it provides concise and accessible general coverage and is a good starting point to more academic and detailed sources, particularly through the annotated bibliography. The main sections cover: uses (religious, festival, gift, other); construction and materials; traditional shapes; dolls for girls' day and boys&apo From New Humbul Resources on January 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The George Sand association The website of the George Sand Association is a well-presented resource. It will be of interest to literature researchers at all levels wishing to access material on George Sand (1804-1876) both in English and her native French. While there is a 'members only' section, the site makes freely available a wide range of material. For example, the site offers a bibliography of Sand's work in translation, which is divided into three sections. These cover: translations published between 1845 and 1961; from 1961 onwards; and material currently in the process of translation. Works listed From New Humbul Resources on January 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Agreement Signed to Open Northern Tasmania Technical College in 2006 The signing of the funding agreement for the Australian Technical College Northern Tasmania was welcomed by the Tasmanian community. The Agreement is the final step in ensuring the College will commence operations in 2006 and is good news for the people of northern Tasmania who have fully supported the establishment of the Australian Technical College in their region. From EdNA Online on January 30, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Shoot Par with the Portable Dell 710m The Inspiron 710m, weighs in at 4.5 pounds, has a 12.1 inch display, and over 5 hours of battery life. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on January 30, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


James River Plantation The National Park Service online exhibit here blends history, culture, and visitor information for the early history of the British colony of Virginia. At no cost of education industry dollars, interesting and authoritative materials beckon learners young and old into the lovely land of Pocahontas that evolved into the most aristocratic of the colonies. History. [...] From Golden Swamp on January 30, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


ICASE2007 World Science and Technology Conference This international conference incorporates: ICASE 2007 (Conference of the International Council of Associations for Science Education), CONASTA 56 (Conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association), and CONSTAWA (Conference of the Science Teachers' Association Western Australian). Conference Themes include: Education for sustainable development, as part of the UNESCO World Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2015); World health (including AIDS, malaria, other diseases and health challenges such as clean water); Science for life and citizenship; and The Way Forwa From EdNA Online on January 30, 2006 at 5:52 a.m..


AVCC Welcomes New Minister to the University Sector The Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee (AVCC) welcomed Ms Julie Bishop MP to the university sector on the day she has been officially sworn in as the Minister for Education, Science and Training. AVCC Chief Executive Office John Mullarvey said that Vice-Chancellors were looking forward to working with Ms Bishop in her new ministerial role. AVCC Media release, 27 January 2006 From EdNA Online on January 30, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


AVCC Statistics - Internationalisation The Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee provides key statistics on international education including statistics about overseas students, fees, exchange students, visas, UMAP, cooperative agreements, and offshore programs. From EdNA Online on January 30, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Language Schools and Courses This site provides a search facility through Cactus Direct, offering language courses that allow users to learn more than 20 different languages all over the world. Search by location or course type. From EdNA Online on January 30, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is the peak professional organisation maintaining the standards for General Practice training and education in Australia. The medical college is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC). The RACGP defines the General Practice curriculum encompassing a core set of clinical characteristics and practices, unique within medicine, reflected in the standards set for clinical practice and the award of Fellowship of the College (the FRACGP). The RACGP also awards the Graduate Diploma in Rural General Practice (Grad Dip Rural). From EdNA Online on January 30, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


FOCUS Magazine Jan-Apr 2006 Health is central to human development and the reduction of poverty. This edition focuses on how Australia's aid program helps to establish well managed and effective health systems. Articles include using science to help eradicate dengue fever in Vietnam, humanitarian disaster relief in Aceh and Pakistan and a photo essay on the value of sport. From Recent Items on January 30, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


State of the World's Children 2006: Excluded and Invisible This report examines the world's most vulnerable children, who are growing up beyond the reach of development campaigns and are often invisible in everything from public debate and legislation, to statistics and news stories. It explores the causes of exclusion and the abuses children experience. It contains quick statistics and profiles of children from around the world. From Recent Items on January 30, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


EdNA For Schools: Forward Planning Newsletter The first EdNA for Schools newsletter for 2006 has been published. The Theme: Forward Planning is a relevant topic for all Teachers at this time of year and it contains information and links to resources surrounding upcoming events throughout 2006. From EdNA Online on January 30, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Just Business - Educational Resources for Economics and Business Studies Teachers Mobile phones connect people and places through more than just calls. This activity investigates the people who make them, the materials used, the companies who produce them and how they are dispose of. Brief overviews of the issues, focus questions and some weblinks will help Lower secondary students consider their connections with others around the world in new ways. From Recent Items on January 30, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


$1.5 Million Boost for Education and Research Links with Asia Sixty-eight Australian undergraduate students will live and study in Asia in 2006, while the same number of Asian students will come to Australia, following the awarding of 136 student scholarships by the Australian Government and the Cheung Kong Group. DEST Media release, 27 January 2005 From EdNA Online on January 29, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Handheld Computers in Education In this edition of WWWTools for Education, the author looks at past and present uses of handheld computers in educational environments, with some indications of directions for the future. From EdNA Online on January 29, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


International Decade for Action - Water for Life, 2005-2015 Water is crucial for sustainable development, including the preservation of our natural environment and the alleviation of poverty and hunger. The United Nations General Assembly, in December 2003, proclaimed the years 2005 to 2015 as the International Decade for Action 'Water for Life'. The primary goal of the 'Water for Life' Decade is to promote efforts to fulfill international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015. From EdNA Online on January 29, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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