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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.

Search Results

Title Institution Abstract Type of Source
First World Duffy, Michael

Created by enthusiasts for a general readership, this site provides users with overviews of major figures and events, maps, and digital text versions of documents. It also contains sections on various other aspects of the war, including art and literature, weaponry, photoessays on monuments and battlefields, and other resources.

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First World War: A Global View The National Archive

This website allows students to explore the global impact of the First World War through an interactive map, which highlights key events and figures in countries from Aden to Zanzibar. Drawn directly from records at The British National Archives, the map goes beyond the trenches of the Western Front and shows how the war affected different parts of the world. The First World War: A Global View is part of the First World War 100 Programme, which currently focuses on the contributions of countries and territories from the British Empire and Europe in 1914. The National Archive will continue to develop the map over the next three years, to show more countries and territories across the Middle East, the Americas, Africa and Asia.

Flight and Rescue: Gallery of Photographs, Artifacts, & Testimonies United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This special exhibit has been created in collaboration with the US Holocaust Memorial and Museum (Washington, DC) to tell the story of some 2,100 Polish Jews who successfully fled through the Soviet Union to Japan, Shanghai, and beyond before the Holocaust began in 1941. It offers users access to testimonies, photographs, and artifacts, which are browseable and searchable. Owing to the particiaption of Dutch and Japanese diplomats in these escapes, the site also presents exhibition materials in Russian, Dutch, Japanese, and Chinese.

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Fondi e Raccolte: Istituto per la Storia e le Memorie del '900 Parri Emilia Romagna - Biblioteca Digitale Istituto Storico Parri

A project of the Parri Historical Institute, Emilia-Romagna, this digital library provides users with access to materials digitized for preservation related to twentieth-century history. Collections include books, manuscripts, photos, posters, sound and video, and are searchable and browseable. All site pages are in Italian, while materials are primarily Italian with other European languages represented. 

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Foreign Relations of the United States: Historical Documents Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State

The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Increasingly, the volumes are available as downloadable ebooks. Foreign Relations volumes are ordered chronologically and thematically, and are full text searchable. They contain documents from presidential libraries, Departments of State and Defense, National Security Council, Central Intelligence Agency, Agency for International Development, and other foreign affairs agencies as well as the private papers of individuals involved in formulating US foreign policy. In general, the editors choose documentation that illuminates policy formulation and major aspects and repercussions of its execution.

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Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies Yale University Library

In existence since 1981, the Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies has preserved film of interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses in New Haven, CT since 1979, and the originals have been deposited at the Yale University Libraries. Since then, the collection has grown to more than 4,000 testimonies comprising over 10,000 hours of footage, all compiled by more than 35 projects across North America, South America, Europe, and Israel. Users must create an account for Yale University Libraries' special collections and complete a request to conduct research with these materials.

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FRANKLIN Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

FRANKLIN is a virtual research room and digital repository that provides free and open access to the digitized collections of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum. Comprising more than 800,000 pages and 2,500 photos, holdings are related to the life and presidency of Roosevelt, as well as the activities of Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as of other important figures of the Roosevelt Administration. Materials are both searchable and browseable.

Frauen in Bewegung 1848-1938: Biographien, Vereinsprofile, Dokumente Österreichische Nationalbibliothek

Created by the Austrian National Library, Women on the Move, 1948–1938 is a project offering biographies and documents on the women who shaped the history of the Habsburg monarchy of Austria–Hungary and then, after 1918, interwar Austria, as well as profiles of the organizations these women founded. Resources are divided into collections defined by organization, individuals, publications and other criteria. Users can also access a timeline of events and substantive essays offering context. All materials are in German.

French Revolution Chronology and Teaching Pack with Contemporary Prints University College London, Art Museum

The Art Museum of the University College London has compiled a timeline of the French Revolution, not only noting the key events of the conflict that changed the face of Europe, but also including a sidebar of corresponding artwork illustrating many of those events, both from contemporary and more current artists. The Teaching Pack with Contemporary Prints makes accessible a wide range of visual and textual resources for exploring the French Revolution in both Britain and France. Works include both pro-revolution and anti-revolution caricature prints produced in France and Britain, such as prints of male and female sans-culottes, the destruction of the Bastille, the death of Marat and the execution of Louis XVI, portrait prints of revolutionary figures from the Tableau Historique (a series issued in instalments in the early 19th century) and a sheet of post-revolutionary bank notes.

