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The Abolition of Slavery Project
By breaking up the site into different areas of focus, such as enslavement itself and abolition, it allows itself to be easily navigable by students and scholars alike.
Chinese Text Project
largest database of pre-modern Chinese text digitally available...[which] focuses specifically on pre-Qin and Han dynasty works, as well as post-Han dynasty texts.
Lynching in the United States: 1883-1941
...this source expands the subject of lynching's to include other minority groups in the US beyond black Americans, as well as white Americans.
Colonial North America at Harvard Library
Colonial North America at Harvard Library is an ambitious project that seeks to digitise Harvard’s vast collection of materials related to the North American colonies, circa the 17th and 18th centuries.
The Letters of Marie Mancini
The site’s great strengths currently lie in its annotated translations and ease of use, with the team having obviously given some thought to how users might want to explore these letters.
The Blavatnik Archive
...the Blavatnik Archive site does a great job of ensuring that a range of important archival material can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection
A Colony in Crisis: The Saint Domingue Grain Shortage of 1789
...the site’s method of limiting each translated entry to about 1000 words is a great way to foster greater engagement with these sources without being too much to handle at once.
Mapping the Republic of Letters
Browsing the site, users are able to gain a deeper appreciation for how data visualisation can help academics examine previously well-known and well-utilised primary sources in new, innovative ways.
Witches is well-conceived and equally well-presented project that takes our understanding of Scottish witchcraft one step further
History of Medicine and Medical Humanities
...the Portal team are doing an excellent job of making the site a one-stop resource for everyone interested in the medical humanities