Centre for Urban history

Urban History Resource Hub


  • American Geographical Society Library (AGSL) - library and map collection of the American Geographical Society (AGS) of New York. Includes several digital collections of importance to urban history.
  • Archives Made Easy A collection of links to archives all over the globe, some complete with comments and practical information provided by researchers who have visited
  • Associazione Italiana per la Storia urbana (site in Italian and English) - one of the most active Italian cultural association concerned with the history of cities, and one that enjoys strong  institutional support from universities, research centres and cultural institutions as well as broader academic engagement.



  • Canadian Archives A comprehensive list of links to Canadian archives on the net
  • Canadian Council of Archives Facilitating the evolution of an archival system in Canada
  • Canadian Urban History Internet Course
  • Centre for Regional and Local History University of Leicester
  • Centre for Metropolitan History University of London, School of Advanced Study
  • CHCC Project
  • Cities as International and Transnational Actors (CITTA)
  • Construction History Society Preserving construction history for the future... Preserving history for today
  • Coventry (Town history)
  • Cultures of Cities A database of papers presented to the 4th Biennial of Towns and Town Planners in Europe
  • Current Value of Old Money A series of resources to help you compare prices across time


  • DANGO Database of Archives of Non-Governmental Organisations since 1945
  • Danish Centre for Urban History Aarhus Universitet (site in English)
  • Den Virtuelle Købstad


  • East Midlands Oral History Archive Collecting oral history resources from the communities of the East Midlands
  • Economic History Society Promoting the study of economic and social history
  • EH.Net This site includes a number of tools to enable you to assess the relative value of money - GDP, purchasing power, exchange rates etc - across time and place.
  • Europeana.eu Links to two million digital items. Europeana is a Thematic Network funded by the European Commission; originally known as the European digital library network (EDLnet), it is a partnership of 100 representatives of heritage and knowledge organisations and IT experts from throughout Europe



  • Historic Cities
  • Historic Pittsburgh
  • Historical Directories A digital library of eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth century local and trade directories
  • History On-Line hosted by the Institute of Historical Research (IHR); information resources for the teaching and learning of history, currently over 40,000 records providing details of books and articles, UK university lecturers (teachers), UK current and past research (theses) and links to websites and online resources
  • History Web Site
  • How much is that? - a variety of comparative values over time for the UK and US
  • Humbul and Artifact have now merged to form the Intute: Arts and Humanities service.
  • The booklet Internet Resources for History produced by Humbul is still available but the Humbul site is no longer being updated.
  • H-Urban Teaching Centre
  • H-Urban Web Links Guide to urban studies on the net
  • H-Urban Website




  • Making History Hosted by the Institute of Historical Research (IHR); contains cross-referenced entries for historians, journals, organisations and projects important in the development of the subject
  • Manchester Centre for Regional History
  • Medieval English Towns Information about towns and cities in England during the Middle Ages
  • Metropolis Project An international forum for research and policy on migration, diversity and changing cities
  • Milwaukee Urban Archives Specialising in the history of the Milwaukee area


  • National Library of Scotland
  • National Library of Wales
  • NYPL Digital Gallery access to over 450,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of the New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera and more


  • Old-maps.co.uk Free access to first edition historical maps of Great Britain dated between 1846 and 1899



  • Regional and Local History, University of Leicester
  • Relative Values Calculator (UK Sterling or US Dollars) which will compute the 'real value' of the price, cost, or value of something over time and convert it from British Pounds to US Dollars, or vice versa
  • Revue D'Histoire Urbaine/Urban History Review
  • Royal Historical Society Bibliography an authoritative guide to what has been written about British and Irish history from the Roman period to the present day



  • Temple University Urban Archives Archives detailing the social, economic, and physical development of the Philadelphia area
  • Three Cities Project Literary and visual representations of three American cities 1870-1930



  • Village Search
  • Visualising Urban Geographies provides mapping tools for historians. It enables them to use digitized and geo-referenced maps in conjunction with historical information based on either addresses or districts.


  • Welfare City Project Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark (site in English)
  • Wolverhampton History and Heritage Site
  • Women and Social Movements 1600-2000 Primary documents related to women and social movements in the United States between 1600 and 2000

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