Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Connected Histories

Connected Histories provides a single point of access to a wide range of distributed digital resources relating to early modern and nineteenth-century British history. It allows structured searching by names, places, and dates and provides access to millions of pages of text, hundreds of thousands of words and tens of thousands of maps and images. With the click of a mouse, researchers can find rich bodies of evidence for virtually any topic in British history; whether royal weddings, parliamentary reform movements, famous criminals, or the lives of plebeian Londoners.

It incorporates the following digital sources:
  • British History Online
  • British Newspapers 1600-1900
  • Charles Booth Online Archive
  • Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540-1835
  • London Lives, 1690-1800
  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online, 1674-1913
  • Origins Network
  • Parliamentary Papers
  • Printed Ephemera from the Bodleian Library
  • Strype's Survey of London
The resource will grow substantially over time as new sources are added. Access the resources here. Stay up to date on all of JISC's digitisation activities for universities and colleges at the digitisation blog.

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