History resources

The short course: This Day in History (a History Channel site) or Today in History (a Library of Congress site).

Longer courses are available from a variety of sources. These include:

More specific sources include (inter alia) the following, listed in roughly chronological order:

  1. Ancient World Web

  2. Perseus ("an evolving digital library on ancient Greece and Rome," Department of Classics, Tufts University)

  3. Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology (University of Michigan)

  4. Classics at Oxford

  5. Pomoerium: Internet Resourssen für die Altertumswissenschaften

  6. Rome Project (Dalton School, New York, NY)

  7. Episteme Links (a site devoted to the history of philosophy, from the ancient world to the present; this site is a source of books in the subject, as well)

  8. Worlds of Late Antiquity

  9. Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit

  10. ARGOS: A Limited Areas Search Engine of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

  11. Traditions of Magic in Late Antiquity; related are the The Witchcraft Bibliography Project and the Salem Witch Museum

  12. COMERS: Institute for Classical, Oriental, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

  13. ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (University of Toronto Library)

  14. Georgetown University's Medieval Labyrinth

  15. Collage, "an image database of works from the Guildhall Library and Guildhall Art Gallery, London"

  16. TMR: The Medieval Review

  17. ORB: Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies

  18. Lesley Hall's Web Page is devoted to the history of gender and sexuality, feminist science fiction and fantasy, and her work as a professional archivist (at the library of London's Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine) and as an addicted acquirer of books; a particular strength is work on women and medicine. Hall's Recent reading recommendations are worth checking.

  19. the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (Victoria University, the University of Toronto)

  20. Renaissance Society of America

  21. Centre de Recherche sur la Littérature des Voyages (CRLV) (Université de Paris-Sorbonne [Paris IV])

  22. 1492: An Ongoing Voyage

  23. EarlyModernItaly.com

  24. Rome: The City Reborn

  25. A Virtual Tour in the Historical Venetian Sources and VENIVA: Venetian Virtual Archive

  26. Sybils: An Interactive Exploration of Women in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

  27. Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

  28. Jeffrey R. Watt's Suicide in Early Modern Europe (University of Mississippi; bibliographical information)

  29. Jeffrey Merrick's Homosexuality in Early Modern Europe (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; bibliographical information)

  30. The Warburg Institute (University of London)

  31. Reformation Studies Institute (University of St. Andrews, UK)

  32. Renaissance Forum (University of Hull)--this site links to many additional resources

  33. Albion (English and Irish history)

  34. Early Modern England Source

  35. Richard III Society (Laura Blanchard's site)

  36. Maggie Secara's Compendium of Common Knowledge 1558-1603: Elizabethan Commonplaces for Writers, Actors, and Re-enactors

  37. Medieval/Renaissance Food Homepage (Greg Lindahl); another site devoted to late medieval and early modern food and drink; and another food and drink site (Marijah Jan Scrozynski). See also What Guy Fawkes Would Have Eaten. Here is a bibliography.

  38. The John Dee Society

  39. Currency values in Elizabethan England, one of several historical references for the Elizabethan period in English history; see also Roy Davies' Current Value of Old Money

  40. The STAR Project (Scotland's Transatlantic Relations, University of Edinburgh)

  41. Splendors of Versailles (a travelling exhibition)

  42. History--The Eighteenth Century

  43. S. Morgan Friedman's The Inflation Calculator (running from 1800 through 1995)

  44. the History Computerization Project

  45. British Voices from South Asia (an exhibition from Hill Memorial Library, Louisana State University)

  46. Interpreting The Irish Famine, 1846-1850 (from the University of Virginia)

  47. CROMOHS: Cyber Review of Modern Historiography

  48. International Institute of Social History

  49. Centennial of the War of 1898 (i.e., the Spanish-American War)

  50. The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (a PBS documentary website)

  51. World War I: Trenches on the Web

  52. World War I literature

  53. First Call: American Posters of World War One from the collection of Roger N. Mohovich (Georgetown University)

  54. Canada and World War I

  55. James Rogers McConnell papers (a site at the University of Virginia that remembers a dead American aviator)

  56. The Visual Front: Posters of the Spanish Civil War (from the Southworth Spanish Civil War Collection, Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California, San Diego; catalogue by Alexandra Vergara, with Kevin Ingram, Enrique Sanabria, and Theresa Smith). See also:

  57. Military History: World War II (1939-1945) (from the Information Resource Centre, Canadian Forces College, Department of National Defence, Canada)

