isisisamartian asked:

I'm currently working on an essay for English class and its about veganism. I really want my teacher (which knows nothing about veganism) to learn something from reading my essay, I want to make her think. Do you have any good articles about vegan diets, meat industries, dairy industries, impact on the environment etc. Articles that support veganism and animals? thank you so much! vegans rock! I love your blog. peace!

Hi there! Thank you so much :) This are like all articles and documentaries I always recommend, take a look :)

Animal Rights Videos:

Health and Food Videos:

* The documentaries marked with the * are graphic

Self-Harm Resources

Alternatives for when you’re feeling angry or restless:

  • Scribble on photos of people in magazines
  • Viciously stab an orange
  • Throw an apple/pair of socks against the wall
  • Have a pillow fight with the wall
  • Scream very loudly
  • Tear apart newspapers, photos, or magazines
  • Go to the gym, dance, exercise
  • Listen to music and sing along loudly
  • Draw a picture of what is making you angry
  • Beat up a stuffed bear
  • Pop bubble wrap
  • Pop balloons
  • Splatter paint
  • Scribble on a piece of paper until the whole page is black
  • Filling a piece of paper with drawing cross hatches
  • Throw darts at a dartboard
  • Go for a run
  • Write your feelings on paper then rip it up
  • Use stress relievers
  • Build a fort of pillows and then destroy it
  • Throw ice cubes at the bathtub wall, at a tree, etc
  • Get out a fine tooth comb and vigorously brush the fur of a stuffed animal (but use gentle vigor)
  • Slash an empty plastic soda bottle or a piece of heavy cardboard or an old shirt or sock
  • Make a soft cloth doll to represent the things you are angry at; cut and tear it instead of yourself
  • Flatten aluminium cans for recycling, seeing how fast you can go
  • On a sketch or photo of yourself, mark in red ink what you want to do. Cut and tear the picture
  • Break sticks
  • Cut up fruits
  • Make yourself as comfortable as possible
  • Stomp around in heavy shoes
  • Play handball or tennis
  • Yell at what you are breaking and tell it why you are angry, hurt, upset, etc.
  • Buy a cheap plate and decorate it with markers, stickers, cut outs from magazines, words, images, what ever that expresses your pain and sadness and when you’re done, smash it. (Please be careful when doing this)
  • The Calm Jar (Fill a mason jar or similar with colored water and glitter. When feeling upset or angry you can shake it to disturb the glitter and focus on that until the glitter settles.)
  • Blow up a balloon and pop it

Alternatives that will give you a sensation (other than pain) without harming yourself:

  • Hold ice in your hands, against your arm, or in your mouth
  • Run your hands under freezing cold water
  • Snap a rubber band or hair band against your wrist
  • Clap your hands until it stings
  • Wax your legs
  • Drink freezing cold water
  • Splash your face with cold water
  • Put PVA/Elmer’s glue on your hands then peel it off
  • Massage where you want to hurt yourself
  • Take a hot shower/bath
  • Jump up and down to get some sensation in your feet
  • Write or paint on yourself
  • Arm wrestle with a member of your family
  • Take a cold bath
  • Bite into a hot pepper or chew a piece of ginger root
  • Rub liniment under your nose
  • Put tiger balm on the places you want to cut. (Tiger balm is a muscle relaxant cream that induces a tingly sensation. You can find it in most health food stores and vitamin stores.)

Alternatives that will distract you or take up time:

