Internet Sites for World Civilization since 1500
Department of History
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC, USA 27858
E-Mail Dr. Wilburn
Click on your Internet assignment below and follow instructions given in class.
Journal Internet Assignments:
- 24 June: Calculate your birthday according to the Jewish, Islamic, and
Persian calendars below. Print out each result. Calculate the Muslim prayer times for Greenville, NC for 14 January 2004 and print out the result. Summarize and react to the introductions of the three calendars in a single Internet journal entry. Include a paragraph on H-World's discussion of BCE and CE.
- Jewish Calender Converter, Gregorian-Hebrew/Hebrew-Gregorian CE dates converter, and Introduction to the Jewish Calender, Bernard Israelite Kouchel and Michael Tobias
- Muslim Calendar Converter, Hijra/Gregorian and Gregorian/Hijra dates converter; Introduction to the Hijra Calendar and Muslim Daily Prayer Times for Greenville, NC, Wasat Alnaseej
- Persian Calender Converter, Persian-Gregorian/Gregorian-Persian dates converter, Khayam, NetNative
- BCE and CE Dating, H-World Discussion, June 2005
- 1 July: Discuss Columbus and the Age of Discovery, Thomas C. Tirado, Millersville University
- 8 July: Discuss Mohammadís Last Sermon, Paul Halsall, Internet Medieval Source Book, Online Reference Book, Fordham
- 15 July: Explore China the Beautiful, Ming L. Pei
- 22 July: Explore The Virtual Wall. Then read the memorials to Harold Smith of Sumter, S.C. and
Jerry Lee of Rocky Mount, N.C. The Virtual Wall is a member of the Vietnam Veterans Webring.
- Explore EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents From Western Europe, Richard Hacken, European Studies Bibliographer, and Harold B. Lee, Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
- Explore Historical Documents, Avalon Project, Yale Law School
- Explore Historical Texts and Documents, Hanover College's Department of History Web Site
- Explore the Internet Modern History Sourcebook, Paul Halsall, Fordham University
- Explore Medieval Documents, Internet Medieval Sourcebook, ORB
- Explore the Online Global Problems Reader, Richard H. Robbins, SUNY at Plattsburgh, New York
- Explore India, University of Texas
- The Upanishads, The Hindu Students Council, Global Hindu Electronics Network
- The Vedas, The Hindu Students Council, Global Hindu Electronics Network
Islam and the Middle East:
Judaism, Israel, and Palestine:
- Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry, 20 April 1946, Avalon Project, William C. Fray and Lisa A. Spar, Co-Directors, Yale University
- The Balfour Declaration, 2 November 1917, Avalon Project, William C. Fray and Lisa A. Spar, Co-Directors, Yale University
- British White Paper of June 1922, Avalon Project, William C. Fray and Lisa A. Spar, Co-Directors, Yale University
- British White Paper of 1939, Avalon Project, William C. Fray and Lisa A. Spar, Co-Directors, Yale University
- Causes of Anti-Semitism, courtesy Manfred Davidmann, United Kingdom
- Explore Judaism: Judaism 101, courtesy Tracey Rich
- Explore Judaism: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), courtesy Daniel P. Faigin and Soc.Culture.Jewish
- Herzl, Benjamin Zev (Theodor), The Jewish Agency for Israel and the World Zionist Organization
- The McMahon-Hussein Correspondence (1915), The Jewish Agency for Israel and the World Zionist Organization
- The Palestine Mandate, 24 July 1922, Avalon Project, William C. Fray and Lisa A. Spar, Co-Directors, Yale University
- Declaration of Israel's Independence, 14 May 1948, Avalon Project, William C. Fray and Lisa A. Spar, Co-Directors, Yale University
- United Nations Security Council Resolutions (All 48) Relating to the Middle East, 1967-1994, Avalon Project, William C. Fray and Lisa A. Spar, Co-Directors, Yale University
- The Sykes-Picot Agreement, 1916, Avalon Project, William C. Fray and Lisa A. Spar, Co-Directors, Yale University
- The First Zionist Congress and the Basle Program, 31 August 1897 (scroll down), The Jewish Agency for Israel and the World Zionist Organization
The Events: A Chronology of US Involvement in the Vietnam War
A timeline [to 1969 as of 18 July 1999] based on photographs and text is presented. Brevity is stressed.
Derived from a CD series, MultiEducator, Inc.
Maps of Viet-Nam
Includes Viet-Nam in 1954 and the TET Offensive. Created from the "West Point" Atlas map
collection, Edward J. Krasnoborski, cartographer.
North Carolinians on the Wall
Lists by last name the Tar Heels who died in Viet-Nam. Vietnam War Memorial:
A block of marble, and twenty six letters of the alphabet, enable history to accommodate,
so many young names. Wandering alone, an old woman has at last found her only child,
amid the mass grave, and with her eyes tightly shut, she is now feeling for the mortal wound,
with her trembling fingers, on his ice-cold forehead. (William Marr, Autumn Window,
Arbor Hill Press (1996).
The Vietnam Center
An online archive, Texas Tech University.
Derives from PBS' the American Experience. Includes a timeline
and a good bibliography.
Vietnam Stories since the War
Sponsored by PBS, this site, so haunting with its black background, contains
links to such topics as women in Vietnam, the Wall and Maya Lin (the designer
of the Wall), Jan Scruggs and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation
(raised funds for the Wall), and the Vietnam Veteran's homepage.
Vietnam War Bibliography
Professor Emeritus Richard Jensen was the first director of H-Net and a pioneer in
the scholarly use of the Internet. Here he continues to compile bibliographic data
on the US war in Vietnam.
The Vietnam War Declassification Project
The staff of the Gerald R. Ford Library reviewed for some 40,000 pages of National
Security Adviser files to exhibit here. Included is a list of the library's
core holdings on the war.
The Virtual Wall
Heroes fallen are memorialzed by family and friends on this interactive replica of The Wall.
For example, see Harold Smith and
Jerry Lee of Rocky Mount, N.C. A link is also provided that lists all soldiers on The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in
Washington, DC. The Virtual Wall is a member of the Vietnam Veterans Webring.
- H-World, the Home Page of H-World, a Member of the H-Net Family
- H-World Links, H-World's List of Hyperlinks
- History and MultiMedia Center, integrates scholarship with multi media, University at Albany History Department
- Talking History, an oral history web site maintained by Gerald Zahav and Susan L. McCormick
- WebChron, world history chronologies courtesy the Department of History, North Park University
- World History, documents from Gateway to World History
- World History Association, University of Hawaii at Manoa
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First Online Edition: 15 December 1996
Last Revised: 24 June 2005