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This page gathers links to a number of sixteenth and seventeenth century resource materials which can be found on the Internet, as well as others which have a more general appeal and those which catalogue resources of interest to literary scholars.
- Adam Smyth's Renaissance Lit blog, http://earlymodern-lit.blogspot.com/
- The collaborative Blogging the Renaissance blog, http://bloggingtherenaissance.blogspot.com/
- Sharon Howard's Early Modern Notes, http://www.earlymodernweb.org.uk/emn/
- Kevin Curran, Textual Studies, 1500-1800, http://textualstudies.blogspot.com/
- Terry A. Gray's Mr William Shakespeare and the Internet blog, http://mrshakespeare.typepad.com/mrshakespeare/
- Roy Booth's Early Modern Whale blog, http://roy25booth.blogspot.com/
- News on the Rialto, http://www.shakespearemag.blogspot.com/
- Confraternitas: the Bulletin of the Society for Confraternity Studies
- Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate
- Early Modern Culture: An Electronic Seminar
- ELH: English Literary History
- Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
- Medieval Renaissance Drama Society Newsletter
- Renaissance Forum
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Literary Materials
- Iter: The bibliography of Christian Europe from 1300-1700.
- Academic Discussion Groups (from EMLS). A descriptive listing of information regarding academic discussion groups.
- Electronic Texts and Related Materials (from EMLS).
- World-Wide Resources for Early Modern Studies. Maintained by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto.
- Lexicons of Early Modern English. An invaluable searchable collection of early dictionaries.
- Virgil.org Materials for the study of Virgil's poetry and its reception in late antiquity, the middle ages, and the Renaissance: bibliography, online discussion, translations, maps, links, and searchable texts.
- Touchstone A cooperative venture of the British Library, the University of Birmingham, the Birmingham Shakespeare Library, and the Shakespeare Centre Stratford-on-Avon, Touchstone provides a database of Shakespeare-related library collections and information on past and future Shakespeare theatre productions, professional and non-professional bodies, associations, and societies, and on programmes of Shakespeare study in the United Kingdom.
- Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet. Terry Gray's collection of links to other Shakespeare WWW Sites, which also has some original content (mostly biographical).
- Shakespeare by Individual Studies: Table of Contents. A syllabus of a course offered by Michael Best at the University of Victoria. Includes bibliographies, filmographies, and links to pertinent WWW sites.
- Internet Shakespeare Editions: Home Page. Finally--a serious attempt to create and make scholarly editions of Shakespeare available on the WWW. A distinguished editorial board will oversee the production and publication of works.
- The Shakespeare Database Project. This CD-ROM database aims to provide answers to common philological and lexicographic question about Shakespeare's writing. Currently the database is only described; there is no online access to the actual data.
- The Shakespeare Authorship Page. David Kathman and Terry Ross's collection of biographical materials "dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare" with highly persuasive material to counter the Oxfordian and Baconian conspiracy theories.
- The Shakespeare Oxford Society. The purpose of the Shakespeare Oxford Society is to document and establish Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604), as the author of the works of William Shakespeare.
- Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. Transcriptions of letters and other historical documents by Alan Nelson (University of California, Berkeley), including many which discredit the claim that he wrote the Shakespeare canon.
- University of Reading's website about the London Globe Reconstruction Part of the University of Reading's Renaissance Text Centre, this site provides information on original Shakespearian performance conditions and especially the replica Globe in London.
- Shakespeare Globe USA start page. A virtual tour of the Globe Theater--an exciting application of the visual elements of the WWW to Shakespeare. Also contains a library of links for students, teachers, scholars, players, and playgoers. The viewing room is under construction.
- Shakespeare Illustrated. A collection of Shakespeare-inspired paintings by 19th-century artists (over 120 of them), with indexes and a bibliography.
- The Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs 1870-1982. A collection of about 400 images from publicity photographs taken for American and Canadian productions. The collection can be searched by play title, genre, actor's name, character's name, and other names used in the credits (producer, director, costume designer, etcetera).