  • Say “I’ll self harm in fifteen minutes if I still want to” and keep going for periods of fifteen minutes until the urge fades
  • Color your hair
  • Count up to ten getting louder until you are screaming
  • Sing on the karaoke machine
  • Complete something you’ve been putting off
  • Take up a new hobby
  • Make a cup of tea
  • Tell and laugh at jokes
  • Play solitaire
  • Count up to 500 or 1000
  • Surf the net
  • Make as many words out of your full name as possible
  • Count ceiling tiles or lights
  • Search ridiculous things on the web
  • Colour coordinate your wardrobe
  • Play with toys, such as a slinky
  • Go to the park and play on the swings
  • Call up an old friend
  • Go “people watching”
  • Carry safe, rather than sharp, things in your pockets
  • Do school work
  • Play a musical instrument
  • Watch TV or a movie
  • Paint your nails
  • Alphabetize your CDs or books
  • Cook
  • Make origami to occupy your hands
  • Doodle on sheets of paper
  • Dress up or try on old clothes
  • Play computer games or painting programs, such as photoshop
  • Write out lyrics to your favorite song
  • Play a sport
  • Read a book/magazine
  • Do a crossword
  • Draw a comic strip
  • Make a chain link out of paper counting the hours or days you’ve been self harm free using pretty colored paper
  • Knit, sew, or make a necklace
  • Make ‘scoobies’ - braid pieces of plastic or lace, to keep your hands busy
  • Buy a plant and take care of it
  • Hunt for things on eBay or Amazon
  • Browse the forums
  • Go shopping
  • Memorize a poem with meaning
  • Learn to swear in another language
  • Look up words in a dictionary
  • Play hide-and-seek with your siblings
  • Go outside and watch cars roll by
  • Plan a party
  • Find out if any concerts will be in your area
  • Make your own dance routine
  • Trace your hand on a piece of paper; on your thumb, write something you like to look at; on your index finger, write something you like to touch; on your middle finger, write your favorite scent; on your ring finger, write something you like the taste of; on your pinky finger, write something you like to listen to; on your palm, write something you like about yourself
  • Plan regular activities for your most difficult time of day
  • Finish homework before it’s due
  • Take a break from mental processing
  • Notice black and white thinking
  • Get out on your own, get away from the stress
  • Go on YouTube
  • Make a scrapbook
  • Colour in a picture or colouring book.
  • Make a phone list of people you can call for support. Allow yourself to use it.
  • Pay attention to your breathing (breath slowly, in through your nose and out through your mouth)
  • Pay attention to the rhythmic motions of your body (walking, stretching, etc.)
  • Learn HALT signals (hungry, angry, lonely, tired)
  • Choose a random object, like a paper clip, and try to list 30 different uses for it
  • Pick a subject and research it on the web - alternatively, pick something to research and then keep clicking on links, trying to get as far away from the original topic as you can.
  • Take a small step towards a goal you have.
  • Re-organize your room
  • Name all of your soft toys
  • Play the A-Z game (Pick a category ie. Animals, and think of an animal for every letter of the alphabet
  • Have a lush warm bubble bath with candles!
  • Do some knitting
  • Do some house hold chores

Alternatives that are completely bizarre. At the least, you’ll have a laugh:

  • Crawl on all fours and bark like a dog or another animal
  • Run around outside screaming
  • Laugh for no reason whatsoever
  • Make funny faces in a mirror
  • Without turning orange, self tan
  • Pluck your eyebrows
  • Put faces on apples, oranges, or other sorts of food
  • Go to the zoo and name all of the animals
  • Color on the walls
  • Blow bubbles
  • Pull weeds in the garden

Alternatives for when you’re feeling guilty, sad, or lonely:

  • Congratulate yourself on each minute you go without self harming
  • Draw or paint
  • Look at the sky
  • Instead of punishing yourself by self harming, punish yourself by not self harming
  • Call a friend and ask for company
  • Buy a cuddly toy
  • Give someone a hug with a smile
  • Put a face mask on
  • Watch a favorite TV show or movie
  • Eat something ridiculously sweet
  • Remember a happy moment and relive it for a while in your head
  • Treat yourself to some chocolate
  • Try to imagine the future and plan things you want to do
  • Look at things that are special to you
  • Compliment someone else
  • Make sculptures
  • Watch fish
  • Youtube funny videos!
  • Let yourself cry
  • Play with a pet
  • Have or give a massage
  • Imagine yourself living in a perfect home and describe it in your mind
  • If you’re religious, read the bible or pray
  • Light a candle and watch the flame (but please be careful)
  • Go chat in the chat room
  • Allow yourself to cry; crying is a healthy release of emotion
  • Accept a gift from a friend
  • Carry tokens to remind you of peaceful comforting things/people
  • Take a hot bath with bath oil or bubbles
  • Curl up under a comforter with hot cocoa and a good book
  • Make affirmation tapes inside you that are good, kind, gentle (Sometimes you can do this by writing down the negative thoughts and then physically re-writing them into positive messages)
  • Make a tray of special treats and tuck yourself into bed with it and watch TV or read
  • Write words in the sand for them to be washed away

Alternatives for when you’re feeling panicky or scared:

