Sunday, March 29, 2009

The French are online

I've noticed in the last couple of days that the French seem to have (finally?!) put a goodly bunch of journals online and made them freely accessible. (Perhaps it's my imagination, but in the early days of the Internet, it seemed that French websites would rarely connect or, when they did, they ran very slowly. I assumed that they had an antiquated phone system.)

Of interest to the readers of this blog will be Le Journal de la Société des Américanistes.

More generally, there is a broad and excellent collection of journals at a portal named Persée. Full text articles are available from the older numbers. The collection includes major French-language periodicals in history, social sciences (including anthropology), and archaeology. Interesting journals for archaeologists include:

and many others.

They also have a section with "Proceedings and Series" but I can seem to get the search engine to work there.

Otherwise, the site is attractive and functional.

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