Abbey Library of St. Gall, Switzerland
Free access to high resolution digital images and over 57,500 facsimile pages, 144 complete manuscripts (including 14 new musical manuscripts), manuscript descriptions and many search options; accessible in German, French, English and Italian.
Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity Online
The publication is announced of Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity, revised second edition: http://insaph.kcl.ac.uk/ala2004 Details of how to cite the material will be found on the home page. There is also a very full Help page, if you have problems - for example, with the Greek.
ArchiveGrid enables searches through historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives around the world. Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials and order copies.
Australian Classical Reception Studies Network (ACRSN)
One of the most exciting new areas of research in Classics is the field of Reception Studies - the study of the impact that the classical world has made on subsequent cultures and the history of ideas. The area is a diverse one involving scholars whose work is centred in such fields as art history, neo-Latin literature, film and media studies, theatre history, and the history of science and medicine. To help facilitate the work of Australian scholars in this area, an Australian Classical Reception Studies Network (ACRSN) has been established. The network is based on the model of the UK's CRSN and will provide a forum for discussion and point of reference for scholars working in the field.
The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
Documents in law, history and diplomacy.
British History Online
British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, it aims to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research.
British Library Illuminated MSS Collection Digital Images Now in Public Domain
The British Library in London has declared the digital images in its Illuminated Manuscripts collection to be public domain.
The Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts content is now available for download and reuse. Although still technically in copyright in the UK (and a number of other common law territories) the images are being made available under a Public Domain Mark which indicates that there are no copyright restrictions on reproduction, adaptation, republication or sharing of the content available from the site.
For full details, see the Guidance Notes at http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/reuse.asp.
Most of the illuminated manuscripts in the Harley and Sloane collections already have images uploaded into the digital collections. (The only major BL collection of illuminated MSS not yet digitized is the Cotton collection.) Note that the emphasis here is on the illuminations; most MSS have not been digitized in full, though you can check the separate collection, BL Digitised Manuscripts to see if they have what you're looking for. (There is a good selection of Harley MSS in this latter collection.).
From 22 January til 5 March, all Cambridge Journals content published in 2012 will be available for free on CJO. All you have to do is register.
For full details visit the Cambridge Journals Blog: http://blog.journals.cambridge.org/2013/01/free-access-to-all-2012-content-on-cambridge-journals-online/.
The Codex Sinaiticus Project is an international collaboration to reunite the entire manuscript in digital form and make it accessible to a global audience for the first time. Drawing on the expertise of leading scholars, conservators and curators, the Project gives everyone the opportunity to connect directly with this famous manuscript.
Early Church Fathers
English Medieval Legal Documents AD 600-1535: A Compilation of Published Sources
The goal of this project is to create a collaborative database on the published sources of English medieval legal documents and to provide links to the growing number of online sources currently being developed. The guide has been created for the use of scholars and students of English medieval law and it is expected that it will continue to grow and take off in new directions, based on the contributions of legal scholars, librarians and information specialists throughout the world. For further information, e-mail Hazel D. Lord, Senior Law Librarian at the Asa V. Call Law Library of the University of Southern California School of Law: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Euro Languages Net
Euro Languages Net is a Socrates/Lingua 1 program, launched in 2001 and financed by the European Commission. Euro Languages Net is designed to create an Internet resource of 23 less-widely used European languages for the general public (http://www.euro-languages.net). The site provides information about the languages and the countries in which they are spoken; it also contains information about language learning and teaching resources, as well as new language learning possibilities and language providers. Readers are also invited to participate in an online Lingua forum to discuss best practices and experiences in teaching/learning European languages. The project's main objective is to raise awareness of the advantages of learning European languages in terms of social interaction and multicultural education. A similar range of online language tools can be found at the European Commission's Multiculturalism Site (http://ec.europa.eu/education/languages/eu-programmes/doc197_en.htm).
Foundation for Medieval Genealogy
The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy (FMG) was established in 2001 by a group of British genealogists and historians with a special interest in the medieval period. The FMG has defined medieval, for the purpose of its activities, as before 1500 AD. The Foundation is principally interested in links that can be established to modern genealogy (16th to 21st centuries). Geographically the scope is mainly European,
Fourth-Century Christianity is a site promoting and storing research tools and texts for the study of the Church and its environment in the Fourth Century. The site is sponsored by the History Department of Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog
Icelandic Online, a self-instruction online course in Icelandic as a foreign language, is primarily intended for university students and others with an interest in Icelandic language and culture, in Iceland and abroad. Icelandic Online I and Icelandic Online II are continuous courses, based on visual interactive material (http://www.icelandic.hi.is). The courses include a grammar and vocabulary database, adapted to the study material and the students' needs. The beginners' course Icelandic Online I and the advanced course Icelandic Online II are open to all, free of charge. The University of Iceland's Language Centre offered for the first time in autumn 2006 distance learning using Icelandic Online as the basis of the course. Information on registration and fees for the Icelandic Online Plus courses in the autumn term 2009 will be available from the Language Centre's web site: http://www.hi.is/page/tungumalamidstod.
