Medieval Resources Online - an annotated list

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Late Antiquity

Ammianus Marcellinus Online Project
This site introduces Ammianus and his work by means of a biography, short essays on important persons in and aspects of his work, a bibliography of important and recent publications.
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~drijvers/ammianus/index.htm

Aphrodias in Late Antiquity
This is the electronic, second edition, expanded and revised from the version published by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies in 1989. The editions and commentary are by Charlotte Roueché, except for Text 1, by Joyce Reynolds. The electronic editorial conventions were developed by Tom Elliott (EpiDoc), and the website and the supporting materials are the work of Gabriel Bodard, Paul Spence, and colleagues at King's.
http://insaph.kcl.ac.uk/ala2004

BIBLindex: Références bibliques dans la littérature patristique
An online catalogue of over 400,000 biblical references found in Greek and Latin patristrics from the first through fifth centuries.
http://www.mom.fr/-Biblindex-.html

Curse Tablets of Roman Britain
Of the provinces of the former Roman empire, Britain is among the most fertile in curse tablets. At least 250 of the known 500+ Latin tablets have been found in Britain and more continue to be recovered. The two most important groups are the 100+ recovered in the sacred spring at Bath and the 87 documented from the rural shrine of Uley, Gloucestershire (see Uley introduction). From such substantial groups of documents, written or at least deposited in the same place, we can recover much information about the traditions of writing curse tablets (see Creating the curse - writing the curse), the rituals that accompanied the inscribing of curses and the context in which people thought it appropriate to create their curses, potentially a stigmatised activity because of its magical associations (see People, goods and gods - the workings of magic). The majority of tablets have come to light in southern Britain around the Severn estuary, but they have also been found in London and Kent, on the Hamble estuary in Hampshire to the south and in the east Midlands and East Anglia. They have been found in towns with cosmopolitan populations, for example London and Bath, and at remote shrines, for example Brean Down, perched on a peninsula projecting into the Bristol Channel (see Brean Down introduction). To judge from the dating evidence of their scripts (see Curses and cursive - scripts), tablets were written throughout the period of the Roman presence in Britain, but the predominance of 'Old Roman Cursive' among the dated tablets suggest a peak in the second and third centuries AD. The distribution of curse tablets is very different from that of other written documents in Britain. Stone inscriptions are mostly found at places associated with the Roman army, especially garrisons of forts and fortresses on Britain's northern frontier. Most wooden writing tablets too have been found during excavations of military sites, especially Vindolanda and Carlisle, as well as from London. Curse tablets by contrast are a precious source of evidence for the words and wishes of the town and country people of Roman Britain, albeit expressed in a very particular form. To judge from the names of those who commissioned or wrote them and the items that they seek to recover, the authors of curses are of relatively modest status (see People, goods and gods - victims and wrongdoers).
http://curses.csad.ox.ac.uk

Epigraphic Database Bari
In EDB there are currently 26,164 epigraphic texts, mostly developed on the basis of Inscriptiones Christianae Vrbis Romae septimo saeculo antiquiores, nova series: 22265 Latin and 3899 Greek (or presence of Greek and Latin), coming mainly from cemetery contexts ofChristians in the Roman suburbs.
http://www.edb.uniba.it

Greco-Roman Prosopographies
The beginnings of a collation of prosopographies of greco-roman persons/names, both digital and in print.
http://wiki.digitalclassicist.org/Greco-Roman_Prosopographies

Guide to Evagrius Ponticus
This Guide provides definitive lists of Evagrius's works, of editions and translations of those works, and of studies related to his life and thought. It includes an inventory of key ancient sources that refer to Evagrius and a display of imagery from the ancient world. Updated quarterly, the Guide will gradually introduce a manuscript checklist, images of manuscripts, transcriptions of those manuscripts, and open source critical editions of Evagrius's writings.
http://evagriusponticus.net/life.htm

Last Statues of Antiquity Database
Here you will find a searchable database of the published evidence for statuary and inscribed statue bases set up after AD 284, that were new, newly dedicated, or newly reworked.
http://laststatues.classics.ox.ac.uk/

The Latin Library Online
Online collection of Latin texts from the Roman world, early Christianity and Late Antiquity.
http://www.thelatinlibrary.com

Late Antique and Early Medieval Inscriptions
The purpose of this website is to provide a full collection of links to on-line databases, books, PhDs, and articles on late antique and early medieval inscriptions, covering the period from A.D. 300 to 900. So far there are over 470 such links. Thorough and useful site, easy to navigate but lacking information on the Eastern Mediterranean.
http://handley-inscriptions.webs.com

Military Martyrs
The primary purpose of this site is to enable people to begin to explore the cult of the military martyrs during the late antique and early medieval periods by: providing original translations of many of the primary sources which have yet to be translated into English as well as making earlier translations which have gone out of copyright available online; summarizing the state of current research intothe origin and growth of the cult of each these martyrs; providing a bibliography of specialist works in respect of each martyr.
http://www.ucc.ie/milmart/

The Roman Limes in Austria
The collection of border fortifications of the Roman Empire, known in Latin as the limes or ripa, is one of Europe's largest ground monuments. They shape with its nearly five hundred years of history, numerous cultural landscapes and form the nucleus of many European cities. In comparison with other Roman frontier sections the collection of fortifications has been well preserved in Austria, and there still exit a large number of towering ramparts of paramount importance that need significant more research, which this projects hopes to initiate.
http://www.limes-oesterreich.at/html

Roman Map of Britain
In 1994 the author began a study of the British section of a manuscript known as The Ravenna Cosmography. That section records place-names of Britain during the Roman occupation. It was determined that the original source map was marked with measured lines of latitude and longitude. Apparently quadrants (most often two degrees by one degree) were specially delineated, suggesting the existence of detailed sectional maps. The Cosmography's author methodically recorded the cities, quadrant by quadrant, from western Cornwall through Scotland.
http://www.romanmap.com

Script, Image and the Culture of Writing in the Ancient World
This program consists of databases on the following: Epigraphic Sources for Early Greek Writing; Greek Inscriptions in the Ashmolean Museum; Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum; Gazetteer of Papyri in British Collections; Curse Tablets from the Uley Shrines.
http://www.csad.ox.ac.uk/Mellon

The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World
Spanning one-ninth of the earth's circumference across three continents, the Roman Empire ruled a quarter of humanity through complex networks of political power, military domination and economic exchange. These extensive connections were sustained by premodern transportation and communication technologies that relied on energy generated by human and animal bodies, winds, and currents. Conventional maps that represent this world as it appears from space signally fail to capture the severe environmental constraints that governed the flows of people, goods and information. Cost, rather than distance, is the principal determinant of connectivity. For the first time, ORBIS allows us to express Roman communication costs in terms of both time and expense. By simulating movement along the principal routes of the Roman road network, the main navigable rivers, and hundreds of sea routes in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and coastal Atlantic, this interactive model reconstructs the duration and financial cost of travel in antiquity. Taking account of seasonal variation and accommodating a wide range of modes and means of transport, ORBIS reveals the true shape of the Roman world and provides a unique resource for our understanding of premodern history.
http://orbis.stanford.edu

Vindolanda Tablets Online
This online edition of the Vindolanda writing tablets, excavated from the Roman fort at Vindolanda in northern England, includes the following elements: tables, exhibition, reference, help. The website is part of the Script, Image and the Culture of Writing in the Ancient World program, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It is a collaborative project between the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents and the Academic Computing Development Team, Oxford University.
http://vindolanda.csad.ox.ac.uk

Vita Latina
Created in 1957 under the living experiences of Latin, the magazine Vita Latina is published by the Association of the same name which was originally established in Avignon before being hosted in 1994 by the University of Montpellier III, it has long been written entirely in Latin, and also articles on classical authors, it contained original literary creations (poems, short stories) and reflections on the news. It's editorial policy has evolved and today it is addressed to all those who wish to stay informed in all areas of research in ancient studies (literature, history, philology, archeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, arts, architecture) from its origins to late antiquity and the early middle ages.
http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/revue/vita

Early Middle Ages

Bede’s World Museum
With information on Bede and early medieval Northumbria, as well as details on visiting the museum. Good links.
http://www.bedesworld.co.uk

The Bonifatii et Lulli Epistolae Project
This project was initiated as a result of the Rethinking the 'Christian Foundation of Europe' international workshop, which focussed on the letters of Boniface and Lul, and took place at the University of Toronto on 22-24 September 2011. The website is intended to promote and foster research into the letters and texts attributed to Boniface, Lul and their correspondents by providing an online 'workspace' for the original workshop participants, as well as providing a nexus for other researchers interested in Boniface and his circle, the history of the early medieval Church, and the literate culture of early medieval Europe.
http://pims.ca/research/bleblog/

Celtic Inscribed Stones Project
CISP is undertaking a collaborative, interdisciplinary study of Medieval Celtic inscriptions. One of its main objectives is the compilation of an accessible, comprehensive and authoritative database of all known inscriptions. By bringing this material together in one place and making it readily available our goal is to turn what is a largely untapped resource into usable material. The scope of the project is the Celtic-speaking regions of the early middle ages, (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, the Isle of Man, and parts of western England, in the period approximately AD 400-1100). Included are all stone monuments inscribed with text, whether in the Celtic vernacular or Latin, in the Roman alphabet or ogham (but excluding runic inscriptions). This site and database are easy to use, with plenty of expanatory material and even a downloadable .pdf manual for more detailed information on the database. It is possible to browse indexes of the sites of stones, the names of the stones, indexes of the personal names mentioned in inscriptions and maps of the sites. The database also allows inscription (and more complex) searches. In general this is a very useful site; users should note however, that the site does not seem to be regularly maintained.
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/cisp

Corpus of Early Medieval Coin Finds
A project to gather together into a single database all of the single finds of coins minted 410-1180 found in the British Isles.
http://www-cm.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/emc/index.html

Ieldran Database - The Early Anglo-Saxon Cemetery Mapping Project
The Early Anglo-Saxon Mapping Project provides locations, summaries, and information about citation and collections for numerous cemeteries from the mid-fifth to early seventh centuries in England. Each site can be clicked on to reveal more information about the cemetery, the burials, associated artifacts, references for books and journal articles written about the cemetery, and where the original excavations materials, human remains and artifacts are kept.
http://ieldran.matrix.msu.edu

Late Antique and Early Medieval Inscriptions
The purpose of this website is to provide a full collection of links to on-line databases, books, Phds, and articles on late antique and early medieval inscriptions, covering the period from A.D. 300 to 900. So far there are over 470 such links. Thorough and useful site, easy to navigate but lacking information on the Eastern Mediterranean.
http://handley-inscriptions.webs.com

The Making of Charlemagne's Europe
The Making of Charlemagne's Europe project is a database of prosopographical and socio-economic data found in the more than four thousand legal documents surviving from Charlemagne's reign. It covers material from all areas that were ever part of Charlemagne's empire, dating from 25 September 768 to 28 January 814 AD. The emphasis is on the extraction and systematic classification of data for maximum comparability between regions. This will make the valuable information on institutions, people, places and objects contained in charters and other legal documents more easily accessible to researcher via faceted browsing, search engine queries and a mapping tool.
http://charlemagneseurope.ac.uk/

Military Martyrs
The primary purpose of this site is to enable people to begin to explore the cult of the military martyrs during the late antique and early medieval periods by: providing original translations of many of the primary sources which have yet to be translated into English as well as making earlier translations which have gone out of copyright available online; summarizing the state of current research into the origin and growth of the cult of each these martyrs; providing a bibliography of specialist works in respect of each martyr.
http://www.ucc.ie/milmart/

Monastic Manuscript Project
The Monastic Manuscript Project is a databse of descriptions of manuscripts that contain texts relevant for the study of early medieval monasticism, especially monastic rules, ascetic treatises, vitae patrum-texts and texts related to monastic reforms. We provide lists of manuscripts for each of these texts, which are linked to manuscript descriptions. The purpose is to offer a tool for reconstructing not only the manuscript dissemination of early medieval monastic texts but also to give access to the specific contexts in which a text appears.
http://www.earlymedievalmonasticism.org

Network for the Study of Caroline Miniscule
Scholars, especially students, have few resources or tools available to study Caroline miniscule beyond several seminal but increasingly out-of-date and out-of print works. Dialogue between the historians, art historians and linguists working with this script is impeded by distance and language barriers. There is no means of knowing the current state of research. In view of this, the Network for the Study of Caroline Miniscule aims to bring together an international body of scholars to address all aspects of the script. Annual colloquia will be held to act as a springboard for a more permanent network of research students and established scholars directly interested in the joint study of Caroline miniscule and in developing new tools and approaches for working with the script.
http://carolinenetwork.weebly.com/

Networks and Neighbours
Networks and Neighbours is a new international collaborative project based at the University of Leeds and focussing on the study of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. The project is the home of the Networks and Neighbours journal, published biannually in January and July. The inaugural issue was published July 2013. N&N also organises annual symposia, the first of which was held at Leeds in June 2013, and the second of which will be held in Curitiba, Brazil in April 2014. Please keep an eye on our blog and journal websites for future CfPs.We maintain that identity and meaning were not determined by fixed sets and integers, but by a complex network of interrelated signs. In practice, this suggests that a single person within their personal world could have travelled within various worlds and realities, identifying with various neighbours at even single overlapping points of identity; one did not encounter another as a fixed category, either of 'self' or 'other'. Thus, by 'network' we do not mean a fixed identifier, a singularizing category, but refer to the complex ways that individuals, groups, institutions etc. constructed self-considered, coherent and singular existences from the multiplicity of mental activity, perceptions, ideas, and the varying confrontation with images, physical and non-human being, languages, sounds, senses, 'discourses' and all else that was life in the period. This, then, is how we would like to make sense of the concepts of 'continuity' and 'change', particularly as they happened 'on the ground'.
http://networksandneighbours.blogspot.co.uk & www.networksandneighbours.org

St Gall Manuscripts
The monastery of St. Gall in Switzerland was founded in 719 and still exists today. This collection is a group of manuscripts known to have been held in the St. Gall Library in the ninth century. Also included in this collection are manuscripts from the same period held in the nearby monastery of Reichenau. Analysis of extant monastic library catalogues and study of the hands of known scribes has made it possible to identify approximately seventy extant manuscripts that can be placed with certainty at these two monasteries in the course of the ninth century. By selecting one of the St. Gallen or Reichenau manuscripts from the list you can examine digital images of these manuscripts, codicological descriptions, bibliographies, as well as the texts that they contain. Currently, several manuscripts are available and more are being added continuously.
http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch

Viking Society Web Publications
Downloadable versions of all publications from the Viking Society for Northern Research from its inception in 1893 to the present. Includes the Dorothea Coke Memorial Lectures, the Saga-Book, A New Introduction to Old Norse, editions and translations of primary texts, and more. Note recent titles may not be released until five years from the date of publication.
http://vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/

Central Middle Ages

Base de Français Médiéval database
The Base de Français Médiéval database currently comprises twenty-four complete Old and Middle French texts. The volume and diversity of the texts included makes the database unique in France for this period of the history of French. The texts included in the BFM cover a considerable geographic area and an extensive chronological breadth, with texts from the 9th century (including the first known French text, the 'Serments de Strasbourg') to the end of the 15th century. Both verse and prose texts are represented, as well as different genres and domains (e.g., fiction, history, hagiography, law, the sciences...). The BFM texts are not directly accessible. They can be searched by means of precise queries (e.g., discrete lexical items, word and phrase concordances, etc.) via the Weblex2 search and analysis engine. All the the BFM are XML-tagged following the recommendations of the TEI. The BFM is accessible free of charge for individual scholars, faculty and students.
http://bfm.ens-lyon.fr/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=128

Corpus Iuris Canonici
Complete set of the 1582 Corpus Juris Canonici, the "Body of Canon Law". These three volumes contain not only the medieval collections of laws—notably, Gratian's Decretum (ca. 1140), Gregory IX's Liber Extra (1234), and Boniface VIII's Liber Sextus (1298)—but also the elaborate Ordinary Glosses and further commentaries on the laws that take up the vast inner margins, with further annotations on outer margins. These glosses, which are absolutely essential to historians of law, have not been reprinted since the seventeenth century, and copies are scarce. he complete text of all three volumes of the Corpus Juris Canonici is online at this site. Also included here are corrected and expanded (and searchable) versions of the two indexes of vol. 2 (Liber Extra); one index, the Margarita, is to the decretals, and the other, called Materiae Singulares, is to the Gloss. Various ways of searching the Gloss topics are being added.
http://digital.library.ucla.edu/canonlaw/

Dumbarton Oaks’ Byzantine Studies
Contains information about conferences, the Dumbarton Oaks collection (with selected images), fellowships, research library facilities and catalogue, publications, the Dumbarton Oaks Hagiography Database of the 8th-10th Century, and related internet links.
http://www.doaks.org/research/byzantine

International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies
Founded in 1983 by Professor Bruce Hozeski of Ball State University, the International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies is comprised of scholars and enthusiasts interested in the promotion of the twelfth-century magistra, visionary, theologian, composer, healer, artist, leader of women, Saint and Doctor of the Church. The purpose of the society is the promote study, criticism, research and exchange of ideas related to all aspects of Hildegard von Bingen's work.
http://www.hildegard-society.org

Prosopography of the Middle Byzantine Period
The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of sciences and humanities project "Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit (= PmbZ)" (Prosopography of the Middle-Byzantine Period) aims at creating such a biographical dictionary for all people who between 641AD and 1025AD lived in the Byzantine Empire or were in contact with the Empire and are mentioned in the sources of that period. The individual articles offer the reader a summary of a person's biography (where possible) and state all sources pertaining to this person. For technical reasons, the period covered by the PmbZ was divided into two sections ("Abteilungen"): the first running from 641 to 867, the second from 867 to 1025. The first section (641-867) has already been published in seven volumes and comprises about 11,500 articles on individuals (rarely groups) in alphabetical order. The second section (867-1025) is currently being compiled and will probably encompass about 8.000 items (but with an amount of data similar to that of the first section, as people in this later period tend to be more extensively documented in the sources).
http://pom.bbaw.de/pmbz/index_engl.html

St Gall Manuscripts
The monastery of St. Gall in Switzerland was founded in 719 and still exists today. This collection is a group of manuscripts known to have been held in the St. Gall Library in the ninth century. Also included in this collection are manuscripts from the same period held in the nearby monastery of Reichenau. Analysis of extant monastic library catalogues and study of the hands of known scribes has made it possible to identify approximately seventy extant manuscripts that can be placed with certainty at these two monasteries in the course of the ninth century. By selecting one of the St. Gallen or Reichenau manuscripts from the list you can examine digital images of these manuscripts, codicological descriptions, bibliographies, as well as the texts that they contain. Currently, several manuscripts are available and more are being added continuously.
http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch

Late Middle Ages

City Witness: Medieval Swansea
A thriving port, a marcher base for the lords of Gower, and a multi-cultural urban community, Swansea was an important centre in the Middle Ages, comparable with many other historic European towns. Yet the medieval legacy of Swansea is almost invisible today. This project aims to further our understanding of medieval Swansea, to forge connections between the modern city and its medieval antecedent, and through digital mapping and textual analysis to reveal how medieval individuals from different cultural and ethnic communities understood and represented their town.
http://www.medievalswansea.ac.uk/

Mapping the Medieval Countryside: Places, People, and Properties in the Inquisitions Post Mortem
Mapping the Medieval Countryside is a major research project dedicated to the online publication of medieval English inquisitions post mortem (IPMs). These inquisitions, which recorded the lands held at their deaths by tenants of the crown, comprise the most extensive and important body of source material for landholding in medieval England. They describe the lands held by thousands of families, from nobles to peasants, and are a key source for the history of almost every settlement in England (and of many in Wales). They are indispensable to local and family historians as well as to academic specialists in areas in diverse as agrarian history and political society. The project will publish a searchable English translation of the IPMs covering the periods 1236 to 1447 and 1485 to 1509. From 1399 to 1447 the text will be enhanced to enable sophisticated analysis and mapping of the inquisitions' contents. The online texts will be accompanied by a wealth of commentary and interpretation to enable all potential users to exploit this source easily and effectively.

