Topic outline

  • General

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      Una guida contenente le istruzioni essenziali per la redazione di relazioni scritte e di tesi di laurea di argomento storico. Il testo contiene anche importanti avvertenze in materia di plagio e suggerimenti per l'uso di risorse Web per lo studio e la ricerca. A quest'ultimo proposito, è da vedere il contributo di Guido Abbattista, "Le risorse online per la storia moderna" apparso nel volume Il web e gli studi storici. Guida critica all’uso della rete, a cura di Rolando Minuti, Roma, Carocci Editore, 2015, pp. 225-266, e accessibile qui.

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      Lo strumento Wiki consente di creare ipertesti in modo collaborativo. In questa Wiki vi è richiesto di collaborare per creare insieme un glossario di concetti e parole chiave relativo alla Digital History. A ciascun* studente è richiesto di contribuire non meno di 100 parole entro le prime due settimane di corso.

      Buon lavoro!


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      ISTRUZIONI PER LA COMPILAZIONE

      Ogni voce (o record) di questo database è costituita dalla recensione di un progetto di Digital History.

      A ciascuno/a studente/ssa è richiesto di inserire due recensioni, una assegnata dal Docente e una su un progetto a scelta. La prima recensione riguarderà il progetto assegnato a ciascuno dal Docente (v. sotto elenco assegnazioni); la seconda recensione sarà su un progetto a scelta dello studente/essa. Il progetto a scelta può anche essere individuato in due modi:

       1) può essere uno tra quelli figuranti nella sezione "3. Progetti di digital history" della pagina Moodle del corso, anche se già recensito in precedenti edizioni del corso da altri studenti/sse, ma purché non sia uno di quelli già presenti nell'elenco assegnazioni).

      2) può essere ricercato autonomamente dallo studente/essa in base ai propri interessi e capacità di ricerca e proposto al Docente, che si riserva di approvarlo.

      Nello scrivere la recensione vanno tenuti presenti i criteri indicati nella sezione "1. Valutazione di siti web". Nel database si trova inoltre una recensione-tipo che esemplifica il grado di approfondimento richiesto (recensione al progetto Slave Voyages reperibile sulla pagina Moodle del corso 2020-2021).

      Per inserire un nuovo record-recensione: nella pagina Moodle del corso cliccare sul link "Recensioni di progetti di digital history", quindi cliccare sul tab “Inserisci”. Nella scheda che si apre, i campi contrassegnati da un asterisco sono obbligatori. Al termine dell'inserimento bisogna cliccare "Salva e visualizza" o "Salva e inserisci un altro". Il record può essere modificato anche dopo l'inserimento, cliccando sull'icona di una ruota dentata Modifica che compare in fondo a ciascuna scheda.

      Al momento di inserire un nuovo record alcuni campi richiedono testi di una lunghezza indicativa (es. "tra le 50 e le 100 parole"). Si consiglia di preparare una bozza in word (dove la lunghezza di un paragrafo evidenziato compare nella barra di stato in fondo alla finestra – in Microsoft Word; o andando in Strumenti – Conteggio parole – in OpenOffice).

      ATTENZIONE

      Si raccomanda di non limitarsi a una semplice descrizione del progetto, ma di darne una lettura critica e una vera valutazione, evidenziando i difetti eventualmente riscontrati sia in relazione ai criteri proposti dal Docente sia in base alle proprie personali osservazioni. Ci si aspetta che la recensione suggerisca a un immaginario utente l'affidabilità, completezza, validità complessiva del progetto.

      Scadenze:

      entro il 28 novembre: pubblicazione della prima recensione

      entro il  5 dicembre: pubblicazione della seconda recensione

      Buon lavoro!

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      Lista di studenti e studentesse iscritti al corso 2021-2022 con titolo del progetto assegnato per la recensione. I progetti si trovano nella sezione 3 della pagina Moodle del corso, con link attivo e breve descrizione introduttiva.

      Si ricorda che la seconda recensione dovrà avvenire su un progetto scelto dallo studente/essa.

      La prima recensione dovrà essere fatta entro la settimana che termina il giorno 28 novembre. La seconda entro la settimana successiva.

  • Introduzione

    • Chiave di iscrizione: DIGIT (solo per accesso ospiti se abilitato)

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      Introduzione allo strumento "Zotero" del Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, per l'organizzazione dell'informazione bibliografica e sitografica reperita in rete

  • Registrazione delle lezioni 2021-2022

  • 1. Ricerca e valutazione dell'informazione storica e politica sul web

  • 2. Guide alle risorse online per gli studi storici

    Guide generali e guide tematiche

  • 3. Progetti di digital history

    • Questa sezione presenta progetti di digital history frutto di programmi di ricerca di varia origine e natura, prevalentemente accademici, oppure realizzati presso centri internazionali di digital humanities, archivi, biblioteche, musei (ordine alfabetico). Al 28 agosto 2022 i progetti elencati sono 121, ma la lista è in continuo accrescimento grazie ai nuovi inserimenti che vengono via via effettuati. 
    • I progetti accompagnati da descrizioni in corsivo non sono stati ancora recensiti.
    •  La sigla "PH" che precede alcuni titoli indica la natura di public history propria di quei progetti. Per una più facile identificazione dei progetti "PH", la riga del titolo è rientrata a destra e il testo descrittivo è in grassetto e in carattere azzurro.
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      Il 6 aprile del 1941 le truppe tedesche, seguite a ruota da quelle italiane e ungheresi, invasero la Jugoslavia. Il regno dei Karađórđević venne distrutto, il suo territorio spartito fra i vincitori.
      Seguirono anni terribili. Diciamolo subito: la responsabilità prima dell’inferno in cui precipitò il Paese spetta a chi lo attaccò e scatenò una guerra di tutti contro tutti.
      Poi fu il caos: guerra di liberazione contro gli occupatori; guerra civile fra ustašcia croati, četnizi serbi, domobranzi sloveni, partigiani comunisti; guerra rivoluzionaria per la creazione di uno stato socialista, feroci repressioni antipartigiane; sterminio degli ebrei, tentativi genocidari ai danni di popolazioni dell’etnia sbagliata. Davvero, nel museo degli orrori non mancò proprio nulla.
      Di quel vortice di violenza, le truppe italiane di stanza nei territori annessi o occupati, non furono semplici spettatrici, ma protagoniste. Si tratta di una delle pagine più buie della nostra storia nazionale, con pochissimi lampi di luce. Per questo è poco conosciuta e si è preferito dimenticarla.
      Altri Paesi, come la Germania, hanno mostrato più coraggio nel fare i conti con il proprio passato oscuro. Oggi, dopo ottanta anni, speriamo che finalmente sia venuto il momento giusto. Noi siamo qua per questo.

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      The mission of The Mariners’ Museum and Park is to connect people to the world’s waters, because that is how we are connected to one another. Across our nation and the world, we see daily reminders of the forces at work pulling communities apart [...]

