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  Modern world - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The modern age may be defined to extend to the present day, or else to conclude postmodernism (which may be dated any time from the 1960s to the early 1980s), again depending on the usage.
In the case where modern is used in a sense which means "before postmodernism", it may refer specifically to modernism.
Modern art is typified by self-awareness, and by the manipulation of form or medium as an integral part of the work itself.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Modern_history   (2632 words)

  
 School of History
History is a large and busy School, comprising what were formerly separate departments of Modern History and Economic History, together with specialists in Ancient History who maintain their own distinct degree pathway.
The School of History includes among its staff leading authorities on a wide range of periods and subjects, from the ancient world to the twentieth century and including African, American and continental European history, with particular strengths in the histories of Britain and Ireland and the history of religion.
In the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, History at Queens was awarded a grade 5, indicating a high proportion of research publications of national and international excellence.
www.qub.ac.uk /mh   (377 words)

  
 History's Happening Modern World History Page
The Encyclopedia of World History - Renowned historian Peter N. Stearns and thirty prominent historians have combined their expertise over the past ten years to perfect this comprehensive chronology of more than 20,000 entries that span the millennia from prehistoric times to the year 2000.
History on the Net - historical information linked to the English National Curriculum, for teachers, pupils, parents and anyone who wishes to further their historical knowledge.
Republic of Korea - Examines the history and culture of the Republic of Korea.
www.loeser.us /mhist.html   (2857 words)

  
 Modern History Sourcebook: Mussolini: What is Fascism, 1932
Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) over the course of his lifetime went from Socialism - he was editor of Avanti, a socialist newspaper - to the leadership of a new political movement called "fascism" [after "fasces", the symbol of bound sticks used a totem of power in ancient Rome].
For if a doctrine must be a living thing, this is proved by the fact that Fascism has created a living faith; and that this faith is very powerful in the minds of men is demonstrated by those who have suffered and died for it.
The Sourcebook is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted texts for introductory level classes in modern European and World history.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/mussolini-fascism.html   (744 words)

  
 Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Main Page
It is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures.
To present a diversity of source material in modern European, American, and Latin American history, as well as a significant amount of materal pertinent to world cultures and global studies.
Although the history of social and cultural elite groups remains important to historians, the lives of non-elite women, people of color, lesbians and gays are also well represented here.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/modsbook.html   (951 words)

  
 The Modern History of Computing
The modern term for the latter idea is ‘heuristic search’, a heuristic being any rule-of-thumb principle that cuts down the amount of searching required in order to find a solution to a problem.
The final major event in the early history of electronic computation was the development of magnetic core memory.
Jay Forrester realised that the hysteresis properties of magnetic core (normally used in transformers) lent themselves to the implementation of a three-dimensional solid array of randomly accessible storage points; in 1949, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he began to investigate this idea empirically.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/computing-history   (6645 words)

  
 NYPL, Modern European History Research Guide
European history is a primary subject of the General Research Division and constitutes a significant portion of its holdings.
The collection is extensive in all types of historical materials, including monographs, scholarly journals, bibliographies, annual surveys, pamphlets, general histories and systematic works, printed archival sources, and biographies.
Retrospective holdings are most extensive for British and French history, followed by the history of Germany.
www.nypl.org /research/chss/grd/resguides/eurhist   (314 words)

  
 BBC - History
History for Kids Fun and games for children of all ages...
History Trails Structured online courses to help you hone your skills...
Epic drama series portraying the birth of the Roman Empire, as seen through the eyes of two foot-soldiers.
www.bbc.co.uk /history   (144 words)

  
 New Zealand - Ancient and Modern History
Links to New Zealand history from the arrival of the Maori, Captain Cook, the Treaty of Waitangi, Gallipoli, the Rainbow Warrior, recent economic reforms.
A brief History of the New Zealand Police.
The Somme, a land of history and remembrance Australia and New Zealand in France during WWI.
www.enzed.com /hist.html   (1456 words)

