Khan Academy – Our mission to provide a world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

Title: A personalized learning resource for all ages

Author: Khan Academy

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Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We’ve also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

Free tools for parents and teachers

We’re working hard to ensure that Khan Academy empowers coaches of all kinds to better understand what their children or students are up to and how best to help them. See at a glance whether a child or student is struggling or if she hit a streak and is now far ahead of the class. Our coach dashboard provides a summary of class performance as a whole as well as detailed student profiles.

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Teaching And Learning

Title: Teaching And Learning

Author: Ireland, UCD

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Presentation Skills

‘Chalk and talk’ is a centuries old approach to lecturing where a ‘master’ read important passages from a text and expounded his interpretation (Swanson and Torraco, 1995).  This method of reading from prepared materials to an inert body of students is outdated and ineffective (Edlich, 1993).  Lecturers are expected to be more dynamic, to encourage active learning, and to engage students rather than deliver a monologue McIntosh (1996) prompted by notes or PowerPoint slides.

Some advice on connecting with the audience, delivery, non-verbal cues, and things to avoid are listed below.

Connecting with the Audience
  • Ensure opening capture the interest and attention
  • Engage students
  • Phrase and pause
  • Talk to individuals
  • Get agreement
  • Encourage students to ask questions
  • Use students’ names as often as possible
  • Speak clearly
  • Don’t rush, or talk deliberately slowly
  • Use deliberate pauses at key points
  • Change the tone of delivery
  • Use hand movements to emphasise points
  • Exhibit enthusiasm about the topic
  • Project your voice or use a microphone if necessary
  • Use a variety of audiovisual media.
  • Inject the presentation (or materials) with humour
Non-Verbal Cues
  • Establish eye contact
  • Smile
  • Move around and interact rather than reading from notes
  • Be confident in your delivery and interaction
  • Respond to students’ reactions, and adjust and adapt accordingly
  • Keep an eye on the audience’s body language
Things to avoid
  • Standing in a position where you obscure the screen
  • Getting lost in an overhead
  • Excesses (of movement, enthusiasm, hand gestures etc)
  • Repetitive words or phrases that may become distracting
  • The use of fillers (such as “um,” “er,” or “you know”)
  • Overuse of PowerPoint
  • Reading from dense slides verbatim
  • Gaudy colour schemes, distracting sounds or visuals in lides

Workshops on various aspects of presentation skills are available from IT Media Service, go to the calendar for details.

Additional tips on presentation skills are outlined below.

Teaching Toolkit:

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Computers and Technology

Title: Computers and Technology

Author: The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI)

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Free Online Resources

There is a wealth of free software and educational material available on the internet, everything from free downloadable worksheets to free educational software games, screen readers and typing tutors. You can also get free demo or trial versions of some software programmes so you can try them for 30 days for free.

The following are some examples of what is available online. – Irish site with content for primary and second level, worksheets and revision activities for many subjects. – Irish interactive learning website, lots of second level subject specific content, notes, exam tips, etc. – lots of free spelling games. – comprehensive online learning resources for all ages, including the Bitesize series of revision activities. – factsheets, worksheets, quizzes and games to help improve English and maths skills. – lesson plans, arts and crafts ideas, and colouring pages. – lots of free maths worksheets and more. – some free learning resources, lesson plans and worksheets – more available if you subscribe. – Alphabet, vocabulary, maths, memory, geography games and puzzles. – worksheets on maths, telling the time, building vocabulary, logic and reasoning, and hangman games. – free worksheets, flashcards and resources for primary literacy, maths and other subjects. – literacy and numeracy resources and worksheets for adults. – free phonic worksheets. and – free learning worksheets, and free demo version of Nessy learning programme. – games and quizzes to build vocabulary and word knowledge. – free activities, worksheets, colouring pages and projects to download. – free lesson plans, activities and worksheets on many subjects. – printable worksheets and free software downloads (basic and special education). – lots of interactive literacy educational games. – English and maths worksheets to download. – Discovery Channel website – useful for science, history, geography – lots of interactive games, puzzles and quizzes. – information, games and puzzles – history, geography, science. – over 25,000 free e-books available to download. – free software similar to Microsoft Office. – educational programmes and podcasts such as ‘Getting It Right’ and Countdown to help Leaving Certificate students with revision are available each year. Often run radio plays and podcasts of the Shakespeare plays for Junior and Leaving Cert, as well as programmes covering some of the novels and poetry. – website with lots of fun typing games you can practice at home.