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      In an increasingly digital world in which pedagogical trends are de-emphasizing rote learning and professors are increasingly turning toward active-learning exercises, scholars are fleeing traditional textbooks… The American Yawp offers a free and online, collaboratively built, open American history textbook designed for college-level history courses. Unchecked by profit motives or business models, and free from for-profit educational organizations, The American Yawp is by scholars, for scholars. All contributors—experienced college-level instructors—volunteer their expertise to help democratize the American past for twenty-first century classrooms.

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      The Anatolian Travelers Project aims to map pre-20th century CE travel accounts about western Anatolia (modern Turkey).  We hope to better understand human movement through this landscape prior to the advent of modern transportation technologies.  We are currently only mapping the sections of the text that deal with central western Anatolia. See a presentation

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      Il progetto intende fare emergere le complesse traiettorie biografiche dei volontari italiani antifascisti di Spagna, tanto in relazione al tempo cronologicamente vissuto quanto allo spazio geograficamente percorso. Gli estremi cronologici del nostro lavoro comprendono 144 anni: dal 20 gennaio 1973 – data di nascita del volontario più anziano – sino al 26 maggio 2016 – data di morte dell’ultimo.
      I limiti geografici del lavoro comprendono i cinque continenti, in quanto le biografie dei combattenti hanno investito il mondo intero.

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      Getting started with ArcGIS StoryMaps.
      Looking to create your first story map? Here's a step-by-step guide to using the StoryMaps :

      https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/cea22a609a1d4cccb8d54c650b595bc4

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      Since its inception in 2009 the Archives Unbound program has published more than 230 titles. The roots of the program are in microfilm, and the collection makes available targeted collections of interest to scholars engaged in serious research.

      Particular strengths in the Archive Unbound catalog include U.S. foreign policy; U.S. civil rights; global affairs and colonial studies; and modern history. Broad topic clusters include: African American studies; American Indian studies; Asian studies; British history; Holocaust studies; LGBT studies; Latin American and Caribbean studies; Middle East studies; political science; religious studies; and women’s studies. The Archives Unbound program consists of more than 290,000 documents totaling 12 million pages. Individual titles in the collection range between 1,200 and 200,000 pages. Over the coming year we will add 32 new collections amounting to more than 1.1 million pages.


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      La documentazione tecnico scientifica costituisce una parte significativa del patrimonio archivistico italiano. Comprende tanto materiali di età medievale e della prima età moderna, quanto materiali di epoca preunitaria e postunitaria riferiti al ruolo che la comunità scientifica e tecnica ha avuto nella costruzione dell'identità nazionale e dello Stato unitario.

      L'Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze, detta dei XL, presenta i risultati di oltre 30 anni di censimenti, studi e ricerche sulla documentazione tecnico scientifica italiana nel Portale Nazionale degli Archivi della Scienza realizzato insieme al Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci.

      Il Portale, realizzato in collaborazione con ICAR (Istituto Centrale per gli Archivi),
      consente di:

      • localizzare oltre 1500 fondi archivistici di istituzioni di ricerca scientifica e carte personali di scienziati, conservati in oltre 200 istituti conservatori in tutto il territorio italiano, con informazioni su consistenza, estremi cronologici, strumenti di ricerca, condizioni di conservazione e accesso;
      • leggere percorsi tematici e approfondimenti su persone e istituzioni che hanno fatto la storia della scienza in Italia, utili a comprendere il contributo del sistema italiano della ricerca sia al progresso scientifico inteso come impresa competitiva sopranazionale, sia al progresso sociale ed economico del Paese;
      • consultare una ricca selezione di risorse bibliografiche, curata dal Museo Galileo di Firenze, che offre ulteriori spunti di riflessione e ricerca;
      • confrontarsi con buone pratiche archivistiche che aiutano a sensibilizzare le comunità scientifiche e i singoli ricercatori nella salvaguardia della documentazione propria e di quella prodotta dall'organizzazione pubblica o privata di appartenenza;
      • proporre l'inserimento del proprio fondo archivistico o di approfondimenti da pubblicare.

      Curatore Scientifico del Portale è il Prof. Giovanni Paoloni (Sapienza-Università di Roma)


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      Pieve Santo Stefano ospita nella sede del municipio, un archivio pubblico, che raccoglie scritti di gente comune in cui si riflette, in varie forme, la vita di tutti e la storia d’Italia: sono diari, epistolari, memorie autobiografiche

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      The Art of Travel, 1500-1850, is a database of European travel advice literature (Ars apodemica) from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. The project aims to recover and reconstruct the transnational genre of travel advice literature, exploring its intellectual and cultural contexts, and illustrating its lasting importance. We are a collaborative international project based at the Moore Institute of the National University of Ireland, Galway.

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      Founded in 1982 as a result of a collaboration between the French government and the University of Chicago, the ARTFL Project is a consortium-based service that provides its members with access to North America's largest collection of digitized French resources. Along with ARTFL's flagship database ARTFL-FRANTEXT, ARTFL members are also given access to a large variety of other Subscriber Databases.

      In addition to our member services, ARTFL also supports many Public Access databases including the Dictionnaires d'autrefois, the Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert, and the Bibliothèque Bleue de Troyes. As we move forward, we continue to foster a spirit of digital collaboration at ARTFL, which has resulted in a host of French and non-French projects with various research partners in North America and abroad, as well the development of a suite of open source search and retrieval products that build upon our original PhiloLogic search engine


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      The Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de Gens de lettres was published under the direction of Diderot and d'Alembert, with 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates between 1751 and 1772. Containing 74,000 articles written by more than 130 contributors, the Encyclopédie was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences, as well as a machine de guerre which served to propagate the ideas of the French Enlightenment. The impact of the Encyclopédie was enormous. Through its attempt to classify learning and to open all domains of human activity to its readers, the Encyclopédie gave expression to many of the most important intellectual and social developments of its time.

      The ARTFL Encyclopédie database contains 21.7 million words, 254,000 unique forms, 18,000 pages of text, 17 volumes of articles, and 11 volumes of plate legends. For a full description of the latest version of the ARTFL Encyclopédie, see the Editor's Introduction.


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      This is a preliminary database that allows full-text searching of the Abbé Raynal's Histoire philosophique et politique des établissements et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. Users can query one or all of the included editions: 1770, 1774, and 1780.

      The digitization of these editions was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World at the University of Minnesota, the Centre for Digital Humanities Research at the Australian National University, and the Stanford University Libraries. These editions will become the base from which a broader, multi-institutional project will explore the Histoire des deux Indes and its impact on Enlightenment thought in the coming years.

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      An experimental generous interface to three editions of Guillame-Thomas Raynal's Histoire des deux Indes. It visualises changes, additions and deletions in the text at multiple scales

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      The following databases have been developed at ARTFL for free public use [a list follows]

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      Dalla Presentazione: "La presente ricerca, promossa in collaborazione dall’Istituto nazionale per la storia del movimento di liberazione in Italia (INSMLI) e dall’Associazione nazionale partigiani d’Italia (ANPI), che ha permesso di definire un quadro completo degli episodi di violenza contro i civili commessi dall’esercito tedesco e dai suoi alleati fascisti in Italia tra il 1943 e il 1945. L’Atlante delle stragi naziste e fasciste – che raccoglie i risultati della ricerca condotta – si compone di una banca dati e dei materiali di corredo (documentari, iconografici, video) correlati agli episodi censiti, ospitati all’interno del sito web".


