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Src: The Asian Studies Monitor ISSN 1329-9778
15 Sep 2006
East-Timor-Studies Discussion Group
"While there are several useful lists available on Timor-Leste (East Timor)
and many relevant databases, there are few, if any, lists which take the
deliberate multi-purpose approach of my new 3-months-old east-timor-studies
list [est. Jun 2006] on Yahoo! Groups -- go to [the URL below] and hit
'Join This Group' if you want to receive postings by email.
There are already over 1,000 postings available to peruse
1. I present material in original languages whenever possible
(English, Portuguese, and Indonesian). Tetun materials
are also available on the net, but I do need some assistance
in selection since this (Tetun Dili) is a new language for me.
If for some reason you don't read Portuguese or Indonesian,
I issue periodic reminders of some fairly helpful quick and free
automatic online translation available.
2. I use extensive links to photos, audio and video ('new media')
about Timor-Leste. Enormous quantities have become available with the
explosive growth of sites specializing in these media. They have not
been seriously explored for scholarly or documentary purposes.
3. I cover blog and (other) list postings on Timor Leste fairly thoroughly.
This includes Portuguese-language blogs and lists. I also cover Lusa,
the main Portuguese source of Timor-Leste news for the
Lusophone press worldwide.
4. I present links to much new full-text scholarly material, mostly
from the 'invisible web,' especially public databases not easily tapped
by major search engines. I also track citations and abstracts of new
papers and books not on the public net, or just available in
5. Scarce news from Timor also appears regularly on the list.
I take a fairly critical approach toward news stories, and
you'll see this in my selections and in my occasional accompanying
comments and subject headings.
6. I also maintain a multi-purpose research blog called
Simplicity and have just begun posting some of my
preliminary observations on contemporary Timor-Leste there. For example, see
for a Timor-Leste posting, and see the crucial guide to the blog
[Prof John MacDougall is [see www.indopubs.com/biodata.html - ed.], inter alia, "Editor and Publisher, Indonesia Publications, 1984-2004 and still ongoing. Research focus: Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Islamic countries, American ethnic minorities, foreign policy, terrorism. Main print periodicals: Indonesia Reports (current news, including translations into English), Indonesia News Service (same), Intel (analysis) [...]. - ed."
Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract - ed.]
Link reported by: John MacDougall (john.a.macdougall--at--gmail.com)
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