Category Archives: Archival Projects1

The David Rumsey Map Collection: 5,359 New Maps Added

By gretchen | September 11, 2013

5,359 new maps and images have been added to the David Rumsey Map Collection, bringing the online collection to 42,725 maps and related images. Highlights in this addition are Rizzi Zannoni’s 1808 Atlante geografico del regno di Napoli; a very early geography game from France, Le Jeu du Monde of 1645; several World Atlases by […]

Resource for British Painting

By gretchen | September 11, 2013

The Your Paintings website is a joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation (a not-for-profit organisation) and over 3,000 participating collections from across the United Kingdom. Your Paintings is the result of the PCF’s ten-year project to digitise the UK’s entire national collection of oil paintings. 80% of these paintings are typically in […]

App Review: Pevsner’s Architectural Glossary

By gretchen | May 13, 2013

The Buildings of England, the great survey of Britain’s built environment compiled over several decades by the architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner, would seem ideal material for a mobile app; now Yale University Press have produced just that, collating pieces from the 46 volumes that make up the work and presenting them into a geo-aware app […]

Digitisation of First World War unit diaries now complete

By gretchen | April 15, 2013

For the past few months we have been digitising part of the WO 95 record series, which consists of unit war diaries from the First World War. The series is one of the most requested in our reading rooms in Kew, and digitising these diaries will enable us to publish them online, making them more accessible for […]

Digitalisierung von Reiseberichten der Sammlung Desbillons

By gretchen | March 21, 2013

Die Universitätsbibliothek Mannheim führt mit Unterstützung der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft eine Digitalisierung von Reiseberichten der Sammlung Desbillons durch. Die digitalisierten Texte sind wichtige Quellen, insbesondere für die Geschichte und Kulturgeschichte Lateinamerikas, Nordamerikas und Asiens in der Frühen Neuzeit sowie für die dortigen Aktivitäten der Jesuiten. Die Sammlung Desbillons ist die bedeutendste historische Sammlung der Universitätsbibliothek Mannheim […]

Introducing Benthos: Ancient World Mapping Center

By gretchen | February 22, 2013

AWMC has launched a Beta version of its new project, Benthos: Digital Atlas of Ancient Waters. This project aims to map not only the physical geography of ancient Mediterranean waters, but also to map cultural and historical information related to transportation, communication, and commerce. The initial sample includes data for Mediterranean ports, shipwrecks, and a preliminary […]

Biblioteca di storia moderna e contemporanea: documenti digitalizzati

By gretchen | February 13, 2013

E’ in corso il progetto di digitalizzazione dei documenti più significativi della Biblioteca di Storia Moderna e Contemporanea di Roma. La Digiteca, in fase di sviluppo, raccoglie fotografie, cartoline, incisioni e stampe, disegni e dipinti, manifesti, periodici, opuscoli, spartiti musicali e manoscritti. E’ possibile effettuare anche una ricerca all’interno della banca dati La Repubblica Romana […]

Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey Online

By gretchen | January 31, 2013

The Newberry Library’s Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture is pleased to announce the release of a new historical web resource, the Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey, a collection of translations of approximately 50,000 newspaper articles originally published in Chicago’s ethnic press between the 1860s and the 1930s. The articles from […]

British Paintings, Great and Small, Gathered on New Web Site

By gretchen | January 31, 2013

By Stephen Castle LONDON — Founded in 1123, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London has several items not usually found in a city medical center, including two large and striking paintings from the 1730s by William Hogarth. The Biblical scenes, painted as a donation by the artist who was born nearby, attract a few thousand visitors […]

London Bombing DH Project Review

By gretchen | January 24, 2013

The digital project at hand, titled “Bomb Sight”, is a bomb site project dedicated to exploring the thousands of bombings that occurred in London between October 7, 1940, and June 6, 1941.  It is known as the London Blitz.  The project has scanned bomb census maps from the 1940s and digitally captured the geographic location of all […]