Graphic Material
French Revolution Timelines and Maps 'Alpha History'

Alpha History, an Australian-based group with academically trained authors and contributors worldwide, has compiled a collection of timelines and maps connected to the French Revolution. It includes detailed timelines of the years 1789 to 1795 and maps of France prior to the Revolution, an ecclesiastical map of France in 1789 so students can compare the changes made to church structures after the conflict, a map with special focus on the French provinces, and a map illustrating the local governments throughout the country at the time of the Revolution

gahetNA nationaal archief

A project of the National Archive of the Netherlands (Nationaal Archief), offers users access to millions of photographs, government documents, private letters and historical maps. In addition to sources on everyday life, the archive also contains unique documents from Dutch history dating back centuries. Searchable and offering full-text resources, the site also provides commentary and essays. Although primarily in Dutch, the site offers considerable English–language functionality.

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Garibaldi and the Risorgimento Garibaldi & the Risorgimento Archive

Created by the Brown University Library and its Center for Digital Scholarship, the Garibaldi Panorama and the Risorgimento Resource Explorer provides a digital archive for study and teaching of the life and exploits of a key actor in the processes of Italian unification, Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807–1882). In addition to the digitized panorama viewable on the site, users can access some 4,000 archival entries, including newspaper stories, illustrations, written accounts, and other primary sources, most of which are tagged to a specific scene in the panorama. Materials are primarily in Italian, but French, English, German and other languages are represented by several hundred entries. No full-text search feature.

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Gemeente Amsterdam Stadsarchief Amsterdam City Archives

Created by the Amsterdam State Archive, this site allows users access to a range of collections on the city and its history. Under the heading of special collections, note those on the First World War and the African Slave Trade. All site pages and materials are in Dutch.

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Gender Mainstreaming: An Overview United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women

Gender mainstreaming was established as a major global strategy for the promotion of gender equality in the Beijing Platform for Action from the Fourth United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. Mainstreaming works to situate gender equality issues at the center of analyses and policy decisions, medium-term plans, programme budgets, and institutional structures and processes. This publication discusses new findings regarding Gender Mainstreaming and its application in specific contexts such as policy analysis, research, or technical assistance before discussing institutional development for gender mainstreaming. [Foreword.]

Monograph/Academic Study
General Washington in the American Revolution: Interactive Timeline 'George Washington’s Mount Vernon'

Videos, paintings, and primary documents bring this interactive timeline to life, giving students access to both textual and visual explanations of key events leading up to and during the American Revolution. The timeline covers the period 1775-1781 and was created by Mount Vernon, George Washington’s former home, owned and maintained in trust for the people of the United States by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union, a private, non-profit organization.

Genocide Archive of Rwanda Kigali Genocide Memorial

Created by a nongovernmental organization, the Genocide Archive of Rwanda is a large database of materials about the 1994 genocide against the country's Tutsi population. The digital collections include more than 8,000 photographs, videos, and archives documenting events before, during, and after the genocide, including reconciliation and recovery efforts. The collections are both browseable and searchable and include collections of first-person testimonies, of maps, and more. Although the site has an extensive English–language version, many materials, especially documents, are in French.

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Genocide Studies Program Yale University

The Genocide Studies Program at Yale University's MacMillan Center concentrates on interdisciplinary, comparative, and policy-oriented research into genocide and provides training to those in regions affected by modern genocides. Its historical research concentrates on the Holocaust, the genocides in Bosnia and Darfur, and on colonial and indigenous genocides. Resources available on the website include audio and video, bibliographies, databases, maps, and other materials, as well as links to related materials off site. Each historical and contemporary genocide is introduced by a brief introductory essay and is accompanied by a bilbiography and list of the program's publications.

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Genre et guerre Fauroux, Camille

This website is a "scientific watch book" of sorts, gathering and analyzing those issues that cut across gender and war. Gender is interpreted by the website's authors in a broad sense, as a critical knowledge of the power relations between men and women. It therefore includes studies on women, but also masculinities, gender relations, and sexualities. Likewise, through war, one must understand both world conflicts and colonial wars, civil wars or even war anthropology. The authors attempt to tackle these concepts as broadly as possible, without placing any chronological and geographical restrictions.

George H. W. Bush Presidential Library George H. W. Bush Presidential Library

The official site of the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library provides visitors with access to a range of public and declassified records on a range of issues, including national security policy. These include groups of policy documents, directives, and other forms of record, as well as thematic collections on important issues including the 1990–91 Gulf War and relations with the People's Republic of China. 

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German Propaganda Archive Betwerk, Randall

Hosted by Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) and created by Randall Bytwerk, an emeritus professor of communications, this site offers users access to propaganda materials, as well as manuals for how to create it, published in Germany during the Nazi period and the period of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). Materials are organized chronologically and thematically. Materials are translated into English text, making this a useful resource for students and teachers.

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