HIST 450

Prof. David Campion

Eyre Crowe, The Dinner Hour, Wigan, 1874 © Manchester Art Gallery




Institute of Historical Research: This is the premier historical institute in Great Britain. It sponsors lectures and seminars, publishes books and articles, and contains a directory of online and archival resources for historians in Britain.

Institute of English Studies: Interdisciplinary focus on the English language and its literatures (including other national and international literatures in English), in the History of the Book, and in cognate fields of study.

The British Library: A catalogue of thousands of documents and scanned images relating to Victorian Britain and the Empire from the library's vast collections.

National Archives of India: The repository of the non-current records of the Government of India holding them in trust for the use of administrators and scholars. Originally the Imperial Record Department founded in 1891 and transferred to New Delhi in 1926.

Royal Historical Society: The Society was founded in 1868 and is the premier society in Great Britain which promotes and defends the scholarly study of the past.

Royal Geographical Society: Founded in 1830, the RGS has sponsored many missions of scientific and geographic exploration throughout the British Empire and other parts of the world (especially in sub-Saharan Africa the polar regions).

Royal Photographic Society: Founded in 1853 with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as patrons, the Society's mission today, as in 1853, is "to promote the Art and Science of Photography".

Centre for Metropolitan History: Promotes the study and wide appreciation of London's character and development from its beginnings to the present day, and is concerned to set the history of London in the wider context provided by knowledge of other metropolises.

North American Conference on British Studies: A scholarly society dedicated to all aspects of the study of British civilization. The NACBS sponsors scholarly publications, an annual conference, as well as several academic prizes and graduate fellowships.

Institute for British and Irish Studies: An Internet clearinghouse run by the University of Southern California listing electronic resources in British and Irish Studies.

North American Victorian Studies Association: NAVSA was established in 2002 to provide a continental forum for the discussion of the Victorian period, to encourage a wide variety of theoretical and disciplinary approaches to the field, and to further the interests of scholars of the period.

British & Irish Bibliographies Online: This database is maintained by the Royal Historical Society in association with Irish History Online and London's Past Online.

Nineteenth-century Collections Online (NCCO): A resource for 19th century studies. Collections are sourced through partnerships with major world libraries as well as specialist libraries. Content includes monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more.

The Times Digital Archive: Full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page of The Times of London from 1785 through 2007. Each entire newspaper is held, with all articles, advertisements, illustrations, and photos divided into categories. Subject indices can help locate relevant articles.

UK Gazettes Online: Official Newspapers from London, Edinburgh, and Belfast.

Victoria Research Web: Dedicated to the scholarly study of nineteenth-century Britain, and to aiding researchers, teachers, and students in their investigations of any and all aspects of this fascinating period.

Victorian Web: A useful guide to resources and images relating to Victorian Britain and the Empire; arranged topically.

Victorian Studies: This journal is devoted to the study of British culture of the Victorian period. It includes interdisciplinary articles on comparative literature, social and political history, and the histories of education, philosophy, fine arts, economics, law, and science and an extensive book review section in each issue.

Portcullis: An electronic catalogue containing descriptions of around three million records from the archives of Parliament.

Gerritsen Collection: The largest online resource for documents and primary sources relating to women's history (access only from LC server).

Broadside Ballads, Bodleian Library, Oxford: The Bodleian Library has unparalleled holdings of over 30,000 ballads in several major collections. The original printed materials range from the 16th to the 20th century. The Broadside Ballads project makes the digitised copies of the sheets and ballads available to the research community.

Clergy of the Church of England Database: A collaborative project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and bringing together scholars from King's College London, the University of Kent at Canterbury, and the University of Reading. Its objective is to create a relational database documenting the careers of all Church of England clergymen between 1540 and 1835.

DIPPAM: Documenting Ireland: Parliament, People and Migration. An online virtual archive of documents and sources relating to the history of Ireland and its migration experience from the late 18th to the late 20th centuries.

Eurodocs: Britain, 1816-1918: Hundreds of primary sources and research materials on the internet.

H-Albion: A discussion network for British and Irish history

Victoria & Albert Museum: This London museum contains one of the world's largest collection of artifacts from around the world including many from Victoria's empire.

Vision of Britain: A database containing census returns, historical maps, traveller's accounts and other historical records from Britain Between 1801 and 2001.

Proceedings of the Old Bailey: A fully searchable online database containing the records of nearly 200,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court. The largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published.

Convict Transportation Registers Database: This database sponsored by the Queensland State Library in Australia contains data from 1787 to 1867 compiled from the British Home Office (HO) records. You can find details for over 123,000 of the estimated 160,000 convicts transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries including names, term of years, transport ships, and more.

Empire's Children: An online resource for tracing and telling family histories as they relate to the British Empire. The site accompanies the Channel Four television documentary.

British Empire Links: Contains links to institutes, online courses, and data relating to the British Empire.

Digital South Asia Library: Contains information about Victorian India including full-text documents, statistical data, electronic images, cartographic representations, and language instruction.

Historical maps of India: Contains antique maps of British India; links to Internet sites related to British India.

Harappa: Educational website with hundreds of articles, photos, lithographs, and postcards from British India.

Rudyard Kipling Society: Photographs, biographical data, literary selections, and commentary from Anglo-India's greatest writer.

Sources related to Imperialism: Imperialism: analyses, motives & attitudes, celebrations & objections; India under British rule.

Sources related to Nineteenth-century Britain: Radicalism, liberal reform, social class, Ireland, Victorian sensibility, Victorian literature.

Prof. Campion's other course directories of online resources: HIST 217 Modern South Asia, HIST 224 Modern Britain, HIST 328 The British Empire, HIST 400 Modern Ireland, HIST 450 The British Raj

Created by campion@lclark.edu | Updated September 2017