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AICT: "Art Images for College Teaching (AICT) is a personal, non-profit project of its author, art historian and visual resources curator Allan T. Kohl . AICT is intended primarily to disseminate images of art and architectural works in the public domain on a free-access, free-use basis."


American Folklife Center: This web site provides Ethnographic Resources related to Folklore, Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, and the Humanities. Unless otherwise noted, the sites listed in this directory are provided by organizations other than the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links.


Ancient History Sourcebook: The Internet History Sourcebook Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted texts in Humanities. Use the links in each table of contents to find specific information about a person or time period.


Ancient Mediterranean Links: This site provides an impressive list of links relating to the Ancient Mediterranean.The Geopolitical sub-headings are organized from general to specific; the others are organized alphabetically. Developed and maintained by K.C. Hanson, Editor and Scholar.


ArchNet: A free educational service open to the public, students, and researchers, ArchNet offers links to thousands of web presentations devoted to archaeology, ancient sites, and artifact studies. ArchNet was created in 1993 at the University of Connecticut and in 2001 migrated to the Archaeological Research Institute at Arizona State University.


Art Styles and Periods: Extensive links to sites in a wide range of art categories.


Biblioteca Ambrosiana: "In cooperation with the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy, Professor Robert Randolf Coleman of the University of Notre Dame is producing this inventory-catalogue of the Ambrosiana's collection of some 12,000 drawings by European artists who were active from the fourteenth through nineteenth centuries. To assist researchers who wish to learn about the works represented in this important historical collection, the project database, which includes scanned images of the drawings, may be searched free-of-charge from this site."


Digital Archive of American Architecture: An extensive list of links to a chronological listing of American Architecture. Prepared by Jeffery Howe, Boston College Arts and Sciences Department.


Digital Archive of Architecture: An extensive list of links to a chronological listing of European Architecture. Prepared by Jeffery Howe, Boston College Arts and Sciences Department.


Digital Resources in Architecture: The Society of Architectural Historians has provided this index of digital resources, including images, archives and preservation.


English Server:This Database Server offers nearly 50 topical websites plus Online Book Collections available in full-text and free-of-charge. Collection topics range from Literature and History, to Science and Technology. Hosted at the Iowa State University.


Great Books and Classics: A gateway to the online full-text versions of the Great Books series including the most recent updates and additions. The links are organized by author in chronological order.


Great Buildings and Structures: The About search engine has provided facts and photos for great buildings and structures around the world, including skyscrapers, castles, cathedrals, historic buildings, award-winning modernist buildings, famous architects, historic styles, and important trends in building design.


Great Buildings Collection: This gateway to architecture around the world includes documents covering a thousand buildings and hundreds of leading architects, selected over ten years by the editors of ArchitectureWeek. The site contains photographic images and architectural drawings, integrated maps and timelines, 3D building models, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more, for famous designers and structures of all kinds.


Greek Mythology Link: This is a searchable website created by Carlos Parada, author of Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology, and former lecturer at the Department of Classics, Lund University (Sweden). The site provides detailed links on Greek Myths by topic and word search capability.


Ibiblio: "Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. is a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill."


Image Resource Center: "A large and comprehensive online collection of images for teaching the history of art and architecture, with a large selection of digital image sources available online, useful for research, digital teaching, and student assignments. Included within the image resources is a link to the UCSB Architecture Museum."


Infomine: "This search engine is built by librarians from the University of California, Wake Forest University, California State University, the University of Detroit - Mercy, and other universities. INFOMINE is a virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. It contains useful Internet resources such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, and many other types of information."


International Architecture Database: This site provides one of the largest online databases about worldwide architects and buildings from past to present. Many Wikipedia articles on this site have been revised by art historians and architects and cannot be publically modified.


Luminarium: An anthology of English Literature representing the works of authors who wrote during the Medieval period, the Renaissance, the 17th Century, and the Restoration period.


Medieval and Classical Library: The OMACL site provides a collection of many important literary works written during the Classical and Medieval periods.


Medieval and Renaissance Studies: "The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is an interdisciplinary unit in the OSU College of Arts and Sciences dedicated to the study of Europe from the end of the Roman Empire through the seventeenth century, as well as comparable cultural developments in non-western countries. CMRS activities promote teaching and research in all aspects of medieval and renaissance culture, including art, music, literature, religion, history, philosophy, and government. CMRS is currently under the direction of Graeme Boone, Professor of Music."


Mesoamerican Art: Links to Pre-Columbian and Colonial History and Art of Latin America and comparative studies of art, history and mythology of diverse ancient cultures of the world. Researched, designed and maintained by Dr. Manuel Aguilar, Professor of Art, California State University Los Angeles.


Mesoamerican Links: "Mesoweb is devoted to the ancient cultures of Mexico and adjacent Central America, including the Olmec, Zapotec, Mixtec, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztec and Maya. This site is maintained as a public service by Joel Skidmore, Charles Golden, Rodrigo Liendo Stuardo, and Marc Zender, with photographs, articles and translations by Jorge Pérez de Lara and photographs by Mark Van Stone and Merle Greene Robertson."


Music Web Resources: A guide to early music developed by a graduate student at the University of Chicago. He has provided links within the following resource categories: Early Music, Classical Music, General Music, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Internet Radio, Musicians and music education.


Performing Arts Encyclopedia: "This is a guide to the performing arts resources at the Library of Congress. The PAE provides information about the Library's unsurpassed collections of scores, sheet music, audio recordings, films, photographs, and other materials."


