Medical Biography: This journal "is concerned with topics of
shared interest between the medical sciences and the arts" and is "aimed
at a wide audience among both the medical and non-medical community."
H-Memory: "a discussion
network open to all academics and researchers concerned with Memory
Studies. This inter-disciplinary field interests itself in how humans
remember and represent that memory, be it through literature, monuments,
historical works, or in their own private lives."
Modern History Research Unit, University of Oxford. "The Centre is
dedicated to the study and promotion, and, where necessary, development,
of the disciplines and methods of medieval prosopography."
Autopacte: Managed by Philippe
Lejeune, Autopacte provides extensive bibliographies on a variety of
lifewriting topics, listings of journals in several languages which
publish lifewriting criticism and theory, and notices of conferences and
colloquia as well.
The Foley Center
for the Study of Lives at Northwestern: The Center is "a small
interdisciplinary research center dedicated to studying personality and
social development in adulthood, with a special emphasis on the
development of such prosocial characteristics in human lives as
generativity, altruism, social commitment, and wisdom."
Narrative Psychology: Internet Resource Guide at Le
Moyne College: "This guide provides a broad set of bibliographical and Internet-based resources for use in the study
of narrative psychology and has been designed both as an Internet-available document for researchers generally and
partially to be used within an advanced undergraduate psychology seminar."?Vincent Hevern
"My aim with all this is twofold. First and foremost, I want to provide a
quality resource for those interested in the field I adore:
psychobiography. . . . Second, I do want to use this site as a way of
making my own writing more easily available."-- Todd Schultz
Center for the Study of History and Memory. "The Center for the
Study of History and Memory began its existence in 1968, when the "Oral
History Project" was founded by Oscar O. Winther as an initiative to
collect the history of the University itself. The enormous potential of
oral history as a research and pedagogical tool was quickly apparent,
and the project expanded as other research studies were added to its
growing archive. When John Bodnar became the project's director in
1981, he changed the Oral History Project's name to the Oral History
Research Center to reflect its broadened scope and its mission to
preserve, collect, and interpret 20th-century history through the
medium of first-person testimony."
History Archives of World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War at
Rutgers: "The Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II, the
Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War, directed by Sandra Stewart
Holyoak, is an enterprise to record the personal experiences of the men
and women who served on the home front and overseas." Currently featuring
312 oral histories, the Project "is an enterprise to record the personal
experiences of the men and women who served on the homefront and overseas.
It is based on in-depth interviews of individuals who lived through World
War II, beginning with an initial group of Rutgers College alumni and
Douglass College alumnae (formerly, New Jersey College for Women)."
Oral History Research Office at Columbia University: Founded in 1948
by Allan Nevins, "the oral history collection now contains over 7,000
taped memoirs, and over 700,000 pages of transcript." The Office "is the
oldest and largest organized oral history program in the world."
Regional Oral History
Office at UC Berkeley: Established in 1954, ROHO's "major subject
areas include law and government, arts and letters, business and labor,
social and community history, University of California history, natural
resources and the environment, and science and technology."
Craft: "If you write, edit, publish, sell, or just like to read
biographies, you will want to subscribe to The Biographer's Craft, a free,
monthly newsletter about biographies, biographers, and the craft of
iaba-l: The International
Auto/Biography Association discussion and information list for Life
website of American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920: This
Library of Congress website "is comprised of 253 published narratives by
Americans and foreign visitors recounting their travels in the colonies
and the United States and their observations and opinions about American
Apeoples, places, and society from about 1750 to 1920. Also included is
thirty-two-volume set of manuscript sources entitled Early Western
Travels, 1748-1846, published between 1904 and 1907 after diligent
compilation by the distinguished historian and secretary of the Wisconsin
Historical Society Reuben Gold Thwaites."
New Dictionary of National
Biography: "A collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of
men and women who have shaped all aspects of the British past . . . will
be published in print and electronic forms in 2004."
the Web: "This page is an attempt to bring together literary author
biographies available on the World Wide Web. The biographies vary in
quality, timeliness, length and authority."
Biographies of American Architects: "Between 1897 and 1947 the
American Art Annual and its successor volume Who's Who in
American Art included brief obituaries of prominent American artists,
sculptors, and architects. During this fifty-year period, the lives of
more than twelve-hundred architects were summarized in anywhere from a few
lines to several paragraphs."
Classical Net: Composer Master Index: "This index lists those
composers for which there is a dedicated page at this site that may
include biography, recommended works, recommended recordings, and other
related reviews and articles."
Collection at Michigan: "The 115 manuscript collections are strongest
in the correspondence and essays of anarchists but also include a growing
body of material documenting post World War II social protest issues."
Biographical Sketches of Memorable Christians of the Past: "James E
Kiefer is a quiet soul whose day job is in a government research
laboratory, but who enriches all of us by using his spare time to write
down the stories of the people who, through the centuries, have made the
Christian church what it is today."
Canadian Scientists: "This short list of great Canadian scientist
in-depth profiles was developed . . . to reflect a balance of discipline,
region and gender. We also tried to keep to 'Scientists' rather than
engineers, doctors or inventors--though there were a couple of
History of Astronomy: "The following pages include not only
astronomers, but also persons with relation to astronomy. Scholars from
other fields who did investigations in astronomy, makers of astronomical
History of Evolutionary Thought: "The list . . . includes scientists
and thinkers who have contributed to our understanding of life on Earth,
especially, evolution. The list is given chronologically, and is divided
into sections according to themes in the history of evolutionary
Kings College London Liddell Hart Centre for Military
Archives: "The Centre holds private papers of over 500 senior defense personnel who held office in [the 20th] century.
Individual collections range in size from a single file to the 1000 boxes of Capt. Sir Basil Liddell Hart's papers. To
these are now being added research materials, notably interview transcripts, collected in connection with television
documentaries and academic projects."
Women's History: A Research Guide: General Reference
and Biographical Sources; Subject Index to Research Sources; State and
Regional History Sources; Finding Books, Journal Articles,
Theses; Finding Primary Sources; Digital Collections of Primary
Biographies of Women Mathematicians: "These pages are part of an
on-going project by students in mathematics classes at Agnes Scott
College, in Atlanta GA, to illustrate the numerous achievements of women
in the field of mathematics."--Larry Riddle
The International Association
of Labour History Institutions: Women's and Gender History: "In the
past few years, the relationship between women and labour issues, gender
and class, socialism and sexuality, feminism and socialism has frequently
been the subject of conferences, workshops and publications of labour
history institutions. IALHI recently published on its website a new
section with information on gender related materials in IALHI members
Home Page: "Serving past, present, and future women in the military,"
this is a kind of journal/message board/scrapbook of messages/vignettes
posted by women inquiring about, serving in, or retired from all branches
of the US military.
Hawai`i Council for the
Humanities: "In addition to conducting humanities projects for
Hawai`i's communities, the HCH gives grants for humanities projects for
the general public that are planned and conducted by non-profit groups.
The Committee is providing, on a temporary basis, small grants for
preservation and publications by non-profit organizations and research by
Cultural Studies Central:
"We . . . want to make CSC your 'portal' to the electronic cultural
studies world, so you will have immediate access to the other most
prominent CS sites and discussion lists . . . ."
Lives Website at the University of Sydney: " Working Lives draws
together contributors examining a range of labour biography subjects and
methodologies, including: labour history and narrative identity, trade
union leadership, labour intellectuals, studies of the justices of the NSW
Industrial Commission and a progress report on the Biographical Register
of the Australian Labour Movement--which includes entries on 2,000 labour
activists. Several entries on pioneering women activists can also be
found at this page."