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      O Atlas é uma proposta colaborativa, que congrega pesquisadores de diversas instituições. A ferramenta base foi desenvolvida pelo Laboratório de História Social (LHS) da Universidade de Brasília, usando tecnologia do Ministério do Meio Ambiente, o software I3GEO. O LHS/UnB também produziu mapas base com informações de unidades urbanas e populacionais do período entre 1500 e 1800, além de outros bancos de dados de informações geográficas. Sendo uma ferramenta colaborativa, no espírito da chamada web 2.0 no qual há ênfase no trabalho de equipe e troca livre de informações, o ATLAS DIGITAL DA AMÉRICA LUSA é um espaço de interação. Nele podem ser publicados dados espacializados de diversas pesquisas ou mesmo informações que possam passar pelo processo de geoprocessamento a cargo do LHS/UnB. A ideia é que diversos pesquisadores possam enviar informações de seus estudos e, ao mesmo tempo, usufruir deste grande banco de dados coletivo revisado, organizado e certificado, assim como da cartografia produzida.

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      Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright's Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas's nearly 700 maps. Many of these beautiful maps are enhanced here in ways impossible in print, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data—remarkable maps produced eight decades ago with the functionality of the twenty-first century.

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      The Atlas of Port Cities: Networks of commerce and information (18th -19th centuries) - places of negotiation (18th - 20th centuries). Results of the project Venezia dopo Venezia, principal investigator Antonio Trampus.

      From the project description: "The first part of the Atlas highlights the nodes and networks that have allowed over time to continue to conceive the area of the upper Adriatic as a complex system, where the different subjects (city-port and free ports) did not move in a logic of simple competition but in a logic of complementarity. The sources used are not only economic-statistical, but also related to information and culture. ... The second part of the Atlas analyzes the development of the urban spaces of port cities (Trieste, Pola, Fiume), to verify the degree of interpenetration and integration between port and city both overlapping the historical topography to the current one, and locating the places destined to the government of the city and to the negotiation and composition of the various social instances".

      Visualization tool: Palladio, https://hdlab.stanford.edu/palladio/.



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      Brian Roberts and Stuart Wrathmell’s An Atlas of Rural Settlement in England  is a key point of reference for understanding the development of rural settlement in England.
      The maps in the original, printed Atlas were produced digitally, but were created as graphics files which cannot be used in GIS or similar software.
      GIS is now widely used in the management and study of the historic environment. Many people have access to ‘geobrowser’ software like Google Earth. There is also a rich and steadily growing array of spatial data relating to the development of England’s landscape.
      We want to make it possible to use Roberts and Wrathmell’s results in current, spatial applications. Our aim is to enable more effective re-use of the information in the Atlas.

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      Censimento della stampa clandestina italiana 1943-1945, con compilazione delle schede biografiche e storiche sulle singole testate, digitalizzazione di tutti i numeri delle testate (con la ricostruzione virtuale delle collezioni), progettazione del sito internet e produzione di materiale informativo e rivolto alla scuola, che ha portato alla realizzazione di questo portale e alla messa a disposizione degli studiosi, degli insegnanti, degli studenti e dei cittadini interessati di un patrimonio di grande rilievo storico, scientifico e culturale.

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      Beni ecclesiastici in web contiene il censimento sistematico del patrimonio storico e artistico, architettonico, archivistico e librario portato avanti dalle diocesi italiane e dagli istituti culturali ecclesiastici sui beni di loro proprietà

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      The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is the world’s largest open access digital library for biodiversity literature and archives. BHL is revolutionizing global research by providing free, worldwide access to knowledge about life on Earth.

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      From 1619 to beyond, Black craftspeople, both free and enslaved, worked to produce the valued architecture, handcrafts, and decorative arts of the American South. The Black Craftspeople Digital Archive seeks to enhance what we know about Black craftspeople by telling both a spatial story and a historically informed story that highlights the lives of Black craftspeople and the objects they produced. The first and second phases of this project focus on Black craftspeople living and laboring in the eighteenth-century South Carolina Lowcountry and mid-nineteenth century Tennessee.

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      Offering exclusive digital access to Bloomsbury’s ground-breaking Cultural Histories series alongside an extensive eBook collection and primary sources from leading global institutions, Bloomsbury Cultural History offers students and scholars a unique approach to this diverse field of study.

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      This resource offers facsimile page images and searchable full text for nearly 500 British periodicals published from the seventeenth century through to the twentieth century.

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      Building the Portuguese Empire in the 19th century. Public Works across the Indian Ocean and China Sea (1869-1926)
      In colonial empires, Public Works created the institutional framework for different manifestations of mobility connecting metropolis and colonies transposing empires through the circulation of people, ideas and technology.
      Centered in the former provinces of East Portuguese Empire (Goa, Macau, Mozambique and Timor), this project intends to study the structure and activities of Public Works in each territory and reconstruct the networks established between them.

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      Questo sito costituisce un centro di documentazione on line sull'internamento e la prigionia come pratiche di repressione messe in atto dallo Stato italiano nel periodo che va dalla presa del potere da parte di Benito Mussolini (1922) fino alla fine della seconda guerra mondiale (1945).

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      La Casa della storia europea mira a diventare il museo di riferimento sui fenomeni transnazionali che hanno plasmato il nostro continente. Interpretando la storia da una prospettiva europea, la Casa collega e confronta le esperienze comuni e le loro diverse interpretazioni. Essa ambisce a promuovere l'apprendimento delle prospettive transnazionali in tutta Europa. La Casa della storia europea è uno spazio propizio all'apprendimento, alla riflessione e al dibattito, aperto a tutti i tipi di pubblico, di ogni generazione e provenienza. La nostra missione principale è migliorare la comprensione della storia europea in tutta la sua complessità, incoraggiare lo scambio di idee e rimettere le ipotesi in questione.

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      Charles Booth's London enables you to search the catalogue of over 450 original notebooks from the Inquiry into Life and Labour in London (1886-1903), view 41 digitised notebooks and explore the London poverty maps.

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      The China Biographical Database is a freely accessible relational database with biographical information about approximately 491,000 individuals as of May 2021, primarily from the 7th through 19th centuries. With both online and offline versions, the data is meant to be useful for statistical, social network, and spatial analysis as well as serving as a kind of biographical reference.

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      Welcome to our Citizen Archivist program. You can contribute to the National Archives Catalog by tagging, transcribing and adding comments to our records, making them more accessible and searchable. Join us! Every contribution you make helps unlock history. Join our community of Citizen Archivists


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      The Climatological Database for the World's Oceans (CLIWOC) represents the culmination of a major project funded by the European Union, and pursued by a large team of researchers in organizations and universities around the world

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      The Cold War International History Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War. Through an award winning Digital Archive, the Project allows scholars, journalists, students, and the interested public to reassess the Cold War and its many contemporary legacies. It is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program

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      In the last 400 years, objects from Western Australia have circulated through global, national and local collecting networks... Some of the first objects through which Europeans imagined Australia came from Western Australia. Shells collected by William Dampier in 1699 went to the UK's Ashmolean Museum and The British Museum. The inscribed plate left by Dirk Hartog on a small island off the westernmost part of Australia in 1616 was found by De Vlamingh in 1697 and taken to Batavia (Jakarta). It is now held in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
      What new understanding of Western Australia emerges from a critical study of collecting? We look for answers in public and private collections held across the state and around the world. Our research is shared at symposiums, in books and academic publications and through public exhibitions, displays and events. See also https://www.collectingthewest.org/.