  • “See, hear and feel”-5 things, then 4, then 3 and countdown to one which will make you focus on your surroundings and will calm you down
  • Listen to soothing music; have a CD with motivational songs that you can listen to
  • Meditate or do yoga
  • Name all of your soft toys
  • Hug a pillow or soft toy
  • Hyper focus on something
  • Do a “reality check list” – write down all the things you can list about where you are now (e.g. It is the 9th November 2004, I’m in a room and everything is going to be alright)
  • With permission, give someone a hug
  • Drink herbal tea
  • Crunch ice
  • Hug a tree
  • Go for a walk if it’s safe to do so
  • Feel your pulse to prove you’re alive
  • Go outside and attempt to catch butterflies or lizards
  • Put your feet firmly on the floor
  • Accept where you are in the process. Beating yourself up, only makes it worse
  • Touch something familiar/safeLeave the room
  • Lay on your back in bed comfortably (eyes closed), and breathe in for 4, hold for 2, out for 4, hold for 2. Make sure to fill your belly up with air, not your chest. If your shoulders are going up, keep working on it. When you’re comfortable breathing, put your hand on your belly and rub up and down in time with your breathing. If your mind wanders to other things, move it back to focusing ONLY on the synchronized movement of your hand and breathing.
  • Give yourself permission to…. (Keep it safe)
  • Create a safe place for yourself and take yourself there
  • Lay on the grass and watch the clouds. You can try to make pictures with them too.
  • Light a candle and watch the flame

Alternatives that will hopefully make you think twice about harming yourself:

  • Think about how you don’t want scars
  • Treat yourself nicely
  • Remember that you don’t have to hurt yourself just because you’re thinking about self harm
  • Create a safe place to go
  • Acknowledge that self harm is harmful behavior: say “I want to hurt myself” rather than “I want to cut”
  • Repeat to yourself “I don’t deserve to be hurt” even if you don’t believe it
  • Remember that you always have the choice not to cut: it’s up to you what you do
  • Think about how you may feel guilty after self harming
  • Remind yourself that the urge to self harm is impulsive: you will only feel like cutting for short bursts of time
  • Avoid temptation
  • Get your friends to make you friendship bracelets: wear them around your wrists to remind you of them when you want to cut
  • Be with other people
  • Make your own list of things to do instead of self harm
  • Make a list of your positive character traits
  • Be nice to your family, who in return, will hopefully be nice to you
  • Put a band-aid on the area where you’d like to self harm
  • Recognize and acknowledge the choices you have NOW
  • Pay attention to the changes needed to make you feel safe
  • Notice “choices” versus “dilemmas”
  • Lose the “should-could-have to” words. Try… “What if”
  • Kiss the places you want to SH or kiss the places you have healing wounds. It can be a reminder that you care about myself and that you don’t want this
  • Choose your way of thinking, try to resist following old thinking patterns
  • The Butterfly Project- draw a butterfly on the place(s) that you would self harm and if the butterfly fades without self-harming, it means it has lived and flown away, giving a sense of achievement. Whereas if you do self-harm with the butterfly there; you will have to wash it off. If that does happen, you can start again by drawing a new one on. You can name the butterfly after someone you love, or have a loved one draw it for you.
  • Write the name of a loved one [a friend, family member, or anyone else who cares about you] and write their name where you want to self harm. When you go to self harm remember how much they care and wouldn’t want you to harm yourself.
  • Think about what you would say to a friend who was struggling with the same things you are and try to be a good friend to yourself.
  • Make a bracelet out duct tape, and put a line on it every day (Or any period of time) you go without self harm. When it’s full of lines, take it off and make a chain out of all the bracelets and hang it up somewhere where you can be reminded of your great progress.

