The aim of is to illustrate the breadth of historical visual research. Central theoretical and methodological terms will be introduced in a variety of formats and the key contributors to the field will be presented in more detail. Other articles will trace debates or provide information regarding the technical aspects of photo editing, image-processing and reproduction and copy techniques. The ‘News’ category will discuss publications, exhibitions and new developments. The section announcing current visual history research projects is an important aid to improving networking between historians. The following categories will be accessible directly from the home page after its launch and will be kept continuously updated : News, Protagonists, Image archive and image agencies, Debates, Research projects, Photographic archive of contemporary history, Genres, Concepts and methodologies, Source materials, Reviews, Techniques, Subject dossiers, Copyright