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.

Search Results

Title Institution Abstract Type of Source
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.

Printed Material
Civil War Timeline National Park Service

The National Park Service presents users with an exhaustive timeline of key events and battles of the American Civil War. Each battle includes a link to a longer description of the history and outcome and often includes artwork illustrating the event.

Colección Digital Complutense Biblioteca Universidad Complutense

Digital Collection with 216,000 freely accessible documents: scientific articles, books and old prints, doctoral theses and teaching materials.

Primary Source Collection
Collection of Historical Civil War Maps Library of Congress

This website provided by the Digital Collections, Library of Congress, brings together materials from three premier collections: The Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia. Among the reconnaissance, sketch, and theater-of-war maps are the detailed battle maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss for Generals Lee and Jackson, General Sherman's Southern military campaigns, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts, all available for the first time in one place. This presentation contains approximately 2,240 Civil War maps and charts and 76 atlases and sketchbooks that are held within the Geography and Map Division, 200 maps from the Library of Virginia, and 400 maps from the Virginia Historical Society.

Collection of Historical Maps of the American Civil War University of South Florida, College of Education

This collection of 137 historical maps of the American Civil War (1861–65) provided by the College of Education of the University of South Florida, includes regional seats of the war, battle and campaign maps, and territories held by Confederate and Union forces.

Conflict Barometer, 2014ff Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research

The Conflict Barometer 2014-2019  provided by the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research includes annual reports on global conflict and their analyis, internactive maps and statistics.

Congressional Research Service Reports 'Federation of American Scientists'

Under the jurisdiction of the Libary of Congress, the Congressional Research Service conducts research for and provides analysis to Congress on a range of policy issue. Many of these reports are confidential, but the CRS does not publicize even those that are not. This independent site, created by the Federation of American Scientists, provides access to as much of this material as is possible as a public service. The site includes thematic divisions related to the whole range of national security policy, from Don't Ask Don't Tell to counterterrorism. Materials are available as fully downloadable .pdf files, and include table of contents, executive summary, and other aides. 

Primary Source Collection
Council of Europe: Treaties Council of Europe

The text of all Council of Europe treaties, their explanatory reports, the status of signatures and ratifications, the declarations and reservations made by states, as well as the notifications issued by the Treaty Office since 2005, are available on this website. Texts of declarations and reservations, as well as electronic notifications, are available in the Council of Europe's official languages only.

Primary Source Collection
Das Gedächtnis der Nation Zeitzeugenportal

Offering users access to thousands of oral history interviews, the Memory of the Nation is a project supported by the federal government of Germany and a range of private foundations. Interviews are browseable, but also divided into subject collections and chronological categories. Most relevant, perhaps, are those collections on the Holocaust and on various aspects of the Cold War–era division of the country. All site pages and materials are in German, with no English versions.

Primary Source Collection
Decolonization Resource Collection: North Africa and the Middle East National History Center

The site, “Decolonization Resource Collection: North Africa and the Middle East”, created by the American National History Center, provides a useful collection of central primary and secondary sources for learning and teaching. The focus is, however, is not on Algeria, but on the whole of North Africa and the Middle East.

Primary Source Collection
Densho Digital Repository Densho

Densho is a Seattle, WA–based group dedicated to preserving the history and testimonies of the more than 120,000 Japanese Americans who were removed from their homes and detained during World War II. A collaboration with several organizations and archives, this digital archive grants users access to a range of browseable collections, many of which represent the materials donated by a single family or, in another instance, the pages of a newspaper, The Pacific Citizen, published by the Japanese American Citizens League. Users can also browse by topic, detention facility, and name. Finding aids and some sources are in English, while some materials are in Japanese only.

Der Bildbestand der Deutschen Kolonialgesellschaft Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg Frankfurt am Main

The image archives of the German Colonial Society (DKG, 1887–1936) have been preserved as part of a project to microfilm and preserve vulnerable collections of the City and University Library of Frankfurt am Main: this online archive of some 70,000 items has been collected from those color and half-tone photographs microfilmed in the 1990s. This website has been created with the support of the library, as well as the Computing Center of the Goethe University Frankfurt and the Department of Surveying and Cartography of the Academy of Sciences, Dresden. The site includes an introductory essay explaining the activities of the DKG, as well as an archive of the photographs searchable by place and other keywords. Limited search functionality in English is available, but the site is primarily in German.

Primary Source Collection
Des poilus photographient la guerre Département de l'Ain

This site created by the archival authority of the Ain department provides access to photographs shot by French infantrymen (poilus) in World War I. It is a small but thoughtful collection, thematically subdivided into prewar and mobilization, the front, the homefront, and the postwar period, each introduced by a brief essay. Another section introduces the individual photographers. All site pages and texts are in French.

Primary Source Collection
Det Kongelige Bibliotek Det Kongelige Bibliotek

The Digital Collections created by the Royal Danish Library provides users with access to Danish works of all kinds, including books, periodicals, maps, music, and other primary sources. Other materials include manuscripts and photographs on a range of subjects. Holdings are presented in thematic collections and are also searchable. Although predominately in Danish, the site allows searches for English key words and for English–language holdings.

Primary Source Collection
Deutsches Historisches Museum / German Historical Museum Deutsches Historisches Museum

As part of its website, the German Historical Museum (Berlin) offers users a collection database that includes an extensive inventory of objects, printed material, film, etc., relating to many periods of modern German history. Entries are searchable by title, keyword, and other criteria. Site is in both English and German, although the majority of holdings are in German. The collection also includes a lot of material on the history of military and warfare in German Central Europe.

