HistoryWorld is an interactive online history of encyclopaedia that is easily accessible through interactive narratives and timelines . [1] It was Established by Bamber Gascoigne [2] [3] [4] Who Has Been Developing it since 1994. [5] [6] It Went online in June 2001 [7] [8] [9] [10] And in 2002 it won the New Statesman New Media award for the best educational website. [5] [6] In 2007 Gascoigne launched a related site, at TimeSearch , using timelines as a way of searching the internet. [10]

HistoryWorld currently has about 300 narratives and some 10,000 events on searchable timelines. [1] All the content (from The Wellcome History of Medicine, by Dr. Carole Reeves) [11] has been written by Gascoigne. [12]

The HistoryWorld website, which is free to use, contains more than 5000 entries from Gascoigne’s Encyclopedia of Britain , originally published by Macmillan in 1993, [13] and a pilot project, Places in History for Richmond-upon-Thames , which uses placemarks In Google Maps to identify the exact location of a building, street or other feature, with a satellite view of the location. The maps Then link to pages in HistoryWorld for historical details, images and timelines. [14]

Harvey McGavin, writing in the TES , said that the website “is remarkably easy to navigate” and “should help teachers and pupils find all the answers”. [9]

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:b “About Us” . HistoryWorld . Retrieved 3 September 2014 .
  2. Jump up^ “History and Timelines” . HistoryWorld . Retrieved 2 May 2010 .
  3. Jump up^ Midgley, Neil (April 8, 2012). “Bamber Gascoigne’s Diamond Jubilee Challenge” . The Sunday Telegraph . Retrieved 3 September 2014 .
  4. Jump up^ “Bamber Gascoigne: My six best books” . Daily Express . 6 August 2009 . Retrieved 3 September 2014 .
  5. ^ Jump up to:b “University Challenge … University Re-Challenge” . Keele on “University Challenge” . Keele University . 2008 . Retrieved 3 September 2014 .
  6. ^ Jump up to:b Adlam, James (19 December 2003). “New arts post for Bamber” . News Shopper . Retrieved 3 September 2014 .
  7. Jump up^ “Gascoigne makes interactive history” . The Guardian . 19 June 2001 . Retrieved 27 February 2016 .
  8. Jump up^ Gascoigne, Bamber (7 August 2010). “Why Google will not kill off the quiz” . Daily Mail . Retrieved 14 December 2014 .
  9. ^ Jump up to:b McGavin, Harvey (11 May 2008). “Ask the quiz master” . TES . Retrieved 3 September 2014 .
  10. ^ Jump up to:b “University Challenged” . Inside Out Festival. 2012 . Retrieved 3 September 2014 .
  11. Jump up^ “Wellcome Trust contribution to HistoryWorld goes live” (PDF) . Wellcome History (19). February 2002.
  12. Jump up^ “HistoryWorld – how to cite” . HistoryWorld . Retrieved 3 September 2014 .
  13. Jump up^ Gascoigne, Bamber . “Encyclopedia of Britain” . HistoryWorld . Retrieved 3 September 2014 .
  14. Jump up^ Gascoigne, Bamber . “HistoryWorld’s Places in History Richmond-upon-Thames” . HistoryWorld . Retrieved 3 September 2014 .

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