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Digital Scholar Lab

Research platform for interacting with primary resource material, supporting the creation of custom content sets, analysis of that content using text analysis and visualization, and publishing of results.

Jan 31, 2019
European Colonialism in the Early 20th century: German Colonies in Asia and the Pacific: From Colonialism to Japanese mandates, 1910-1929

German Colonial aspirations in Asia and the Pacific ended with the start of the First World War. Japanese Army forces seized German leased territories in China and the Japanese naval forces occupied the German Pacific colonies. The Treaty of Versailles legitimized Japan's aggression and the territories were officially mandated to the Japanese government. This collection comprises correspondence, studies and reports, cables, maps, and other kinds of documents related to U.S. consular activities. U.S.

Feb 16, 2019
Indigenous Peoples: North America

Enabling exploration of the political, social, and cultural history of native peoples from the sixteenth century well into the twentieth century, Indigenous Peoples: North America illustrates the fabric of the North American story with unprecedented depth and breadth. Comprehensive yet personal, the collection covers the history of American Indian tribes and supporting organizations, meeting a need for historical researchers.

Feb 1, 2019
International Encyclopedia of Ethics

This ground-breaking 9-volume reference work, presented in A-Z format:
• Comprises over 700 entries, ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 words in length, written by an international cast of subject experts
• Is arranged across 9 fully cross-referenced volumes including a comprehensive index
• Provides clear definitions and explanations of all areas of ethics including the topics, movements, arguments, and key figures in normative ethics, metaethics, and practical ethics
• Covers the major philosophical, legal and religious traditions

Feb 1, 2019
Kotobarabia Arab Leaders, Historians and Philosophers Collection

A compendium of early works of an astounding variety of disciplines from important Arab writers, spanning fields from feminism and social theory, to classics of literature, history, and the sciences. Includes works by the Four Imams of the Sunni Sect, the Al Azhar Modern Sheikhs, various authors of the Modern Arab Enlightenment, and rare works by the former Egyptian royal family. Consisting mostly of historic texts, the books in this collection are full-image, with searchable metadata only.

Feb 1, 2019
Kotobarabia Modern Arab Renaissance Collection

A compendium of early works of an astounding variety of disciplines from important Arab writers, spanning fields from feminism and social theory, to classics of literature, history, and the sciences. Includes works by the Four Imams of the Sunni Sect, the Al Azhar Modern Sheikhs, various authors of the Modern Arab Enlightenment, and rare works by the former Egyptian royal family. Consisting mostly of historic texts, the books in this collection are full-image, with searchable metadata only.

Feb 1, 2019
Minguo Books: Health and Medicine

There are 2795 titles in the Health and Medicine part, published between 1911 to 1949.

Feb 28, 2019
Moscow News Digital Archive

The oldest English-language newspaper in Russia. Archive contains most published issues (1930-2014, approx. 60,000 pages), including issues of the newspaper’s short-lived sister publication Moscow Daily News (1932-1938). Features full page-level digitization, complete original graphics, searchable text, and is cross-searchable with other East View digital resources.

Jan 31, 2019
National Socialism, Holocaust, Resistance and Exile, 1933-1945

For this database fundamental primary sources on the National Socialist state and the NSDAP, Nazi ideology and propaganda, National Socialist justice and legislation, on resistance and persecution, and annihilation and expulsion in the "Third Reich" have been compiled and digitized.

Feb 4, 2019
Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment Online

The Voltaire Foundation (University of Oxford) and Liverpool University Press have agreed a strategic publishing partnership from 2018.

This includes the development of Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment ONLINE, a digital collection that is now available for purchase with 217 volumes from the 'Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century' and 'Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment' series - digitised for the first time.

Jan 31, 2019
Political Relations & Conflict Between Republican China & Imperial Japan/1930-39: Records of the US State Dept

The records in this collection relate to political relations between China and Japan for the period 1930 -1939. The records are mostly instructions to and despatches from diplomatic and consular officials; the despatches are often accompanied by enclosures. Also included in these records are notes between the Department of State and foreign diplomatic representatives in the United States, memorandums prepared by officials of the Department.

Feb 16, 2019
Records of the Far Eastern Commission, 1945–1952

All the activities of the multinational Far Eastern Commission (FEC), which oversaw the postwar governing and reconstruction of Japan, are fully documented in this publication. The establishment of FEC was decided upon in late December 1945 at the Moscow Conference of Foreign Ministers. It represented the Allied Powers led by the U.S., the U.K., China, and the U.S.S.R. as the top-level policy formulating body with regard to the occupation of Japan.

Feb 16, 2019
Scripta Humanistica

Scripta Humanistica es una prestigiosa serie académica creada con el propósito de publicar contribuciones significativas en el campo de los estudios humanísticos: literatura, lingüística, filosofía, historia y arte, así como la escritura creativa tanto en la ficción en prosa y poesía.

Feb 16, 2019