Digital Resources


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The Department of History has been involved in creating a wide range of digital resources in support of learning and teaching.

Internal Digital Resources

Digital resources include...

The Medieval Wiki

www.medievalportal.group.shef.ac.uk

This Medieval Wiki is designed to hold bibliographies and links that will aid students in their study of the medieval era. The bibliographies are linked to specific modules and levels (years of study). There are also links to websites that will aid students in their studies; they range from databses and search engines for Arts and Humanities as a whole, to subject specific websites such as websites on law, the Byzantine Empire and so forth.

Site access is restricted to current students.

Measuring The Miraculous?

https://miracles.hist.shef.ac.uk

Historians agree that miracles played a hugely important role in medieval religious life. This freely-accessible database seeks to take analysis of the miraculous a step further, as the most systematic attempt yet undertaken to enable quantitative analysis of miracles across several centuries. Containing miracles recorded by selected texts written between 400 and 1100 in places ranging from the British Isles to the eastern Mediterranean, it is broken down into various searchable categories such as author, miracle type, gender and geography. This allows you to collect data on whatever subject you are investigating and to represent it however you choose.

London Lives 1690-1800: Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis

www.londonlives.org

A fully searchable edition of 240,000 manuscripts from eight archives and fifteen datasets, giving access to 3.35 million names. 

Locating London's Past

www.locatinglondon.org

This website allows you to search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and to map the results on to a fully GIS compliant version of John Rocque's 1746 map.

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913

www.oldbaileyonline.org

A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.

Connected Histories 1500-1900

www.connectedhistories.org

Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to early modern and nineteenth century Britain with a single federated search that allows sophisticated searching of names, places and dates, as well as the ability to save, connect and share resources within a personal workspace.

The American Wiki

history.dept.shef.ac.uk/wikiamerica

The Sheffield American History Research Wiki is a user-edited website with links to and analysis of the vast number of digital archives of primary sources now available to students of American History. The sheer volume of material online now is so immense that no single person or institution can hope to collect it all together. We hope that by pooling the efforts of users who will add links to and evaluate electronic resources together we can build a site that will prove invaluable to students and researchers in American History, not just in Sheffield, but across the world.

This site is password protected. Please email james.pearson@sheffield.ac.uk for access.

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External Digital Resources

We also use a wide range of external digital resources to compliment our teaching.

Such resources include...