The Spanish Company - London Record Society 9
An edition of documents of the revived seventeenth-century company. It includes the Register Book for 1604-6, the charter of 1605, and the Book of Oaths, Acts and Ordinances. Published by kind permission of the London Record Society.
Lancashire Assize Rolls: 4 John - 13 Edward I
A calendar of assize rolls for Lancashire for the thirteenth century, preserved in The National Archives. Originally published in two volumes by the Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (volumes 47 & 49, 1903-5).
Memorials of London and London Life - In the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries
A series of extracts from the early archives of the City, arranged in chronological order. Much of the material is drawn from the Letter Books of the City.
Parish Fraternity Register - Fraternity of the Holy Trinity and SS. Fabian and Sebastian (parish of
Contains: the rules of the fraternity; lists of members; accounts; memoranda and; a cartulary of deeds from the thirteenth century. The register begins with the foundation of the fraternity in 1377, and continues until its dissolution in 1548.
Survey of London: volume 35 - The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garde
An account of the history and buildings of these two prominent London establishments, from their origins in the seventeenth century to the twentieth century.
Survey of London: volume 28 - Brooke House, Hackney
An account of Brooke House in the parish of Hackney. Built in the fifteenth century, it was held by, amongst others, Thomas Cromwell. Used as an asylum between 1759 and 1940, it was demolished as a result of bomb damage in 1954-5.
Bristol Town Duties - A collection of original and interesting documents [etc.]
Extracts of key primary sources illustrative of the local taxation of the town of Bristol, from the thirteenth century onwards. Published with the kind support of the Bristol Record Society.
The Barrington Papers, volume 1 - Publications of the Navy Records Society, vol. 77
Selections from the papers of Admiral the Hon. Samuel Barrington. They include: his early Order Books; a private letter book; his Journal, and several other papers. Together they relate to the period from 1747 to 1799.
University of Wyoming digital initiative
This excellent website, from the University of Wyoming, presents a number of collections of visual resources on American history. The attractively designed and easy-to-use website has, as of September 2009, eighteen collections with over 20,000 images available. Each collection can be browsed easily, and some limited information is presented on one or two of the collections. The images vary quite greatly from issues over racial segregation and protest in the latter 1960s to collections of ima
American Jewish year book
This website, publishing the American Jewish Yearbook from 1899 to 2007 is from the American Jewish Committee Archives (AJC Archives). The American Jewish Yearbook is regarded by some as the authoritative account of trends and happenings in Jewish society. The website is very simple to use: the yearbooks are split into 20 volume blocks (e.g. volume 1-20, covering the years 1899 to 1999 and so on) at first, and then further subdivided into the yearly publications. Each of the yearly volumes is
Understanding the South, understanding modern America: the American south in regional, national, and
This website, from the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, at the University of Manchester, presents free online access to details of a conference held at Manchester in May 2008 on 'Understanding the South, Understanding Modern America: The American South in Regional, National, and Global Perspectives'. The website presents information about the conference's programme and some background details. Of more significance, however, is the information presented on each speaker and paper presente
Macau : a selection of cartographic images
Part of the American Memory collections from the US Library of Congress, the online exhibit of maps of the former Portuguese colony of Macau contains historical maps and views of the island from 1665 to 1991. Maps are grouped by historical period, and the bibliographic information for each image can be displayed by clicking on its thumbnail view. Users can also zoom in on map detail and can download images in MrSID format. The website also features a textual introduction to the collection, inclu
Plastics historical society
This is the website of the Plastics Historical Society, a partner in the JISC Museum of Design in Plastics Digitisation Project. Along with a wealth of information about the Society and its activities, the website contains a Virtual Museum which offers a useful timeline and a variety of exhibits on horn and different types of 20th century plastics. There is a useful 'Caring for Plastics' page which may interest conservators - this can be found in the 'Experiencing Plastics' section. There are
Historians of islamic art association
This is the website of the Historians of Islamic Art Association, formerly known as the North American Historians of Islamic Art (1982-1993), and also as the Historians of Islamic Art (1996-2006). The website contains Association news, details of symposiums and opportunities, an annual list of major publications in the field, and a listing of current and recent exhibitions likely to be of interest to the membership. Past Association newsletters and the membership contact list are only availab
International index to black periodicals
'International Index to Black Periodicals Full Text' is an electronic database that provides access to citations and abstracts from scholarly journals and newsletters published in the United States, Africa and the Caribbean, as well as 'full-text coverage of core Black Studies periodicals'. Access is granted to all interested institutions and individuals on the basis of an annual subscription fee. The index covers a wide variety of humanities and social sciences subjects, including visual arts,
Warwick-Duke humanities project
This Web page outlines an AHRC-funded collaboration between the University of Warwick (UK) and Duke University (USA). The project's title is 'Beyond utility and markets: Articulating the role of the humanities in the twenty-first century' and it aimed, through two 2009 research workshops, to "examine the role of the humanities in the twenty-first century from the perspectives of the academy and the wider world", in particular ways of measuring and articulating the contribution humanities make to
Asia rising : Japanese postcards of the Russo-Japanese war (1904-05)
Asia rising : Japanese postcards of the Russo-Japanese war (1904-05) is an online exhibition of postcards from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It is one of the units in MIT's Visualizing Cultures online project, which combine scholarly commentary with images to present social and cultural history in a very accessible but authoritative way. A long essay by American historian John W. Dower examines the war and its representation in postcar
Nippon in the world
Nippon in the World is an online exhibition of historical materials and images from the National Diet Library, Japan, accessible in largely parallel Japanese and English versions. The site is divided into three broad sections: scenic mementos of Japan (paintings, illustrations, woodblock prints and photographs covering the 17th to early 20th centuries and by Japanese and foreign artists); a virtual recreation of the Japan pavilion at the Vienna International Exposition in 1873; and modern Japane
This website publishes a digital catalogue of the objects in the Dinajpur Museum, Bagladesh. Clicking on "object search" displays a search form that can also list by categories all objects in the museum. For each artefact, a short description and a small picture is displayed. Clicking on the "show details" button will open a popup with the full record and several colour pictures (if available) of the chosen artefact. The museum "possesses various categories of objects including some rare and int
North American British music association
This is the website of the North American British Music Association, which aims to study... "British Music from all time periods on the North American continent". At April 2010 there are a useful set of newsletters from 2005 to 2009, and these are freely available in HTML format. The newsletters contain scholarly reviews and conference reports, as well as short essays. Example titles of short essays from the Newsletter include: 'A Royal Course: Examining British Culture and History Through a Mo