Maps, exhibitions, databases

Catalogue of British Town Maps

This Catalogue of British Town Maps locates town maps extant in UK public archives and libraries. It provides details of almost 8,000 maps and provides for each the key cartographical and other features and the location of publicly-accessible exemplars.

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Fashion and consumption in the First World War: Department store catalogues 1916-17

Fashion and consumption in the First World War was a joint project between the Institute of Historical Research and Senate House Library, to produce an online exhibition of digitised fashion catalogues from the First World War.

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Making History

Making History, developed by the Institute of Historical Research, is a website dedicated to the history of the study and practice of history in Britain over the last hundred years and more, following the emergence of the professional discipline in the late 19th century.

Ron Heisler Collection

The Ron Heisler Collection was another joint project between the Institute of Historical Research and Senate House Library (part of the Radical Voices season), to produce an online exhibition of digitised front covers of a tiny selection of the extraordinary collection donated by Ron Heisler, tra

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VCH Explore

VCH Explore provides free access to reliable local history materials, produced by academics and volunteers. Photographs, paintings, drawings, maps, text, transcribed documents and audio files are organised thematically.