Guide to the Internet for History



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Greco-Roman World


Ancient Mediterranean Civilization. Brief histories and timelines of Greece, Rome and Egypt.

http://library.advanced.org/10805/


Ariadne: The Hellenic Civilization Database. Extensive site containing information on Greek art, literature and archaeology. Includes a description and images of Greek museums.

http://www.greekcivil.ariadne-t.gr/default.html


Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in Antiquity.

http://www.uky.edu/ArtsSciences/Classics/gender.htm


GIS and Remote Sensing in Archaeology: Burgundy, France. A good introduction, with excellent graphics, to advanced techniques in archaeology.

http://deathstar.rutgers.edu/projects/france/france.html


About Lepcis Magna. Lepcis Magna, an amazingly preserved Roman city on the North African coast has been excavated by archaeologists since the 1920s. Little blurb on the Roman Empire being in Africa, nice and historical. Enjoy the multimedia lecture hall.

http://www.alnpete.co.uk/lepcis/about.html


The Ohio State University Excavations at Isthmia. A summary, with graphics, of work at the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Isthmia.

http://www.osu.edu/history/isthmia/


Overview of Greek History, T.R. Martin. An on-line, hypertext textbook, integrated with the Perseus project.

http://perseus.holycross.edu/Perseus/Overview-frames/


Perseus Project. The Perseus Project is an evolving digital library of resources for the study of the ancient world and beyond. An incredible amount of primary source material, bith textual and archaeological.

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/


The Perseus Atlas Project. Maps and satellite imagery in various scales. Extremely interesting and useful.

http://perseus.holycross.edu/PAP/Atlas_project.html


Pompeii Forum Project. Constructed by historians and archaeologists from the University of Virginia, this site examines ancient Pompeii from the perspective or urban design.

http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/pompeii/


Pompeii. One hundred images from the Tulane University site provides a virtual tour of ancient Pompeii.

http://www.tulane.edu/lester/text/Western.Architect/Pompeii/Pompeii.html


The Pylos Regional Archaeological Project. A multi-disciplinary, diachronic archaeological expedition investigates the history of prehistoric and historic settlement and land use in western Messenia in Greece.

http://classics.lsa.umich.edu/PRAP.html


Roman Art and Architecture in the City of Rome. A collection of images of Roman architecture.

http://harpy.uccs.edu/roman/html/romarch.html


The Tech Classics Archive. Translated classical texts, with a search facility. A phenomenal resource.

http://classics.mit.edu/


Timeline. The history of ancient Rome, with a chronological index and links to Internet resources. Emphasis is placed on the roles of woman in ancient times.

http://www.exovedate.com/ancient_timeline_one.html


Vesuvius. A beautiful exploration of Mount Vesuvius in ancient Rome and as it appears today. Speculations on the next eruption as well.

http://volcano.und.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/img_vesuvius.html


Women's Life in Greece and Rome. Primary Sources arranged topically. A wonderful research resource.

http://www.uky.edu/ArtsScience/Classics/wlgr/wlgr-index.html


Africa

General Resources


African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning: An Electronic Exhibition Catalog. A very brief introduction to African Aesthetics. Good images of objects with descriptive and explanatory text.

http://www.lib.virginia.edu/dic/exhib/93.ray.aa/African.html


African Studies WWW Links (UPenn). A useful set of links to many places having items related to Africa.

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/AS.html


African News. Limited news bulletins from the "Omnivore."

http://way.net/omnivore/africa.html


AfricanTimelines. Chronology with descriptions for Ancient Africa, African Empires, African Slave Trade & European Imperialism, Anti-Colonialism, Post-Independence Africa, plus Sources for Further Study.

http://www.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/timelines/htimelinetoc.htm


Africa South of the Sahara. Hypertext linked timeline of African history. A timeline of African history

http://www.northpark.edu/acad/history/WebChron/Africa/Africa.html


Country-Specific Pages for Africa. A useful set of links arranged by country.

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Home_Page/Country.html


Dutch Portuguese Colonial History. History of the Portuguese and the Dutch in Ceylon, India, Malacca, Bengal, Formosa, Africa, and other places.

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Styx/6497/


Internet African History Sourcebook. Extensive on-line source for links about the history of Africa Offers short primary documents describing the slave trade and the life of the enslaved people in their own words, As well as extensive on-line sources for links about the history of ancient Africa, including the kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay.

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/africa/africasbook.html


Islam and Islamic History in Arabia and the Middle East: The Coming of the West.

A short discussion of the Western influence and domination from the seventeenth century until 1945.

http://www.islamic.org/Mosque/ihame/Sec14.htm
Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art. Changing on-line displays and exhibits.

http://www.si.edu/organiza/museums/africart/


West African Music. An introduction (with references), and sample audio files.

http://www.uncg.edu/~charrye/Afmus.html


Egypt


See "Ancient Near East"

Eritrea


Eritrea Page. General information maps and images.

http://www.cs.indiana.edu/hyplan/dmulholl/eritrea/eritrea.html


Ethiopia


Ethiopia Page. General information, maps and images.

http://www.cs.indiana.edu/hyplan/dmulholl/ethiopia/ethiopia.html


Ghana


Ghana Home Page. Images, limited historical information.

http://www.ghanaweb.com


Nigeria


The Virtual Institute of Mambila Studies. Information and Research on the Mambila people.

http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/dz/


Somalia


Somalia Home Page. Descriptions, maps and images.

http://www.cs.indiana.edu/hyplan/dmulholl/somalia/somalia.html


Sudan


Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa. Designed to teach users about a lesser known African civilization that existed alongside the more famous Egyptian civilization. Nice web site dedicated to telling about Nubian civilization

http://library.advanced.org/22845/


Nubia--Its Glory and its People. An exhibit at the Oriental Institute of the history of Nubia from 2800 BC to 1400 AD. Includes images and good text.

http://www-oi.uchicago.edu/OI/PROJ/NUB/NUBX/NUBX_brochure.html


Nubia: The Land Upriver. The geography and early history of the Nubian peoples, from prehistoric times to the Kingdom of Kush.

http://www.library.nwu.edu/class/history/B94/B94nubia.html


Sudan News and Views. Periodic news review.

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Newsletters/SNV_Main.html


South Africa


African National Congress. Includes documentation and a history of South Africa.

http://www.anc.org.za/


South Africa: Labyrinth of East London Lore. A means to make the history of this harbor town accessible to the community and schools.

http://kudu.ru.ac.za/el/history/index.htm


Zambia


Zambian Web Page. Guide to the country and The Post, a major newspaper. http://www.zamnet.zm/

Zimbabwe


Great Zimbabwe. A 23-slide series, with commentary, that will take you through the ruins of Great Zimbabwe in southern Africa. A lot of fun.

http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/academic/cult_sci/anthro/lost_tribes/zimbabwe/intro.html


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