A collaborative database on historical literature

Videri aims to advance knowledge about history and historiography by providing an open forum for scholars and students to post information about historical works. As a wiki, this site allows any member to edit, revise, and enhance the commentary provided by other members. (Anyone can become a member by contacting the administrators.) Most of the database consists of summaries of key works of history, organized by field, as well as interpretive essays on important questions in historiography.

Videri was originally founded by graduate students in the History Department at Columbia University in 2004. The database expanded significantly over the next two years, but the site crashed and most of our data was lost. Hopefully this new venture, launched in 2009, will be more successful.

  • To edit a page, go to the page and click the Edit button at the top of the screen.
  • Like Wikipedia, the formatting style for pages on Videri is very easy to use. For a quick look at the Wikidot language, click here.
  • You can attach images and other files to any page, then display them and link to them in the page.
  • Every Wikidot page has a history of edits, and you can undo anything. So feel secure, and experiment.
  • If you have any questions, contact us at the link on the left.
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