General History Links

The History Net - Where History Lives on the Web - There's so much at this website, that it's best if you went there and checked it out for yourself.

Horus' History Links - Most of the links that I've included on my pages are ones that I personally enjoy. If you're looking for a more comprehensive linklist (and less opinionated than my own) I urge you to travel here.

History House - Jus' dabblin' in history? No topic in mind, but ya just wanna browse? Stop here and poke around.

Directory of Discussion Lists for Historians - I'm not sure how up-to-date this website is, but I'm providing a link to it for the diehard historians.

H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine HOME PAGE - A website for the SERIOUS historian. Join a mailing list today!

Museumsworld News, the focal point for museum professionals on the web - Keep up with what curators and exhibitors are doing around the globe.

History Timelines on the Web ... The History Beat - Timelines galore. Compare them all, and marvel at how humankind can even keep up with itself.

Strange Science: The Rocky Road to Modern Paleontology and Biology - The history of history. Did you know that it wasn't until the 19th century that humans finally figured out how to put dinosaur bones together? What a buncha lunks we humans are.

Archaeology on the Net - Archaeology Resources on the Internet - More links than a paleolithic invertebrae. (Wait a sec ..a paleolithic invertebrae has only one link...) Well, there's more links than THAT!

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology - Everything you know is wrong.

This Day in Ancient History - Do you share a birthday with some desiccating pile of bones? Who knows, considering that our calendar system is historically confusing, at best. A similar, searchable database can be found at whowhatwhen. Where? I just told you. Why? Because I like you.

The Mother of All Today in History Sites - 'Nuff said.

rotten.com: Today in Rotten History - Not surprisingly, lots of crappy events occurred in the past. Find out which ones happened on today's date. See who was killed on your birthday! What other disasters are shared with your wedding anniversary? Another good source for this kind of stuff is Almanac of Disasters

Biography.com - Tonight on Biography® - This is a neat site, although I cringe at the fact that the word "biography" has that little ® sign affixed to it. I guess this means that storytellers in rocking chairs can now be hauled off to the hoosegow for copyright infringement.

EarthStation1: The Sights & Sounds of History Page - Wavs, Sounds & Pictures of Our World's History - Whatta wordy title! No matter, this site is the (spoken) wordiest history site on the web. Listen to WAVs and RAfiles from the past. The years in your ears. Similar sites (and just as good) are the MSU Vincent Voice Library and Welcome to Webcorp Multimedia!

HISTORICAL TEXT ARCHIVE - Links to more historical documents than you could ever read in a single lifetime.

Round Earth, Flat Maps - Who better to explain maps than the National Geographic Society? Imagine the chore they'd have if it were a flat Earth with round maps.

OLD NEWS homepage - Speaking of historical text, have I mentioned newspapers ...?

Thirty days hath September - A history of how we measure time. I visited this site tomorrow just last week, and hope that you can go there yesterday.

National Women's History Project - A look at the contribution that women have made in history.

Thoughts of an historian caught in the Web -Although this page is no longer updated, there are some intriguing concepts archived within.

History Horse - The horse throughout history. How did this quadruped affect our collective lives? Find out here.

Oral History Questions -- The Gene Pool - This is a tremendously helpful set of questions to assist you in gathering oral histories. Familiarize yourself with them, because someone who has spent 80 or so years on this planet doesn't want to wait while you fumble through your notes.

International Internet Genealogical Society - New site for genealogists that has a lot of potential. Many different language versions are available.

Local History and Genealogy Reading Room, Library of Congress - Here's another great page from your pals at the Library of Congress. How on earth do they keep up with all of this wonderful data?

Genealogy Dictionary - Why do we have to obfuscate literal meanings with blovious words? Why can't we just say what we mean? Here's a site that tells you the real meanings of words that intellectual historians like to throw around and show how "smart" they are. How recherche, how jejune.

International Black Sheep Society Homepage - This site is the home for a mailing list for people who have blackguards, ne'er-do-wells and scalawags in their family tree. Yeah, like YOU don't.

Michael Nejman's To Die For - A Celebration of Cemeteries - An irreverant look at cemeteries and death. As far as I'm concerned, death and irreverancy go hand in hand.

Passenger Lists on The Internet - A index of great resources. Who were the people that booked passage on the high seas in years past?

W3C/ANU - Demography & Population Studies WWW VL - Numbers, numbers, numbers! Population studies, census data, you name it. This is a GREAT website for those of you who like hard facts.

Legends I'll let this page describe itself: Guided access to primary source material and up-to-date scholarship - Personal essays and extended reviews - Historical surveys and thoughtful commentary - Romance, adventure, and panache Come, explore the worlds of Legends!

