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Online history tools

For more information on history, we have provided a few resources:

World History
Local History
Women's History before 1800
  • The Damned Art - Online version of an exhibition at the University of Glasgow library of books relating to the history of witchcraft and demonology. Includes many visual sources.
  • Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920 - A library of Congress site on dance instruction manuals, with video clips of many Renaissance and baroque dance steps.
  • Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789, Wiesner-Hanks New book - It includes links to online resources, available as pdf files, for each chapter, including original sources. Every chapter includes sources by and/or about women.
  • Early Modern Women Database - Links to many original sources and other resources. Maintained by the University of Maryland libraries
  • Emory Women Writers Resource Project - Collection of poetry, prose and drama by women writing in English from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Includes edited as well as unedited texts.
  • A Guide to Late Medieval Material and Spiritual Life - The site provides a complete transcription of The Book of Margery Kempe in English along with ample secondary material establishing the historical background of Kempe's biography, her spirituality, and the historical era.
  • Internet Women's History Sourcebook - Site with hundreds of sources on all aspects of women's history, organized by area and almost all in the public domain. Established by Paul Halsall and sponsored by Fordham University.
  • Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World - A resource on women and gender in the ancient Mediterranean, with teaching materials, bibliographies, and translated Greek, Latin, Egyptian, and Coptic texts.
  • Medieval Women's Latin Letters - Provides access to a substantial body of sources documenting the religious, economic, and political lives of powerful women in medieval Europe, especially letters written or received by female nobility and prominent members of religious orders between 4th and 13th centuries. Both the original Latin and the translations appear for each source.
  • Monastic Matrix - Documents the participation of Christian women in the religion and society of medieval Europe. Includes visual sources, translations, and scholarly articles. Run by Lisa Bitel, USC, and Katherine Gill, Hill Monastic Manuscript Library
  • Translations of Women's Writing Before 1700 - Website created and maintained by Dorothy Disse with more than one hundred pre-18th century women authors from around the world who have been translated into modern English, including excerpts of works and references to print and online editions.
  • Women and Books - Online version of an exhibition at the University of Glasgow library of books relating to women's authorship and reading, includes many visual sources.
  • Women in World History - Mega-site run by Lyn Reese, a secondary-school teacher from Berkeley, with many lesson plans, curriculum reviews and links to other sites.
  • Yorkshire Women's Lives Online, 1100 to Present - This site showcases the lives of women in Yorkshire, England, from the 2nd century C.E. to the present day. The site presents 85,000 digitized images and microfilmed documents from the collections of the archives and libraries in and around Yorkshire
General History
  • Best of History Websites – An award winning portal with links to more than 1000 sites for K-12 teachers.
  • Online Curriculum Resource Center – An online curriculum resource center to help high school and college world history teachers and students find and analyze online primary sources. Run by the Center for History and the New Media, George Mason University
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