General History Resources

libraries & archives in Europe + libraries & archives in the Americas + associations, centers, institutes, and societies + medieval + early modern + general history + bibliography + religion + syllabi + cartography + calendars + other

see also links for Spain and Portugal

Libraries & Archives in Europe
Archivio Storico Diplomatico

Archivio Storico Famiglie Fiorentine
Firenze e la Toscana possono vantare un insieme di archivi familiari privati che probabilmente ha pochi eguali in Italia sia per quantità che per la qualità della documentazione custodita. Questo sito si propone di rendere accessibile gli inventari di questi archivi privati, consentendo agli studiosi di tutto il mondo di ottenere riproduzioni dei documenti.

Bibliothèque Nationale de France : see also the Catalogue Collectif de France

Bibliothèque Marxiste de Paris

Bodleian Library

British Library: general information

British Library: on-line catalogue

Unified access to the catalogues of some of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland.

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Diplomatic Archive

An information server for Europe's national libraries

Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel

Historical Archives of the European Communities

Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog
The Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog is a meta search interface which allows you to access library catalogs via WWW. It starts a simultaneous search in the German union catalogs and gives you a standardized hit list. The system was developed at the Karlsruhe University Library in cooperation with the local Faculty of Informatics.

National Library of the Netherlands

Repositories of Primary Sources
An excellent list from the University of Idaho

John Rylands University Library

Schweizerische Landesbibliothek

Warburg Institute

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Libraries & Archives in the Americas
American Antiquarian Society

Archives in the Americas
Information on Latin American archives from H-LatAm

Beinecke Library

Brown University Library: Special Collections

John Carter Brown Library

Folger Shakespeare Library

Hispanic Society of America

Houghton Library, Harvard University

Huntington Library

Library of Congress

Go directly to the Hispanic Reading Room
Newberry Library

New York Public Library

University of Pennsylvania, Special Collections
Includes the library and papers of nineteenth-century hispanist Henry Charles Lea

see also Archives on the Web

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Associations, Centers,  Institutes, and Societies
American Antiquarian Society

American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain

American Historical Association

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Asociación de Historia Contemporánea

Asociación Mexicana de Historia Económica

Association for Art History

Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies

Association for History and Computing

The Bibliographical Society

Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies

CSECS. Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/SCEDHS. Société canadienne d'étude du dix-huitième siècle

Centre for Early Modern Studies
University of Aberdeen

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
At Ohio State University

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
At Duke University

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
Sponsored by Victoria University within the University of Toronto.

Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur les Îles Britanniques et l'Europe des Lumières
Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier III

The Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

Council for European Studies

H-Net, Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine

International Congress on Medieval Studies
Sponsored by the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University

International Hispanic Music Study Group

International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Institute of Historical Research

Medieval Academy of America

Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University

Mediterranean Studies Association

Organization of American Historians

Religious History Society

Renaissance Society of America

Sixteenth Century Studies Conference

Sociedad de Filosofía Medieval

Sociedad Japonesa de Historia de España

Società Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporánea

Society for Confraternity Studies

Society for the History of Reading and Publishing

Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

Society for Natural History

Society for Reformation Studies

Texas Medieval Association

UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

World History Association

Zentrum für Vergleichende Geschichte Europas

See also:

Scholarly Societies Project
At the University of Waterloo, Canada; a very full listing for historians of all stripes.

history departments around the world

College and University Home Pages
Arranged alphabetically. A geographical listing is available as well.

UK Departments of History
Copyright © 2001 Stuart Jenks. Compiled with the help of Patricia Abbott, Megan Harris, Gabriel Olearnik, Andrea Olsham, Jo Stronach, Simon Wheeler (all University College London)

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Medieval Resources
De Re Militari Society
For the study of medieval warfare

Hill Medieval Manuscript Library
A microfilm library housed at St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota. Includes substantial holdings from Portugal and Spain, especially Toledo.