Alternatives that give the illusion of seeing something similar to blood:

  • Draw on yourself with a red pen or body paint, or go to a site such asthis, where you ‘cut’ the screen (be aware that some users may find this triggering, so view with caution)
  • Cover yourself with plasters where you want to cut
  • Give yourself a henna or fake tattoo
  • Make “wounds” with makeup, like lipstick
  • Take a small bottle of liquid red food coloring and warm it slightly by dropping it into a cup of hot water for a few minutes. Uncap the bottle and press its tip against the place you want to cut. Draw the bottle in a cutting motion while squeezing it slightly to let the food color trickle out.
  • Draw on the areas you want to cut using ice that you’ve made by dropping six or seven drops of red food color into each of the ice-cube tray wells.
  • Paint yourself with red tempera paint.
  • 'Cut' your skin with nail polish (it feels cold, but it's hard to get off)
  • Use red food colouring on your skin

Alternatives to help you sort through your feelings:

  • Phone a friend and talk to them
  • Make a collage of how you feel
  • Negotiate with yourself
  • Identify what is hurting so bad that you need to express it in this way
  • Write your feelings in a diary
  • Free write (Write down whatever you’re thinking at that moment, even if it doesn’t make sense)
  • Make lists of everything such as blessings in your life
  • Make a notebook of song lyrics that you relate to
  • Call a hotline
  • Write a letter to someone telling them how you feel (but you don’t have to send it if you decide not to)
  • Start a grateful journal where everyday you write down three: good things that happened/ things that you accomplished/ are grateful for/ made you smile. Make sure the journal is strictly for positive things. Then when you feel down you can go back and look at it.


  • Bodies Under Siege: Self-Mutilation and Body Modification in Culture and Psychiatry By Armando R. Favazza
  • Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers By Karen Conterio
  • A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain By Marilee Strong
  • Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation By Steven Levekron
  • The Scarred Soul: Understanding & Ending Self-Inflicted Violence By Tracy Alderman
  • Secret Scars: Uncovering and Understanding the Addiction of Self-Injury By V.J. Turner
  • Self Injury: Psychotherapy with People Who Engage in Self-Inflicted Violence By Robin Connors
  • Skin Game: A Cutter’s Memoir By Caroline Kettlewell
  • Women and Self-Harm: Understanding, Coping, and Healing from Self-Mutilation By Gerrilyn Smith
  • Women Living with Self-Injury By Jane Wegscheider Hyman
  • Stopping the Pain: A Workbook for Teens Who Cut & Self-Injure


I like to give some very random tips related to art and design once in a while. Today I brought another one!

Nexus Font

If you’re like me and like to collect font families your system might be getting bloated by now. The excess of installed fonts can actually slow down the OS!

In my search for a solution I tested a number of font managers, and none managed to beat Nexus Font. It’s free, has a portable edition (you can stick it in a pendrive with your font library!), allows to preview, group, tag and organize your fonts—but those things aren’t what I love most in it. While the software is open all the fonts in the folder you’re viewing get temporarily installed in your system. Close the software after done and they’re gone! You don’t need to install that font you only use once in a lifetime anymore.

I’ve been using this program for two years already. A technical warning: If you keep your fonts in an external HDD and has the habit of putting your computer to hibernate close the Nexus Font before doing so, or it may get lost and cut access to the temporary fonts due the brief loss of connection to the HDD occurred in the hibernating process.


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I’m not asking anon so I can get the notification but if you reply could you keep my name out of it. Anyway, my boyfriend was a victim of coercive rape by his exgf (who was also feminist of course there’s other abuse with that) multiple times over and over in their relationship. Do you know of any online group specifically dealing with male coercive rape survivors?

I am not 100% of what “coercive rape” means, could you specify what’s the correct definition?

I have looked for some online groups, and this is what I have gathered:

Also here is a self-help guide for male victims of sexual abuse!

I wish I could give actual feedback on the provided links but I have not been on the forums myself, also because I have not been a victim of sexual abuse (I only experienced sexual harassment once). If anyone has more feedback or knows more resources, please feel free to contribute!

- Violence


silk #1 (2015); "memo to self: tie up bad guys. also: learn own strength."

meet cindy moon — aka silk — a classmate of peter parker previously bitten by the same radioactive spider as him. first introduced in amazing spider-man #1 (2014), her new series’ launch has made her one of two asian-american female superheroes currently leading their own marvel series (the other being kamala khan, of ms. marvel fame).

as of right now, silk is being written by robbie thompson and illustrated by stacey lee and ian herring (artist and color artist, respectively). it can be found on both marvel’s official website and comixology.

10 Free Online Resources to Improve Your Writing

by Sharon Crosby

It often seems that there are not enough online resources for writers. There are a lot of good books on the subject, but they cost a lot of money because the writing community is a relatively small niche. Here are 7 resources you can use whether you are a professional writer or a young content manager to improve your writing, to make your content more interesting or to get published. All the websites have something different to offer writers.