  
 Best of History Web Sites: Early Modern Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hosted by the University of Toronto, the CRRC is a research centre with a library devoted to the study of the period from approximately 1350 to 1700.
This interactive timeline is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.
They began with the premise that the texts of the period could not be taught successfully without a working knowledge of the religions beliefs and controversies of the period and an array of strategies for bringing that material to life in the classroom.
www.besthistorysites.net /EarlyModernEurope.shtml   (7816 words)

  
 Modern History
Modernism in Modern Greek Theatre (1895-1922) by Walter Puchner.
A little weak on Minoan history this book is, however, excellent for all the intervening years including Roman, Arab, Venetian and Turkish Rule, autonomy and unification with Greece in 1913.
A Subject by subject look at various aspects of Greek life and history, includes art, the economy, the Greek church etc. and is packed with useful information such as ex-presidents and Kings of Greece.
www.hellenicbookservice.com /Modern/modern_history.htm   (6629 words)

  
 Paul Halsall/Fordham University: Internet History Sourcebooks Project
The Internet History Sourcebooks are collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.
A "classroom usable" sourcebook of copy-permitted material for Ancient history and civilization courses.
European History and Historians II A website created for a Graduate Teaching Assistant course taught Spring 2001 and later at the University of North Florida.
www.fordham.edu /halsall   (966 words)

  
 History of Modern Ballroom Dancing
This article traces the history of the International Dancesport championship "Modern Standard Ballroom" dances: Viennese Waltz, Modern Waltz, Tango, Slow Foxtrot, and Quickstep.
modern ballroom dances have now been standardised and categorised into various levels for teaching, with internationally agreed vocabularies, techniques, rhythms and tempos.
With the Spanish conquest of much of South America, this Tango together with other Spanish folk dances naturally emigrated with settlers from Spain, although its involvement in the formation of the Modern Tango is suspect.
linus.socs.uts.edu.au /~don/pubs/modern.html   (3410 words)

  
 Modern British History
This is the place to find articles and links relating to a myriad of topics in Modern British History from the French Revolution to Tony Blair, mainly focusing on the period between 1830 and 1945.
Part IV of a 4-part series exploring recent scholarship on the history of rape and spousal murder in France, England, and the United States.
Part II of a 4-part series exploring recent scholarship on the history of rape and spousal murder in France, England, and the United States.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/british_history   (481 words)

  
 History Faculty Home Page
Medieval and modern history has been studied at Oxford for longer than at almost any other university: a Regius Professor of Modern History was first appointed in 1724, and undergraduate examinations began in 1850.
Today the University is one of the world's most encompassing centres for the study of history.
They work and live in forty-five college communities, in buildings ranging from honey-coloured medieval quads, to the most controversial of post-modernist architecture, all set within the lively, thriving, and beautiful city of Oxford.
www.history.ox.ac.uk   (152 words)

  
 Department of Modern History
An explanation of the range of units in Modern History will be found in the section entitled `Undergraduate Programs'; a table of the particular units to be offered is given in the section headed `Schedule of Units'; and further details of units are set out in the section `Undergraduate Units'.
This material, together with supplementary documentation issued at enrolment period, represents the University's official statement on courses and policies and should always be consulted.
This site is designed to be a more informal guide to students wishing to study Modern History at all levels.
www.modhist.mq.edu.au   (420 words)

  
 Early Modern Resources
Early Modern Resources is a gateway site for all those interested in finding electronic resources relating to the early modern period in history.
My definition of 'early modern' covers the period roughly from 1500-1800.
Sometimes earlier, sometimes a little later: if you want an idea of the sheer diversity of the term, have a look at the debate in the H-Albion discussion logs for May-June 2000.
www.earlymodernweb.org.uk   (468 words)

  
 UCSD Modern Chinese History Site
sources section is a guide to English and Chinese materials relating to historical research on modern China.
About UCSD is an introduction to the Modern Chinese History program at UCSD.
This site is maintained by graduate students in the Modern Chinese History program at UCSD.
orpheus.ucsd.edu /chinesehistory   (173 words)

