Explore resources in the field of history

CAIN (Conflict and Politics in Northern Ireland)

CAIN Web Service – Conflict and Politics in Northern Ireland.The CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet) Web site contains information and source material on ‘the Troubles’ and politics in Northern Ireland from 1968 to the present. There is also some material on society in the region. CAIN is located in Ulster University and is part […]

Association of Mixed Race Irish Exhibition

Drawing on materials from our mutual collections alongside new research, we hope in this exhibition to provide an insight into the presence and experiences of mixed race Irish families in Britain, the range of social reactions towards them, and the social contexts in which they lived. By creating an Irish perspective within the history of […]

Frederick Douglass in Britain and Ireland

African American Transatlantic Abolitionism. Here you will find information on formerly enslaved African Americans who made radical and politicized journeys to the British Isles during the c19th to educate British audiences about slavery, racism, and lynching. They spoke in large cities and small fishing villages across the length and breadth of the British Isles, published […]

Conflict Textiles

Conflict Textiles has its origins in an exhibition The Art of Survival: International and Irish Quilts which was held at nine venues across Derry ~ Londonderry in early 2008. This exhibition, which also featured Chilean arpilleras (three dimensional textiles from Latin America, which originated in Chile) was the result of collaboration between Derry City Council […]


INTOXICATING SPACES: The Impact of New Intoxicants on Urban Spaces in Europe, 1600–1850. Focusing on four European cities between c.1600 and c.1850 – Amsterdam, Hamburg, London, and Stockholm – this two-year project (2019–21) explores the impact of new intoxicants on urban public spaces, the role of urban public spaces in assimilating them into European behaviours, […]

UCD Humanities Institute Soundcloud

The Humanities Institute’s podcast series features more than 200 recorded lectures, papers, interviews and presentations that have taken place in, or have been supported directly by the UCD Humanities Institute. Since the launch of the series in late 2010 there have been over 120,000 downloads of our podcasts and the series continues to attract listeners […]

Visualizing Abolition: A Digital History of the Suppression of the African Slave Trade

Visualizing Abolition maps the suppression of the African slave trade by tracing nearly 31,000 records of correspondence exchanged between the British Foreign Office and British commissioners, ministers, naval officers, and representatives of foreign governments around the world over the course of the nineteenth century. It provides users with three resources. First, a database that lists […]

The Media History Digital Library

The Media History Digital Library is a non-profit initiative, led by Eric Hoyt at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, dedicated to digitizing historic books and magazines about film, broadcasting, and recorded sound for broad public access.We scan works that are no longer protected by copyright or that have been licensed to us to share with you. […]

Colored Conventions Project

The Colored Conventions Project (CCP) is a scholarly and community research project dedicated to bringing the seven decades-long history of nineteenth-century Black organizing to digital life. Mirroring the collective nature of the nineteenth-century Colored Conventions, CCP uses innovative, inclusive models and partnerships to locate, transcribe, and archive the documentary record related to this nearly forgotten […]

Landed Estates Database

The Landed Estates Web site is a searchable, online database of all Landed Estates in Connacht and Munster, maintained by the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway. The Landed Estates Database provides a comprehensive and integrated resource guide to landed estates and historic houses in Connacht […]

1641 Depositions Project TCD

The 1641 Depositions Project aims to conserve, digitise, transcribe and make the depositions available online in a fully TEI compliant format. The project began in 2007 and finished in September 2010. The Ulster Depositions were published online in December 2009, see http://www.tcd.ie/history/1641/ and the remaining provinces were published end September 2010. The Irish Manuscripts Commission […]

Legacies of British Slave-Ownership

The Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership has been established at UCL with the generous support of the Hutchins Center at Harvard. The Centre will build on two earlier projects based at UCL tracing the impact of slave-ownership on the formation of modern Britain: the ESRC-funded Legacies of British Slave-ownership project […]

British History Online

British History Online (BHO) is a digital collection of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, and the British world, with a special focus on the period 1300 to 1800. The BHO collection includes over 1,280 volumes of primary content and secondary sources. Most of this content (over 1000 […]

History Hub

History Hub.ie is based at the School of History, University College Dublin. Our ambition is to make the most recent academic research available on-line to everyone who loves history. Our podcasts feature historians talking about a whole range of subjects from medieval to modern history, both Irish and international. Our From the Archives section showcases […]

Harry Ransom Center UT Austin – Digital Collections

The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research center at The University of Texas at Austin. Our extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of some of our finest writers and artists, deepening the understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. The collections include nearly 1 million […]

Digital Black History

This website is a free, searchable directory for online history projects that can help further Black History research. This ongoing project was created to collect information about these digital Black History projects in order to benefit historians, genealogists, and family historians who are researching the lives of Black individuals and families. http://digitalblackhistory.com/ Level: All