 Free Typing Tutors.

 Free Screen Readers.

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Computer Literacy Instructional Resources

Title: Computer Literacy Instructional Resources

Author: Minnesota Literacy Council, USA

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A helpful resource for teachers and volunteers who are new to this field is the Effective Computer Education Strategies manual prepared by members of Minnesota’s CTEP (Community Technology Empowerment Project).  It can be found at

Also the site at has an excellent selection of resources for teachers.

Instructor Materials
Keyboard and Computer Basics
Internet and Email Basics
D2L (Desire to Learn)

Minneapolis ABE has developed an online touch typing curriculum that is free for all users.

Free touch typing lessons can also be found at:, and (the last two also include 10-key practice exercises).

This library user tutorial explains how to use the mouse to click, scroll, and navigate in Windows:

Mousarobics: this is an online activity that helps your learners practice basic mouse skills

Mouse skills: very basic click, drop and drag

Forms practice: online practice filling out very easy to complex forms.

Computers in Action: lesson plans and activities for using computers with students.

Claire Siskin Bradin’s Word Processing Activities : this is a range of fun word processing activities for ESL learners.

Susan Gaer’s Computer Class Activities: this is an excellent class website which can be used as a resource to use for online reading/writing activities or to get ideas for lessons to use with your learners.

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Infoplease’s Top 100 Works in World Literature

Title: Top 100 Works in World Literature

Author: Infoplease

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Source: Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, 2002.

The editors of the Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, polled a panel of 100 authors from 54 countries on what they considered the “best and most central works in world literature.” Among the authors polled were Milan Kundera, Doris Lessing, Seamus Heaney, Salman Rushdie, Wole Soyinka, John Irving, Nadine Gordimer, and Carlos Fuentes. The list of 100 works appears alphabetically by author. Although the books were not ranked, the editors revealed that Don Quixote received 50% more votes than any other book.

  • Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
  • Hans Christian Andersen, Fairy Tales and Stories
  • Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • Honore de Balzac, Old Father Goriot
  • Samuel Beckett, Trilogy: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable
  • Giovanni Boccaccio, Decameron
  • Jorge Luis Borges, Collected Fictions
  • Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
  • Albert Camus, The Stranger
  • Paul Celan, Poems
  • Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Journey to the End of the Night
  • Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
  • Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales
  • Anton Chekhov, Selected Stories; Thousand and One Nights
  • Joseph Conrad, Nostromo
  • Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
  • Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
  • Denis Diderot, Jacques the Fatalist and His Master
  • Alfred Doblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment; The Idiot; The Possessed; The Brothers Karamazov
  • George Eliot, Middlemarch
  • Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
  • Euripides, Medea
  • William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom; The Sound and the Fury
  • Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary; A Sentimental Education
  • Federico Garcia Lorca, Gypsy Ballads
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude; Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Anon, The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
  • Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls
  • Günter Grass, The Tin Drum
  • Joao Guimaraes Rosa, The Devil to Pay in the Backlands
  • Knut Hamsun, Hunger
  • Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
  • Homer, The Iliad; The Odyssey
  • Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House
  • Anon, The Book of Job
  • James Joyce, Ulysses
  • Franz Kafka, The Complete Stories; The Trial; The Castle
  • Kalidasa, The Recognition of Sakuntala
  • Yasunari Kawabata, The Sound of the Mountain
  • Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek
  • D. H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers
  • Halldor K. Laxness, Independent People
  • Giacomo Leopardi, Complete Poems
  • Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook
  • Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking
  • Lu Xun, Diary of a Madman and Other Stories
  • Anon, Mahabharata
  • Naguib Mahfouz, Children of Gebelawi
  • Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks; The Magic Mountain
  • Herman Melville, Moby Dick
  • Michel de Montaigne, Essays
  • Elsa Morante, History
  • Toni Morrison, Beloved
  • Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji
  • Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities
  • Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita; Njal’s Saga
  • George Orwell, 1984
  • Ovid, Metamorphoses
  • Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
  • Edgar Allan Poe, The Complete Tales
  • Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past
  • Francois Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel
  • Juan Rulfo, Pedro Paramo
  • Jalalu’l-Din Rumi, The Mathnawi
  • Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children
  • Sheikh Saadi of Shiraz, The Bostan of Saadi (The Orchard)
  • Tayeb Salih, A Season of Migration to the North
  • Jose Saramago, Blindness
  • William Shakespeare, Hamlet; King Lear; Othello
  • Sophocles, Oedipus the King
  • Stendhal, The Red and the Black
  • Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy
  • Italo Svevo, Confessions of Zeno
  • Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels
  • Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace; Anna Karenina; The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
  • Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Valmiki, Ramayana
  • Virgil, The Aeneid
  • Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
  • Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway; To the Lighthouse
  • Marguerite Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian

See Also The 100 Best English-Language Nonfiction Books of the 20th Century

The Board of the Modern Library, a division of Random House, published its selections in April 1999.