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      This online collection offers important historical perspectives on the science and public policy of epidemiology today and contributes to the understanding of the global, social–history, and public–policy implications of diseases (Harvard University

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      During the late Renaissance – around 1570 – humanists developed a new “shorthand” way of representing the world at a single glance: personifications of the four continents Europe, Asia, Africa and America. While the continent allegory as an iconic type had already been invented in antiquity, humanists and their artists adapted the concept by creating the four-continent scheme and standardized the attributes characterizing the continents. During the next 230 years until ca. 1800, this iconic scheme became a huge success story. All known media were employed to bring the four continent allegories into the public and into people’s homes. Within this prolonged history of personifications of the continents, the peak was reached in the Late Baroque, and especially the 18th century. As a pictorial language they were interwoven with texts, dogmas, narratives and stereotypes. Thus the project team find himself asking: What did continent allegories actually mean to people living in the Baroque age?

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      DanteSources è stato sviluppato nell'ambito del progetto PRIN (2013-2016) "Per una Enciclopedia Dantesca Digitale" il cui scopo è quello di sviluppare strumenti di supporto agli studiosi nel creare, arricchire e consultare un'enciclopedia relativa alle opere di Dante Alighieri.
      DanteSources è una biblioteca digitale basata su una rappresentazione semantica della conoscenza presente nelle opere dantesche, codificata nel linguaggio standard RDF, raccomandato dal W3C. I principali servizi messi a disposizione dalla libreria digitale consentono agli studiosi di:

      • visualizzare i dati relativi alle fonti primarie citate da Dante nelle sue opere;
      • visualizzare i dati riguardanti gli autori citati da Dante;
      • visualizzare le aree tematiche a cui le opere citate appartengono;
      • contestualizzare la distribuzione dei dati relativi ad autori ed opere citate da Dante all'interno del suo background culturale e nel tempo.

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      he Darwin Correspondence Project is an independently funded research team, jointly managed by Cambridge University Library and the American Council of Learned Societies, and affiliated to the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in Cambridge.   

      We locate and research letters written by and to the evolutionary scientist, Charles Darwin (1809–1882), and publish complete transcripts together with contextual notes and articles.  Darwin’s letters are an essential resource for understanding the development of his own ideas, and are an important source for the lives and work of more than 2000 correspondents and others mentioned in the letters.

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      The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 30 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th through 21st century maps of North and South America, as well as maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1550 to the present.

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      Authors: Anne Fredell, Jake Coolidge, Martin Lewis

      The Demic Atlas project provides an alternative to the standard state-based system of mapping socio-economic data at the global scale. Whereas the independent countries that form the basic units of conventional maps vary in population by more than five orders of magnitude, the elemental units of the alternative scheme are defined at the same demographic scale, each containing roughly 100 million inhabitants. Such "demic regions," constructed from aggregations of smaller countries and divisions of larger ones, and are designed to group together areas of similar socio-economic standing. By employing such demographically comparable units, the Demic Atlas seeks to uncover patterns of spatial variation in global development that remains invisible on conventional maps.

      The visualization presented allows the ready comparison of social and economic mapping within the state-based and demic frameworks. Three standard measurements of development are mapped: 1. nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which measures the total value (in US $) of goods and services produced in a given year in a specific territory; 2. GDP in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), which takes into account the fact that the same amount of money can purchase different quantities of goods and services in different parts of the world; and 3. the Human Development Index (HDI), a composite statistic that considers life expectancy, educational attainment, and economic production. Figures for nominal GDP and GDP in PPP are mapped in both aggregate and per capita terms


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      Hear the story of the Japanese American incarceration experience from those who lived it, and find thousands of historic photographs, documents, newspapers, letters and other primary source materials from immigration to the WWII incarceration and its aftermath.

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      The Clusius letters - The correspondence of Carolus Clusius comprises 1600 letters, of which some 1200 are kept in the University Library Leiden (facsimiles can be consulted on the website of the University Library Leiden). The letters are written by Clusius and a range of persons from all social layers with an interest in natural history, gardening, literature, travel, politics, religion and everyday life. Over the course of the last two centuries, these letters have gained considerable attention from historians and biologists, but a complete edition was never realized.

      Online edition-in-progress Huygens ING and the Scaliger Institute (Leiden University Libraries) made a big step towards a complete digital edition of the Clusius correspondence by assembling and digitizing all existing transcriptions of the letters in eLaborate (a collaborative transcription tool developed by Huygens ING). ...

      This web edition is not a scholarly edition in the traditional sense. Due to the many different sources of the (published and unpublished) transcriptions, the quality of the edition is not uniform. Furthermore, virtually no annotation has been added (yet). But by publishing this edition as a work-in-progress, we expect to offer an invaluable source that can be searched, improved and elaborated by everyone.

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      The Digital Harlem website presents information, drawn from legal records, newspapers and other archival and published sources, about everyday life in New York City's Harlem neighborhood in the years 1915-1930. Most of the material relates to the years 1920, 1925, and 1930.
      The web interface allows you to search for events and places, and generate interactive web maps based on the search results. You can also select from a list of people, and generate maps of locations where they spent time in Harlem. Multiple layers of results can be displayed on the same map, and each can be toggled on and off. A legend identifying the symbols used on the map can be found to the right. Clicking on a symbol on the map will open a window containing further information about that item. The panel on the right also offers a series of maps combining several different searches related to a particular topic.
      The web application is built with Heurist, an academic knowledge management system developed at the University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences under the direction of Dr Ian Johnson.


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      Between 1595 and 1795 the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and its predecessors before 1602 equipped more than 4,700 ships to sail from the shores of the Netherlands bound for Asia. More than 3,400 ships made the return voyage home. The reference work Dutch-Asiatic Shipping has classified these voyages on which Dutch trade between Europe and Asia was founded in a systematic survey.

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      DynCoopNet is a CRP (Cooperative Research Project) of TECT (The Evolution of Cooperation and Trading), a program of EUROCORES (European Collaborative Research Scheme) , approved by the ESF (European Science Foundation) and founded by the following National Agencies: FCT - Portugal, MEC- Spain, NSF-USA.

      DynCoopNet addresses the TECT program through an examination of the evolution of cooperation tying together the self-organizing commercial networks of the first global age (1400-1800). The CRP will produce new theoretical insights about cooperation in the context of the dynamic complex system of which these evolving networks were a part. Through a convergence of methods unusual in the historical social sciences, the CRP will reveal the mechanisms of cooperation that permitted merchants and others to establish and sustain these often long-distance trading networks. In the social science literature, it is often asserted that greater human cooperation in trading became possible with the increasing effectiveness of the State. However, these networks were characterized by a diffusion of authority and frequently by-passed the segmented political hierarchies characteristic of the period's governments. Focused archival research and an extensive review of published information will create shared databases with a sufficient variety and quantity of data about the neglected topic of cooperation during the first era of globalization to increase confidence in the CRP's analyses.


