6世紀後半から11世紀後半までの、記録に残っているイングランド全住民に関するプロソポグラフィデータベース”Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE)”。

King’s College LondonのDepartment of History とCentre for Compuing in the Humanities(現、Department of Digital Humanitiesだろうか?)、そしてUniv. of CambrigdeのDepartment of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celticの共同プロジェクトで、2000年にはじめられた。現在は2010年8月に公開されたバージョンとのこと。




13世紀末から16世紀初頭までにカタルーニャ語で書かれた/翻訳された科学・技術関係史料データベース “Sciència.cat DB”

13世紀末から16世紀初頭にかけて、カタルーニャ語で書かれた、もしくはカタルーニャ語に訳された、科学・技術関係史料に関するデータベース“Sciència.cat DB”。これは、“Sciencia. cat”という、あまり知られていない/研究されていない中近世カタルーニャの歴史的な遺産へのアクセスを高める活動を行っている、バルセロナ大の研究グループが作成したもの。


なお、作成したバルセロナ大の研究グループは、NarpanDBというカタルーニャにおけるDigital Humanities研究イニシアティブで提供している、1500年までにカタルーニャ語に翻訳された文献史料のデータベース“Translat DB”等の他のデータベースも、“Sciència.cat DB”を補うために活用してほしいとしている。

1400年から1900年までのロンドン同業組合の組合員データベース”Records of London’s Livery Companies Online”

1400年から1900年までのロンドンシティの同業組合(Livery Companies)における徒弟と職人に関するデータベース“Records of London’s Livery Companies Online”。組合への入会記録をデジタル化して提供している。

このRecords of London’s Livery Companies Onlineは、Centre for Metropolitan Historyの他、後述する4つのカンパニーとの共同プロジェクトとして進められている。

プロジェクトは、2008年からClothworkers’ Companyの記録のデジタル化から始まり、2010年にDrapers’ CompanyとGoldsmiths’ Companyが始まり、現在はMercers’Companyのデジタル化が行われているようだ。

今のところ搭載データは、Clothworkers’ Companyは1545-1908年、Draper’s Companyは1400-1900年までで、Goldsmiths’ Companyは1600-1700年のサンプルデータが搭載されている。Mercers’ Companyの史料は2013年初めにも完成するという。

284年以降の彫像・石碑等を検索できるデータベース“Last Statues of Antiquity”

既に公表された資料に基づいて、284年以降に建立され現代まで残る彫像や彫像の土台について検索できるデータベース“Last Statues of Antiquity ”。

オックスフォード大の R.R.R. Smith and Bryan Ward-Perkins等の研究グループが、AHRCの助成を得て作成したもので、2012年5月4日に公開されたようだ。








ポンペイの壁画等のデータベースと3Dモデルを提供する“Digital Pompeii Project”

アーカンソー大学の古典研究プログラム・人文学プログラム・先進空間技術センター(とでも訳すのだろうか?原語はCenter for Advanced Spatial Technology)の共同プロジェクト“Digital Pompeii Project”。


データベースは”Pompei: pitture e mosaici”を基に作成されており、それに掲載されているモザイク画や壁面等のスキャンデータを公開するとともに、その画像等の設置場所・スタイル・色・形状等のデータも提供している。

3Dモデルについては、現状ではデモ版のみを公開しており、House of Vettiiの内部を提供しているようだ。(プラグインソフトがうまくいかず見ることができなかった。)


Connected Historiesから検索できるリソース群の紹介

近世から19世紀までのイギリスのデジタル化史料の検索サイトConnected HistoriesのTumblrサイトから、イギリスの史料検索サイトの紹介。いずれもConnected Historiesから横断検索できるようだ。


In the last blog entry I wrote I briefly mentioned the 15 electronic resources Connected Histories accesses via its searches, and here I will give a little more detail on each so you know what to expect when using the website.

British History Online

British History Online is a digital library which contains more than 1000 primary and secondary sources from Medieval through to Modern periods in Britain, though Connected Histories only makes use of the primary materials from the 1500-1900 period it covers. British History Online  was created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust with the view to support users from both academic and more personal backgrounds. The good news, then, is that the vast majority of these materials are freely accessible to everybody, with only a few resources requiring subscription. British History Online is particularly rich in local history, as well as legal and diplomatic sources, however there is relatively little on social or cultural history

British Museum Images

The British Museum database houses over two-million digitized objects, of which Connected Histories accesses images of both works on paper and objects related to British history between 1500-1900. Particularly interesting are the collections’ range of maps of London as well as examples of the works of Turner, Hogarth and Blake. Full free online access has been available to the public since 2007 and is constantly growing, as the digital capture of the collection continues.

