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Socialism in Film

Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda is a collection of films from the communist world, which spans from the Russian Revolution to the end of the Cold War. There are documentary films, feature narrative films, as well as newsreels. This collection provides a view into the experience of filmmakers behind the Iron … Continue reading

LAPOP : Latin American public opinion poll datasets
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LAPOP : Latin American public opinion poll datasets

The Penn Libraries have joined LAPOP, the Latin American Public Opinion Project at Vanderbilt University, as a member institution and data repository. Penn students, faculty, and staff may now download LAPOP microdata datasets – datasets contain the questionnaire responses of individual public opinion poll respondents – for LAPOP’s AmericasBarometer polls, 2004-present, and for selected national … Continue reading

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Royal Anthropological Institute Archive, digitized and online

The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland is the world’s longest-established scholarly association dedicated to anthropological research. The RAI Archive has been digitized and is now available to Penn readers through the Wiley Digital Archives platform. With 163,720 digitized manuscript documents, photographs, and maps dating from the 1780s (a 1785 letter from Benjamin … Continue reading

Teaching “East Asian DH”
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Teaching “East Asian DH”

In Spring 2018, I taught the grad/undergrad seminar “East Asian Digital Humanities” (EALC111-511), which was also listed for the undergraduate DH minor via the Price Lab. This course focused on digital humanities (DH) research and projects in an East Asian context. It was taught in English but required intermediate to advanced knowledge of at least … Continue reading

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The classic 50-volume Ethnographic Survey of Africa now out as ebooks

Online access to the 50-volume Ethnographic Survey of Africa is now available to Penn readers. Conceived by the International African Institute as a collection of separate, self-contained works, each volume described one particular African population group or a regional cluster of groups. The works were published between 1950 and 1977 and were written by ethnographers … Continue reading

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Rand Daily Mail fulltext, 1902-1985

The South African newspaper, Rand Daily Mail, is now available as searchable fulltext and PDF page images to Penn readers on the Readex platform. The Rand Daily Mail, founded in 1902 and closed in 1985 under financial and political pressure, was a Johannesburg-based English-language newspaper that criticized the South African apartheid regime. The newspaper is … Continue reading