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The 1947 Partition Archive has preserved nearly 9,500 memories of Partition witnesses.
1947 Partition Archive
A networking website for academics, can be used to access and promote academic papers. Academia’s goal is to ensure that every paper, ever written, is on the internet, available for free.
Allegra Laboratory is a platform for a large number of anthropologists and other academics to enliven the ‘dead space’ between standard academic publication and fast-moving public debates.
This organisation, in Cambridge (UK), occupies a unique position as an independent charity concerned with the study of early South Asia, Iran and Central Asia, promoting both scholarly research and popular interest in the area.
Ancient India & Iran Trust
This is a historical database of climatic crisis in the Indian Ocean World. On this site, you can access articles, relevant maps, and visualizations.
This site is a repository of gramophone recordings of India set up in collaboration with the Manipal University’s MCPH (Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities).
Archive of India Music
Archive of the Institute for Taiwan History (ITH, Academia Sinica)
Archnet is a resource focused on the Built environment of Muslim societies. Including architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation issues.
ANRI offers access to thousands of unresearched documents about the history of the Nusantara and its connections to the world at large during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia (ANRI)
The Artstor Digital Library features a wide range of multidisciplinary content from some of the world’s top museums, artists, libraries, scholars, and photo archives, including rare collections not accessible anywhere else.
Asia Art Archive is a catalyst for new ideas that enrich our understanding of the world through the collection, creation, and sharing of knowledge around recent art in Asia. This website hosts online modern Asian art and archives.
Asia Art Archive
Asia Research Institute
Focuses on what is new in the world of Asian and Islamic art, including exhibitions, events, and auctions. It is free to subscribe to their newsletter.
Asian Art Newspaper
The Asian Development Review (ADR) is the journal of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), published by MIT Press.
Asian Development Review
A curated collection of the latest publications and news on sexuality and gender in Asia.
The Atlas of Mutual Heritage hosts an incredible database and atlas of information, maps, drawings, prints and paintings of locations significant to the Dutch VOC (East Indies Company) and WIC (Dutch West India Company).
Atlas of Mutual Heritage
The collection is being digitised in conjunction with Google and includes titles from the early 16th century up to the second half of the 19th century.
Austrian National Archive
The platform for the BBC’s news articles relating to Asia. Also operates number of radio stations.
The podcast gives insight into various BRI projects from an ‘on the ground’ perspective, providing plenty of ethnographic details.
Belt and Road Podcast
The conference focused on the fragmented, layered and linked oceanic imperial processes, to think with the creative tensions between sociocultural processes across oceanic surfaces, and the mysteries of the submarine.
Berkeley 2020 Conference on Post-Imperial Oceanics
The national library of France. This site gives access to a number of digitised collections and archives.
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Bichitra: Online Tagore Variorum
The largest open access digital library for biodiversity literature and archives including books on plant taxonomy and natural history texts.
Biodiversity Heritage Library
This library has almost a million images of rare books, manuscripts, and other treasures from the Bodleian Libraries and Oxford college libraries.
This unique resource includes objects, artworks, photographs, films, papers and sound archives. These were donated by British people who lived and worked in many parts of the former empire and Commonwealth and reflect their occupations and interests.
British Empire & Commonwealth Collection
The British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) is the UK’s foremost learned society dedicated to promoting and supporting scholarship and research excellence on all aspects of Iran and the wider Persianate world
British Institute of Persian Studies
The blog focuses on the collections in ‘Asian and African Studies’ that have their origins in the collections of the British Museum and in the Library of the East India Company and its successor, the India Office
British Library Asia and Africa Studies Blog
A large array of online resources, images of over two million records and artifacts - also includes explanations of artifacts (Collection Stories), with around 600,000 thousand records linked to Asia.
With a focus on Indian media, Cafe Dissensus (based in New York) is an alternative magazine dealing in art, culture, literature, and politics. The magazine also runs a blog, Cafe Dissensus Everyday.
This journal was launched by the Calvert 22 Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which focuses on contemporary art and culture of the New East