Search Websites by Keywords

The keyword search in the collection of websites allows users to look for websites on the subject of gender, military and war that provide access to Online collections of primary sources, educational resources and Online encyclopedia. The collection primarily includes websites provided by public institutions like archives, bibliographies, foundations, libraries, museums, research institutions or universities. The focus of the collection is on the wars of the twentieth century, especially the First and Second World War, because for them much more websites are available. Most of the included websites are in English, French or German.

Users can search for these websites by using one or a combination of two and more, keyword for their search. They can search for major wars, time periods, regions or countries. In addition, a thematic keyword search is possible, which is based on a selection of broad terms defined by the editors of the Oxford Handbook of Gender, War and the Western World since 1600 edited by Karen Hagemann, Stefan Dudink, and Sonya O. Rose (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2020). They represent some of its central themes and questions. For information on the various keywords and tags associated with the Bibliography, Filmography and Webography, go to About the Search Options.

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Title Institution Abstract Type of Source
British Diplomatic Oral History Programme Churchill College Cambridge

The British Diplomatic Oral History Programme provides users access to a collection of oral-history interviews of British Diplomats collected since 1995 through a project approved by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The interviews are offered as downloadable text transcripts of the recordings, and represent a range of experiences, postings, conflicts and issues. The site also offers access to a range of documents held by the college on a range of security and foreign policy issues.

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British History Online Institute of Historical Research

A digital library of printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, British History Online concentrates on the years between 1300 and 1800. Aimed at students, teachers, and researchers globally, it provides searchable, annotated, full-text digital versions of sources across the whole range of potential subjects, including women and war. The library also provides handy subject guides and aides for citation. Featuring an updated interface, the site's collections continue to grow. Founded by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust in 2003, the library contains over 1,270 volumes.

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British Pathé British Pathé

A media company with a century-long history, British Pathé has made available a large archive of footage, such as newsreels, comprising some 85,000 films, as well as stills, all dating from the years between 1896 and 1976. Among other newsworthy subjects, the archive includes film of major events, historical figures, and related issues. The entire archive is available to view online for free via the British Pathé website and YouTube channel. It is searchable and browseable, as well as available in curated collections on subjects such as World War I, the Revolutionary Period in Ireland, and World War II.

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British Printed Images to 1700 Michael Hunter

British Printed Images to 1700 is a digital library of prints and book illustrations from early modern Britain. The core of the project is the database, a fully searchable library of several thousand printed images. The image records have been organized in such a way that copies and variations of the same print are gathered together within a single record. Prints can be searched for by producer, by name of person depicted, and by subject, and it is possible to combine various search criteria. The subject search is based on a systematically organized thesaurus arranged by topic.

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Call to Arms: Communist Ephemera of Madrid during the Spanish Civil War University of California at San Diego

Throughout the Spanish Civil War, both sides of the conflict used propaganda in various forms to justify their political and social programs and to garner support for their side of the conflict. While the Nationalist government chose radio its main means of propaganda, organizations in Republican Spain, relied primarily on print and visual media for their war propaganda. The exhibit on this website focuses on the printed ephemera of the Partido Comunista de España (PCE) and affiliated groups produced in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War. Throughout the conflict, the PCE emerged as one of the prominent organs of propaganda in Madrid and, in collaboration with other communist and socialist organizations as well as youth and women's groups, the PCE flooded Madrid with a barrage of printed ephemera throughout the war.

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Campaign Atlas to the Great War United States Military Academy West Point

Created by the United States Military Academy West Point, this collection provides downloadable digitizations of several dozen maps examining both large-scale movements of major campaigns during World War I and their details on all fronts, including Eastern, Western, and beyond.

Canada’s Siberian Expedition University of Victoria

Created by the University of Victoria (BC), Canada's Siberian Expedition aims to raise public awareness of the Canadian Expeditionary Force to Siberia which, at the close of World War I, sent more than 4,000 soldiers from Canada's West Coast to Vladivostok, on Russia's Pacific coast, in a failed bid to aid an Allied strategy to defeat the revolutionary state established in 1917 by the Bolsheviks. Presented in English, French, and Russian, the site consists of a searchable database of photographs and documents related to the Expedition, as well as texts explaining experiences of soldiers and the reasons for Canada's actions, as well as their results, context that makes the site a resource for teachers and students.

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Canadian Great War Project Marc Leroux

Privately run, the Canadian Great War Project is a database of materials on individual soldiers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), which fought on many fronts, in particular the Western Front in France and Belgium, during World War I. It also includes extensive statistics, reference information, and many other related materials. The database contains over 150,000 individual soldiers, and its available to the public.

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Canadian War Museum Online Exhibitions Canadian War Museum

The Canadian War Museum's online exhibits feature modules on Canada's involvement in major wars from 1812 and the Boer War to both World Wars, as well as the country's membership in NATO. Each exhibit features photos and objects with text descriptions, as well as essays on subjects ranging from life on the front lines to the home front. The site also features a full-scale French–language version.

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Canadian War Poster Collection McGill University

Created by McGill University Library Digital Collections, the Canadian War Poster Collection offers digitizations of 250 Canadian posters from World War I and World War II, drawn from the university's special collections. Typically designed to aid recruiting and financing campaigns, the posters reached mass audiences, but today are of interest to students, teachers, and researchers. The site includes an extensive introduction providing background and context on the posters and their uses. The holdings are searchable by keyword, war, artist, and purpose, and the site also includes an artist index. All site materials are available in English, as well as in French translation.

