I am researching aspects of the history of falconry. How can you help me?
We hope that, ultimately, our online archive will be the first port of call for anyone researching falconry's history. It should allow academic researchers to access a wealth of documents and images about the sport through one portal. One of the major strengths of our archive is that it facilitates searches for information based on country of origin, historical period, species of hawk, type of artefact or a combination of these. Therefore, someone wishing to research seventeenth century Japanese falconry furniture, for instance, will be able to narrow down their search for information. In addition, access to the archive for academic researchers will, in most cases, be free of charge and will greatly reduce the time and travelling research might otherwise involve.