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
Canadian Letters and Images Project Vancouver Island University

The Canadian Letters and Images Project, supported by Vancouver Island University, the Canadian War Museum, and the Governor General of Canada, is an online archive featuring Canadians' war correspondence. Ranging from pre-1914 wars, including the American Civil War, it has individual collections on all major twentieth-century wars. Its emphasis is on the everyday and on the rank-and-file, as opposed to military or civilian leaders. Providing students, teachers, and researchers with access to letters, as well as diaries, photographs, and related materials, the site's holdings are both browseable by collection and text searchable. The project, as it states, pursues the objective of putting a "human face to war" through materials provided primarily by private citizens and families, which are digitized and returned to their owners.

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Canadian War Museum Canadian Museum of History

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 (Montreal) Library Digital Collections, the Canadian War Poster Collection offtes 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.

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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."

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Centenaire 14-18 Archives of Ardèche

Created by the archival authority of France's Ardèche department, Centenary 1914–1918 is a site offering digitized holdings of the departmental archives related to World War I. 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. Our 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.

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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) promotes research on and quantitative analysis of political violence around the world. 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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Claremont Colleges Digital Library Claremont Colleges

The Claremont Colleges Digital Library (CCDL) is an online archive of documents, photographs, objects, interviews, personal papers, manuscripts, and other primary source materials on a wide range of topics, including historical issues. Of particular interest may be those on women and work in the United States and Great Britain in the early twentieth century, and the suffrage movement in the US, Britain, India, Japan, and beyond. The whole is accessible via a basic search, while individual collections are indexed according to multiple appropriate criteria.

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