Irish Manuscript Commission – Digital Resources

The Irish Manuscripts Commission is committed to promoting public awareness of primary source materials and their importance for the history, heritage and culture of Ireland. The experience gained by the Commission over the years makes it especially suited to advise on policy towards preserving and making accessible sources of our past. Through its publication programme […]

Asylum Archive

Asylum Archive documents Ireland’s Direct Provision system. The artist VUKAŠIN NEDELJKOVIĆ engages with the everyday realities of asylum seekers and draws on his personal experience of being an asylum seeker and living in direct provision centres in Ireland between the years of 2007-2009. http://www.asylumarchive.com/ Level: All

Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury

Beyond 2022 is an all-island and international collaboration. Working together, we will launch a Virtual Record Treasury for Irish history—an open-access, virtual reconstruction of the Record Treasury destroyed in 1922. Combining historical research, archival discovery and technical innovation, Beyond 2022 offers a lasting and meaningful legacy from the Decade of Centenaries, democratising access to invaluable […]

Endangered Archive’s Programme

The Endangered Archives Programme captures forgotten and still not written histories, often suppressed or marginalised. It gives voice to the voiceless: it opens a dialogue with global humanity’s multiple pasts. It is a library of history still waiting to be written. Lisbet Rausing, Co-founder of the Endangered Archives ProgrammeThe Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) facilitates the […]

Umbra Search African American History

Umbra Search African American History makes African American history more broadly accessible through a freely available widget and search tool, umbrasearch.org; digitization of African American materials across University of Minnesota collections; and support of students, educators, artists, and the public through residencies, workshops, and events locally and around the country. It brings together hundreds of […]

Visualizing Venice

Visualizing Venice is a Digital Humanities initiative that consists of students, scholars and architects at all levels of their careers who are actively involved in research projects to generate digital models and maps of the city of Venice, its territories, and its lagoon. Our goals are two:– to enhance the understanding of the city, the […]

CIRCLE: A Calendar of Irish Chancery Letters c. 1244 – 1509

The records of the Irish chancery were destroyed on 30 June 1922 in an explosion and fire in the Public Record Office of Ireland, located at the Four Courts, Dublin. Among the most important classes of record destroyed were the medieval Irish chancery rolls.CIRCLE (Principal Editor, Dr Peter Crooks, Trinity College Dublin) is the culmination […]

Digital Transgender Archive

The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts at the College of the Holy Cross, the DTA is an international collaboration among more than […]

Nineteenth Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts

Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts is an interdisciplinary collection of primary texts and images about physical and cognitive disability in the long nineteenth century. Each piece has been selected and annotated by scholars in the field, with the aim of helping university level instructors and students incorporate a disability studies perspective into their classes and […]

Linen Hall Library Digitized Collections

The Divided Society project digitised a significant section of the Linen Hall’s Northern Ireland Political Collection, concentrating on periodicals and posters from the 1990s. The decade that saw Nelson Mandela freed and elected President of South Africa, the break out of the first Gulf War, Harry Potter exploding onto bookshelves, and the appearance of the […]

Aisteach – The Avant Garde Archive of Ireland

Aisteach is a repository and archive for historical documents, recordings, materials and ephemera relating to avant-garde artistic projects in Ireland since the 19th Century. Established in 1974 by composer Frank Ó Conchubhair and poet Síle Ní Maoldaomnhaigh, the centre has operated variously at Parnell Square Dublin, An Rinn and finally its current home in Joshua […]

Projects at Price Lab

As the centerpiece of the School of Arts and Sciences strategic initiative Humanities in the Digital Age, the Price Lab supports innovative uses of technology in the study of history, art, and culture. We work in close partnership with the Penn Libraries and Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology to help train faculty and students […]

Euronews Project

We are examining new sources for the European dimension of early modern news, integrating Ireland and elsewhere into the network of circulation, 1550-1700, to understand a forgotten but highly significant media landscapeBefore modern times, news circulated in the form of weekly or biweekly semi-public manuscript newsletters (also called avvisi), a Renaissance invention consisting of usually […]

Medici Archives Project – Building interactive archives

During the past four years, MAP’s trajectory has radically changed. Rather than serving as a provider of primary sources to restricted academic audiences, MAP set out to become a research institution with the mission of actively generating scholarly discourse and embracing disparate dimensions of scholarly experience. At the center of this operation has been MAP’s […]

