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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
Historical Archives of the European Union European University Institute

The European University Institute (EUI) is a unique international center for doctorate and post-doctorate studies and research. The Historical Archives preserves and makes accessible in a central location the archival holdings of the European Union Institutions. In addition, the HAEU collects private papers of key European politicians, high-ranking EU officials and individuals involved in the process of European integration as well as the archives of pro-European movements and other organizations with a European scope. The collection materials consist mostly of copies of archival documents from private collections, foundations and National Archives, and Diplomatic Archives of Ministries of Foreign Affairs. 

Primary Source Collection Fachinformationsdienst Geschichtswissenschaft Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Since 2016, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has been funding a specialist information service (FID) for the subject of history, which is managed by the Bavarian State Library and the German Museum in Munich - the latter responsible for the history of technology, natural sciences and the environment. In close dialogue with historians, " - Fachinformationsdienst Geschichtswwissenschaft" is building a digital range of information on the entire spectrum of historical studies, which, in addition to the basic supply at university and other academic libraries, creates optimal conditions for historical research in Germany. This includes the acquisition and indexing of specialized literature, be it printed or digital, and access to it. In particular, the FID provides so-called FID licenses for a group of registered FID users in the form of databases, electronic journals and e-book offers.

Historische Quellen: Rechtsextremismus / Historical Sources: Right-wing Extremism Bibliothek der Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

The website FES-Netz-Quelle of the library of the German Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung focuses on right-wing extremism in the interwar period, from the early 1920s to the mid 1930s. It provides important texts from the right-wing movement to make them accessible for historical analysis, which are chronologically arranged on this website. The selection illustrates the holdings of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung library. Any use of these documents beyond private use or the preparation of individual teaching or teaching units, in particular commercial use, is not permitted without the explicit consent of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Clicking on the documents leads to additional keywords and a download option in PDF format.

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Holocaust Rescue and Relief Andover-Harvard Theological Library

Jointly funded by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, DC) and the Centre de documentation juive contemporaine (Paris) and hosted by the Andover–Harvard Theological Library, this site provides users with access to the records of the Unitarian Service Committee, established in 1939 and responsible for efforts to aid victims of World War II in Europe by providing food, clothing, medical care, and support for immigration to the US. The digitized boxes of documents comprise some 238,00 documents and 3,100 photographs, and include collections related to the committee's executive as well as individual case files.

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Holocaust-Era Assets National Archives

This site provides access to the records held by the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA, College Park, MD) on assets looted during the Holocaust and subsequently located, recovered, and returned. The primary stimulus for recent interest in these issues came only in the 1990s with the discovery of Swiss bank accounts and gold looted by the Nazis, but it has expanded to include cultural artifacts, art, and other monetary instruments. NARA actively aids researchers and implements the 1998 Nazi War Crimes Records Disclosure Act, a federal law requiring declassification and disclosure of materials related to Nazi war crimes and war criminals. The collection includes a digitized version of the finding aid and online versions of a number of relevant publications.

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Holy See: Official Website of the Vatican Holy See

An official online publication of the Holy See, this site provides users with digital texts of a variety of documents related to the activities of individual popes. Users can browse a chronological listing, which leads, where relevant, to a page with categorized documents on a range of issues. A separate archive page takes users to collections of historical documents, including those relevant to the Second World War. Many pages and materials are translated into English, with Italian, Spanish, and other languages also represented.

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Human Rights Watch: Reports Human Rights Watch

This website offers users access to reports and other information created by Human Rights Watch, a respected global nongovernmental organization concentrating on a range of human rights issues. The archive of reports dates back to 1982, with extensive coverage of issues, conflicts and problems since 1991. They include, among many others, issues of torture, detention and armed conflict, but also discrimination based on sex, gender identity and sexual orientation. The site also contains video reports, photo essays and a section reporting outcomes of HRW advocacy. All site materials are in English, but there are also versions in a range of other European and global languages.

I Remember Drabkin, Artem

Created with support from the Russian Federation's Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communication, this site offers readers a selection of first-person narratives collected and interviews taken in recent years about everyday experiences of World War II in the Soviet Union. It includes not only male soldiers, but also women combat soldiers, as well as nurses and other noncombat personnel. 

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Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library

During World War II, the U.S. Command and General Staff College's primary mission was to train large numbers of captains and majors to be staff officers in battalions, brigades, divisions, and corps. To that end, the Army provided copies of documents produced by field units to the College. This archive, the Combined Arms Research Library, provides users with searchable and browseable access to operations orders, after-action reports, intelligence analyses, logistics appraisals, and similar documents. The library has also recently partnered with several Army educational and historical organizations, whose collections appear here.

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Imperial War Museums Imperial War Museums

A partially government-funded set of five museums across the United Kingdom that relies on donations, the Imperial War Museums offer digital collections arranged according to type of source: books, art, documents, films, exhibitions, and more. The collections are keyword searchable, and aim to be comprehensive about twentieth- and twenty-first century conflicts involving Britain, the Commonwealth, and other former imperial posessions. Concentrated less on the history of individual units, service branches, or campaigns, the museums emphasize the everyday life of individuals through their diaries, letters, and other materials.

Important Concepts Underlying Gender Mainstreaming United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Part of a broader UN examination of gender mainstreaming, this page provides clarity on the related concepts of gender and equality.

