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
La Mission du Centenaire / The Centenary Partnership Program La Mission du Centenaire

"The Mission of the Centenary" is a rich and diverse collection of French primary sources concerning the First World War, assembled by a public commission charged with presenting the the anniversary to the public. Created in 2012 by the French government and under the supervision of the Secretary of State for Veterans and Memory, its mission is to facilitate commemorations of the war, which it does in partnership with a broad range of museums and institutions across France. The site is available in French, English, and German, and its exhibits present materials in each language. The largest number and richest collections of primary sources are located in the French–language section of the site. The following seven ministries contributed to the website: Foreign Affairs, Army, Culture and Communication, Interior, Research and Higher Education, Tourism, as well as six public institutions and two national associations.

Primary Source Collection
La Repubblica Archive La Repubblica

Hosted by the Italian newspaper itself, this site offers a searchable full-text archive of the newspaper, a center-left daily with its origins in the post–1968 Italian left, dating back to 1984. Site and materials are in Italian only.

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La Repubblica Romana del 1849 Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Rome, Italy

On this Italian website  La Repubblica Romana del 1849 (The Roman Republic of 1849) for the first time, thousands of documents are collected and made available (newspapers, pamphlets, notices and loose leaflets, manuscripts, the fund gathered by the historian Giuseppe Spada) owned by the Library of Modern History and Contemporary in Rome. These are materials that are difficult to find and of fundamental importance for historical studies, published between the election to the papal throne of Pius IX (1792-1878) in 1846 and his definitive return to Rome in 1849. The collection thus covers the period of the European Revolution of 1848/49, which was in Italy also the period of the first War of Italian indpendence from the Habsburg monarchy and the unification of the Italian nation.

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Lawyers for Human Rights: Publications Lawyers for Human Rights

This website offers users access to reports by Lawyers for Human Rights, a non-governmental, non-profit organization that advocates for human and socio-economic rights, particularly in southern Africa. Based in Johannesburg, the organization partners with civil society and government organizations to pursue change. Fully in English, the site offers thematic collections of materials related ongoing campaigns which include problems of statelessness, prisoners' rights, labor organizing and activism, land & housing and refugees & migration. Reports and materials are also text-searchable.

Primary Source Collection
LBJ Presidential Library National Archives and Records Administration

The official website of the LBJ Presidential Library, this site offers researchers access to finding aids and digital materials relating to Johnson's presidency (1963–69). The Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos and 5,000 hours of recordings from President Johnson's political career, including about 643 hours of his recorded telephone conversations. Accessible records include a collection of oral histories, photos, daily records, and policy documents, as well as the Pentagon Papers.

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League of Nations Photo Archive Indiana University, Bloomington

Although the League of Nations, founded in 1920 in Geneva ceased to exist in 1946, its archives and historical collections survive as invaluable resources for historical research. This digital archive, created at Indiana University includes the League of Nations Overview of Photo Collections with photos of: Personalities (e.g. Woodrow Wilson, Haile Selassie), Assemblies, Councils, Delegations, Commissions, Conferences, the Secretariat, the Permanent Court of International Justice, the Bureau International du Travail, and miscellaneous photos. The originals of the photos are held with the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) Library, League of Nations Archives Sub-Unit and are its property. Also included are several illustrated books about the League. The collections are divided according to subjects, which include people, assemblies, councils, delegations, commissions, conferences, the Secretariat, the International Labor Bureau, and more. Each is both browseable and searchable,...

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Leiden University Libraries: Digital Collections Universiteit Leiden

Provided by Leiden University (Netherlands), the University Library's Digital Special Collections archive offers users access to visual and textual sources including maps, photos, books, and manuscripts, as well as an editorial apparatus and digital exhibitions on specific themes. The collections' search feature allows for English language searches, although many of the items in the collection are presented primarily in Dutch.

Monograph/Academic Study
LeMO - Lebendiges Museum Online / Living Museum Online Stiftung Deutsches Historisches Museum

LeMO - Lebendiges Museum Online is the most important German online portal on German history developed by the Stiftung Deutsches Historisches Museum, the  Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland and the Bundesarchiv. Maps, images and other media including videos, documents, objects, biographies of important individuals, and  eyewitness reports are together with explanatory texts organized along an interactive timeline. LeMO covers the period from the early 19th century to the present in chronological chapters that refflect the most important political periods from the German Federation and the German Empire, the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich to the two post-war Germanies. Its multiple sides and subjects invite users to discover and explore German history.  LeMO learning and the LeMO search include together a total of more than 9085 pages: that include 900 chapter pages, 5,500 object pages, 50 videos, 900 biographies, 600 contemporary witness...

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Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Men and Women in the US Military: Updated Estimates Gates, Gary

This research brief uses new data from the American Community Survey and the General Social Survey to provide updated estimates of how many lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (LGB) are serving in the US military. It also updates estimates of the cost of the US military’s “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy.