  1. The Education of Henry Adams,
    Henry Adams (1906)
  2. The Varieties of Religious Experience,
    William James (1902)
  3. Up from Slavery, Booker T. Washington (1901)
  4. A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf (1929)
  5. Silent Spring, Rachel Carson (1962)
  6. Selected Essays, 1917–1932, T. S. Eliot (1932)
  7. The Double Helix, James D. Watson (1968)
  8. Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov (1967)
  9. The American Language, H. L. Mencken (1919)
  10. The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, John Maynard Keynes (1935–1936)
  11. The Lives of a Cell, Lewis Thomas (1974)
  12. The Frontier in American History,
    Frederick Jackson Turner (1920)
  13. Black Boy, Richard Wright (1945)
  14. Aspects of the Novel, E. M. Forster (1927)
  15. The Civil War, Shelby Foote (1958–1974)
  16. The Guns of August, Barbara Tuchman (1962)
  17. The Proper Study of Mankind, Isaiah Berlin (1997)
  18. The Nature and Destiny of Man, Reinhold Niebuhr (1941–1943)
  19. Notes of a Native Son, James Baldwin (1955)
  20. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein (1933)
  21. The Elements of Style, William Strunk and E. B. White (1959)
  22. An American Dilemma, Gunnar Myrdal (1944)
  23. Principia Mathematica, Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell (1910–1913)
  24. The Mismeasure of Man, Stephen Jay Gould (1981)
  25. The Mirror and the Lamp, Meyer Howard Abrams (1953)
  26. The Art of the Soluble, Peter B. Medawar (1967)
  27. The Ants, Bert Hoelldobler and Edward O. Wilson (1990)
  28. A Theory of Justice, John Rawls (1971)
  29. Art and Illusion, Ernest H. Gombrich (1961)
  30. The Making of the English Working Class, E. P. Thompson (1963)
  31. The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois (1903)
  32. Principia Ethica, G. E. Moore (1903)
  33. Philosophy and Civilization, John Dewey (1927)
  34. On Growth and Form, D’Arcy Thompson (1917)
  35. Ideas and Opinions, Albert Einstein (1954)
  36. The Age of Jackson, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1945)
  37. The Making of the Atomic Bomb,
    Richard Rhodes (1986)
  38. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon,
    Rebecca West (1942)
  39. Autobiographies, W. B. Yeats (1926)
  40. Science and Civilization in China,
    Joseph Needham (1954–)
  41. Goodbye to All That, Robert Graves (1929)
  42. Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell (1938)
  43. The Autobiography of Mark Twain,
    Mark Twain (1924)
  44. Children of Crisis, Robert Coles (1967)
  45. A Study of History, Arnold J. Toynbee (1934–1961)
  46. The Affluent Society, John Kenneth Galbraith (1958)
  47. Present at the Creation, Dean Acheson (1969)
  48. The Great Bridge, David McCullough (1972)
  49. Patriotic Gore, Edmund Wilson (1962)
  50. Samuel Johnson, Walter Jackson Bate (1977)
  51. The Autobiography of Malcolm X,
    Alex Haley and Malcolm X (1965)
  52. The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe (1979)
  53. Eminent Victorians, Lytton Strachey (1918)
  54. Working, Studs Terkel (1974)
  55. Darkness Visible, William Styron (1990)
  56. The Liberal Imagination, Lionel Trilling (1950)
  57. The Second World War, Winston Churchill (1948–1953)
  58. Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen (1937)
  59. Jefferson and His Time, Dumas Malone (1948–1981)
  60. In the American Grain, William Carlos Williams (1925)
  61. Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner (1986)
  62. The House of Morgan, Ron Chernow (1990)
  63. The Sweet Science, A. J. Liebling (1956)
  64. The Open Society and Its Enemies, Karl Popper (1945)
  65. The Art of Memory, Frances A. Yates (1966)
  66. Religion and the Rise of Capitalism, R. H. Tawney (1926)
  67. A Preface to Morals, Walter Lippmann (1929)
  68. The Gate of Heavenly Peace,
    Jonathan D. Spence (1981)
  69. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas S. Kuhn (1962)
  70. The Strange Career of Jim Crow,
    C. Vann Woodward (1955)
  71. The Rise of the West, William H. McNeill (1963)
  72. The Gnostic Gospels, Elaine Pagels (1979)
  73. James Joyce, Richard Ellmann (1959)
  74. Florence Nightingale, Cecil Woodham-Smith (1950)
  75. The Great War and Modern Memory,
    Paul Fussell (1975)
  76. The City in History, Lewis Mumford (1961)
  77. Battle Cry of Freedom, James M. McPherson (1988)
  78. Why We Can’t Wait, Martin Luther King, Jr. (1964)
  79. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt,
    Edmund Morris (1979)
  80. Studies in Iconology, Erwin Panofsky (1939)
  81. The Face of Battle, John Keegan (1976)
  82. The Strange Death of Liberal England,
    George Dangerfield (1935)
  83. Vermeer, Lawrence Gowing (1952)
  84. A Bright Shining Lie, Neil Sheehan (1988)
  85. West with the Night, Beryl Markham (1942)
  86. This Boy’s Life, Tobias Wolff (1989)
  87. A Mathematician’s Apology, G. H. Hardy (1940)
  88. Six Easy Pieces, Richard P. Feynman (1963)
  89. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard (1974)
  90. The Golden Bough, James George Frazer (1922) (1 vol. ed.)
  91. Shadow and Act, Ralph Ellison (1964)
  92. The Power Broker, Robert A. Caro (1974)
  93. The American Political Tradition,
    Richard Hofstadter (1948)
  94. The Contours of American History,
    William Appleman Williams (1966)
  95. The Promise of American Life,
    Herbert Croly (1909)
  96. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote (1965)
  97. The Journalist and the Murderer,
    Janet Malcolm (1990)
  98. The Taming of Chance, Ian Hacking (1990)
  99. Operating Instructions, Anne Lamott (1994)
  100. Melbourne, Lord David Cecil (1939 & 1954)


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The top 100 titles for the world literature classroom

Title: The top 100 world literature titles

Author: Prefect Learning

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Listed below are the top 100 titles for the world literature classroom, ranked in order of popularity, chosen by literature teachers from across the country.

1. Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe | Africa
2. Night
Elie Wiesel | Europe
3. The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini | The Middle East
4. The Stranger
Albert Camus | Europe
5. Cry, the Beloved Country
Alan Paton | Africa
6. The Metamorphosis
Franz Kafka | Europe
7. Siddhartha
Hermann Hesse | Europe
8. The Joy Luck Club
Amy Tan | China
9. Oedipus the King
Sophocles, translated by
Bernard M. Knox | Ancient World
10. The Odyssey
Homer, translated by Robert Fitzgerald | Ancient World
11. A Doll’s House
(Four Major Plays, Vol. I)
Henrik Ibsen | Europe
12. All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich M. Remarque | Europe
13. One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez | South America
14. Candide
Voltaire | Europe
15. Antigone
Sophocles | Ancient World
16. Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky | Europe
17. The Inferno
Dante Alighieri, translated by
John Ciardi | Europe
18. The Iliad
Homer, translated by W.H.D. Rouse | Ancient World
19. Life of Pi
Yann Martel | Canada
20. Cyrano de Bergerac
Edmond Rostand | Europe
21. Les Miserables
Victor Hugo | Europe
22. Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes | Europe
23. Nectar in a Sieve
Kamala Markandaya | India
24. Like Water for Chocolate
Laura Esquivel | Mexico
25. The Epic of Gilgamesh:
The Babylonian Epic Poem and Other Texts in Akkadian and Sumerian
translated by Andrew George |
Ancient World
26. Bless Me, Ultima
Rudolfo Anaya | Hispanic American
27. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…
One School at a Time
Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin |
The Middle East
28. Madame Bovary
Gustave Flaubert | Europe
29. Mythology
Edith Hamilton | Ancient World
30. The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
Paulo Coelho | Europe
31. In the Time of the Butterflies
Julia Alvarez | The Caribbean
32. Hiroshima
John Hersey | Japan
33. Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a
Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa
Mark Mathabane | Africa
34. The House of the Spirits
Isabel Allende | South America
35. A Long Way Gone:
Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Ishmael Beah | Africa
36. The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas | Europe
37. One Day in the Life of
Ivan Denisovich
Alexander Solzhenitsyn | Europe
38. A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini | The Middle East
39. The Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver | Africa
40. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Dai Sijie | China
41. A Portrait of the Artist
As a Young Man
James Joyce | Ireland
42. Anne Frank: The Diary
of a Young Girl
Anne Frank | Europe
43. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Marjane Satrapi | The Middle East
44. The Power of One
Bryce Courtenay | Africa
45. First They Killed My Father:
A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
Loung Ung | Cambodia
46. The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood | Canada
47. Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy | Europe
48. The Prince
Niccolo Machiavelli | Europe
49. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan:
A Novel
Lisa See | China
50. Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
Marjane Satrapi | The Middle East
51. The Aeneid
Virgil | Ancient World
52. The God of Small Things
Arundhati Roy | India
53. Midnight’s Children
Salman Rushdie | India
54. Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel Garcia Marquez | South America
55. Reading Lolita in Tehran:
A Memoir in Books
Azar Nafisi | The Middle East
56. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak | Europe
57. Annie John
Jamaica Kincaid | The Caribbean
58. Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Gabriel Garcia Marquez | South America
59. Obasan
Joy Kogawa | Japanese/Canada
60. Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the
Cultural Revolution
Ji-li Jiang | China
61. Medea
Euripides | Ancient World
62. I Have Lived a Thousand Years:
Growing Up in the Holocaust
Livia Bitton-Jackson | Europe
63. Girl in Hyacinth Blue
Susan Vreeland | Europe
64. The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, translated by
Richard Howard | Europe
65. Living up the Street
Gary Soto | Hispanic American
66. The Namesake: A Novel
Jhumpa Lahiri | India
67. Sold
Patricia McCormick | India
68. The Bookseller of Kabul
Asne Seierstad | The Middle East
69. What is the What: The Autobiography of
Valentino Achak Deng
Dave Eggers | Africa
70. All But My Life: A Memoir
Gerda Weissman Klein | Europe
71. My Forbidden Face:
Growing Up Under the Taliban
Latifa | The Middle East
72. Before We Were Free
Julia Alvarez | The Caribbean
73. The Bonesetter’s Daughter
Amy Tan | China
74. Dawn
Elie Wiesel | Europe
75. Dreaming in Cuban
Cristina Garcia | The Caribbean
76. Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
Adeline Yen Mah | China
77. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Victor Hugo | Europe
78. In My Hands:
Memories of a Holocaust Survivor
Irene Opdyke with
Jennifer Armstrong | Europe
79. Le Morte d’Arthur
Thomas Malory | Europe
80. Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass
Isak Dinesen | Africa
81. The Phantom of the Opera
Gaston Leroux | Europe
82. Purple Hibiscus
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Africa
83. Ties That Bind, Ties That Break
Lensey Namioka | Asia
84. Waiting
Ha Jin | Asia
85. Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
Firoozeh Dumas | The Middle East
86. A Book of Luminous Things:
An International Anthology of Poetry
Czeslaw Milosz, ed.
87. Enrique’s Journey:
The Story Of A Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey
Sonia Nazario | Central America
88. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
Alexander McCall Smith | Africa
89. Retold African American Folktales
David Haynes | Africa
90. Waiting for Godot
Samual Beckett | Ireland
91. American Shaolin: Flying Kids, Buddhist, Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch:
An Odyssey in the New China
Matthew Polly | China
92. Apology
Plato | Ancient World
93. The Bet
Anton Chekhov | Europe
94. Born Confused
Tanuja Desai Hidier | India
95. The Good Earth
Pearl S. Buck | China
96. Chanda’s Secrets
Allan Stratton | Africa
97. The Cherry Orchard
Anton Chekov | Europe
98. Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
Adeline Yen Mah | China
99. City of the Beasts
Isabel Allende | South America
100. Crow Lake
Mary Lawson | Canada

