Online Resources: European History

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The Baudelaire Song Project

The resource hosts a database of all the song settings produced over Charles Baudelaire’s poetry through classical music and popular music settings, in French and in other translations, in musical scores and in audio formats. The database is intended for musicians, researchers interested in relations between poetry and music, and teachers. The website provides school resources, including KS3 song-writing workshops, and data visualisations of the music.


Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury

The resource is an ongoing international research project which is reconstructing digitally the records that were lost in the fire at the Public Record Office in Dublin in 1922. The aims of the project are to reconstruct what was lost in the fire by locating materials in repositories around the world with substitute materials, digitise and transcribe manuscript records, and to offer an open-access virtual reconstruction of the Record Treasury destroyed in 1922. Researchers can view through information about the collections as the project develops, as well as research articles on the context of the Record Treasury.


Chopin’s First Editions Online (CFEO)

This resource has collated together the first impressions of Chopin’s first editions. Musicians, musicologists, and researchers can access an online database of over 5,000 digital images of Chopin’s work, in which they can search by work, genre, instrument and publisher.


Concert Programmes

This resource provides researchers with access to a database focused on the collections of concert programmes held in European libraries, archives and museums, from the eighteenth-century to the present day. Researchers can search concert programmes by people, place, venue, dates, institutions, and subjects, and a digitised map shows the location of concert venues and holding institutions.


European Cinema Audiences: Entangled Histories and Shared Memories

This resource is an ongoing comparative research project which explores European film cultures in the 1950s. The project studies how films were distributed, experienced, and viewed to comprehend the cultural practice of the cinema. At the end of the project, researchers and members of the public will be able to access a digital archive, which will include 140 video interviews subtitled in English, and a database of archival and contextual material which will be useful to those interested in how film was experienced during this period.


European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI)

The resource is an online portal which provides researchers with information about dispersed sources relating to the Holocaust. The website provides an online course in Holocaust studies, bibliographies and short films on the Holocaust.


Europeana Collections

This resource is a hub for researchers to discover information contained in thousands of European archives, libraries, and museums. Europeana Collections aims for researchers to “discover inspiring cultural heritage from European museums, galleries, libraries and archives” for education and research purposes. The website provides researchers with access to over 500 million digitised items, including books, music, artwork, and teaching resources, and is available in 27 languages.


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French Learner Language Corpora (FLLOC)

This resource promotes research in relation to the acquisition of French as a second/foreign language. Researchers are provided with free access to a database of French Learner Language Oral Corpora, which is regularly updated. The FFLOC database contains over 4,000 digitised sound files and related transcripts.


Gidiana (Archives)

The resource is an online database dedicated to the work of André Gide (1869-1961), a French writer and humanist. Researchers can access a database of articles and books written and published by André Gide during his lifetime, and there is a bibliography on books written on Gide. Additionally, visitors to the website can browse through thematic biographical overviews of Gide, his life, and his work.


Hofmeister XIX

The resource is an online version of the Hofmeister Monatsberichte for the years 1829-1900, in which researchers can search through over 330,000 records of music publications. Researchers can access a database and browse by countries, composers, publishers, publication places, and classes.


Irish Newspaper Archives

This resource is subscription online database in which researchers can search through Irish newspapers printed from 1738 to the present day. The database enables researchers to browse through regional and national Irish newspaper titles, date, and county, which help provide an insight into historic events and county and city reactions perspective to news. The Irish Newspapers Archives website is a useful resource for those interested in the history of newspapers and journalism, and in the history of Ireland from the early modern period to the present day.


National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE Paintings)

This resource provides researchers with access to an online database, which gives detailed information about 8,300 pre-1900 European paintings held in UK public collections. Researchers can search through alphabetised artist/schools and collections, as well as search digitised images of the paintings. The National Inventory of Continental European Paintings database is regularly updated and will eventually hold data on around 22,000 paintings.


Science Fiction Hub

The resource provides researchers with access to one of the largest European catalogued collection of science fiction material, including the Science Fiction Collection and a wealthy of literary archives. It includes over 35,000 books, 2,500 periodical titles, and 2,500 critical works from the earliest speculative fiction to present day across a wide geographical range, with online links to different archives and collections. Additionally, the Science Fiction Hub contains extensive archival papers and manuscripts of some of the most important writers in the genre, including John Wyndham, Brian Aldiss, and Olaf Stapledon.


Women in Modern Irish Culture: A Database of Irish Women’s Writing, 1800-2005

The resource is an online bibliographical database of Irish women writers between 1800 and 2005. The database draws on the writing of women who wrote in both Irish and English, and includes a wide range of publications, such as novels, articles, poems, memoirs, travel writing, essays, cookery writing, plays, and films. The database provides biographical details, where available, as well as all known pseudonyms.



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