Performing Arts Libraries and Collections: The Theatre Library Group has provided a selection of scholarly links to worldwide performing arts sites within the areas of cinema, dance and theatre.


Performing Arts Online: A combined subject portal to over 20,000 performing arts links in dance, music, art and theatre.


Perseus Digital Library: "This digital library contains hundreds of texts from Ancient Greece and Rome and Renaissance England. The texts are accompanied by scholarly essays and images."


Philosophy Around the Web: "The main purpose of this search portal is to act as a guide and a gateway to philosophy resources on the Internet." The heart of the site is a set of links organized into fourteen main categories. Some links cross-reference where applicable, if you don't find what you're looking for straight away, try browsing through the other pages.


Scholarly Archives: Free access to journals, bulletins, and newsletters published by scholarly societies. Titles can be located by subject area.


Scholarly Societies Project-Fine Arts: The SSP facilitates access to websites of scholarly societies across the world. A set of guidelines is used in determining whether to include resources on these pages. First published in 2001 by Jim Parrott, Editor of the Scholarly Societies Project.


Silent Film Resources: Extensive resources links related to silent films production and viewing.


Structurae: Use this database search engine to find works of structural and civil engineering. "Structurae also contains many other works of importance in the fields of architecture and public works." Structurae was created in 1998 by Nicolas Janberg,a structural and bridge engineer.


UCLDH Research Projects: "The diverse Digital Humanities project portfolio of the University College London shows the wide-ranging technological engagement across the Arts, Humanities and Cultural Heritage sectors. Directly involved in a range of projects at varying scales and with numerous collaborators the Centre also supports and guides a number of associated endeavours across UCL and with external partners."


Yahoo: Humanities & Classics : The classical humanities section of the Yahoo! Directory.


Wikipedia: General Disclaimer: "WIKIPEDIA MAKES NO GUARANTEE OF VALIDITY. Wikipedia is an online open-content encyclopedia, that is, a voluntary association of individuals and groups who are developing a common resource of human knowledge. Be advised that nothing found here has necessarily been reviewed by professionals who are knowledgeable in the particular areas of expertise necessary to provide complete, accurate or reliable information about any subject in Wikipedia."

Arts Journal: The site is a digest of arts and cultural journalism in the English-speaking world. Each day ArtsJournal features links to stories from more than 200 English-language newspapers, magazines and publications featuring writing about arts and culture.


Classics Archive: This website provides over 400 full-text works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and "reader's choice" Web sites. The works are mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), and all are in English translation. The Internet Classics Archive is maintained by Daniel C. Stevenson of Web Atomics.


Critical Thinking: The Foundation and Center for Critical Thinking is providing selection to resources and articles on critical thinking in order to improve instruction in colleges and universities. The site offers research, instructional strategies, Socratic questioning, critical reading and writing, higher order thinking, quality enhancement, and competency standards.


Forest of Rhetoric: "This online rhetoric, provided by Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University, is a guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric."


Forum on Public Policy: "A Journal of the Oxford Round Table seeks to disseminate knowledge with regard to salient issues in public affairs. This includes research and policy advancement in both the public and private sectors that address government issues at state, national and international levels of discourse. The editorial staff welcomes manuscripts of relevance to this broad area of interest."


Humanities Indicators: "A project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Humanities Indicators have been developed to demonstrate the importance and feasibility of compiling statistical data on the condition of the humanities and thereby lead to a national, sustainable system of humanities data collection."


NGram Viewer: The first tool of its kind, the Google Labs N-gram Viewer is capable of precisely and rapidly quantifying cultural trends based on massive quantities of data, e.g., how often phrases have occurred in the world's books over the last 500 years. Use the Google tool to graph the occurrence of phrases up to five words in length from 1400 through the present day. This tool currently supports the following languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, and Russian. A research article in "Science Express" that highlights the use of this Google tool is Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books.


Pre-Columbian Art: This site showcases a collection of Pre-Columbian art provided by the "Jay I. Kislak Foundation, a private nonprofit cultural institution engaged in the collection, conservation, research and interpretation of rare books, manuscripts, maps and indigenous art and cultural artifacts of the Americas and other parts of the world."


Research and Documentation Online: Online version of "Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age" by Diana Hacker. It contains research guides to Humanities, Social Sciences, History, and Sciences.


Rhetoric and Composition: "This page has links to works of classical rhetoric, articles on literacy and education, comprehensive bibliographies in the field and a few miscellaneous but useful things--how to suscribe to some highly-trafficked mailing lists and links to glossaries of rhetorical terms."


Shadieh Mirmobony, Assistant Professor, Folsom Lake College: This video is an excerpt of "The Sensation of Deception and the Prohibition of the "Graven" Images: On the Power of Image Making and Monotheism" by Art History Assistant Professor Shadieh Mirmobiny. It was presented at the first annual Image Conference at UCLA in Decemeber 2010. The paper explores questions such as: what is monotheism's concern with image making? Why was it prohibited? Why this prohibition did not stop the production of the arts within the three Abrahamic religions? Is there a connection between monotheism and democracy? If there is one, can understanding it have any impact on current affairs and policies?


Silent Film Screenings: Silent movie screenings around the U.S. and other information relating to silent film viewing and production provided by the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum.


Society of Architectual Historians: "The SAH promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide for the benefit of all. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by vocation or avocation, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life."