Explore five centuries of journeys across the globe, scientific discoveries, the expansion of European colonialism, conflict over territories and trade routes, and decades-long search and rescue attempts in this multi-archive collection dedicated to the history of exploration.
Encounter documents encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic. This resource collects sources from nine archives, including the School of Oriental and African Studies and the British Library, London, to give an incredible insight into the changes in China during this period.
Discover an archive of over 120 years of Chinese newspapers including The North - China Herald (1850-1941), The Chinese Recorder (1868-1941) and The China Weekly Review (1923-1950). Articles are full-text, fully searchable and viewable as images.
Browse a huge selection of documents, images, maps and more relating to World War I. Includes four modules: personal narratives; propaganda and recruitment; visual perspectives and narratives; a global conflict.
From May 2019, the Library's subscription now also includes Module IV: A Global Conflict including primary sources focusing on the global nature of the war, in and beyond the European theatres.
Discover essential primary sources documenting the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the nineteenth century to the present. This expansive collection offers sources for the study of women's suffrage, the feminist movement, the men’s movement, employment, education, the body, the family, and government and politics.
Explore multiple perspectives on the history of injury, treatment and disease on the front line. Chart scientific advances through hospital records, medical reports and first-hand accounts, and discover the evidence of how war shaped medical practice across the centuries.
Explore the spectacle of world's fairs starting from the Crystal Palace in 1851 and the proliferation of North American exhibitions, to the Australian International Exhibitions - 1879/80 in Sydney, 1880/81 and 1888/89 in Melbourne and fairs around the world.
The collection includes official records, monographs, publicity, artwork and artifacts to provide rich research opportunities.