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité: Exploring the French Revolution American Social History Project, City University of New York

Created by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (George Mason University) and the American Social History Project (City University of New York), with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Florence Gould Foundation, the project Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité: Exploring the French Revolution includes both essays introducing the subject, a timeline of events, and a glossary of terms. Associated primary documents include 338 texts and 245 images, as well as maps and songs. First launched in 2001 under the guidance of historians Lynn Hunt (University of California, Los Angeles) and Jack Censer George Mason University), the site continues to function.

Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs Library of Congress

Presented by the the Library of Congress, this digital archive contains the collection of photographs of rank-and-file Civil War soldiers, both Union and Confederate, amassed since the 1990s by the Liljenquist family. Donated to the library, the collection is of interest to the public, students, and teachers, but also to researchers interested in a range of features in the photograph from the common to the unique. Rare images include Navy personnel, African–American soldiers, and portraits with families. In addition to the ambrotypes and tintypes, the collection also includes several manuscripts, patriotic envelopes, photographs on paper, and artifacts related to the Civil War. Entries include meta tagging linking to similar portraits, as well as downloadable enlarged images. Additionally, the collection is fully searchable.

Primary Source Collection
London Lives 1690 to 1800: Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis Robert Shoemaker

London Lives makes available, in a fully digitized and searchable form, a wide range of primary sources about eighteenth-century London, with a particular focus on plebeian Londoners. This resource includes over 240,000 manuscript and printed pages from eight London archives and is supplemented by fifteen datasets created by other projects. It provides access to historical records containing over 3.35 million name instances. Facilities are provided to allow users to link together records relating to the same individual, and to compile biographies of the best documented individuals.

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Male-on-Male Sexual Violence in Wartime: Human Rights’ Last Taboo? Del Zotto, Augusta

This paper on male-on-male sexual violence in wartime was presented at the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), in New Orleans, LA, 23-27 March 2002 and published online by the authors. It explores the near-total inattention to the male victim of sexual violence. The authors try to explain it with reference to a broad panoply of actors, with distinct but converging interests. They argue that we need to understand on the one hand why the subject has been designated as a ‘taboo’ by political elites, international organizations (notably the United Nations and its offshoot, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia) and non-governmental organizations as well. And on the other hand, we need to account for the general failure of feminist scholarship and activism to incorporate the issue in its analysis. Only then can some sense of the specific institutional challenges be gleaned, i.e. the key actors and discourses that buttress the wall of...

Manifesto Project Fondazione Gramsci Emilia-Romagna

Financed by a long-term funding grant from the German Science Foundation (DFG) as MARPOR (Manifesto Research on Political Representation), the Manifesto Project provides the scientific community with parties’ policy positions derived from a content analysis of parties’ electoral manifestos. It covers over 1000 parties from 1945 until today in over 50 countries on five continents. On this website you find the Manifesto Project Dataset containing the parties' policy preferences generated by the project. You also find coded and uncoded election manifestos of the parties in the dataset as well as information and links to many applications for the dataset, related projects and publications etc. The larger program studies the programmatic supply of parties, the relation between parties and voters, the role of parties in parliament, and the translation of party programmes into policy output.

Primary Source Collection
Manzanar Free Press Manzanar Free Press

Created by the University of Minnesota Libraries, this archive provides users with access to digitized images of the Manzanar Free Press, a newspaper published by Americans of Japanese descent interned at the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California, which operated between 1942 and 1945. Editions are browseable by chronology and searchable by keyword. Each entry contains searchable metadata related to publication dates. It appears that all editions are in English.

Primary Source Collection
Map of the Battle of Algiers Wikipedia

This map of the Battle of Algiers (1956–57 ) shows the Muslim quarters, the European quarters, and attacks by the the Algerian National Liberation Front (Front de Libération Nationale, FLN), as well as French counterattacks during the Algerian War.


Mapping the Vietnam War Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Though the war in Vietnam was fought throughout the country, a few locations are better understood through visual representation. This interactive map was created by the Pritzker Military Museum and Library to help students explore crucial elements of the Vietnam War, and uses propaganda posters, aerial and ground photos, and primary documents to illustrate events in addition to a map showing the events’ geographical locations.

Marchand Archive Roland Marchand

The Marchand Archive is a collection of more than 15,000 images and a growing number of document-based lesson plans from the collection of Roland Marchand, a scholar and author who cofounded the History Project at the University of California at Davis to improve history education, kindergarten through university. This site brings together the original Adventures in Roland Marchand’s File Cabinet (1999) and the Marchand Image Collection (2001). In 2007, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the image collection was expanded with contributions from UC Davis History Department faculty. Many of these images, digitized from slides, are not available elsewhere. The expanding collection of lesson plans developed by teacher leaders, graduate students, and staff, encourage students to apply their analytical skills to a set of primary sources from which they can deduce and explain events from the past.

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