Miscellaneous Links

1940 Census USA -- http://1940census.archives.gov/
An important tool for researchers and genealogists, the online version of the 1940 census has 3.8 million images from more 4,000 rolls of microfilm in the National Archives.

Benzinga -- http://pro.benzinga.com/
Investopedia at Benzinga, a financial news provider, is a good source for defining investment and finance terms.

Central European Papers -- http://www.slu.cz/fvp/cz/web-cep-en
Available free on line, this journal offers articles, reviews, and more about Central European history, society, and politics.  It is a publication of the Silesian University, Faculty of Public Policies (Opava, Czech Republic) and the János Kodolányi University (Székesfehérvár, Hungary).

CIA World Factbook -- https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
Updated weekly, the World Factbook is an important source for basic information about every country in the world.

Encyclopedia of 1848 Revolutions -- http://www.ohio.edu/chastain/index.htm
Scholars throughout the world have contributed nearly 350 entries to this site.

Eurasian Union (EAEU) -- http://eaeunion.org/

European Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (EBSEES) -- http://ebsees.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/

European Union -- http://europa.eu/
There is plenty to explore at the EU web site.  Be sure to visit the EU Book Shop because many of its publications are available as free downloads.  One of my favorites is an electronic map of the EU from 2010 that includes some basic economic data.  Obtain a copy at http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=KC3110640.

Forum 2000 -- http://www.forum2000.cz/
This is the web page for the yearly conference that takes place in Prague through the sponsorship of Václav Havel (1936-2011), playwright, former Czech dissident during the Communist era, and former president of Czechoslovakia (1989-1992) and the Czech Republic (1993-2003).

Freedom House -- http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=1
Freedom House tracks basic freedoms and progress toward democracy throughout the world.  Its Nations in Transit, Freedom of the Press, and other reports available at http://www.freedomhouse.eu/, are crucial for understanding current conditions in Central Europe, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

Google Art Project – http://www.googleartproject.com/
With the cooperation of 151 museums in 40 countries as of 2012, the Google Art Project brings visitors high-resolution images of paintings, sculpture, photographs, and other works of art from around the world.

Habsburg Monarchy in Maps (animated) -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyLSUZ1qlVM

Historicum.net -- https://www.historicum.net/home/
This is an excellent source for historical information on the Internet.  Even if one does not read German well, of particular interest is the extensive list of links available at https://www.historicum.net/recherche/als-webguide-geschichte/.

H-German at H-Net
H-Rural at H-Net
H-Russia at H-Net
Habsburg at H-Net
This is an online magazine about museums, exhibitions, and public art.

Inštitút pre verejné otázky (IVO) -- http://www.ivo.sk/92/sk/uvod
The Institute of Public Affairs is a Slovak non-governmental, non-partisan organization that studies public policy.  Its web site is in Slovak and English.

Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry -- http://www.kantorcenter.tau.ac.il/
This academic center located at Tel Aviv University studies European Jewry since the Second World War and maintains the Database for the Study of Antisemitism and Racism.

Language Museum, Language Encyclopedia -- http://www.language-museum.com/encyclopedia/
This site contains basic information about each language of the world along with a sample of its alphabet and a sample of written text that is from either the Bible or the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Mapping the Gulag -- http://www.gulagmaps.org/
This site presents various maps that illustrate the extensive system of concentration camps in the former Soviet Union.

Maps That Explain the World
Forty More Maps That Explain the World -- http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/
The links above are for the Washington Post lists of eighty maps that help readers understand world history and current events.

National Geographic -- http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/
One of the many features of the National Geographic web site is "Song of the Csángós" about a Hungarian minority in Transylvania, Romania, at http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0506/sights_n_sounds/index.html.

Nations Online -- http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/index.html
This is an excellent source for current information about every country in the world, maps in the public domain, travel information, and more.

The New Eastern Europe -- http://www.neweasterneurope.eu/
A news journal that began in 2011 and appears online and in print each quarter, The New Eastern Europe has its editorial staff in Krakow, Poland, and receives funding from nonprofit groups.  E-mail subscriptions are free.

Open Media Resource Institute (OMRI) Daily Digest -- http://www.hri.org/news/balkans/omri/

Orbis -- http://orbis.stanford.edu/
This interactive web site enables individuals to plot how long travel would have taken and how much it would have cost from one point to another in the Roman Empire.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development -- http://www.oecd.org/
The OECD strives to improve economic and social conditions throughout the world.  It has a useful free online statistical bank at https://data.oecd.org/.  See also http://www.oecd.org/std/.

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) -- http://www.osce.org/
With 57 member states in Europe and Eurasia, the OSCE is concerned with conflict prevention, arms control,  democratization, human rights, and other issues that pertain to Europe.

Polish Embassy -- http://tinyurl.com/lrlbpet
Check this Youtube site for updates from the Polish Embassy in Washington, DC.

Slavic Review -- http://www.slavicreview.illinois.edu/

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute -- http://www.sipri.org/
SIPRI, which the Swedish government funds, examines international security, conflicts, military spending, arms control, and other military issues.  Since 1968 it has released an annual yearbook on world military issues and peace that Oxford University Press publishes.

United Nations -- http://www.un.org/en/

Visegrad Group -- http://www.visegradgroup.eu/
The Visegrad Group is the association of Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary within the European Union.  The home page of the web site includes news about the common efforts of the four countries.

WW2History.com -- WW2History.com
This is the web site of the British historian Laurence Rees, the author of a half dozen books and three documentaries on the Second World War.  Until 2008, Rees was with the BBC TV, where he headed history programming, and now is a senior visiting fellow in the International History Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science at London University.


U. S. National Archives and Records Administration -- http://www.archives.gov/

State Department Records in the National Archive -- http://www.archives.gov/research/foreign-policy/state-dept/.

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