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Logan Museum of Anthropology

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With almost 5000 items digitised at the moment and more to come in the near future, this will definitely be a useful site to keep an eye on.
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Long Teaching Module: Sexuality, Marriage, and Age of Consent Laws, 1700-2000

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In western law, the age of consent is the age at which an individual is treated as capable of consenting to sexual activity. Consequently, any one who has sex with an underage individual, regardless of the circumstances, is guilty of a crime. Narrowly concerned with sexual violence, and with girls, originally, since the 19th century the age of consent has occupied a central place in debates... Read More »

Long Teaching Module: Women and Empire

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This teaching cluster assembles an array of primary and secondary sources, as well as teaching strategies and lesson plans, for educators to effectively teach the important roles women played in colonial and imperial projects from the 17th century to the 20th century. Surveying how women interacted with imperial landscapes, both as colonizers and as colonized persons, this cluster explores... Read More »

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Long Teaching Module: “Reading” Primary Sources on the History of Children & Youth

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How do you study the history of young people? What can primary source documents reveal? What limitations do they pose? What light can the history of young people shed on the past? This essay aims to serve as a guide to finding, interpreting or “reading” primary sources on young people from ancient civilizations to the present.

Detail: 1500s map of Asia Minor

Map Section Image Database

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The Walker Collection comprises 135 maps, printed between 1511 and 1774, that cover Asia Minor and surrounding areas including the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and the Balkans.
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Mercator Projection

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The map is a Mercator projection and is among the most common in use today. It places North America at the center.

Mercator Projection with Eurasia Centered

Mercator Projection, Eurasia Centered

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The map is a Mercator projection that has been altered. Instead of placing North America in the center, the Eurasian land mass is in the middle. This map of the world suggests some of the ways the choices made by mapmakers have a significant impact on our understanding of the world.

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Millennium Development Goals: Child Malnutrition 2006

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals related to poverty, education, gender equality, health, environmental sustainability and development set in the year 2000 at the UN Millennium Summit, and adopted by 189 nations. The eight MDGs are associated with 21 quantifiable targets, tracked by 60 statistical indicators... Read More »

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Millennium Development Goals: Gender Parity in Basic Education 2007

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals related to poverty, education, gender equality, health, environmental sustainability and development set in the year 2000 at the UN Millennium Summit, and adopted by 189 nations. The eight MDGs are associated with 21 quantifiable targets, tracked by 60 statistical indicators... Read More »

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Millennium Development Goals: Gender Parity in Higher Education 2007

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals related to poverty, education, gender equality, health, environmental sustainability and development set in the year 2000 at the UN Millennium Summit, and adopted by 189 nations. The eight MDGs are associated with 21 quantifiable targets, tracked by 60 statistical indicators... Read More »

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