The Virtual Representation of the Past - Resources
Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama
A searchable online database of performances worldwide of Greek and Roman drama, and their adaptations, between the Renaissance and the present day.
Auctores Britannici Medii Aevi (Medieval British Authors)
A series of Latin texts that are important to the study of medieval British thought. One of the texts is available online.
An online archive of historical images held in Austrian repositories, including the Austrian National Library. Users can search for images via the archives, online search engines and themes.
The Bolles Collection on the History of London
An online resource for historians of London, cartographers and those researching the literature of London with images, texts and maps of the city. Part of the Perseus Digital Library.
CASBAH - Caribbean Studies, Black and Asian History
A project to identify and document national research resources for Caribbean Studies and the history of Black and Asian people in Britain. The online database includes descriptions of archive holdings of printed and audio-visual materials.
Cataloguing the archives of the Trades Union Congress, 1970-90
Online catalogue of papers concerning the publicity and media relations of the Trades Union Congress. Union-related matters covered include wages, disputes, health and safety in the workplace and union representation.
The Chaplain Society Digital Collection
A digital collection of publications by The Champlain Society, an organisation dedicated to Canadian history. The collection covers exploration and discovery over three centuries.
The Circus in America: 1793 - 1940
A digital research collection about the history of the American circus over a 150-year period including a critical collection of archival, library, and museum resources, as well as essays, maps, timelines, images, and videos that help contextualize and interpret these materials.
The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online
Online edition of Darwin's complete publications alongside hundreds of supplementary works including biographies, obituaries, reviews and reference works.
A critical and bibliographical study of stars in modern French film
Profiles of nearly 200 Francophone film stars, film descriptions and a database of references of press, radio and television coverage of Francophone film celebrities. The material dates from 1949 to the present day.
Digital catalogue of illuminated manuscripts in the Western Collections of the British Library (DigCIM)
A searchable, illustrated catalogue of some of the western illuminated manuscripts in the British Library. The manuscripts feature pictorial and decorative embellishment from fully painted miniatures to decorated initials.
Primary sources, a textbook, online exhibitions, digital stories, flash movies, e-lectures, and other teaching resources for American history teaching and research.
Digital Publications of the International Institute of Social History
The digital publications of the Institute. The catalogue and collections are searchable online.
ELEC : Éditions en ligne de l'École des chartes
Online publications and projects page from the National School of Charters at the Sorbonne. Resources on the site include historical prints, pre-19th century book sale catalogues, a directory of cathedral architects, an online critical edition of the Edict of Nantes and papers from conferences previously held at the school.
English landholding in Ireland, c1200-c1360
A searchable database recording property-holding in Ireland by those normally resident outside the country. The resource allows exploration of patterns of property-holding between 1200-1360 and of the significance of landholding in the relationship between Britain and Ireland.
English Monastic Archives: Access and Analysis
A guide to this large and important set of documents about the pre-modern world. The database gives types and current locations of documents generated by medieval English monasteries but does not cover the information contained within the documents.
European Critical Heritage: The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe
Documentation of the Continental reception of major British and Irish writers. Project outputs include published volumes based on individual authors’ reception and an extensive and updatable supporting database of material.
European History Primary Sources
An index of scholarly websites that offer on-line access to primary sources on the history of Europe, from Medieval and Early Modern History up to the most recent history of the European integration process.
A register of written sources used by authors in Anglo-Saxon England. The project aimed to identify all written sources which were incorporated, quoted, translated or adapted anywhere in English or Latin texts which were written in Anglo-Saxon England or by Anglo-Saxons in other countries.
The Forgotten Migrants: A Cultural History of Postwar British Migrants Who Returned 'Home' from Australia
A collection and analysis of written and oral life stories by return British migrants from Australia. The resouce includes a database of interviews and transcripts and summaries of the interviews.
French Vernacular Books: A Short-Title Catalogue of Books in the French language published before 1601
An analytical bibliography of all books published in the French language before 1601. The bibliography is available as a printed reference tool and fully searchable on-line resource.
Gendering Latin American Independence: Women's Political Culture and the Textual Construction of Gender 1790-1850
A textual and historical study of women’s political culture, women’s writings, and the textual construction of gender in literary and political discourse. The online database registers women’s and men's participation, writings and organizations between 1790 and 1850.
Grammatical change in recent English (1961-1991) : a corpus-based investigation
An investigation of changes in English grammar during the period 1961-1991. This project aimed to develop a new methodology for tracking changes in the language, to use comparable or 'matching' corpora of text samples, to employ tagging software and grammar-sensitive search tools and to provide part-of-speech tagged matching corpora for general distribution.
Historical database of twentieth century local elections in Great Britain
A local elections database for Britain throughout the twentieth century. A supplementary database contains local election results in London, the English, Scottish and Welsh county boroughs, and a sample of councils
Historical Text Archive
A hand-selected collection of articles, books, essays, documents, historical photos, and links on a broad range of historical subjects.
