Arts, Humanities

Open Courseware and Resources (general)

- Humanities: those academic disciplines which study the human condition, using methods that are largely analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences.

Arts and Humanities (general)

  About Arts and Humanities  
Brief introductions

The humanities include ancient and modern languages, literature, history, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts such as music and theatre.

Humanities that are also regarded as social sciences include technology, history, anthropology, area studies, communication studies, cultural studies, law and linguistics.

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The Open Education Directory menu for Arts and Humanities is in the top left margin.

  Arts and Humanities - Open Textbooks  
Links to open access (free) textbooks.

  • Libraries and Learning Commons - Humanities
  • OAPEN Library - freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Open Textbook Library - Humanities & Language
  • Open Book Publishers - Humanities
  • Wikibooks - Books dealing with humanities; academic disciplines which study the human condition, using methods primarily analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences

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Links to Listings of Open Textbooks (all subject areas)

  Arts and Humanities - Support for Learners  
Sites that actively support learners - eg learner communities, forums, expert help etc

See Also:

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

  Arts and Humanities - Best Resource Sites  
iBerry's choice - other recommendations welcome!

  • Arts Online - The arts directory; guide to art websites and cultural destinations; easy access to the visual arts, artists, contemporary art, crafts, design, arts events, cultural tourism destinations, festivals, music, film, theatre, dance, art blogs, discussion, news, literature, ideas
  • California University (US), Voice of the Shuttle, Web Page for Humanities Research - mission to provide a structured and briefly annotated guide to online resources that at once respects the established humanities disciplines in their professional organization and points toward the transformation of those disciplines as they interact with the sciences and social sciences and with new digital media.
  • H Net (US), Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine - international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing educational potential of the Internet and WWW; peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, discussion for colleagues and interested public

  Other Resource Sites  


What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's career? works of Goya and the influences of the times in which he lived


relationships between our collective social and cultural structures and the individual: visual communication, art & ideas, photo history, html & webdesign, Art and Photo History, photography master workshops, Media Theory

Napoleonic Paintings

Paintings at the Louvre, portrait of Napoleon, Gros and the Napoleonic propaganda machine, The Decennial Competition of 1810

Introduction to the Visual Arts

contemporary art practices and ideas, overview of 'visual language' by looking at a variety of artworks and discussing basic concepts revolving around artistic practice, notions of the real/unreal as explored with various mediums and practices, video, sculpture and in public space: readings, student projects

Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry

eight guest lectures on video (explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, of investigating landscapes and expressing ideas, Readings, observations, and photographs form the basis of discussions on landscape, light, significant detail, place, poetics, narrative and how photography can inform design and planning, among other issues): readings, projects

Wolfram Demonstrations Project

brings computational exploration to the widest possible audience, open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts, free player runs all demos: Browse Latest, Random Selection, FAQs, Authoring area

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By historyteachers - - "This text-only video is appropriate for the man who gave us text - printed text, anyhow, and lots of it."

Art and Photo History

beginnings of Photography, Early Portraiture (JMC and Nadar), landscape in painting and photography, Photography and documentation, Art Objects, Depicting movement and Futurism, Impressionism and post-impressionism, Art photography, Colour Photography, Matisse and Picasso, Dada and Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, Australian Photography since the 1970's, Digital Photography: Suggested reading

Helen Langdon's ‘Caravaggio’

biographical monograph about single artist's life and work, focusing on the way that one author, Helen Langdon, has used biography in her book about one artist, Caravaggio, methods used to approach her subject and the different kinds of primary sources available to her, how an artist's work relates to his or her life, exploring methods to construct her biography and how sources employed, ways an artist's life can help explain the art, other ways of interpreting works of art with those contained within a biographical structure, possibilities and limitations of biographical monograph

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