Selected Links


Best of History Web Sites
A comprehensive, award-winning history web portal.

EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe
A selection of primary resources in the history of Western Europe, from prehistoric times to the modern period. Searches can be doneby periods or by countries.

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages & Renaissance

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH)
A scholarly society founded in 1999 that promotes environmental history in Europe.

The Food Timeline
Food history.

History Guide
European web-guide with relevant, scholarly websites in history listed by region, time period, subject area, organizations & institutions, etc.

A database of online history resources, maintained by the UK universities.

The Labyrinth - Resources for Medieval Studies
Useful resources in teaching and studying the Middle Ages.

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution
This website contains essays, documents, maps, images and other types of resources relevant for the research of the French Revolution. Materials are selected by acknowledged historians.

Military History Online
The website contains serious, long articles on the important battles throughout history.

Paul Halsall’s first-rate history web portals:

Voice of the Shuttle
A comprehensive, high-quality web portal, maintained by the University of California. It contains many different subject areas in the Humanities.

Web Links Page
A collection of links to other websites relevant in, primarily, European history, and organized by topics.

WWW-VL History Index
This is one of the most comprehensive history gateways on the Internet. It was founded in 1993, and thus counts as one of the oldest, too. The World Wide Web Virtual Library was originally initiated by the University of Kansas, but is now maintained by an international network of collaborators.

Denmark/Danish affairs

Danish history web portal intended both for researchers and the general public, interested in history.

Danmark under besættelsen og befrielsen (Denmark under Occupation and Liberation)
A website maintained by history students working at the “Archives of Danish Occupation History 1940-1945.”

Danmarks Kirker (Danish Churches)
The website contains a variety of information on churches in Denmark, e.g. an alphabetical index of all church locations.

Danmarks lokaladministration 1660-2007
The historical background for understanding the administration of old Danish market towns, counties, and country municipalities, but also the reasons behind the municipality reform of 1970. A digital map of Denmark illustrates the administrational development from 1683 to 2007. Developed by the Danish Centre for Urban History.

Statistics Denmark
Different kinds of statistics on Denmark, in both Danish and English.

Dansk Center for Byhistorie (The Danish Centre for Urban History)
Developed by the Institute of History and Area Studies, University of Aarhus, and Den Gamle By, Aarhus’s open-air museum presenting an old Danish market town.

Dansk-vestindisk historie (History of the Danish West Indies)
The Danish National Archives’ website on the history of the Danish West Indies, 1671-1917.

Danske Lokalbibliografier (Local Danish Bibliographies)
Internet gateway to local Danish bibliographies. The bibliography is organized by counties, but searching is possible by parishes. The database facilitates research in local history of Denmark.

The Danish National Research Database (Den Danske Forskningsdatabase)
A central database with information on current research projects in Denmark.

Folketinget (The Danish National Parliament)
This is the official website of the Folketing.

The Border Society (Grænseforeningen)
One of many similar websites supporting the Danish minority in Southern Schleswig (the northernmost part of Germany, bordering with Denmark). It contains, for example. a lexicon with terms relating to Southern Schleswig, which you can search by places, tourist attractions, people, institutions and historical events.

Danish Church Wall Paintings (Kalkemalerier)/ by Axel Bolvig

Local History of Aarhus
The website presents historical records from regional archives, Aarhus Leksikon, censuses, wedding records etc.

Romansk Stenkunst (Romanesque art in stone)
This is an online database of the Romanesque art in stone, found in Denmark. It is developed by the University of Aarhus.

Confederation of Danish Local Archives (SLA. Sammenslutningen af Lokalarkiver)
An online forum for archival professionals from all regions of Denmark. It also contains a listing of ca. four hundred local archives, with links and contact information.

The Danish State Archives.
This is a joint web portal for different branches of the State Archives, such as National, Provincial, and Data Archives, but also Danish Business Archives and Filming Centre.
Here you can also find the Danish Demographic Database, with access to “Censuses”, “Emigrants”, “Immigrants”, and “Dannebrogsmænd”.

