History Workshop is a digital magazine of radical history. It has recently revamped its website. It provides free access to online image of radical digital images. It also provides access to short informative podcasts (currently featuring Corinne Fowler from the School of Museum Studies) discussing radical history topics. Some articles are available online free.
A new mapping on the Layers of London site which has been curated by the Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative It provides a key mapping of areas of London which are of significance to the history of Muslims in London. It includes biographies of key figures. Only contains 6 entries at the time of blogging.
From the LSE Archives, this collection comprises documents about or created by people or organisations that have a relationship to the countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.The site includes online exhibitions, biographies of key staff and student figures uncovered and links to primary source documents relating to them. […]
BL Medieval manuscripts has now digitised documents relating to the trial of Joan of Arc. They comprise two manuscripts Egerton MS 984 https://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Egerton_MS_984 a second trial held after the appeal of her mother Stowe MS 84 https://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Stowe_MS_84 This twitter thread provides expert commentary
A teaching resource from Box of Broadcasts aimed at increasing the employability of students from a number of degrees, including management and History. Topics covered include spotting opportunity, marketing, corporate social responsibility, product diversification and customer loyalty. Three sectors are examined: fashion and beauty, food and drink and IT.
An addition to the online digital collection. Over 240 rare medieval and early modern manuscripts are now available from the early manuscripts website. A treasure is the ‘Borthwick Girdle Book‘ a 15th-century astronomical and medical almanac that could be placed on a belt when folded up so was very portable . There are also, stunning […]
Medieval and Renaissance Women project: digitised manuscripts The British Library is in the process of digitising many of its manuscripts, rolls and charters connected with women from Britain and across Europe, and made between 1100 and 1600. Examples include: Christine de Pizan Le Livre des faits d’armes et de chevalerie Prayer books illustrations The project is […]
The Ukraïnica platform has been created by the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University. It aims to create a site to encourage the teaching of Ukrainian history and culture through offering a space for the exchange of syllabi and course materials. Users can browse time periods and subject areas and get some suggested reading lists. These […]
Open access collection from the University of Illinois Slavic Reference Collection. It forms part of an ambitious on-going project to make all of the books listed in Svodnyi katalog russkoi knigi grazhdanskoi pechati XVIII veka digitally available. Digitized books have been curated from the Russian National Electronic Library (RusNEB). Currently more than 400 available
A new BT archive; the second world war diary of W.G. Radley, Assistant Staff Engineer which reveals work with Bletchley Park and the use of eavesdropping equipment. The site has transcripts and some recorded material and offers insight into the development of technology as well as its political history.