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Here you will find Internet links to sites with a particular focus on Historical Studies. This page is prepared and maintained by J. B. Owens of Idaho State University. If you have trouble with a line, please contact me at or by selecting this button: Mail Now. Please be sure to include your name and address in the body of your message. Thank you for your help.

WWW-VL History Central Catalogue
A project coordinated by Lynn H. Nelson of the University of Kansas, USA.

History Departments
Maintained by George Mason University.

National Council for History Education
Founded in 1990, the NCHE is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the importance of history in schools and in society.

History at Boise State University
The well-done site of one of our sister institutions in Idaho.

The Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. Information about the Society and pages of links to other resources. Maintained by A. Katie Harris through the support of Central Missouri State University and the University of Kansas.

Sixteenth Century Studies Society
Leading organization for scholars dealing with the period 1400-1700. There is also a web site for the Sixteenth Century Journal.

Information about the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain.

HNSource: The History Link
The project of Lynn H. Nelson, HNSource is designed to be the major link to other history resources. Has a list of history discussion groups. See Carrie: An Electronic Library of e-texts of importance to historians.

History Computerization Project
A good collection of annotated directories of historical resources and historical photographs. There is also an offer for a free history database tutorial.

Recursos Internet d'Històia
A valuable connection of links to historical resources maintained as part of El Web de la Biblioteca de Lletres of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. See especially the "bookmarks" of Prof. Esteban Canales, which are included.

Gateway to World History
Maintained by Haines Brown, this site connects to other history sites, provides a list of Internet discussion lists, has holdings of the New England Regional World History Association, has a special section on Africa, and includes bibliographies and archives.

World History Center
Maintained by the Department of History, Northeastern University. Of particular interest is the page devoted to the Center's Senior Research Associate Andre Gunder Frank.

World History Standards
The National Center for History in the Schools.

History/Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers
Maintained by Dennis Boals, this site contains a great many resources for using the Internet for research and teaching.

Wrensted Exhibition
In the early years of the twentieth century, Danish photographer Benedicte Wrensted maintained a studio in the first block of South Main Street in Pocatello, Idaho, where the Continental Bistro Pub is currently located. The original building survived into the early 1990s when it collapsed after a poorly planned restoration by its owners. At this web site are located her spectacular collection of photographs of Native Americans from that era. The collection is part of that of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

American Historical Association
This site is being developed by Andrew McMichael, a graduate student at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, who is communications associate in the AHA's Publications Department.

American Historical Review
The journal of the American Historical Association.

World History Association
Lead organization in this developing field. Publishes the outstanding Journal of World History and a newsletter, the World History Bulletin.

Organization of American Historians
Despite its ambitious title, the OAH really deals mostly with the history of the United States of America.

H-NET Information
H-Net is a consortium of LISTSERV discussion lists dealing with historical subjects, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The site also provides links to other resources valuable for students and researchers in the area of historical studies. Another useful site for H-Net information is maintained by the history department of the University of Saskatchewan, home of H-Canada.

The H-Net listserv for World History.

World Systems Network
Select WSN and you will find valuable resources like the World-Systems Archive and the on-line electronic Journal of World-Systems Research.

Fernand Braudel Center
Information about the FBC for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations and Review, the FBC's world-systems journal.

Labyrinth: Medieval Studies
Labyrinth is the most important World Wide Web site for medievalists.

Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu
Site of the Jesuit Historical Institute.

African Studies Association
Based at the University of Pennsylvania.

Wisconsin African Studies
The site of the African Studies program of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Atlantic Slave Trade: Demographic Simulation
The Department of African-American Studies of Northeastern University provides a demographic simulation of the Atlantic slave trade, for which users can alter input data to view the consequences for Africa and the Americas. The site is part of a larger project on "Migration in Modern World History," based at the NEU World History Center.

Association of Asian Studies
Based at Indiana University.

South Asia Gopher
Select CLIO Plus, SELECTED TOPICS..., South Asia. Maintained by David Magier, who is area studies director of the Columbia University Libraries.