Canvas of War: Masterpieces from the Canadian War Museum Canadian Museum of Civilization

Major artists recorded the important contribution made by Canadians in both world wars. Like the soldiers they depicted, artists saw comrades and brothers die. They marched over corpses, suffered through deafening bombardments and endured inhumane conditions. The paintings in this exhibition are their legacy, a first-hand account of "how it was."

Catálogo de la Biblioteca Nacional de España National Library of Spain

To find out what the Biblioteca Nacional de España has, the fundamental tool is the Web Catalog, which currently provides bibliographic records of more than 3,000,000 different works, and the location of 7,000,000 different copies. The Catalogue contains information on: monographs, journals and periodicals, manuscripts and personal archives, drawings, engravings and photographs, maps and plans, video recordings, sheet music and sound recordings. Searchable in Spanish or English. 

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Catálogo | Biblioteca Universidad de Sevilla University of Sevilla

Library catalogue for the University of Sevilla in Sevilla, Spain. Can be searched in Spanish and English. 

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Centenaire 14-18 Archives of Ardèche

Created by the archival authority of France's Ardèche department for the centennial of World War I, Centenaire 1914–18 is a site offering digitized holdings of the departmental archives related to the war. The collection features interactive 3D maps of military medical training from 1915, documents concerning military recruitment, full-text versions of local press coverage of the war, lists of men from the Ardèche who received veterans’ recognition, and a collection of drawings of the front. All materials and site pages are in French. Collections are searchable and/or browseable. The site also includes links to other useful European sites about the Great War.

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CENTENNIA Historical Atlas Centennia Software

CENTENNIA is a map-based guide to the history of Europe and the Middle East from the beginning of the 11th century to the present. It is a dynamic, animated historical atlas including over 9,000 border changes. The map controls evolve the map forward or backward in time bringing the static map to life. The maps display every major war and territorial conflict displaying the status of each region at intervals of a tenth of a year. The maps reflect actual "power on the ground" rather than internationally-sanctioned or "recognized" borders.

Center for Jewish History Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History illuminates the history and culture of the Jewish people by fostering public access to and engagement with the world’s largest archive of the modern Jewish experience outside Israel. The collections of the five partners of the Center comprise over five miles of archival documents in dozens of languages and alphabet systems, over 500,000 volumes of books, and thousands of artworks, objects, textiles, and recordings, all spanning 5,000 years. 

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Center for Jewish History Digital Collections American Jewish Historical Society

The Center for Jewish History Digital Collections is a searchable online database featuring digital facsimiles of items from the library, archive and museum collections of the five partner institutions of the Center for Jewish History: The American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, the Yeshiva University Museum and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Numbering in the tens of thousands, the materials include books, photographs, prints, posters, oral histories, manuscripts, and more. All are browseable by holding institution, as well as by type. Allows for simple and advanced searches. All site pages and finding aids are in English, while materials are in a range of relevant languages.

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Center for Systemic Peace Center for Systemic Peace

The Center for Systemic Peace (CSP) was founded in 1997. It is engaged in innovative research on the problem of political violence within the structural context of the dynamic global system, that is, global systems analysis. The Center supports scientific research and quantitative analysis in many issue areas related to the fundamental problems of violence in both human relations and societal-systemic development processes. The focus of CSP research is on the dynamics of and opportunities for Managing Complexity in Modern Societal-Systems and the real possibilities for a global systemic peace, that is, minimizing the resort to and the effects of political violence in the world as a whole. As such, it provides visitors to this site with databases, case lists, and analysis on a range of inter-state wars, civil conflicts, coups, and mass violence dating from the mid-twentieth century to the recent past. All materials are in English.

Centropa: Preserving Jewish Memory - Bringing History to Life Centropa

Centropa is a nonprofit historical institute dedicated to Jewish family and individual stories from Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans. The site's content includes photographs, thematic exhibitions, recipes, and other materials. Perhaps most important are the interviews collected primarily in Vienna of individuals from across the region who survived the Second World War and settled in the city. The site has English, German, and Hungarian versions, and many materials have been created or translated into English. 

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Charting the Nation: Maps of Scotland, 1550-1740 Edinburgh University Library

The Charting the Nation image collection includes a wide variety of single maps and maps in atlases and other bound books, together with important manuscript and printed texts relating to the geography and mapping of Scotland from 1550 to 1740 and beyond. The site contains invaluable source materials for the study of the history of cartography, architectural history, genealogy, military history, environmental history and archaeology, amongst many other disciplines. Over 3,500 high resolution images are currently available.

CIRCE: Catalogo Informatico Riviste Culturali Europee Università degli studi di Trento

CIRCE, an acronym in Italian for Computerized Catalogue of European Cultural Periodicals, denotes a project to digitize twentieth-century periodicals from Europe's cultural sphere and make them publicly accessible. It includes indexes and full texts of periodicals in Italian and other periodicals. Continuing to expand, CIRCE also organizes seminars and publications. Created with the aid of both the government of Trento and the University of Trento, CIRCE includes several thousand entries on European culture, as well as collections on poetry and Futurism. Site is primarily in Italian, although some main pages offer English translations.

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