The Medingen Manuscripts
This project will bring together virtually the scattered late medieval library of the Cistercian nunnery of Medingen. Between the internal reform of the convent in 1477 and the advent of the Lutheran Reformation in the neighbouring town Lüneburg in 1526, the Medingen scriptorium developed into a major source of Latin and Middle Low German prayer-books. The nuns produced an astonishing wealth of manuscripts in which they expanded the Latin liturgy with vernacular prayers, lay-songs and meditations and which they illuminated - for themselves as well as for the noblewomen of the neighbouring town. Many features of the database are freely accessible (introduction, bibliography, list of sigla, short descriptions of the manuscripts and a flash presentation of the main features of the database). At the moment, access to the manuscript database is restricted. If you would like to access the database for scholarly purposes, please contact Henrike Lähnemann or Andres Laubinger [medingen-mss@ncl.ac.uk]. In particular, the flash presentation is an excellent introduction to the database and its features.
http://research.ncl.ac.uk/medingen/public_extern

Richard II's Treasure
The treasure roll of Richard II, compiled in 1398/9, offers a rare insight into the magnificence of a late medieval English king. The roll, unknown until it was rediscovered in the 1990s, describes in exceptional detail the crowns, jewels, and other precious objects belonging to the king and to his two queens, Anne of Bohemia and Isabelle of France. This website brings the treasure to life through images - of the roll, of Richard himself and of many exquisite objects.
http://www.history.ac.uk/richardII/index.html

Renaissance and Early Modern

An Analytic Bibliography of online Neo-Latin Texts
The enormous profusion of literary texts posted on the World Wide Web will no doubt strike future historians as remarkable and important, but this profusion brings with it an urgent need for many specialized online bibliographies. The present one is an analytic bibliography of Latin texts written during the Renaissance and later that are freely available to the general public on the Web (texts posted in access-restricted sites, and Web sites offering electronic texts and digitized photograpic reproductions for sale are not included).
http://www.philological.bham.ac.uk/bibliography

ANZAMEMS (Australian and NZ Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies)
ANZAMEMS exists to promote medieval and early modern studies in Australia and New Zealand. It was formed in 1996 by the merger of ANZAMRS (Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Renaissance Studies) and AHMEME (Australian Historians of Medieval and Early Modern Europe).
http://www.anzamems.arts.uwa.edu.au

CARA Data Project
The CARA Data Project, which is maintained by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) at Arizona State University , is a compilation of information on North American centres, programs, committees, libraries, and regional associations. Appended to the Data Project are links to centres and associations outside North America.
http://www.asu.edu/clas/acmrs/web_pages/online_resources/online_resources_cara.html

Corpus Iuris Canonici
Complete set of the 1582 Corpus Juris Canonici, the "Body of Canon Law." These three volumes contain not only the medieval collections of laws—notably, Gratian's Decretum (ca. 1140), Gregory IX's Liber Extra (1234), and Boniface VIII's Liber Sextus (1298)—but also the elaborate Ordinary Glosses and further commentaries on the laws that take up the vast inner margins, with further annotations on outer margins. These glosses, which are absolutely essential to historians of law, have not been reprinted since the seventeenth century, and copies are scarce. he complete text of all three volumes of the Corpus Juris Canonici is online at this site. Also included here are corrected and expanded (and searchable) versions of the two indexes of vol. 2 (Liber Extra); one index, the Margarita, is to the decretals, and the other, called Materiae Singulares, is to the Gloss. Various ways of searching the Gloss topics are being added.
http://digital.library.ucla.edu/canonlaw/

The Digital Scriptorium
The Digital Scriptorium, a searchable image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts.
http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/digitalscriptorium/

Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society is an academic association of scholars and other persons interested in medieval and Renaissance drama whose activities include organizing annual meetings, sponsoring long-range research projects, and publishing material of interest to the Society including Research Opportunities in Medieval and Renaissance Drama.
http://mrds.eserver.org

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts [UCLA Collection]
Manuscripts and manuscript leaves, in scripts of the Latin alphabet, ranging from Carolingian minuscule to Burgundian letter and humanist script, written across Europe before 1600 and representing the Latin, Italian, German, Dutch, Italian, English, French, Spanish, and Czech languages. Types of manuscripts include liturgical works, collections of sermons and the florilegia used for sermon composition, confessionals and penitentials for pastoral care, vernacular literature such as romances and verse, business and administrative records, including Italian and French land records - charters, cartularies, terriers, and rent rolls dating from the late thirteenth century to the seventeenth.
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu

The ORB – Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
Primary and secondary-source material, for classroom use, including an Encyclopedia with entries covering a broad geographical and chronological range. Also contains links of interest to non-specialists.
http://www.the-orb.net

Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum
An evolving database of the entire corpus of Latin music theory written during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
http://www.music.indiana.edu/tml/start.html

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Britain

The Aberdeen Bestiary
The Aberdeen Bestiary, written and illuminated in England around 1200, is of added interest since it contains notes, sketches and other evidence of the way it was designed and executed. The entire manuscript has been digitised using Photo-CD technology, thus creating a surrogate, while allowing greater access to the text itself. The digitised version, offering the display of full-page images and of detailed views of illustrations and other significant features, is complemented by a series of commentaries, and a transcription and translation of the original Latin.
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/bestiary/bestiary.hti

AHRC National Research Training Scheme in English Language and Literature
The Scheme aims to develop and provide access to subject-specific research training for all UK-registered MPhil/PhD students in English Language and Literature, Palaeography and the History of the Book. Our research training events Portal provides information about events being offered by specialists across the UK, and allows all UK-registered MPhil/PhD students to enquire about and register for events online. The AHRC award supports of the development and administration of this national collaborative Scheme which is hosted by the Institute's Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies, and is supported by several across the UK.
http://ies.sas.ac.uk/nrts/

The Anglo-American Legal Tradition
Documents from Medieval and Early Modern England from the National Archives in London. This site now contains about 2.1 million frames of documents from the U.K. National Archives from the years 1218 to 1650. There is no charge for access and documents can be browsed on-line or downloaded in quantity by ftp.The main document series on the site are CP40 (court of common pleas plea rolls), KB27 (court of king's bench plea rolls), KB26 (king's bench and common pleas plea rolls from Henry III), E159 and E368 (exchequer memoranda rolls), C33 (chancery orders and decrees), CP25(1) (feet of fines), DL5 (duchy decrees and orders), and REQ1 (court of requests orders and decrees). Examples of other series are also available and will be augmented. The AALT website runs through the O'Quinn Law Library at the University of Houston under a non-commercial license from the U.K. National Archives. This website is straightforward and easy to use, and also contains sample transcriptions to help users understand the scripts involved, as well as advice on reading court cases.
http://aalt.law.uh.edu

The British Academy
List of members of the British Academy involved in Medieval Studies.
http://www.britac.ac.uk/fellowship/sections/index.cfm?section=58

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.
http://www.british-history.ac.uk

The Cambridge History of English and American Literature
Not specifically medieval, The Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing.
http://www.bartleby.com/cambridge

Celtic Inscribed Stones Project
CISP is undertaking a collaborative, interdisciplinary study of Medieval Celtic inscriptions. One of its main objectives is the compilation of an accessible, comprehensive and authoritative database of all known inscriptions. By bringing this material together in one place and making it readily available our goal is to turn what is a largely untapped resource into usable material. The scope of the project is the Celtic-speaking regions of the early middle ages, (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, the Isle of Man, and parts of western England, in the period approximately AD 400-1100). Included are all stone monuments inscribed with text, whether in the Celtic vernacular or Latin, in the Roman alphabet or ogham (but excluding runic inscriptions). This site and database are easy to use, with plenty of expanatory material and even a downloadable .pdf manual for more detailed information on the database. It is possible to browse indexes of the sites of stones, the names of the stones, indexes of the personal names mentioned in inscriptions and maps of the sites. The database also allows inscription (and more complex) searches. In general this is a very useful site; users should note however, that the site does not seem to be regularly maintained.
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/cisp

The Charters of William II and Henry I
During a century and more after the Norman Conquest of England the most important evidence for the workings of the realm are the charters confirming to principal churches and higher aristocracy their tenure of lands and various associated legal rights, or of other privileges, such as rights to take or exemption from tolls, and the writs issued by the king to protect the exercise of these rights. The overall aim is to collect, edit, and interpret the royal acts issued in the names of two English kings, William II (reigned 1087 to 1100), and his brother Henry I (reigned 1100 to 1135), who was also duke of Normandy from 1106 until 1135. Royal acts, mainly charters but also writs and other letters, are the prime documentary source for the period, providing the means to understand the workings of the realm in a way not possible from chronicles and other narrative sources. The files currently available on this site represent about an eighth of the material to be included in the final edition, which will be published as a multi-volume book.
http://actswilliam2henry1.wordpress.com/

City Witness: Medieval Swansea
A thriving port, a marcher base for the lords of Gower, and a multi-cultural urban community, Swansea was an important centre in the Middle Ages, comparable with many other historic European towns. Yet the medieval legacy of Swansea is almost invisible today. This project aims to further our understanding of medieval Swansea, to forge connections between the modern city and its medieval antecedent, and through digital mapping and textual analysis to reveal how medieval individuals from different cultural and ethnic communities understood and represented their town.
http://www.medievalswansea.ac.uk/

Corpus of Early Medieval Coin Finds
A project to gather together into a single database all of the single finds of coins minted 410-1180 found in the British Isles.
http://www-cm.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/emc/index.html

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland
The aim of the project – still in progress - is to photograph and record all the surviving sculpture, volunteer fieldworkers describe, measure and photograph Romanesque sites. The project editors convert the raw materials of their research into an electronic archive. Church plans, generously made available by the Church Plans Online project, are included where available as an additional visual aid.
http://www.crsbi.ac.uk

Council for British Archaeology
Website for the Council for British Archaeology, a good starting point for information about archaeology in Britain and the rest of the world.
http://www.britarch.ac.uk

Curse Tablets of Roman Britain
Of the provinces of the former Roman empire, Britain is among the most fertile in curse tablets. At least 250 of the known 500+ Latin tablets have been found in Britain and more continue to be recovered. The two most important groups are the 100+ recovered in the sacred spring at Bath and the 87 documented from the rural shrine of Uley, Gloucestershire (see Uley introduction). From such substantial groups of documents, written or at least deposited in the same place, we can recover much information about the traditions of writing curse tablets (see Creating the curse - writing the curse), the rituals that accompanied the inscribing of curses and the context in which people thought it appropriate to create their curses, potentially a stigmatised activity because of its magical associations (see People, goods and gods - the workings of magic). The majority of tablets have come to light in southern Britain around the Severn estuary, but they have also been found in London and Kent, on the Hamble estuary in Hampshire to the south and in the east Midlands and East Anglia. They have been found in towns with cosmopolitan populations, for example London and Bath, and at remote shrines, for example Brean Down, perched on a peninsula projecting into the Bristol Channel (see Brean Down introduction). To judge from the dating evidence of their scripts (see Curses and cursive - scripts), tablets were written throughout the period of the Roman presence in Britain, but the predominance of 'Old Roman Cursive' among the dated tablets suggest a peak in the second and third centuries AD. The distribution of curse tablets is very different from that of other written documents in Britain. Stone inscriptions are mostly found at places associated with the Roman army, especially garrisons of forts and fortresses on Britain's northern frontier. Most wooden writing tablets too have been found during excavations of military sites, especially Vindolanda and Carlisle, as well as from London. Curse tablets by contrast are a precious source of evidence for the words and wishes of the town and country people of Roman Britain, albeit expressed in a very particular form. To judge from the names of those who commissioned or wrote them and the items that they seek to recover, the authors of curses are of relatively modest status (see People, goods and gods - victims and wrongdoers).
http://curses.csad.ox.ac.uk

Database of Middle English Romances
The Database of Middle English Romance seeks to make this rich body of literature more readily accessible to the modern reader, both academic and lay. Key information, including (where known) date and place of composition, verse form, authorship and sources, extant manuscripts and early modern prints, is provided for each romance, as is a full list of modern editions, and a plot summary designed to allow readers to negotiate more easily the extraordinary diversity of the genre. There are direct links to all of the modern editions that are available online. The database is searchable by manuscript, by a set of fifty 'key words' (representing common motifs and topics found in more than one romance), by verse form, and by plot summary.
http://www.middleenglishromance.org.uk

Dictionary of Old English
The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first centuries (A.D. 600-1150) of the English language. The DOE complements the Middle English Dictionary (which covers the period A.D. 1100-1500) and the Oxford English Dictionary, the three together providing a full description of the vocabulary of English. One third of the Dictionary — seven of the 22 letters of the Old English alphabet — has been published, and approximately half of the total entries have been written to date.
http://www.doe.utoronto.ca

Early English Books Online
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.
http://eebo.chadwyck.com/home

Early English Laws
Early English Laws is a project to publish online and in print new editions and translations of all English legal codes, edicts, and treatises produced up to the time of Magna Carta 1215.
http://www.earlyenglishlaws.ac.uk

English Heritage
English Heritage website, organization that maintains a number of key medieval sites in Britain. Portal for English National Monuments Record.
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk

England: Culture and History pre-1100 (ansax-l)
List owner: Bill Schipper (schipper@morgan.ucs.mun.ca) To subscribe, send the message: subscribe ansax-l your name to: listserv@wvnvm.wvnet.edu

English Monastic Archives
The English Monastic Archives Databases comprise a systematic guide to the types and current locations of documents generated by medieval English monasteries, but not, as a rule, to the information contained within those documents.
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/history2/englishmonasticarchives

The Gascon Rolls Project 1317-1468
The history of Plantagenet government, its nature, exercise and legacy, in the overseas possessions held by the English kings as dukes of Aquitaine in south-west France during the Middle Ages (1154-1453) has attracted a considerable body of scholarly publication and interest. The published primary sources for its study are, however, very incomplete, full of gaps and of variable quality. The Gascon Rolls Project is an attempt to fill this gap by providing an online database, including regularly updated calendar editions of the rolls themselves.
http://www.gasconrolls.org/en/

Geoffrey Chaucer's weblog
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http://houseoffame.blogspot.com

The History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland
The History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland (H-WRBI) network encourages research of women religious and makes available material to facilitate that research. We are broad in scope and time period, covering the history of women religious from medieval to modern times. The network includes academics, archivists, students and others interested in this area of study.
http://historyofwomenreligious.org/

Ieldran Database - The Early Anglo-Saxon Cemetery Mapping Project
The Early Anglo-Saxon Mapping Project provides locations, summaries, and information about citation and collections for numerous cemeteries from the mid-fifth to early seventh centuries in England. Each site can be clicked on to reveal more information about the cemetery, the burials, associated artifacts, references for books and journal articles written about the cemetery, and where the original excavations materials, human remains and artifacts are kept.
http://ieldran.matrix.msu.edu

LangScape
The Language of Landscape (LangScape) is an on-line searchable database of Anglo-Saxon estate boundaries, descriptions of the countryside made by the Anglo-Saxons themselves. It provides a point of departure for the exploration of the English landscape and its place-names in the period before the Norman Conquest. At LangScape's core is a comprehensive corpus of boundary surveys drawn up in charters during the Anglo-Saxon period and surviving in manuscripts dating from the 8th to the 18th centuries; each text has been checked against its manuscript source or been freshly transcribed and is available on the website in both semi-diplomatic and edited form, together with a word-for-word translation.
http://www.langscape.org.uk/index.html

London's Past Online a bibliography of London history
Produced by the Centre for Metropolitan History in association with the Royal Historical Society Bibliography and funded by the AHRB, London's Past Online is a free online bibliography of published material relating to the history of the Greater London area.
http://www.history.ac.uk/cmh/lpol

Mapping Medieval Chester: place and identity in an English borderland city c.1200-1500
This project brings together scholars working in the disciplines of literary studies, geography, archaeology and history to explore how material and imagined urban landscapes construct and convey a sense of place-identity. The focus of the project is the city of Chester and the identities that its inhabitants formed between c.1200 and 1500. A key aspect of the project is to integrate geographical and literary mappings of the medieval city using cartographic and textual sources and using these to understand more how urban landscapes in the Middle Ages were interpreted and navigated by local inhabitants. One particularly innovative dimension of this is the project's use of information technologies both as a means of exploring these 'mappings' of medieval Chester, for example through the use and development of a Geographical Information System (GIS) to create a map of Chester as it was c.1500, and as a means of widening access and public interest in Chester's medieval past and in medieval urban studies generally by linking literary and cartographic sources in digital media. The project will thus not only extend our understanding of how placed-identities were forged in the medieval city through local association and relationships with imagined and material urban landscapes, but also foster transferable methodologies and working models for integrating visual and textual digital data sources in humanities computing projects.
http://www.medievalchester.ac.uk/index.html

Mapping the Medieval Countryside: Places, People, and Properties in the Inquisitions Post Mortem
Mapping the Medieval Countryside is a major research project dedicated to the online publication of medieval English inquisitions post mortem (IPMs). These inquisitions, which recorded the lands held at their deaths by tenants of the crown, comprise the most extensive and important body of source material for landholding in medieval England. They describe the lands held by thousands of families, from nobles to peasants, and are a key source for the history of almost every settlement in England (and of many in Wales). They are indispensable to local and family historians as well as to academic specialists in areas in diverse as agrarian history and political society. The project will publish a searchable English translation of the IPMs covering the periods 1236 to 1447 and 1485 to 1509. From 1399 to 1447 the text will be enhanced to enable sophisticated analysis and mapping of the inquisitions' contents. The online texts will be accompanied by a wealth of commentary and interpretation to enable all potential users to exploit this source easily and effectively.

Mapping the Realm
English cartographic constructions of fourteenth-century Britain.
http://www.qub.ac.uk/urban_mapping/gough_map

Medieval English Towns
The aim of the Medieval English Towns site is to provide historical information about cities and towns in England during the Middle Ages, with particular but not exclusive emphasis on medieval boroughs of East Anglia and on social, political and constitutional history. A growing selection of primary documents (translated into English) relevant to English urban history is included.
http://www.trytel.com/~tristan/towns/towns.html

The Middle English Compendium
This 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.
http://ets.umdl.umich.edu/m/mec

The National Archives
Britain's historical records.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Norton Anthology of English Literature
The Norton Online Archive is an ongoing project that at present includes more than 150 fully edited texts, ranging from the Middle Ages through the Victorian Period. These texts were included in previous editions of the Norton Anthology, and are intended principally as a supplement to the new Seventh Edition.
https://www.wwnorton.com/nael/NOA/welcome.htm

The Paradox of Medieval Scotland 1093-1286 Database
This project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and combining the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and King's College London, has investigated how a recognisably modern Scottish identity was formed during the period 1093-1286. Drawing on over 6000 contemporary charters, it constructed a unique data-base which will provide biographical information about all known people in Scotland between 1093 and 1286. This data-base is freely available to all. Tests of the database have shown a selection interesting document descriptions and summaries for each topic. There is also an excellent e-book on charters and links to related projects on the website.
http://www.poms.ac.uk

PoNE: The People of Northern England database 1216-1286
This database of the people in the counties of Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland is drawn from two types of material, one financial and one legal. The financial material is drawn from the pipe rolls from 1219 to 1286, and the legal material from the plea rolls from 1219 to Trinity term 1275. It is a unique database since nothing comparable has been constructed before for any English county.
http://www.pone.ac.uk/db/browse/allfacets/?resulttype=people

PASE Domesday - The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England Domesday Book Database
PASE Domesday is a database linked to mapping facilities designed to facilitate the identification of English landholders in Domesday Book.
http://domesday.pase.ac.uk/

REED - Records of Early English Drama
REED’s mission is to locate, transcribe, and edit all surviving documentary evidence of drama, minstrelsy, and public ceremonial in England before 1642. Website contains performance texts, modern editions, and a useful page of links to the study of drama.
http://www.reed.utoronto.ca/index.html

Reflections of the Yorkist Realm
Reflections of the Yorkist Realm is a new website created by historian David Santiuste and photographer Rae Tan. It features images of places associated with the Yorkist period of English history (the late fifteenth century), together with complementary text. The Yorkist period is best known for the Wars of the Roses, a series of bloody civil wars, but Rae and David have also chosen locations that can be linked to more peaceful aspects of the time, such as religious life and trade. Other places have been singled out because of their connections with important individuals, including King Richard III. Rae's photographs are striking images, filled with drama. David uses the photographs as starting points for brief discussions of each of the chosen locations, drawing out the stories of the people who knew them. With the combination of Rae's images and David's words, this is a unique interpretation of the medieval heritage.
http://www.yorkistrealm.com

Richard II's Treasure
The treasure roll of Richard II, compiled in 1398/9, offers a rare insight into the magnificence of a late medieval English king. The roll, unknown until it was rediscovered in the 1990s, describes in exceptional detail the crowns, jewels, and other precious objects belonging to the king and to his two queens, Anne of Bohemia and Isabelle of France. This website brings the treasure to life through images - of the roll, of Richard himself and of many exquisite objects.
http://www.history.ac.uk/richardII/index.html

Rockingham Forest Trust Resource Centre
The Forest lies in the county of Northamptonshire, England. These web pages provide a unique insight in to the changing character of the rural historic landscape of Rockingham Forest from the medieval period through to the late 19th century. The evidence presented shows how much of what we value in the present landscape originated, something that is essential to understanding how to conserve it. The website includes maps of the forest and surrounding area over time, a short history, and aerial photographs of the area.
http://rockingham-forest-trust.org.uk

Roman Map of Britain
In 1994 the author began a study of the British section of a manuscript known as The Ravenna Cosmography. That section records place-names of Britain during the Roman occupation. It was determined that the original source map was marked with measured lines of latitude and longitude. Apparently quadrants (most often two degrees by one degree) were specially delineated, suggesting the existence of detailed sectional maps. The Cosmography's author methodically recorded the cities, quadrant by quadrant, from western Cornwall through Scotland.
http://www.romanmap.com

Strata Florida Project
Information on the Strata Florida project run by the University of Wales, Lampeter. The project aims to 'set Strata Florida in its social, political and landscape contexts, to include not just the period of the Abbey's existence, but also its antecedents from the later Iron Age onwards and its successors up to the present day.'
http://www.tsd.ac.uk/en/strataflorida

The Taxatio Database
From the website 'A taxatio is an assessment for taxation and the taxatio with which this database is concerned is often called the Pope Nicholas IV taxatio because it was carried out on the orders of that pope. For nearly 250 years virtually all ecclesiastical taxation of England and Wales was based on this extremely thorough and detailed assessment. It is a unique source for the medieval period: no other complete survey of its kind survives for any part of medieval Europe. An edition of one of the many extant manuscripts of the assessment was produced by the Record Commission in 1802: Taxatio Ecclesiastica Angliae et Walliae Auctoritate P. Nicholai IV, ed. T.Astle, S.Ayscough and J.Caley. All the detailed material concerning the values of ecclesiastical benefices in this printed edition (the 'spiritualities' part of the assessment as distinct from the 'temporalities' part) has been entered onto the database.' The database is easy to understand, but you do need to know specific church names, as it is not possible to browse the tables.
http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/taxatio/info.html

TOEBI: Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland
The webpage of TOEBI, the professional organisation of Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland. The organisation aims to promote and support the teaching of Old English in British and Irish Universities, and to raise the profile of the Old English language, Old English literature and Anglo-Saxon England in the public eye. The website contains information on joining TOEBI, details on meetings and conferences, and a good Anglo-Saxon links/resources webpage.
http://toebi.org.uk

The Wessex Parallel WebTexts Project
An electronic anthology of Middle English works in prose and verse, together with background material for use in teaching. Each edition will normally include a short introduction, a colour reproduction of the MS, the Middle English text, a Modern English translation, notes, a full glossary, and a booklist. Annotated translations of some longer Middle English works will also be provided, as well as supplementary material.
http://www.soton.ac.uk/~wpwt/wpwt/project.htm

Byzantium & Balkans

Byzantine Text of John
An electronic edition of the Gospel according to John in the Byzantine tradition.
http://www.iohannes.com/byzantine

Byzantium: The Byzantine Studies Page
Resources for Byzantine Studies online, from Fordham University. Information about conferences, teaching resources, academic programmes, secondary and primary texts, images, and music.
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/byzantium/index.html

Dumbarton Oaks’ Byzantine Studies
Contains information about conferences, the Dumbarton Oaks collection (with selected images), fellowships, research library facilities and catalogue, publications, the Dumbarton Oaks Hagiography Database of the 8th-10th Century, and related internet links.
http://www.doaks.org/research/byzantine

Dumbarton Oaks Electronic Texts
Selected Dumbarton Oaks publications are being presented on the web in an effort to increase access to the material. The full text and illustrations are available using Acrobat Reader. Single copies may be printed for individual use.
http://www.doaks.org/resources/publications/doaks-online-publications

Prosopography of the Byzantine World
This online database aims to provide a complete prosopography for the Byzantine world in the eleventh and twelfth centuries (c. 1025-1180), continuing chronologically the scope of the PmBZ.
http://blog.pbw.cch.kcl.ac.uk/

Prosopography of the Middle Byzantine Period
The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of sciences and humanities project "Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit (= PmbZ)" (Prosopography of the Middle-Byzantine Period) aims at creating such a biographical dictionary for all people who between 641AD and 1025AD lived in the Byzantine Empire or were in contact with the Empire and are mentioned in the sources of that period. The individual articles offer the reader a summary of a person's biography (where possible) and state all sources pertaining to this person. For technical reasons, the period covered by the PmbZ was divided into two sections ("Abteilungen"): the first running from 641 to 867, the second from 867 to 1025. The first section (641-867) has already been published in seven volumes and comprises about 11,500 articles on individuals (rarely groups) in alphabetical order. The second section (867-1025) is currently being compiled and will probably encompass about 8.000 items (but with an amount of data similar to that of the first section, as people in this later period tend to be more extensively documented in the sources).
http://pom.bbaw.de/pmbz/index_engl.html

