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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
Onderwijs: Digitale tentoonstellingen Nationaal Comité

A collaborative project of the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the War Resouces Network, and several other partners, the World War II Platform is a repository of Dutch resources relating to the war. Materials are organized into special collections exploring the experiences of prisoners, homosexuality under occupation, hostages, material culture, invasion, and liberation. Other thematic collections explore the prewar situtation, politics and economy, resistance, Dutch overseas colonial posessions, and other related issues. All site materials are in Dutch.

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Oorlogsbronnen (War Sources) Dutch Institute for War Documentation is the starting point for anyone who wants to know more about the Second World War in the Netherlands. The history of the war is hidden in millions of original photographs, objects, letters, administrations, diaries, posters, newspaper reports, film footage, etc. These 'silent witnesses' come from the scattered collections of hundreds of archive institutions, museums, memorial centers and libraries at home and abroad. On the available war heritage of more than 250 organizations is linked together around events, places, persons and themes. thus forms a central online access to original sources, information and knowledge about the Second World War. All site pages are in Dutch, although some of the linked sites have English–language versions.

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Our Shared Legacy: World War II and "The Joint" AJJDC

The archives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, this site contains a photo archive and exhibitions on a range of topics ranging from its origins during World War I through World War II and to the present. The collections are searchable by name and full text, and also allow the search of photograph collections. The collections are extensive, comprising some 2.6 million digitized pages, 67,000 images, and a database of some 500,000 names.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History Ludden, David

The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History is a dynamic, innovative, comprehensive, self-reflexive online research encyclopedia, which provides access to state-of-the-art research and also links readers to the full range of internet resources for research and teaching, including audio, visual, video materials, digitized archives, and other primary sources.Contributors to the ORE are professional historians, independent scholars as well as faculty at institutions around the world. Their essays provide a comprehensive overview of each subject and a brief historiography that will indicate how scholarship has been developing and locate their own contribution within it. The ORE is therefore not only a guide to scholarly work, but an organized, interactive, ongoing effort to advance scholarship in the internet age, when historical understandings of Asia are changing dramatically. By collecting scholarship on all dimensions of Asian History, the ORE seeks to overcome the...

Paprik@2f (Portail Archives Politiques Recherches Indexation Komintern et Fonds français) Agence Nationale de la Recherche

Financed by France's National Agency of Research and created by the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, the Georges Chevrier Center and the French National Archives, Paprik@2f is a project designed to expand study of Communist movments both in France and internationally during the period from 1917 to 1947. It offers researchers and the public access to archival materials, news on events, publications, archival guides, and digital humanities initiatives on the issue. Materials are drawn both from sources in France as well as archives as far afield as the Comintern archive in Moscow. All pages are in French, as well as German, Spanish, and Portugese, with some English-language access. 

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Parallel History Project on Cooperative Security (PHP) Center for Security Studies

The Parallel History Project on Cooperative Security (PHP, the former Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact), provides new scholarly perspectives on contemporary international history by collecting, publishing, and interpreting formerly secret governmental documents.In response to the declassification of NATO records and the growing availability of documents from archives in Eastern and Central Europe, PHP as a cooperative undertaking of more than twenty partner institutes brings together leading Cold War historians, archivists, and government officials. The findings are presented to the specialist academic community at conferences and published both in print and on the PHP website.

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Parnassus Scientiarum Andrea Scotti

The project Parnassus Scientiarum is the synthesis of two complementary projects. The first aims at providing a digital catalogue of the Waller Collection of history of Science and Medicine kept at the Uppsala University Library . The second aims at providing a new and more appropriate physical order and, when needed, a restoration of the whole collection.

The first phase of the catalogue, began in January 2000, has been completed in August 2000. In this interlocutory phase the users are provided with a digital catalogue of the Italian manuscripts (nearly complete) and of a certain number of French, Swedish and Danish manuscript and inconographic documents. Altogether the documents available in digital form are about 2000.

