Browse Website Reviews
A curated guide to the best online content, large and small, in world history through website reviews from the perspective of a world history teacher.
Portrait of Galileo

The Galileo Project

This award-wining site offers valuable information on the life and work of the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), as well as on the scientific community of 17th-century Europe.
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National Museum of African Art

This site showcases an incredible collection of artwork from across the African continent, including more than 1,500 ancient artifacts, pieces collected in the colonial era, photographs, textiles, and works by modern African artists.
Image from the Endeavor voyage

Papers of Sir Joseph Banks

Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) was the botanist who sailed with Captain James Cook on his first voyage of exploration into the Pacific region between 1768 and 1771.
Image from a Spanish record of testimony

Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier

A bilingual, English-Spanish website, Parallel Histories assembles approximately 250 documents relating to the history of Spanish presence in the Americas since the 15th century.
A print in yellow ink on blue background of four men steated aboard a catamaran

Formosa

This site consists of firsthand accounts of 19th-century Taiwan from the perspective of European and American visitors.
Map of Africa thumbnail image

Afriterra, The Cartographic Free Library

The maps can be used as important teaching tools for courses on many topics: African history; Atlantic World history; the slave trade; the era of European expansion; environmental history; and military history.
Thumbnail image of a Korean painting from MIA's Art of Asia website

Art of Asia

This site, an integrated, interactive media program, introduces users to the various arts of Asia. The site focuses on MIA’s extensive collections of Asian art, focusing on Chinese and Japanese art.
Thumbanil image for SouthEast Asian Images and Texts digital collection

SouthEast Asian Images and Texts

This website provides excellent primary and secondary resources dealing with two regions of the world that are underrepresented on the Internet: the Philippines and Laos.
Thumbnail image of Mohenjo Daro, or “Mound of the Dead,” site in the Indus Valley

Mohenjo Daro

It presents 103 images and supporting secondary-source material from excavations of the Mohenjo Daro, or “Mound of the Dead,” site in the Indus Valley.
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Castro Speech Database

This database contains English translations of thousands of speeches, interviews, and press conferences given by Fidel Castro between 1959 and 1996.

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