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1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War

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"1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War” is an English-language virtual reference work on the First World War. The multi-perspective, open-access knowledge base is the result of an international collaborative project involving more than 1,000 authors, editors, and partners from over fifty countries. More than 1,500 articles will be gradually published. Innovative navigation schemes based on Semantic Media Wiki technology provide nonlinear access to the encyclopedia’s content.

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International Encyclopedia of the First World War


  • Wide-ranging international scholarly perspectives of an editorial board and external referees comprising more than 1,000 experts
  • Cooperation with a variety of international partners
  • State-of-the-art transnational research on the First World War, including hitherto neglected areas
  • High academic quality, ensured by a two-step review process
  • Multimedia-enriched articles, including photos, digitized primary sources and literature
  • Innovative navigation scheme based on a Sematic Web concept that provides versatile access routes through the encyclopedia's contents
  • Worldwide accessibility by publishing in English under the Open Access paradigm


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