Thanks to the application of a relational data-base called Pinakes, the users will be able to consult the catalogue in an interactive way. He or she will be able to input suggestions and corrections right from the beginning of the...

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Peace and War in the 20th Century McMaster University Library

Created by McMaster University Libraries (Hamilton, ON), this interactive, thematic website Peace and War in the 20th Century presents two parallel curated collections, "Waging Peace" and "Waging War" to audiences, especially students and teachers. Built around case studies, the collections present materials from the university library's archives about various thematic aspects of the topic, ranging from nuclear disarmament and women peace activists, on the one hand, to the home front and women at war, on the other. Each case study concentrates on a specific group, individual, or event during a particular war. With an emphasis on ordinary lives and experiences, the project proposes to shed light on the causes of the world wars and other conflicts; the role of governments and of war resisters in influencing public opinion; ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, be they soldiers or resisters. Yet the project also attempts to shed light on famous cases, including the...

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Peacekeeping Fact Sheet United Nations Peacekeeping

Provides statistics about UN Peacekeeping operations worldwide from the beginning. Data are updated regularly, but the site also provides access to more extensive reports and other documentation. 

Periodici Digitalizzati Polo Biblioteca di Pisa

This collection of ten digitized serials was created by Polo Library of the University of Pisa. It provides access to full digital images of the publications, organized chronologically. Users can also perform full-text searches on individual publications or the whole collection. The date ranges of most periodicals relate to the wars for Italian independence of the mid-nineteenth century, although some also continue into the era of World War I and the rise of fascism. All periodicals are in Italian, but the page has an English language feature.  

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Physicians for Human Rights (PHR): Library Physicians for Human Rights

This website, created by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), provides users with access to materials of the international nongovernmental organization, which seeks to investigate and document human-rights abuses, particularly by providing specialist expertise. It also seeks to aid persecuted or threatened health workers, prevent torture, document mass atrocities, and hold accountable those who committ torture and sexual violence, attack on civilians, use force during civil unrest. In English and in Arabic, the site offers thematic collections on many of these areas including advocacy, forensic analysis, and asylum. Activities have been global in scope, including in conflicts in Colombia, Honduras, Libya, Mexico, Peru, and Sierra Leone.

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Poland in Photographs, 1939-1944 New York Public Library

Created by the New York Public Library, this digital collection of photographs from Poland during World War II includes collections of images of prewar Poland in 1939, of Polish military and political figures, of the underground and the government in exile in London, and of Jewish children. Images are browseable by theme and fully searchable, with English langauge metadata.

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Portugal 1914–1918 Instituto de História Contemporânea

Created by the Institute of Contemporary History of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Nova University of Lisbon to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war, the Portugal 1914 portal is a public history initiative to both educate and facilitate commemoration. Drawing materials from archives, libraries, universities, museums, schools, and municipalieis, as well as contributions by experts and the general public, the program is designed to provide a broad audience with access to online exhibitions, primary source materials, news on academic conferences, and links to additional resources. All site pages are in Portuguese, although there is an English–langugage version of the main page and some materials have been translated.

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Powers of Persuasion: Poster Art from World War II The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Hosted by the National Archives and Records Administration, this site is an online version of an extensive exhibit at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, from May 1994 to February 1995. Its emphasis is on posters used to persuade, and includes related primary source material from official manuals and other sources on the US Government's strategy to mobilize public support for the war effort, including popular songs and sayings from the era of World War II. The comparatively small number of posters are arranged into thematic collections, which are provided with brief explanations. Individual posters can be readily viewed in higher-resolution versions. A few other sources, including audio files of popular songs are also included.

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Primary Sources: Wars & Conflicts Christopher Newport University, Trible Library

This site by the Library of the Christopher Newport University provides access to primary and secondary sources on conflicts and wars, ranging from the crusades to modern times terrorism.