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      The EEBO TCP corpus consists of the works represented in the Early English Books Online collections known as Short Title Catalogues I and II (based on the Pollard & Redgrave and Wing short title catalogs respectively), as well as the Thomason Tracts and the Early English Books Tract Supplement collections. Together these trace the history of English thought from the first book printed in English in 1475 through to 1700. The books in these collections include works of literature, philosophy, politics, religion, geography, history, politics, mathematics, music, the practical arts, natural science, and all other areas of human endeavor. The assembled collection of more than 125,000 volumes is a mainstay for understanding the development of Western culture in general and the Anglo-American world in particular. The STC collections have perhaps been most widely used by scholars of English, theology, linguistics, and history, but these resources also include core texts in art, women’s studies, history of science and medicine, law, and music

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      Early Modern Letters Online is a combined finding aid and editorial interface for basic descriptions of early modern correspondence: a collaboratively populated union catalogue of sixteenth-, seventeenth-, and eighteenth-century letters. Originally built by developers from Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services, it is developed thanks to a collaboration between the Bodleian Library and the Humanities Division of the University of Oxford with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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      The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857 was a 3-year Leverhulme Trust-funded research project based in the Department of History at the University of Warwick (2011-2012) and University College London (2012-2014). The project was funded by the Leverhulme Trust and ended in August 2014. Over three years the core project team and over 300 project associates worked together to examine the British country house in an imperial and global context.

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      EGO | European History Online is a transcultural history of Europe on the Internet. It investigates processes of intercultural exchange in European history whose impact extended beyond state, national and cultural borders. EGO describes Europe as a constantly changing communicative space which witnessed extremely varied processes of interaction, circulation, overlapping and entanglement, of exchange and transfer, but also confrontation, resistance and demarcation.

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      This project is devoted to constructing a crowd-sourced biographical dictionary of European translators in the long Eighteenth Century based on input from the research community.
      Its objective is to further understanding of a crucial moment in the history of European culture through a study of translation.
      The Eighteenth Century saw both the development of national cultures and identities helped by the rise of vernacular languages as vehicles of learned discussion, and a transnational movement generally known as the ‘Enlightenment’.
      The international exchanges in the European Republic of Letters were made possible by translation, which continues to be a vital tool today for the existence of both a common European culture and diverse national cultures.

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      The Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism (ERNiE) contains c. 1700 analytical articles on themes and persons, as well as historical documentation (Letters, Writings, Images, Music etc.), tracing and visualizing the transnational rise of national culture-building in 19th-century Europe.

      Full description of the project: https://spinnet.eu/ernie/covstrcontents

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      Banca dati climatologica storica Euro-Climhist avviata negli anni ‘70, svilupata grazie al sostegno della European Science Foundation Dal 2010 sostemnuta da Global Climate Observing System” (GCOS) Svizzera presso l’Ufficio federale di meteorologia e climatologia Meteo Svizzera

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      WorldMap Help Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard

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      The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe (FBTEE) project is a digital humanities project of international significance mapping the production, marketing, dissemination, policing, and reception of books (and hence ideas) in the late eighteenth century. It aims to bring together and make interoperable and publicly available in a single digital resource multiple historical bibliometric databases. The first of these databases is now available on line via this site.

      A second stage of the project’s development is being funded by the Australian Research Council and Western Sydney University, where the project is now based. For details of this project and work in progress.


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      During a visit to the Netherlands, between 1667 and 1668, Prince Cosimo III de' Medici (1642‐1723) purchased sixty‐five hand‐painted geographical maps and city views from Johannes Vingboons (1616‐1670), a cartographer and copyist for the Dutch India Companies, through the book dealer and fine arts connoisseur Pieter Blaeu (1636‐1706) who acted as a go‐between.

      Through the lenses of Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish cartography and landscapes gathered in the cartographic collection of Cosimo III de' Medici, the project The Global Eye reconstructs how connected global world of the mid‐17th century was taking shape and reveals a remarkable circulation of men and knowledge between the Netherlands, Portugal and Tuscany during the modern era.

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      The Global Middle Ages Project—G-MAP— is an ambitious effort by an international collaboration of scholars to see the world whole, c. 500 to 1500 CE, to deliver the stories of lives, objects, and actions in dynamic relationship and change across deep time.

      G-MAP grew out of a teaching experiment at the University of Texas in 2004, when 7 scholars of different specializations invited students to see what the planetary past looked like when teaching was not carved up into disciplines and departments, or bound by area studies and regional studies.

      Our charge was to see the world whole in a large swathe of time—as a network of spaces braided into relationship by trade and travel, mobile stories, cosmopolitan religions, global cities, cultural borrowings, traveling technologies, international languages, and even pandemics, climate, and wars.  We traveled in the seminar from Europe to Dar al-Islam, Sub-Saharan Africa to India, Eurasia, China, and the many Asias in a time span of about a millennium.

      Our students, and others, told us over and over again that learning should be more often like this.

      The exhilaration of this learning experiment led to workshops and publications, lectures and conference panels focused on reconstructing the globalisms of a thousand years.

      In 2007 Susan Noakes at the University of Minnesota and Geraldine Heng at the University of Texas founded G-MAP and MappaMundi (“world map”), a cybernetic initiative to aggregate the digital projects of the Global Middle Ages.  The Scholarly Community for the Globalization of the Middle Ages—SCGMA (pronounced “sigma”)—is our name for the international community of professorial faculty, students, technologists, digital humanists, designers, and others whose ideas and energy power our projects.


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      Global Sea Routes (GSR) is a relational geospatial database aimed at the study of sea routes on a global scale  in the modern and contemporary ages, in order to understand how the degree of world interconnectedness from the standpoint of maritime journey times evolved over four centuries (1500-1914).
      Project launch: January 2019.
      Expected publication online: October-November 2020

      Interfaccia di accesso (solo dimostrativa e provvisoria)

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      Bringing the history of early globalisation and colonialism at the fingertips of researchers and the wider public. Consisting of approximately twenty-five million pages, the UNESCO Memory of the World-listed archives of the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, VOC) offer a unique view on interactions between European and non-European actors in Asia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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      The Grand Tour Project began in 2008, when Giovanna Ceserani established it as one of the case studies within Mapping the Republic of Letters, the Stanford digital project dedicated to investigating early modern networks of knowledge through sophisticated digital approaches. The Grand Tour Project continues this mission while focusing  on eighteenth-century travels to Italy, and, now based within CESTA (Stanford's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis), it maintains close links to Mapping Republic of Letters and other Cesta research clusters such as the Spatial History Project and Humanities+Design. While remaining based in Stanford, where it has involved over the years many undergraduate and graduate researchers, faculty and staff, it has also expanded its collaborations internationally, as exemplified by its workshops  (see People and Workshops). The Grand Tour Project is made possible thanks to generous institutional encouragement detailed at Project Support.