Suda Online
The Suda is a massive 10th century Byzantine Greek historical encyclopedia of the ancient Mediterranean world, derived from the scholia to critical editions of canonical works and from compilations by yet earlier authors. The purpose of the Suda On Line is to open up this stronghold of information by means of a freely accessible, keyword-searchable, XML-encoded database with translations, annotations, bibliography, and automatically generated links to a number of other important electronic resources. To date over 170 scholars have contributed to the project from eighteen countries and four continents. Of the 30,000-odd entries in the lexicon, over 25,000 have been translated as of this date, and more translations are submitted every day. Although our work is not done, you can already browse and search our database of translated entries, and you can use the tools we offer to do things like search for Greek words in the entire text of the Suda. You are also welcome to apply to become a contributor  yourself, either as a translator or as an editor (or both).
http://www.stoa.org/sol

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) is a research center at the University of California, Irvine. Founded in 1972 the TLG has collected and digitized most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. Its goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era.
http://www.tlg.uci.edu

Eastern Europe

General links
Links to Eastern European and Russian research engines, journals, institutes and other useful site.
http://slav-db.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/fmi/xsl/link-e.xsl

Ancient Inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea
IOSPE is an international collaborative project operating under the aegis of the International Union of Academies since 2001. The aims of the project include a new study of all Ancient Greek and Latin inscriptions originating from the Northern Coast of the Black Sea; and publication of Russian and English critical editions of the inscriptions in print and digital formats. The region of the Northern Black Sea was home to numerous ancient Greek settlements from the third quarter of the 7th century BCE until the fall of Constantinople in 1453 CE. Inscriptiones antiquae Orae Septentrionalis Ponti Euxini graecae et latinae (IOSPE) was the title of the first corpus of ancient inscriptions from the Northern Coast of the Black Sea published in 1885-1901 by Vasilii Latyshev. We retain this title in our project for reasons of conceptual and bibliographic continuity.
http://iospe.kcl.ac.uk/index.html

Centrum Medievistických Studií
Links to Czech medieval sources online.
http://147.231.53.91/src/index.php?s=v

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts [UCLA Collection]
Manuscripts and manuscript leaves, in scripts of the Latin alphabet, ranging from Carolingian minuscule to Burgundian letter and humanist script, written across Europe before 1600 and representing the Latin, Italian, German, Dutch, Italian, English, French, Spanish, and Czech languages. Types of manuscripts include liturgical works, collections of sermons and the florilegia used for sermon composition, confessionals and penitentials for pastoral care, vernacular literature such as romances and verse, business and administrative records, including Italian and French land records - charters, cartularies, terriers, and rent rolls dating from the late thirteenth century to the seventeenth.
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz0009gx4f

Monumenta Poloniae Historica
Online digitised version of the MPH series.
http://www.kpbc.ukw.edu.pl/dlibra/publication/9073?tab=1

France

The ARTFL Project
http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/ARTFL

Base de Français Médiéval database
The Base de Français Médiéval database currently comprises twenty-four complete Old and Middle French texts. The volume and diversity of the texts included makes the database unique in France for this period of the history of French. The texts included in the BFM cover a considerable geographic area and an extensive chronological breadth, with texts from the 9th century (including the first known French text, the 'Serments de Strasbourg') to the end of the 15th century. Both verse and prose texts are represented, as well as different genres and domains (e.g., fiction, history, hagiography, law, the sciences...). The BFM texts are not directly accessible. They can be searched by means of precise queries (e.g., discrete lexical items, word and phrase concordances, etc.) via the Weblex2 search and analysis engine. All the the BFM are XML-tagged following the recommendations of the TEI. The BFM is accessible free of charge for individual scholars, faculty and students.
http://bfm.ens-lyon.fr/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=128

The Bibliotheque Nationale de France
Website for the BN, with links to their manuscript collection along with a searchable database of iconographic elements.
http://www.bnf.fr

The Bonifatii et Lulli Epistolae Project
This project was initiated as a result of the Rethinking the 'Christian Foundation of Europe' international workshop, which focussed on the letters of Boniface and Lul, and took place at the University of Toronto on 22-24 September 2011. The website is intended to promote and foster research into the letters and texts attributed to Boniface, Lul and their correspondents by providing an online 'workspace' for the original workshop participants, as well as providing a nexus for other researchers interested in Boniface and his circle, the history of the early medieval Church, and the literate culture of early medieval Europe.
http://pims.ca/research/bleblog/

Editions en ligne de l'Ecole des chartes
The Ecole des chartes has made available on the Internet several databases of their collections. Of interest to scholars of the Middle Ages and Early Modern period are: Le Cartulaire blanc de Saint-Denis , L'édit de Nantes et ses antécédents (1562-1598), Esprit des livres, and Estampes de l'Ecole des chartes.
http://elec.enc.sorbonne.fr

The Gascon Rolls Project 1317-1468
The history of Plantagenet government, its nature, exercise and legacy, in the overseas possessions held by the English kings as dukes of Aquitaine in south-west France during the Middle Ages (1154-1453) has attracted a considerable body of scholarly publication and interest. The published primary sources for its study are, however, very incomplete, full of gaps and of variable quality. The Gascon Rolls Project is an attempt to fill this gap by providing an online database, including regularly updated calendar editions of the rolls themselves.
http://www.gasconrolls.org/en/

International Medieval Society, Paris/Société Internationale des Médiévistes, Paris
Contains links to a range of materials for the study of medieval France and beyond.
http://www.ims-paris.org

Lives of the Saints. The Medieval French Hagiography Project
Online database compiling Lives, manuscripts and saints of French history.
http://www.frenchsaintslives.org

The Making of Charlemagne's Europe
The Making of Charlemagne's Europe project is a database of prosopographical and socio-economic data found in the more than four thousand legal documents surviving from Charlemagne's reign. It covers material from all areas that were ever part of Charlemagne's empire, dating from 25 September 768 to 28 January 814 AD. The emphasis is on the extraction and systematic classification of data for maximum comparability between regions. This will make the valuable information on institutions, people, places and objects contained in charters and other legal documents more easily accessible to researcher via faceted browsing, search engine queries and a mapping tool.
http://charlemagneseurope.ac.uk/

The MARGOT website
This site offers electronic versions of French literary texts in the following areas:
The Campsey Project: an electronic corpus of Anglo-Norman verse hagiography (1100-1400)
Debating the Roman de la rose: A Critical Anthology - Excerpts from the Roman de la rose in the original and in English translation
Women Writers of the Ancien Régime
http://margot.uwaterloo.ca

Medfrench
A software package created to prepare students for the study of medieval texts in Old French. Although it requires the knowledge of Modern French, the package is straightforward and easy to use, with grammatical and historical notes, and practice excercises.
http://medfrench.leeds.ac.uk

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts [UCLA Collection]
Manuscripts and manuscript leaves, in scripts of the Latin alphabet, ranging from Carolingian minuscule to Burgundian letter and humanist script, written across Europe before 1600 and representing the Latin, Italian, German, Dutch, Italian, English, French, Spanish, and Czech languages. Types of manuscripts include liturgical works, collections of sermons and the florilegia used for sermon composition, confessionals and penitentials for pastoral care, vernacular literature such as romances and verse, business and administrative records, including Italian and French land records - charters, cartularies, terriers, and rent rolls dating from the late thirteenth century to the seventeenth.
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz0009gx4f

Menestrel
Primary portal for French medieval studies on the web. Contains medieval sources in translation, as well as sites and images, with additional links to other medieval resources.
http://www.menestrel.fr

Richard II's Treasure
The treasure roll of Richard II, compiled in 1398/9, offers a rare insight into the magnificence of a late medieval English king. The roll, unknown until it was rediscovered in the 1990s, describes in exceptional detail the crowns, jewels, and other precious objects belonging to the king and to his two queens, Anne of Bohemia and Isabelle of France. This website brings the treasure to life through images - of the roll, of Richard himself and of many exquisite objects.
http://www.history.ac.uk/richardII/index.html

Société internationale Alain Chartier / International Alain Chartier Society
The goal of the IACS is to foster international collaboration and research on the author and royal secretary. This is the main website of the society, and includes information about upcoming events and publications.
http://people.hsc.edu/alain

Université Rennes 2 Haute Bretagne, Centre d'Études des Textes Médiévaux
Contains information about the current research of the CETM, French translations of medieval texts, and links to other websites.
http://www.sites.univ-rennes2.fr/celam/cetm/

Germany

The Bonifatii et Lulli Epistolae Project
This project was initiated as a result of the Rethinking the 'Christian Foundation of Europe' international workshop, which focussed on the letters of Boniface and Lul, and took place at the University of Toronto on 22-24 September 2011. The website is intended to promote and foster research into the letters and texts attributed to Boniface, Lul and their correspondents by providing an online 'workspace' for the original workshop participants, as well as providing a nexus for other researchers interested in Boniface and his circle, the history of the early medieval Church, and the literate culture of early medieval Europe.
http://pims.ca/research/bleblog/

Deutsche Forschungsgmeinschaft
This is the website of Germany's largest research funding organization.
http://www.dfg.de/en/index.jsp

Die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Online version of the state library of Bavaria. There is a significant collection of medieval edited volumes, including most of the MGH (helpful in case the MGH is not working), as well as some manuscripts in pdf.
http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/Die-Bayerische-Staatsbibliothek.114.0.html

e-codices: Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland
This is follow-up project of CESG - Codices electronici Sangallenses (Digital Abbey Library of Saint Gall). It provides a single point of access for Swiss manuscripts on the internet, with high resolution digital images and over 140'000 facsimile pages. There are currently 380 complete manuscripts from 16 Swiss manuscript collections, but the site is being continually updated. There are manuscript descriptions, browse and search functions (for the manuscript descriptions), and the site is accessible in German, French, Italian and English. The site is easy to use and understand, and the level of magnification is impressive.
http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en

Epigraphisches Forschungs- und Dokumentationszentrum
German-language website dedicated to epigraphy, or the study of inscriptions. 'Epigraphica-europea' in addition to information on the work of the Epigraphical Research and Documentation Centre (EFDZ) offers an introduction to epigraphy, a dictionary of epigraphical terminology and links to related sites on the web.
http://www.epigraphica-europea.uni-muenchen.de

Hathaway Manuscripts [UCLA Collection]
Music manuscript fragments used in bindings. Copied in Switzerland, Germany and the Low Countries. Contents from Missal, Gradual, Hymnal, Breviary and Antiphonal.
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz00089wzq

International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies
Founded in 1983 by Professor Bruce Hozeski of Ball State University, the International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies is comprised of scholars and enthusiasts interested in the promotion of the twelfth-century magistra, visionary, theologian, composer, healer, artist, leader of women, Saint and Doctor of the Church. The purpose of the society is the promote study, criticism, research and exchange of ideas related to all aspects of Hildegard von Bingen's work.
http://www.hildegard-society.org

Internationalen Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur (IASL)
Main source for book reviews, broadly useful but not specifically medieval.
http://www.iaslonline.de

The Making of Charlemagne's Europe
The Making of Charlemagne's Europe project is a database of prosopographical and socio-economic data found in the more than four thousand legal documents surviving from Charlemagne's reign. It covers material from all areas that were ever part of Charlemagne's empire, dating from 25 September 768 to 28 January 814 AD. The emphasis is on the extraction and systematic classification of data for maximum comparability between regions. This will make the valuable information on institutions, people, places and objects contained in charters and other legal documents more easily accessible to researcher via faceted browsing, search engine queries and a mapping tool.
http://charlemagneseurope.ac.uk/

Mediaevum
Primary portal for German medieval studies online. Primary texts, teaching tools, bibliographic information, and links to specific websites on a range of disciplines.
http://www.mediaevum.de

The Medingen Manuscripts
This project will bring together virtually the scattered late medieval library of the Cistercian nunnery of Medingen. Between the internal reform of the convent in 1477 and the advent of the Lutheran Reformation in the neighbouring town Lüneburg in 1526, the Medingen scriptorium developed into a major source of Latin and Middle Low German prayer-books. The nuns produced an astonishing wealth of manuscripts in which they expanded the Latin liturgy with vernacular prayers, lay-songs and meditations and which they illuminated - for themselves as well as for the noblewomen of the neighbouring town. Many features of the database are freely accessible (introduction, bibliography, list of sigla, short descriptions of the manuscripts and a flash presentation of the main features of the database). At the moment, access to the manuscript database is restricted. If you would like to access the database for scholarly purposes, please contact Henrike Lähnemann or Andres Laubinger [medingen-mss@ncl.ac.uk ]. In particular, the flash presentation is an excellent introduction to the database and its features.
http://research.ncl.ac.uk/medingen/public_extern

Monumenta Germaniae Historica
Institute of research into the European Middle Ages, based in Munich. Contains links to a digital version of the Monumenta Germaniae Historica.
http://www.mgh.de

Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft e.V
The Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft is an international association of medievalists.
Goals: Research in the culture of the European Late Middle Ages.
Special focus: Oswald von Wolkenstein (ca 1376/77-1445), knight and courtly singer, one of the foremost poets of German literature. The fifteenth-century South Tyrolean nobleman, Oswald von Wolkenstein, is now recognized by a growing number of critics as the most talented poet of his age, a genius capable of imbuing traditional literary forms with new content and fresh vigor.
http://www.wolkenstein-gesellschaft.com

Perspicuitas
Online journal of medieval language, literature and cultural studies.
http://www.uni-due.de/perspicuitas

University Library, Karlsruhe – Online Catalogue
For bibliographical searches in the German-speaking world, not specifically medieval.
http://www.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/kvk.html

Ireland

CELT – the online resource of Irish history, literature and politics
Texts in Irish, Latin, Anglo-Norman French, and English are presented in immediately usable form and accompanied by introductions, translations (where possible and necessary), and scholarly bibliographies. Images will be an integral part of text presentation and texts will be accompanied, where useful and possible, by graphics, maps, line-drawings etc.
http://www.ucc.ie/celt

Celtic Inscribed Stones Project
CISP is undertaking a collaborative, interdisciplinary study of Medieval Celtic inscriptions. One of its main objectives is the compilation of an accessible, comprehensive and authoritative database of all known inscriptions. By bringing this material together in one place and making it readily available our goal is to turn what is a largely untapped resource into usable material. The scope of the project is the Celtic-speaking regions of the early middle ages, (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, the Isle of Man, and parts of western England, in the period approximately AD 400-1100). Included are all stone monuments inscribed with text, whether in the Celtic vernacular or Latin, in the Roman alphabet or ogham (but excluding runic inscriptions). This site and database are easy to use, with plenty of expanatory material and even a downloadable .pdf manual for more detailed information on the database. It is possible to browse indexes of the sites of stones, the names of the stones, indexes of the personal names mentioned in inscriptions and maps of the sites. The database also allows inscription (and more complex) searches. In general this is a very useful site; users should note however, that the site does not seem to be regularly maintained.
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/cisp

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland
The aim of the project – still in progress - is to photograph and record all the surviving sculpture, volunteer fieldworkers describe, measure and photograph Romanesque sites. The project editors convert the raw materials of their research into an electronic archive. Church plans, generously made available by the Church Plans Online project, are included where available as an additional visual aid.
http://www.crsbi.ac.uk

TOEBI: Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland
The webpage of TOEBI, the professional organisation of Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland. The organisation aims to promote and support the teaching of Old English in British and Irish Universities, and to raise the profile of the Old English language, Old English literature and Anglo-Saxon England in the public eye. The website contains information on joining TOEBI, details on meetings and conferences, and a good Anglo-Saxon links/resources webpage.
http://toebi.org.uk

Italy

Dante Online
General website on Dante, run by Societa Dantesca Italiana. The website includes online texts of Dante's works; information on his life and the manuscripts of his works; and an analytical and classified bibliography of the studies on Dante.
http://www.danteonline.it/italiano/home_ita.asp

Codice Diplomatico della Lombardia medievale
The corpus of published sources in CDLM is accessed directly through the consultation of individual archives, grouped by areas of membership, starting from the menu on the right, on this page, or from the general map where is represented the geography of cities and ecclesiastical institutions and monastic extra-urban most remarkable from the point of the documentary heritage survived (anywhere today preserved). From here you will go directly to fund the publication of a tarball (eg.: Focusing on map Vimercate, will draw the 'cover' of The scrolls of the twelfth century the church of S. Stefano di Vimercate), or (from the groupings entitled to the city) to the list of issues available for the selected area. The 'cover' for each edition contains, among others, the connection chronological index of the scriptures, from which you can directly access to the individual units documentary.Using the commands above and next, on each page, you can 'browse' the issue without going back to the index card, in turn present on every page of CDLM, the horizontal navigation bar will at all times (no steps intermediate) to move in a different section from the one in which there is located.
http://cdlm.unipv.it/edizioni

Instituto Storico Italiana per il Medioevo
Contains link to the Repertorium Fontium Historiae Medii Aevi.
http://www.isime.it

The Leeds Centre for Dante Studies Podcast
The Centre for Dante Studies, University of Leeds will run a podcast, which can be subscribed to freely from anywhere in the world. The podcast is designed both to enrich undergraduates' study of Dante, and to be of interest to a broader audience. The Leeds Dante podcast will offer regular short items on three major areas; a series of brief commentaries on short passages selected from the Commedia; interviews with scholars about their recent work on Dante; reviews of recent publications of interest in Dante studies.
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/italian/cdspodcast.htm

Medievo Italiano Project
The Medieval Italian Project, a cultural association constituted by diverse Medieval scholars, and which promotes and produces events of cultural significance pertaining to the Middle Ages, and more generally about Italian history. While preferring, from the point of view of professional, technical and scientific communication, new media technologies and professional activities, plenty of space to traditional methods of dissemination and communication.The MIP aims to promote initiatives aimed at spreading knowledge of the medieval period in Italy (5-15th centuries AD), supporting in particular progress in the study of medieval history and its exploitation in the scientific, civil, academic realsm through the media.
http://www.medioevoitaliano.it

Reti Medievali
Primary portal for Italian medieval studies on the web. Available in English, German, Italian and French, it contains links to medieval sources (in Latin), encyclopedia-style entries designed for teaching (in Italian), as well as information on current research and journal publications.
http://www.retimedievali.it

Otfried Lieberknecht’s Webpage for Dante Studies
Starting point for research on Dante, with links to both primary and secondary source material available in a searchable, online format.
www.lieberknecht.de/dante/welc_old.html

Mediterranean, North Africa & Middle East

Arabian Humanities International Journal
Arabian Humanities is the continuation of the earlier Chroniques yéménites journal, published by the French Center for Archaeology and Social Sciences in Sanaa (CEFAS) from 1993. It broadens its scope to the entire Arabian Peninsula, and is now resolutely oriented towards international research networks. Arabian Humanities is a peer-reviewed journal. It is multilingual (articles published in French, English or Arabic, with abstracts in the two other languages), and freely available on internet. Arabian Humanities intends, through biennial issues, to cover all areas of the humanities from prehistory to contemporary societies in the Arabian Peninsula. Constructed around a specific theme, each issue will also include independent articles and book reviews on the latest publications on the Arabian Peninsula appearing in European languages and Arabic.
http://www.cefas.com.ye/spip.php?rubrique201

Jerusalem Virtual Library
Comprehensive source for the primary and secondary sources concerning the history of Jerusalem, based on the National Archives of Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the collections of Al-Quds University, Jerusalem.
http://www.jerusalem-library.org

Kingdoms of Medieval Sudan
The 'Kingdoms of the Medieval Sudan' website provides an electronic exploration of the history of the African states of Songhay, Kanem-Bornu, and Hausaland. 'Kingdoms' is a component of 'Sacred and Secular in the African Americas', an electronic project devoted to the African American humanities, and produced at Xavier University of Louisiana with the generous support of the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
http://webusers.xula.edu/jrotondo/Kingdoms

The Mediterranean Seminar
The Mediterranean Seminar is based at the Center for Mediterranean Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the department of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. We sponsor a range of activities and programs related to the study (both research and teaching) of the Mediterranean as a region, with an emphasis on the Pre- and Early Modern periods. At the University of California, we are supported by the UC Office of the President and the UCSC Division of Humanities, and are administered by the Institute for Humanities Research (UCSC); we manage an inter-disciplinary research group and collaborate regularly with the departments of History and Literature, the Center for Jewish Studies, and the Classics Program. Our Mediterranean Studies Multi-Campus Research Project involves eight UC campuses and is at the center of the Mediterranean Consortium, a network of scholarly projects based in North America and Europe. At CU Boulder, our Mediterranean Studies Group is supported by an Innovative Seed Grant from the College of Arts & Sciences, and by a number of departments, programs and centers. Through our UC system-wide and external programs and publication series, we collaborate with a network of some 500 scholars across North America and the world, and regularly organize conferences, workshops, panels, and events at the University of California, in North America and in Europe. Our NEH Summer Institutes for University and College Professors (held biennially in Barcelona, Spain) have been successful and acclaimed. In 2012, we will be launching a new series of monographs and essay collections with Palgrave Macmillan.
http://humweb.ucsc.edu/mediterraneanseminar

Russia

General links
Links to Eastern European and Russian research engines, journals, institutes and other useful site.
http://slav-db.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/fmi/xsl/link-e.xsl

Khazaria
A Resource for Turkic and Jewish History in Russia and Ukraine.
http://www.khazaria.com

Medieval Russia Links and Resources
List of links and resources for the study of medieval Russian history.
http://braid.freeservers.com/russian.html

Scandinavia

Database of Nordic Neo-Latin Literature
A searchable database of Latin-language literature from Scandinavia.
http://www.uib.no/neolatin

Dictionary of Old Norse Prose
The Dictionary of Old Norse Prose provides comprehensive access via an extensive wordlist to edited dictionary entries and citations accompanied by scanned slips and texts.
http://onp.ku.dk/english/

Saganet
The Saganet website contains images of works of Old Icelandic literature - page by page, manuscript and printed, dating from the 13th century through the year 1900. These works include the entire range of Icelandic family sagas. They also include a very large portion of Germanic/Nordic mythology (the Eddas), history of Norwegian kings, contemporary sagas and tales from the European age of chivalry. A great number of manuscripts contain Icelandic ballads, poetry or epigrams.
http://sagnanet.is

The Skaldic Project - Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages
An international project to edit the corpus of medieval Norse-Icelandic skaldic poetry, with a searchable database.
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/skaldic/db.php