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Princeton University Digital Library Princeton University

Composed of materials drawn from the Princeton University Libraries, the Digital Library features thematic collections on a range of historical events and eras, including the civil war in Guatemala, the Chinese Revolution, the American Revolution, and more. Showcasing distinctive holdings of the library, the collections have been fashioned to serve the needs of research and teaching at Princeton. Materials include sheet music, photographs, drawings, newspapers, books, manuscripts, and other materials. In addition to the thematic collections, a multi-term search function facilitates users' access to individual holdings.

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Prints, Drawings & Watercolors from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection Brown University Library for Digital Scholarship

This project, created by the Brown University Library Center for Digital Scholarship, offers users access to thousands of prints, drawings, and watercolors from the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection. Concentrating on the period from the 17th century to World War II, it has a particular emphasis on illustrations of military uniforms and dress, as well as portraits, photographs, posters, and other materials. All are accessible both via a thematic browsing capacity, basic search, and a multi-term advanced search function. The collection is based on its founder's collection, which was donated to the library, which began to be accumulated in the mid-twentieth century. It includes, in addition to the thousands of books, albums, and sketches, some 6,000 miniature lead soldiers. It includes materials collected after World War II from Germany, Russia, Britain, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. In addition to Europe, some materials relate to the British Empire, especially...

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Prisoners of the First World War: The ICRC Archives International Committee of the Red Cross

This site has been created by the International Committee of the Red Cross to provide access to its archive of information about prisoners of war and civilian detainees during the First World War. Belligerent powers registered such detainees with the ICRC, meaning that the archive contains the name of some 5 million of the estimated 10 million such individuals. In addition to the database searchable by name, the site includes collections of postcards from camps, first-hand accounts, and documents related to detention. Postcard collections include France, Italy, Germany, North Africa, and the United Kingdom/British Empire. The site also has a French–language version.

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Records of the Parliaments of Scotland Scottish Parliament Project

The Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 (RPS) is a fully searchable database containing the proceedings of the Scottish parliament from the first surviving act of 1235 to the union of 1707. The culmination of over ten years’ work by researchers from the Scottish Parliament Project based in the School of History at the University of St Andrews, the online edition seeks to make this key historical source freely available to all in a technologically advanced and user-friendly format.

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Regesta Imperii Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur

The REGESTA IMPERII (RI) chronologically record all activities evidenced by documents or anything else of the Roman-German kings and emperors from the Carolingians up to Maximilian I (ca. 751-1519) as well as of the popes of the early Middle Ages and High Middle Ages in the form of German “Regesten” (abstracts).The starting point of the undertaking is strongly connected with the name of the Frankfurt municipal librarian Johann Friedrich Böhmer (1795-1863), who began the collecting and publishing the deeds of the German Kings and Emperors in 1829. Originally intended to function as a preliminary work of the “Monumenta Germaniae Historica”, the REGESTA IMPERII developed into an independent basic work after Böhmer, which has long proven to be indispensable in the field of medieval studies. This is mostly due to an extended regesta concept, which included an exact reproduction of the regesta’s form and content as well as of the historiographic messages in short form.

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Revelations from the Russian Archives Library of Congress

An online version of an exhibition held in 1992, soon after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the sudden opening of its previously secret archives, this site offers images of both that historical moment, and of documents then unearthed about the more distant past. Culled from the archives and organized into collections on subjects ranging from terror to repression, the small selection of documents is presented both as digitizations of the original documents and in English translations. A second collection of documents relates to relations between the Soviet Union and the United States from the 1920s to the 1960s.

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Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan

The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) was established in Kabul in 1977 as an independent political/social organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights and for social justice in Afghanistan. The founders were a number of Afghan woman intellectuals under the leadership of Meena Keshwar Kamalwho, who in 1987 was assassinated in Quetta, Pakistan by Afghan agents of the then KGB in connivance with fundamentalist band of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. RAWA’s objective was to involve an increasing number of Afghan women in social and political activities aimed at acquiring women’s human rights and contributing to the struggle for the establishment of a government based on democratic and secular values in Afghanistan. Despite the suffocating political atmosphere, RAWA very soon became involved in widespread activities in different socio-political arenas including education, health and income generation as well as political agitation. [RAWA]

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