"The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on almost 36,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. The actual number is estimated to have been as high as 12.5 million. The database and the separate estimates interface offer researchers, students and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history." (last accessed, Sept. 23, 2016)
This seems like a good opportunity to remind H-Asia readers that we maintain a listing of open access resources for Asian Studies on H-Asia, and would be very happy to add more items to it. You can find the list under the "Resources" tab on the H-Asia home page. To add new entries to it, please use the "Digital Asia" template on the home page:
I've found the following to be helpful, especially for image and object-centered teaching:
Asia for Educators: http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/
Online Museum Resources for Asian Art: http://afemuseums.easia.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/museums/search.cgi
The Met's Timeline of Art History also has some great modules on East Asia: https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/
I am scouting online open sources for a course on East Asian Civilization (Antiquity to ca. 1600, covering China, Korea, Japan, and a little bit on mainland Southeast Asia - principally Vietnam) and will appreciate any suggestion. Feel free to post on H-Asia or reply directly to me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks in advance.
Wing Chung Ng, History Department, UT San Antonio
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The online Nahuatl Dictionary created by Wired Humanities Projects (University of Oregon) and IDIEZ (in Zacatecas) is now being hosted on Drupal, which should keep it from crashing. We are still working to improve the searching and the display of results and adding back the Spanish and Nahuatl interfaces, but we are making good progress. As soon as we improve these things, we will resume adding new content.