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Historical Research in Europe: A Guide to Archives and Libraries - (dead link)
"This project is intended to assist researchers who are planning to use European libraries and archives. The focus is on Western Europe. The intention is to unite both Web-based and printed resources which provide information about European libraries and archives in a single interactive database."
- University of Wisconsin Libraries / University of Wisconsin-Madison - Center for European Studies

Atlas van der Hagen and Atlas Beudeker
"...is a joint project of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek and the British Library. This project led tot [sic.] the digitising of the Atlas Van der Hagen (ca. 1690) and the Atlas Beudeker (ca. 1750). All images from these atlasses were digitised and made available on the Internet...The Atlas Van der Hagen shows topographical images from the whole world, whereas the Atlas Beudeker focuses solely on the northern and southern Netherlands."

Attending to Early Modern Women
"This gateway provides links to World Wide Web resources useful for the study of women in early modern Europe and the Americas. It focuses on the period ca. 1500 to ca. 1800 but also includes some medieval and nineteenth-century resources...Materials range from bibliographic databases to full-text resources, images, and sound recordings."
Arts and Humanities Team, University of Maryland Libraries

Beyond the Fall
The Former Soviet Bloc in Transition, 1989-1999
"For 10 years following the collapse of the Berlin Wall, TIME contract photographer Anthony Suau has traveled the lands of the former Soviet bloc. In the hundreds of powerful images and audio commentaries that follow, Suau documents in stark detail the people of that region as they shed their former skin and head into an unknown future."

C18-L
Resources for 18th-century Studies Across Disciplines
Discussion list home page
"...is an international, interdisciplinary forum for discussing all aspects of 18th-century studies -- that is, the 'long 18th century,' which extends roughly from 1660 to 1830."

  • Selected Readings
    "...is an interdisciplinary bibliography of eighteenth-century studies, covering as many topics in lots and lots of areas as we can manage; SR comprehensively covers the so-called "long 18th century," which means roughly 1660-1830."

Cornell University Library - Windows on the Past
"...is a grouping of selected historical materials which have been digitally scanned and are available for on-line browsing and searching."
Sections include: Historic Monographs Collection ; Historic Math Book Collection ; New York State Historical Literature ; International Women's Periodicals [restricted to Cornell University community] ; Ezra Cornell Papers ; Witchcraft Collection ; NEH Agriculture Collection ; Other Digital Collections.

EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents From Western Europe
"The following links connect to Western European (mainly primary) historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. They shed light on key historical happenings within the respective countries (and within the broadest sense of political, economic, social and cultural history)."
By Richard Hacken, European Studies Bibliographer, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

European Text Collections in Western European Literature
This page lists Internet sources for literary texts in the western European languages other than English
Western European Specialists Section, Association of College and Research Libraries

EuropeanArchaeology
"This list is intended for the MODERATED discussion of European prehistoric and historic archaeology. The time period can range from the Early Palaeolithic through the 1800s. The geographic focus is Europe, which is broadly defined as extending from Spain and Portugal and Ireland in the West, to the Urals in the East."

Guide to Researching the Council of Europe
"This guide is designed to assist the researcher seeking information and documentation about and from the Council of Europe (CoE). We begin with a brief history of the CoE and a table listing its major institutions in comparison with those of the European Union. The bulk of this guide discusses the major institutions of the CoE and their main forms of documentation. The final section lists CoE entities and conventions by broad subject categories."
By Anne Burnett, Reference/Foreign & International Law Librarian at the University of Georgia School of Law Library

Georgetown University - National Security Archive

  • The 1956 Hungarian Revolution: A History in Documents
    National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 76
    Edited by Malcolm Byrne, November 4, 2002
    "...is the first attempt to put together a major collection of these new materials, in addition to the significant number of items that appear here for the first time in any language, in a single volume. In all, the book consists of 120 documents and totals 598 pages."

Gutenberg Digital
The collection of Digitised Documents, includes all 1282 pages of both volumes, illuminated pages, the "Helmasperger Notarial Instrument", "Model Book" and more. There is also an impressive collection of resources recording Gutenberg and his Impact. In German or English with some biblical passages in French as well.

