Staff of The School of historical and Philosophical Studies have produced many collections of material in the course of their research.
Much of this has been made available as on-line resources so that they can assist other scholars, students, teachers and anyone else who is interested. Some are listed below. They cover Australia, the Soviet Union, early Modern Europe, the History of Art in the Classical Mediterranean and elsewhere, and materials conservation.
Childhood, Tradition & Change
A national study of the historical and contemporary practices and significance of Australian children's playlore. Here you can find selected publications and documents relating to Australian children's playground activities in the early 21st century, including summaries of fieldworkers' contemporary observations from nineteen schools across Australia.
Encyclopedia of Melbourne
The print volume of the Encyclopedia of Melbourne was published in 2005 by Cambridge University Press. The online Encyclopedia of Melbourne - eMelbourne - now contains the full text of the print volume, with additional text, digital and educational resources.
Marines in Wartime Melbourne 1943: Over-Paid, Over-Sexed and Over Here?<
This website examines the social relationships between the people of Melbourne and United States marine who spent 9 months here in 1943 recovering from the Guadalcanal campaign. It draws on resources that include oral histories, letters, memoirs, press reports and visual materials.
The Australian Women's Register
The Australian Women's Register is a rich and growing source of information about Australian women and their organisations. You can use it to find material about individual women, organisations, archives and publications.
Reason in Revolt
A website that brings together primary source documents of Australian radicalism. It provides original documents covering activists and writers, political groups, movements and parties, and philosophies through which radicals sought to influence Australian society.
An Electronic Encyclopedia of Gold in Australia, produced by the Cultural Heritage Unit at the University of Melbourne. As a resource for family or local history, technology or material culture.
Find & Connect: A resource for Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and anyone interested in the history of child welfare in Australia
A resource for and about people who as children were in out-of-home 'care' in Victoria, including people known as 'care' leavers, Forgotten Australians, foster children, wards of the state, adopted children, 'Homies', child migrants, and members of the Stolen Generations.
Classics and Archaeology
Oriental Papermaking Fibres database
The Oriental Papermaking Fibres website is devoted to presenting images and identification data for those interested in Oriental papermaking fibres. All samples have been collected from Japan, prepared and stained with Herzberg and Graff 'C' stains according to ASTM 1030-95, and photographed with the Olympus BX51, with photographs taken with an Olympus DP70 connected to a DELL Optiplex GX280, at the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at The University of Melbourne. This website was prepared by Travis Taylor as part of a paper conservation internship at the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation in 2006/7, and without the support of Louise Wilson, Jude Fraser, Petronella Nel, Nicole Jones, Tomomi Nakazawa and the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation it would not be possible.