General Resource Sites
Bede Net is an academic resource for the study of the Venerable
This project was initiated at the 33rd International Congress
of Medieval Studies by a group of medievalists interested
in promoting Chaucer studies on the WWW. Its aims are: to
organize and provide navigation aides for Chaucer resources
on the WWW, to work towards enhancing and extending those
resources, and to encourage Chaucer studies, including those
undertaken via "distance learning," at all levels of education.
Italian Studies at Brown provides a vast set of resources
on The Decameron.
The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies, located at
Studies Links at HUMBUL
HUMBUL (the HUManities BULletin board) was started in the
mid 1980s. It was maintained by the staff of the Office
for Humanities Computing at Bath University and resided
on a server at Leicester University.
Middle English Compendium
The Middle English Compendium has been designed to offer
easy access to and interconnectivity between three major
Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version
of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of
Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies,
and an associated network of electronic resources.
(Please note that your campus must subscribe to this service--access is
automatic from UNC-CH.)
A large collection of online medieval resources.
Reference Book for Medieval Studies
ORB is an academic site, written and maintained by medieval
scholars for the benefit of their fellow instructors and
serious students. [NB-please note that this site has
moved! Update your bookmarks accordingly.]
of Late Antiquity
By U. Penn's Jim O'Donnell, this is a home page for miscellaneous
materials relating to the culture of the Mediterranean world
in late antiquity (roughly 200-700 C.E.).
Virginia Tech's Dan Mosser presents a collection of links
to medieval resources.
Bibliographies, Search Engines and Databases
History -- A Select Bibliography
Simon Keynes of the Richard Rawlinson Center for Anglo-Saxon
Studies and Manuscript Research at the Medieval Institute,
Western Michigan University presents a selected bibliography
Studies - A Select Bibliography
The aim of the bibliography is to guide those interested
in Anglo-Saxon studies towards the books which should inform
and entertain them. It is dedicated to those who have an
interest in the subject but who do not know precise bibliographic
details to quote to their librarian or bookseller. It is
also intended to help those who may be expert in one aspect
of Anglo-Saxon studies, for example, the literature, and
who have become curious about other aspects, such as the
Ansaxdat is the full-text database for the Listserv discussion
group ANSAXNET. It is stored on the library server of the
Queen Elizabeth II Library at Memorial University, St John's,
Kevin Kiernan offers this bibliography as a part of his Electronic Beowulf
Old English Glossary
Sean Crist organized an effort of ANSAX-L subscribers to
transcribe the glossary from Bright's Old English Reader
(1912), which is presented here in HTML.
Carolingians An English-Language Bibliography
This bibliography has been prepared for teachers and students
of Carolingian history. It may be used in any way that advances
the study of this fascinating and important period.
Medieval Women and Gender Index (note
name change from Medieval Feminist Index)
The database indexes journal articles, essays in collections,
and book reviews relating to gender, women, and sexuality.
Publications from 1994 through 2000 are covered, including
material written in French, German, Spanish, and Italian.
The 400+ journals indexed cover-to-cover are listed at the
site as well as the many essay collections indexed and those
awaiting indexing. The Index is supported by the libraries
of Haverford College and the University of Iowa. There is
no charge to use the Index.
Studies Internet Databases
Medieval Studies Text, Image, and Archival Databases at
Georgetown's Labyrinth site.
Every Medievalist Should Know
A collection of bibliography and tools on various topics.
According to Professor James Marchand, "These lists are
meant for the beginning-to-semi-advanced graduate student.
The specialist will find nothing here. They are meant to
get you started, and to allow you to work up in a new field."
Bibles and Other Religious Primary
at the ARTFL Project
The University of Chicago's ARTFL Project provides seachable
access to several versions of the Bible, including the Latin
Vulgate. (This service requires
subscription--access is automatic at UNC-CH.)
Books of the Bible
This old-style gopher site presents plain ASCII files of
the Bible, by book.
The British Library Manuscripts
This On-line Catalogue is designed to offer a single means
of access to the mainstream catalogues of the British Library's
Department of Manuscripts covering accessions from 1753
to the present day.
Manuscript images and information on the Brut Chronicle,
University of Michigan MS 225 (This service requires
subscription--access is automatic at UNC-CH.)
Machine Home Page
This Visual Basic program lets the user scroll through the
Latin text of Caesar's Gallic War, Book I (about 8000 wds.).
When the user comes to an unrecognized vocabulary word,
clicking on the word with the mouse will open or refresh
at the bottom of the screen a small window with the dictionary
entry for that word (in English). Or at any time the user
may want to search the dictionary entries by clicking on
"DictEntry" in the "Search" pulldown menu and then typing
in a search string. The body of the dictionary and the body
of the text may be searched similarly.
