The History is a series of consecutive records of the events of human history; contextual links are available in the sidebar.
Click in the Search bar to enter search words or to specify Search Filters.
Results will appear as a series of records in chronological order.
The sidebar to the right (or at bottom on smartphones) of the active record displays lists of related topics, people, places, things, subjects, and commodities, as well as links to maps of the regions or subregions associated with the location of the events narrated in the record.
Click on any links to further refine your returned results.
Click on the map thumbnails for a full-sized map of the region or subregion in the appropriate time frame.
The modified satellite maps within the History Atlas display locations of historical events and the polities active in a given period.
The icon to the left of most records triggers a Google map of the location associated with the event described in the record.
Reset with the Clear button to start a new search.
The History Atlas was initially published in 2001 as a Shockwave-based browser application designed and constructed by Electric Prism's Jeff Moran and Aeron Glemann, with consecutive ongoing database design and implementation by Gregory Shifrin, Adam Aaronson, Einar Sunde III, and Diana Simonson.
Jeff Moran, known for his periodic spiral of the chemical elements, has worked extensively in design, architectural sculpture, television production, and mechanical contracting. He is a former Town Supervisor of Woodstock, New York. Photo credit: Dion Ogust (2016)
Primary sources are noted inline or under Sources.
Secondary sources include the Library of Congress Country Studies published by the Federal Research Division of the United States Library of Congress.
Other secondary sources include the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, the 1914 Catholic Encyclopedia and the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia, all of which have entered the public domain due to the expiration of the copyright of this material.