U Penn Digital Library Collections

Digital collections and projects feature unique, primary-source materials for teaching, research, and discovery drawn from the Penn Libraries’ signature collections or from our collaborations with the Penn community and with cultural heritage institutions. It provides access to important rare books, manuscripts, photographs and multimedia sources represented by images, texts, audio files, bibliographic databases, catalogs, and […]

Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago. Century Ireland is published on a fortnightly basis, beginning in May 2013, and is the main online portal for the Irish decade of commemorations, 1912-23. News reporting on life in Ireland 100 years […]

The Warburg Institute School of Advanced Study University of London

One of the Warburg’s distinctive features has always been its engagement with what are often considered the superstitious, irrational and emotional elements of cultural phenomena. This has enabled some of its most significant contributions to the understanding of both the dynamics and forms of cultural transmission. The Warburg Library, famous for its powerful and suggestive […]

The Morgan Library and Museum

The Morgan has continued to actively acquire rare materials as well as important music manuscripts, a fine collection of early children’s books and manuscripts, and materials from the twentieth century (as well as earlier periods). Nevertheless the focus on the written word, the history of the book, and master drawings has been maintained. https://www.themorgan.org/digital-facsimiles Level: […]

Visualizing Chaucer

This Robbins Library Digital Project seeks to capture postmedieval illustrated versions of Chaucer’s work. The project provides annotations for books containing illustrated versions of Chaucer’s writings and organizes these images by character/work for easy accessibility. Our intention is to make these images readily accessible, where copyright allows, for teachers, students, and scholars interested in the […]

Locating London’s Past

This website allows you to search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and to map the results on to a fully GIS compliant version of John Rocque’s 1746 map. https://www.locatinglondon.org/ Level: All

London Lives 1690 – 1800 Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis

London Lives makes available, in a fully digitised and searchable form, a wide range of primary sources about eighteenth-century London, with a particular focus on plebeian Londoners. This resource includes over 240,000 manuscript and printed pages from eight London archives and is supplemented by fifteen datasets created by other projects. It provides access to historical […]

Cornell University Library’s Witchcraft Collection

Digital Witchcraft Collection is part of the Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. It contains more than 3,000 books, manuscripts, and related materials. More information about the content of the collection is available on the Collection Overview page. An online selection of 104 English language books from the Witchcraft Collection is available to search, […]

The Duchas Project National Folklore Archive Ireland

The objective of the project is to initiate the digitization of the National Folklore Collection (NFC) so that: the public has online access to material from the Collection and a data management system is available for NFC to which other material can be added in the future. Project partners: National Folklore Collection, UCD, the National […]

Military Archives of Ireland

The Military Archives has been the official place of deposit for records of the Defence Forces, the Department of Defence and the Army Pensions Board since 1990, as defined in the National Archives Act, 1986. Our brief is to collect material from the foundation of the State up until the present day, including records from […]

Irish Census (National Archives)

The household returns and ancillary records for the censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911, which are in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland, represent an extremely valuable part of the Irish national heritage. Read more about their digitisation. All thirty-two counties for 1901 and 1911, searchable by all information categories, are now […]

Ben Franklin’s World (Podcast)

Podcast on early American History. It is a show for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world. I chose the title Ben Franklin’s World because nearly everyone knows who Ben Franklin was and when he lived. […]

Early English Books Online (ECCO) via UCD Library

Early English Books Online is now available on the enhanced ProQuest platform and is cross-searchable with Early European Books, ProQuest journals, newspapers, dissertations and other relevant databases to which your institution has access. The new user experience is now available in parallel with the current version until January 2020. With its clean interface and responsive […]

Irish Newspapers Archive via UCD Library

Newspapers are very useful for identifying key trends, reviewing analysis of specific issues and tracing original research. They also provide a wealth of primary source material for scholarly research in many subject areas. UCD Library holds an extensive range of regional, national and international newspapers. Further information on our Newspaper collections can be found here. […]

Emily Dickinson Archive

Emily Dickinson Archive (EDA) provides high-resolution images of manuscripts of Dickinson’s poetry, along with transcriptions and annotations from selected historical and scholarly editions. This first release focuses on gathering images of those poems included in The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition, edited by R. W. Franklin (Cambridge: Belknap Press of the Harvard University Press, […]

South Hem : Settler and Indigenous Writing in the British-Controlled Southern Hemisphere and Straits Settlements, 1780-1870

SouthHem is a five-year (2016-2021) comparative study of the literary outputs and mediating institutions produced by British settlers, indigenous populations, and mixed-race peoples in the British-controlled Southern Hemisphere and Straits Settlements from 1780-1870. The project focuses on three transnational zones: ‘Zone 1’ (Oceania): Australia and New Zealand; ‘Zone 2’ (Southern Africa): Cape Colony and Natal; […]