Writer’s Digest

Get your hands on lots of writing and research advice. The homepage is a little too crammed with links for most people’s liking, but once you get used to how the website works you can find plenty of tips and lots of pieces of advice on writing. The great thing is that there are lots of different types of help available on the website. If you want help with your spelling, sentence structure or use of words, then there are resources for that. If you want to be published, improve your blog traffic, or write for websites, then the Writer’s Digest will help you as well.

Positive Writer

This is probably one of the best-put-together blogs on the Internet. The formatting, setting and visuals are perfect for the type and style of blog the author has created. Get on this blog and read the advice given on how to become a good writer. Sign up for the RSS feed and read the new posts every week. So if you want to both get practical tips on writing and enjoy website navigation start reading this blog.

Guide to Grammar & Writing

However it is such a hard website to love because it is poorly constructed and has a terrible navigation system, it is crammed with very good information. It is like a gold nugget that has dropped in a muddy bog. If you really want to learn from it, then use the text-only functions to get rid of most of the old-fashioned design and read the sections and categories as if they were chapters in a book. If you can find a way of getting to the information you need, you will be far better off as a writer.

EssayMama Writing Guide

This guide has a wealth of information you can use for free, and there is plenty of advice for both budding and experienced writers. However it gives tips mostly on writing essays, all pieces of advice are general and can be used by anyone who deals with writing on regular basis. If you are writing for fun, for profit or for your education, then the Essay Mama writing guide can help you.

Pro Blogger

This is a blogging website that does have posts relating solely to writing, and the writer is clearly good at marketing his or her writing skills. Some of the posts are so enticing that you have to respect the fact that the blogger knows something about how to keep his or her readers—and that sort of advice can help you when you are writing. Check out the website and prepare to both love and hate the content (many posts will be worth your while reading).

Write to Done

This is a website with truly helpful articles about writing. It is worth a look when you have some free time. The paid functions are not worth your time. It is better if you use this website when you have an hour or so to kill and you want some easy-but-education reading.

This website is lauded by a minority of students, and it would have far more followers and users if it did not insist on making people sign up and buy memberships. Signing up for a paid membership is not worth your time and money, but the free content is worth reading if you want to improve your writing skills.

Grammar Monster

This is another website that part of you will want to hate and part of you will love. The grammar lessons it provides have been split into very small sections, which has over-simplified the process a little too much. On the other hand, if you need a simple grammar question answering, then all you have to do is look through the categories listed and find the one that is the most suitable. This website is perfect both for young and experienced writers.

SpellCheck Plus

If you are a writer, you will know there are no perfect spelling and grammar checking programs on this planet (paid or otherwise). Many of them are based on the Ginger database, and there are few that are able to improve your writing by a large degree. Many spelling and grammar checkers will miss things that you really need fixed. One of the most common things that spelling and grammar checkers miss are the misuse of words, and that is why SpellCheck Plus is on this article. It is one of the few spelling and grammar checkers that highlights possible misuse of words for you to check.

A lot of museums have tumblrs you can follow!

Here is a selection of museum blogs that update regularly, and have at least somewhat of a focus on art history.

The Getty Museum

The Smithsonian

The Walters Art Museum

The Brooklyn Museum

National Media Museum (UK)

Allen Memorial Art Museum (Oberlin College)

Freer|Sackler Galleries (Smithsonian)

Historic Royal Places (UK)

Art Gallery of Ontario

The Jewish Museum (NYC)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

National Archive (Today’s Document)

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Blanton Museum of Art


Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year, yet too often people are afraid to talk about their experiences because they fear it will affect their jobs or relationships. That’s not right and it’s why we need your help today to break the silence and end the stigma. We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health, so you don’t need to be an expert to have a conversation today. Take Time To Change’s 5th February 5 minute pledge to talk about mental health and end the stigma. 

Its time to talk. Its time to change. 

;; return of the hover text !!!

[ ya’ll fuckers thought I wasn’t gonna figure it out, but i did, so here it is!
    ☛ basically what you have to do is:
    go to the HTML mode, type: <a href=”link url here” title=”your hover
    text here"> link text here </a>
    Let’s have a look, shall we?
    "oh no, the tumblr update doesn’t let us add link titles anymore!"
    Said Helen, very upset with this whole Tumblr update situation.

