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The British Museum
The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture situated in London. Its collections, which number more than 7 million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continen...
Deutsches Historisches Museum
The Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM, German Historical Museum) was founded in 1987 by the chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl, and the mayor of Berlin, Eberhard Diepgen, on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the founding o...
History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking. * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today. * Increases the influence of historical research over cu...
ibiblio.org
The public's library and digital archive. Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history,...
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and underst...
Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital f...
Kunsthistorisches Museum
The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna numbers among the most important European museum buildings put up during the 19th century. The monumental structure, built at the behest of Emperor Franz Joseph I as part of his expansion of...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Museum of the History of Science
The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivalled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the col...
National Archives of the United States
As the nation's record keeper, it is our vision that all Americans will understand the vital role records play in a democracy, and their own personal stake in the National Archives. Our holdings and diverse programs will be availa...
National Museum of American History
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History dedicates its collections and scholarship to inspiring a broader understanding of our nation and its many peoples. We create opportunities for learning, stimulate imaginations,...
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is an international leader in the scientific study of the natural world. Our science mission is to: * Explore the diversity of the natural world and the processes that generate this diversity. * Use t...
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery and learning about the natural wor...
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum stimulates leaders and citizens to confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity and strengthen democracy. A public-private partnership, fe...
The Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A) in London is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Prince Albert and Queen V...
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: ...

News Releases

Sources welcomes Canadians for Genocide Education
2009-03-06
Canadians for Genocide Education
CGE is a multi-cultural coalition of associations committed to equity and inclusivity in education on and commemoration of Genocide. Our focus areas are school curriculum and government funded project...
Sources welcomes Michael Riordon
2010-04-14
Michael Riordon
Sources welcomes a new member: Michael Riordon. Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio a...

Sources Select Resources

The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes
315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives.
Kahn, Andrew and Bouie, Jamelle
Article
2015
Slate.com
Usually, when we say "American slavery" or the "American slave trade," we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But North America was a bit player. From the trade's beginning in the...
Best Practices for the Social History Domain
Article
2013
The HOPE Wiki
Index page for the Best practices for the social history domain.
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
Connexions Library: History Focus Page
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, documents and other resources on historical topics.
Connexions Library: Oral History Focus Page
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on oral history.
Connexions Library: Radical and Left History Focus Page
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Fear of the People's History
England's Two Countries
Pilger, John
Article
2013
Counterpunch
England is two countries. One is dominated by London, the other remains in its shadow. They were another nation with a different history, different loyalties, different humour, even different values. ...
Historical method
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The historical method comprises the techniques and guidelines by which historians use primary sources and other evidence to research and then to write histories in form of accounts of the past.
Historical Thinking Matters
Website
Historical Thinking Matters is a website focused on key topics in U.S. history that is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical na...
History
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
History (meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the human past. History can also mean the period of time after writing was invented.
History Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
Website
Sources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to history in the Sources directory for the media.
Iraq's greatest danger yet: collapse of 'world's most dangerous dam'
Arbuthnot, Felicity
Article
2016
The Ecologist
As if Iraq has not suffered enough under Saddam Hussein, the vicious UN sanctions regime, the US-UK occupation and the depradations of Daesh, a new threat looms that could kill a million people or mor...
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
Sources News Release
Article
2012
Connexions
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
Life in Stills
Tal, Tamar
Film/Video
2011
The Heymann Brothers Films
A photo shop owner and her grandson join forces to save the shop and the nearly one million negatives that document Israel's defining moments.
The Many Roots of Christian Europe
Malik, Kenan
Article
2014
Pandaemonium
This is a transcript of a I talk I gave yesterday at the LSE Literary Festival. My thanks to Arthur Bradley who also took part and responded to many of the themes I raised here and to Danielle Sands o...
A Marxist History of the World: Making the future
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Historian Neil Faulkner concludes A Marxist History of the World by looking at what that history can tell us about the possibility for radical social change.
A Marxist History of the World part 28: The cycles and arrows of time
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Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
In Part 9 of A Marxist History of the World, we paused to discuss ‘how history works’. It would be useful to pause again to review some general lessons of the history of the ancient and medieval civil...
A Marxist History of the World part 9: How History Happens
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2010
Counterfire
The complex societies that emerged from the division of society into classes also created societies that were wasteful, violent, stagnant and crisis prone. Understanding why is the key to how history ...
The Not-So-Secret History of Capitalism
Malik, Kenan
Article
2013
Pandaemonium
This is a coda to my review of Paul Collier’s book Exodus. I questioned the moral and social arguments that Collier employs to justify his arguments, and suggested that there is often a chasm between ...
Oral history
Connexipedia Article
Article
The recording, preservation and interpretation of historical information, based on the personal experiences and recollections of the speaker.
Public history
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Public history is a term that describes the broad range of activities undertaken by people with some training in the discipline of history who are generally working outside of specialized academic set...
Rooms with a View of Russian Artistic History
Kennicott, Phillip
Article
2012
The Washington Post
Discussing the challenges for the small historic museums seeking to establish themselves in St. Petersburg.
Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Social and Labour History News
Website
Recent new from the field of social and labour history.
Three Myths of Immigration
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
Pandaemonium
Kenan Malik sets out to explain to a Canadian audience, for whom multiculturalism has a very different meaning than it does to a European one, the contours of the European debate, as well as his disag...
Why History Makes Us Important
Back to Bachima
Acuna, Rodolfo
Article
2014
CounterPunch
History has been important to me for as long as I can remember. As a child I loved hearing my relatives tell stories about the past. However, it was not until I was older that I realized that the stor...

