Sharing this amazing resource guide by Simon Soon from the Cultural Centre of the University of Malaya on digital sources related to the Malay World. I will be adding this to the Resources page.
The focus of this resource guide is on digital resources that tell us something about the Malay Archipelago in the 19th and early 20th century. Nevertheless, it will include resources that stretch further back in time, covering the early modern period (17th and 18th century) or propel forward into the mid-20th century. To provide users with a sense of the time frame in which we might locate some of these materials, this introduction will sketch out the larger historical context of colonialism in a geographic region that called the Malay Archipelago.
The term Malay Archipelago is a loose and fluid category; it roughly describes a geographic and cultural region made up of coastlines and islands that corresponds to maritime Southeast Asia today. Other names that have been used to characterize this region include the Malay World, Malaysia (not the nation-state we know of today), Indonesia (also not the nation-state we know of today), the Indian archipelago, the East Indies, etc.
Source: Resource Guide