So basically, Tumblr Users 1 X 0 Tumblr Update ]


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Liquify Photoshop Action - 1 Click Effect by Sevenstyles

So here we are again, with another astonishing photoshop action that make your photos looks surreal. In case you don’t know what I’m referring to: here is the first action with more than 90k notes.

I now this thing will make you wet (I mean literally), go grab the action and make your boring photos wet with this action

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Medievalpoc Resources

For people who love massive lists.

Resources Tag || Static Resources

Medievalpoc post series:

Eckhout’s Portraits of Brazilians (1660s)

Depictions of the Portuguese in African and Asian Art (1500s-1660s)

Guiseppe Castiglione, court painter in China (1700s)

Mongolian-European Occupation and Cultural Exchange (1000s-1400s)

The Search for Prester John

The Crusades

The Aethiopica

Dante and Virgil

Saint Maurice Masterpost

Women Warriors Masterpost

People of Color in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

Art History Databases:

British Library Digitized Manuscripts Database

Library of Congress

Web Gallery of Art

The Getty


The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Art History Site Database and Search (AHDB)

The Getty Research Institute


The Bridgeman Art Library

WikiMedia Commons

Yale Center for British Art

The National Gallery


Over 250 Free Art Books (PDF) from The Getty

Project Gutenburg

Decameron Web (Medieval)

Open Textbooks

New York Public Library

All Our Worlds: Database of Diverse SFF

We Need Diverse Books

Medievalpoc Fiction Week Masterpost

E-Books Directory

MIT Classics

Slavery and the English Country House, 2013 (Free PDF)

Black London: Life Before Emancipation, 1995 (Free PDF)

Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe, 2012 (Free PDF)

Local Black History: A Beginning in Devon by Lucy MacKeith (Free PDF)

West Indians Intellectuals in Britain by Bill Schwarz (Free PDF)

Open Source Academic:

Directory of Open Access Journals

Wiley Open Access

Oxford Open

Disability Studies Quarterly

New York Public Library

Project MUSE


Springer Open

Elsevier Open Access

Open Access Library

Organized Online Learning:

Academic Earth Directory

Free Classes at MIT

Khan Academy


Future Learn

Stanford Online

Open Yale Courses

BBC Learning


Carnegie Mellon University OLI

History Websites:

American Historical Association

Women In World History

Smithsonian History Blog

History Today

African American History

Asian American History

Native American/Indigenous History

African History (Stanford)

Link Dumps (Articles, News, Interactive):

ArtSTOR Blog: Images for Teaching and Scholarship

The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould

Wikipedia page for Nanban Trade

Timeline of Chinese History and Dynasties

The Luttrell Psalter (Full Online Readable Text and Images)

The Gorleston Psalter (Full Online Readable Text and [some NSFW!] Images)

Color, Chromophobia and Colonialism: Some Historical Thoughts by Carolyn Purnell

"Don’t Put My Book in the African-American Section", N. K. Jemisin

Foreign Tokens: The Blackamoor Brooch on Racialicious

"That Smell": Sanitation in Victorian London on The Victorian Daily

In The Medieval Middle (Medievalist/Digital Humanities)

Norske Folkemuseum: Afrikanere I Norge

N. K. Jemisin: WisCon 38 Guest of Honor Speech

The Lost Gallery: Flickr

Shakespeare’s Colors: Race and Culture in Elizabethan England. James Schultz

Representation of Blacks and Blackness in the Renaissance by Peter Erickson (Art History/Critical Race Theory) 29 p., full color plates)

Do Clothes Make the Man (or Woman?): Sex, Gender, Costume, and the Aegean Color Convention by Anne Chapin

The Black Presence in Pre-20th Century Europe: A Hidden History

Kawahara Kiega: 18th and 19th Century Japanese Artist

Wikipedia: Sexuality (in Art) In Ancient Rome

Black British History: Representations of Blacks in British Art from the 17th - 20th Century

Hiromi Goto’s WisCon 38 Guest of Honor Speech

Decentering History: Local Stories and Cultural Crossing in A Global World

The Cultures and History of the Americas: Online Exhibition (the Jay. I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress)

Library of Congress:Exploring the Early Americas

"Race Card" by Gary Taylor (invention of whiteness in Elizabeth England)

Nanban (Western Style) Armor, National Museums (Japan)

