Medieval Digital Projects

Anglo-American Legal Tradition, http://aalt.law.uh.edu/

Site summary: Documents from Medieval and Early Modern England from the National Archives in London digitized and displayed through The O’Quinn Law Library of the University of Houston Law Center by license of the National Archives sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center and by the University of Houston Department of History January 2014: 8,500,000 frames of historical material

Early English Laws,  http://www.earlyenglishlaws.ac.uk/

Site summary: 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. The research questions, problems, context, and method driving the project are discussed in Project Description. It is supported by a collaboration between the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London and the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London. The AHRC has provided initial funding for the first three years of the project (2009–2011). For information on participants in the project, see Project Team.

The Library of the Aragonese King of Naples, http://www.europeanaregia.eu/en/historical-collections/library-aragonese-kings-naples

Site summary: The library assembled in the 15th century by the Aragonese kings of Naples is the third component of the Europeana Regia project. This project will allow for the virtual reconstruction of a collection that is literally scattered throughout Europe. Today, the manuscripts are located in over a dozen institutions…This project provides an opportunity to update research on this collection (which started with the Biblioteca napoletana, written by Tammaro De Marinis forty years ago) and to make its texts and illumination better known.

Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain,  http://www.goughmap.org/

Site summary: The Gough Map is internationally-renowned as one of the earliest maps to show Britain in a geographically-recognizable form. Yet to date, questions remain of how the map was made, who made it, when and why.
This website presents an interactive, searchable edition of the Gough Map, together withcontextual material, a blog, and information about the project and the Language of Maps colloquium

Monasterium.net, ICARUS. http://icar-us.eu/en/cooperation/online-portals/monasterium-net

Site summary: This online portal makes research independent of time and space. With more than 500.000 medieval and early modern charters provided by close to 60 institutions from 10 European countries, research ranging from indexing of charters to using the provided information in educational environments is possible. Monasterium collects historical documents about Europe’s political, economic and cultural developments from the Middle Ages onward and provides free access to their digital copies.

Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, http://www.pase.ac.uk/index.html

Site summary: The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE) is a database which aims to provide structured information relating to all the recorded inhabitants of England from the late sixth to the late eleventh century. It is based on a systematic examination of the available written sources for the period, including chronicles, saints’ Lives, charters, libri vitae, inscriptions, Domesday Book and coins; and is intended to serve as a research tool suitable for a wide range of users with an interest in this period.

Repertorium Chronicarum, http://www.chronica.msstate.edu/

Site summary: The Repertorium Chronicarum is the first attempt to record in a single reference work the location of every known manuscript of every known Latin chronicle of the Middle Ages. The Repertorium is intended to assist scholars in rapidly surveying the genre of medieval chronicles to determine which texts are relevant to their own work, and then in finding their way to the manuscript sources of particular chronicles.

The Soldier in Later Medieval England. http://www.icmacentre.ac.uk/soldier/database/

Site summary: The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) awarded a Research Grant worth just under £500,000 to Dr Adrian Bell of the ICMA Centre and Professor Anne Curry of the University of Southampton to challenge assumptions about the emergence of professional soldiery between 1369 and 1453.

This project ran from 1/10/2006 – 30/9/2009.  We have now updated all of the soldier data collected during this period and it is online and ready to search.  We really hope that you enjoy using the database and please email us to tell us your findings.  This website and the database is now complete and will be maintained for the longterm.  We may be adding or updating with new findings from time to time.  We have added a new section to describe particular sources and to help you with your research.  This is accessed via the section – Guidance notes.

The project had an innovative methodological approach and has produced an on-line searchable resource for public use of immense value and interest to genealogists as well as social, political and military historians. The whole team continues to work on a jointly authored book, conference papers, and articles.

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