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World History Subject Guide (archived): Best of the history web

World history websites

The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
Use the “History by Place” option to find material on a specific country or region.

Victorian Web

A Vision of Britain Through Time
A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001. Including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions.

Women in World History
A project of the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

Connected Histories: British History Sources, 1500-1900
A search engine that connects a number of digital historical archives from around Britain.


Timelines: Sources from History, from the British Library

World Timelines
"Places 2,000 artefacts from museums around the British Isles in their geographical and chronological context. The Timeline Viewer (requires Flash) lets you navigate using interactive maps and timelines."

Resources on race in America

Charleston Syllabus from the African American Intellectual History Society

Readings to help educators teach about racial issues, inspired by the shootings in Charleston, SC in June 2015, providing valuable information about the history of racial violence, and contextualizing the history of race relations in the U.S.


from Intute provides


A free online tutorial to help university students develop their Internet research skills.


Historical map websites, list from the University of Texas libraries

TimeMap of World History, map-based history timelines, now offering apps

Old Maps Online, a gateway to historical maps online

Map History/History of Cartography gateway

David Rumsey Map Collection from Stanford
Historical map collection with over 76,000 maps and images from the 16th century on.

Time period resources

NINES: Nineteenth-Century Scholarship Online.
"A scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first." Aggregating over 990,000 peer‑reviewed digital objects from over 115 federated sites.
Especially helpful on medievalism in popular culture

Sets of links

Best of History Web Sites from

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence: World History

Internet History Sourcebooks Project out of Fordham University. Includes

Internet Public Library: History

Internet Sources for Classical Philology, Ancient History, Pre- and Early History, Byzantine Studies, Medieval and Neo-Latin Philology

Links for the history profession from the Organization of American Historians

Multimedia Educational Resources for Online Education: Learning Materials: History

SISYPHOS "provides access to Classical Archaeological, Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptological websites"

Voice of the Shuttle: History from UC Santa Barbara

Guide to online resources for world history

Cultural heritage sites

Project aiming to digitally capture cultural heritage sites of the world.  Lots of images.