Bloomsbury Cultural History - Research and Learning Tools


Guiding users through the wealth of content available on Bloomsbury Cultural History our exclusive and specially-commissioned research and learning tools are designed with teachers, students, and researchers in mind. From Lesson Plans and Subject Guides, to our new Object Article series, this rich collection of pedagogical resources introduce key subject areas, support instructors in their teaching and serve as jumping-off points for further research.


Bloomsbury Cultural History’s new series of Object Articles takes key items from the platform’s extensive collection of museum images and considers the objects as historical artefacts in their own right. Written and peer reviewed by major scholars, the articles provide a contextual and historical analysis of these fantastic interactive resources. This unique collection sits at the intersection of material and visual culture, history, art history and archaeology, providing students and researchers alike with an invaluable gateway through which to explore the past.

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We will be adding new Object Articles throughout the year. If you would like to write or request a new Object Article, please contact


Providing inspiration to bolster courses, lesson plans help to promote the efficiency of teaching and learning using the vast array of material that is available on Bloomsbury Cultural History. With links to additional reading, discussion topics, and homework assignments, the following plans can also be seen as navigational tools for assisting users to make the most out of the variety of content available on the site.

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We will be adding new Lesson Plans each year. If you would like to write or request a new Lesson Plan, please contact


Our goal is to provide solutions to support digital learning, teaching, and research across a variety of disciplines. Subject Guides provide instructors, students, and librarians with a simple shortcut to help them find the material they need across a number of topics. Links can easily be added to a course syllabus or reading list. Explore these gateways for discovery and deepen the research experience with our resources.

Download PDF versions of the Subject Guides by clicking on the links below.




Food and Drink

Gender and Sexuality

Material Culture

Protest and Social Activism

Race and Ethnicity


We will be adding new Subject Guides throughout the year. If you would like to request a new Subject Guide, please contact