Viking Society Web Publications
Downloadable versions of all publications from the Viking Society for Northern Research from its inception in 1893 to the present. Includes the Dorothea Coke Memorial Lectures, the Saga-Book, A New Introduction to Old Norse, editions and translations of primary texts, and more. Note recent titles may not be released until five years from the date of publication.
http://vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/

Spain & Portugal

Álbum de copistas de manuscritos griegos en España
The project by the Seminario para el estudio de los manuscritos griegos en España (SEMGE) at the Department of Greek Philology and Indoeuropean Linguistics of the Complutense University, Madrid, offers high resolution samples for identified scribes of Greek manuscripts in Spain. This collection is intended as a resource for palaegraphers, codicologists, and text critics, as well as an aid to identify scribes of insigned Greek manuscripts.
http://www.ucm.es/info/copistas

Construïm Història
Historiographical database of Medieval and early Modern documents from the region of modern-day Catalonia.
http://www.ub.edu/crai/mes/quedocf.php?col=contrataedium

DVCTVS: National Papyrological Funds
DVCTVS is the result of the co-operation of the four institutions which in June 2009 signed an agreement with the purpose of promoting the study of the two most important papyrological collections in Spain. The Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, the Abadia de Montserrat and the Companyia de Jesús in Catalonia joined their efforts in order to support scientific work on the papyrological funds of Montserrat and those in the Palau-Ribes collection, housed at the Arxiu Històric de la Companyia de Jesús a Catalunya. DVCTVS is nonetheless born with the intention to host all papyrological funds in Spain. Our project, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, intends to include in our database the whole of the papyrological material which both public and private institutions and particulars may wish to facilitate for its study.
http://www.dvctvs.upf.edu/lang/en/index.php

El Camino de Santiago
Good introductory website, run by the University of California - Los Angeles, to the study of the pilgrimage to Santiago. Organized around resources for classroom use.
http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/santiago/iagohome.html

Hispana
The books and maps of the American, Sephardic and Naval Museums have recently been added to the Virtual Library of Bibliographical Heritage (BVPB). The BVPB is a cooperative project of the Ministry of Culture of Spain and the Autonomous Regions which aims to make printed material and manuscripts from Spain's historical heritage accessible.
http://roai.mcu.es/es/estaticos/contenido.cmd?pagina=estaticos/presentacion

Islamic Manuscripts Collection at the University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor
This site is part of an ongoing project to fully catalogue the Islamic Manuscripts Collection at the University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor. A substantial portion of our collection lacks full cataloguing. A limited amount of descriptive information has been gathered for these manuscripts, mainly via inventory cataloguing in the early part of the last century. In addition, the manuscripts are being digitized with their digital versions appearing in the HathiTrust Digital Library (HTDL) The site invites users to examine the digitized manuscripts and compare the results of their analysis against the existing descriptive information, to improve the descriptive information and catalogue.
http://www.lib.umich.edu/islamic

The Cantigas de Santa Maria
General online resource for the study of the cantigas, with images from facsimiles, transcriptions, and related links.
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas

The Library of Iberian Resources Online
A joint project of the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain and the University of Central Arkansas, its book list is principally drawn from recent, but out-of-print university press monographs. In addition, the collection includes a number of basic texts and sources in translation. These are presented in full-text format and reproduce all the matter included in the original print version. The collection focuses upon peninsular history from the fifth to the seventeenth centuries.
http://libro.uca.edu

Medievalismo
From the website: Medievalismo - Site of Medieval History, tries to be a point of contact, meeting and reflection on Medieval History. In the network from 1998 (1 of May), now, we initiated a new way, more dynamic and modern. With ambition and the necessity to adapt us to the changes of articles of incorporation, historical and technological of century XXI. We want to be a reference of utility, communication and interactivity, between the professionals and interested of the Medievo and the New Technologies. For it, in this space, you will find all the information necessary to be able to complete your works and restlessness. Let us do of History a referring one for the society.
http://www.medievalismo.org

PhiloBiblon
PhiloBiblon is a bio-bibliographical database of early texts produced in the Iberian Peninsula. Contains links to the Bibliografía Española de Textos Antiguos (BETA), Bibliografia de Textos Antigos Galegos e Portugueses (BITAGAP), and Bibliografia de Textos Catalans Antics (BITECA).
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/PhiloBiblon

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Archaeology

Archaeological Resource Guide for Europe
Dutch-based website containing links to evaluated Internet resources (mainly web pages, but also other resources such as discussion lists) concerning European archaeology.
http://odur.let.rug.nl/arge

Celtic Inscribed Stones Project
CISP is undertaking a collaborative, interdisciplinary study of Medieval Celtic inscriptions. One of its main objectives is the compilation of an accessible, comprehensive and authoritative database of all known inscriptions. By bringing this material together in one place and making it readily available our goal is to turn what is a largely untapped resource into usable material. The scope of the project is the Celtic-speaking regions of the early middle ages, (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, the Isle of Man, and parts of western England, in the period approximately AD 400-1100). Included are all stone monuments inscribed with text, whether in the Celtic vernacular or Latin, in the Roman alphabet or ogham (but excluding runic inscriptions). This site and database are easy to use, with plenty of expanatory material and even a downloadable .pdf manual for more detailed information on the database. It is possible to browse indexes of the sites of stones, the names of the stones, indexes of the personal names mentioned in inscriptions and maps of the sites. The database also allows inscription (and more complex) searches. In general this is a very useful site; users should note however, that the site does not seem to be regularly maintained.
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/cisp

Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture
The Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture (CASSS) is a project to identify, record and publish in a consistent format, the earliest English sculpture dating from the 7th to the 11th centuries. Much of this material was unpublished before the work began, but it is of crucial importance as pointing to the earliest settlements and artistic achievements of the Anglo-Saxon/Pre-Norman English. It ranges from our earliest Christian field monuments (free-standing carved crosses), and innovative decorative elements and furnishings of churches, to humble grave-markers. This site contains a (currently incomplete) searchable database of sculpture records and images of the sculptures which are organised by the published volumes, and not searchable. There are, as yet, no direct weblinks between the records and the images, so each needs to be found separately, and the database is initially confusing for the casual user. There is also a very useful 'Grammar of Anglo-Saxon Ornament', which explains how the sculptures are classified and made. In summary, while the design and layout of the website is not perfect, the content is extremely useful.
http://www.dur.ac.uk/corpus/index.php3

Council for British Archaeology
Website for the Council for British Archaeology, a good starting point for information about archaeology in Britain and the rest of the world.
http://www.britarch.ac.uk

Ename Center For Public Archaeology and Heritage Presentation
The Ename Center was founded in 1998 as a non-profit association to develop and disseminate expertise relating to the public interpretation and sustainable development of archaeological sites, museums, historical monuments and landscapes both in Flanders and at partner sites throughout the world.
http://www.enamecenter.org

Ieldran Database - The Early Anglo-Saxon Cemetery Mapping Project
The Early Anglo-Saxon Mapping Project provides locations, summaries, and information about citation and collections for numerous cemeteries from the mid-fifth to early seventh centuries in England. Each site can be clicked on to reveal more information about the cemetery, the burials, associated artifacts, references for books and journal articles written about the cemetery, and where the original excavations materials, human remains and artifacts are kept.
http://ieldran.matrix.msu.edu

Society for Medieval Archaeology
Searchable database of their publication, Medieval Archaeology Papers, as well as information on monograph series, regular newsletters, and further medieval archaeology links. In addition, to celebrate the Society's 50th anniversary, the first fifty volumes of Medieval Archaeology have been released online. The link to access these is available on the left hand side of the main Society for Medieval Archaeology website.
http://www.medievalarchaeology.org

West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service
Central website for archaeology in West Yorkshire. Contains a variety of resources for all levels of interest, from professionals and teachers to members of the public.
http://www.archaeology.wyjs.org.uk/wyjs-archaeology.asp

Art History & Architecture

Beyond Borders
A blog dedicated to Medieval History of Art.
http://beyondborders-medievalblog.blogspot.co.uk

The Cambridge Illuminations: virtual exhibition
This is a representative selection of images from some of the most sumptuous manuscripts displayed in the Cambridge Illuminations exhibition (Fitzwilliam Museum, 26 July - 30 December 2005). Includes flash animation of how manuscripts are made.
http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/gallery/cambridgeilluminations

The Corpus of Medieval Narrative Art
This repository of images is a result of the photographic process in Dr. Stuart Whatling's PhD research at the Courtauld Institute of Art. The photographs catalogued in this resource focus on narrative art, comprising around 3000 pages of medieval images that tell a story.
http://www.medievalart.org.uk

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland
The aim of the project – still in progress - is to photograph and record all the surviving sculpture, volunteer fieldworkers describe, measure and photograph Romanesque sites. The project editors convert the raw materials of their research into an electronic archive. Church plans, generously made available by the Church Plans Online project, are included where available as an additional visual aid.
http://www.crsbi.ac.uk

Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi - Medieval Stained Glass in Great Britain
The purpose of these pages is to make available a variety of texts crucial to the understanding of the conservation and restoration of stained glass. All but one of these texts are appearing here in English for the first time, and they cover a wide range of technical and aesthetic considerations.
http://www.cvma.ac.uk/index.html

Exeter Cathedral Keystones and Carvings
A Catalogue Raisonné of the Sculptures & Their Polychromy, written by Avril K. Henry and Anna C. Hulbert. This is an illustrated introduction to, and explanatory catalogue of all the figurative sculpture of the medieval building. This extensive web-site is designed primarily for art historians and medievalists, but can also be useful for the non-specialist.
http://hds.essex.ac.uk/exetercath/index.html

History of Architecture
This History of Architecture Web site is designed to support undergraduate education, from introductory art and architectural history surveys to advanced courses on specific art historical periods and themes. The project has been funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Education Programs, with additional support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Office of the Provost, Columbia University. This link takes you to the medieval section.
http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/ha/html/medieval.html

The Index of Christian Art
Contains information about subscribing to the online database of the Index, as well as information about current research, including the Mills-Kronborg Collection of Danish Church Wall Paintings, and conferences.
http://ica.princeton.edu

International Center of Medieval Art
International Center of Medieval Art website, with links to medieval art history resources on the internet.
http://medievalart.org

Medieval Art in Pisa
Italian site dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Pisa.
http://www2.alfea.it

The Medieval Stained Glass Photographic Archive
This pilot web site shows 48 locations from an intial 60 that are under construction, a number of which are complete. The focus is on glass before c.1320 but photographs of later windows that have already been taken are also being displayed. At this stage the purpose of the Archive is only to display windows and panels together with an identification of the subject matter and to give some dates. However, as the project evolves it is hoped that more basic information and bibliographic references on each window will also be given.
http://www.therosewindow.com/pilot/index.htm

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Medieval Collection Online
The Museum's collection of medieval and Byzantine art is among the most comprehensive in the world. Displayed in both the Main Building and in the Metropolitan's branch in northern Manhattan, The Cloisters museum and gardens, the collection encompasses the art of the Mediterranean and Europe from the fall of Rome in the fourth century to the beginning of the Renaissance in the early sixteenth century. It also includes pre-medieval European works of art created during the Bronze Age and early Iron Age. This online catalogue contains more than 9000 digitised items for browsing and education.
http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search?deptids=17%7c7&ft=*

Pittsburgh Medieval Art and Architecture
The purpose of this site is to promote education and research in Medieval art and architecture. We plan to expand it by adding more monuments, images, various levels of supplementary information, bibliographical references, and different kinds of cross-links including keyword searching. The site currently contains images from England and France, as well as a glossary of terms.
http://www.medart.pitt.edu/

Renaissance Art History
A general resource for the topic.
http://www.startlocal.com.au/articles/educational_arthistory.html

Drama and Music

CANTUS: A Database for Latin Ecclesiastical Chant
The purpose of CANTUS is to assemble and publish indices of the chants found in manuscript and early printed sources for the liturgical Office. Since the inception of this project over a decade ago, it has been understood that a CANTUS index of a particular source will normally be used by a scholar who possesses a microfilm, a printed facsimile or digital images of that source (or access to the actual document). It has been recognized, however, that the project has attracted a much wider audience of chant scholars and enthusiasts who have discovered the many ways in which the indices can be used without reference to a microfilm or facsimile, although it can take a while to get used to.
http://publish.uwo.ca/~cantus

The CMME Project
The CMME Project is 'a scholarly initiative to offer free online access to new, high-quality early music scores produced by today's leading experts.' At present, there are not many scores completed, but even what is there is extremely good and allows one to manipulate the data (toggling old clefs to modern or ancient and modern accidental systems, or editorial text underlay with the sources' presentation of the text). It has a superb board of emininent scholars and is designed to interact with several other large net-based music projects.
http://www.cmme.org

Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music
An online resource for the study of fragments and complete manuscripts of European Medieval Polyphonic Music.
http://www.diamm.ac.uk

e-Sequence
Audiovisual digital representation of sequences of Notker the Stammerer (d. 912) from selected manuscripts.
http://www.e-sequence.eu/en

International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies
Founded in 1983 by Professor Bruce Hozeski of Ball State University, the International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies is comprised of scholars and enthusiasts interested in the promotion of the twelfth-century magistra, visionary, theologian, composer, healer, artist, leader of women, Saint and Doctor of the Church. The purpose of the society is the promote study, criticism, research and exchange of ideas related to all aspects of Hildegard von Bingen's work.
http://www.hildegard-society.org

REED - Records of Early English Drama
REED’s mission is to locate, transcribe, and edit all surviving documentary evidence of drama, minstrelsy, and public ceremonial in England before 1642. Website contains performance texts, modern editions, and a useful page of links to the study of drama.
http://www.reed.utoronto.ca/index.html

Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum
An evolving database of the entire corpus of Latin music theory written during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
http://www.music.indiana.edu/tml/start.html

Gender

Epistolae: Medieval Women's Letters
Epistolae is a collection of letters to and from women dating from the fourth to the thirteenth century AD. These letters from the Middle Ages. written in Latin, are presented with English translations and are organised by the women participating. Biographical skethces of the women and descriptions of the subject matter or the historic context of the letter are included where available.
http://epistolae.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Books written by a single author are not indexed here.
http://www.haverford.edu/library/reference/mschaus/mfi/mfi.html

The History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland
The History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland (H-WRBI) network encourages research of women religious and makes available material to facilitate that research. We are broad in scope and time period, covering the history of women religious from medieval to modern times. The network includes academics, archivists, students and others interested in this area of study.
http://historyofwomenreligious.org/

International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies
Founded in 1983 by Professor Bruce Hozeski of Ball State University, the International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies is comprised of scholars and enthusiasts interested in the promotion of the twelfth-century magistra, visionary, theologian, composer, healer, artist, leader of women, Saint and Doctor of the Church. The purpose of the society is the promote study, criticism, research and exchange of ideas related to all aspects of Hildegard von Bingen's work.
http://www.hildegard-society.org

Monastic Matrix
A scholarly resource for the study of women's religious communities from 400 to 1600 CE.
http://monasticmatrix.org

Wives, Widows and Wimples: Women in the University of Nottingham's medieval collections
This resource draws on our rich medieval collections. The collections include stories of knights and their quest; works of learning and instruction in moral conduct; records of saints and of religious practice; and legal documents relating to landholding and marriage. They use the contemporary languages of English, French and Anglo-Norman as well as Latin. The evidence of the Church (medieval Roman Catholic) is evident throughout. The resource is divided into twelve subject areas. Each area includes images, transcripts and translations of original material, with explanatory commentary placing the items in context.
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/medievalwomen/

Legal History and Law

Early English Laws
Early English Laws is a project to publish online and in print new editions and translations of all English legal codes, edicts, and treatises produced up to the time of Magna Carta 1215.
http://www.earlyenglishlaws.ac.uk

Lex Frisionum
The Lex Frisionum is the Frisian book of law. It was recorded 12 centuries ago, during the reign of Charlemagne. This site offers information about the contents and the origin of the law code. Four webpages contain the full original text of Lex Frisionum (in Latin) plus a translation into English.
http://www.keesn.nl/lex/index.html

The Salic Law
Translated excerpts from the Salic Law Code.
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/medieval/salic.asp

The Visigothic Code (Forum Judicium)
PDF version of S.P. Scott's translation of the Visigothic Law Code.
http://libro.uca.edu/vcode/visigoths.htm

Medicine

Maggietron: Medieval Medicine
An introductory survey of medieval medicine.
http://www.maggietron.com/med

Index of Medieval Medical Images
The Index of Medieval Medical Images project began in 1988 and aimed to describe and index the content of all medieval manuscript images (up to the year 1500) with medical components held in North American collections. The goal of this 2001 pilot project was to make a substantial sample of the images and descriptions available via a searchable database on the Web.
http://digital.library.ucla.edu/immi/

Military History & Warfare

De Re Militari - The Society for Medieval Military History
De Re Militari hosts many primary sources, articles, dissertations and resources for the study of military actions, technology and topics from the fall of Rome to the early seventeenth century.
http://deremilitari.org/

Military Martyrs
The primary purpose of this site is to enable people to begin to explore the cult of the military martyrs during the late antique and early medieval periods by: providing original translations of many of the primary sources which have yet to be translated into English as well as making earlier translations which have gone out of copyright available online; summarizing the state of current research intothe origin and growth of the cult of each these martyrs; providing a bibliography of specialist works in respect of each martyr.
http://www.ucc.ie/milmart/

Internet Medieval Sourcebook - Selected Sources: The Crusades
A subcategory of Fordham University's incredibly useful Internet Medieval Sourcebook. This selection provides primary sources regarding the various movements of the Crusades in translation.
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook1k.asp

Numismatics

British Numismatics Journal
The BNJ is the Society's principal publication and has been published since 1903. The Society has recently made a complete digital archive of all issues of the BNJ to 2007 freely available available to download. New and recent volumes will be made available five years after publication. In late 2011, large PDF files of entire volumes were made freely available on the society's webspace. In 2012, the volumes have been split into their constituent articles and made available to search.
http://www.britnumsoc.org/publications/Digital%20BNJ.shtml

Corpus of Early Medieval Coin Finds
A project to gather together into a single database all of the single finds of coins minted 410-1180 found in the British Isles.
http://www-cm.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/emc/index.html

Department of Coins and Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Online exhibition, listing of coins, and coin search functions.
http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/coins

Yorkshire Numismatics Society
Founded in 1909 and affiliated to the British Association of Numismatic Societies since 1953, the blog of this Society includes important links and current information about British numismatics.
http://yorkshirenumismatic.blogspot.co.uk

Philosophy

Mediaeval Logic and Philosophy
This Web site is maintained by Paul Vinent Spade at Indiana University. It is intended for anyone interested in mediaeval logic and philosophy broadly construed.
http://pvspade.com/Logic

Philosophies of History
A project organised and run by Leeds medievalists dedicated to exploring the philosophies and theories behind the study of history and we we might apply them to our research in order to maintain innovation within the discipline of History.
http://philosophiesofhistory.blogspot.co.uk/

Prosopography

Greco-Roman Prosopographies
The beginnings of a collation of prosopographies of greco-roman persons/names, both digital and in print.
http://wiki.digitalclassicist.org/Greco-Roman_Prosopographies

The Making of Charlemagne's Europe
The Making of Charlemagne's Europe project is a database of prosopographical and socio-economic data found in the more than four thousand legal documents surviving from Charlemagne's reign. It covers material from all areas that were ever part of Charlemagne's empire, dating from 25 September 768 to 28 January 814 AD. The emphasis is on the extraction and systematic classification of data for maximum comparability between regions. This will make the valuable information on institutions, people, places and objects contained in charters and other legal documents more easily accessible to researcher via faceted browsing, search engine queries and a mapping tool.
http://charlemagneseurope.ac.uk/

Medieval Lands - A Prosopography of Medieval European Noble and Royal Families
Medieval Lands presents narratives biographical genealogies of the major noble families which ruled Europe, North Africa and Western Asia between the fifth and fifteenth centuries. The approach is to verify all information against primary source material, quoting relevant extracts in the original language. This has enable many traditionally accepted relationships to be challenged. The territorial emphasis and wide scope allow innovative conclusions to be drawn about the comparative development of the nobility in different geographical areas.
http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/

PASE Domesday - The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England Domesday Book Database
PASE Domesday is a database linked to mapping facilities designed to facilitate the identification of English landholders in Domesday Book.
http://domesday.pase.ac.uk/

Prosopography of the Byzantine World
This online database aims to provide a complete prosopography for the Byzantine world in the eleventh and twelfth centuries (c. 1025-1180), continuing chronologically the scope of the PmBZ.
http://blog.pbw.cch.kcl.ac.uk/

Prosopography of the Middle Byzantine Period
The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of sciences and humanities project "Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit (= PmbZ)" (Prosopography of the Middle-Byzantine Period) aims at creating such a biographical dictionary for all people who between 641AD and 1025AD lived in the Byzantine Empire or were in contact with the Empire and are mentioned in the sources of that period. The individual articles offer the reader a summary of a person's biography (where possible) and state all sources pertaining to this person. For technical reasons, the period covered by the PmbZ was divided into two sections ("Abteilungen"): the first running from 641 to 867, the second from 867 to 1025. The first section (641-867) has already been published in seven volumes and comprises about 11,500 articles on individuals (rarely groups) in alphabetical order. The second section (867-1025) is currently being compiled and will probably encompass about 8.000 items (but with an amount of data similar to that of the first section, as people in this later period tend to be more extensively documented in the sources).
http://pom.bbaw.de/pmbz/index_engl.html

Religions

Analecta Cartusiana
Since 1970 the Analecta Cartusiana has been the sole international series on the Carthusian Order, with more than 290 volumes having been published. This website includes some 100 links to Carthusian related websites, up-to-date bibliographical information, upcoming colloquia and much more .If you have information you wish to share - or need to have - on the subject of the Carthusian Order do not hesitate to contact them. Further information: jean-christ.HENEL@wanadoo.fr
http://analectacartusiana.monsite-orange.fr

ArchNet
ArchNet is an international online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, conservationists, and scholars, with a focus on Muslim cultures and civilizations.
https://archnet.org/lobby

BIBLindex: Références bibliques dans la littérature patristique
An online catalogue of over 400,000 biblical references found in Greek and Latin patristrics from the first through fifth centuries.
http://www.mom.fr/-Biblindex-.html

The Bonifatii et Lulli Epistolae Project
This project was initiated as a result of the Rethinking the 'Christian Foundation of Europe' international workshop, which focussed on the letters of Boniface and Lul, and took place at the University of Toronto on 22-24 September 2011. The website is intended to promote and foster research into the letters and texts attributed to Boniface, Lul and their correspondents by providing an online 'workspace' for the original workshop participants, as well as providing a nexus for other researchers interested in Boniface and his circle, the history of the early medieval Church, and the literate culture of early medieval Europe.
http://pims.ca/research/bleblog/

Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Searchable database of Christian writing from the earliest period onwards.
http://www.ccel.org