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      “Histography" is interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015.
      The site draws historical events from Wikipedia and self-updates daily with new recorded events.
      The interface allows for users to view between decades to millions of years.
      The viewer can choose to watch a variety of events which have happened in a particular period or to target a specific event in time. For example you can look at the past century within the categories of war and inventions.

      Histography was created as a final project in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Guided by Ronel Mor

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      Our Mission

      The abuse of history for political purposes is as old as history itself.  In recent years, we have seen campaigns to rewrite the history of several democratic nations in a way that undermines their solidarity as communities, their sense of achievement, even their very legitimacy.

      These ‘culture wars’, pursued in the media, in public spaces, in museums, universities, schools, civil services, local government, business corporations and even churches, are particularly virulent in North America, Australasia and the United Kingdom.  Activists assert that ‘facing up’ to a past presented as overwhelmingly and permanently shameful and guilt-laden is the way to a better and fairer future.  We see no evidence that this is true.  On the contrary, tendentious and even blatantly false readings of history are creating or aggravating divisions, resentments, and even violence.  We do not take the view that our histories are uniformly praiseworthy—that would be absurd.  But we reject as equally absurd the claim that they are essentially shameful.

      We agree that history consists of many opinions and many voices.  But this does not mean that all opinions are valid, and certainly none should be imposed as a new orthodoxy.  We intend to challenge distortions of history, and to provide context, explanation and balance in a debate in which condemnation is too often preferred to understanding.  We are an independent group of scholars with a wide range of opinions on many subjects, but with the shared conviction that history requires careful interpretation of complex evidence, and should not be a vehicle for facile propaganda.

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      The Holocaust Encyclopedia provides students, educators, leaders, and policymakers with readily available resources that help them challenge assumptions and develop critical thinking. It includes 850 articles in English, hundreds of which have been translated into 15 languages, including Arabic, Farsi, Russian, and Spanish. Annually, it serves millions of people all over the world.

      In 2018, the encyclopedia was enhanced to reflect changes both in the way people learn and in how they access information online. It features new research and scholarship on the Holocaust, as well as more items from the Museum’s Collection, including photographs, films, and oral testimonies.


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      Learning and teaching resources for Geography

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      Col presente Progetto si intende ritornare a leggere e interpretare – alla luce di nuove linee critiche in ambito storico e letterario, filologico, artistico e comparatistico – testi che si impongono come dei «classici» nella storia della cultura italiana – è il caso delle opere di Genovesi, Filangieri e Pagano –, ma anche opere ancora scarsamente note, documenti inediti o testimonianze epistolari, facendo così emergere l’importanza del loro deciso valore civile contro ogni forma di oscurantismo culturale o di avversione ai saperi e alle scienze [leggi di più]

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      ‘Accademie italiane’ è una banca dati bibliografica consultabile in rete che raccoglie testi a stampa conservati nei fondi e raccolte della British Library ed avente per oggetto materiale stampato miscellaneo sulle Accademie italiane fiorite nelle città di Avellino, Bari, Benevento, Bologna, Brindisi, Caltanissetta, Catania, Catanzaro, Enna, L’Aquila, Lecce, Mantova, Napoli, Padova, Palermo, Roma, Salerno, Siena, Siracusa, Trapani e Venezia tra il 1525 ed il 1700

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      This website makes available the text of the celebrated Nebraska edition of the Lewis and Clark journals, edited by Gary E. Moulton. Moulton's edition—the most accurate and inclusive edition ever published—is one of the major scholarly achievements of the late twentieth century.

      The site features the full text—almost five thousand pages—of the journals. Also included are a gallery of images, important supplemental texts, and audio files of selected passages plus Native American perspectives. With a focus on full-text searchability and ease of navigation, the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Online is intended to be both a useful tool for scholars and an engaging website for the general public.

      The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Online is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Center for Great Plains Studies, the University of Nebraska Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, and University of Nebraska Press.


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      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.

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      The Maddison Project Database provides information on comparative economic growth and income levels over the very long run. The 2020 version of this database covers 169 countries and the period up to 2018.

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      This project produces and displays free interactive maps showing the historical geography of dozens of social movements that have influenced American life and politics since the start of the 20th century, including radical movements, civil rights movements, labor movements, women’s movements, and more. Until now historians and social scientists have mostly studied social movements in isolation and often with little attention to geography. This project allows us to see where social movements were active and where not, helping us better understand patterns of influence and endurance. It exposes new dimensions of American political geography, showing how locales that in one era fostered certain kinds of social movements often changed political colors over time.”

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      The Mapping Globalization website is intended for everyone interested in globalization. The main goal of the website is to make empirical work on globalization as widely accessible as possible.The website offers an expanding set of resources for students, instructors, and researchers, and provides a forum for empirical research on globalization. We are especially interested in raw data and in the visualization of such data, including maps and animations.

      [It should be noted that many internal links do not work anymore]

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      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 the age of Franklin. They facilitated the dissemination&emdash;and the criticism&emdash;of ideas, the spread of political news, as well as the circulation of people and objects.

      But what did these networks actually look like? Were they as extensive as we are led to believe? How did they evolve over time? Mapping the Republic of Letters, in collaboration with international partners, seeks to answer these and other questions through the development of sophisticated, interactive visualization tools. It also aims to create a repository for metadata on early-modern scholarship, and guidelines for future data capture.


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      The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

      There are four pillars upon which the NMAAHC stands:

      1. It provides an opportunity for those who are interested in African American culture to explore and revel in this history through interactive exhibitions
         
      2. It helps all Americans see how their stories, their histories, and their cultures are shaped and informed by global influences
         
      3. It explores what it means to be an American and share how American values like resiliency, optimism, and spirituality are reflected in African American history and culture
         
      4. It serves as a place of collaboration that reaches beyond Washington, D.C. to engage new audiences and to work with the myriad of museums and educational institutions that have explored and preserved this important history well before this museum was created.

      The NMAAHC is a public institution open to all, where anyone is welcome to participate, collaborate, and learn more about African American history and culture. In the words of Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Museum, “there are few things as powerful and as important as a people, as a nation that is steeped in its history.”  


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      The Nautical Archaeology Digital Library mission is to be a community – as opposed to an hierarchy – and a space where archaeologists from around the world can share their experiences and exchange information with their colleagues, as well as with a wider public. The second objective of NADL is to increase the visibility of nautical archaeology and emphasize its social importance.

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      The National Civil War Centre invites you to explore one of the most fascinating times in UK history, sweeping you into a remarkable story of superstitions, serious sibling rivalry and seismic change which has affected the country we live in today. See the realities of 17th century life through the eyes of people who lived it in our stunning galleries and bring the whole family to enjoy a fantastic range of interactives including our much-loved dressing up cupboard!

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      "Le programme ANR Navigocorpus (2007-2011) s’est proposé de créer et de mettre à la disposition de la communauté scientifique internationale un important corpus sur la navigation maritime, pour l’essentiel entre le xviiie et le xixe siècle. Les données sont accessibles en ligne sur le site navigocorpus.org."