Historia Constitucional (Electronic Journal of Constitutional History)
Area de Derecho Constitucional, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

Historic Cities: Maps & Documents
"This site is a joint project of the Historic Cities Center of the Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Jewish National and University Library. It already contains many very high resolution maps, and will contain literature, documents, books and other relevant material concerning the past, present and future of historic cities and to facilitate the location of similar content on the web."

The History Guide
"...has been created for the high school and undergraduate student who is either taking classes in history, or who intends to major in history in college. The purpose of The History Guide is to better prepare yourself for your history classes and to make your time in class more enjoyable and proficient. The History Guide contains the complete content of three undergraduate courses in European history which will certainly be of use to those of you studying such topics at the college level or in A.P. European history classes. Upon its completion, The History Guide will contain more than seventy lectures in European history from ancient Sumer to the fall of Soviet-style communism in 1989."
By Steven Kreis

Institut für Europäische Geschichte (IEG) - Mainz

  • IEG-MAPS
    "Server for digital historical maps at the Institute of European History - Mainz...We offer - free of charge - high quality digital maps at your fingertips."

Internet Modern History Sourcebook
"Like the long-established Internet Medieval Sourcebook, this project is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history or modern Western Civilization."
Paul Halsall, Fordham University

League of Nations: Statistical and Disarmament Documents
"...contains the full text of 260 League of Nations documents. The League existed from 1919 to 1946. Although Russia and the United States refused to join, its members included countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and North and South America. The documents in this digitized collection focus on three areas: the founding of the League, international statistics published by the League, and the League's work toward international disarmament. To promote peace and security, the League reduced national armaments and prevented the manufacture of implements of war. Most of the publications in this digital collection concern disarmament."
Government Publications and Maps, Northwestern University Library

Library of Congress Exhibitions

  • A Heavenly Craft: The Woodcut in Early Printed Books
    "...presents for the first time all the woodcut-illustrated books purchased by Lessing J. Rosenwald at the Dyson Perrins sale, now part of the legendary Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress. These books were printed within the first century after Gutenberg mastered the art of printing with moveable type."

Literature 2000
"...a collaboration of the public libraries of the European Cities of Culture 2000
"Literature" is a joint project of the public libraries of the European Cities of Culture 2000. Participants include libraries in Bologna, Brussels, Helsinki, Cracow, Prague, Reykjavik and Bergen. The project consists of several components through which the Cities of Culture will acquaint each other with their own city or region's authors and their literature. This will be accomplished through presentations of the authors and their cities on the Internet..."

Maps of the French and Indian War
[Seven Years War]
From the Collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society
Sections include: About the War ; About Maps ; Online Atlas ; View Maps.

Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal
"...to provide a searchable registry of objects in U.S. museum collections that changed hands in Continental Europe during the Nazi era (1933-1945)... There are currently 9908 objects from 92 participating museums listed in the Portal."
- American Association of Museums

Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact (PHP)
"The PHP is jointly conducted by the Center for Security Studies and Conflict Research in Zurich, the National Security Archive in Washington D.C., and the Institute of Military Studies in Vienna. It cooperates with the Cold War International History Project of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and a growing number of associated institutions...In response to the progressing declassification of NATO documents and the growing availability of documents from the archives of the former Soviet bloc, the Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact (PHP) seeks to collect, analyze, and interpret these premier sources for the study of contemporary international history."

  • The 1965 Warsaw Pact War Game Exercise - (dead link) (Hungarian with English translation)
    Released 29 November 2001
    "European Cities Targeted for Nuclear Destruction: Hungarian Documents on the Soviet Bloc War Plans, 1956-1971"

Perform. Rezensionsjournal zur Geschichte der Fr¸hen Neuzeit - (dead link) (German)
Online journal covering the history of western Europe from the 16th to the 18th centuries.

Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe
"Depicting with accuracy the states of this content every first day of each centennial year from AD 1 to AD 2000."
Designed and drawn by Christos N¸ssli.