Introduction: Reconstructing the Black Image by Gordon De La Mothe

Rembrandt and the Female Nude by Erik Jan Sluitjer (Andromeda, p. 83; Chariclea, p. 158; Sleeping Negress, p. 299-301;Bathsheba and Attendant, p. 336 & 346, 350)

H.P. Lovecraft’s Madness by Phenderson Djeli Clark

How “Caucasoids” Got Such Big Crania and Why They Shrank: From Morton to Rushton by Leonard Lieberman (responses, dialogue and works cited included)

The Advantages of Being a White Writer by Justine Larbalesteir (YA, Historical Fiction, Publishing, Representation) (response and rebuttal by Neesha Meminger)

Loretta Ross and the Origin of “Women of Color”; Racialicious Article and Video (transcript available)

National Theatre Black Plays Archive (UK)

"Ain’t That A Shame", Justine Larbalestier

Azie Dungey’s Comedy Webseries “Ask a Slave”

Sample PowerPoint: Disney and Diversity (epilepsy warning)

What Does it Mean that Most Children’s Books are Still About White Boys? by Soraya Chemaly

Scientists Reveal the First European Faces Were Not White

Vatican Catacomb Paintings Show Female Priests

Indiana University Study: More TV, Less Self Esteem, Except for White Boys

Children Are Not Colorblind: How Young Children Learn Race by Erin N. Winkler, PhD. (University of Wisconsin)

HeyReadABook: Full Text PDF Humanities, Critical Race Theory, Cultural Studies, History, Interdisciplinary History, Historiography and more

Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian (History, Historiography and Cultural Studies-Film)

Injunuity: Independent Cultural Film and Animation Project (History, Historiography, Cultural and Gender Studies)

Roman Slavery and the Question of Race by Sandra Joshel

Race Mixture in the Roman Empire by Frank Tenney (American Historical Review, 1916-yes, it’s racist.)

Race: Antiquity and its Legacy by Denise Eileen McCloskey

An Archaeology of Race: Durham University- FREE Downloadable Teaching Resources and Lesson Plans

The Black King in Manuscripts

Moors in the European Renaissance

Painted Black in Europe

A View on Race in the Art World

Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe

From Kongo to Othello to Tango to Museum Shows

Revealing the African Presence: Multimedia & Images

Race and the Idea of the Aesthetic

Costumes Anciens et Modernes

Ancient and Modern Dress in Diverse Parts of the World

Alexander, Catherine M.S., and Stanley Wells, eds. Shakespeare and Race,. Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2000

The routes of al-Andalus (from the UNESCO web site)

Al-Andalus Chronology and Photos

The Musical Legacy of Al-Andalus – historical maps, photos, and music showing the Great Mosque of Córdoba and related movements of people and culture over time

Al-Andalus: the art of Islamic Spain, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF)

The Library of Iberian Resources Online

Africans in Yorkshire-English Genealogy

Christian Martyrs in Muslim Spain by Kenneth Baxter Wolf

Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts (Koninklijke Bibliotheek)

List of Black/African Saints

Patricia, Countess Jellicoe, 1992, The Art of Islamic Spain, Saudi Aramco World
"Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain" (documentary film)

Mongol Elements in Western Medieval Art

The Equiano Center-The Slavery Trail

From Majesty to Mystery-Change in Meanings of Black Madonnas from the 16th to 19th Centuries

Nigra Sum, sed Formosa: The Black Saints in Catholic Tradition

The Madonna and the Cuckoo: An Exploration in European Symbolic Conceptions

The Cult of the Black Virgin

Romani in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Innovations of Caravaggio’s Fortune Teller

Jacob Jordaens and Moses’ Ethiopian Wife

Esther Schreuder

Ethiopian Christ Icon Found

Sigilum Secretum: Image of the Moor’s Head in Medieval Iconography

The Great Encounter of China and the West: Fragrant Concubine search

Black Knights, Green Knights, Knights of Color All A-Round: Race and the Round Table

Black Germany, History of the Holy Roman Black Empire

Imperator Totius Hispanae: Leon and Castile 1086-1157

The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages

Problems of Studying the Role of Blacks in Europe

Across Cultural Borders: Historiography in Global Perspective

Pages from the Cantigas de Santa Maria

Eckhout’s 8 Brazilian Portraits

Fifteenth Century Manuscripts: Fear of the Ottomans and help from Ethiopia

Association for Critical Race Art History

Black Magi in European Art

Print Books and Resources:

The Image of the Black in Western Art (9 Volumes!)

