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History Research Online

OU Historians past and present have been involved in a range of digital humanities projects.

Peace Activism in the UK during the Cold War

Dr Luc-Andre Brunet’s ‘Peace Activism in the UK during the Cold War’ includes digitised archival documents from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and video interviews with academics, peace activists and policy-makers.

A selection of other websites compiled by OU historians based on our research can be accessed via the links below:

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Old Bailey Online

A database of 197,745 criminal trials held from 1674-1913 at the Old Bailey.

Old Bailey Online website

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Commodity Histories

Commodity Histories is a public forum for research postings, news and information about the history of commodities.

Commodity Histories website

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History from Police Archives

History from Police Archives is a website that provides study courses and resource materials for students of social history working towards Key Stage 3 and higher.

History from Police Archives website

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Katiba Cultural Rights

An ESRC-funded project researching how Kenyans are exercising their new constitutional rights to culture.

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