Canterbury Tales Project
The Canterbury Tales Project aims to Establish a system
of transcription for all the manuscripts and early printed
books of the Canterbury Tales into computer-readable form,
transcribe the manuscripts using this system, compare all
the manuscripts, creating a record of their agreements and
disagreements with a computer collation program, use computer-based
methods to help reconstruct the history of the text from
this record of agreements and disagreements and publish
all the materials, the results of our analysis, and the
tools which we use in electronic form.
Catholic Encyclopedia at New Advent
An online version of the very useful Catholic Encyclopedia.
Christian Classics Ethereal
A large collection of e-books of the Christian Church, including
Augustine, Aquinas, Gregory, Julian of Norwich, Dante, and
The Digital Scriptorium is both a physical and "virtual"
center in the Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and
Special Collections Library, with offices in the Library
and a web site on the Internet that is visited by thousands
of researchers each month. Its goal is to support the Rare
Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library's mission
of providing access to historical documentation through
the use of innovative technology and collaborative development
projects with Duke University faculty, students, and staff.
English Books Online (EEBO)
Reproduces over 125,000 books, pamphlets and broadsides
published in English between 1475 and 1700. Topics include
philosophy, religion, science, politics, history, poetry,
prose, drama, and music. EEBO reproduces the works listed
in: Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue of works
published in English from 1475 to 1640; Wing's Short-Title
Catalogue of works from 1641 to 1700; and Thomason Tracts,
a compendium of broadsides on the English Civil War from
1640 to 1661. The Early English Books Tract Supplements
will be added soon. For complete indexing of Pollard
and Wing, use the English Short Title Catalog (ESTC). ESTC
provides bibliographic information for the books reproduced
in EEBO, but also covers materials published through 1800.
of the Church at New Advent
Texts from the Fathers of the Church at New Advent.
Forgotten Ground Regained:
A Treasury of Alliterative and Accentual Poetry
Paul Deane's site offers texts of several alliterative poems,
including Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
and Pearl. Other related resources are also available
Ancient Mediterranean Project
IAM is an on-line atlas of the ancient Mediterranean world
designed to serve the needs and interests of students and
teachers in high school, community college and university
courses in classics, ancient history, geography, archaeology
and related fields.
Illuminated Manuscripts (Koninklijke Bibliotheek and Museum
A beautiful and useful catalogue of manuscript illuminations.
From Fordham, the goal here has been to construct an Internet
Medieval Sourcebook from available public domain and copy-permitted
Online Medieval and Classical Library
The Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL) is a collection
of some of the most important literary works of Classical
and Medieval civilization.
The Perseus Project
The Perseus Project is an evolving digital library of resources
for the study of the ancient world and beyond. Collaborators
initially formed the project to construct a large, heterogeneous
collection of materials, textual and visual, on the Archaic
and Classical Greek world. Planning for Perseus began in
1985; the project was formally established in July, 1987.
Since then, the Perseus Project has published two CD-ROMs
and created the on-line Perseus Digital Library. Recent
expansion into Latin texts (including an online, searchable
Latin dictionary based on Lewis and Short's standard dictionary)
and tools and Renaissance materials has served to add more
coverage within Perseus and has prompted the project to
explore new ways of presenting complex resources for electronic
Piers Plowman Electronic Archive
The long-range goal of the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive
is the creation of a multi-level, hyper-textually linked
electronic archive of the textual tradition of all three
versions of the fourteenth-century allegorical dream vision
SPIRO, available on the World Wide Web, is the visual online
public access catalog to the Architecture Slide Library's
(ASL) collection of over 200,000 35mm slides at the University
of California at Berkeley. The content of SPIRO is the responsibility
of ASL, while programming and system support is provided
by UC Berkeley's Museum Informatics Project (MIP).
The National and University Library
of Iceland and Cornell University with the association of
theÁrni Magnússon Institute
in Iceland have started a cooperative project of large scale
digitalization of about 250.000 manuscript pages and 150.000
printed pages. The material will consist of the entire range
of Icelandic family sagas. It will also include a very large
portion of Germanic/Nordic mythology (the Eddas), the 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.
The text of Aquinas' Summa Theologica at New Advent.
A collection of links to primary documents related to the
history of the United Kingdom. Maintained by Richard Hacken,
European Studies Bibliographer, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham
Browser-based utility which converts dates in modern style
to several ancient and medieval calendar styles.
of Old English - Externally Available tools web page
The only tool currenly available is the variant phrase search
(Those institutions that have site licences with the University
of Michigan Press for the Dictionary of Old English Web
Corpus will be able to go directly from the spellings to
the actual citations in the Corpus).
Great Vowel Shift
Melinda Menzer of Furman University's multimedia demonstration
of the GVS using Java and Quicktime. This site is designed
for undergraduates with limited linguistic knowledge who
are being introduced to the Great Vowel Shift.
