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A history link collection with world history resources, country and regional histories, and topical histories.
The most curious anecdotes in the world history, in Dutch.
Links to national archives around the world. This oldest links-services for archives in the Netherlands is presented by the Municipal Archives of Zwolle.
The German collection of texts and graphics deals with several practical and theoretical problems of social and economic history (literary resources, book-keeping, statistics, sociological and economic theory etc.). Editor: Matthias Kuchenbrod
First published in Great Brittain in 1992.
Created by Jone Johnson Lewis, and presented by the History Net.
The objectives pursued by Histoire & mesure include proposing tools and presentation of methods of statistical treatment of information, making use of figures for measuring historical phenomena and analysing processes. It aims at developing a reflection on the content and relevance of data, the conditions of their elaboration and their registration in largely preconstructed categories. It attempts to do so by publishing articles and book reviews, which, beyond the disciplinary and chronological separations, place history and measurement at the core of their problematic.
Created and maintained by Don Mabry.
The Network Subject Gatewas History provides access to scholarly relevant websites and digital texts in history. All resources are decribed and evaluated with a set of Dublin Core metadata. The History Guide was originally developed and located at Goetiingen State and University Library. The Network Subject Gateway History is an alliance of institutions (research libraries, subject bibliographies, research centers) which are sharing the mission to make scholarly relevant internet resources publicly accessible in the field of history.
Archives and resources in history and historiography from the English Server.
Written by Stuart Conger, a futurist who was responsible for setting up a Canadian Social Inventions Centre called Saskatchewan NewStart. In this abstract of a longer article he defines a social invention as a new law, organisation or procedure that changes the way in which people relate to themselves or to each other, either individually or collectively. He gives some examples of these social inventions and discusses their implications.
A world history chart that begins with David and Salomon and ends 3,000 years later with Einstein, Picasso, Roosevelt en Churchill. Inbetween you'll find - devided in periods of ten years - the most important events, empires and invasions, inventions and results, leaders and goverments, writers, philosophers and scientists. The world history under your finger tips.
The history portal from about.com presents a large history archive, reviews, interviews and daily news on historical subjects.
A structured listing of historical resources. The history sites are organized by subject and time period, social and political science sites, historical journals and mailing lists in history. Editor: Patrick D. Reagan (Tennessee Technological University)
UK resources. Editor: Derek McGhie (Univ. of London).
A catalogue of online history resources.
General historical recources, classical/ancient, medieval studies, renaissance, 18th and 19th century, American history, the old west. Editor: Michael Kearl (Trinity College, USA).
Chapter 20 of "Macroeconomic Stabilization Policies", by A. Joyce Furfero.
The Ultimate Guide to Free History Resources Online
Created by Mary Hubbard and her team.
Presents an on-line bibliography of British and Irish rural history. The Rural History Database, containing over 40,000 records, covers the period prehistory to the recent past and mainly consists of journal articles. Many date from the late 18th and 19th centuries. The majority of articles in the Database were published in the leading journals from the 1940s up to the present year. The database also contains over 5,000 theses awarded degrees world-wide since the 1870s, including contemporary surveys which are now of historical interest. There are also 7,000 books in the database, most of which are held by the Rural History Centre's library, and articles from edited works. References have been trawled from published bibliographies, footnotes, and over 1500 journals. The field covered by the Bibliography relates to man's interaction with the environment both during and since prehistoric times, and to rural social and economic history. Information on the processing of the produce of the land, even in an urban environment is also collected.
Links to study how societies develop and change. Gathered by Gene Shackman.
A time line from before writing began to the present, linked to Andrew Roberts' book Social Science History and to other resources, including extracts and works of authors. The alphabetical index of authors is very helpful.
Links to history sites, organized by country and topics.
Lots of historical info on chronology, based on course material from Richard Hooker at Washington State University, USA.
A repository for documents for teaching and understanding contemporary world history and the struggle for social progress. The archives are associated with the Images of World History - a pre-modern image archive.
The site contains a collection of world history related essays, documents, maps, music and video outlining human history and progress from the Neolithic era to the present including the history of the ancient world, Africa, Europe, Asia, India, the Middle East, Australia and the Americas. There is a section containing historical documents such as the Magna Carta and the American Declaration of Independence and, as well as sections relating to world religions, philosophies and scientific discoveries and ideas.
