History Sites Roundup

In my travels around the history web, I end up in all sorts of amazing places and discover all sorts of really cool things people are doing around history and technology. Here are some recent finds:

At the recent MAWA 2010 conference I heard the very knowledgeable archivists people, Lise Summers and Meg Travers talk about using open source software for collection databases. I somehow stumbled onto Omeka, which seems pretty cool. I particularly like that it also allows you to get your collection on the web.

http://omeka.org/

Here are two examples of Omeka sites, that are also pretty cool in their own right too.

http://lincolnat200.org/

http://objectofhistory.org/

This site I came across in the process of research for my dissertation. How I think heritage listing should be done.

http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/ahc/publications/commission/books/ourhouse/index.html

When I get a moment I will explore this site more, but what’s not to love about a Centre for History and New Media??

http://chnm.gmu.edu/

Now, this is REALLY cool. It took me a while to work out how this worked, but I’m liking it. Could totally get lost for HOURS here. Would love to see this sort of stuff more.

http://defining.net.au/wall/1800/

Loving the way Te Papa has thought about their topics for their online collection. This one is ‘Everyday reminders of World War I’ – fascinating.

http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/Theme.aspx?irn=820

Had to put this one in to finish! Just because I was in this area recently and have been thinking about ‘the fields’.

http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/items/767867/negative-mount-malcolm-western-australia-1896

That’s a lot of links! Hope everyone has fun chasing up just a few of them.

And my image? That is the line to get into the WA Museum last weekend!

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