Sources Bookshelf

After the Ice Age
The Return of Life to Glaciated North America
Pielou, E.C.
Book
1991
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Behind the Headlines
A History of Investigative Journalism in Canada
Rosner, Cecil
Book
2008
Presents the exciting history of investigative journalism in Canada, an account spanning from the nation's earliest newspapers through to the present day.
Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History
Galeano, Eduardo
Book
2012
The days of human history.
Culture of Complaint
The Fraying of America
Hughes, Robert
Book
1993
Propaganda-talk, euphemism, and evasion are so much a part of American usage today that they cross all party lines and ideological divides. The art of not answering the question, of cloaking unpleasan...
Dialogues on Cultural Studies
Interviews with Contemporary Critics
edited by Xie, Shaobo; Wang, Fengzhen
Book
2002
Thirty-three questions were asked (but not necessarily answered) of each participant, dealing with cultural studies, modernity, postmodernism, referentiality, ideology and history, post-colonialism, n...
A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
From 1900 to the Present Day
Palmowski, Jan
Book
1997
More than 2,500 entries, detailed yet concise, covering countries, individuals, political parties and movements, and events.
A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
Park, Chris
Book
2008
Contains over 8500 entries on all aspects of the environment and conservation. Embraces a broad spectrum of environmental areas including sustainable development, biodiversity, conservation, environme...
Documentary Film
A Very Short Introduction
Aufderheide, Patricia
Book
2007
Takes readers in a journey through documentary history, discussing forms as various political documentaries, musical docs, wildlife docs, and diary films.
Easily Led
A History of Propaganda
Thomson, Oliver
Book
1999
From Ancient Sumer to modern Poland, Thomson traces the use of propaganda and its influence on human events.
The Erotic Arts
Webb, Peter
Book
1975
Covers the uses of erotic themes in various branches of the arts at all times and in many civilizations.
A History of Reading
Manguel, Alberto
Book
1996
An exploration of what it means to be a reader of books.
History of Western Philosophy
And its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
Russell, Bertrand
Book
1946
A history of western philosophy in relation to its social and economic background.
The Library at Night
Manguel, Alberto
Book
2006
The Library at Night tells the story of the important role of libraries in human civilization and how books are an essential link between the individual and the world.
Long Shadows
Truth, Lies, and History
Paris, Erna
Book
2001
The Meaning of Everything
The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
Winchester, Simon
Book
2003
The Oxford Companion to Canadian History
Hallowell, Gerald (ed.)
Book
2004
Here are the basic details of the main events, institutions, places, and people in Canada's past. The topics appear to be politics, economy, education, religion, law, medicine, science, transportation...
The Oxford History of Modern War
Townshend, Charles
Book
1997
The book is a military history, principally from the defeat of the Ottoman besiegers of Vienna in 1683.
Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
There Was a Country
A Personal History of Biafra
Achebe, Chinua
Book
2012
A coming of age account, set against the backdrop of the Nigerian Civil War, or the Biafran War, of 1967-1970.
Traces of Magma
An Annotated Bibliography of Left Literature
Knight, Rolf
Book
1983
An annotated bibliography of left wing novels which deal with the lives of working people during the twentieth century.
An Unauthorized Biography of the World
Oral History on the Front Lines
Riordon, Michael
Book
2004
This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New ...
The Voice of Newfoundland
A Social History of the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland, 1939-1949
Webb, Jeff A.
Book
2008
Explores the roles that radio played in society and culture during a vibrant and pivotal time in Newfoundland's history, and demonstrates how the broadcaster's decision to air political debates was pi...
The Woman's Page
Journalism and Rhetoric in Early Canada
Fiamengo, Janice
Book
2008
A detailed study of these six women and their respective works: Agnes Maule Machar, Sara Jeanette Duncan, E. Pauline Johnson, Kathleen Blake Coleman, Flora MacDonald Denison and Nellie L. McClung. Dem...

