College of Letters & Sciences
Old School House


Contact Information

Jennifer Thibodeaux
Department Chair & Professor 
Phone: 262-472-1116
Location: Laurentide Hall 5223
Ayn Hess
Academic Department Associate
Phone: 262-472-1103
Location: Laurentide Hall 5221

Resources for Research: European History

EURODOCS: Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe
Links to hundreds of documents related to Western European history since Medieval era;  particularly good source for church-religious documents; European-wide treaties and organizations and country-by-country documentary sources organized chronologically

Recommended by Dr. Jennifer Thibodeaux, History Department , UW-Whitewater

Medieval Internet Sourcebook
Primary sources covering a wide range of historical eras, places and topics; including Ancient Rome, Islam, the Crusades, economic life, the Renaissance and the Reformation

Ancient Internet Sourcebook
Primary sources covering a wide range of historical eras and topics; including ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, the Hellenistic world, Christian origins

Women and Gender in the Ancient World; good collection of images

Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
Primary sources searchable by a wide range of political, social and economic topics; also searchable by type of materials or sources (textual, visual, maps, glossaries, course materials) 

Online Reference book for Medieval Studies
Contains links to teaching materials, sources on dress, jewelry, arms and armor, illumination and other topics

Recommended by Dr. Elizabeth Hachten, History Department, UW-Whitewater

Seventeen Moments in Soviet History 
Much bigger and better than it sounds; mix of historical essays and diverse primary sources.  Non-commercial but requires registration.The Empire that Was Russia: The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated

Russian History Websites on the server
Particularly recommend the Alexander Palace Time Machine

"Meeting of Frontiers" (A LOC site - Russian and American frontiers compared)

Recommended by Dr.James Jaffe, History Department, UW-Whitewater

National Archives of the United Kingdom
Links to records of the United Kingdom government "from the Doomsday Book to the present"

British History On-Line
Digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust

A Vision of Britain Through Time
Provides a window into the Great Britain Historical "Geographical Information System". The GB Historical GIS is a description of Britain and its localities, showing how they have changed through the centuries. The Vision of Britain site is designed primarily as a public resource for people interested mainly in local history, but the GB Historical GIS is also used for research projects into national topics like the origins of the north-south divide; the geography of infant mortality in the inter-war period, and its relationship with unemployment; and long-run trends in land use.