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Maintained by The Johns Hopkins University's Department of the History of Science, Medicine and Technology, Institute of the History of Medicine.

Historical Geography
Maintained at Syracuse University by David Robinson.

History and Historiography
A list of resources maintained by Carnegie Mellon University.

Center for History and New Media
A project of the Center, the American Social History Project, and the Center for Media and Learning of the City University of New York. This site as a list of web sites for Historians and a useful beginner's guide to the World-Wide Web.

El Camino de Santiago
John Dagenais' site for materials about the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Rated as one of the web's top 5% sites, there is a great deal here for anyone interested in the so-called "Middle Ages" of Europe.

Revues Gophisto
A directory of tables of contents of numerous history journals maintained at the University of Montreal.

Essays in History
Full text on-line articles. A sign of things to come?

Project Muse
Johns Hopkins University is attempting to bring history journal publishing to the Internet.

History Reviews On-Line
A project of the history department of the University of Cincinnati. The first issue appeared on 1 July 1995.

An on-line, peer reviewed, journal of history.

La scrittura nel tempo - The history of handwriting. The Scripta project provides an interactive approach to learning Palaeography.

Cybrary of the Holocaust
Resources about the Nazis and the Holocaust.

Leeds Centre for Jewish Studies
University of Leeds. Offers many Internet resources through a link to the University Library, which houses the Cecil Roth Collection of Rare Hebraica and Judaica.

For lists on many topics, including History. Descriptive information about the lists as well as subscription information.

George W. Welling Home Page
Links to important resources. Materials on the Association for History and Computing. Information on the American Revolution HTML-project.

GHETA stands for the Groningen Historical Electronic Text Archive, of Groningen University in the Netherlands.

American Memory
The U.S. Library of Congress' famous Historical Collections for the National Digital Library.

Historical Text Archives
Maintained by Don Mabry of Mississippi State University, this site has, among other treasures, an archive of historically-important photographs.

Texts and Documents
The Hanover Historical Texts Project of the Department of History, Hanover College. Also provides a page of "Electronic Text Connections and Web Sites of Interest to Historians."

The Age of Discovery
Maintained at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, this site has all sorts of information about Christopher Columbus, about the Quincentenary Anniversary of his first voyage to the western hemisphere, and about other European explorers.

The Galileo Project
Information source on Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time, provided by Rice University.

BDLS Collections
The growing Collections page of the Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE. Among the treasurers here are the Emma Goldman papers.

UNED History Dept.
Departamento de Historia Contemporánea de la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain. Also provides information about the Internet discussion list LaPepa, which deals with Spanish history from 1808 to the present.

Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire
A journal which publishes articles on the history of all regions except Canada. Information is available about the contents of the current issue, and there are abstracts of articles. The journal's home is the University of Saskatchewan.

Fons d'Història Local
Materials for the history of Catalunya from the 18th to the 20th century, developed by the Servei de Documentació d'Història Local de Catalunya of the Departament d'Història Moderna i Contemporània de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

La Guerra Civil Española, 1936-1939
Maintained by the astronomer and mathematician Manuel Sanroma of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Taragona, Spain.

Bibliografia Anual de História de Portugal
The annual bibliography of Portuguese history.

The Atlantic History Study Center (CEHA), Funchal, Portugal.

Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
Victoria University, University of Toronto. Has a library collection link.

The Cliometric Society
Economic History information.

Museum List
A list of the world's museums and archives compiled by the Naval Ocean Systems Center.

Museum Guide
Maintained by the University of Southern California.

Maintained by the University of Southern California.

On-line Museums
A pretty comprehensive guide to the resources available.

A comprehensive guide to U.S. government databases.

I'M Europe
Information Market - Europe. Run by ECHO, the European Commission Host Organization, this site provides a wide variety of information and databases related to the European Union, its historical archives, and language translation materials. Well worth a visit if you are interested in this complex organization made up of such diverse nations.

All contents copyright © 1995-2002.
J. B. Owens
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Revised: 12 December 2002