European Integration

European Navigator
A multimedia database on the development of the European Union, with explanations of historical events, its organisation and institutions.

University Association for Contemporary European Studies

College of Europe

European University Institute

Danish Institute for International Studies

The European Union On-Line

The Danish Parliament’s EU Information Centre

EU History - History of European Integration – The Leiden University

Archive of European Integration (AEI)

The European Integration History Index

The World Wide Web Virtual Library for European Integration.

The History of Europe as a Supranational Region: Primary Documents

Independent Think Tanks with a Focus on the EU

  • Center for European Policy Studies. Mission: qualified debates on the EU issues. Research areas: economic policies, energy and climate change, sustainable development, EU neighbourhood, foreign and security policy, financial markets, justice, European institutions, trade, agriculture etc.
  • Center for European Reform. Mission: qualified debates on the EU issues. Stand: pro-European but not uncritical; it promotes ideas for reforming the EU. Research areas: EU 2020, EU budget and policies, EU foreign policy, institutions, justice and home affairs, Lisbon and competitiveness, environment, education and research, the euro, security and defence policy, enlargement, Turkey, neighborhood policy, transatlantic relations, Russia and energy, China, The Middle East, Arab Reform Initiative.
  • The Cicero Foundation – an independent pro-EU and pro-Atlantic World think tank, focused on security policy.
  • Centrum für angewandte Politikforschung/Center for Applied Policy Research. Mission: political strategies for future, generating debates on Europe and the EU, information providers. Research and project areas: global future, German affairs, youth and Europe, European affairs, policy research. Other topics: the Balkans, China, Germany – internal affairs, Germany – European policy, energy politics, EU – common foreign, security, and defence policy, enlargement of the EU, neighbouring countries, EU reform and ratification, European citizenship, The Middle East, political education, Russia, transformation, transatlantic relationships, Turkey, Ukraine, future development.
  • Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik Berlin. German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit (German and English). Independent research institution and adviser to the German parliament (the Bundestag) and to the federal government on the foreign and security policy issues. Research projects: EU integration, EU external relations, security policy, The Americas, Russia, Middle East and Africa, Asia, Global issues.
  • Notre Europe (French and English) A think tank with focus on the EU. There are links on the website to think tanks in other countries that also focus on the EU!!! Topics: Visions of Europe: EU Identity, EU Institutions; European Democracy in Action; Competition, Cooperation, Solidarity: European agricultural policy after 2013, Energy policy, European budget; Europe and World Governance: EU as reference to other world regions.

The Cold War

The Cold War Museum
Well organized collection of links to Cold War topics, organized by decades, since the 1940s to the 1990s.

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School - The Cold War
A collection of primary resources in the Cold War history, the majority of which are related to the American foreign policy in the 1940s and after.

The Berlin Airlift. Truman Presidential Museum & Library
Collection of documents, images, oral accounts and books on the airlift to Berlin in the years 1948-51.

Cold War International Project
The aim of this project is to release and integrate historical documents on Cold War produced by governments in the former Communist countries with those produced in the West.

Cold War Research Project under the Danish Institute for International Studies

Discussion Groups

H-Net Discussion Networks (Humanities and Social Sciences On Line)
A long list of discussion groups in various fields, among them History. H-Net links professors and students from over ninety countries, including Denmark.


World History/HyperHistory
HyperHistory illustrates 3,000 years of world history by means of interactive chronological maps.

By entering a specific year, you will find dozens of world events from that year, organized in the form of timelines.

World history organized by periods, topics, places, timelines etc.


Map History/History of Cartography
A comprehensive web portal specialized primarily in old maps.

The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (PCL)
A rich map collection from The University of Texas at Austin.

David Rumsey Map Collection
The collection contains around 4,000 digitalized maps, primarily American, but other countries and regions are represented as well.

Danmarks lokaladministration 1660-2007
The historical background for understanding the administration of old Danish market towns, counties, and country municipalities, but also the reasons behind the municipality reform of 1970. A digital map of Denmark illustrates the administrational development from 1683 to 2007. Developed by the Danish Centre for Urban History.

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