European History Primary Sources

Posted on 25 novembre 2011

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To do History, scientifically speaking, requires sources of whatever nature. The digital resources provide far-reaching opportunities. Here is pegged the European History Primary Sources, a joint initiative of the Library and the Department of History and Civilisation of the European University Institute (it is also part of the WWW Virtual Library History Central Catalogue).

Welcome to European History Primary Sources (EHPS), an index of scholarly websites that offer online access to digitised primary sources on the history of Europe. The websites listed on EHPS are not only meta-sources but also include invented archives and born digital sources.

Each website that is listed in EHPS has a short description and is categorised according to country, language, period, subject and type of source. The portal can be searched in a variety of ways. The listed websites can be accessed for free, though sometimes a registration is required.

EHPS is a work in progress and new content is regularly added. In order to stay updated on new entries or specific categories in which you are interested it is possible to subscribe to RSS feeds or to follow EHPS by email, on Twitter and Facebook.

Registered users can create a personal list of bookmarks, leave comments and suggest new resources to be included via our webform.

To make mouth water, or better mind vibrate, this is the list of the most recent entries :

Brevets français 19e siècle
Davide Turconi Project
Het Utrechts Archief
Europeana 1914-1918
Images from the History of Medicine – IMH

& :
– Twitter/EHPS.
Archives ? | History ? (Histoire ?) (webOL).
– Twitter/webol/time-matters.