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Irish Manuscripts Commission

Title: The Irish Manuscripts Commission

Author: Ireland, The Irish Manuscripts Commission

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The Irish Manuscripts Commission (IMC) is a public body founded in 1928. Its remit is based on the principles of dissemination, preservation and promotion of original source materials: in public and private ownership for the history and cultural heritage of Ireland.

Since 1930 the Commission has established a proud record of publication and it is recognised nationally and internationally as a publisher of primary sources for the histories and cultures of Ireland. It has overseen the publication of over 170 titles, mainly editions of original manuscripts. Its serial publication, Analecta Hibernica, of which the first volume appeared in 1930 and the 42nd volume was published in 2011, is devoted to the publication of shorter manuscripts, lists and reports. It also carries reports of the Commission’s activities.

IMC continues to promote awareness of primary sources for history among the general public and to advise the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, when requested, on matters relating to manuscripts.

Today the demand for the Commission’s publications comes from a broad catchment area of scholarship. A wide range of disciplines need primary resource materials and rely on having available guides to, and calendars of, primary sources. These include historians (social, political and economic), anthropologists, linguists, political and social scientists, historical geographers, genealogists, demographers and those engaged in gender and cultural studies.

IMC publications are an essential resource for Irish Studies courses in academic institutions throughout the world. Copies of IMC publications are routinely lodged in thirteen copyright libraries throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom.

IMC publications are an essential resource for Irish Studies courses in academic institutions throughout the world. Copies of IMC publications are routinely lodged in thirteen copyright libraries throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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