Race-ing Art History:Critical Reading in Race and Art History by Kimberly N. Pinder

The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How The Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire by Jack Weatherford

Fashion: the Definitive History of Costume and Style by Susan Brown

The Moors: The Islamic West 7th-15th Centuries AD (illustrated reference) by David Nicolle                                

Empire of Magic: Medieval Romance and the Politics of Cultural Fantasy by Geraldine Heng

Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain by Peter Fryer, London, 1984

Orientalism by Edward Said

Red, White and Black; The Peoples of Early North America by Gary B. Nash

Playing In The Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison

A Disability History of the United States by Kim E. Nielsen

Germany and the Black Diaspora by Honeck, Klimke and Kuhlmann

Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science by Jim Al-Khalili

The People of New France by Allen Greer

African Presence in Early Asia by Runoko Rashidi

Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, Onyeka Nubia

Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years (1998), by B. Bigelow and B. Peterson

Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England by Kim Hall

Race in Early Modern England: A Documentary Companion, edited by Jonathan Burton and Ania Loomba

Pre-Colonial African History:

  • Connah, Graham.  African Civilizations: An Archaeological Perspective.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  • Ehret, Christopher.  An African Classical Age: Eastern and Southern Africa in World History, 1000 BC to AD 400.  Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1998.
  • Ehret, Christopher.  The Civilizations of Africa: A History to 1800.  Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2002.
  • McIntosh, Susan K.  Beyond Chiefdoms: Pathways to Complexity in Africa.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • Northrup, David.  Africa’s Discovery of Europe, 1450-1850.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Oliver, Roland and Anthony Atmore.  Medieval Africa, 1250-1800.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  • Vansina, Jan.  How Societies Are Born: Governance in West-Central Africa Before 1600.  Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2004.
  • Vansina, Jan.  Paths in the Rainforest: Toward a History of Political Tradition in Equatorial Africa.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1990.
  • Thornton, John K.  The Kingdom of the Kongo: Civil Wars and Transition, 1641-1718.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1983.
  • Bhila, H.H.K.  Trade and Politics in a Shona Kingdom: the Manyika and the Portuguese and African Neighbors, 1575-1902.  London: Longman Group Ltd., 1982.
  • Pikirayi, Innocent.  The Zimbabwe Culture: Origins and Decline in Southern Zambezian States.  New York: Altamira Press, 2001.
  • Horton, Mark and John Middleton.  The Swahili: The Social Landscape of a Mercantile People.  Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2000.
  • Pearson, Michael N.  Port Cities and Intruders: The Swahili Coast, India, and Portugal in the Early Modern Era.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
  • Lamphear, John.  The Traditional History of the Jie of Uganda.  Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976.
  • Burstein, Stanley, ed. Ancient African Civilizations: Kush and Axum.  Princeton, NJ: Marcus Weiner Publishing, 1998.
  • Welsby, Derek A.  The Kingdoms of Kush.  London: British Museum Press, 1996.
  • Welsby, Derek A.  The Medieval Kingdoms of Nubia.  London: British Museum Press, 2002.
  • Hall, Richard. Empires of the Monsoon: A History of the Indian Ocean and its Invaders. HarperCollins, 1998.  
  • Alpers, Edward A. The Indian Ocean in World History. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Austen, Ralph A. Trans-Saharan Africa in World History. Oxford University Press, 2010.  
  • Pankhurst, Richard. The Ethiopians: A History. Blackwell Publishers, 2001.
  • Shihab al-Din Ahmad ibn abd Al-Kadir. Futuh Al-Habashah, or the conquest of Abyssinia. Edited by Sandford Arthur Strong. 1894.
  • Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh Ibn Baṭṭūṭaẗ. Ibn Battuta in Black Africa. Markus Wiener, 1994.

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The Getty Museum

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The Brooklyn Museum

National Media Museum (UK)

Allen Memorial Art Museum (Oberlin College)

Freer|Sackler Galleries (Smithsonian)

Historic Royal Places (UK)

Art Gallery of Ontario

The Jewish Museum (NYC)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

National Archive (Today’s Document)

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Blanton Museum of Art