Polish Archival Information Center
"The guide contains links to: 1. Archives in the World and on-line catalogues. 2. Archives with Polish holdings in the USA and Canada. 3. Archives in Poland. 4. Information on preserving archival materials."
Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of American (PIASA)

Reviews in History
"...an electronic publication which reviews and reappraises significant work in all fields of historical interest, covering the principal areas of the subject as taught in institutions of higher education."
- Institute of Historical Research

Twenty-Five Lectures on Modern Balkan History
By Steven W. Sowards, Michigan State University

University of Calgary - Applied History Research Group - Multimedia History Tutorials

  • The End of Europe's Middle Ages: Fourteenth & Fifteenth Centuries
    "...is designed to assist those students engaged in Renaissance, Reformation and Early Modern studies who lack a background in medieval European history. Intended to provide a brief overview of the conditions at the end of Europe's Middle Ages, the tutorial is presented in a series of chapters that summarize the economic, political, religious and intellectual environment of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries."
  • European Voyages of Exploration: The Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
    "This tutorial introduces the student to these two pioneering nations, their motivations, their actions, and the inevitable consequences of their colonisation. This tutorial also examines the geographical, technological, economic, political, and cultural patterns of that era.
  • The Islamic to 1600
    "a multimedia introduction to the first millennium of Islamic history, developed by the Applied History Research Group. It will outline Muslim beliefs and practices, as well as the history of the Islamic world from the 7th to the 17th centuries, including the expansion of the Islamic empires of Asia, Africa, and Europe."
  • Old World Contacts
    "This tutorial focuses on the travellers of Eurasian and African history between 330 BCE and 1500 CE. It introduces students to the agents of contact: the merchants, military men, missionaries, and others who journeyed far from their homelands."

University of Sussex Journal of Contemporary History

The Versailles Treaty - (dead link)
June 28, 1919
Includes full-text of treaty ; Sources and Suggested Readings ; Maps ; Charts, Photos and Cartoons ; Links

Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga
Online Exhibit from the U.S. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian
"...explores the origins and impacts of this pivotal moment in history. From the rise of the Scandinavian kingdoms during the Viking Age (A.D.750 to 1050) to the demise of the Greenland colonies around A.D. 1500, Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga examines the history of the western expansion of the Vikings and sheds new light on a well known culture...Presented through a spectacular array of artifacts and archeological finds, the exhibit explores a previously unknown chapter in the history of North America."

War Crimes in Stolac
"The Complete Text of Crimes in Stolac Municipality (1992-1994). 84 pp. : ill., maps [no date of publication indicated;acquired in Sarajevo in 1996]."
"This volume records in careful and detailed fashion the human rights violations inflicted on civilians from Stolac municipality, lists of those killed and imprisoned, details the allegations against more than 150 suspected criminals against humanity, and offers an item-by-item details on the systematic destruction of non-Croat cultural property in Stolac - including all Islamic and Orthodox Christian houses of worship - by the Bosnian Croat nationalist militia (HVO)."

The Witchcraft Bibliography Project - (dead link)
"...His purpose was to collect and disseminate bibliographical information about books and articles in many languages about witchcraft in early modern Europe.
By Jeffrey Merrick, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The World War I Document Archive
"This archive of primary documents from World War I has been assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List (WWI-L). The archive is international in focus and intends to present in one location primary documents concerning the Great War."

Writing on Hands: Memory and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe - (dead link)
"...focuses on the hand as a meeting place of matter, mind, and spirit. More than eighty images, dating primarily from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries, concern the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge from such diverse realms as anatomy, psychology, mathematics, music, rhetoric, religion, palmistry, and alchemy."
Exhibition from The Trout Gallery, Dickinson College

Academic Discussion Lists

H-Frauen-L Discussion Network
"...The purpose of this list is to enhance communications on teaching and scholarship about women and gender in Early Modern Europe."

HABSBURG
Discussing the Culture and History of the Habsburg Monarchy and its Successor States 1500-Present.
A H-Net Discussion Network

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