Browse Website Reviews

Discover quality websites on a range of topics and time periods.

Japanese Censorship Collection

The censorship process is valuable to learn about, as it shows not only what the government valued, but how citizens may have pushed that boundary.
Collage of faces of men, women, children; one person is holding a rifle, another is holding a farm tool; the words at the bottom read "Por La Patria."

Spanish Civil War Posters

This collection allows students to analyze something other than texts, and recognize the many shapes that propaganda may take.

Brazil Cordel Literature Web Archive

These cordel-blogs are a particularly rich source of information and perspective that “represent[s] the voice of the blogger rather than the organization that sponsored the website.”
Black and white photograph of ballet dancers on stage performing Swan Lake. Several are in the front with white outfits, and are framed by a row of people in black.

Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev

It focuses on a pivotal time and group in ballet history- the Ballet Russe, which performed from 1909-1929 in Europe and throughout the western hemisphere.
Hand-drawn map, ink and colored pencil on tissue paper of Jerusalem

American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870 to 2006

In a classroom setting, it might be used to study religion, as well as the history of Jerusalem more specifically.

Albert Schatz Collection

Not only do these sources span a range of time periods, but they also span a geographical area.
Image of a stamped letter with Japanese writing

Ainu and Ezochi Rare Collection

In this case, the collection focuses on the expansion of the ethnically Japanese “Wajin” people into the northern islands of present day Japan.
Mosaic from Ancient City of Madaba, Jordan

CyArk

In order to prevent the complete loss of these sites to history, the project works by keeping records of significant sites, and sharing and displaying these places using 3D modeling.
Museum exhibit showing Alaska in text with artifacts surrounding it.

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

This website provides links to lesson plans based on exhibits, as well as images from the museum’s collection that may not otherwise be available to visitors.
Color image of shelving with various artifacts, most of which are clay bowls or vessels

UM Museum of Anthropological Archaeology Image Database

What makes this site useful is its open accessibility to see the results of archaeological digs and excavations.
A map of the Roman world with cities labeled.

ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World

This is a useful tool for educators to model how the Roman empire operated, as well as what those operations may have looked like in practice.
Map showing Europe, Asia, and Africa with pins in various locations.

The People’s Map of Global China

This website maps the international activities of Chinese businesses or government affairs, to create an idea of “Global China.”
Blue circle with green landmass, showing an overhead view of the globe. It is captioned h/21.

History21

The most meaningful goal of this site is its emphasis on epistemology, and students learning how to think historically.
Hand drawn map showing landforms and sea

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.
Map of North America showing areas of indigenous land by group

Native Land

It is a good place to start learning about knowledge generation and how indigenous groups and settlers can come together to document their histories.
Color map of a portion of Greece, which some locations marked by red and green squares

Travels Through Greco-Roman Antiquity

This website is an excellent primer into ancient Greek and Roman places and events, with references to other sources and maps that may aid in reconstructions of the area.
CV of cliovis logo

ClioVis

It is useful for classrooms, where students and instructors can use it to display ideas, events, and other important information from/for a lesson.
Three squares show projects that Zooniverse links to.

Zooniverse

Zooniverse is a platform where researchers can build projects and solicit the help of volunteers to process data.
Poster for solidarity with South Africa features a profile of a face with an outline of Africa

African Activist Archive

This archive serves as a general reference place for primary sources, as well as a starting point for focused research projects into specific organizations, as well as examinations on how activism is documented.
Black and white photograph of what appears to be a black family from what appears to be the antebellum period, with several children and a few adult men and women, standing in front of a white house with a chimney. Behind the house is a wooded area.

Saving Slave Houses

The author [discusses things] such as preservation and documentation, to show the relevance and impact of work that deals with the history of enslavement.