English Aerobics Workout Room
A Java-based aid for learning Old English.
Institutional, Organizational and Personal
website for the listserv. Contains information on how to subscribe
and provides useful links.
Towson University's Edwin Duncan provides a list of scholarly
listservs and instructions on how to join and use them
Medieval Resources for Britain, Ireland and Brittany
This page is devoted to the study of the Early Medieval
Britain, Ireland, and Brittany, defined here as the period
from the end of Roman Britain c400 to the first Viking attack
on Britain in 793 AD. Owned by Michelle Ziegler.
401 Home Page
This is the home of English 401, a University of Calgary
course in the Old English language constructed by Murray
McGillivray. English 401 is offered as an Internet-based
course. Students who register in the Internet version of
the course do not need to be on the University of Calgary
campus at any time, so the course can be "attended" from
anywhere in the world where there is an Internet connection.
Fontes Anglo-Saxonici: A Register of Written Sources Used
by Authors in Anglo-Saxon England (Fontes for short) is
intended to identify all written sources which were incorporated,
quoted, translated or adapted anywhere in English or Latin
texts which were written in Anglo-Saxon England (i.e. England
to 1066), or by Anglo-Saxons in other countries.
Society of Anglo-Saxonists
The International Society of Anglo-Saxonists was founded
in 1983 to further all aspects of Anglo-Saxon Studies. Every
other year the society holds a meeting. So far there have
been such meetings in Brussels (1983), Cambridge (1985),
Toronto (1987), Durham (1989), Stony Brook (1991), Oxford
(1993), Stanford (1995), and Palermo (1997). [at last check 3/24/04 this link did not work--I'm leaving it
up in case it comes back online or until I find the new address]
The Medieval Academy of America, the first organization
of medievalists when it was founded in 1925, is the largest
organization in the world devoted to medieval studies.
History at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
Program homepage at University of Hawaii at Manoa, which
currently offers three undergraduate upper division courses
in medieval European history taught by Dr. Karen Jolly and
one medieval world/comparative topical history course offered
by different instructors.
English at UVA
A general homepage of courses and various Old English resources
at the University of Virginia.
This is a list of web sites for people who are interested
in the Middle Ages. It is collected by Elke Krotz, editor
of Rumolt, an Online-Magazine for the same people.
for Mediaeval Languages and Linguistics
The Society for Mediaeval Languages and Linguistics was
formed in 1998 to promote the linguistic study of languages
known to have been written or spoken during the period AD
450-1450, and to provide a forum for those with an interest
in and working in this field.
Medieval Association Home Page
The Texas Medieval Association (also known as TEMA) serves
medievalists not only throughout the state of Texas, but
also nationally and internationally through its conferences
Home page of the continuing work done on St. Jerome for
the Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture project. Includes
a searchable database of cites of Jerome in OE primary and
VNLND: The Online Bibliography
Materials on and about the Norse discovery of North America.
Medieval Institute Home Page
The homepage of the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan
University. The Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University
was established in 1961 as a center for teaching and research
in the history and culture of the Middle Ages.
This is the home page
for Arthuriana, a journal devoted to Arthurian studies.
Modern Literary Studies Home Page [Oxford]
Early Modern Literary Studies is a refereed journal serving
as a formal arena for scholarly discussion and as an academic
resource for researchers in the area.
in Medieval Studies Home Page
Most volumes are online. The table of contents for each
volume is given.
Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Online home of this journal, based at the University of
of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern studies publishes
articles informed by historical inquiry and alert to issues
raised by contemporary theoretical debate.
Studies in Philology considers for publication articles
on British literature before 1900 and articles on relations
between British literature and works in the classical, Romance,
and Germanic languages. The editorial readers for Studies
in Philology include, in addition to the Editorial Board,
members of the graduate faculty of the departments of languages
and literatures in the University of North Carolina.
Language, Linguistics and Philology
Dictionary, 4th edition
Available online through Project Bartleby. Includes section
on Indo-European roots.
Studies at HUMNET
This is the major academic Celtic Studies organization in
North America. Most importantly, the site has a link to
it's Celtic Studies bibliography, which, though it is under
construction, is the only electronic source of its kind,
since MLA stopped cataloging Celtic materials in 1981.
This page is part of the course material for "History of
the Alphabets" taught by Prof. Robert Fradkin at University
of Maryland. It features animated depictions of the evolution
of several historical alphabets.
Virginia Tech's Dan Mosser presents links related to the
History of the English Language, including information on
the HEL discussion list.
Sean Crist provides a collection of resources for the study
of Indo-European languages. Some are glossaries from old
texts which have passed into the public domain. Some are
annotations which he wrote as class translation notes.
Icelandic Course Material
Tarrin Wills at the University of Sydney put together this
page for the teaching of Old Icelandic.