Free JSTOR Access - Register & Read
Online digital library JSTOR is offering free access to its catalogue of journals, papers and books.
The Register & Read program will allow individuals to register for the service, but members will only be able to read three items every two weeks. Users won't be able to see JSTOR's whole library either: free accounts will only have access to 1,200 journals from 700 publishers. In exchanges for free access, users will have to enter their personal details at signup that will be shared with JSTOR along with its partners, giving them insight as to who’s reading specific material.
To sign up to JSTOR Register & Read: http://about.jstor.org/rr.
Labyrinth Resources for Medieval Studies - US University Site
Manchester University Press is proud to announce the launch of the new Manchester Medieval Sources Online (www.medievalsources.co.uk). The new platform developed with and hosted by our technology partners Metapress, incorporates the following new features:
- Content available via a re-designed and fully searchable online platform COUNTER compliant usage statistics
- CROSSREF compliant content
- RSS feeds and regular new content updates
- Available for outright purchase or as a subscription
The new platform also boasts a wealth of new content including:
The world of El Cid: chronicles of the Spanish reconquest • Ottonian Germany: The chronicon of Thietmar of Merseburg • The lives of Thomas Becket • The English manor c.1200-c.1500 • Popular protest in late-medieval Europe: Italy, France and Flanders • Joan of Arc: La pucelle • Saints and cities in medieval Italy • Eleventh-century Germany: The Swabian Chronicles • History and politics in late Carolingian and Ottonian Europe: The Chronicle of Regino of Prüm and Adalbert of Magdeburg • Crime, law and society in the later • Middle Ages • Monasticism in late-medieval England, c.1300-1535 • Friars’ tales: Sermon Exempla from the British Isles • The Papal reform of the eleventh century: Lives of Pope Leo IX and Pope Gregory VII
Manchester Medieval Sources Online is available to institutions as a one off purchase or as annual subscription. For further information on costs please contact Simon Bell, Director of Sales & Marketing (email@example.com).
Manuscripts Online: Written Culture 1000 to 1500
Manuscripts Online enables you to search a diverse body of online primary resources relating to written and early printed culture in Britain during the period 1000 to 1500. The resources include literary manuscripts, historical documents and early printed books which are located on websites owned by libraries, archives, universities and publishers.
Medieval Manuscript Facsimiles
A list of some 250 facsimiles of medieval manuscripts held in Special Collections and Rare Books in the Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne.
Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections on the Web
All medieval manuscripts in the Netherlands are available on the web site Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections (MMDC), http://www.mmdc.nl. The web site provides a portal to a database with short, uniform descriptions and photographs of all medieval manuscripts in the Netherlands, about 6,000 items in all.
Medieval manuscripts provide a fascinating snapshot of the cultural and intellectual life of this period. Until now, information about these manuscripts and the related knowledge and expertise was dispersed, but MMDC brings all of this material together. MMDC has been set up by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the university libraries of Leiden, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Groningen and the Atheneumbibliotheek Deventer and it is partly financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
One Web Site for all Manuscripts
MMDC is focussed on creating possibilities for progressive research based on medieval manuscripts, by building a database with uniform descriptions, digital images and links to facsimile editions and subject-specific web sites. This way, all the disseminated information about medieval manuscripts in the Netherlands has been brought together and made available through one database. To benefit international use, all information is published in English.
The web site also contains more information on medieval books in the Netherlands. This web site will function as a virtual platform for researchers and students in palaeography, art history, philology and other fields. Visitors will find an overview of all Dutch institutions with medieval books, along with information on the history of the collections, contact information and procedures of requesting manuscripts. The web site also contains digital versions of several key out-of-print books about medieval manuscripts and an illustrated overview of medieval script.
For questions contact Saskia van Bergen, project coordinator Parchment to Portal, tel.: 070-3140430, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medieval Sourcebook - Translations
Medieval Travel Writing Online
http://www.medievaltravel.amdigital.co.uk.ezproxy.lib.unimelb.edu.au/ (University of Melbourne email login required)
This collection presents manuscripts of some works of European travel writing from the later medieval period. The core of the material is a collection of medieval manuscripts from libraries around the world and dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries. The collection includes accounts of journeys to central Asia and the Far East, including accounts of travel to Mongolia, Persia, India, China, South-East Asia and the Holy Land. The manuscripts are sourced from the British Library; Bodleian Library; Bibliothèque nationale de France; Cambridge University Library; Trinity College, Cambridge; Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek; Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen; the Beinecke Library at Yale University and about 15 other Libraries and Archives to make a truly international collection.
Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory
The Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory project provides the first long-range analysis of Australian cultural responses to the medieval period and the first comparative study of Australia's relationship with international medievalism. It examines how Australians have used references to the medieval past, both favourable and hostile, to articulate our complex relations to European tradition and our aspirations to a distinctive national culture.
The database aims to facilitate research by providing access to an abundance of digital resources in a user-friendly environment. The materials on the database have been organised into four major categories which cover a variety of original approaches to medievalism's impact on the development of Australian cultural identity. In particular, the digital repository aims to enhance public understandings of our British and European heritage in the context of contemporary debates about republicanism, the monarchy and ethnic and cultural diversity.
The Melbourne Manuscript Resource Unit
The Melbourne Manuscript Resource Unit is located at the Academic Centre, St Mary's and Newman Colleges, The University of Melbourne. Its objective is to support teaching and research in Medieval and Renaissance (Early Modern) Manuscript Studies.
The associated NEER Research Cluster for Manuscript Studies consists of senior scholars, middle and early career researchers and postgraduate students with related interests in the field of Manuscript Studies. It is interdisciplinary in scope, with an emphasis on the following areas: the relationship of text, decoration and illustration in the hand-made book; the function of particular manuscript genres; and the interaction between social and patronal contexts and manuscript production.
The Cluster is committed to the fostering of research in Manuscript Studies in Australia and New Zealand and to the strengthening of international links in this field, especially with respect to research on Australasian manuscript collections and the provision of collaborative research opportunities for scholars and curators based in Australia and New Zealand.
METRO Middle English Teaching Resources Online
Over the past several years, teachers of Middle English at Harvard have been working to develop a new electronic resource for Middle English language learning. Classroom time is always limited; we therefore developed a web-based program that students can use outside class to master some basic linguistic and analytical skills, in a variety of Middle English dialects. Now, through a collaborative effort between faculty members and graduate students in the Department of English, we are happy to announce the public release of METRO (Middle English Teaching Resources Online). This project was financed and developed under the auspices of Harvard's FAS Presidential Instructional Technology Fellows (PITF) program, with support from the Academic Technology Group, FAS Information Technology.
METRO is a virtual classroom designed to teach students how to read and analyze Middle English texts. Through a series of self-testing exercises, students are invited to explore the meter, grammar, syntax, diction and figural language used by a variety of Middle English poets. Currently, METRO features Chaucer, the Gawain-poet and the Wakefield Master, with plenty of room for expansion. The site also offers resources for graduate students seeking to learn the basics of manuscript editing.
METRO has already been used successfully in a number of Harvard English courses and it is completely free and available to the public.
Please feel free to contact email@example.com with any feedback or suggestions. Also, be sure to encourage students to fill out the feedback forms available within each of the site's three "author stations." The input that we receive from student users will help us continue to develop and improve the site.
Middle English Compendium
The Middle English Compendium has been designed to offer easy access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, as well as links to an associated network of electronic resources.
Monasticon Hibernicum Project
Containing a searchable database of over 5,500 early Christian
ecclesiastical settlements in Ireland from the 5th to 12th centuries
this is a joint project with the National University of Ireland,
Maynooth and is funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities
and Social Sciences.
The Orb: Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research
The Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research was established in the summer of 2010 to present and promote research activity by senior scholars working in Byzantine Studies and related fields.
The Centre hosts and helps fund conferences, colloquia and special lectures, and also commissions and supports research projects by researchers working in Oxford and with close links with the University.
Oxford has long been one of the world's leading centres for Byzantine Studies, where many scholars of the highest calibre have made their careers, including Dimitri Obolensky, Cyril Mango, Elizabeth Jeffreys, James Howard-Johnston, Sebastian Brock, Nigel Wilson, Robert Thomson, Kallistos Ware and Averil Cameron.
On the Centre's website, you can find information about Lectures and Events in Oxford, current research projects, awards and grants, podcasts of recent lectures and latest news.
Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity
There is a new centre in Oxford for Late Antique studies. It is the aptly named 'Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity' (OCLA). It now has a web site which lists Oxford faculty, graduate students, research projects, seminars, courses, and individual lectures. The centre organizes together the work of some 67 faculty members attached to Oxford. The Centre is formally under the History faculty but its membership represent eight academic faculties at Oxford supporting the study of this period. OCLA is run by an interdisciplinary committee chaired by Bryan Ward-Perkins and currently consisting of Mark Edwards, Martin Goodman, Helena Hamerow, Neil McLynn and Chase Robinson.
The Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts
The Database is an online reference tool linking users to over 75,000 searchable entries of manuscripts written before 1600 and consisting of five or more leaves.