The Biomedical Library has Partnered with Penn Health-Tech to Create the Medical Device Shared Shelf Collection
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The Biomedical Library has Partnered with Penn Health-Tech to Create the Medical Device Shared Shelf Collection

What good are expired medical devices?  Well, Penn Health-Tech believes that tinkerers may find them to be quite useful and has built a stockpile of them for teams to prototype, reverse engineer, and use for their learning as they develop new devices. The Biomedical Library has partnered with Penn Health-Tech to catalog and make the devices accessible to all … 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

Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe, and Australia
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Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe, and Australia

This database includes difficult to find ephemera and internal documents for the predecessors of today’s Alt-Right and Antifa.  Sourced from the Hall-Hoag collection at Brown University, the American Radicalism collection at Michigan State and the British National Archives, it includes coverage of right wing and leftist organizations, people and themes there were considered ‘extreme’ at … Continue reading

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Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981

Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981 is split into three modules: Module 1: Middle East, 1971-1974: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Oil Crisis Module 2: Middle East, 1975-1978: The Lebanese Civil War and the Camp David Accords Module 3: Middle East, 1979-1981: The Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War Exploring complete runs … Continue reading

Papers of Woodrow Wilson Digital Edition
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Papers of Woodrow Wilson Digital Edition

This collection includes the complete contents of the landmark letterpress edition of the papers, with nearly 35,000 documents across 69 volumes. Wilson oversaw one of the most important chapters in the Progressive movement, approving the Federal Reserve Act, establishing the Fair Trade Commission, and endorsing women’s right to vote. Wilson also presided over America’s involvement … Continue reading

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Penn’s lowering of flag shocks Nixon administration

American Politics and Society from JFK to Watergate, 1960–1975, a compilation of documents from the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidencies and federal agencies, includes this document from the Nixon Daily Press Summaries.   Other issues chronicled in the database include women’s rights, environmental issues, urban renewal, rural development, tax reform, civil rights, space exploration, international trade, … Continue reading

Struggle for Women’s Rights, Organizational Records, 1880-1990
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Struggle for Women’s Rights, Organizational Records, 1880-1990

This collection is comprised of records of three important women’s rights organizations: the National Woman’s Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women’s Action Alliance. Originally a committee of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the National Woman’s Party (NWP) was founded in 1913 when Alice Paul and her colleagues broke away from … Continue reading