A large file offering over 1500 connections arranged alphabetically by subject, era and country. Editor: Lynn H. Nelson, University of Kansas, USA.
Prehistory and Archaeology
Peter Bogucki describes the archaeological research that took place at the site of Oslonki in north-central Poland.
Online Literature Library: Charles Darwin
Hypertext editions of "The Voyage of the Beagle", "The Origin of Species", and "The Descent of Man".
A general overview of human evolution: from the oldest hominds via de homo habilis to the cro-magnons. Editor: Shawn Donaldson (Dr. Ken Hooper Virtual Natural History Museum Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre).
Enter the world of the late stone age hunter gatherers. In this exhibition you are taken into the lives of the inhabitants of Britain and north west Europe from the time when ice sheets still covered land and sea, until the time when settled farming peoples were cultivating the land. Presented by the Museum of Antiquities, the major museum of archaologyin north east England. The museum is based on the collection formed by the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, and is run by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Maintained by Steve Paxton and Terry McAndrew.
The evolution of Human Species followed different stages beginning with the Australopethicus and continuing with homo habilis, homo erectus and homo sapiens. The last stages include those people who lived thousands of years ago in the Palaeolithic and Neolithic Age and are the immediate ancestors of modern man. The exhibition introduces the sicentists who discovered the evolution of man (Sir Charles Lyell and Charles Darwin), and travels through the process of human evolution. Editor: Prof. D. I. Loizos (Greece).
Resources on fossil hominids: australopithecines, homo babilis, homo erectus, neanderthals and early homo sapiens. Editor: John W. Hoopes (Univ. of Kansas, USA).
Standing stones, stone circles and stone rows are one of the most mysterious features of the British landscape. Andy Burnham (UK) is leading the tour of some of the most interesting and picturesque prehistoric sites.
A link collection from the University of Minnesota Deluth, USA.
This site aims to draw together all online texts on hominisation and social and cultural evolution as well as on more modern topics like memetics and the "Global Brain". Editor: Hans Geser, Christoph Brönnimann, Jürgen Stremkow (Sociological Institute, Zurich, Switzerland).
A comprehensive guide to European megaliths and other ancienct sites. Paola Arosio and Diego Meozzi have personally visited and photographed 359+ archæological sites on these pages. And they are working hard on adding the photos, QTVR panoramic movies, and descriptions of other megalithic sites. English and Italian version.
Ancient World (ca. 4000 BC - AD 500)
Guide to Resources for the Study of the Ancient Near East Available on the Internet. A great collection of resources for the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East. There are two groups of indexes, primary and secondary. The primary indexes are divided by project or institutional affiliation and by author. The secondary indexes contain directories (addresses, lists), online journals, library catalogs, museum collections, publishers and book dealers, regional and subject indexes. Editor: Charles E. Jones (Research Archives of the Oriental Institute, Chicago, USA).
A journey to the Ancient World, weaving together the peoples of those lands and civilizations and the way they lived and - their thoughts, their hopes, their dreams, their lives.
The Mayan Ruins of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize & Honduras.
The ultimate index of all things Ancient. A great meta index created by Julia Hayden (Univ. of Virginia, USA).
Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA).
A forum and materials for the study of women and gender in the Ancient world. Contains biographies for many important literary and historical figures, essays, articles, reviews, bibliographies and images. Editors: Suzanne Bonefas and Ross Scaife.
An introduction to Ancient world cultures on the WWW. Provides an anthology of many ancient world text that are available on the Internet, a chronology, essays, maps & pictures, resources and links. Editor: Bill Hemminger.
The New Electronic Journal of Ancient Historiography. A refereed electronic journal focusing on ancient historiographical texts and media. It contains original articles as well as reviews, discussions, reader responses, and notices of relevant conferences and historiographical projects. Presented by the Department of Classics at the University of Durham (UK).
A digital library on ancient Greece and Rome, more than 13,000 images of art objects, sites and buildings. Each features a description of the object and its context. There are also a number of Greek texts, a Greek lexicon and a selection of secondary sources. The databeses of images and texts can be searched in several different ways, and the resulting records are cateloged and hyperlinked together.
A photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens, with links to other archaeological resources on the internet. Created by Kevin T. Glowacki and Nancy L. Klein of the Department of Classical Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
A list of links on Ancient Greek archeology, art & architecture, history, literature, mythology & religion, and philosophy. Maintained by the CivWebTeam of the Providence College, USA.
An introduction into ancient Greek mythology. Meet the Gods, the Heros and Creatures, read the stories and inspect the family tries. Editor: J.M. Hunt.
A plethora of information about these contests that are the forefathers of our modern Olympic Games.
Part of the Perseus project's efforts to build an interrelated collection of hypermedia databases focused on classical Greece.
The Book of Roman Arms and Armour.
The Antonine Guard are a Roman research and re-enactment society who among our many facets specialise in Bringing the Roman Army to life. They comprise a number of Historical experts and enthusiasts and regularly appear in public to demonstrate living history using accurately reconstructed armour and equipment. The group is based around the 6th Legion Legio Victrix who were stationed on the Antonine Wall in Scotland. The object of the association is to advance the education of the public in the life and times of Roman Britain, especially that of Roman Scotland.
In-depth articles, multimedia, timelines and short biographies of historc figures. Explore the Roman way of life from the view of women, or the citizens of Pompeii, and find out about Roman culture in Britain.
A page of Roman law links from the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis, Brussels, Belgium.
Take a virtual tour of rome, explore the dictionary of mythology, read about roman history and latin language & literature, or watch the pictures of people. David Camden created this site mainly as a hobby to cultivate his appreciation for the Romans.
An online ecyclopedia of Roman Emperors ("De imperatoribus Romanus") from Augustus (27 BC-AD 14) to Constantine XI Palaeologus (1449-1453). The encyclopedia consists of (1) an index of all the emperors who ruled during the empire's 1500 years, (2) a number of biographical essays on the individual emperors, (3) family trees ("stemmata") of important imperial dynasties, (4) an index of significant battles in the empire's history, (5) a number of capsule descriptions and maps of these battles, and (6) maps of the empire at different times.
Includes many resources on roman and civil law, classical studies and publishers. The aim of this site to provide a single place where information and materials on the Internet could be made available to those interested in Roman law.
Created by Egyptologist Jacques Kinnaer (Belgium). The site contains general information on the history and language of Ancient Egypt, and on Saqqara ("City of the Dead"). There's also a very usefull alphabetically sorted list of keywords, a bibliography on Ancient Egypt, and a "Hitchhikers guide" that explores the modern-day interest with this fascinating culture.
Annual Egyptological Bibliography (AEB).
Online resources related to Egypt.
A virtual tour of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Contains 67 artifacts, along with descriptions and general time period, and 4 QuickTimeVR artifacts that users can move around to get a better look at. There are two RealAudio files, one a 55 minute tour that can be listened to separately or used in conjunction with selected parts of the site, and the other a 1 hour and 25 minute lecture by Dr. Arne Eggebrecht, director of the Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim, Germany, from whose holdings this exhibit was drawn. Created by: The Houston Chronicle (as part of its Virtual Voyager series), in conjunction with the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
The great pyramid of Giza, the hanging gardens of Babylon, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the colossus of Rhodus, the lighthouse of Alexandria. You did remember them all, didn't you!? On this site you can see these seven wonders and read about them. And you can learn some more about other wonders: the forgotten wonders (like the Great Wall of China and the Yaj Mahal in India), the modern wonders (like the Eiffel Tower) and the natural wonders (like the Niagara Falls).
Feudalism - Medieval (ca. 500-1500)
On the Eastern Roman Empire in the middle ages. Editor: Fr. Dave Gallo (Assumption College).
A WWW Server for Medieval Studies, sponsored by Georgetown University.
The goal is to construct a Internet Medieval Sourcebook from available public domain and copy-permitted texts. The first part is made up of fairly short classroom sized extracts, derived from public domain sources or copy-permitted translations, the second is composed of the full documents, or WWW links to the full documents. Editor: Paul Halsall.
On-Line Text Materials for Medieval Studies (ORB). Extensive resources on encyclopedia, teaching, full texts and references. Great site, don't miss it.
