other blogsites and picture libraries

British Library, Add. 39636, f.24

British Library, Add. 39636, f.24

Until I started this site, I did not even know what a ‘blog’ was (one of my students took pity on me and explained carefully and slowly that it was short for ‘web-log’). I now discover, of course, that so many of the younger as well as my more mature historian colleagues run interesting blogsites. Furthermore, there are now some useful sites for academic historians searching for early modern images.  I list here some of the sites  I have found helpful. The list is selective and subjective, but I thought it might be of interest to some visitors to this site.

Blog/websites of colleagues with similar or cognate interests:

Digitized Images Sites I have visited/found useful:

Picture Libraries I have used/consulted:

These are all freely accessible. If you have institutional subscription, then searching in Artstor can also be useful.

When I try to locate a digitized image in a printed book (written in Latin), I use Dana Sutton’s Ur-site of all digitized books: http://www.philological.bham.ac.uk/bibliography/.

If I am looking for an image in an incunabula, I use http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/istc/.

(http://www.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/kvk_en.html is another way to look for digitized books).

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5 Responses to other blogsites and picture libraries

  1. nicky553 says:

    Thanks for this. May I immodestly add my own blog, Anatomia Animalia? anitaguerrini.wordpress.com — on history, science, animals, food.

  2. sk111 says:

    Thank you Anita! and I hope other colleagues would write in too to add their blogs and sites they have found useful.

  3. hck says:

    For incunabula and some postincunabula GW ( http://www.gesamtkatalogderwiegendrucke.de/ ) has also links to digitised copies (if available and known to Falk Eisermann &co.).

    Behind a paywall, but usefull: “Iter” : http://www.itergateway.org/resources

    You’ll know about “Web4Ren Forum (W4RF): Many sorts of information of potential relevance to those interested in Renaissance Intellectual History” ( http://www.phil-hum-ren.uni-muenchen.de/W4RF/YaBB.pl )

    My current blog (“Kein Wald, nur Bäume” : http://hckzweitblog.blogspot.de/ ) however deals mostly with stuff *not* related to Renaissance intellectual history &c., and is mostly in German.

  4. trampolining says:

    What an amazing site. Thanks just for devoting some time.

  5. Paul says:

    Great site. The link for the British Museum goes to Wellcome images.

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