  
 Brief History of Artificial Intelligence
Clocks, the first modern measuring machines, were first produced using lathes.
The links we are adding to annotate Dr. Buchanan's text are intended to be representative of the diverse resources that you can find online and, as such, may not exactly reflect Dr. Buchanan's viewpoint.
Norbert Wiener: Article by J. O'Connor and E. Robertson in the The MacTutor History of Mathematics.
www.aaai.org /AITopics/bbhist.html   (2461 words)

  
 A Modern History of Blacks in Mathematics
For earlier periods in history see the web pages of Mathematics in Ancient Africa.
For the history of African Americans in Physics, see [A Timeline of African American Physicists].
The first issue of the AMUCHA - The African Mathematical Union's Commission on the History of Mathematics in Africa was presented.
www.math.buffalo.edu /mad/madhist.html   (2266 words)

  
 Cambodia in Modern History: Beauty and Darkness
The Beauty and Darkness project provides information on the recent history of Cambodia, particulary the Khmer Rouge period.
A series of oral histories and biographical articles about Cambodians.
Specific information can also be located by using the site search page, and the most recent additions are listed on the What's New page.
www.mekong.net /cambodia   (160 words)

  
 Fairbank Chinese History Library: Rob Gray   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
China : A New History (by John King Fairbank)
Your viewing of this page is made possible by the CND corporate sponsorship program.
The Fairbank Chinese History Virtual Library was founded to facilitate easy access to sources of
www.cnd.org /fairbank   (134 words)

  
 HistoryWiz: Modern History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
BBC Education: Modern World History a wonderful site with information, images, timelines and a quiz
World History Compass a good listing of world history sites, and information on new discoveries in history.
AP European History Study Guides - these two sites contain study guides by topic for those preparing for the AP test or for those who want a concise review AP
www.historywiz.com /modern.htm   (273 words)

  
 Home Page - Modern History, Trinity College Dublin
SCHOOL OF Department of Modern History, Trinity College Dublin
The fifth 'witness seminar' in the occaional series, Opening up to the International Economy: Ireland from the 1950s, (organised in conjunction with the IIIS and the Policy Institute, TCD) takes place this Wednesday, 16 November at 4pm.
Department of Modern History, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland.
www.tcd.ie /Modern_History   (205 words)

  
 JSTOR: The Journal of Modern History
Please read JSTOR's Terms and Conditions of Use before you begin.
is recognized as the leading American journal for the study of European intellectual, political, and cultural history.
The journal's geographical and temporal scope--the history of Europe since the Renaissance--makes it unique: the
www.jstor.org /journals/00222801.html   (133 words)

  
 Center for History of Physics - American Institute of Physics
Center for History of Physics - American Institute of Physics
The Center for History of Physics preserves and makes known the history of modern physics and allied fields.
More than 25,000 photographs and other visual materials showing the human face of science.
www.aip.org /history   (42 words)

  
 British Academy PORTAL - Early Modern History to c. 1800
British Academy PORTAL - Early Modern History to c.
From Revolution to Reconstruction: A Hypertext on American History from the colonial period until Modern Times
History of Europe as a Supranational Region - Primary Documents
www.britac.ac.uk /portal/bysection.asp?section=H9   (213 words)

  
 Modern History (1776-1945)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dictionary of the History of Ideas (Electronic Text Center, Univeristy of Virginia Library)
Beyond the Pale: The History of Jews in Russia
Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact
www2.tntech.edu /history/modern.html   (1899 words)

  
 The Modern European History Website-Home
Follow the links to learn about history, timelines, travel, online books and primary documents.
Be sure to visit the Holocaust Center Boston, North's new website to learn all about Human Right's, the Holocaust and genocide.
This site is meant to be educational in nature, so I hope you learn something, or that at least you can surf in the right direction!
www.angelfire.com /ma3/moderneurope   (114 words)

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