H-Ukraine is initiating a new blog series about working in Ukrainian archives or with materials pertaining to Ukraine located in other countries. Our goal is to bring more transparency to the process of working in archives abroad and to raise awareness about relevant collections and materials housed in institutions outside of Ukraine. If you have recently done work in a Ukrainian archive or work for an institution with notable Ukraine-related holdings, please consider guest blogging for us. Final blogs should be between 500 and 700 words.
Russian Visual Arts: Art Criticism in Context, 1814-1909 is an online research archive documenting the growth of diverse forms of commentary on the visual arts (particularly painting) in Russia from the early ninteenth- to early twentieth centuries.
Announcing a new multi-media website, https://dsps.lib.uiowa.edu/mars-deepwater-gulf/ devoted to documenting and narrating the story of Royal Dutch Shell’s pioneering development of the Mars basin in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (3,000 feet of water).
This site is managed by Yvette Hoitink, a professional genealogist in the Netherlands who specializes in researching Dutch ancestors for people around the world. The site helps people of Dutch descent research their Dutch ancestor and includes articles that explain research opportunities in the Netherlands, both offline and online. Other articles give background information about Dutch history in general and emigration in particular. Special attention is given to online research, with many links to useful websites.
These lessons explore the global nature of the Dutch colonial experience and life in New Netherland. The lessons use documents and paintings from the New York State Archives, New York State Library, and other repositories throughout the United States and Europe and are free for educational use.
The Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies is an organization that encourages research and interest in the history, life, and culture of the Dutch in North America. The Association analyzes and describes the development of political and religious institutions, industry, science and the arts, education, and North American Netherlandic relations. It also publishes and distributes information on those same topics and sponsors a biennial meeting for persons who share these interests.
TheWriting Westward Podcast features conversations with authors of new books on the North American West. Disciplines vary but lean heavily towards history and literature. A total of 9 episodes are currently available with a new episode released each month.