The Database of Jewish Epigraphy
Epidat - The Database of Jewish epigraphy - provides the inventory, documentation, editing and presentation of epigraphic collections. Currently online are available 125 digital editions with 24191 epitaphs.
http://www.steinheim-institut.de/cgi-bin/epidat

Database of the Letters of Pope Gregory VII
The main purpose of this database is to provide information on how and where the letters of Pope Gregory VII (1073-1085) were transmitted, used and copied.
http://www.g7ldb.history.uni-tuebingen.de/

Digital Mishnah
This site accompanies and hosts the development of a born-digital critical edition of the Mishnah. When fully implemented, the project will provide a dynamic edition of the Mishnah that takes advantage of its medium to provide multiple and customizable presentations of the text, as well as analytical tools that will allow the user to study variability between witnesses as well as other features. The site also hosts a demo of the online Mishnah and a blog tracing the on-going development of the project. Feel free to contact the blogger at hlapin@umd.edu.
http://www.digitalmishnah.org/

Ecclesiastical Calendar
Calculates the ecclesiastical calendar for years after AD 325, for New and Old Orthodox Calendars and the Western Calendar. Also contains a list of Orthodox and Western Easter dates listed in the Julian Calendar or the Gregorian Calendar, 1875-2124, and a table of the frequency of the difference between the dates of Orthodox and Western Easter, AD 1583 to AD 3000.
http://www.smart.net/~mmontes/ec-cal.html

Guide to Early Church Texts
This site contains pointers to online files relating to the early church, including canonical documents, creeds, the writings of the Apostolic Fathers and other historical texts relevant to church history.
http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/christian-history.html

Inscriptions of Palestine
This project seeks to collect and make accessible over the Web all of the previously published inscriptions (and their English translations) of Palestine from the Persian period through the Islamic conquest (ca. 500 BCE - 640 CE). There are about 15,000 of these inscriptions, written primarily in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Latin, by Jews, Christians, Greeks, and Romans. They range from imperial declarations on monumental architecture to notices of donations in synagogues to humble names scratched on ossuaries, and include everything in between. There are approximately 1,500 inscriptions currently in the database, with more added regularly. These inscriptions can be accessed via the "Search" Button on the left. Inscriptions of Palestine is an ongoing project at Brown University. It has been generously supported by the Center of Digital Scholarship and the Office of the Vice President of Research at Brown University.
http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/Inscriptions/index.shtml

Khazaria
A Resource for Turkic and Jewish History in Russia and Ukraine.
http://www.khazaria.com

Monastic Manuscript Project
The Monastic Manuscript Project is a databse of descriptions of manuscripts that contain texts relevant for the study of early medieval monasticism, especially monastic rules, ascetic treatises, vitae patrum-texts and texts related to monastic reforms. We provide lists of manuscripts for each of these texts, which are linked to manuscript descriptions. The purpose is to offer a tool for reconstructing not only the manuscript dissemination of early medieval monastic texts but also to give access to the specific contexts in which a text appears.
http://www.earlymedievalmonasticism.org

Monastic Matrix
A scholarly resource for the study of women's religious communities from 400 to 1600 CE.
http://monasticmatrix.org

Monastic Wales
In an attempt to identify more firmly Wales's place on the monastic map of Europe, this new large-scale project seeks to establish a comprehensive monastic history of medieval Wales, the findings of which will be made available to scholars and students, as well as the wider public, both electronically and in print.
http://monasticwales.org

Oseney Abbey Studies
Online book on Oseney Abbey. People are invited to download the book for free at the URL above, where you will find details of the content, file types available (.pdf and .lyx) and the size of the files. Unfortunately, the front cover and back cover are not available to users from outside the University of Leicester.
http://www.le.ac.uk/ee/pot/oseney/oseney.html

Rete Vitae Religiosae Mediaevalis Studia Conectens
The international research in the field of medieval monasteries and religious orders is hard to grasp, particularly since it is scattered in many individual research centres. Mostly one even fails to overlook the studies undertaken for a particular order, and this in spite of the fact that a comparative approach towards the history of medieval religious orders is still a desideratum even in modern research. With RE.VI.RE.S we hope to provide a helpful mean to solve this problem.
http://www.vita-religiosa.de

TRADITIO: Studies in Ancient and Medieval Thought, History and Religion
Website of Traditio, journal for medieval studies produced by Fordham University. Has links to full-text articles, organized geographically and chronologically.
http://www.fordham.edu/traditio

Vetus Latina
Resources for the study of the old Latin Bible.
http://www.vetuslatina.org

Wabash Center Guide to Internet Resources for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
A selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to those who are involved in the study and practice of religion: syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, websites, bibliographies, listserv discussion groups, liturgies, reference resources, software, etc.
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/resources/default.aspx

Topography

City Witness: Medieval Swansea
A thriving port, a marcher base for the lords of Gower, and a multi-cultural urban community, Swansea was an important centre in the Middle Ages, comparable with many other historic European towns. Yet the medieval legacy of Swansea is almost invisible today. This project aims to further our understanding of medieval Swansea, to forge connections between the modern city and its medieval antecedent, and through digital mapping and textual analysis to reveal how medieval individuals from different cultural and ethnic communities understood and represented their town.
http://www.medievalswansea.ac.uk/

Digital Mappaemundi
DM is an environment for the study and annotation of images and texts. It is a suite of tools, enabling scholars to gather and organize the evidence necessary to support arguments based in digitized resources. DM enables users to mark fragments of interest in manuscripts, print materials, photographs, etc. and provide commentary on these resources and the relationships among them. A principle objective in this project is to continue to develop our understanding of scholarly work processes in order to effectively support research as it is practiced now, while opening the door for new methods of scholarship to emerge.
http://ada.drew.edu/dmproject

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
The TGN is a structured vocabulary currently containing around 1,102,000 names and other information about places. Names for a place may include names in the vernacular language, English, other languages, historical names, names and in natural order and inverted order.
http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/tgn

The Global Middle Ages
This is the website of three ambitious initiatives: the Global Middle Ages Project (GMAP, pronounced "g-map"), the Mappamundi cybernetic initiative ("mappamundi" = "map of the world"), and the Scholarly Community for the Globalization of the Middle Ages (SCGMA, pronounced "sigma"). Each initiative brings together a cluster of scholars, universities, institutes, and centers who are working toward the goal of transforming how we see and understand the world across macrohistorical time: a thousand years of history, literature, technology, cultural encounters and crossings, ideas, movement, and change. The gmap site is concerned with the details of the pedagogical project 'The Global Middle Ages', mappamundi aims to gather and coordinate the best of online/digital projects scattered across the web and SCGMA is an online site for the scholarly community for the globalization of the Middle Ages. As yet, there is little content available on the any of the websites.
http://www.laits.utexas.edu/gma/portal

Mapping the Medieval Countryside: Places, People, and Properties in the Inquisitions Post Mortem
Mapping the Medieval Countryside is a major research project dedicated to the online publication of medieval English inquisitions post mortem (IPMs). These inquisitions, which recorded the lands held at their deaths by tenants of the crown, comprise the most extensive and important body of source material for landholding in medieval England. They describe the lands held by thousands of families, from nobles to peasants, and are a key source for the history of almost every settlement in England (and of many in Wales). They are indispensable to local and family historians as well as to academic specialists in areas in diverse as agrarian history and political society. The project will publish a searchable English translation of the IPMs covering the periods 1236 to 1447 and 1485 to 1509. From 1399 to 1447 the text will be enhanced to enable sophisticated analysis and mapping of the inquisitions' contents. The online texts will be accompanied by a wealth of commentary and interpretation to enable all potential users to exploit this source easily and effectively.

Mapping the Realm
English cartographic constructions of fourteenth-century Britain.
http://www.qub.ac.uk/urban_mapping/gough_map

Orbis Latinus
Resource for medieval place-names. A digitization of the 1909 source, and will reflect the geographical and political reality of that time. For more detailed information, please consult the more recent multi-volume edition: Johann Georg Theodor Grässe, Orbis Latinus; Lexikon lateinischer geographischer Namen des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit (Braunschweig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1972).
http://www.columbia.edu/acis/ets/Graesse/contents.html

Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe
Atlas with 21 maps depicting Europe at the end of each century from AD 1 to AD 2000.
http://www.euratlas.com/summary.htm

Rockingham Forest Trust Resource Centre
The Forest lies in the county of Northamptonshire, England. These web pages provide a unique insight in to the changing character of the rural historic landscape of Rockingham Forest from the medieval period through to the late 19th century. The evidence presented shows how much of what we value in the present landscape originated, something that is essential to understanding how to conserve it. The website includes maps of the forest and surrounding area over time, a short history, and aerial photographs of the area.
http://rockingham-forest-trust.org.uk

Roman Map of Britain
In 1994 the author began a study of the British section of a manuscript known as The Ravenna Cosmography. That section records place-names of Britain during the Roman occupation. It was determined that the original source map was marked with measured lines of latitude and longitude. Apparently quadrants (most often two degrees by one degree) were specially delineated, suggesting the existence of detailed sectional maps. The Cosmography's author methodically recorded the cities, quadrant by quadrant, from western Cornwall through Scotland.
http://www.romanmap.com

The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World
Spanning one-ninth of the earth's circumference across three continents, the Roman Empire ruled a quarter of humanity through complex networks of political power, military domination and economic exchange. These extensive connections were sustained by premodern transportation and communication technologies that relied on energy generated by human and animal bodies, winds, and currents. Conventional maps that represent this world as it appears from space signally fail to capture the severe environmental constraints that governed the flows of people, goods and information. Cost, rather than distance, is the principal determinant of connectivity. For the first time, ORBIS allows us to express Roman communication costs in terms of both time and expense. By simulating movement along the principal routes of the Roman road network, the main navigable rivers, and hundreds of sea routes in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and coastal Atlantic, this interactive model reconstructs the duration and financial cost of travel in antiquity. Taking account of seasonal variation and accommodating a wide range of modes and means of transport, ORBIS reveals the true shape of the Roman world and provides a unique resource for our understanding of premodern history.
http://orbis.stanford.edu

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Texts

Archives

Archives de littérature du Moyen Âge (ARLIMA)
This is a bibliographic website on medieval texts and authors, mostly in French but Latin and other western European languages are not excluded.
http://www.arlima.net

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland
The aim of the project – still in progress - is to photograph and record all the surviving sculpture, volunteer fieldworkers describe, measure and photograph Romanesque sites. The project editors convert the raw materials of their research into an electronic archive. Church plans, generously made available by the Church Plans Online project, are included where available as an additional visual aid.
http://www.crsbi.ac.uk

Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music
An online resource for the study of fragments and complete manuscripts of European Medieval Polyphonic Music.
http://www.diamm.ac.uk

English Monastic Archives
The English Monastic Archives Databases comprise a systematic guide to the types and current locations of documents generated by medieval English monasteries, but not, as a rule, to the information contained within those documents.
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/history2/englishmonasticarchives

The Internet Classics Archive
Searchable database of 441 texts in English translation (mostly Greco-Roman authors, but also some Chinese and Persian).
http://classics.mit.edu

Mediaevum
Primary portal for German medieval studies online. Primary texts, teaching tools, bibliographic information, and links to specific websites on a range of disciplines.
http://www.mediaevum.de

MIRABILE, Digital Archives for Medieval Latin Culture
Mirabile is an online content aggregator for medieval resources that enables users to search in the highly-specialized-databases promoted during the last three decades, by the Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino ( search in Mirabile). In addition, Mirabile lets you get access to the online digital versions of the scientific publications from Edizioni del Galluzzo ( search in riviste on line). Using a quick and powerful web application you could browse for periodicals and articles, as well as search in the vast amount of records coming from: Medioevo latino (MEL), the well known bibliographical bulletin, with more than 250.000 records; Bibliotheca Scriptorum Latinorum Medii recentiorisque Aevi (BISLAM), the most influential authority list for names of latin medieval authors, with more than 15.000 entries and 80.000 variants; and Compendium Auctorum Medii Aevi (CALMA) (currently only a limited number of issues), the authoritative index of medieval authors and works, with more than 3,000 records. There is a charge for accessing full records and articles.
http://www.mirabileweb.it

Monasterium
Monasterium.net is the largest virtual archive of its kind worldwide. A large number of medieval sources for the central European region are now available in an online encyclopedia unlike any other historical source. It is our goal to continue building this archive, maintaining accessibility and networking with other historical online resources.
http://monasterium.net

Monastic Manuscript Project
The Monastic Manuscript Project is a databse of descriptions of manuscripts that contain texts relevant for the study of early medieval monasticism, especially monastic rules, ascetic treatises, vitae patrum-texts and texts related to monastic reforms. We provide lists of manuscripts for each of these texts, which are linked to manuscript descriptions. The purpose is to offer a tool for reconstructing not only the manuscript dissemination of early medieval monastic texts but also to give access to the specific contexts in which a text appears.
http://www.earlymedievalmonasticism.org

UK National Archives
Britain's historical records.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Bibliographies

Archives de littérature du Moyen Âge (ARLIMA)
This is a bibliographic website on medieval texts and authors, mostly in French but Latin and other western European languages are not excluded.
http://www.arlima.net

Online Medieval Sources Bibliography
An annotated bibliography of printed and online primary sources for the Middle Ages.
http://medievalsourcesbibliography.org

Epigraphy

Ancient Inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea
IOSPE is an international collaborative project operating under the aegis of the International Union of Academies since 2001. The aims of the project include a new study of all Ancient Greek and Latin inscriptions originating from the Northern Coast of the Black Sea; and publication of Russian and English critical editions of the inscriptions in print and digital formats. The region of the Northern Black Sea was home to numerous ancient Greek settlements from the third quarter of the 7th century BCE until the fall of Constantinople in 1453 CE. Inscriptiones antiquae Orae Septentrionalis Ponti Euxini graecae et latinae (IOSPE) was the title of the first corpus of ancient inscriptions from the Northern Coast of the Black Sea published in 1885-1901 by Vasilii Latyshev. We retain this title in our project for reasons of conceptual and bibliographic continuity.
http://iospe.kcl.ac.uk/index.html

Aphrodias in Late Antiquity
This is the electronic second edition, expanded and revised from the version published by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies in 1989. The editions and commentary are by Charlotte Roueché, except for Text 1, by Joyce Reynolds. The electronic editorial conventions were developed by Tom Elliott (EpiDoc), and the website and the supporting materials are the work of Gabriel Bodard, Paul Spence, and colleagues at King's.
http://insaph.kcl.ac.uk/ala2004

The Database of Jewish Epigraphy
Epidat - The Database of Jewish epigraphy - provides the inventory, documentation, editing and presentation of epigraphic collections. Currently online are available 125 digital editions with 24191epitaphs.
http://www.steinheim-institut.de/cgi-bin/epidat

Epigraphic Database Bari
In EDB there are currently 26,164 epigraphic texts, mostly developed on the basis of Inscriptiones Christianae Vrbis Romae septimo saeculo antiquiores, nova series: 22265 Latin and 3899 Greek (or presence of Greek and Latin), coming mainly from cemetery contexts of Christians in the Roman suburbs.
http://www.edb.uniba.it

Epigraphisches Forschungs- und Dokumentationszentrum
German-language website dedicated to epigraphy, or the study of inscriptions. 'Epigraphica-europea' in addition to information on the work of the Epigraphical Research and Documentation Centre (EFDZ) offers an introduction to epigraphy, a dictionary of epigraphical terminology and links to related sites on the web.
http://www.epigraphica-europea.uni-muenchen.de

Hispania Epigraphica
Roman inscriptions from the Iberian peninsula.
http://eda-bea.es/pub/search_select.php

Inscriptions of Palestine
This project seeks to collect and make accessible over the Web all of the previously published inscriptions (and their English translations) of Palestine from the Persian period through the Islamic conquest (ca. 500 BCE - 640 CE). There are about 15,000 of these inscriptions, written primarily in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Latin, by Jews, Christians, Greeks, and Romans. They range from imperial declarations on monumental architecture to notices of donations in synagogues to humble names scratched on ossuaries, and include everything in between. There are approximately 1,500 inscriptions currently in the database, with more added regularly. These inscriptions can be accessed via the "Search" Button on the left. Inscriptions of Palestine is an ongoing project at Brown University. It has been generously supported by the Center of Digital Scholarship and the Office of the Vice President of Research at Brown University.
http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/Inscriptions/index.shtml

Last Statues of Antiquity Database
Here you will find a searchable database of the published evidence for statuary and inscribed statue bases set up after AD 284, that were new, newly dedicated, or newly reworked.
http://laststatues.classics.ox.ac.uk/

Manuscripts & Palaeography

The Aberdeen Bestiary
The Aberdeen Bestiary, written and illuminated in England around 1200, is of added interest since it contains notes, sketches and other evidence of the way it was designed and executed. The entire manuscript has been digitised using Photo-CD technology, thus creating a surrogate, while allowing greater access to the text itself. The digitised version, offering the display of full-page images and of detailed views of illustrations and other significant features, is complemented by a series of commentaries, and a transcription and translation of the original Latin.
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/bestiary/bestiary.hti

St Alban’s Psalter
Contains commentaries on each page that explain aspects of the iconography and codicology, as well as essays explore selected aspects of the book and its historical context in greater detail.
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/stalbanspsalter

Álbum de copistas de manuscritos griegos en España
The project by the Seminario para el estudio de los manuscritos griegos en España (SEMGE) at the Department of Greek Philology and Indoeuropean Linguistics of the Complutense University, Madrid, offers high resolution samples for identified scribes of Greek manuscripts in Spain. This collection is intended as a resource for palaegraphers, codicologists, and text critics, as well as an aid to identify scribes of insigned Greek manuscripts.
http://www.ucm.es/info/copistas

Anglo-Norman Online Hub Introduction to Paleography
Interesting website which requires pop-ups in order to work.
http://paleo.anglo-norman.org

The Archimedes Palimpset Project
The subject of this website is a manuscript of extraordinary importance to the history of science, the Archimedes Palimpsest. This thirteenth-century prayer book contains erased texts that were written several centuries earlier still. These erased texts include two treatises by Archimedes that can be found nowhere else, The Method and Stomachion. The manuscript sold at auction to a private collector on the 29th of October 1998. The owner deposited the manuscript at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, a few months later. Since that date the manuscript has been the subject of conservation, imaging and scholarship, in order to better read the texts. The Archimedes Palimpsest project, as it is called, has shed new light on Archimedes and revealed new texts from the ancient world. These new texts include speeches by an Athenian orator from the fourth century B.C. called Hyperides, and a third century A.D. commentary on Aristotle’s Categories.
http://www.archimedespalimpsest.org

Armenian Manuscripts [UCLA Collection]
Armenian manuscripts, gifted to the UCLA Library in 1968 by Dr. Garo Owen Minasian of Isfahan, Iran. The collection includes manuscripts of ecclesiastical character such as gospels, psalters, menologia, and ritual books, as well as theological and philosophical works, medical treatises, and anthologies of poetry.
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz0009gx2d

Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana, Florence
Sample images (low resolution) and manuscript descriptions from the library. The site is relatively easy to navigate and provides a decent amount of information about each manuscript. Note that the entire site is in Italian.
http://www.bml.firenze.sbn.it/Diaita/index.htm

Bound Manuscripts Collection [UCLA Collection]
Collection consists of bound manuscripts of varying contents most notable for its early material which includes a papyrus fragment from the 7th century, a vellum Breviary (French, 15th century), a North French or Flemish Book of hours (late 15th or early 16th century), Persian and Arabic manuscripts, manuscript books from the 16th through 18th century, commonplace books, Friendship albums, and personal journals.
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz00089wzq

Catalogue of Digitized Manuscripts
This site was designed to enable users to find fully digitized manuscripts currently available on the web. Straightforward and easy to use, and seems to be comprehensive.
http://manuscripts.cmrs.ucla.edu

The City and the Book, International Congresses
Website with links for proceedings of international congresses entitled, “The City and the Book,” held in Florence in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2007.
http://www.florin.ms/congress.html

Centro Nazionale per lo Studio del Manoscritto
From owners - "Hosted at the Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Roma and founded in 1989, the Centro Nazionale per lo Studio del Manoscritto aims at gathering in a single institution microfilms of manuscripts kept in Italian public libraries (i.e. except the Ambrosiana, the BAV, etc.). It is now rich of... 108 500 microfilms! According to the website, scholars can come and consult microfilms at the Centro from Monday to Saturday, and it it possible to make reproductions for research purpose. Even more interesting: recently, a catalogue of the microfilms< http://www.bncrm.librari.beniculturali.it/index.php?it/361/catalogo-microfilm-cnsm > has been put online, making it easy to check the shelfmarks of the manuscripts available in microfilm at the Centro."
http://www.bncrm.librari.beniculturali.it/index.php?it/99/centro-nazionale-per-lo-studio-del-manoscritto

Codices Electronici Sangallenses (CESG)
From the website "The purpose of the Codices Electronici Sangallenses (Digital Abbey Library of St. Gallen) is to provide access to the medieval codices in the Abbey Library of St. Gallen by creating a virtual library. The project will begin with a two-year pilot to digitally reproduce a selection of the finest illuminated codices at such a high resolution that researchers cannot only work with the manuscripts but also perform detailed (art historical or otherwise) analyses of the miniatures in the codices. Codex metadata (primarily scholarly descriptions of the codices) will be managed in a database system and referenced with the digitalised items through various access mechanisms." So far 144 manuscripts have been digitised. When the manuscript pages are maximised, the photographs are so detailed that score marks and even the texture of the pages are clearly visible.
http://www.cesg.unifr.ch/en

Consulting Medieval Manuscripts Online
A list of links to manuscript collections and archives, individual manuscripts and even selected pages from manuscripts, all available online.
http://www.utm.edu/staff/bobp/vlibrary/mdmss.shtml

Digital Mishnah
This site accompanies and hosts the development of a born-digital critical edition of the Mishnah. When fully implemented, the project will provide a dynamic edition of the Mishnah that takes advantage of its medium to provide multiple and customizable presentations of the text, as well as analytical tools that will allow the user to study variability between witnesses as well as other features. The site also hosts a demo of the online Mishnah and a blog tracing the on-going development of the project. Feel free to contact the blogger at hlapin@umd.edu.
http://www.digitalmishnah.org/

DigiPal: Digital Resource and Database of Palaeography, Manuscripts and Diplomatic
The Digital Resource for Palaeography (DigiPal) is a project funded by the European Research Council that brings digital technology to bear on scholarly discussion of medieval handwriting. At its heart will be hundreds of newly-commissioned photographs of eleventh-century Anglo-Saxon script from the major manuscript collections in the world, with detailed descriptions of the handwriting, the textual content, and the wider manuscript or documentary context. DigiPal will be more than just an online annotated catalogue of manuscript images, however. Taking advantage of recent advancements in digital research, as well as developing new technologies, DigiPal will offer innovative ways of interrogating and interacting with the material. It is our intention that DigiPal will showcase the benefits of digitally-assisted palaeography, opening up new possibilities for the study of scripts, scribes, and manuscripts.
http://www.digipal.eu/about/project-team

The Digital Scriptorium
The Digital Scriptorium, a searchable image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts.
http://www.scriptorium.columbia.edu

DMMmaps - Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
The Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Maps link to thousands of medieval manuscripts and hundreds of libraries all over the world. The site also includes a blog with updates about manuscript libraries and archives.
http://digitizedmedievalmanuscripts.org/

DVCTVS: National Papyrological Funds
DVCTVS is the result of the co-operation of the four institutions which in June 2009 signed an agreement with the purpose of promoting the study of the two most important papyrological collections in Spain. The Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, the Abadia de Montserrat and the Companyia de Jesús in Catalonia joined their efforts in order to support scientific work on the papyrological funds of Montserrat and those in the Palau-Ribes collection, housed at the Arxiu Històric de la Companyia de Jesús a Catalunya. DVCTVS is nonetheless born with the intention to host all papyrological funds in Spain. Our project, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, intends to include in our database the whole of the papyrological material which both public and private institutions and particulars may wish to facilitate for its study.
http://www.dvctvs.upf.edu/lang/en/index.php

e-codices: Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland
This is follow-up project of CESG - Codices electronici Sangallenses (Digital Abbey Library of Saint Gall). It provides a single point of access for Swiss manuscripts on the internet, with high resolution digital images and over 140'000 facsimile pages. There are currently 380 complete manuscripts from 16 Swiss manuscript collections, but the site is being continually updated. There are manuscript descriptions, browse and search functions (for the manuscript descriptions), and the site is accessible in German, French, Italian and English. The site is easy to use and understand, and the level of magnification is impressive.
http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en

Enigma - Unpuzzling difficult Latin readings in medieval manuscripts
Enigma helps scholars to decipher Latin words which are difficult to read in medieval manuscripts. It is sometimes impossible to decipher all the letters in a word, for various reasons (difficult palaeography, unclear writing, damage to the document etc.). If you type the letters you can read and add wild cards, Enigma will list the possible Latin forms, drawing from its database of more than 400,000 forms.
http://ciham-digital.huma-num.fr/enigma/

Erik Kwakkel Tumblr
http://erikkwakkel.tumblr.com/
Images of and information about medieval books, run by Erik Kwakkel, medieval book historian at Leiden University.

