LONSEA illustrates the networking activities of internationalists
and the various connections of international organisations. The
database offers different search combinations. Users can display
various personal networks of people involved in different
organisations or locate the seats of international organisations
in their local neighbourhood to look for similar addresses.
LONSEA is based on source material collected by the League of
Nations. Thereby it reflects the League’s attempts to compile,
arrange, and publicise all international activities around the
globe in regular intervals.
LONSEA is primarily based upon the content of the Handbook of
International Organisations which was edited by the League of
Nations in eight volumes from 1921 to 1938. The Handbook series
allows us not only to depict the proceedings of major
international organisations but also to approach the immense
variety of international civil society activities in the
field. LONSEA includes each of the organisations and activities
mentioned in the Handbook series. In addition to this LONSEA
includes the content of the League of Nations’ personnel files
from 1919 to 1946.
LONSEA’s content reflects the varieties of international
organisations by following the topics the League of Nations used
to categorise contemporary global life and international
politics. According to the structure of the Handbook of
International Organisations series, users can gain information on
the incorporated organisations, their officers, seats, objects,
publications and activities. Details of participating persons and
specific place names have been included in accordance with their
mention in the League’s sources.