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Awesome Digital History – Massive Collection of Resources

Find primary sources online and learn how to research history digitally.

Finding aids for textual and multimedia primary sources with a focus on the western hemisphere and the 19th and 20th centuries. Courses and learning tools to explore history digitally.

Contents

Archives and primary sources

Austria

  • ANNO – Austrian Newspapers online.

Europe

  • Archives Portal Europe – European archives search engine.
  • CENDARI – Search engine for libraries containing resources on the Medieval era and World War One.
  • Europeana – Search engine for European textual and non-textual archival sources.
  • Mapire – Interactive historical maps.
  • Monasterium – Deeds from all over Europe.
  • Project Gutenberg – A library of over 60,000 free eBooks.

France

Germany

Global

Great Britain

Netherlands

  • Delpher – More than 100 million pages from Dutch newspapers, books and magazines.

North America

Switzerland

  • Amtsdruckschriften – Federal Gazette, Administrative Case Law of the Federal Authorities and more documents from the Swiss Federal Archives.
  • Archives Online – Archival search engine for Switzerland.
  • arCHeco – Index of economic collections in archives of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
  • COSMOV – COSMOV includes a digital edition of the events of the Zurich summer of 1968.
  • Digithek – A collection of digital finding aids for secondary and vocational schools.
  • Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland – Diplomatic documents of Switzerland.
  • e-codices – Virtual manuscript library of Switzerland containing 2297 manuscripts from 92 different collections.
  • e-gs – Online web portal of the ETH Zurich Graphics Collection.
  • e-manuscripta – Manuscript material from Swiss libraries and archives.
  • e-newspaperarchives.ch – Swiss newspapers.
  • E-Periodica – Swiss journals.
  • e-rara – The platform for digitised rare books from Swiss libraries.
  • histHub – Search engine for all major standadized data APIs.
  • Historical Encyclopedia of Switzerland – Encyclopedia on Swiss history.
  • HSSO – Historical statistics of Switzerland online.
  • impresso – Historical newspaper collections of the Swiss National Library, the National Library of Luxembourg, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Le Temps, the Valais State Archives and the Swiss Economic Archives.
  • Industriekultur – Swiss national inventory of industry artifacts.
  • infoclio.ch Edition projects – A database containing current historical edition projects in Switzerland.
  • Kartenportal – Search engine for maps.
  • Le Temps – Archive of Gazette de Lausanne et du Journal de Genève.
  • map.geo.admin.ch – Journey through time via maps of Switzerland.
  • MEMOBASE – Provides access to 415’634 audiovisual documents from 67 Swiss memory institutions.
  • timeSTAT Cubes – The Federal Council reports to parliament on income and expenditure for the past years.

Learning

  • AdFontes – An Introduction to Working with Sources in the Archive.
  • Clio Guide – A handbook on digital resources for the historical sciences.
  • Digital History Guide – Introduction to the web for historians—teachers and students, archivists and museum curators, professors as well as amateur enthusiasts—who wish to produce online historical work, or to build upon and improve the projects they have already started in this important new medium.
  • HIST3814o – Methods and Readings in Digital History by Shawn Graham at Carleton University.
  • HIST 7370 – Methods and Readings in Digital History by Cameron Blevins at Northeastern University.
  • Local Linkages – How to frame questions about the past, identify sources to answer those questions, place them in context, and present that historical interpretation online in a digital form.
  • The CTP Book – A book for teaching Computational Thinking and Programming skills to people with a background in the Humanities.
  • The Programming Historian – Novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching.
  • UCI Digital History – Overview on the field of Digital History and Digital Humanities.
  • We think History – News about and innovations from digital history.

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