Primary Source Collection
Deutsches Textarchiv Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

The German Text Archive is a resource offering a variety of German–language texts designed to cover a range of issues and disciplines covering the period from approximately 1600 to 1900. Selected by scholars, entries are checked to ensure the accuracy of digitization and are annotated and accompanied by an appropriate bibliography. Supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the archive includes over 2,000 texts from the years indicated. Entirely in German, the site's holdings are searchable by title, text, and keyword.

Primary Source Collection
Die Kriegsranglisten und Kriegsstammrollen des Königreichs Bayern, 1914-18

Using materials from the Bavarian War Archive, this project, created by the German branch of the genealogy website Ancestry, is a digitization of the military rolls of the Bavarian units of the German Army during the First World War. The rolls contain a wealth of information recorded about individual soldiers and officers of each branch of the military, and are searchable by given name, family name, and date of birth. Full access to the records requires a subscription, but users can take advantage of a 14–day free trial. An English–language version of the search function itself can be found here and of the project description...

Primary Source Collection
DiFMOE: Digitales Forum Mittel- und Osteuropa Digitales Forum Mittel und Osteuropa

The Digital Forum Mittel- und Ost Europa pursues the goal of digitizing historical printed works, including newspapers and magazines, of multiethnic cultural landscapes of Eastern Europe, especially those with a large proportion of a German or German-speaking population. Numerous public and private partner institutions in Europe, Israel and the USA cooperated in the implementation

Primary Source Collection
digi-hub: Digital Collections Universitätsbibliothek der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Offered by the Humboldt University of Berlin, this site grants users access to a collection of the university library's digitized books, leaflets, prints etc. Materials include a range of subject headings including scholarly libraries, materials on universities, prints and images, and more. The collection totals more than 2,000 titles in all. Finding aids are in German or English, while materials are primarily in German. Interessant for the history of war and revolution is expecially the collection with prints  from the revolution of 1848-49 and the related civil war.,

Monograph/Academic Study
DigiBaeck: German-Jewish History Online Leo Baeck Institute

Created by the Leo Baeck institute of New York and Berlin, DigiBaeck is a site providing users access to digital collections about German–speaking Jews in the modern world. Total digitized holdings exceed 3.5 million pages, and include archival materials, memoirs, manuscripts, books and periodicals. They also include art, photos, and sound recordings. The site provides basic and advanced search functions, as well as browsing by the type of source. Some holdings are in English, and all collections have English-language guides and descriptions.

Primary Source Collection
Digital Bodleian Bodleian Libraries

The online archive of the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, the Digital Bodleian provides access to more than 10 million printed pages, over 1 million maps, and large quantities of manuscript and archival material. In total, some 120,000 individual entries are available, with millions more awaiting release. The Digital Bodleian includes materials on a wide range of subjects, including Western manuscripts and "oriental" texts related to—and brought back from—Britain's imperial conquests, as well as texts and images related to its twentieth-century wars. Users can search the archives by key words, browse by collections, and create their own saved collections of entries, a feature that allows tagging and annotating.

Primary Source Collection
Digital Media Repository Military History Resources Ball State University

Hosted by Ball State University (Muncie, IN), the Digital Media Repository (DMR) Military History Resources digital archive is dedicated to providing access to materials related to armed conflicts ranging from the French Revolution and US Civil War to the World Wars and Cold War-era conflicts. Resources include oral histories, films, photos, manuscripts, and other materials drawn both from the library in Muncie, Indiana, as well as international collections. Collections are classified by conflict, and include both those on themes and on individual veterans and units. Sources are also fully searchable.

Primary Source Collection
Digital Picture Archives of the Federal Archives of Germany Federal Archives of Germany

Provided by the Federal Archives of Germany, this archive contains some 200,000 of some 11 million photographs, posters, and other images from the larger collections, which date from the 1860s to the present, including the periods of World War I (1914–18), the Weimar Republic (1919–1933), the Nazi period (1933–1945), and the Federal Republic of Germany (1945/49–present). Images are organized according to chronological divisions, as well as by persons represented and geographic locations. A search feature is also available, in German, while many other site pages have English versions.

Primary Source Collection
Digital Public Library of America Digital Public Library of America

Funded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Digital Public Library of America has developed from ideas that have been percolating since the 1990s. The site launched in 2013, and aims to link collections of museums, libraries, and other repositories across the United States to make them available to teachers, students, and researchers. Presenting maps, timelines, and online exhibitions, the library's richness is in its primary sources, sorted into thematic collections and numbering at present over 14 million.

Primary Source Collection
Digitale Collecties - Geheugen van Nederland / Digital Collections - Memory of the Netherlands Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed (NDE)

Developed by the National Library of the Netherlands, Memory of the Netherlands is an image library where users can view online the collections of over 100  Dutch museums, archives and libraries. Materials include photographs, sculptures, paintings, bronzes, ceramics, modern art, drawings , stamps, posters and newspaper clippings, as well as video and audio clips. The site is searchable and browseable by various collections, including those related to war, military, and gender, and has limited English–language functionality. Two of the important themes  are the history of Durch colonialism and the antocolonial struggle against it, and the resistance against the occupation of Nazi Germany during World War II.

Primary Source Collection
Digitalisierte Sammlungen der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

A project of the State Library of Berlin, the Digitized Collections provide access to thematic collections of imaged materials on a range of issues including the military and the First World War, as well as politics, economics, theology, art, and more. The World War I collection includes field unit and hospital newspapers and other materials from the front. All site materials and search functions are in German only.

Primary Source Collection