Digital Scriptorium

Digital Scriptorium is a growing consortium of American libraries and museums committed to free online access to their collections of pre-modern manuscripts. Our website unites scattered resources from many institutions into a national digital platform for teaching and scholarly research. It serves to connect an international user community to multiple repositories by means of a […]

Archives of Sexuality and Gender Gale

The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program provides a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise […]

Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries contains more than 115,000 books and periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain from the mid-1600s to present day. The Library also has small holdings manuscript collections, original […]

Food Research: The New York Public Library’s menu collection

With approximately 45,000 menus dating from the 1840s to the present, The New York Public Library’s restaurant menu collection is one of the largest in the world, used by historians, chefs, novelists and everyday food enthusiasts. Trouble is, the menus are very difficult to search for the greatest treasures they contain: specific information about dishes, […]

Making Victorian Dublin

Making Victorian Dublin is an exciting and innovative collaborative project between geologists and architectural historians at Trinity College Dublin which has revealed the building industry responsible for Ireland’s Victorian architecture. Funded by the Irish Research Council, the project aims to open new interdisciplinary horizons for the research of Ireland’s past. For too long the craftsmen […]


Sometime in the middle of the fifth-century BC, Herodotus, a Greek living on the coast of Asia Minor in a town called Halicarnassus (modern-day Bodrum, Turkey) set out to explain the origins of the Great War that had taken place a generation before between his peoples, the Greeks, and the Persians. The result is his […]

CEMEC Connecting Early Medieval European Collections

Connecting Early Medieval European Collections (CEMEC) is an EU-funded cooperation project that aims to create a collaborative network, and a cost-effective business model, between eight European museum collections and six technical partners. Drawing on objects from participating museum collections, the project will produce ‘CROSSROADS’, a travelling exhibition focusing on connectivity and cultural exchange during the […]

Mapping the Republic of Letters

Before email, faculty meetings, international colloquia, and professional associations, the world of scholarship relied on its own networks: networks of correspondence that stretched across countries and continents; the social networks created by scientific academies; and the physical networks brought about by travel. These networks were the lifelines of learning, from the age of Erasmus to […]

Broadside Ballads Online from the Bodleian Libraries

Broadside Ballads Online presents a digital collection of English printed ballad-sheets from between the 16th and 20th centuries, linked to other resources for the study of the English ballad tradition. This resource is maintained by the Bodleian Libraries and features the Bodleian’s digital collections of ballads, with links to the English Broadside Ballad Archive’s digital […]


The Women in Modern Irish Culture project is a searchable database of the work of Irish women writers during the period 1800-2005. The database includes a whole range of publications, such as novels, articles, poems, memoirs, travel writing, essays, cookery writing, plays, and films. Every known edition of a book, play, or film is listed, […]

African American Women Writers of the 19thCentury

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century is a digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers. A part of the Digital Schomburg, this collection provides access to the thought, perspectives and creative abilities of black women as captured in books and pamphlets published prior to 1920. A full text […]

Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant Garde

Artist, poet, feminist, entrepreneur, inventor, and world traveler, Mina Loy consorted with nearly every avant-garde movement, including Futurism, Dada, and Surrealism, but was contained by none. Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde documents her avant-garde affiliations, pursuing new modes of textual and visual expression in order to invite a closer, more informed engagement with her work. […]

Mapping readers and readership in Dublin, 1826-1926: a new cultural geography

This project is centred on the reconstruction of biographical and geographical patterns of readership and reading in Dublin between 1826 and 1926. The project aims at collating and exploit data from unique extant records of readership at Marsh’s Library for this period and it draws on Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to provide an innovative […]

Middle English Text Series: A Robbins Library Digital Project

The Middle English Texts Series is a long-running academic publishing project based out of the University of Rochester’s Robbins Library. The goal of this project is to make relatively unknown or unread medieval texts available to scholars, teachers, and students who may otherwise struggle to find them in the commercial market. These digital editions, which […]

NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship)

NINES is a scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first. Our activities are driven by three primary goals: to serve as a peer-reviewing body for digital work in the long 19th-century (1770-1920), British and American; to support scholars’ priorities and […]

Romantic Circles

Romantic Circles is a refereed scholarly Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture. It is the collaborative product of an ever-expanding community of editors, contributors, and users around the world, overseen by a distinguished Advisory Board. Review our Conditions of Use Statement for information on the re-publication or other use of Romantic […]

18th C Scholarship Online

What is 18thConnect? 18thConnect gathers together information about and links to the best primary and secondary texts that are available in digital form, either freely available on the Web or available by subscription. The digital scholarly resources in the field of eighteenth-century studies that are all searchable here, together, in one place, come from libraries, […]