Centres, Institutes and Research Groups for the study of Conflict (Tertiary Institutions)
- Cold War International History Project
- Fostered by the 1991 founding of the Cold War International History Project at Washington's Woodrow Wilson Centre for Scholars, scholarly interest in the Cold War has risen steadily for the past decade. Indeed the Project, which has facilitated the growth in this interest by way of its working paper and book series, has invariably engaged world governments with a view to encouraging the prompt release of previously classified documents relating to the Cold War. The Project's website offers a number of documents and dossiers on-line.
- National Defence University
- Adjunct to the United States Department of Defense, this University comprises a number of centres and institutes concerned with the study of military policy around the world.
- Center for Nonproliferation Studies
- As part of the Monterey Institute for International Studies, the Centre primarily seeks to assess and combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction. The Centre also looks at subjects that impinge on national and global security concerns. Through the Nonproliferation Review, the organisational journal, both historical and contemporary issues concerned with the spread of militarism are surveyed. Articles from the Nonproliferation Review can be viewed via this website.
- Scottish Centre for War Studies
- The Centre is part of the University of Glasgow.
- University of Wolverhampton
- The University of Wolverhampton has a strong emphasis on War Studies as part of the curriculum.
- Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies
- The Center is comprised of several departments from the Universities of Florence, Padua, Pavia, Perugia, Roma Tre and Urbino.
- The Institute on World War Two and the Human Experience
- As part of Florida State University, the institute has a focus on providing academic researchers with suitable documents and materials. The institute is currently running an oral history program based on the experiences not only of veterans, but also with those of civil defence workers and the families of returned servicemen.
- The United States Civil War Center
- Kings College London Department of War Studies
- Each academic year, the Department hosts a number of seminars concerned with both contemporary and historical issues in the study of war. Along with a heavy emphasis on postgraduate study, the department encourages the vocational study of international security issues, by those in the armed services and public sector. The Department of War Studies is Europe's principal scholarly department in this area of research.
- Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
- With a particular focus on war related posttraumatic stress disorder, the Centre is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne, the DVA and the ADF.
Centres, Institutes and Research Groups for the Study of Conflict (General and Non-Government Organisations)
- The Centre for Women War Victims
- The Centre, which was founded in response to the Balkans conflict over the past decade, promotes the empowerment of women who have been affected by war. The site is presented in both Croatian and English.
- Anglo-Boer War Study Group of Australia
- Society for Military History
- Founded in the United States, the Society aims to encourage the historical study of military issues, primarily through the Journal of Military History. The society has strong links with the American Historical Association and their website provides details of military related conferences sponsored by the AHA and fellow institutions.
Museums and Memorials
- Australian War Memorial
- This site has links to the Journal of the Australian War Memorial which is exclusively available on-line.
- Imperial War Museum
- Through its exhibitions, the Imperial War Museum places emphasis on understanding the nature of modern armed conflict, providing an insight on how war impacts on civilian life. Represented by its vast collection and varied locations, the museum embraces a number of diverse educational and research projects. A distinct feature of this website, is its inclusion of a detailed 'on-line exhibitions' Centre.
- Royal Museum of the Army and Military History
- The museum, by way of its extensive collection of uniforms and military hardware, charts the history of warfare from the Middle Ages. Situated in Brussels, the museum curators have paid particular attention to the impact that military culture has had on the Belgian way of life. The website is in French, English and Dutch.
- Heeresgeschichtliches Museum
- The Museum of Military History, the oldest and arguably most prestigious museum in Vienna, houses a collection spanning 500 years. Largely based on historical events, the museum's expositions chronicle the history of what is current day Austria, whilst providing for a unique exhibit of central European military antiquity. The Heeresgeschichtliches Museum website is also available in English.
- Le Mémorial de Caen
- Le Mémorial de Caen, a museum dedicated to the study of conflict for the purposes of peace, serves to commemorate European wars from the 1940s onward. Originally conceived with a view to providing a place for contemplation, the French museum, as an institution, also seeks to highlight the sociological and philosophical reasons for modern military conflicts. The memorial's websites is displayed in three separate languages.
- L'Historial de la Grand Guerre
- The Museum of the Great War provides an overarching account of World War One, the individual and wider society. Seeking to explain the impact of the Great War through ethnography and social enquiry, the museum provides for a focus not simply on military history, but also on that of social history. The website is presented in French, English and German.
e-Memorials and Websites Dedicated to the Remembrance of Conflict
- Katikati e-Memorial Project
- An innovational and unique site commemorating the sacrifices of servicemen from the town of Katikati on the Bay of Plenty.
- AIF Remembrance Project
- The Maple Leaf Legacy Project
- Canada's sister initiative to the AIF Remembrance Project
- New Zealand Armed Forces Memorial Project
- War Memorials in Australia
Archives, Documentation Directorates and Libraries
- The National Archives of Australia
- This site contains an easy-to-use database listing government records concerned with all aspects of previous military commitments as well as files concerned with Australian foreign relations (some of which are available on-line). The Archives also make special provision for genealogical research
- The National Security Archive
- Part of George Washington University, the National Security Archive houses thousands of documents on American foreign and defence policy, principally written after World War Two. The archive has been active in editing 15 collections of files concerned with various topics in US foreign and defence policy. Examples of these include the Cuban Missile Crisis, the militaristic uses of space and American policy with respect to South Africa.
