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Resources for Review: We seek reviewers for the following resources. **The snippets below are taken from each resource's web page and do not necessarily the opinions of the M&T Reviews Co-Editors 1. Medieval England and France, 700–1200 - https://www.bl.uk/medieval-english-french-manuscripts2. Contemporary Culture Index Database - https://www.ccindex.info/3. The Digital Cicognara Library - https://cicognara.org/ 4. East Asian Scroll Paintings - https://scrolls.uchicago.edu/5. Digital Paxton - http://digitalpaxton.org/works/digital-paxton/index 6. Claude Monet: The Water-Lilies and other writings on art (2017) - https://iopn.library.illinois.edu/books/windsor-downs/catalog/book/17. In Focus: The Evolution of the Personal Camera - https://dp.la/exhibitions/evolution-personal-camera8. Canadian Women Artists History Initiative - https://cwahi.concordia.ca/
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1. Medieval England and France, 700–1200 - https://www.bl.uk/medieval-english-french-manuscriptsThe British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France have worked together to digitise a selection of 800 illuminated manuscripts from the period 700-1200, sharing them online for the first time. The project focused on manuscripts produced on either side of the English Channel over half a millennium of close cultural and political interaction.
2. Contemporary Culture Index Database - https://www.ccindex.info/ccindex database is an online, open-access bibliographical database indexing international journals and periodicals. Areas covered are architecture, art, cinema, cultural studies, design, literature, music, philosophy, social sciences and photography.
3. The Digital Cicognara Library - https://cicognara.org/ The Digital Cicognara Library is an international initiative to recreate in digital form the remarkable private book collection of Count Leopoldo Cicognara (1767–1834). Though assembled in the Romantic era, Cicognara’s collection of some five thousand early imprints still comprises the foundational literature of art and archaeology. Cicognara’s famous, two-volume inventory of his library, the Catalogo ragionato dei libri d’arte e d’antichità, published in 1821 and often reprinted, remains an essential tool for scholars and bibliophiles.
4. East Asian Scroll Paintings - https://scrolls.uchicago.edu/East Asian Scroll Paintings is an interactive site to simulate the experience of viewing handscrolls in ways that published photographs in books and projected slides cannot and to make them more widely accessible for teaching and research.
5. Digital Paxton - http://digitalpaxton.org/works/digital-paxton/index Digital Paxton is a digital collection, critical edition, teaching platform devoted to the 1764 pamphlet war. As a digital collection, Digital Paxton hosts more than 200 political cartoons, books, broadsides, manuscripts, and newspaper issues related to the Paxton incident. The original papers reside at 18 different archives, research libraries, and cultural institutions, including the American Philosophical Society, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. At present, Digital Paxton features more than 2,500 free, print-quality (300 dpi) images.
6. Claude Monet: The Water-Lilies and other writings on art (2017) - https://iopn.library.illinois.edu/books/windsor-downs/catalog/book/1In 1928, the former French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau published Claude Monet: Les Nymphéas (The Water-Lilies), a memoir of his longtime friend. Bruce Michelson has produced a new English translation, presented here with useful notes and illustrations. Michelson’s translations of three short essays on art by Clemenceau, originally published by La Justice in the late XIX c., are included as appendices.
7. In Focus: The Evolution of the Personal Camera - https://dp.la/exhibitions/evolution-personal-cameraAn online exhibition created as part of the DPLA’s Digital Curation Program by the following students as part of Dr. Joan E. Beaudoin's course "Metadata in Theory and Practice" in the School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University: Ellen Tisdale, Rachel Baron Singer, Amanda Seppala, Michell Geysbeek, and Jay Purrazzo.
8. Canadian Women Artists History Initiative - https://cwahi.concordia.ca/Based in the Department of Art History at Concordia University in Montreal, we foster and circulate research into women’s contributions to the cultural and material history of Canada. Our focus is on the period prior to 1967. We also maintain a consultable Documentation Centre and web-based research tools. This website provides regularly updated information about our activities and links to our databases.
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