Monday, September 26, 2005

Buff Ten

Ten Things for the History Lovers

1. The Ancient Library --'s Tim Spalding is posting both scans and text from important reference works in the public domain. Just getting off the ground but wowing me already.

2. The History Channel Online -- the only TV channel I can stand to watch besides the weather. Discussions, this day in history, timelines, maps, you name it, it's here.

3. The American Social History Project's History Matters site -- designed for teachers and students but terrific for researchers, too.

4. History News Network.

5. One I'm always yelling at people to go check out,

6. The Library of Congress -- offers so much history in so many great ways, like their American Memory site, which provides free, open access to: "...written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience...These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning."

7. Steve Mintz's Digital History -- American history site, with "an up-to-date U.S. history textbook; annotated primary sources on United States, Mexican American, and Native American history, and slavery; and succinct essays on the history of ethnicity and immigration, film, private life, and science and technology."

8. D.W. Mosser's History of the English Language page -- all you ever wanted to know about how English evolved, sorted on a linguistic developmental time line.

9. PBS's internet site always has great history stuff relating to their programming and more.

10. University of Colorado's Top 25 Internet history sites -- Georgetown's excellent Medieval Labyrinth site and 24 more.


  1. And, if you absolutely, positively have to have a quote by Demosthenes or Aeschines or any one of a dozen authors of antiquity, there's the Perseus Digital Library ( I'm just a big 'ol history geek ;)

  2. Anonymous1:31 AM

    What a great set of resources - thanks for posting them! I'd already had two of these, but most of them were unknown to me before.

    Thanks for such a great blog entry, as always.

  3. I have to add the Royal Armouries:-

    I just love the idea of a museum and educational resource that has grown out of the leftovers of royal military equipment since the middle ages.

    It's not just a museum - it's the actual Royal Armoury.

  4. No, no, don't do this to me. I MUST finish the CONTEMPORARY mystery, not get sucked into researching the historical I have in my queue. ;)

    Great links. Thanks, Sheila.

  5. Anonymous1:07 PM

    Sheila, thank you so much for the links...more wonderful things to look at. You might be amused by this it's the illuminated manuscripts in the British Library. Marvelous stuff in there, and some of the close ups are clear enough that you can read the text.

    Great entry today, thank you.

  6. Be still my heart! Great links. Thanks for posting them.


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