About - Contributing Sites
The core of World History Commons is comprised of digital world history projects developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media from 2003 to 2018. These were individual projects are organized around specific topics and many were only possible with generous funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities.
Children and Youth in History
With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanties, the Children and Youth in History website was designed to help teachers and students learn about young people throughout history by providing access to information about the lived experiences of children and youth from multiple perspectives.
Women in World History
Women in World History reflects three approaches central to current scholarship in world history and the history of women: an emphasis on comparative issues rather than civilization in isolation, a focus on contacts among different societies, and an attentiveness to "global" forces, such as technology diffusion, migration, or trade routes, that trascend individual societies.
Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution
This site provides an accessible and lively introduction to the French Revolution as well as an extraodrinary archive of some of the most important documentary evidence from the Revolution, including 338 texts, 245 images, and a number of maps and songs.
Amboyna Conspiracy Trial
This site examines a famous 17th-century conspiracy trial involving Japanese mercenaries, Dutch officials, and English merchants. Designed for teachers and students interested in European empire, the place of Japan in global history, and the politics of torture and waterboarding.
Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives
Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives presents an in-depth look at life in the Soviet Gulag through exhibits featuring original documentaries and prisoner voices, an archive filled with documents and images, and teaching and bibliographic resources that encourage further study.