- Public Records Office
- The National Archives of Britain contains thousands of records relating to British military history. The files listed by the War Office are of particular importance in this respect.
- National Archives and Records Administration
- Some NARA (United States of America) files can be viewed on-line in accordance with their digitisation policy.
- National Archives of Canada
- The National Archives of Canada have emphasised the history of war in their collection. Some of their records are can be viewed via this site.
- Archives Diplomatiques de France
- The website for these archives are in part translated into French
- Federal Archives of Germany
- The Bundesarchiv holds files from all periods of German history from 1815 onward.
- Archives of the Ministry for Italian Foreign Affairs
- Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Contemporary Society
- This is a tri-lingual (English (default)-French-Dutch) website maintained by the Belgian government. The Centre, which is attached to the General State Archives and Royal Library of Belgium, seeks to encourage research on 20th Century European conflicts (1914-1960) through its extensive collection of documentary material relating, primarily, to World War Two.
- Netherlands Institute for War Documentation
- This is a state run institute founded shortly before the end of World War Two. The primary functions of the Institute are in gathering documents relating to the Second World War and encouraging research on the conflict by making their collection available to both the private and public sectors. The website is available in English.
- U.S. Army Military History Institute
- The Institute is part of the United States Army War College. According to its charter, the institute "collects, organises, preserves and makes available source materials on American military history to the defence community, academic researchers and the public." The USAMHI collection comprises some nine million articles documenting many aspects to American military history.
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- Named in honour, and housing the personal library of, the renowned military strategist Captain Sir Liddell Hart, this Centre holds the private papers of almost 600 British military personnel who have served over the past 100 years. The Centre takes active steps in adding to this collection, by seeking to acquire between 30-40 relevant series (from international and domestic sources) each year.
On-line Primary Document and Oral History Archives
- Art of the First World War
- Under the patronage of UNESCO, this website brings together 110 paintings from 54 separate artists, all depicting the character of World War One. With commentary on each piece by exhibition curator and historian, Philippe Dagen, the site provides a far-reaching examination (and presentation) of the 1914-1918 conflict through the collective eyes of the art world. The website is presented in English, French and German.
- The World War One Document Archive
- A site dedicated to providing researchers with primary documentation relating to the Great War.
- Documents in Military History
- This website provides well over 300 primary documents relating to conflicts proceeding the 20th Century. The website engineers, from Hillsdale College, are seeking to include documents relating to American and non-Western military histories, as well as documents on warfare during the past 100 years. There is particular attention paid to naval history on this site.
- Photos of the Great War
- This east-to-use site contains an ever-expanding list of photos concerned with World War One all arranged by topic.
- The Rutgers Oral History Archive of World War Two
- Run by Rutgers College in New Jersey, this project has some 200 transcriptions of oral history interviews available on-line.
General Military and War Related Organisational Websites
- Returned and Services League
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The Commission oversees the founding and maintenance of thousands of graves and memorials for members of Commonwealth forces.
- The ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee Website
- Royal United Services Institute
- The Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies was founded by the Duke of Wellington in 1831. Sanctioned by those in British defence circles (it is in fact in Whitehall), the institute acts as a think tank, taking into consideration various issues relating to global security. Of particular interest to historians, are the numerous publications (such as the bi-monthly RUSI journal) that the institute has promoted.
- Gulf War Veterans Resource Pages
- This collection of resources is aimed at American veterans of the Gulf War. A striking feature of this site is the section entitled, Tracings in the Sands, which contains some 180 individual accounts of the Gulf War. This collection of pages places an emphasis on confronting the problems associated with Gulf War Syndrome and provides invaluable information to veterans on the subject.
Sites for the Study of War, Society and Culture
- De Re Militari Society
- According to the website, the De Re Militari Society is made up of scholars interested in studying "warfare in Europe and the Middle East from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance." The site has an extensive list of primary documents available on-line as well as a number of articles, dissertations and papers. The De Re Militari Society website also provides information on forthcoming works and conferences, as well as book reviews.
- The Crusades: Bibliography
- This website, created by Paul Hasall from the University of Northern Florida, provides an extremely comprehensive listing of sources relating to the study of the Crusades.
- Medieval Military History in the British Isles
- This site offers a thorough bibliography of secondary sources relating to the military history of the Norman Conquest and the reign of Stephen, to that of the 100 Years War. The website offers sources on the cultural and social context within which these campaigns were undertaken, thereby providing a more rounded listing of source material for the study of military history during this period.
- The Labyrinth - Resources for Medieval Studies
- Sponsored by Georgetown University, this website provides a number of links to sites promoting resources for the study of medieval military history. The site also offers sections on pedagogic resources, as well as professional and vocational information on this field of study.
- The Heritage of the Great War
- An English/Dutch documentary on various facets of the Great War.
- World War One - Trenches On The Web
- Aimed primarily at those with a general interest in the Great War, but also contains interesting information for even the most in-depth research.
- New Zealand and the Great War
- Memories of War
- This website is dedicated to World War Two veterans. It provides forum for the discussion of personal experiences gained throughout the conflict.
- The Korean War Project
- This website has an extensive reference and links section dealing with the various facets of the Korean War by subject.