Soon's historical fiction site - What is reality? Who focuses the lens through which we view our past? Who watches the watchmen? Is it live, or is it memory? Is it historical fiction or fictional history? If I knew the answers to these questions I wouldn't be asking you. Instead, I'd be surfing the links provided here. See you there.

In a similar vein, Uchronia: The Alternate History List collects all sorts of info pertaining to "what if" novels and stories. What if Kennedy hadn't been shot? What if the South had won the Civil War? What if monkeymen didn't reach out and touch that obelisk?

Investigating the Renaissance Web Site - Actually, this page is more about Art than history, but it's still worth a look.

Organ Historical Society - A history of spleens and brains. Whoops! Actually, this site is a well-designed look into the history of musical organs. And what a cool site it is!

Dark Oasis: Excursions in Forensic Anthropology - Dig these bones! Anthropology from a coroner's perspective. Great archive of forensic history.

Urticus' History of Torture - Man's inhumanity to man, and vice-versa.

The Crime Library - The world's most famous criminals and crimefighters. Whichever ones you look at first says a lot about you, I might add.

Antique Medical - The past is really fascinating, especially when you don't live there. This marvelous site lets you see the kind of medical barbarism that your grandparents had to deal with. Nightmares are made of things like these.

The Household Cyclopedia - Hats off to the creator of this website. He found an odd book about everything useful (for residents of 1881) and spent his spare time transcribing all of it onto the web for all of us to learn from. For example, I now know how to use blubber as manure and how to make quass.

Research in Juggling History - Initially, I thought that this page would be about what I do: working on too many history projects all at once. Instead it's about the history of juggling. I never realized that tossing balls around in the air had such a rich background.

The Media History Project - Journalists have been described as the writers of the first drafts of history. This page describes the history of journalism and media, from ignorant cavemen news reporters all the way up to Edward R Murrow, and our rapid descent back to ignorant cavemen. Another good site for journalistic history is Newseum.

The Broadcast Archive - This website has a great collection of links relating to radio history, along with a lot of original material.

Historical Boys Clothing - After visiting this site I fell to my knees and thanked genetic happenstance for my being born at this particular point in time. If I had been born at any point earlier, I may have had to spend my youth in uncomfortable, creepy-looking clothing. Thank goodness that I only had to suffer through the bellbottom fad and, later on, power-ties. While I'm on the fashion rantbox, check out this site: Marquis de Kipár: Baroque Costumes

Historic Wings - All right! A site about flight. From gossamer wings to interplanetary travel. For a history of modern air-travel, visit Hans Jakobsson's Web World: The Airline History Pages. From Icarus to those little bags of peanuts.

The WPA Film Library - No, it's not the WPA you may be thinking of. Instead, this is one of the best collections of archival film footage from around the world. Grab a tub of buttery popcorn and order your old films of the past today.

Art Deco Architecture - Arthur Deco was one amazing architect! He's better than Art Vandelay!

1966 - a history of Mod fashions for designers, historians, and Sixties buffs - Gah-roovy!

History: International Museum of Cartoon Art - Yellow Kid, Little Nemo, L'il Abner, Calvin and Hobbes. And a cast of gazillions. My favorite is Winsor McKay: Winsor McCay & Little Nemo in Slumberland

A. C. Gilbert's Discovery Village - Toys! A. C. Gilbert gave us the erector set, and this site honors many other toys. There's a toy hall of fame, an' a history of toys, an' pictures of toys, an' inventors of toys, an' you can even design your own toys, an', an', an' ... I'm getting all wound up. Better take a nap.

National Museum of Roller Skating - I only went roller skating once in my life, and I fell on my bum. Rather than try again, I'll just provide a link to this site.

Antique Vacuum Cleaner Information - History is everywhere, even in the machines that we use to suck up dustbunnies.

typoGRAPHIC - A history of type and fonts. If only Guttenberg had access to this webpage.

Lemelson Center - This website details the history of the electric guitar. Since I play (I use that verb loosely) guitar, I felt compelled to add it to this collection of links. Rock on.

A brief history of banned music -Be careful! Some people may judge you based upon your musical preferences. Viewing this page may diminish the esteem that you garner from your friends. Go for it!

VIDEOTOPIA - This site is a history of video games. I can still remember when Pong was cutting-edge technology.

The First Virtual Mousepad Museum - Okay. As far as history is concerned, this link is a stretch. But someday, even mousepads will be an icon of our time.

And finally, websites that have died and entered the annals of modern history: Ghost Sites

 

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