Médiévales publishes articles on all aspects of the middle Ages: history, literature and linguistics but also law, archaeology and history of art. Each issue contains a thematic subject, often resulting from a seminar or teamwork, coordinated by a specialist. Articles on the most diverse subjects are also published under the rubric «Essais et recherches». The rubric «Point de vue» proposes crossed readings of a work or critical bulletins on current themes of research. Reader’s notes on recent works are included in each number.
Links to medieval history, presented by the Department of Medieval History, University of Ghent, Belgium.
Modern World (ca. 1500 present)
From World War II and president Truman to Kennedy, Johnson and the Vietnam War.
A large digital library of primary sources in American social history from the Antebellum Period through Reconstruction. The collection contains approximately 1,600 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. The project represents a major collaborative endeavor in preservation and electronic access to historical texts.
Europe European Studies
Editor: Richard Hacken (Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA).
Historical Text Archive. Editor: Don Mabry (Mississippi State Univ., USA).
The WWW Virtual Library on the History of France.
Presented by The Labyrinth, resources for Medieval Studies, sponsored by Georgetown University, USA.
A large integrated database of geographically-located historical statistics for Great Britain, mainly drawn from the period 1851-1939.
A search device for sites by archival services in the Netherlands and other countries.
A historical portal that provides access more than 40 Dutch archives services.
Archives for journalists, academics and policy makers. Includes a databank of archives in the Netherlands and Flanders.
Holland is a flat country. There are no mountains or rocks. But in the north of the country within a radius of only 20 miles, 53 megalithic monuments are scattered over a beautiful landscape. Granite skeletons of 5500 years old burial chambers. Where did these 20 ton boulders come from, how were they piled up and by whom and why..? What is the mystery behind these relics from the past..? Your internet guide is Hans Meijer (Assen). Dutch and English version.
On this site history is written. Inspired by the past, trying to write a living history.
A dutch portal on Dutch history.
Chapters from the Dutch history.
Provides a guide to historical sources, biographical and bibliographical reference works.
A Dutch museum of images and stories. It presents the history of all Dutch and wants to reach as many people as possible.
The National Archive manages more than 6000 archives. It is the largest public archive in the Netherland. Although not all these archives are computerised, you can search many collections online. The site includes a nice time-line on Dutch history.
The national organisation for storing and providing access to research data from the humanities and social sciences. DANS manages existing data archives and develops a new infrastructure for data storage and access in areas that do not have this. DANS is a joint initiative of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organisatino for Scientific Research (NWO).
A transnational association for history and informatics. Their aim is to stimulate the knowledge on the use of informatics in historical research and education. But their site contains only some formal information, with links to other organizations. Dutch only.
Cultural page from Bilbao on the history, languages, politics and traditions of the Romanic-Basque Country.
A clearinghouse of African primary sources.
An annotated guide to information about Sub-Saharan Africa on the internet (web sites, e-mail discussion lists, telnet sites, etc.). Prepared at Stanford University, California, U.S.A.
An international and interdisciplinary bilingual journal (French and English) of the social sciences on Africa, West Indies and Black Africa. The journal, founded in 1960, publishes miscellaneous issues and essays testifying to the most recent trends in research and field theory and the discussions they generate.
An exhibit of maps and travel narratives from Leo Africanus to Chinua Achene. The virtual exhibit is organized in into islands of materials. Created by Patrick Scott (selection and text) and Jason Pierce (hypertext development).
A short listing of internet resources on South African politics, universities, literature and arts. Editor: Allison Drew (Univ. of York, UK).
Designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. History survey courses, this site serves as a gateway to Web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents and threaded discussions on teaching U.S.history. A project of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning of the City University of New York and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
An archive with educational films on the history and culture of North America between 1905 and 1969. All films are presented offered in MPGEG-2 format (full-screen video). Academoc and educational institutions may freely download the films.
Compliments March 1999 Journal of American History Roundtable of the same title, contains the declaration as it has been translated into different languages and at different times.
