October 2007 Entries
The New Zealand Religious History Newsletter is available online in ResearchSpace. It includes notes and news about recent publications, theses research essays and dissertations completed, theses in progress, current research and work in progress, conferences, historical societies and archives, and web sites.
The database Women in the National Archives is an online finding aid to women's studies resources held in the U.K. National Archives at Kew, and a searchable collection of manuscript documents relating to women's suffrage in Britiain and the Empire. We have trial access on campus only until 23 November 2007.
>Medieval Travel Writing is an online collection of manuscript materials for the study of medieval travel writing, real and imaginary.
We have a free trial of this database until 23 November available only on computers on campus. Your feedback about this is welcome.
There is a great new development in Early English Books Online (EEBO) with full-text available for some of the books. As well as seeing the original page image, you can now search and view the text. I'm sure you'll agree this makes the books much more accessible.
To mark the 90th anniversary of the Passchendaele offensive New Zealand History online has launched a major new feature which explores the impact on New Zealanders of one of the First World War’s most tragic battles. The site includes film clips, oral histories with veterans who were there, interactive slide shows of contemporary images (many never before published) and graphs and maps.
China : Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980 is a searchable online collection of manuscript material relating to the activities and observations of British and American diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists in China from Macartney’s first Embassy to China in 1793, through to the Nixon/Heath visits to China in 1972-74.
British Periodicals has been added to the database Periodicals Archive Online. It traces the development and growth of the periodical press in Britain from its origins in the seventeenth century through to the Victorian 'age of periodicals' and beyond. On completion the collection will consist of almost 500 periodical runs published from the 1680s to the 1930s.