Media

The Archivist/L'Archiviste
A free, bilingual, information-packed magazine highlighting the archival resources and services of the National Archives of Canada.
BC Business
The most widely read business publication in BC
BC Studies
The exploration of BC's cultural, economic and political life - both past and present.
Canada's History Magazine
Aimed at general readership about Canadian history. Formerly The Beaver.
Canadian Ethnic Studies
The history and cultural life of ethnic groups in Canada. Each issue contains articles and research notes, book reviews, opinions, memoirs, bibliography and creative writing.
Canadian Historical Review
Analysis of the ideas, people and events that have molded Canadian society and institutions. Canada's past is examined from a vast and multicultural perspective.
Canadian Journal of History
All fields of history except the history of Canada. Each issue features articles and reviews by leading scholars about themes and controversies in historical writing.
Canadian Notes & Queries
Journal for those interested in Canadian studies. Articles, essays, memoirs, and reviews.
Cap-Aux-Diamants
For those interested in the history of Quebec.
Discovery Channel
The world is just awesome! With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery Channel reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. Discovery Channel offers ...
Discovery Science
As part of one of the most recognised TV networks in the world, Discovery Science is dedicated to providing the most entertaining, intriguing and fun content all in the name of science. We'll be un...
Historia
A French-language history channel that provides Qu‚bec productions, documentaries, historical films.
History
Social history magazine written from a North American perspective.
History Television
Offers historical documentaries, movies and original programming from Canada and around the world. Also offers some non-historical programming relating to military, science and technology.
Journal of Baha'i Studies
Refereed, scholarly articles. Written in three languages.
Kayak
Kayak: Canada's History Magazine For Kids. Geared to 7-12 year olds. Includes comics, short articles, original games and jokes, designed to make discovering Canada and its stories fun and memorable.
Labour
A bilingual journal holding no rigid position on the definition of labour. The editorial board hopes to foster imaginative approaches to both teaching and research in labour studies through an open ex...
Left History
An interdisciplinary journal of historical inquiry and debate.
Legion Magazine
Specializing in Canadian history. For the ex-service community and the 50+ market.
Muse
Written by museum professionals for peers, volunteers, students and afficionados. Contains news, commentary, in-depth articles and book reviews.
National Geographic Channel Canada
Features documentary and human interest programming that explores the natural world around us. The service is based on the world famous National Geographic Magazine.
ROM
Magazine by Royal Ontario Museum. Articles on science, art and archaeology with regular editorial columns. All content concentrates on the research and collections of the ROM.
SBTN (Saigon Broadcasting Television Network)
A Vietnamese language channel. Offers programming to keep Vietnamese Canadians connected with their culture and identity. Includes news, talk shows, sports, children's programming, entertainment, var...

Government Ministries & Agencies

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
The statutory advisory body to the Minister of the Environment and, through the Minister, to the Government of Canada on the commemoration of nationally significant aspects of Canada's history.


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