Hagiography Society

Istituto Storico Italiano Per Il Medio Evo

A comprehensive resource for medieval studies; see especially their page on medieval Iberia

Una página creada por el profesor Jose Marín Riveros(MEDWEB), de la Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. Incluye una gran cantidad de material, tanto de fuentes como de documentos relacionadas con la historia medieval.

Ménestrel : Médiévistes sur l'InterNet / Sources, Travaux, Références En Ligne

An extensive index of medieval sites on the internet, from the Catholic University of America.

Núcleo Científico de Estudos Medievais
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas - Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Online International Bibliography of Medieval and Early Modern Wills and Probate Inventories
Compiled by Dr. Joseph Byrne, Belmont College. Includes information for Spain and Portugal, as well as Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, German, Italy, Switzerland, and beyond.

Orb: On-Line Reference Book for Medieval Studies

Peckham's Paleography Urls
Compiled by Bob Peckham, Univ. of Tennessee-Martin.

Proyecto Historia Medieval
Una página de prueba de Historia Medieval para los alumnos del curso de doctorado "Fuentes y técnicas de investigación en la Historia Medieval" de la Universidad de Almería. Incluye enlaces de interés para el medievalista.

Reti Medievali
Iniziative on line per gli studi medievistici.

Paleography study on the internet.

Seminario de Estudios Medievales y Renacentistas
At the Universidad de Salamanca.

Société des Bollandistes
For studies on the cult of the saints.

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Early Modern Resources
The Catholic Reformation

Eighteenth Century Resources
Maintained by Jack Lynch, at the Univerity of Pennsylvania. An enormous collection of links, especially good in British and American history, but with many useful resources for researchers in Iberian history. Searchable.  There is also a mirror site at Rutgers University.

18th Century Historyóthe age of reason and change
A well organized collection of useful resources, managed by Rick Brainard.

Epact: Scientific Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Brought to you by a group of four Italian, Dutch, and British museums, Epact (stands for European pact) is a digital catalog of over 500 scientific and technical instruments made before 1600. Start from the handlist, a simple list of all the items in the collection, and proceed to catalog entries with pictures and two levels of text -- overview and detailed. There are also articles explaining the operation of classes of instruments, such as armillary spheres, astrolabes, the nautical hemisphere, compasses, and sundials. The search feature accommodates both experienced and novice users, since it provides a keyword box, and also instrument and maker names in drop down menus.

Frühe Neuzeit Digital
Die Linklisten der Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbuettel zur Fruehen Neuzeit.

Geistesgeschichte der Renaissance: internet resourcen.

"The Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank is a project established at Rutgers University and originally cosponsored by the Research Libraries Group (RLG), Inc. Its aim is to provide scholars with an expanding library of information in electronic format on the medieval and early modern periods of European history, circa 800-1815 C.E."

Online International Bibliography of Medieval and Early Modern Wills and Probate Inventories
Compiled by Dr. Joseph Byrne, Belmont College. Includes information for Spain and Portugal, as well as Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, German, Italy, Switzerland, and beyond.

Server Frühe Neuzeit
A joint project of the Bavarian State Library and the Department of History at Munich University; includes a systematized overview of the library's recent acquisitions in Early Modern history, a review-journal and materials on the European witch hunts.  In German.

A collection of online workshops whose purpose is to study selected works of literature, history, art, science, and philosophy.

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General History Resources
Maintained by Anaclet Pons, of the Departament d'Historia Contemporanea of the Universitat de Valencia, this is a fine collection of links for researchers, especially for Iberian history.

Europe/Russia/Eastern Europe
A very useful collection of links, part of the Europe/Russia/Eastern EuropeWeb and the History/Social Studies Web Site For K-12 teachers.

Historia a Debate
Un foro permanente de debate, en tiempos de transición paradigmática, sobre la metodología, la historiografía y la teoría de la historia; sobre la práctica renovada de la investigación y de la divulgación histórica; sobre la docencia de la historia, en la universidad y en las enseñanzas medias, y su relación con la investigación y la reflexión historiográfica; sobre los problemas académicos, profesionales y laborales de los historiadores, sobre todo jóvenes; sobre el interfaz y el compromiso del historiador con la sociedad, la política y la cultura de nuestro tiempo.

