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Short reviews of relevant websites

European Consortium for Political Research
https://ecpr.eu/
With entries on the ECPR, its publications and activities, this site is an important source of information for political scientists.
It disseminates academic research through journals such as European Political Science, and provides information on conferences, summer courses and workshops, as well as graduate networks. It has links to a variety of relevant events and publications, and includes useful information on funding, scholarships and awards. The information is, however, only presented in English. [by Daniel Francisco and Marta Clemente]

GLBTQ – Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Culture
http://www.glbtq.com et http://www.glbtqarchive.com/
Launched in March 2003, this site is the most extensive virtual encyclopedia on LGBT and queer culture, with contributions by artists, academics, and other professionals.
Subjects are organised under three main topics: arts, literature, social sciences. Other sections include an open access discussion forum on specific areas of interest, interviews with artists and activists, as well as audiovisual resources and a list of thematic publications. [by Ana Cristina Santos]

Webpages "Understanding Katrina" and "The Privatization of Risk"
https://items.ssrc.org/category/understanding-katrina/
https://items.ssrc.org/category/privatization-of-risk/
These two webpages, hosted by the Social Science Research Council, are platforms for sharing information and debating ideas on issues of risk, as well as on the causes, impact and aftermath of hurricane Katrina in the US. The Social Science Research Council is a New York based nonprofit organisation devoted to the development of social science research and scholarship oriented to practical intervention in public policies and the public space. The two websites offer a collection of thematic articles authored by prestigious social scientists.
The site dedicated to hurricane Katrina gathers highly relevant contributions on issues related to disasters, prevention, emergency resources, as well as the economic, social and political implications of catastrophes and similar events. As explicitly stated in the presentation, the aim is to mobilize knowledge that extends beyond “natural disaster,” “engineering failures” or similar categories of interpretation, and place at the centre of the debate the processes of discrimination, inequality, and differentiated access to full citizenship that underlie events of this nature. Of the available articles, particular attention should be given to those by Steve Lukes and James Jasper. In turn, “The Privatisation of Risk” website aims to analyse, by using primarily an economic approach, the almost inexorable trend to roll back state provision of public goods and the resulting production of policies and narratives around the virtues of private initiative. Special attention should be given to the texts written by Leslie McCall and Jacob Hacker. [by José Manuel Mendes]

Modernist Studies Association
http://msa.press.jhu.edu/
The Modernist Studies Association, created in 1998 as a discussion forum open to contemporary interdisciplinary dynamics, testifies to the increasing vitality of studies on Modernism.
Its main programmatic aim is the study of the arts in their social, political, cultural and intellectual contexts from the late 19th to the mid-20th century. Among other activities, it organizes an annual conference and publishes the journal Modernism/Modernity (four issues per year), at present the most relevant periodical publication in the area of Modernist Studies. It also awards an annual Book Prize to the work that made the most significant contribution to modernist studies the previous year. The website has a restricted access area for members of the Association, which includes online access to its journal. The free access area is well organised, with easy navigation, and offers clear, although brief, information on activities and initiatives developed by the MSA. [by António Sousa Ribeiro]

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