Founded in 1896, JSA is a scientific journal with an international reputation. Devoted to Amerindian societies and cultures, considered in the totality of their history, JSA owes its originality and its richness to a disciplinary openness that leads to the encounter of prehistory, archaeology, ethno history, ethnology, ethno-linguistics and more rarely, sociology and biological anthropology, in its pages. A similar spirit of openness characterizes the languages used by the journal: French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese, besides Indian languages. Specialised, but resolutely turning its back on the compartmentalisation of disciplines, JSA's readers are anthropologists working on native America.
The Great Depression, the 1930s, and the Roosevelt Administration.
The Internet Guide to Asian Studies. A large-scale distributed, collaborative project that provides an up-to-date hypertext map and a seamless acces tool to the networked scholarly documents, resources and information systems in the field of Asian studies. You get regional data (whole of Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Caucasus, Central Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, Pacific Ocean, East Asia), countries/territories data (from Afghanistan to Yemen), and Asia-Pacific Global Data. This is probably the only site you have to visit. It's comprehensive, well structured, user friendly and it's fast. Editor: T. Matthew Ciolek.
The goal of this newsletter is to "support scholars, librarians, and researchers world-wide who are developing text and image databases in the various fields of Asian/EurAsian Studies or who are incorporating materials in Asian languages into larger databases, and to promote better communication among them." Editor: Maureen Donovan (librarian at Ohio State University).
The Distortion and the Revision of History in Postwar Japanese Textbooks, 1945-1998
A sociological content analysis of history school textbooks in Japan. It reviews the changes in contents of high school history textbooks in postwar Japan, and analyzes the transformation of history education in terms of the rise and fall of postwar Japanese nationalism. The study is focused on (1) the effects of postwar ethnocentric Japanese nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s on history textbooks, and (2) the new movement of history education toward "transnationalism" after the mid-1980s.
AHS is concerned with Australian history and with other histories in so far as they inform the understanding of history in Australia. It is published by the University of Melbourne and is supported by the Faculty of Arts. You'll get recent issues tables of contents and abstract.
Resources in Australian and New Zealand history, and urban history. A joint initiative by the Department of History & Politics at James Cook University of North Queensland, and the Department of History at the University of Melbourne. Editors: Alan Mayne and Paul Turnbull.
A peer reviewed electronic publication for the dissemination of research and other professional outcomes by historians of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. The editors of the Journal have a special interest in providing a peer evaluated forum for appraisal of new technologies in research and teaching. It is concerned with how interactive multi-media be most effectively used to represent the past in all its richness and complexity. The site is an initative of the School of History and Politics, James Cook University and the Department of History, Melbourne University. Editor: Paul Turnbull and Alan Mayne.
H-Net's discussion list for the history of Aotearoa / New Zealand and Australia, and related fields. The aim of H-ANZAU is to provide a forum for the discussion of research projects and ideas, as well as providing news of resources, conferences and events of interest to researchers, teachers, archivists and librarians. They provide information which will enhance quality teaching in universities and secondary schools, and they support teachers and researchers of the history of Australia and Aotearoa / New Zealand working in overseas centres.
Online resources pertinent to Canadian heritage.
A guide to more than 200 print and electronic sources. Covers all aspects of Canadian culture. Also provides links to the leading online resources for Canadian Studies in Canada and internationally. Editors: John D. Blackwell (Reference Department, Brandeis University Libraries) & Laurie C.C. Stanley-Blackwell (Department of History, St. Francis Xavier University). They introduce us in a geopolitical conundrum, described as "The Unknown Country". The site contains essay on sources and topics, with internet links throughout the text.
Building Canada’s digital preservation infrastructure and providing the broadest possible access to Canadian documentary heritage.
A directory of resources relevant to Canadian studies. Editor: David Lucking.
A foundation devoted to Canadian history education.
A resource page for students of the history of Quebec and Canada, presented by the History Teaching Resource Centre at the Lester B. Pearson School.
In an atttempt to define the multicultural fabric, the history, symbols and values of Canadian Beverly Leeck has gathered some interesting sources of information.
Atlas resources for Europe, Middle East, North Africa & North America.
A collection of historical maps spanning nearly 500 years from the sixteenth century through the early twentieth century. The maps are very detailed (the average JPEG size is 400k).
dr. Albert Benschop
Social & Behavioral Studies
University of Amsterdam
26th December, 2014
General and Miscellaneous Sources