Digital Collection Reveals New Perspectives on Major Border Events and Areas
November 8, 2016 – Alexandria, VA – Alexander Street today announced the launch of a new primary source digital collection that will illuminate current worldwide border and migration issues through primary source documents, archives, films, and ephemera related to more than 30 significant border areas and events over the last three centuries.
Border and Migration Studies Online provides historical context and resources, representing both personal and institutional perspectives, for the growing fields of border(land) studies and migration studies, as well as history, law, politics, diplomacy, area, and global studies.
In collaboration with an international board of scholars, materials within the collection were selected and organized around fundamental themes, such as:
Border Enforcement and Control
Undocumented and Unauthorized Migration
Global Governance of Migration
At completion, the collection will include 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images that will allow scholars and researchers to study borders and migrations through interdisciplinary, comparative, and cross-national perspectives.
"At a time when borders and immigration are all over the news, and the rebirth of nationalism occurs around the world, these original historical documents provide deeper perspective into this emotional and divisive issue,” says Nathalie Duval, Publisher, History Collections at Alexander Street. “Border and Migration Studies Online provides tools to analyze precedents for a much-needed constructive and open-minded reflection."
Border and Migration Studies Online is available for purchase or annual subscription. Librarians and faculty may request a free 30-day trial at alexanderstreet.com/border.
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Alexander Street pairs exclusive streaming video, audio, and curated full-text collections with cutting-edge online tools to transform the way people research, learn, and teach in virtually every discipline. Learn more at alexanderstreet.com.
Listen to this week's free download by Léo Delibes
This week's download features two movements from Léo Delibes' (1836–1891) opera Lakmé, written in 1881–1882. These recordings are performed by the Orchestre Symphonique de Radio-Télé-Luxembourg under the direction of Jean-Claude Casadesus.
For more sources, check out the Lakmé musical work page on the Open Music Library.
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