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Wooden Printing Press, c. 1750
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Printing Press

This 1750 wooden printing press is quite similar to the earliest ones invented in Europe in the mid-15th century, which revolutionized communication through the rapid increase and accessibility of information. Print began with individual metal letters placed by hand in special grids.

Hand drawn map showing landforms and sea
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French Renaissance Paleography

This website is a compilation of manuscripts from France through 1300 to 1700, which come from a variety of sources, such as legal documents, contracts, or calligraphy books.
Cvliacanae, Americae regionis, descriptio. Hispaniolae, Cvbae, aliarvmqve insvlarvm circvmiacientivm, delineatio. Credit: dLOC
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Digital Library of the Caribbean

Educators, students, and scholars interested in understanding the strategic conflicts between European powers, the experience of Africans during the transatlantic slave trade, the emergence of the modern capitalist system, and the rise of neoliberalism would find in dLOC a wealth of content to draw
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Project Vox

Project Vox is an online, peer-reviewed guide for instructors, students, historians, and scholars to explore the works of early modern women philosophers and incorporate them in their teaching, learning, and research.
World War I era map of Europe
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Historiana

In the current age of more and more digital learning, the e-learning activities are undoubtedly a brilliant way to achieve higher level thinking in the classroom.
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Biblioteca Digital Hispánica (Hispanic Digital Library)

...the Biblioteca Digital Hispánica is a well-organized, highly searchable, and remarkable platform for a wide audience, including instructors, students, researchers, and the general public. Historians interested in Spain’s cross-cultural encounters in Europe, Asia, and the Americas will
Close-up of the bull seal from the Indus Valley Civilization
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A History of the World in 100 Objects

Overall A History of the World in 100 Objects is a great resource to teach world history through visual culture in an accessible and succinct format for both school and college-level classes.
Circular medieval painting of a man raising his right arm
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Res Obscura

Functioning primarily as the personal blog of historian Benjamin Breen, Res Obscura stays true to its by-line by being ‘a catalogue of obscure things’.
Detail of an engraving titled "Tabulae Sceleti e Musculorum Corpis Humani" showing a skeleton with an angel
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Dream Anatomy

This site, developed as part of an exhibit, remains a valuable online source for the study of the history of anatomy.
Detail of Durer's "Last Supper" from his Passion series showing Jesus holding one of his disciples
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Wetmore Print Collection

While the responsibility of providing historical context for these images remains with the instructor, the images themselves will delight and puzzle students—and, if they are properly prepared, will provide good insight into the historical periods in question as well.