British Newspapers, 1600-1900

British Newspapers brings together two collections of newspapers: The 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection and British Newspapers 1800-1900, with the result of over four-million pages of newspaper articles. The earlier collection consists of mainly articles from London, however the latter contains newspapers from a wider national level as well as a small number of papers from Scotland, Ireland and elsewhere in Europe. Although there are some missing copies, British Newspapers represents the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media.

Cause Papers in the Diocesan Courts of the Archbishopric of York, 1300-1858

The Cause Papers is a searchable archive listing more than 14,000 cause papers listing disputes over matrimony, defamation, tithes, probate, breach of faith by the clergy and church rights. The material provides excellent information on not only ecclesiastical history, but also social, economic and legal history as well as a rich collection of personal and place name data. Usefully, spelling variants for place names and surnames and searchable under the standard forms for ease of use.

Charles Booth Archive

The Charles Booth Online Archive gives access to archive material from the Booth collection at the London School of Economics Archives and the Senate House Library. The Booth collection at LSE Archives contains the original records from Booth’s survey into life and labour in London, dating from 1886 to 1903. Including 450 original survey notebooks, the resource contains some 7000 individual documents, primarily concerning metropolitan London. The 450 notebooks are particularly interesting, containing interviews with individuals which were never published in the survey volumes for reasons of privacy.

Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540-1835

Established in 1999 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Clergy of the Church of England Database enables the searching of principle records of clerical careers from the Reformation through to the nineteenth century, using over 50 English and Welsh archives. The CCEd is thus a comprehensive resource detailing the recorded professional lives of all clergymen during this period. Given the prominence of the Church throughout the Early Modern period, the sources available are extremely far reaching. Access is free and so it is an invaluable resource for both academic and amateur historians.

Convict Transportation Registers Database

A project of the State Library of Queensland, this database provides universal online access to the British Home Office records which are otherwise held on microfilm in the UK National Archives. Details of over 123,000 of the estimated 160,000 convicts deported to Australia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries can be found, including their names, year of exile, details of the trial amongst other information. The Convict Transportation Registers Database is an invaluable resource for those interested in law and crime and it can be used to great effect alongside London Lives and the Old Bailey Proceedings Online.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

The HCPP houses over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, as well as supplementary material dating back to 1688, however Connected Histories has access to papers only up until 1900, to fit in with its purpose. Usefully, the full text of each paper is further searchable and documents presented in an original language which isn’t English, for example French or Italian, are accompanied with an English translation, which makes its use to Connected Histories invaluable. People learning about the British Empire will be particularly impressed by the HCPP, as it contains a vast amount of material concerning colonial administration and foreign policy.

John Foxe’s The Acts and Monuments Online

Only recently finished in 2011, John Foxe’s The Acts and Monuments Online is a searchable framework for the four editions of the Acts and Monuments which were written under Foxe’s guidance during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The four editions, published in 1563, 1570, 1576 and 1583, were intended as an ecclesiastical history and martyrology, presenting a revised history of Britain and Europe through Protestant eyes. Being online, TAMO offers, for the first time, a comparison of the four editions, allowing the varied differences to be understood more clearly. Easy to navigate, TAMO can be used as both an instrument of scholarship and a tool for anybody interested in this fascinating body of work.

John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera
This collection of images provides access to more than 67,000 items selected from the Bodleian library of Oxford University and it is widely hailed as the post significant single collection of ephemera in the UK. The broad categories of images include; Nineteenth-Century Entertainment, the Booktrade, Popular Prints, Crimes, Murders and Executions, and Advertising.  The resulting online collection provides an invaluable resource for researchers interested in the histories of consumption, leisure, gender and popular culture, amongst other social histories. Unfortunately, due to copyrights, some items in the collection have not been digitized, and access to the collection is available via subscription only.

John Strype’s Survey of London Online

Produced by the Stuart London project also initiated by the Humanities Research Institute, John Strype’s Survey of London is a fully searchable, online version of the book of the same name published in 1720. This itself was based upon the two-volume survey of London produced in 1598 by John Stow, which gives copious information on the city, its customs, monuments, and institutions. Strype’s version extends this, covering new suburbs and new events such as the Great Fire, the creation and workings of the Bank of England and public health, all of which has been made available for free online.  

London Lives 1690-1800

London Lives is a fully searchable, digitized archive of primary sources about 18th Century London, primarily focussing upon Plebarian Londoners and so it is particularly useful for researching ‘ordinary’ and non-elite people. Its access to historical records provides over three and a half million name instances, and users have the facility to link together the records of an individual, creating a bibliography or ‘a life’. London Lives provides access to the largest body of transcribed manuscripts ever created, which have an accuracy rate of well over 99% which is more than sufficient for those with an interest in history.

Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets


The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online, 1674-1913