St Gall Manuscripts [UCLA Collection]
The monastery of St. Gall in Switzerland was founded in 719 and still exists today. This collection is a group of manuscripts known to have been held in the St. Gall Library in the ninth century. Also included in this collection are manuscripts from the same period held in the nearby monastery of Reichenau. Analysis of extant monastic library catalogues and study of the hands of known scribes has made it possible to identify approximately seventy extant manuscripts that can be placed with certainty at these two monasteries in the course of the ninth century. By selecting one of the St. Gallen or Reichenau manuscripts from the list you can examine digital images of these manuscripts, codicological descriptions, bibliographies, as well as the texts that they contain. Currently, several manuscripts are available and more are being added continuously.
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz0015vcjk

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
An online database for the Ransom Center's medieval and early modern manuscripts collection. The collection itself contains 215 items dating from the 11th to the 17th centuries. It comprises items from various collections, including those of George Atherton Aitken, W. H. Crain, Carlton Lake, Edward A. Parsons, Sir Thomas Phillipps, Walter Emile Van Wijk, Evelyn Waugh, John Henry Wrenn and others. The Ransom Center is digitizing all of the collection items, which will be added to the database as they are completed. At present, digital images are available for 27 of the items for a total of 7,288 pages. The database contains item-level descriptions for all 215 items, and the collection is searchable by keyword and any combination of the following categories: name, country of origin, century, language, format (such as charters or diaries), subject and physical features (such as musical notation or wax seals). High-resolution press images from the collection are available.
http://research.hrc.utexas.edu/pubmnem/index.cfm

Hathaway Manuscripts [UCLA Collection]
Music manuscript fragments used in bindings. Copied in Switzerland, Germany and the Low Countries. Contents from Missal, Gradual, Hymnal, Breviary and Antiphonal.
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz00089wzq

Hill Museum and Manuscript Library
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) preserves manuscripts, printed books and art and makes them available to students, researchers, and visitors. HMML is the home of the world's largest collection of manuscript images and of The Saint John's Bible, a handwritten, illuminated Bible in modern English.
http://www.hmml.org

Index of Medieval Medical Images
The Index of Medieval Medical Images project began in 1988 and aimed to describe and index the content of all medieval manuscript images (up to the year 1500) with medical components held in North American collections. The goal of this 2001 pilot project was to make a substantial sample of the images and descriptions available via a searchable database on the Web.
http://digital.library.ucla.edu/immi/

LATIN manuscript BOOKS BEFORE 1600
An online (searchable) version of the Kristeller List of the Printed Cataogues and Unpublished Inventories of Extant Collections of Latin Manuscripts before 1600.
http://www.mgh-bibliothek.de/kristeller/index.html

Lawrence J. Scheoenberg Collection, University of Pennsylvania
This website catalogues all the manuscripts in the Schoenberg collection (around 500 MSS), and includes links to publicly available digitized versions of several MSS in this private collection.
http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/ljs

Le Manuscrit Médiéval - The Medieval Manuscript
This blog is dedicated to the great manuscript scholar Léopold Delisle (1826-1910), and to François Duine, clericus dolensis (1870-1924), and (almost exclusively!) to medieval manuscripts, up to and including their relationships with early printing.
http://blog.pecia.fr/

Medieval Handwriting App
For Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/app/medieval-handwriting/id734335308
For Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00GOXWY3I
For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.agbooth.handwriting.medieval
The origins of this app lie in online exercises in palaeography developed for postgraduate students in the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds in West Yorkshire, U.K. The aim is to provide practice in the transcription of a wide range of medieval hands, from the twelfth to the late fifteenth century. Please note that it is not a tutorial on the development of handwriting in medieval western Europe.
Users can examine 26 selected manuscripts, zoom in on individual words, attempt transcription and receive immediate feedback. They can optionally compare their transcription with a full transcript. The user's transcripts can be saved and reopened. The saved transcripts are accessible via File Manager apps.

'Manuscripts on my Mind'
Newsletter of the Vatican Film Library at Saint Louis University. To subscribe email the Editor: lengles@slu.edu

Medieval Manuscripts at the Pierpont Morgan Library
The Morgan's collection is made up primarily of Western manuscripts, with French being the largest single national group. The majority of these books are of a religious nature, but the collection also includes important classical works, scientific manuscripts dealing with astronomy and medicine, and practical works on agriculture, hunting, and warfare. Notable are the ninth-century bejeweled Lindau Gospels, the tenth-century Beatus, the Hours of Catherine of Cleves, and the celebrated Hours of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, the best-known Italian Renaissance manuscript.
http://www.themorgan.org/collection/medieval-and-renaissance-manuscripts

Medieval Manuscripts on the Web
The list is intended to offer quick access to various digitization projects on the web: clicking the project title will take you directly there. Listings are alphabetical by country, then city, and then by originating institution. Some cooperative projects are to be found at the relevant top level; so, a consortium of American libraries will appear as the first entry under the United States, for example.
http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/sechard/512digms.htm

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts [UCLA Collection]
Manuscripts and manuscript leaves, in scripts of the Latin alphabet, ranging from Carolingian minuscule to Burgundian letter and humanist script, written across Europe before 1600 and representing the Latin, Italian, German, Dutch, Italian, English, French, Spanish, and Czech languages. Types of manuscripts include liturgical works, collections of sermons and the florilegia used for sermon composition, confessionals and penitentials for pastoral care, vernacular literature such as romances and verse, business and administrative records, including Italian and French land records - charters, cartularies, terriers, and rent rolls dating from the late thirteenth century to the seventeenth.
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz0009gx4f

The Medingen Manuscripts
'This project will bring together virtually the scattered late medieval library of the Cistercian nunnery of Medingen. Between the internal reform of the convent in 1477 and the advent of the Lutheran Reformation in the neighbouring town Lüneburg in 1526, the Medingen scriptorium developed into a major source of Latin and Middle Low German prayer-books. The nuns produced an astonishing wealth of manuscripts in which they expanded the Latin liturgy with vernacular prayers, lay-songs and meditations and which they illuminated - for themselves as well as for the noblewomen of the neighbouring town.'
Many features of the database are freely accessible (introduction, bibliography, list of sigla, short descriptions of the manuscripts and a flash presentation of the main features of the database).
At the moment, access to the manuscript database is restricted. If you would like to access the database for scholarly purposes, please contact Henrike Lähnemann or Andres Laubinger. In particular, the flash presentation is an excellent introduction to the database and its features.
http://research.ncl.ac.uk/medingen/public_extern

The Medieval Bestiary
Animals and the imagery of beasts in the Middle Ages.
http://bestiary.ca

Network for the Study of Caroline Miniscule
Scholars, especially students, have few resources or tools available to study Caroline miniscule beyond several seminal but increasingly out-of-date and out-of print works. Dialogue between the historians, art historians and linguists working with this script is impeded by distance and language barriers. There is no means of knowing the current state of research. In view of this, the Network for the Study of Caroline Miniscule aims to bring together an international body of scholars to address all aspects of the script. Annual colloquia will be held to act as a springboard for a more permanent network of research students and established scholars directly interested in the joint study of Caroline miniscule and in developing new tools and approaches for working with the script.
http://carolinenetwork.weebly.com/

The Roman de la Rose
This site is a prototype testing ways to present medieval manuscripts in digital form. We have scanned six manuscripts of the Roman de la Rose from the collections of the Walters Art Museum (W. 143), the Pierpont Morgan Library (M. 948), the Bodleian Library of Oxford University (MS. Douce 195, MS. Douce 332 and MS. Selden Supra 57), and the J. Paul Getty Museum (MS. Ludwig XV 7). All folios of these manuscripts may be viewed and compared, and a portion of the text is searchable.
http://rose.mse.jhu.edu

Theleme: Techniques pour l'Historien en Ligne: Études, Manuels, Exercices
L'École des chartes présente ici le premier état d'une entreprise d'enseignement en ligne, appelée à s'étoffer dans l'avenir: une initiation aux diverses sciences et aux méthodes de l'histoire, comprenant trois volets.
http://theleme.enc.sorbonne.fr

Virtual Manuscript Room
This site is the first phase of The Virtual Manuscript Room (VMR) project. In this phase, we present full digitized manuscripts from The Mingana Collection of Middle Eastern Manuscripts held at Special Collections in the University of Birmingham. This collection, previously unavailable on the web, has been designated as of national and international importance. As well as high-resolution images of each page, the VMR provides descriptions from the printed catalogue and from Special Collections' own records. The next phase of the VMR will provide a framework to bring together digital resources related to manuscript materials (digital images, descriptions and other metadata, transcripts) in an environment which will permit libraries to add images, scholars to add and edit metadata and transcripts online, and users to access material. Two other groups of content, amounting to over 50,000 digital images of manuscripts, 500 manuscript descriptions and around 1000 pages of transcripts, will be added in the next phase of the VMR: materials relating to the New Testament and to medieval vernacular texts (Dante, Chaucer, and others).
http://vmr.bham.ac.uk/about

Wives, Widows and Wimples: Women in the University of Nottingham's medieval collections
This resource draws on our rich medieval collections. The collections include stories of knights and their quest; works of learning and instruction in moral conduct; records of saints and of religious practice; and legal documents relating to landholding and marriage. They use the contemporary languages of English, French and Anglo-Norman as well as Latin. The evidence of the Church (medieval Roman Catholic) is evident throughout. The resource is divided into twelve subject areas. Each area includes images, transcripts and translations of original material, with explanatory commentary placing the items in context.
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/medievalwomen/

Texts Online

The Anglo-American Legal Tradition
Documents from Medieval and Early Modern England from the National Archives in London. This site now contains about 2.1 million frames of documents from the U.K. National Archives from the years 1218 to 1650. There is no charge for access and documents can be browsed on-line or downloaded in quantity by ftp.The main document series on the site are CP40 (court of common pleas plea rolls), KB27 (court of king's bench plea rolls), KB26 (king's bench and common pleas plea rolls from Henry III), E159 and E368 (exchequer memoranda rolls), C33 (chancery orders and decrees), CP25(1) (feet of fines), DL5 (duchy decrees and orders), and REQ1 (court of requests orders and decrees). Examples of other series are also available and will be augmented. The AALT website runs through the O'Quinn Law Library at the University of Houston under a non-commercial license from the U.K. National Archives. This website is straightforward and easy to use, and also contains sample transcriptions to help users understand the scripts involved, as well as advice on reading court cases.
http://aalt.law.uh.edu

ARTFL Project – Multilingual Bibles
Multilingual Biblical texts in a searchable format.
http://efts.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/ARTFL/public/bibles

Avalon Project
The Avalon Project mounts digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Its organizers intend not to mount only static text but rather to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text.
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp

Die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Online version of the state library of Bavaria. There is a significant collection of medieval edited volumes, including most of the MGH (helpful in case the MGH is not working), as well as some manuscripts in pdf.
http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/Die-Bayerische-Staatsbibliothek.114.0.html

Bibliotheca Augustana
Extensive online collection of texts from all periods organised geographically. Can be searched both chronologically and alphabetically.
http://www.hs-augsburg.de/~harsch/augustana.html

Bibliotheca Latinitatis Mediaevalis
Online edited collection of various medieval texts. Can be searched both chronologically and alphabetically.
http://www.intratext.com/Latina/Mediaevalis/

The Book of Kells Online
The Book of Kells contains the four Gospels in Latin based on the Vulgate text which St Jerome completed in 384AD, intermixed with readings from the earlier Old Latin translation. The Gospel texts are prefaced by other texts, including "canon tables", or concordances of Gospel passages common to two or more of the evangelists; summaries of the gospel narratives (Breves causae); and prefaces characterizing the evangelists (Argumenta). The book is written on vellum (prepared calfskin) in a bold and expert version of the script known as "insular majuscule". It contains 340 folios, now measuring approximately 330 x 255 mm; they were severely trimmed, and their edges gilded, in the course of rebinding in the 19th century.
http://digitalcollections.tcd.ie/home/index.php?DRIS_ID=MS58_003v

The Canterbury Tales Project
The Canterbury Tales Project aims to investigate the textual tradition of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to achieve a better understanding of the history of its composition and publication before 1500.
http://www.canterburytalesproject.org/

Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto - Medieval Links
Extensive selection of resources for medieval studies online.
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/medieval

Centrum Medievistických Studií
Links to Czech medieval sources online.
http://147.231.53.91/src/index.php?s=v

Chartae Burgundiae Medii Aevi
A large collection of digitized Burgundian legal and diplomatic documents like foundation acts, wills, pontifical privileges, charters and cartularies.
http://www.artehis-cbma.eu/CBMA.whizbang.form3.html

The Charters of William II and Henry I
During a century and more after the Norman Conquest of England the most important evidence for the workings of the realm are the charters confirming to principal churches and higher aristocracy their tenure of lands and various associated legal rights, or of other privileges, such as rights to take or exemption from tolls, and the writs issued by the king to protect the exercise of these rights. The overall aim is to collect, edit, and interpret the royal acts issued in the names of two English kings, William II (reigned 1087 to 1100), and his brother Henry I (reigned 1100 to 1135), who was also duke of Normandy from 1106 until 1135. Royal acts, mainly charters but also writs and other letters, are the prime documentary source for the period, providing the means to understand the workings of the realm in a way not possible from chronicles and other narrative sources. The files currently available on this site represent about an eighth of the material to be included in the final edition, which will be published as a multi-volume book.
http://actswilliam2henry1.wordpress.com/

City Witness: Medieval Swansea
A thriving port, a marcher base for the lords of Gower, and a multi-cultural urban community, Swansea was an important centre in the Middle Ages, comparable with many other historic European towns. Yet the medieval legacy of Swansea is almost invisible today. This project aims to further our understanding of medieval Swansea, to forge connections between the modern city and its medieval antecedent, and through digital mapping and textual analysis to reveal how medieval individuals from different cultural and ethnic communities understood and represented their town.
http://www.medievalswansea.ac.uk/

Codex Sinaiticus Bible
Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. Its heavily corrected text is of outstanding importance for the history of the Bible and the manuscript – the oldest substantial book to survive Antiquity – is of supreme importance for the history of the book. 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.
http://www.codexsinaiticus.org/en

The Confessions of Augustine: electronic edition
This document is an on-line reprint of Augustine: Confessions, a text and commentary by James J. O'Donnell. Each book of the text has a link to introductory commentary on that book, and each section of the text has a link to detailed comments on the section. Links within the commentary connect not only to the section of text directly being annotated, but also to other parts of the text and commentary. Footnotes in the commentary appear at the end of each book; the footnote numbers are links from the commentary text to the footnote and from the footnote text back to the commentary. Where possible, links have been provided to the texts of classical works and Biblical passages cited in the commentary. Links at the end of each book of the text and commentary allow navigation to the next book or the previous one of text, commentary, or both together.
http://www.stoa.org/hippo

Dante's Monarchia
An online sample / preview of the digital edition (DVD-ROM) of Dante's Monarchia containing Prue Shaw's edited text and translation of Dante's treatise on political theory, supported by full transcripts of the text of all twenty manuscripts and of the 1559 editio princeps , together with digital images of all pages, many of them newly made in high-resolution full colour. A full word-by-word collation shows all variants at every word, viewable in either the original manuscript spelling or in the standardised form found in the edited text. Variant search and variant map features offer new ways of exploring the textual tradition. Editorial commentaries analyse the relations among the surviving texts, presenting the editorial rationale which guided the choice of readings contained in the edited text. Throughout, the publication interface provides access to every word in every version, to the variants on every word, and to tools and commentaries permitting exploration of the different versions.
http://www.sd-editions.com/Monarchia/index.html

The Dartmouth Dante Project
The Dartmouth Dante Project (DDP) is a searchable full-text database containing more than seventy commentaries on Dante's Divine Comedy - the Commedia.
http://dante.dartmouth.edu

Electronic Beowulf
The Electronic Beowulf is an image-based edition of Beowulf, the great Old English poem surviving in the British Library in a composite codex known as Cotton Vitellius A. xv. In addition to digital images of the Beowulf Manuscript, Electronic Beowulf includes images of Cotton Vitellius A. xv, indispensable eighteenth-century transcriptions, copies of the 1815 first edition with early nineteenth-century collations of the manuscript, a comprehensive glossarial index, and a new edition and transcript, both with search facilities.
http://ebeowulf.uky.edu/

The Electronic Grosseteste
The Latin works of Robert Grosseteste (ca. 1170-1253), accompanied by materials relating to Grosseteste's life and the thirteenth century may also be found here. Access is freely available to all users, although some parts of the site will require registration.
http://www.grosseteste.com

The Electronic Sawyer
The ‘Electronic Sawyer’ presents in searchable and browsable form a revised, updated, and expanded version of Peter Sawyer's Anglo-Saxon Charters: an Annotated List and Bibliography, published by the Royal Historical Society in 1968. Its main content derives from Sawyer’s catalogue, with corrections and modifications, and with additional data collected by Dr. Susan Kelly, Dr. Rebecca Rushforth, and others. Dr. Rushforth was also responsible for the development of the database which lies behind the online version of this catalogue.
http://www.esawyer.org.uk

Epistolae: Medieval Women's Letters
Epistolae is a collection of letters to and from women dating from the fourth to the thirteenth century AD. These letters from the Middle Ages. written in Latin, are presented with English translations and are organised by the women participating. Biographical skethces of the women and descriptions of the subject matter or the historic context of the letter are included where available.
http://epistolae.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/

EuroDocs
The links connect to European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.  They shed light within the respective countries over a broad range of historical happenings (political, economic, social and cultural). The order of documents is chronological wherever possible, and may include video or sound files, maps, databases, and other documentation.
http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page

The Gascon Rolls Project 1317-1468
The history of Plantagenet government, its nature, exercise and legacy, in the overseas possessions held by the English kings as dukes of Aquitaine in south-west France during the Middle Ages (1154-1453) has attracted a considerable body of scholarly publication and interest. The published primary sources for its study are, however, very incomplete, full of gaps and of variable quality. The Gascon Rolls Project is an attempt to fill this gap by providing an online database, including regularly updated calendar editions of the rolls themselves.
http://www.gasconrolls.org/en/

Guide to Evagrius Ponticus
This Guide provides definitive lists of Evagrius's works, of editions and translations of those works, and of studies related to his life and thought. It includes an inventory of key ancient sources that refer to Evagrius and a display of imagery from the ancient world. Updated quarterly, the Guide will gradually introduce a manuscript checklist, images of manuscripts, transcriptions of those manuscripts, and open source critical editions of Evagrius's writings.
http://evagriusponticus.net/life.htm

Gutenberg digital
Web-based version of the Göttingen Gutenberg Bible, along with Model Book and Notary Instrument, presented by the University of Göttingen.
http://www.gutenbergdigital.de

Henry III Fine Rolls Project
A window into English history, 1216 - 1272. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and combining King's College London's Department of History and Centre for Computing in the Humanities with The National Archives and Canterbury Christ Church University, The Henry III Fine Rolls Project is a unique and pioneering enterprise which democratises the rolls by making them freely available in English translation with a sophisticated electronic search engine, the first medieval source to be treated in this way. The project is making the rolls intelligible, investigatable and freely available in the following ways: An English translation of the rolls in electronic form on the KCL website, with indexes and a search facility; Printed volumes of the same translation, with full indexes, published by Boydell and Brewer; Digital facsimile images of the rolls on the KCL website. In addition the Project Team is writing a book about the historical value of the rolls and their place in English royal government.
http://www.finerollshenry3.org.uk/cocoon/frh3/index.html

Mapping the Medieval Countryside: Places, People, and Properties in the Inquisitions Post Mortem
Mapping the Medieval Countryside is a major research project dedicated to the online publication of medieval English inquisitions post mortem (IPMs). These inquisitions, which recorded the lands held at their deaths by tenants of the crown, comprise the most extensive and important body of source material for landholding in medieval England. They describe the lands held by thousands of families, from nobles to peasants, and are a key source for the history of almost every settlement in England (and of many in Wales). They are indispensable to local and family historians as well as to academic specialists in areas in diverse as agrarian history and political society. The project will publish a searchable English translation of the IPMs covering the periods 1236 to 1447 and 1485 to 1509. From 1399 to 1447 the text will be enhanced to enable sophisticated analysis and mapping of the inquisitions' contents. The online texts will be accompanied by a wealth of commentary and interpretation to enable all potential users to exploit this source easily and effectively.

