• Academic Resources

    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. This is the largest collection of Darwin materials published online. This website allows you to view the full texts of each of Darwin's publications and manuscripts.

      Fields Environmental, Race, Religion, Science
      Geographic Focus Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    5. This is one of the most important newsreel archives in Britain, if not in the world. It contains over 85,000 films spanning the years 1896-1976. These are of immense social and cultural importance, and they are made freely available through the website listed above and on a dedicated YouTube channel.

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

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • 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. This is an online version of "The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Carlyle." These individuals were extraordinarily important members of the British literary elite in the mid-19th Century.

      Fields Class, Economics, Gender and Sexuality, Legal, Political, Religion, Slavery
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. This is a recently reopened museum that traces the history of the British Army. The archive has a wealth of source material drawn from regimental museums and family donations of material.

      Fields Empire and Imperialism, Military
      Geographic Focus Canada, Caribbean, Latin America, Germany, Great Britain and Ireland, Asia, China, India, Japan, Africa, East Africa, Egypt, South Africa, West Africa, Australia and New Zealand
      Chronology 1700s, 1800s, 1900s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Physical Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    13. 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
    14. This is a project that examines the role of charitable financing and the distribution of voluntary hospitals between 1890-1940s.

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

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    15. This is a project that collects and provides access to moving images made in or about Yorkshire, England. It contains materials from the 1890s to today. The collection currently holds about 50,000 titles. There are only about 80 hours worth of film online.

      Fields Empire and Imperialism, Environmental, Military, Political, Religion
      Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1800s, 1900s, 2000s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online / Physical
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    16. This is a project sponsored by the University of Cambridge, which provides full-text searchable records of over 8,500 letters Darwin wrote before 1871. There are an additional 6,500 letters that have not been fully digitized.

      Fields Environmental, Legal, Political, Religion, Science
      Geographic Focus Europe, Great Britain and Ireland
      Chronology 1800s
      • Price

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    17. 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
    18. 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
    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 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
    21. This is a digitized copy of Hansard, which is the official transcription of parliamentary proceedings in the UK from 1803-2005.

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

        Free
      • Access

        Online Only
      • Jonathan

        Contributed By

        Jonathan
    22. 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
    23. 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

        Contributed By

        tupsarru
    24. 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
    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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