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DigitalTheatre+

What is it?

DigitalTheatre+ is a multimedia platform which archives high quality video recordings of world-class theatre and film adaptations of literary works, including by the Globe Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, and more.

Each adaptation also features a variety of critical resources, including essays and videos, which take you behind-the-scenes of productions and breakdown key scenes, speeches, and characters.


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Current Issues in Criminal Justice

What is it?

Current Issues in Criminal Justice is the leading periodical covering criminology, criminal law, and criminal justice in Australia and provides detailed analysis and insight into crime and justice issues. Established in 1989, it is monitored by the Sydney Institute of Criminology and the University of Sydney Law School.


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The Map As History

What is it?

The Map As History is a multimedia atlas of world history with animated historical maps, interactive timelines, and other learning tools.

Why use maps?

Maps are a unique historical resource that holds a wealth of information can be used to enrich your research.

Historical maps often hold information retained by no other written source, such as place-names, boundaries, and physical features that have been modified or erased by modern development. Historical maps capture the attitudes of those who made them and represent worldviews of their time.

Why use timelines?

Timelines highlight important historical dates, terms, figures, and events and presents them in chronological order. Timelines are great for giving you an overview of a historical time period or event.


References

Rumsey, D. & Williams, M. (2002). Historical maps in GIS. In A. K. Knowles (Ed.), Past Time, Past Place: GIS for History (pp. 1-18). Esri Press.


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Origins of Islam and the Arabo-Muslim Empire Timeline of Key Events: World War I, 1914-1918

Revolutionary Russia

What is it?

Revolutionary Russia is a historical reference platform curated by renowned Russian and Soviet Union historian, Orlando Figes. On it, Figes draws from his published works and ties together ideas drawn from over thirty years teaching Russian and Soviet Union history.

It is designed to help students studying:

  • Year 11 Modern History: The Decline and Fall of the Romanov Dynasty
  • Year 12 Modern History: National Study: Russia/Soviet Union

It provides students with access to Figes' video summary archive, podcast, extracts from published works, photo essays, and exam prep and assistance.


Who is Orlando Figes?

Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. Born in London in 1959, he graduated with a Double-Starred First from Cambridge University, where he was a Lecturer in History and Fellow of Trinity College from 1984 to 1999. He is the author of many books on Russian history, including A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924, which in 1997 received the Wolfson Prize, the NCR Book Award, the W.H. Smith Literary Award, the Longman/History Today Book Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books.

Books by Orlando Figes


References

Figes, O. (2007). Orlando Figes [Author and Professor of Russian History]. http://www.orlandofiges.com/orlando.php


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ClickView

What is it?

ClickView is a streaming service that provides access to tens of thousands of videos to support all parts of the curriculum. It also hosts recreational programs such as features films, television shows, and more.


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