Medieval History Texts in Translation
Selected translated texts on 'The Norman Kingdom of Sicily', 'The Crusades', and 'The Pontificate of Gregory VII'. These are used in the teaching of medieval history modules in the School of History, University of Leeds, so should be regarded as 'works in progress', liable to change with the modules. Almost all of the texts appear in English translation for the first time, with one or two exceptions. The links all lead to Microsoft Office Word documents, which may cause issues for a small number of users.
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history

Medieval Manuscripts on the Web
The list is intended to offer quick access to various digitization projects on the web: clicking the project title will take you directly there. Listings are alphabetical by country, then city, and then by originating institution. Some cooperative projects are to be found at the relevant top level; so, a consortium of American libraries will appear as the first entry under the United States, for example.
http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/sechard/512digms.htm

MIRABILE, Digital Archives for Medieval Latin Culture
Mirabile is an online content aggregator for medieval resources that enables users to search in the highly-specialized-databases promoted during the last three decades, by the Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino. In addition, Mirabile lets you get access to the online digital versions of the scientific publications from Edizioni del Galluzzo. Using a quick and powerful web application you could browse for periodicals and articles, as well as search in the vast amount of records coming from: Medioevo latino (MEL), the well known bibliographical bulletin, with more than 250.000 records; Bibliotheca Scriptorum Latinorum Medii recentiorisque Aevi (BISLAM), the most influential authority list for names of latin medieval authors, with more than 15.000 entries and 80.000 variants; and Compendium Auctorum Medii Aevi (CALMA) (currently only a limited number of issues), the authoritative index of medieval authors and works, with more than 3,000 records. There is a charge for accessing full records and articles.
http://www.mirabileweb.it

Monasterium
Contains primary sources from around central Europe, with a special focus on Austria.
http://www.monasterium.net

Monumenta Germaniae Historica
Institute of research into the European Middle Ages, based in Munich. Contains links to a digital version of the Monumenta Germaniae Historica.
http://www.mgh.de

Old Bailey Online
A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court. A collaboration between the Universities of Hertfordshire and Sheffield and the Open University, this project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Big Lottery Fund. Project Directors are Clive Emsley, Tim Hitchcock, and Robert Shoemaker; the project manager is Sharon Howard and the chief technical officer is Jamie McLaughlin. It is published by HRI Online Publications, and technical services were provided by the Higher Education Digitisation Service and HRI Digital at the Humanities Research Institute.
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org

Patrologia Latina
The Patrologia Latina Database is an electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855, and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865. The Patrologia Latina comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. The database contains the complete Patrologia Latina, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indexes. Migne's column numbers, essential references for scholars, are included.
http://pld.chadwyck.co.uk

The Princeton Dante Project
An annotated electronic text of Dante's Comedy and minor works for instructional and scholarly use. It includes the text of the Comedy in both Italian and English (facing translation); an Italian and English voice recording of the poem; the Doré and Nattini illustrations for the Comedy; maps and diagrams; Toynbee's Dante Dictionary; and historical, philological, visual, and interpretive footnotes.
http://etcweb.princeton.edu/dante/pdp

Project Gutenberg
More than 13,000 electronic texts available on the internet. Not specifically medieval, but a useful all-round resource.
http://www.gutenberg.org

St Gall Manuscripts
The monastery of St. Gall in Switzerland was founded in 719 and still exists today. This collection is a group of manuscripts known to have been held in the St. Gall Library in the ninth century. Also included in this collection are manuscripts from the same period held in the nearby monastery of Reichenau. Analysis of extant monastic library catalogues and study of the hands of known scribes has made it possible to identify approximately seventy extant manuscripts that can be placed with certainty at these two monasteries in the course of the ninth century. By selecting one of the St. Gallen or Reichenau manuscripts from the list you can examine digital images of these manuscripts, codicological descriptions, bibliographies, as well as the texts that they contain. Currently, several manuscripts are available and more are being added continuously.
http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch

The Skaldic Project - Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages
An international project to edit the corpus of medieval Norse-Icelandic skaldic poetry, with a searchable database.
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/skaldic/db.php

The Taxatio Database
From the website 'A taxatio is an assessment for taxation and the taxatio with which this database is concerned is often called the Pope Nicholas IV taxatio because it was carried out on the orders of that pope. For nearly 250 years virtually all ecclesiastical taxation of England and Wales was based on this extremely thorough and detailed assessment. It is a unique source for the medieval period: no other complete survey of its kind survives for any part of medieval Europe. An edition of one of the many extant manuscripts of the assessment was produced by the Record Commission in 1802: Taxatio Ecclesiastica Angliae et Walliae Auctoritate P. Nicholai IV, ed. T.Astle, S.Ayscough and J.Caley. All the detailed material concerning the values of ecclesiastical benefices in this printed edition (the 'spiritualities' part of the assessment as distinct from the 'temporalities' part) has been entered onto the database.' The database is easy to understand, but you do need to know specific church names, as it is not possible to browse the tables.
http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/taxatio/info.html

The Utrecht Psalter Online
Most experts agree that the Utrecht Psalter was made in 820-830, in Reims or in the nearby abbey of Hautvilliers, and was perhaps commissioned by archbishop Ebbo. It may have been a gift for Charlemagne’s son Louis the Pious, his wife Judith, or else their newborn son, the later emperor Charles the Bald. Specialists point to the late Roman iconography and the use of the late Roman capitalis rustica as script to show that the illustrations are (partly) based on one or more models from the 5th century. However, there is no question of mere copying, the illustrations show all kinds of Carolingian elements, interests and interpretations. Some even suspect political messages in certain illustrations. For most people, the first introduction to the Utrecht Psalter is not necessarily a revealing experience. The manuscript does not expose its beauty and meaning straight away. You have to get to know the Utrecht Psalter and only then will it intrigue you; and you must learn its story to be able to understand the impact of this amazing manuscript. Not many people are aware of the fame of the Utrecht Psalter. Why is it that this widely praised manuscript is still relatively unknown?
http://bc.library.uu.nl/node/599

Viking Society Web Publications
Downloadable versions of all publications from the Viking Society for Northern Research from its inception in 1893 to the present. Includes the Dorothea Coke Memorial Lectures, the Saga-Book, A New Introduction to Old Norse, editions and translations of primary texts, and more. Note recent titles may not be released until five years from the date of publication.
http://vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/

Vindolanda Tablets Online
This online edition of the Vindolanda writing tablets, excavated from the Roman fort at Vindolanda in northern England, includes the following elements: tables, exhibition, reference, help. The website is part of the Script, Image and the Culture of Writing in the Ancient World program, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It is a collaborative project between the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents and the Academic Computing Development Team, Oxford University.
http://vindolanda.csad.ox.ac.uk

Wulfstan’s Homilies
This electronic edition of the Old English eschatological homilies is designed to bring together Wulfstan's writings on the last days and his sources in an easily accessible format. It includes newly edited texts and new translations of the five homilies, fully glossed texts of each homily, and transcriptions of the manuscripts in which they are preserved, combined with the Latin and Old English sources and analogues which pertain to Wulfstan's work and a bibliography of primary and secondary materials.
http://webpages.ursinus.edu/jlionarons/wulfstan/Wulfstan.html

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Other Useful Resources

Where to Start

Consulting Medieval Manuscripts Online
A list of links to manuscript collections and archives, individual manuscripts and even selected pages from manuscripts, all available online.
http://www.utm.edu/staff/bobp/vlibrary/mdmss.shtml

Digital Medievalist
The Digital Medievalist Project is an international web-based Community of Practice for medievalists working with digital media. It was established in 2003 to help scholars meet the increasingly sophisticated demands faced by designers of contemporary digital projects. The DM (The Digital Medievalist) is a peer-reviewed on-line journal for technology and medieval studies, and links to it can be found on the main home page.
http://www.digitalmedievalist.org

Europäischen Totentanz-Vereinigung
Website dedicated to the study of totentanz or the danse macabre. Includes a listing of films including danses macabres.
http://www.totentanz-online.de

History Online
Guide to a range of online resources including theses in progress and completed since 1995.
http://www.british-history.ac.uk

Humbul Humanities Hub - Now merged with Artifact to form Intute: arts and humanities
Very useful service dedicated to discovering, evaluating and cataloguing online resources in the humanities, and providing online access to these records. It is updated regularly and contains extensive links.
http://www.intute.ac.uk/artsandhumanities

International Medieval Bibliography as part of Brepolis.net
Contains the leading interdisciplinary bibliography of the Middle Ages, with over 300,000 records of publications dating from 1967 to the present. For further details refer to http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imb
http://www.brepolis.net

The Internet Classics Archive
Searchable database of 441 texts in English translation (mostly Greco-Roman authors, but also some Chinese and Persian).
http://classics.mit.edu

Literary Resources - Medieval
List of medieval literary resources available online, with links.
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/medieval.html

The Labyrinth
Labyrinth medieval studies website, organized by Georgetown University. Information about a range of medieval topics, with links to primary and secondary texts, visual sources (art, architectural, archaeological, maps), audio material, glossaries, bibliographies, organisations and discussion lists.
http://labyrinth.georgetown.edu

Mediaevum
Primary portal for German medieval studies online. Primary texts, teaching tools, bibliographic information, and links to specific websites on a range of disciplines.
http://www.mediaevum.de

Medieval Histories
This site contains a wide array of information about current programs, events, journal publications, book reviews, calls for papers, newsletters and exhibitions pertaining to Medieval History.
http://medievalhistories.com

Medievalismo
General portal for medieval studies. 'Medievalismo - Site of Medieval History, tries to be a point of contact, meeting and reflection on Medieval History.' The site is currently aimed at the Spanish-speaking academic world. It contains an online journal, Medievalismo Digitial, conference listings, journal listings, extensive links and resources pages, and an international list of medievalists.
http://www.medievalismo.org

The Medieval Page
Independent list links to medieval studies online. Not exhaustive, but useful.
http://www.efn.org/~acd/medievalpage.html

Medieval Sourcebook
Main source for medieval texts online. Organised by Fordham University, the Internet Medieval Sourcebook contains links to English translations of key texts, including sources available in Spanish and French.
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html

Ménestrel
Médiévistes sur l'internet sources travaux références en ligne. Online portal with a main focus on the French speaking world.
http://www.menestrel.fr

NetSerf
A major resource for medieval studies online, with links to medieval texts, images and music, and current research.
http://www.netserf.org

Retimedievali
Primary portal for Italian medieval studies on the web. Available in English, German, Italian and French, it contains links to medieval sources (in Latin), encyclopedia-style entries designed for teaching (in Italian), as well as information on current research and journal publications.
http://www.rm.unina.it

Scholar's Lab - University of Virginia
Not purely medieval in focus, this is an on-line archive of tens of thousands of SGML and XML-encoded electronic texts and images with a library service that offers hardware and software suitable for the creation and analysis of text, some of which are available only to University of Virginia affiliates.
http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog?f%5Bsource_facet%5D%5B%5D=Digital+Library

Societa Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo (Latino International Society for the Study of Medieval Latin Culture)
A general resources on medieval events, programs, conferences, congresses, seminars and access to some online libraries.
http://www.sismelfirenze.it

Voice of the Shuttle
A general resource for the study of the humanities, with selection of links for many areas of medieval studies, including links to images, texts, conferences, publications, etc.
http://vos.ucsb.edu/index.asp

The Warburg Institute Gateway
This site contains links to webpages on a variety of medieval and classical topics, and lists related works in the library of the Warburg Institute.
http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/mnemosyne/Gateway.htm

WEMSK – What Every Medievalist Should Know
Intended for the beginning to semi-advanced graduate student, this website serves to orientate students to various subject areas within medieval studies. Contains information about a range of topics, and is an indispensable guide for any student of medieval studies.
http://www.the-orb.net/wemsk/wemskmenu.html

Blogs

Anglo-Norman Words
A blog that highlights and discusses interesting words in the Anglo-Norman language, presented by the editorial team of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary.
http://anglonormandictionary.blogspot.co.uk/

Beyond Borders
A blog dedicated to Medieval History of Art.
http://beyondborders-medievalblog.blogspot.co.uk

Cartularios Medievales
http://cartulariosmedievales.blogspot.co.uk

CEU Medieval Radio
CEU Medieval Radio is a non-profit webcast run by the members of Central European University’s Medieval Studies Department to popularize medieval and early modern music, history, and culture.
http://medievalradio.org/

DMMmaps - Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
The Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Maps link to thousands of medieval manuscripts and hundreds of libraries all over the world. The site also includes a blog with updates about manuscript libraries and archives.
http://digitizedmedievalmanuscripts.org/

Erik Kwakkel Tumblr
Images of and information about medieval books, run by Erik Kwakkel, medieval book historian at Leiden University.
http://erikkwakkel.tumblr.com/

Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland
We are a virtual community of scholars who are located throughout Ireland; and this is our venue for online discussion. An associated peer-reviewed electronic journal (Óenach: JFMRSI) and associated review section (Óenach: FMRSI Reviews) will build on  Forum discussion here. (Please see Óenach: JFMRSI for further information.)
http://fmrsi.wordpress.com

Got Medieval
A popular but smart blog about the middle ages.
http://www.gotmedieval.com

Historian on the Edge
A blog on medieval studies refreshingly subtitled 'where medieval history and radical politics bumble into each other and have an existential crisis'. The content of the site is focused around the early Middle Ages, and to this end provides helpful links to related primary translations, books, events and other topics of inquiry. The site more generally presents a vivid discussion on studying Latin Antiquity and the Middle Ages, as well as fruitful advice on academic writing.
http://600transformer.blogspot.co.uk

The Homer Multitext Project
The Homer Multitext seeks to present the textual transmission of the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey in a historical framework. Such a framework is needed to account for the full reality of a complex medium of oral performance that underwent many changes over a long period of time. These changes, as reflected in the many texts of Homer, need to be understood in their many different historical contexts. The Homer Multitext provides ways to view these contexts both synchronically and diachronically. The Homer Multitext is a long-term project emphasizing collaborative research, openly licensed data, and innovative uses of technology.The Homer Multitext welcomes collaboration in the form of diplomatic editions, images of historical documents, and translations. All material must be openly licensed and attribution will be given to the contributors. Please contact Casey Dué (casey@chs.harvard.edu) and Mary Ebbott (ebbott@chs.harvard.edu).
http://www.homermultitext.org

In the Middle
A medieval studies group blog.
http://www.inthemedievalmiddle.com

Laetus Diaconus
A space for intellectual exchange on the dialectics between the written and the visual in and of the Middle Ages.
http://laetusdiaconus.hypotheses.org

Le Manuscrit Médiéval - The Medieval Manuscript
This blog is dedicated to the great manuscript scholar Léopold Delisle (1826-1910), and to François Duine, clericus dolensis (1870-1924), and (almost exclusively!) to medieval manuscripts, up to and including their relationships with early printing.
http://blog.pecia.fr/

Littera Visigothica
A blog dedicated to examining and presenting all aspects of Visigothic script and manuscripts. Includes information about all known manuscripts containing Visigothic script, and tips for teaching and learning about Visigothic script.
http://litteravisigothica.wordpress.com/

The Medieval Academy Blog
The North American Medieval organization's official blog, contained information about events, resources, CFPs and funding opportunities.
http://www.themedievalacademyblog.org

Medieval Histories
Medieval Histories is a magazine about Medieval History published every other week during spring and autumn. It can be freely downloaded from the internet as a pdf and enjoyed on any tablet-reader. Notice about news may be had from our weekly newsletter.
http://medievalhistories.com

Medieval Manuscripts at the British Library
What do Magna Carta, Beowulf and the world's oldest Bibles have in common? They are all cared for by the British Library's Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts Section. This blog publicises our digitisation projects and other activities.
http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/

Medieval Meets World
Medieval Art History, navel gazing and horizon scanning.
http://medievalmeetsworld.blogspot.co.uk

Medieval Robots
Medieval is the new modern.
http://www.medievalrobots.org

Medieval Warfare Blog
The Archaeology in Europe Medieval Warfare Blog is a news blog for all aspects of medieval warfare, castles and fortifications.
http://medieval-warfare-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

MerovingianWorld
A blog by early medievalist James Palmer covering various topics related to the study of the Middle Ages.
http://merovingianworld.wordpress.com/

Meta-Meta-Medieval
Sites and meta-sites around the world providing free and openly/publicly accessible online information about Medieval and Renaissance studies. Including the sites listed in Meideval & Renaissance hyperprojects.
http://metametamedieval.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/medieval-renaissance-resources

Mittelalter
A blog which allows medievalists to publish posts on the Middle Ages in all their diversity. Contributions are welcomed on any aspect of the Middle Ages, including their reception in modern times. The aim is interdisciplinary exchange of research and ideas and networking among medievalists, especially postgraduate and early career researchers.
http://mittelalter.hypotheses.org/

Modern Medieval
The Middle Ages still have something to say...so says this blog.
http://modernmedieval.blogspot.co.uk

Networks and Neighbours
A new international collaboration of scholars dedicated to the networking poetics of life in early medieval worlds.
http://networksandneighbours.blogspot.co.uk

Philosophies of History
A project organised and run by Leeds medievalists dedicated to exploring the philosophies and theories behind the study of history and we we might apply them to our research in order to maintain innovation within the discipline of History.
http://philosophiesofhistory.blogspot.co.uk/

Yorkshire Numismatics Society
Founded in 1909 and affiliated to the British Association of Numismatic Societies since 1953, the blog of this Society includes important links and current information about British numismatics.
http://yorkshirenumismatic.blogspot.co.uk

Funding

Deutsche Forschungsgmeinschaft
This is the website of Germany's largest research funding organization.
http://www.dfg.de/en/index.jsp

Language Research

An Analytic Bibliography of online Neo-Latin Texts
The enormous profusion of literary texts posted on the World Wide Web will no doubt strike future historians as remarkable and important, but this profusion brings with it an urgent need for many specialized online bibliographies. The present one is an analytic bibliography of Latin texts written during the Renaissance and later that are freely available to the general public on the Web (texts posted in access-restricted sites, and Web sites offering electronic texts and digitized photograpic reproductions for sale are not included).
http://www.philological.bham.ac.uk/bibliography

Anglo-Norman Dictionary
Also includes digitized versions of relevant texts.
http://www.anglo-norman.net/gate

William Whitaker's Words
The dictionary is about 39,000 entries, as would be counted in an ordinary dictionary. This may generate many hundreds of thousands of 'words' that one can construct over all the declensions and conjugations. The point of this tool is to help in simple translations for a beginning Latin student or amateur. A few hundred prefixes and suffixes further enlarge the range. These will generate tens of thousands of additional words -- some of which are recognized Latin words, some are perfectly reasonable words which were never used by Cicero or Caesar but might have been used by Augustine or some monk at Jarrow, and some are nonsense.
http://lysy2.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/words.exe

Libraries, Heritage Organisations and Museums

24 hour museum
Guide to UK museums and galleries.
http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk

Bede’s World Museum
With information on Bede and early medieval Northumbria, as well as details on visiting the museum. Good links.
http://www.bedesworld.co.uk

The Bibliotheque Nationale de France
Website for the BN, with links to their manuscript collection along with a searchable database of iconographic elements.
http://www.bnf.fr

The British Library
British Library’s website, with links to catalogues of manuscript collections, information about exhibitions, and various internal links.
http://www.bl.uk

The Bodleian Library
With links to online catalogue and electronic resources.
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk

Cadw
Official guardian of Wales's historic environment.
http://www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

English Heritage
English Heritage website, organization that maintains a number of key medieval sites in Britain. Portal for English National Monuments Record.
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk

Historic Scotland
Cares for and interprets archaeology, monuments and buildings in Scotland.
http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

The National Archives
Britain's historical records.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

National Monuments Record of Wales
Information about buildings, sites and monuments in Wales.
http://www.rcahmw.gov.uk

Open Library of Humanities
This is the initial ideas hub for the Open Library of Humanities (OLH): a project exploring a PLOS-style model for the humanities and social sciences. This site aims to give the background to and rationale for such a project along with an initial call for participants so that its organizers can put a team together in Spring 2013. This website will be used for the preliminary stages of developing the organisational structure of OLH, while launching as a not-for-profit company, and in the run-up to launching the actual journal and database. The organizers would like those interested in the project to get in touch to help them build a low cost, sustainable, Open Access future for the humanities and social sciences.
http://www.openlibhums.org

The Pierpont Morgan Library
Contains information about the collection, with images from selected manuscripts.
http://www.morganlibrary.org

Royal Armouries
Contains information about collections, exhibitions, research, publications, and outreach programmes.
http://www.royalarmouries.org

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
Information about buildings, sites and monuments in Scotland. Online database.
http://www.rcahms.gov.uk

St Teilo's Church
Website of the National Museum Wales with information on the medieval St Teilo's Church.
http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/1191

World Digital Libraries
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
http://www.wdl.org

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Medieval Societies & Associations

ANZAMEMS (Australian and NZ Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies)
ANZAMEMS exists to promote medieval and early modern studies in Australia and New Zealand. It was formed in 1996 by the merger of ANZAMRS (Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Renaissance Studies) and AHMEME (Australian Historians of Medieval and Early Modern Europe).
http://www.anzamems.arts.uwa.edu.au

British Brick Society
The Society, founded in 1972, promotes the study and recording of all aspects of the archaeology and history of bricks, brickmaking and brickwork. Members are drawn from many backgrounds - geologists, archaeologists, schoolteachers, artists, historians, brickmakers, bricklayers, architects, engineers, etc. Some have a professional interest in a particular aspect of the subject, for others membership is an extension of a general interest or hobby. All share a fascination for the history and development of the manufacture and use of bricks.
http://www.britishbricksoc.free-online.co.uk

Digital Medievalist
Digital Medievalist is an international web-based Community of Practice for medievalists working with digital media. It was established in 2003 to help scholars meet the increasingly sophisticated demands faced by designers of contemporary digital projects.
http://www.digitalmedievalist.org

Ecclesia et Societas Workshop
A research group on the history of Medieval and Early Modern Europe, based in the University of Tokyo, which holds regular discussion meetings.
http://www.es-ken.net/index.php or http://www.es-ken.net/modules/siteinfo2 (English language version)

Ecclesiastical History Society
The Ecclesiastical History Society (EHS) aims to foster interest in, and to advance the study of, all areas of the history of the Christian Churches. Membership is open to scholars who are professionally engaged in the study and/or teaching of ecclesiastical history at universities or other institutions of higher education in the UK and abroad, as well as individuals who have a general interest in the subject. Institutions may also take out membership.
http://www.history.ac.uk/ehsoc

The Eckhart Society
The Eckhart Society is dedicated to the study and promotion of the principles and teachings of Meister Eckhart, a medieval theologian, philosopher and mystic. The Society is committed to the highest possible standards in scholarship and spirituality – which was also the goal of the Meister. It welcomes all, no matter of what faith or none, to whom Meister Eckhart is of interest.
http://www.eckhartsociety.org

