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Archaeology on the Net

ArchNet serves as the World Wide Web Virtual Library for Archaeology. This server provides access to archaeological resources available on the Internet. Information is categorized by geographic region and subject. Catalan, Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish language versions of the home page are also available. Archaeological Research Institute at Arizona State University.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Harvard University

Archives, Rare Books, Texts, Documents

The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School (Home Page)
Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy.

The Avalon Project: 18th Century Documents

The Avalon Project: 19th Century Documents

The Avalon Project: 20th Century Documents

The Avalon Project: Pre 18th Century Documents

Don Mabry's Historical Text Archive
Provides articles, books, documents, links, and photographs.

Georgetown University: Special Collections and Archives - Lauinger Library
U.S., European, Jesuit history. Diplomacy, International Affairs and Intelligence. University Archives.

Hanover Historical Texts Project
The Project's principal aim is to make primary texts readily available to students and faculty for use in history and humanities courses.

Rare Book, Manuscript,and Special Collections Library, Duke University


The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York

World Art Treasures
The principal purpose of World Art Treasures is to promulgate the discovery and love of art. Thanks to the 100,000 slides belonging to the Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation, all of them devoted to art, and including the main civilizations, such as Egypt, China, Japan, India, Europe, its purpose is to offer a different approach to art through Internet.

Business, Labor, Economics

The Centre for International Business History
Reading University

History of Money from Ancient Times to the Present Day
This site contains a chronology, written by Glyn and Roy Davies, and a collection of essays written by Roy Davies on various themes using information based on the book on monetary history with the same title.

International Association of Labour History Institutions
The International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI) brings together archives, libraries, document centres, museums and research institutions specializing in the history and theory of the labour movement from all over the world.

Lund Papers in Economic History
Full text documents available in PDF format. Lund University.

WWW Virtual Library: Labor and Business History


The Beginning of History and Civilization
This Web site is dedicated to the study of the basic principles that direct human history.

The Catholic Encyclopedia
In all things the object of the Encyclopedia is to give the whole truth without prejudice, national, political or factional. In the determination of the truth the most recent and acknowledged scientific methods are employed, and the results of the latest research in theology, philosophy, history, apologetics, archæology, and other sciences are given careful consideration.

Christus Rex
The main page for Christus Rex. This is one of the major sites for history on the Web. Among the topics covererd are Vatican City, the Crusades, art history, the Renaissance, and Catholic Church Documents.

Cold War International History Project
The Cold War International History Project disseminates new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War, in particular new findings from previously inaccessible sources on "the other side" -- the former Communist world. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Creigton University History Club

Dutch-Portuguese Colonial History
Arabia Gulf (Bahrain, Hormuz, Oman) Indonesia (Moluccas, Tidore, Ternate, Ambon, Flores, Solor), India (Cochin, Malabar, Goa, Bengal), Sri Lanka (Ceylon: Trincomalee, Colombo, Jaffna, Batticaloa, Galle, Negombo), Malaysia (Malacca-Melaka), Brazil, Taiwan, Ghana, Macao, Timor, colonial remains of forts and heritage, maps.

Everything You Need To Know About the History of Philosophy
Actually a collection of quotations gathered by A.D. Irvine of the University of British Columbia. Quotations by Western philosophers from the Ancients to the Early Moderns.

History House
Free Internet TV show about all realms of history. Host David Cook is a History professor who earned his Master’s Degree at Boston College. He sees History House as “a road map that can help chart the course of humankind.” Join David as he talks to authors, historians, teachers and students about their take on the past. From art to war, architecture to politics, find out where we are and how we got there on History House.

History Today

Multimedia world history site with information and exhibits on a variety of world history topics. For students, teachers and lovers of history.

Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu/ Jesuit Historical Institute

The Morgan Library
Drawings and prints, Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, printed books and bindings, literary and historical manuscripts, music manuscripts and books, Ancient Near Eastern seals and tablets. New York City.

Network of Concerned Historians
NCH serves as a link between concerned historians and human rights organizations.

PBS Online History

Ragz-International, World History
World History From Ancient Mesopotamia including Sumeria, Persia, Assyria, Europe, historical documents, American Civil War to World War Two including a hieroglyphic and cuneiform translator.