      Qui un altro sito, in versione inglese: Navigocorpus . «Corpus itineraries of merchant ships XVIIe-XIXe siècles» Silvia Marzagalli, Pierrick Pourchasse, Jean-Pierre Dedieu. ""Navigocorpus is a data-base on shipping and maritime trade which allows the collection of data issued from sources of different nature providing information on the presence of ships or their movements in time and space

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      I cambiamenti demografici incidono profondamente sull’organizzazione della società, la struttura delle famiglie, i rapporti tra generazioni, le disuguaglianze e la povertà, la mobilità interna e le migrazioni internazionali. Vi è un’ampia convergenza sul fatto che le tendenze degli ultimi decenni impongono alla società italiana costi sociali ed economici che, in assenza di opportuni adattamenti, rischiano di ostacolare lo sviluppo e compromettere il benessere delle generazioni future. Neodemos.info è un foro indipendente di osservazione, analisi e proposte la cui finalità consiste nell’illustrare il significato delle tendenze in atto, di interpretarne le conseguenze di breve e di lungo periodo, di valutare e suggerire interventi.

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      The Newton Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing in full an online edition of all of Sir Isaac Newton’s (1642–1727) writings — whether they were printed or not. The edition presents a full (diplomatic) rendition featuring all the amendments Newton made to his own texts or a more readable (normalised) version. We also make available translations of his most important Latin religious texts.

      Although Newton is best known for his theory of universal gravitation and discovery of calculus, his interests were much broader than is usually appreciated. In addition to his celebrated scientific and mathematical writings, Newton also wrote many alchemical and religious texts and he left many administrative papers in his role as Warden and then Master of the Mint.


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      Novecento.org si definisce una rivista, la cui prima uscita risale al dicembre 2013. In realtà è un sito che, accanto ai contributi raccolti in successivi numeri della rivista, propone varie articolazioni tematiche intorno a diversi problemi della storia contemporanea ai quali sono dedicate rubriche di approfondimento in chiave di didattica della storia a livello non universitario. La risorsa, che ha finalità dichiaratamente didattiche, è curata prevalentemente da studiosi non accademici provenienti dai ruoli della docenza di scuola media.

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      ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World reconstructs the time cost and financial expense associated with a wide range of different types of travel in antiquity. The model is based on a simplified version of the giant network of cities, roads, rivers and sea lanes that framed movement across the Roman Empire. It broadly reflects conditions around 200 CE but also covers a few sites and roads created in late antiquity.

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      This is an intriguing world history curriculum.  Given the unique geography of the transitions currently underway in the Middle East (several geographically contiguous North African states) and the likelihood that interactions between Europe, northern Africa, Turkey, and the Arab world will constitute a vitally important sub-region of globalization going forward, new cross-Mediterranean tendrils of economic and civil society connectivity will be necessary to help anchor these transitions.

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      Poverty, disease, hunger, climate change, war, existential risks, and inequality: The world faces many great and terrifying problems. It is these large problems that our work at Our World in Data focuses on. Our World in Data’s mission is to publish the “research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems”.


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      This website is designed to provide researchers and the general public with access to all the information that the Pitt Rivers Museum holds about the objects in its care that were collected on the famous Pacific voyages of Captain James Cook (1728–1779). At its heart is a searchable catalogue that links to the relevant records in the Museum's regularly updated online database. The site also provides information about the collectors, Joseph Banks and father-and-son Reinhold and George Forster, about the history of the collections in the form of a timeline, further readings, and a bibliography. Further materials will be added as they become available.

      The site builds on two earlier websites ('Forster Collection' (2001) and 'Pacific Pathways' (2003)), which were funded by grants from the Jerwood/MGC Cataloguing Grants Scheme 1997–98 (supported by the Museums & Galleries Commission, the Jerwood Foundation, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport); and the Innovation Awards Scheme of the Arts and Humanities Research Board (2001; award number B/IA/AN4817/APN13726).

      The new site has been made possible by the generosity of The Clothworkers Foundation in awarding a Conservation Fellowship (2012–2013) to Jeremy Uden, Deputy Head of Conservation at the Museum. It thus makes available all the previous work carried out on the Museum's Cook-voyage collections by previous members of staff and visiting researchers, as well as the conservation and research work carried out by Uden during his Fellowship.


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      An exploration of Princeton University’s historical ties to the institution of slavery

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      A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.

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      Alan MacFarlane has studied the parishes of Earls Colne in Essex and Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria, as well as other parishes, and has undertaken anthropological fieldwork in a contemporary community in Nepal. In collaboration with Sarah Harrison and Charles Jardine he has devised a method of collecting, breaking down and then reintegrating historical records in a way which makes it possible to answer some of the sociological, demographic, anthropological, geographical and other questions which interest many people. For the amateur historian or genealogist who wants to know about a village or family, the method makes it possible to find out almost everything that survives in historical documents concerning each person who lived in a village, each plot of land and house.

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      Una delle caratteristiche più evidenti della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia è data dal suo essere regione di confine  ... Un’area di frontiera è sempre terra di sovrapposizioni e quindi di incroci, nel nostro caso fra mondo latino, germanico e slavo, con alcune presenze ungheresi. Una terra quindi di complessità e di pluralità, talvolta feconde, altre volte problematiche, ma sempre difficili da raccontare. ...

      Il progetto è diviso in filoni. Abbiamo deciso di cominciare con il contesto territoriale (Ambiente, Insediamenti), con le mappe dei Confini e con i fatti (Cronologia), attivando anche alcuni Approfondimenti. Gli altri filoni, già indicati sulla Home Page, seguiranno. RegioneStoriaFVG è un prodotto aperto, in continuo arricchimento. I filoni non ancora completati, evidenziati dal colore grigio, lo saranno nel prossimo futuro.

      Progetto realizzato dall'Istituto regionale per la storia della Resistenza e dell'Età contemporanea nel Friuli Venezia Giulia Pcon il contributo della Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia ... nell'ambito del progetto "Fare e raccontare storia. Lo studio e la divulgazione della storia contemporanea per il rafforzamento di una cittadinanza consapevole", in collaborazione con il Dipartimento di scienze politiche e sociali dell’Università di Trieste e con il Centro europeo di ricerche medievali.

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      Another contribution to the field of world history, this project “analyzed the common categories used to describe and teach the Modern Middle East and North Africa in existing  World History textbooks. Based on this research, we offer robust alternatives for Grade 9-12 social studies teachers and multicultural educators that integrate new scholarship and curricula on the region. To this end, we examined the ways in which the region is framed and described historically, and  analyzed categories like the ‘rise and spread of Islam,’ the Crusades, and the Ottoman Empire. Narratives surrounding these events and regions tend to depict discrete and isolated civilizations at odds with one another. To remedy this oversimplification, our work illuminates the manners in which peoples and societies interacted with each other in collaborative and fluid ways at different political and historical junctures

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      Reti Medievali è un'iniziativa scientifica avviata nel 1998 da un gruppo di studiosi appartenenti alle Università di Firenze, Napoli, Palermo, Venezia e Verona, per rispondere al disagio provocato dalla frammentazione dei linguaggi storiografici e degli oggetti di ricerca. Dal 2001 la redazione si è allargata a studiosi di altri atenei, italiani e stranieri, pronti a confrontarsi tra loro di là dai rispettivi specialismi cronologici, tematici e disciplinari, anche per sperimentare insieme l'uso delle nuove tecnologie informatiche nelle pratiche di ricerca e di comunicazione del sapere.
      RM Rivista e RM E-Book pubblicano in internet, ad accesso aperto, con licenza Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International, esclusivamente testi e materiali vagliati (peer-reviewed) dalla redazione e da un referee board indipendente.

