New medieval digital projects

There have been some great digital projects livening up the scene in this past week.

  • Christian Schwaderer’s Database of the Letters of Pope Gregory VII (1073-1085)2014. It’s a pretty cool project, laying out the archives as well as the letters themselves, and, in a feature that I think is especially neat, the ability to visualize the networks from selected correspondence.
  • Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain. This is how to do a digital mapping project, with what seems to be a very smooth engine, and the ability to search medieval and modern place names, as well as to just browse the map itself.
  • Mapping the Medieval Countryside: Properties, Places, and People. A very welcome and over-due digitization and analysis of the Inquisitions Post Mortem. Currently they have fifteenth-century inquisitions up, though there are still some kinks to work out with the website itself.
  • The Bodleian finally has its own digital library site, Digital Bodleian. Some of the medieval manuscripts include MS Douce d.6, Tristan Romances in Anglo-Norman Verse, and MS Rawl. B.475 Norman Conquest of Ireland; poems. There

And a couple individual manuscripts highlighted in the Twitterverse this past week:

  • A manuscript from the Vatican Library, whose digital collections keep growing. In this case, Nikephoros Blemmydes, Epitome logica. I suppose at some point I’ll have to polish up my Greek, but after scanning this manuscript I think I’ve been lucky so far…Still not as bad as some Merovingian manuscripts I’ve seen.
  • The British Library digitized Additional MS 35166, a lovely Apocalypse from the second half of the thirteenth century.

Exciting things keep happening in medieval studies!

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