Haskins Society for Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, Angevin and Viking Research
The Haskins Society is an international scholarly organization dedicated to the study of Viking, Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and early Angevin history as well as the history of neighboring areas and peoples. The Society holds its annual conferences in November at Georgetown University; additionally, it organizes and sponsors scholarly sessions at the International Congress of Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan in early May of each year and at the Leeds International Medieval Congress each summer.
http://www.haskins.cornell.edu

International Piers Plowman Society
The International Piers Plowman Society (IPPS) was formed at the 2nd International Langland Conference held in Asheville, North Carolina in 1999. IPPS oversees publication of The Yearbook of Langland Studies (YLS), sponsors sessions at the International Congresses at Kalamazoo, MI and Leeds, UK; organizes international conferences on Piers Plowman ; and maintains this website, which includes information on these activities and a searchable database of the annual annotated bibliographies published in YLS.
http://www.piersplowman.org

International Society for Medieval Theology / Internationale Gesellschaft für theologische Mediävistik
The aim of the Society is to promote the exchange among scholars in the field of medieval theology for the benefit of both research and teaching. The Society represents the discipline at public, ecclesiastical and other bodies concerned with the organisation of scholarship. It cooperates with other research institutions, societies and associations enganged with research on the Middle Ages. It hopes to promote the cooperation of researchers within its own discipline and its parts, namely Church History, History of Theology (especially History of Exegesis, History of Spirituality, History of Liturgy, History of Canon Law and Sermon Studies) and with other related disciplines, especially Medieval History, Auxiliary Sciences, History of Philosophy, Art History, History of Music and History of Languages and Literature.
http://www.sankt-georgen.de/igtm/index.htm

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists
A gateway for those interested in English history, archaeology, literature, language, religion, society, and numismatics between the years c. 450 and 1100 AD. The site also contains information on how to become a member of The International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, an events and conferences listing, and a webpage devoted to Anglo-Saxon web resources.
http://isas.us

International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies
Founded in 1983 by Professor Bruce Hozeski of Ball State University, the International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies is comprised of scholars and enthusiasts interested in the promotion of the twelfth-century magistra, visionary, theologian, composer, healer, artist, leader of women, Saint and Doctor of the Church. The purpose of the society is the promote study, criticism, research and exchange of ideas related to all aspects of Hildegard von Bingen's work.
http://www.hildegard-society.org

MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)
MEARCSTAPA is an organization committed to the scholarly examination of monstrosity as an area of social and cultural interest to past and present societies. Our inter/trans/post/pre-disciplinary approach allows us to explore the significance of monstrosity across cultural, temporal, and geographic boundaries. We are interested in a multivalent approach using materials on monsters and monstrosity from literary, artistic, philosophical, and historical sources.
http://myweb.csuchico.edu/~asmittman/mearcstapa

Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages
The purpose of Medica is to assist those interested in healing in the Middle Ages. As this is an interdisciplinary topic, they invite members from all fields and specialisations. The website provides information on the society, and includes news and resources relevant to those studying healing in the Middle Ages.
http://www.umm.maine.edu/faculty/necastro/medica

Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society is an academic association of scholars and other persons interested in medieval and Renaissance drama whose activities include organizing annual meetings, sponsoring long-range research projects, and publishing material of interest to the Society including Research Opportunities in Medieval and Renaissance Drama.
http://mrds.eserver.org

Meister-Eckhart-Gesellschaft
The Meister-Eckhart-Gesellschaft is an international society for the promotion of the study and research into the life, writings, and reception of Master Eckhart (c. 1260-1328) in an interdisciplinary context. Meetings of the society will be held annually in March or April around eastern. The first meeting took place on April, 9-10, 2005 in Erfurt and the following years in Strasbourg (2006), Würzburg (2007), Trier (2008) and Regensburg (2009). The principal publication organ of the society will be a yearbook, the "Jahrbuch der Meister-Eckhart-Gesellschaft", which will be open to the whole range of disciplines that have an impact on Eckhart studies.
http://www.meister-eckhart-gesellschaft.de/meg-engl.htm

Medium Aevum
The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature exists to advance education by the encouragement and dissemination to the scholarly community and wider public of research on medieval languages and literature. The Society does this primarily through its publications – the journal, Medium Ævum, and its monograph series. In addition, the Society sponsors conferences and has established an essay prize.
http://mediumaevum.modhist.ox.ac.uk/index.shtml

Network for the Study of Caroline Miniscule
Scholars, especially students, have few resources or tools available to study Caroline miniscule beyond several seminal but increasingly out-of-date and out-of print works. Dialogue between the historians, art historians and linguists working with this script is impeded by distance and language barriers. There is no means of knowing the current state of research. In view of this, the Network for the Study of Caroline Miniscule aims to bring together an international body of scholars to address all aspects of the script. Annual colloquia will be held to act as a springboard for a more permanent network of research students and established scholars directly interested in the joint study of Caroline miniscule and in developing new tools and approaches for working with the script.
http://carolinenetwork.weebly.com/

Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft e.V
The Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft is an international association of medievalists. Goals: Research in the culture of the European Late Middle Ages. Special focus: Oswald von Wolkenstein (ca 1376/77-1445), knight and courtly singer, one of the foremost poets of German literature. The fifteenth-century South Tyrolean nobleman, Oswald von Wolkenstein, is now recognized by a growing number of critics as the most talented poet of his age, a genius capable of imbuing traditional literary forms with new content and fresh vigor.
http://www.wolkenstein-gesellschaft.com

Richard III Foundation, Inc.
The Richard III Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit educational organization that was founded to promote the life and times of King Richard III, his contemporaries and his era and to attempt to cast a new light on the misconceptions of his life and reign. The Foundation is active in many diverse areas. Our categories encompass the fields of research, scholarship, publishing, exhibitions, public relations, study days, symposiums and other activities to attempt to bridge the gap between the 15th century and today.
http://www.richard111.com

Société des Historiens Médiévistes de l'Enseignement Supérieur Public
Elle vise à développer et établir des contacts réguliers entre les médiévistes afin qu'ils puissent se rencontrer, discuter, confronter leurs idées, être informés; organiser la profession d'enseignant-chercheur pour être mieux en mesure de discuter avec les représentants des organismes de tutelle et des autres organisations d'historiens spécialistes; favoriser le développement de la recherche et des études médiévales, permettre aux jeunes chercheurs de présenter leurs travaux devant leurs pairs, faire connaître la médiévistique française grâce à un annuaire et à un site internet.
http://shmesp.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
SMFS promotes the study of the Patristic Age, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern era from the perspective of gender studies, women's studies, and feminist studies. It actively promotes and supports interdisciplinary exchanges at all levels of higher education across the world. Members represent every continent and every academic discipline within the arts & humanities.
http://smfsweb.org/

Society for the Medieval Mediterranean
The society aims to foster cross cultural investigation, create a forum of ideas and encourage debate on the influence of Islamic culture on the medieval Mediterranean.
http://www.societymedievalmediterranean.com/

Society for the Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages
The Society for the Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages was formed several years ago to promote the area of medieval biblical studies, to provide a forum for the discussion of themes and topics related to that subject, and to share current research. The society sponsors several sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, held in May of each year. The Society's business meeting, held during the Congress, determines the focus of the following year's sessions, and solicits participation in the Society's activities.
http://gustavus.edu/groups/ssbma

Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East
The Society enables its members to exchange information about research and publications relevant to the history of the crusades and the Latin East. Membership is open to all those with a scholarly interest in the Crusades and the Latin East.
http://www.staff.u-szeged.hu/~capitul/sscle

Soper Lane
Soper Lane is a group of women who have studied the working lives of fifteenth century silkwomen.The function of the group is to bring to life as accurately as possible the work of the 15th century English silkwomen.
http://www.et-tu.com/soper/cgi-bin/index.cgi

TEAMS – The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages
The website for The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages, with links to their teaching texts and online library of Middle English texts (note: not available in full electronic versions).
http://www.teamsmedieval.org/about/index.html

Viking Society for Northern Research
Founded in 1892 as the Orkney, Shetland and Northern Society, or Viking Club. The Society was founded to promote interest in the Scandinavian North, its literature and antiquities.
http://www.le.ac.uk/ee/viking

The Yorkshire Archaeological Society
The Society exists to promote the study of Yorkshire's past. The Yorkshire Archaeological Society was founded in 1863 (as the Huddersfield Archaeological and Topographical Association) to promote interest in the history and archaeology of the Huddersfield area. In 1870 it expanded its interest to cover the whole of Yorkshire, and today it is the main society in this field for the historic county. Throughout its history the Society has been active in publishing articles on many aspects of Yorkshire's past and transcripts of important Yorkshire records. The Yorkshire Archaeological Journal was first published in 1869, and the Record Series in 1884. The Society also encourages interest in Yorkshire's past and promotes the study of its history through events, lectures and outings.
http://www.yas.org.uk/content/about.html

Online Journals

Antiqua
Antiqua is a new, peer-reviewed, Open Access journal intended to archaeologists and scientists having particular interests in the application of scientific techniques and methodologies to all areas of archaeology. Our journal publishes Original Research papers as well as Rapid Communications, Case Histories, Editorials, and Letters. The journal seeks to provide an international, rapid forum for archaeologists to share their own knowledge.
http://www.pagepress.org/journals/index.php/antiqua/index-NOW

Arabian Humanities International Journal
Arabian Humanities is the continuation of the earlier Chroniques yéménites journal, published by the French Center for Archaeology and Social Sciences in Sanaa (CEFAS) from 1993. It broadens its scope to the entire Arabian Peninsula, and is now resolutely oriented towards international research networks. Arabian Humanities is a peer-reviewed journal. It is multilingual (articles published in French, English or Arabic, with abstracts in the two other languages), and freely available on internet. Arabian Humanities intends, through biennial issues, to cover all areas of the humanities from prehistory to contemporary societies in the Arabian Peninsula. Constructed around a specific theme, each issue will also include independent articles and book reviews on the latest publications on the Arabian Peninsula appearing in European languages and Arabic.
http://www.cefas.com.ye/spip.php?rubrique201

British Numismatics Journal
The BNJ is the Society's principal publication and has been published since 1903. The Society has recently made a complete digital archive of all issues of the BNJ to 2007 freely available available to download. New and recent volumes will be made available five years after publication. In late 2011, large PDF files of entire volumes were made freely available on the society's webspace. In 2012, the volumes have been split into their constituent articles and made available to search.
http://www.britnumsoc.org/publications/Digital%20BNJ.shtml

Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Contains books reviews of works on the ancient, late antique and early medieval studies.
http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu

Digital Medievalist
Digital Medievalist is an international web-based Community of Practice for medievalists working with digital media. Established in 2003, the project helps medievalists by providing a network for technical collaboration and instruction, exchange of expertise, and the development of best practice. The project operates an electronic mailing list and discussion forum, online refereed journal, news server for announcements and calls for papers, a wiki and FAQ. It also organises conference sessions at international medieval and humanities computing congresses. It is an elected organization and has developed some governing bylaws.
http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/journal

Fragmentary Texts
Quotations and text re-uses of lost authors and works. This is a really helpful site for anyone interested in the appropriation of classical texts.
http://www.fragmentarytexts.org

The Heroic Age
The Heroic Age is a fully peer-reviewed academic journal which focuses on Northwestern Europe during the early medieval period (from the early 4th through 13th centuries). We seek to foster dialogue between all scholars of this period across ethnic and disciplinary boundaries, including—but not limited to—history, archaeology, and literature pertaining to the period. The Heroic Age publishes issues within the broad context of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe. Each issue has a "general" section and a "themed" section.
http://www.mun.ca/mst/heroicage/

Hortulus - The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
Hortulus is a multidisciplinary refereed postgraduate journal devoted to literatures, cultures and ideas of the medieval world. Published electronically twice a year, its mission is to present a forum in which graduate students from around the globe may share their work. We publish a themed issue each spring and a general issue each autumn.
http://hortulus-journal.com/

Imago Temporis Medium Aevum
This an annual journal published on behalf of and part of the Consolidated Medieval Studies Research Group of the Universitat of Lleida, Catalonia. The journal aims to contribute to renewing studies into the medieval period, with special attention to the different conceptual aspects that gave rise to the medieval civilisation, and especially to the study of the Mediterranean area. It also hopes to promote reflection about the Middle Ages and the ways of approaching this historical period. It is offered annually as a vehicle for exchanges between medievalists from all over the world in the context of a globalized planet, under the stimulation of intellectual plurality and open to debating ideas with rigor and scientific accuracy. The journal publishes in the format of articles those texts that pass a rigorous evaluation through independent and separate analysis by at least two leading experts from outside the journal's editorial board.
http://www.medieval.udl.cat/en/imagotemporis

Journal of the North Atlantic (JONA)
The Journal of the North Atlantic (JONA) is a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed and edited archaeology and environmental history journal focusing on the peoples of the North Atlantic, their expansion into the region over time, and their interactions with their changing environment.
http://www.eaglehill.us/programs/journals/jona/journal-north-atlantic.shtml

JURN
A curated academic search-engine indexing 4,484 free ejournal in the arts and humanities.
http://jurn.org

Lemir: Revista de Literatura Española Medieval y del Renacimiento
This Open Access journal has been created with the intention of being a resource for researchers around the world interested in Medieval and Renaissance Spanish Literature.
http://parnaseo.uv.es/lemir.htm

Lingue antiche e moderne
Lingue antiche e moderne aims to create a virtual meeting place for classical and modern linguists and philologists to promote the spirit of collaboration and partnership among different languages and cultures. The journal welcomes submissions which investigate how classical languages are still essential and have been highly vital and influential throughout our modern world, from Humanism to Classicism, thus becoming the languages of the Modern world. A privileged focus will be given to language teaching and learning, since in Europe Latin has always been the language par excellence in schools and universities. More specifically, the journal will focus on how present-day language theories influence the analysis of ancient and classical languages and are influenced by it. We hope that, thanks to its aims, scope and free on-line access, the journal will represent a link between the world of school education and academia and will actively promote the connection between scientific research and language teaching.
http://all.uniud.it/lam/?lang=en

The Marginalia Review
A review of books in history, theology and religion.
http://themarginaliareview.com

Medieval Feminist Forum
MFF is published twice yearly (Winter & Summer issues). Its contents include articles from any of the Humanities disciplines, roundtables about the state of gender & feminist scholarship, book reviews, and specialized bibliographies. Begun in 1986 as Medieval Feminist Newsletter (MFN), in 1999, the journal was renamed Medieval Feminist Forum in order to better reflect the scholarly character of its articles and reviews. The Subsidia series, which consists of occasional special topics volumes, was also launched in 1999. To date, there are two volumes in this series.
http://hosted.lib.uiowa.edu/smfs/mff

The Medieval Review
Since 1993, The Medieval Review (TMR; formerly the Bryn Mawr Medieval Review) has been publishing reviews of current work in all areas of Medieval Studies, a field it interprets as broadly as possible. The electronic medium allows for very rapid publication of reviews, and provides a computer searchable archive of past reviews, both of which are of great utility to scholars and students around the world. TMR operates as a moderated distribution list. Subscribers receive reviews as e-mail; TMR posts each review as soon as the editors have received and edited it. There is no paper TMR. Once posted, reviews are archived and available for viewing, searching, printing, etc. on the website.
https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/3631

Medievalismo
General portal for medieval studies. 'Medievalismo - Site of Medieval History, tries to be a point of contact, meeting and reflection on Medieval History.' The site is currently aimed at the Spanish-speaking academic world. It contains an online journal, Medievalismo Digitial, conference listings, journal listings, extensive links and resources pages, and an international list of medievalists.
http://www.medievalismo.org

Mélanges de l'École française de Rome - Moyen Âge
MEFRM offers original research contributions in the fields of history, archaeology and the social sciences relating to Italy and the Mediterranean from the Early Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Most issues are thematic, and the articles will often include editions of unpublished sources.
http://mefrm.revues.org/

Mirabilia
Mirabilia Journal is an online publication which provides articles, documents and academic reviews produced by scholars of the ancient and medieval worlds. This publication is devoted to the concept of Cultural History, which is expressed in the relationship between History and other fields of knowledge. In its studies Mirabilia Journal focuses on the literary, religious, philosophical and artistic aspects of those areas and their relationship in time and space. Mirabilia Journal intends not only to unite the studies of different branches in the human sciences, but also to establish a dialogue between the areas of Ancient and Medieval history in Brazil. The reason of this ambition is simple: Brazilian scholars and students have great difficulties to access the sources and the recent publications - a common problem in developing countries. Therefore, by approaching the two areas and offering them with the opportunity of sharing the research findings in Brazil and abroad, we intend to strengthen the Brazilian studies of Ancient and Medieval History, offering to a greater number of people access to the results of research currently conducted.
http://www.revistamirabilia.com/

Mirator
Mirator is an online, Open Access, multi-lingual peer-reviewed journal dedicated to Medieval Studies. For English language version see: http://www.glossa.fi/mirator/index_en.html
http://www.glossa.fi/mirator/

Networks and Neighbours
This new bi-annual journal is the official publication of 'Networks and Neighbours', the International Collaboration Research project in Early Medieval Studies. The journal publishes double-blind, peer-reviewed research essays, invited papers from senior scholars and a select number of book reviews and conference reports. The editors of N&N encourage submissions on a wide-range of issues in Early Medieval Studies. 'Networks and Neighbours' is at its inceptive moment looking forward to developing histories, arguments and modes of thinking that are built from the shared intellectual and research energy of the group as it emerges. However, to begin the conversation let us clarify our initial position and pose some opening questions. We maintain that identity and meaning were not determined by fixed sets and integers, but by a complex network of interrelated signs. In practice, this suggests that a single person within their personal world could have travelled within various worlds and realities, identifying with various neighbours at even single overlapping points of identity; one did not encounter another as a fixed category, either of ‘self' or ‘other'. Thus, by ‘network' we do not mean a fixed identifier, a singularizing category, but refer to the complex ways that individuals, groups, institutions etc. constructed self-considered, coherent and singular existences from the multiplicity of mental activity, perceptions, ideas, and the varying confrontation with images, physical and non-human being, languages, sounds, senses, ‘discourses' and all else that was life in the period. This, then, is how we would like to make sense of the concepts of ‘continuity' and ‘change', particularly as they happened ‘on the ground'.
www.networksandneighbours.org

Nuntias Antiquus
The textual modalities covered by the articles, reviews, translations and research and reports in Nuntias Antiquus cover the areas of classical studies, medieval enquiry and 'celtologia'. The journal is a publication of NEAM, the Centre for the Study of the Ancient and Medieval World, at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, which brings together research from various areas of Arts and Humanities and seeks to establish a permanent dialogue between different fields of knowledge.
http://www.periodicos.letras.ufmg.br/index.php/nuntius_antiquus/index

Perspicuitas
Online journal of medieval language, literature and cultural studies.
http://www.uni-due.de/perspicuitas

Science and Technology of Archaeological Research (STAR)
STAR seeks to provide a dynamic, international and high quality open access forum for rapid publication of archaeological research resulting from the application of scientific and computational methods. The journal embraces the full breadth of archaeological enquiry, no periods, regions or site types are excluded.
http://www.maneyonline.com/loi/sta

Teaching Resources

Enigma - Unpuzzling difficult Latin readings in medieval manuscripts
Enigma helps scholars to decipher Latin words which are difficult to read in medieval manuscripts. It is sometimes impossible to decipher all the letters in a word, for various reasons (difficult palaeography, unclear writing, damage to the document etc.). If you type the letters you can read and add wild cards, Enigma will list the possible Latin forms, drawing from its database of more than 400,000 forms.
http://ciham-digital.huma-num.fr/enigma/

The Higher Education Academy - Archaeology and Classics
Compilation of resources for teaching history in higher education institutions in the UK.
http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/disciplines/archaeology-and-classics

The Higher Education Academy - English
Compilation of resources for teaching history in higher education institutions in the UK.
http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/disciplines/english

The Higher Education Academy - History
Compilation of resources for teaching history in higher education institutions in the UK.
http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/disciplines/history

The Higher Education Academy - Philosophical and Religious Studies
Compilation of resources for teaching history in higher education institutions in the UK.
http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/disciplines/philosophical-and-religious-studies

Historians on Teaching
This site features historians in Europe, Australia and North America talking about their lives as university teachers. The short clips illustrate their hopes and fears, satisfactions and challenges, ideals and compromises, successes and mistakes. Together their stories provide valuable insights to assist individuals, departments and the discipline community enhance the practice of teaching. We hope they will help everyone who wishes to think through what they do, what they believe in and what they want their students to be and become.
http://www.historiansonteaching.tv/

Medieval Handwriting App
For Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/app/medieval-handwriting/id734335308
For Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00GOXWY3I
For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.agbooth.handwriting.medieval
The origins of this app lie in online exercises in palaeography developed for postgraduate students in the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds in West Yorkshire, U.K. The aim is to provide practice in the transcription of a wide range of medieval hands, from the twelfth to the late fifteenth century. Please note that it is not a tutorial on the development of handwriting in medieval western Europe.
Users can examine 26 selected manuscripts, zoom in on individual words, attempt transcription and receive immediate feedback. They can optionally compare their transcription with a full transcript. The user's transcripts can be saved and reopened. The saved transcripts are accessible via File Manager apps.

Theory and the Middle Ages

Babel Working Group
The BABEL Working Group is a non-hierarchical scholarly collective and post-institutional desiring-assemblage with no leaders or followers, no top and no bottom, and only a middle. Membership in the BWG carries with it no fees, no obligations, and no hassles, and accrues to its members all the symbolic capital they need for whatever meanings they require. BABEL's chief commitment is the cultivation of a more mindful being-together with others who work alongside us in the ruined towers of the post-historical university. BABEL roams and stalks these ruins as a multiplicity, a pack, not of subjects but of singularities without identity or unity, looking for other roaming packs and multiplicities with which to cohabit and build glittering misfit heterotopias. More conventionally, the BABEL Working Group, founded in 2004, is a collective and desiring-assemblage of scholars (primarily medievalists, but also persons working in other areas, such as early modern and Victorian studies, critical and cultural theory, film and women's studies, new media studies, critical sexuality studies, and so on) in North America, the U.K., Australia, and beyond who are working to develop new cross-disciplinary alliances between the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and the fine arts in order to formulate and practice new critical humanisms, as well as to develop a more present-minded medieval studies, a more historically-minded cultural studies, and a new misfit multiversity.
http://blogs.cofc.edu/babelworkinggroup

MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)
MEARCSTAPA is an organization committed to the scholarly examination of monstrosity as an area of social and cultural interest to past and present societies. Our inter/trans/post/pre-disciplinary approach allows us to explore the significance of monstrosity across cultural, temporal, and geographic boundaries. We are interested in a multivalent approach using materials on monsters and monstrosity from literary, artistic, philosophical, and historical sources.
http://myweb.csuchico.edu/~asmittman/mearcstapa

Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum
An evolving database of the entire corpus of Latin music theory written during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
http://www.music.indiana.edu/tml/start.html

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