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      The Repertorium Academicum Germanicum (RAG) is a long-term project in the field of digital humanities that records and evaluates the biographical, social and cultural data of university scholars of the Holy Roman Empire. The prosopographic database of the RAG contains information on the elites of the medieval student body: Masters or Licentiates of Arts and graduates of the three higher faculties (jurisprudence, theology and medicine).  Additionally nongraduates from the noblity who attended an university are also taken into account.
      Not registered are nongraduate visitors of the arts faculties (scholares simplices) as well as graduates with lower degrees (baccalaurii artium).

      The aim of the RAG is to develop the history of the cultural reach of a pre-modern intellectual leadership and impulse group and to gain a comprehensive insight i
      nto the medieval origins of the modern knowledge society with around 60,000 people with 360'000 observations on their life and career paths, within the framework of an analysis of contextualized prosopography.

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      At the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media we use digital media and computer technology to democratize history: to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past.

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      The Runaway Slaves in Eighteenth-Century Britain project has created a searchable database of well over eight hundred newspaper advertisements placed by masters and owners seeking the capture and return of enslaved and bound people who had escaped.

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      The RuneS-project, „Runic writing in the Germanic languages“, is funded by the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and based at the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen. The research  programme is conducted at three research units: in Kiel, Eichstätt-Munich, and Göttingen.

      It is the aim of the project to describe and analyse runic writing in a comprehensive way, transcending the boundaries of the three groups of runic writing systems (older fuþark, Anglo-Frisian fuþorc, younger fuþąrk/fuþork), ensuring a context-sensitive theoretical approach (period under investigation: ca. AD 100-1500).

      The project explicitly regards the runic script as a system evolved in various ways over the centuries, fulfilling various communicative functions within the different historical societies it was used in.


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      Early modern nautical rutters (sailing directions) are the earliest Western documents that testify to the stable and regular lived experience of traversing the earth’s oceans on a global, planetary scale.

      Nautical rutters (and ship’s logbooks) are technical documents that collect and analyse critical information for the successful accomplishment of oceanic navigation. This includes elements of strict nautical nature (courses, distances, and latitudes), as well as information on oceanography (currents and tides), meteorology (winds and storms), geography, geophysics (magnetic declination) and the natural world.

      Their unique value lies not only in the fact that they are exceptional historical repositories of information about the world on a planetary scale but, more importantly, that they document the emergence of global concepts about the earth. In fact, no earlier documents contain information about the earth on a comparable worldwide scale. Thus, their historical value is peerless.

      ​Using these exceptional, yet poorly known sources, the main objective of this project is to write a narrative of the scaling up of a scientific description of the earth in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from the lived experience of travelling and observing the earth in long-distance sea voyages. As a preliminary task, a systematic search, identification and classification of the information contained in early modern Iberian rutters and ship’s logbooks will be performed. This will be followed by an extensive multidisciplinary study aiming at radically improving our present knowledge of the historical process that led to the formation of global concepts about the earth.​


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      I congressi degli scienziati italiani (nove riunioni durante il periodo 1839-1848) rappresentarono un’importante e stimolante occasione di incontro per gli uomini di scienza del tempo e mostrarono l’esistenza di una cultura italiana unitaria. La pubblicazione on line degli Atti dei congressi degli scienziati italiani costituisce la prima parte di un progetto che intende mettere a disposizione degli studiosi anche fonti inedite, come i manoscritti della riunione di Venezia (1847). Biblioteca digitale e mostra virtuale presso Istituto e Museo della Scienza, Firenze

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      SeaLiT explores the transition from sail to steam navigation and its effects on seafaring populations in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea between the 1850s and the 1920s. In the core of the project lie the effects of technological innovation on seafaring people and maritime communities, whose lives were drastically altered by the advent of steam. The project addresses the changes through the actors, seafarers, shipowners and their families, focusing on the adjustment of seafaring lives to a novel socio-economic reality. It investigates the maritime labour market, the evolving relations among shipowner, captain, crew and their local societies, life on board and ashore, as well as the development of new business strategies, trade routes and navigation patterns.

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      The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. The Archive contains more than 150,000 digital items, a tally that includes more than 40,000 emails and other electronic communications, more than 40,000 first-hand stories, and more than 15,000 digital images. In September 2003, the Library of Congress accepted the Archive into its collections, an event that both ensured the Archive's long-term preservation and marked the library's first major digital acquisition.

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      The need to remember often competes with the equally strong pressure to forget. Even with the best of intentions – such as to promote reconciliation after deeply divided events by “turning the page” – erasing the past can prevent new generations from learning critical lessons and destroy opportunities to build a peaceful future. [...] Founded in 1999, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (“the Coalition”) is the only worldwide network of Sites of Conscience. With over 300 members in 65 countries, we build the capacity of these vital institutions through grants, networking, training, transitional justice mechanisms and advocacy. 

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      This animated thematic map narrates the spatial history of the greatest slave insurrection in the eighteenth century British Empire.  To teachers and researchers, the presentation offers a carefully curated archive of key documentary evidence.  To all viewers, the map suggests an argument about the strategies of the rebels and the tactics of counterinsurgency, about the importance of the landscape to the course of the uprising, and about the difficulty of representing such events cartographically with available sources.  Although this cartographic narration cannot be taken as an exhaustive database—for instance, it does not examine major themes such as belonging and affiliation among the insurgents or the larger imperial context and interconnected Atlantic world— the map offers an illuminating interpretation of the military campaign’s spatial dynamics.

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      EXPLORE THE DISPERSAL OF ENSLAVED AFRICANS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC WORLD

      This digital memorial raises questions about the largest slave trades in history and offers access to the documentation available to answer them. European colonizers turned to Africa for enslaved laborers to build the cities and extract the resources of the Americas. They forced millions of mostly unnamed Africans across the Atlantic to the Americas, and from one part of the Americas to another. Analyze these slave trades and view interactive maps, timelines, and animations to see the dispersal in action.

      Henry Louis Gates introduces Slave Voyages 2.0 and some of its people: https://www.slavevoyages.org/#

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      The images in Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery. Our growing collection currently has over 1,200 images. This website is envisioned as a tool and a resource that can be used by teachers, researchers, students, and the general public - in brief, anyone interested in the experiences of Africans who were enslaved and transported to the Americas and the lives of their descendants in the slave societies of the New World. To explore locations of images using the map above, please click the colored dots. 

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      The South Seas Companion is an encyclopaedic reference guide to the history of European voyaging and cross-cultural encounters in the Pacific during the years between 1760 and 1800.

      Within the companion, you will find information about people, places and ma