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ARTH 136: The Year 1500: A Global History of Art & Architecture: Web and Reference Sources

Research guide for ARTH 136. This introductory survey course invites students to take an imaginary voyage that selectively explores the history of art and architecture throughout the globe around the year 1500

Selected Electronic Resources

Museum Websites

Online Reference Sources

Primary Sources

Primary sources are the evidence of history, original records or objects created by participants or observers at the time historical events occurred or even well after events, as in memoirs and oral histories. Primary sources may include but are not limited to: letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, maps, architectural plans, speeches, interviews, documents produced by government agencies, photographs, audio or video recordings, born-digital items (e.g. emails), research data, and objects or artifacts (such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, tools, and weapons). These sources serve as the raw materials historians use to interpret and analyze the past.