I rarely link to TV and radio programmes, because theyre often not accessible in other countries, but I want to make an exception for an unusual history project currently on the BBC. A History of the World in 100 Objects started off as a radio series about objects in the British Museum, but now is developing ever more offshoots. For example, there are sites showcasing treasures from particular regions, including items from the Fitzwilliam Museums collection, and the chance to add images of your own historical objects.
The idea of radio programmes about material culture may seem peculiar, but actually works well, especially when its possible to go to the website and see images of the object afterwards or while listening. The focus on objects rather than texts also means that the programmes can offer a world-wide focus and go back into prehistory. As a way of thinking about comparative history, its eye-opening. I dont know whether the website will remain up after the end of the year, when the series finishes: I hope so, because its definitely worth some detailed exploring.