• Academic Resources

    1. This is an amazing resource with over 15 million pages digitized and 687 different newspapers. It is constantly expanding. This represents one of the best sources for studying Britain, the British Empire, and its relationship with the broader world.

      Fields Class, Crime and Punishment, Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Gender and Sexuality, Military, Political, Race
      Geographic Focus United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Great Britain and Ireland, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand
      Chronology 1700s, 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free / Paid
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    2. This digital history project sponsored by the University of Portsmouth provides a comprehensive vision of Britain from 1801-2001 using historical maps, census data, travel writing, and statistical data.

      Fields Gender and Sexuality, Political, Class, Economics
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s, 2000s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    3. This site has a number of digital tools and visualizations that tell the stories of women and men accused of witchcraft in Early Modern England.

      Fields Gender and Sexuality, Class, Crime and Punishment
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1500s, 1600s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    4. This project has sought to recover the story of the English nuns who fled England after the Reformation. It traces their lives in Brussels, France, and the United States from 1600 to 1800 when many returned to England to escape religious persecution unleashed by the French Revolution.

      Fields Gender and Sexuality, Political
      Geographic Focus United States, Europe, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1600s, 1700s, 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    5. The Special Collections department at the University College London has digitized their vast collection of Jeremy Bentham manuscripts. Bentham was one of the most significant Enlightenment philosophers. He is best known for the panopticon and his concept of utilitarianism.

      Fields Class, Crime and Punishment, Economics, Political
      Geographic Focus United States, Europe, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1700s, 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online / Physical
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    6. This is one of the most important new digital history projects in recent memory. It is by far the most comprehensive look at non-elite lives in Britain. The sheer amount of information available to scholars is astounding.

      Fields Gender and Sexuality, Class, Military, Crime and Punishment
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    7. The British Library is the preeminent national library in England. They receive a copy of every publication in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Their collection is well over 150 million items in almost every language. This archive is a must visit.

      Fields Gender and Sexuality, Race, Political, Class, Economics, Military, Empire and Imperialism, Crime and Punishment
      Geographic Focus United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand , Canada, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1400s, 1500s, 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, 2000s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online / Physical
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    8. If you are studying anything that relies on the government or any of its departments, then you will need to book a seat here at some point in your career.

      Fields Gender and Sexuality, Race, Political, Class, Economics, Military, Empire and Imperialism, Crime and Punishment
      Geographic Focus United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand , Canada, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1400s, 1500s, 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, 2000s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online / Physical
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    9. This archive is particularly strong in materials regarding military and defense policy from the Second South African War to the present. It has particular strengths in the First and Second World Wars.

      Fields Political, Military, Empire and Imperialism
      Geographic Focus Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand , Canada, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Physical Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    10. London Lives makes available in a fully digitized and searchable form a wide variety of primary sources regarding life in 18th Century London. The site has a particular focus on Plebeian culture in 18th Century London.

      Fields Gender and Sexuality, Political, Class, Economics, Crime and Punishment
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1600s, 1700s, 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    11. John Lane’s Masonic Records 1717-1894 is an authoritative listing of all the lodges established by the English Grand Lodges from the foundation of the first Grand Lodge in 1717 up until 1894.

      Fields Political, Class
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1700s, 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    12. This is a full-text searchable digitized version of John Strype's 1728 manuscript "A Survey of the Cities of Westminster and London." It includes high quality maps and commentary on the rebuilding of the City of London after the Great Fire of 1666.

      Fields Class, Political, Religion
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1700s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    13. This database has the unabridged versions of John Foxe's "The Acts and Monuments." He published this work over the course of twenty years from 1563-1583. It is an extremely important work for anyone dealing with the English Reformation.

      Fields Crime and Punishment, Political, Religion
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1500s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    14. This is a newly digitized collection of almost 160,000 maps of Scotland, England, Wales, and beyond. The level of detail provided by the digitization project is amazing, and it is well worth a look for anyone interested in cartography or the changing landscape of Britain between 1560 and 1964.

      Fields Class, Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Military, Political
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1500s, 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    15. This is a searchable database of over 14,000 cause papers for cases heard between 1300 and 1858 in York, England. This is the most extensive collection of cause papers in England. This is an amazing resource for social, ecclesiastical, legal, and economic historians.

      Fields Class, Crime and Punishment, Economics, Gender and Sexuality, Legal, Religion
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1300s, 1400s, 1500s, 1600s, 1700s, 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    16. This database offers census data for the United States starting with the first census in 1790, as well as several other types of data. The site also offers state and county level shapefiles for all of the decades. This is an excellent as resource for anyone needing to construct custom maps of the United States.

      Fields Political, Race
      Geographic Focus United States
      Chronology 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, 2000s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • tupsarru

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        tupsarru
    17. This archive collects materials on World War II, including artifacts, oral history interviews, and various documents. The archive's website includes a limited number of digital collections as well. Most of the archive's materials center on the experiences of Americans during World War II.

      Fields Military
      Geographic Focus United States
      Chronology 1900s
    18. This is a searchable and downloadable database of 34,948 slave trading voyages from its beginnings in the fifteen hundreds to the end of the slave trade in the late nineteenth century.

      Fields Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Gender and Sexuality, Political, Race
      Geographic Focus France, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1500s, 1600s, 1700s, 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • tupsarru

        Contributed By

        tupsarru
    19. This is a new digital humanities project that seeks to collect narratives and artifacts related to Canadian feminist activism from the 1970s to the 1990s.

      Fields Crime and Punishment, Economics, Gender and Sexuality, Legal
      Geographic Focus Canada
      Chronology 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    20. This is without a doubt one of the most significant new digital humanities projects to launch in the last year. It traces the history of British slave owners in great detail, and will have a massive impact on the way scholars teach and research the history of slavery in the Caribbean and abolition.

      Fields Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Legal, Political, Race, Slavery
      Geographic Focus Caribbean, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1700s, 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    21. This is an extremely small archive with really rich materials located inside the Tower of London complex. It has a really extensive collection of soldiers' diaries along with official regimental materials.

      Fields Empire and Imperialism, Gender and Sexuality, Military
      Geographic Focus Canada, Caribbean, Europe, France, Germany, Great Britain and Ireland, Italy, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand
      Chronology 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Physical Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    22. This is a pioneering digital humanities project that seeks to collect and promote resources related to trans-history.

      Fields Class, Crime and Punishment, Gender and Sexuality, Legal, Political
      Geographic Focus United States, Canada, Europe
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    23. This is a project which digitizes broadsides published in England from the 16th to the 20th century. These cover a wide range of topics in an easily searchable format.

      Fields Class, Crime and Punishment, Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Gender and Sexuality, Legal, Military, Political, Religion
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    24. Charles Booth's London enables you to search the catalogue of over 450 original notebooks from the Inquiry into Life and Labour in London (1886-1903), view 41 digitised notebooks and explore the London poverty maps.

      Fields Class, Crime and Punishment, Economics
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online / Physical
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    25. This database has detailed information on over 6,000 moving images from Britain and its empire. You can view over 150 films in their entirety, and the database has critical notes regarding an additional 350 films.

      Fields Economics, Empire and Imperialism, Environmental, Military, Political, Religion
      Geographic Focus Canada, Caribbean, Latin America, Great Britain and Ireland, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
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