Reading, Writing, and Researching for History
Patrick Rael, Bowdoin College

The Holocaust on Trial
On 29 April at 7.15pm, Channel 4 screened ‘The Holocaust on Trial’, a drama documentary based on David Irving’s libel trial. David Irving, the Holocaust revisionist, sued American academic Deborah Lipstadt and her publisher, Penguin Books, over Lipstadt’s claim that the historian was ‘one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial’.

To accompany the programme Channel 4 produced a website giving an in-depth look at the controversial subject of Holocaust denial and the background to these events. This ground-breaking website includes biographies of the key players in the trial, a timeline of Holocaust denial, and an exclusive essay from David Cesarani, Professor of Modern Jewish History at Southampton University.

A Thousand Years (Christian Science Monitor)
A THOUSAND YEARS now offers SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY illustrated articles and interactive features, including a timeline you can view by the year 1000 to present, or by topic.

(This site requires the Shockwave Flash plug-in.)

Virtual Library of Anglo-American Culture (VLib-AAC)
The VLib-AAC is an interdisciplinary research library for scholars and students of Anglo- American history, politics, and constitution. It has a single interface that merges traditional library media (books, journals, etc) and electronic resources to a seamless information gateway. The Virtual Library of Anglo-American Culture has been developed and is maintained by scholars and librarians in the field at the State and University Library at Göttingen, Germany.

WebChron: The WebChronology Project
A program of the History Department at North Park University, is a series of hyperlinked chronologies developed by the instructors and historical articles prepared by students intended for use in history classes.

World History of Democracy Site

The World of Royalty


Athena Review
Journal of Archaeology, History, and Exploration. Quite a bit of online content and a good list of resources.

Canadian Journal of History (covers world history)

Essays in History
An annual journal sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia.

The History Journals Guide
The History Journals Guide is an international directory for journals and discussion lists in the fields of history and archaeology.


The History of Cartography
The History of Cartography Project is a research, editorial, and publishing venture drawing international attention to the history of maps and mapping. The Project's major work is the multi-volume History of Cartography series. Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin.

Map History/History of Cartography
Early maps, and the resources and activities associated with them, form the subject of over 100 'pages' on this site.

Perry-Castañeda Map Collection
A general collection of more than 250,000 maps covering all areas of the world. More than 5,000 map images are available online. University of Texas at Austin.

The Yale Map Collection
The Map Collection has the largest collection of maps in Connecticut and one of the largest university collections in the United States. Its collections are geographically comprehensive and consist of over 200,000 map sheets, 3,000 atlases, and 900 reference books.


Museum Sites Online
Links to over 1,000 international museum and museum-related WWW sites.

Naval & Maritime

Maritime History Virtual Archives

The Anchor Page For The World's Warships.

Off the Wall

A Brief History of Weather Vanes


Academic Resources Channel
Searchable database of annotated links to online resources of academic quality. Contains a Digital Classification of Sciences with more than 600 directories related to history.

Portal site for history with more than a thousand links, ordered by period, country, subject and person, as well as alphabetically. (Dutch)

Historia + Cultura
Multilingual portal site : search engines and websites, as well as bibliographies, for humanities research, selected by a doctor in history.

History HUB


Links for Students of History and the Social Sciences

Resources for the Study of International Relations and Foreign Policy
Vincent Ferraro, Ruth C. Lawson Professor of International Politics, Mount Holyoke College.

Useful Information for Historians (by Armin Fingerhut)

The World History and Entertainment Pages
Not entirely history, but there are many links to history sites.

Social History

International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
The International Institute of Social History (IISH) was founded in 1935. It is one of the world's largest documentary and research institutions in the field of social history in general and the history of the labour movement in particular. Most of the collections are open to the public.

Utopia: The Search for the Ideal Society in the Western World
An exhibition at the New York Public Library traces how women and men have, over the space of several thousand years of Western culture, imagined, depicted, described, and created new versions of ideal societies. It seeks to show as well that the history of these places is inseparable from the histories of the people, cultures, and periods that gave birth to them.


Christy's Ultimate Timeline Project

World History
World History Timelines.


A Bibliography of Women's History

Distinguished Women of Past and Present
This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others.

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