Trial access – Aluka

Trial access has been arranged to Aluka : World Heritage Sites (Africa) and Aluka : Struggles for FreedoM (South Africa) from 12th November to 12th December 2018 on the JSTOR platform.

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Aluka : World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites: Africa is made up of more than 86,000 objects in 30 sub-collections. The resource links visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage sites.

The materials in World Heritage Sites: Africa serve researchers in African studies, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, Diaspora studies, folklore and literature, geography, and history, as well as those focused on geomatics, advanced visual and spatial technologies, historic preservation, and urban planning. The collection is also a tool for museums, libraries, NGOs, and government organizations that manage or oversee cultural heritage sites, as well as for experts and professionals engaged in the conservation and management of such sites.

Spatial and contextual data

Spatial data includes 3D models and plans of structures and surrounding landscapes, geographic information systems (GIS), ground plans, façade views of structures, stereo and digital images, panorama images, and digital video.

The contextual data and materials include scholarly research, books, historical and recent documents, maps, site plans or diagrams, and photographs and slides.

Aluka : Struggles for Freedom

The liberation of Southern Africa and the dismantling of the Apartheid regime was one of the major political developments of the 20th century, with far-reaching consequences for people throughout Africa and around the globe. Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in the region, with an emphasis on Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa brings together materials from various archives and libraries throughout the world documenting colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and the worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within the region.

The resource consists of 76 different collections of more than 20,000 objects and 190,000 pages of documents and images, including periodicals, nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, local newspaper reports, personal papers, correspondence, UN documents, out-of-print and other particularly relevant books, pamphlets, speeches, and interviews with those who participated in the struggles.

Canadian Journal of Chemistry

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Canadian Journal of Chemistry 

From the NRC Research Press website for the journal:

“Published since 1929, this monthly journal reports current research findings in all branches of chemistry. It includes the traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical-theoretical chemistry and newer interdisciplinary areas such as materials science, spectroscopy, chemical physics, and biological, medicinal and environmental chemistry as well as research in chemistry education.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 76 (1998) to present. Volume 29 (1951) to volume 75 (1997) are available as Open Access.

Access Canadian Journal of Chemistry via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

Image credit: by jarmoluk on Pixabay – https://pixabay.com/en/laboratory-analysis-chemistry-2815641/

Journal of Scottish Philosophy

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Scottish Philosophy

From the Edinburgh University Press website for the journal:

“The Journal of Scottish Philosophy (JSP) publishes innovative work by philosophers and historians of ideas on all aspects and every period of the Scottish philosophical tradition – philosophical psychology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, ethics and moral philosophy, political and social theory, from the late scholastics of the 15th century through the 18th century Enlightenment philosophers to the Scottish Idealists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It has a special interest in the writings of Thomas Reid, and in the influence and impact of Scottish philosophy on the foundations of theology and education in North America.

“The journal is international in scope. Its referees are drawn from experts across the world, and it regularly includes contributions from philosophers and scholars in Britain, continental Europe, Canada, the United States, Japan and South America. In addition to the publication of substantial articles, the Reviews Section provides critical notices of both important new monographs and new editions of the works of major Scottish philosophers.”

“Published by Edinburgh University Press on behalf of the Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy, one of three research centres based at Princeton Theological Seminary.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2003) to present.

Access Journal of Scottish Philosophy via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

Image credit: “October Phtotograph David Hume Statue Edinburgh Scotland” by Sandy Stevenson on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/8CRHcR

Journal of Language and Politics

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Language and Politics

From the John Benjamins website for the journal:

“The Journal of Language and Politics (JLP) represents an interdisciplinary and critical forum for analysing and discussing the various dimensions in the interplay between language and politics. It locates at the intersection of several social science disciplines including communication and media research, linguistics, discourse studies, political science, political sociology or political psychology. It focuses mainly on the empirically-founded research on the role of language and wider communication in all social processes and dynamics that can be deemed as political. Its focus is therefore not limited to the ’institutional’ field of politics or to the traditional channels of political communication but extends to a wide range of social fields, actions and media (incl. traditional and online) where political and politicised ideas are linguistically and discursively constructed and communicated.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 17 (2018) to present.

Access Journal of Language and Politics via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

Image credit: “Prime Minister Theresa May” by Number 10 on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/Vnii9D

Collingwood and British Idealism Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Collingwood and British Idealism Studies

From the Cardiff University website for the British Idealism and Collingwood Centre:

“The Collingwood and British Idealism Centre was established in 1994 at the University of Wales, Swansea, with the aim of promoting and encouraging research into the life and philosophy of R. G. Collingwood and moved to Cardiff University in 2000.

“The Centre produces a journal, Collingwood and British Idealism Studies edited by Andrew Vincent, David Boucher & Bruce Haddock, publishes books, provides physical and intellectual support, houses copies of manuscripts from a range of British Idealists, printed books and over 120 Ph.D. theses from all over the world, and organises conferences for which we have had support from the British Academy and AHRC.

“The Centre encourages research and study focused on the corpus of the British Idealists’ writings in relation to themes which are associated with broader issues in the areas of politics, ethics, social and political philosophy, history of ideas, British and Continental political thought, sociology, and social policy. There is no restriction on the methodological and interpretative approaches employed and new innovative interdisciplinary projects of re-assessment, critical examination, and reconstruction of the British Idealists’ philosophy are encouraged. The Collingwood and British Idealism Centre has four main foci, which act as the objectives to be pursued: the moral social and political philosophy of Idealism; society and the individual; varying international perspectives on Idealism and the diverse and powerful influence of Idealism.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 11 (2005) to present.

Access Collingwood and British Idealism Studies via the Journal Search or at this link.

Image credit: ‘Crowd’ by JamesHarrison_ on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/tBkpwk

Sibirica: Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Sibirica: Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies.

From the Berghan website for the journal:

Sibirica is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal covering all aspects of the region and relations to neighboring areas, such as Central Asia, East Asia, and North America.

“The journal publishes articles, research reports, conference and book reviews on history, politics, economics, geography, cultural studies, anthropology, and environmental studies. It provides a forum for scholars representing a wide variety of disciplines from around the world to present findings and discuss topics of relevance to human activities in the region or directly relevant to Siberian studies.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 2 (2002) to present.

Access Sibirica via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or from this link.

Nelson Mandela Archive

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has created an online portal for the exploration of archival material relating to Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela early life

It is possible to view the site as an online exhibition where the digitised exhibits are interspersed with explanatory text. Clicking the digitaised images gives access to the item within the larger collection and gives access to a detailed description to each item.

By browsing the archive you can also watch videos and read digitised versions of primary sources, which include diaries, letters and drafts of speeches.

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory delivers the core-work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1999 to support its Founder’s ongoing engagement in worthy causes on his retirement as President of South Africa. The Foundation is registered as a trust, with its board of trustees comprising prominent South Africans selected by the Founder.The Centre of Memory was inaugurated by Nelson Mandela on 21 September 2004, and endorsed as the core work of the Foundation in 2006. The Centre focuses on three areas of work: the Life and Time of Nelson Mandela, Dialogue for Social Justice and Nelson Mandela International Day.

Transcripts for videos are available in the the details section on the portal.