I wrote last week about what a fantastic thing it is to have a wealth of primary sources stored in libraries and museums, nowadays increasingly being made available online. For completeness’s sake, it needs to be mentioned that it’s not only library and museum professionals that share quality research or materials online.
Below I list a (very) few linguistic and historical resources put together by dedicated private individuals. They’re all diligent in documenting their steps and sources, and providing info and links for those interested in finding more. Thorough documentation is, again, not a surefire way to avoid mistakes, but it does allow tracking sources and re-creating the research.
- Her Reputation for Accomplishment – recreating skills and pastimes of Jane Austen’s era
- Lacus Curtius – classical Greek and Latin texts, three dictionaries, and materials on Roman Britain, Roman military history, and ancient astronomy, to name but a few
- Omniglot – alphabets, languages, useful phrases and much more
- People of Color in European Art History – what it says on the tin, and more. A FANTASTIC resource!
A short list, to be sure, but what better than that to add to. 🙂
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