The Historical Thesaurus of English (HTE)
Online searchable database for the study of the history of the English language. Includes the majority of the entire recorded vocabulary of English from Old English to the modern period, with words arranged according to their meanings.
The Imagining History Project
A large-scale collaborative investigation of the manuscripts of the Middle English Prose Brut chronicle. Outputs include a webog, a database of descriptions of the Brut, a wiki of exercises in cultural mapping, contextual research and ancillary data.
The Institute of Historical Research
The website of the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), based at the University of London. The IHR is an important resource and meeting place for researchers from all over the world. The open-access library has resources for historical research in digital format and print.
The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online
Manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artefacts from Dunhuang and the archaeological sites of the Eastern Silk Road. Includes images, catalogues, translations, historical photographs and archaeological site plans.
Internet History Sourcebooks Project
Original source texts and contextual information published on three chronologically ordered websites - for Ancient, Medieval and Modern History - and a number of other themed pages.
Jefferson Digital Archive
Features a biography, electronic texts by or to Jefferson, quotations, annotated bibliographies, and comprehensive links.
A Key to English Place-Names
A guide to the interpretation of the names of England's cities, towns and villages. Readers are encouraged to offer comments on the etymologies and make additions to the bibliography.
Kingwood College Library of American Cultural History - 19th Century - 1810 - 1819
Guides to the decades of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Resources are prepared by reference librarians at Kingswood College Library.
Law and Empire, AD 193-455: the Projet Volterra
A database intended to promote the study of Roman legislation in its full social, political and legal context, and ensure its continuing tradition. Contains critical texts of imperial legal pronouncements, with details relating to each text's transmission and details of ancient commentary and modern bibliography.
Library and Archives Canada
An online resource for Canadian history and culture. Contains articles, images and bibliographies. The resource is designed for use as a research tool though some teaching materials available.
London's Past Online: a bibliography of Greater London's history
A searchable online database of books, articles and other published material relating to the Greater London area, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day.
Manuscrits antiques et médiévaux conservés en Suisse
A database of ancient and medieval manuscripts held in Switzerland.
The Medici Archive Project
A searchable online database of the Medici Granducal Archive. The project aims to encourage publication of documentary material in print and electronic formats, with particular emphasis on Jewish History, and the History of Costume and Textiles.
Nuremberg War Crimes Trial
Access to original sources, and linked supporting documents, about the Nuremberg trial of major German war criminals, 1945-1946.
Pacific Pathways: Multiplying Contexts for the Forster ('Cook-Voyage') Collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum
A database of objects in the Forster Collection of Pacific ethnography. Users can develop their own commentaries on the collection by creating electronic paths through and beyond the existing website.
Papyrology at Oxford
An online database and guide for papyrus texts from Oxyrhynchus that date from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods of Egyptian history. Many of these texts are available online through the Imaging Papyri at Oxford project.
People in Place: families, households and housing in early modern London
An online database examining the crucial role of family and household in London during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Focuses on the areas of Cheapside and St Botolph Aldgate and the parish of Clerkenwell.
Perseus Digital Library
The main Perseus digital collection covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world. Includes texts, images, datasets and other primary materials along with reference works providing background information.
Powys Heritage Online
Access to information about the local history of Powys with material available in Welsh and English. Incluces photographs, documents, maps and museum exhibits.
Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire (PBE), period III (1025-1204)
An online database created as part of the Prosopography of the Byzantine World project. Contains over 60,000 factoids with links to over 10,000 persons.
Royal Historical Society Bibliographies on British and Irish History
A large online database of bibliographical records relating to British and Irish history, and to the British and Irish abroad, during all periods for which written evidence survives.
Spanish 'Little War', 1808-1814
A database giving insight into the sociology of the guerrilla movement that fought Napoleon Bonaparte in Spain between 1808 and 1814 and about the nature and extent of popular resistance to the French. The database is stored by the AHDS.
Stonehenge Laser Scans
Laser scans of Stonehenge stones which reveal previously unknown carvings of particular importance to archaeology.
An online resource for the study of Medieval history, concentrating particularly on England, Scotland and Wales. Information is primarily organised into timelines and includes photographs, plans, digital reconstructions, family trees and maps.
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: a revised and enlarged database
A revised version of this database that supplement details of slaving voyages between 1519 and 1867 with the early history of the slave trade and new research from Angolan, Brazilian, Portuguese and other archives.
Links to organizations, archives, libraries, museums, research institutions and resources around the world on the history of women and gender. Includes a list of women's studies journals.
A portal and platform for online essays, bibliographies and press debates on European, and especially German, historical themes. Useful for academics working on German Contemporary History and Cultural Studies. There is also a collection of links with accompanying reviews.