Improvement of the Status of Women in the United Nations: Report of the Secretary-General (2019) United Nations Secretary-General

In response to General Assembly resolution 72/147, this website provides access to the report on progress made in the representation of women in organizations and agencies of the United Nations system from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.

In Whose Name? A Critical View on the Responsibility to Protect Obenland, Wolfgang

The concept of the “Responsibility to Protect (R2P)” is one of the ideas that have evolved the fastest in the contemporary international normative arena. R2P affirms that states and governments do not only have a right to sovereignty, but also a responsibility to protect their populations, and that the international community must take action when states fail to uphold this responsibility. R2P has quickly moved up the ladder of international law, from an emerging idea in the late 1990s to its official formulation over the turn of the century. At the same time, skeptics and critics have raised concerns about the concept, arguing that it is a veil for self-interested interventions by major powers and a threat to international peace and security. This report outlines the concept’s key elements and describes how it came into being (Part I). The report then explores the concept’s positive aspects (Part II) and its problems (Part III). During our research, a gap in the literature around...

Interactive Maps for the First Indochina War and the Vietnam War OmniAtlas

OmniAtlas provides interactive timelines with accompanying maps portraying wars in Indochina. The timelines and maps show the main events of the conflicts with a short description of each event.

Website: First Indochina War

Website: Vietnam War

Interactive Timeline of the First World War Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich

The International Encyclopedia of the First World War, an English-language virtual reference work on the First World War, has created a vibrant, informative interactive timeline illustrating key events of the First World War with primary documents and artistic depictions of battles, treaties, and life on the home front.

Interactive Timeline with a Global Map on World War II American Battle Monuments Commission

This interactive timeline with a changing global map on World War II from the prewar to the postwar period is provided by the American Battle Monuments Commission. The site has a strong focus on the United States' involvement in the conflict and central battles of the US Armed Forces.

Interactive Vietnam War Timeline with Primary Document The National Archives and Records Administration

The National Archives has a wealth of records and information documenting the U.S. experience in the Vietnam conflict. These include photographs, textual and electronic records, audiovisual recordings, exhibits, educational resources, articles, blog posts, lectures, and events, as well as an interactive timeline that documents the key events of the Vietnam War.

Interactive World War I Timeline with Maps and Primary Documents Library of Congress

In partnership with the Library of Congress and UNESCO, the World Digital Library has compiled dozens of primary documents and photographs to create an illustrated, interactive timeline of the First World War. Propaganda posters, Arab language newspapers, military publications, and photographs taken within and of the actual conflicts throughout multiple battle sites combine in a timeline to create a realistic and compelling learning tool for students of the Great War.

International Atomic Energy Agency Bulletin International Atomic Energy Agency

This site contains an archive of publications by the International Atomic Energy Agency dating back to 1958. These scientific and technical publications include international safety standards, technical guides, conference proceedings and scientific reports, as well as the general interest IAEA Bulletin, factsheets and topical booklets. All materials and site pages are available in English.

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International Center for Transitional Justice: Publications International Center for Transitional Justice

The website of the International Center for Transitional Justice offers access to the international nonprofit organization's publications on efforts to address the effects of human-rights violations or other forms of state-sponsored violence by building civic trust. The reports reflect the range of the center's activities, which involve institutions and civil society groups attempting to further processes of truth, accountability, and redress for past abuses. The materials include a range of reports, fact sheets, newsletters, research papers and other analytical publications, all of which are searchable and browseable. The site and its publications are in English.

International Committee for the Red Cross: Resource Centre International Committee of the Red Cross

This site provides access to reports on issues arranged thematically and geographically, all prepared by the International Committee of the Red Cross, which concentrates on providing aid to those suffering from, among other crises, armed conflicts. These include archived materials, a digital library, databases, annual reports, and other materials dating back through the twentieth century. The archives are of special potential interest, as they contain links to collections of ICRC materials dating back to the First World War. All site materials are in English and a range of other world languages.

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International Crisis Group International Crisis Group

An independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict, the International Crisis Group had created this website to provide access to reports, briefings, newsletters, and press accounts of conflicts ongoing. Thematic sections include those on humanitarian and refugee crises, women and gender, peace and reconciliation, and jihadist movements. The materials can be browsed by region and country, as well as a section on global issues, but also accessed via a full-text search function. The site and reports are in English.

International Institute of Social History Archives International Institute of Social History

The International Institute of Social History collections comprise archive, library and audio-visual material with a thematic emphasis on social and emancipatory movements. The Institute holds over 4,000 archives, more than 1,000,000 printed volumes, and an equivalent number of audio-visual items including posters. In addition, the site has handy collection guides to a range of topics both thematic (anarchism and anti-apartheid movements) and geographic (Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union). Many materials are available in English and the English–language site is extensive.

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Internet Archive Internet Archive

A nonprofit created to construct an internet library, the Internet Archive offers permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections. These collections are organized according to subjects, among which are the WWII Archive, National Security Internet Archive (NSIA), and Audio Archive.

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Internet History Sourcebooks Project History Department, Fordham University

The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly for educational use. Primary sources are available primarily for use in high-school and university/college courses. From the outset the site took a very broad view of the sources that should be available to students and as well as documents long associated with a "western civilization" approach to history also provides much information on Byzantine, Islamic, Jewish, Indian, East Asian, and African history, including many documents especially relevant to women's history and LGBT studies.

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