  58. Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II

  59. Battle of Britain -- 1940
  60. The Dutch Interbellum and Occupation Bibliography

  61. Center for Jewish History

    German soldiers brutalizing a Jew

  62. Holocaust and Antisemitism links (from Maven: The Virtual Know-It-All)

  63. Cybrary of the Holocaust

  64. Shoah Visual History Foundation

  65. Voices of the Holocaust (requires speakers and RealAudio)
  66. A Guide to Jewish Lodz Website (in Polish; an English-language version is allegedly coming)

  67. Essays in History (a graduate student-run history journal, University of Virginia)

  68. Chronicon

  69. Links to the Past--National Park Service

  70. American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library (The Library of Congress)

  71. Avalon Project, Yale Law School (digital historical documents relevant to law, economics, politics, diplomacy, and government)

  72. The University of Michigan's Digital Library and its Making of America project, sponsored jointly with Cornell University, from whom additional materals for the Making of America are also available (the project, a collaborative effort between Cornell University and the University of Michigan funded primarily by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, focusses on American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction)
  73. National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institution)

  74. American history (from George Welling); and see also Liberty! The American Revolution (a 1997 PBS documentary series)

  75. George Washington Papers at The Library of Congress (American Memory Project)

  76. see also:

  77. The Columbus Navigation Homepage

  78. Documenting the American South: The Southern Experience in 19th Century America (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Academic Affairs Library)

  79. "Death or Liberty: Gabriel, Nat Turner, and John Brown" -- an exhibition concerning anti-slavery revolts, from The Library of Virginia, Richmond

  80. Toward Racial Equality: Harper's Weekly Reports on Black America, 1857-1874

  81. The American Civil War Homepage. Additional Civil War resources include:

  82. Archives for Research on Women and Gender (University of Texas at San Antonio)

  83. Women's Studies Resources (Duke University Libraries); also at Duke is the Women's Liberation Research Network

  84. African American Women (Duke University Libraries)

  85. Women in America 1820-1842

  86. Edited Collections of Primary Sources in U.S. Women's History (a bibliography)

  87. Medical History on the Internet

  88. The West:

  89. The Great Chicago Fire (of 1871, a web exhibition curated by Professor Carl Smith; this site also takes you to the Chicago Historical Society)

  90. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: March 25, 1911 (Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University, in cooperation with the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees)

  91. Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro

  92. The 1920s (University of Louisville)

  93. New Deal Network (Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and the Institute for Learning technologies, Teachers College/Columbia University)

  94. Life History Manuscripts from The Folklore Project, WPA Federal Writer's Project 1936-1940

  95. A New Deal for the Arts (an exhibition mounted by the National Archives)

  96. Al Filreis's Literature & Culture of the American 1950s

  97. See also Welcome to the Fifties (Joseph M. Sherlock)

  98. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945 (An On-Line Exhibition with Materials Contributed by California State University, Northridge, University Library, Department of Special Collections and Archives; The Museum of Tolerance; University of Southern California Libraries, Department of Special Collections)

  99. "'Remembering the GI Bulge': An exhibit honoring the students who attended S.U. under the GI Bill" (from Syracuse University Archives and Records Management)

  100. The Northern Ireland Conflict (1968 to the Present) (from the University of Ulster, the Queen's University of Belfast, and the Linen Hall Library, Belfast)

  101. Environmental History

  102. The Thomas Reid Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities, Sciences and Medicine (University of Aberdeen)

  103. Robert A. Gross's home page

  104. Secret No More (a subject guide to thousands of FBI files (and their file numbers) that are now publicly accessible)

  105. Franklin Delano Roosevelt cartoon archive

  106. Ron Enfield's Personal Web, which includes a retrospective view (with photographs) of the Free Speech Movement (University of California at Berkeley, 1964)

  107. The Sixties Project (Kali Tal, et al.; see also Kali Tal's New WORD Order ("Web design for smart people"))

  108. The Psychedelic '60s (exhibition from the University of Virginia's Alderman Library)

  109. The Sixties (Lisa Thomas)

  110. Kent H. Manno's Sixties Bibliography

  111. Malcolm Farnsworth's Watergate site

  112. Vietnam Veterans Home Page

  113. The Vietnam War Newsgroup

  114. Vietnam Resource Collection

  115. Radical History and Politics

Traister's history of books and printing page provides links to a special category of history for which Traister maintains some highly specific resources.

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