The History of Education Site
Links to the history of education & childhood. Located at Philosophy and History of Education, at Nijmegen University.

Horus' History Links
From University of California, Riverside Department of History. An enormous, well organized site.

Index of Resources for History
An enormous collection, not limited to the Iberian peninsula, housed at the University of Kansas. One of the most complete sites, anywhere.

The Internet Public Library

A subject gateway to electronic sources and resources for teaching and learning in the academic areas of Philosophy, Theology and Religion.

Proyecto Clio
"El proyecto CLIO tiene una doble orientación. Por una parte, trata de servir las necesidades de los alumnos y docentes de enseñanzas medias y, por otra, las de la docencia e investigación universitaria. De ahí sus cuatro apartados principales: estudiantes (enseñanzas medias); profesores (enseñanzas medias); universitarios (docencia); investigación."

Voice of the Shuttle
A comprehensive web page for research in the humanities.

WWW Virtual Library - History

Iberian Studies Web : part of the Western European Specialists Section Web

John Rylands University Library: Spanish and Portuguese Studies Internet Resources

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Bibliographic Resources
Printed Sources of the 1990s for 18th-Century Studies
Part 1: Bibliographical Tools. Edited by James E. May (Penn State --DuBois). Part of C18-L: Resources for 18th-century studies across the disciplines

electronic theses and dissertations in the humanities

Internet Resources for Economic Historians

Iter: The Bibliography of Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 1300-1700
A newly incorporated, non-profit research project with partners in Toronto, New York City, and Tempe, Arizona. The goal of Iter is to increase access to all published materials pertaining to the Renaissance (1300-1700) and, eventually, to the Middle Ages (400-1500), by creating online bibliographies.

John Rylands University Library Hispanic Studies Research Guide

Renaissance Liturgical Imprints

UMI Dissertation Services

National Union Catalogue of Manuscript Collections

Union Manuscript Computer Catalog

A website from the research journal L'Annee philologique, sponsored by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the Insitute des Traditions Textuelles.  Includes an extensive bibliography and information on other Continental resources for scholars.

The Witchcraft Bibliography Project

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Religion Resources
High Places in Cyberspace
A selective, annotated collection of links for scholars of religion.

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American Academy of Religion Syllabi Project
The AAR Syllabi Project offers a wide range of course syllabi from scholars working within the academic study of religion. Syllabi on this site are in the public domain. As a way of modelling academic integrity and collegiality for our students we suggest that if major sections are adopted from this site they be acknowledged on any resulting syllabi.

H-Ideas Bibliographies and Syllabi
From H-Ideas, a discussion list for intellectual history.  From H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine.

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Bibliographic Essay: History of Cartography  
by Evelyn Edson, professor of history at Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Cartographic Images
An interesting collection of maps; also includes many useful links.

The Catalan Atlas
14th century. (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, ESP 30)

"Early Modern Cartographic Resources on the World Wide Web ."
By Rhonda Lemke Sanford, Early Modern Literary Studies 4.2 / Special Issue 3 (September, 1998): 13.1-18. An excellent collection of links.

Historic Cities: Maps and 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 is intended to contain maps, 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. Includes images of Spanish and Portuguese cities from Braun and Hogenburg's Civitates orbis terrarum (1572).

Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century

Map History / History of Cartography
Compiled by Tony Campbell, Map Librarian, The British Library, London.  A good collection of interesting links.

Osher Map Library, Smith Center for Cartographic Education
University of Southern Maine

Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe

rare map collection of the University of Georgia
See especially early maps of the Americas

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English Calendar
By Ian MacInnes, Albion College

Ecclesiastical Calendar Calculator

Medieval Calendar Calculator

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Other Resources
Current Value of Old Money
A collection of links for converting older currencies and computing incomes, costs, etc. Created and maintained by Roy Davies, of the University of Exeter

Economic History Resources-How Much is That Worth Today? (British Pounds)
Comparing the purchasing power of money in the Great Britain from 1660 to any other year including the present.

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