Aside from the primary institutional resources featured on the Resources page, we are presenting here a series of links to other
institutions, websites and public resources which scholars and interested parties may find
helpful in their own researches.
80 years ago, on September 18th 1931, a detonation at the railway near Mukden (Shenyang) gave the pretext for the Japanese invasion of Manchuria, and initiated the way to World War II. From the outset, the parties involved in the so-called Manchurian incident addressed a global public with the newest media available. A team of the Japanese South Manchuria Railway Company filmed the League of Nations commission of inquiry and used the pretext of a documentary for the legitimation of a new order in Asia with a newly created state of Manchukuo in Northern China. A version of this film with background information and annotations is newly available on our website.
Global Politics on Screen - A Japanese Film on the Lytton Commission
At Heidelberg University, students of the History Department and scholars of the Cluster Asia-Europe in collaboration with IT experts analysed this film by using the opportunities of the film annotations database pad.ma. Testing the potential of new technological tools, this project is committed to collaborative research and seeks to combine established models of historical interpretation with new opportunities provided by digital humanities.
See the 80th anniversary of the Manchurian incident from a new perspective
Some primary sources, on the site of the Department of International History, Geneva Graduate Institute
The Derso and Kelen Collection, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton Universit
Professor Rodogno's and Professor Kott's History of International Organizations Network, Academic Platform, Switzerland
The League of Nations search engine, University of Heidelberg
The History of International Organizations Network, Geneva
The Center for International History at Columbia University
The National Register of Archives London (an excellent resource for locating all correspondence relating to the League of Nations in individual collections)
Gateway to Archival Sources in Oxford on 20th-Century international history and politics