- Edmund Spenser Home Page. Risa Bear's editions of all of Spenser's works, together with biographical information and bibliography.
- The Shepheardes Calendar. John Tolva's hypermedia edition of the envoy, epistle, general argument, and "Januarye" eclogue of the Shepheardes Calendar.
- The Milton Quarterly Contains information about the journal: subscription rates, manuscript submission guidelines, and advertising rates, but no Tables of Contents nor extracts from articles.
- The Milton-L Home Page Archives of the electronic discussion group, MILTON-L, with links to a large number of works by Milton and other related materials.
- Milton Review A online companion to the Milton-L Home Page, this is a site of juried reviews of works on Milton and his milieu.
- The Milton Reading Room An etext edition of Milton's poetry and selected prose with hyperlinked annotations.
- Electronic Transcriptions of Milton's Divorce Tracts. Created by Alasdair Bradley, University of British Columbia, this site contains transcriptions of The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, The Judgement of Martin Bucer, Colasterion, and Tetrachordon.
- An online Milton Biography hosted by ITER.
- Renaissance Dante in Print (1472-1629) (Chicago). This exhibition presents Renaissance editions of Dante's Divine Comedy from the John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Dante Collection at the University of Notre Dame, together with selected treasures from The Newberry Library.
- The Dartmouth Dante Project. A searchable database of commentary on the Divine Comedy.
- The Works of Miguel de Cervantes. This site offers Spanish language versions (original and modern spelling) of Cervantes's works together with facsimiles of images from the early printings.
- Cervantes 2001 Project This aims to be a "comprehensive reference and research site" on the writer's life and works. Includes Spanish and English etexts of the works, images from printings and a searchable bibliography of work on Cervantes.
- The Don Quixote Exhibit. A digital exhibit of translations and illustrations of Cervantes's novel from Johns Hopkins University. Also includes information about Cervantes and his character.
Other Literary Sites
- Teaching Early Drama with Modern Technology. This page is designed to complement a session on Teaching Early Drama with Modern Technology that will be held at the 1995 Modern Languages Association conference at Chicago, December 29, 1995. Has the abstracts of the papers presented.
- STC 14751: Benjamin Jonson, The Workes of Beniamin Jonson. A detailed physical description of the paper, watermarks, and ornaments used by William Stansby's 1616 Folio of Ben Jonson.
- Database of Nordic Neo-Latin Literature. A database identifying 2300 works in Latin from or about the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) written in the period 1530-1800. The records provide detailed bibliographical data, not full texts.
- Electronic Thesaurus Linguae Latinae. A description of the project to an make an electronic edition of the "only dictionary to comprehend the entire Latin language", which began in 1894 and has now reached the letter 'p'. No samples from the project are provided, only descriptions of the undertaking and papers about it.
- The Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe. Part of the Perseus Project of Tufts University, this site gives full etexts in multiple editions (including early printed texts) of particular Marlowe works with electronic cross-referencing.
- The Perseus Project Tufts University'y evolving digital library of resources for the study of the ancient world and beyond with some early modern holdings including a detailed colour facsimile of the Brandeis University Shakespeare First Folio. Unfortunately the early modern material is not catalogue by period and the site must be keyword-searched to find particular texts.
- Alciato's Book of Emblems. The text, images, and a commentary on the 1621 variorum edition of Andrea Alciato's Emblematum liber or Book of Emblems together wih translations of the Latin mottoes and additional illustrations from earlier editions. Also has selections from the Greek Anthology where used by Alciato as a source, most of Witney's Choice of Emblemes, 1586 (lacks the introductory matter and sidenotes, but has the mottoes and illustrations in two sizes), and primary and secondary bibliographic data.
- The International John Bunyan Society A website maintained by David Gay of University of Alberta on behalf of the society. Contains details about past and future conferences organized by the society (programs, lists of delegates), a directory of members of the society and information about joining, but no content relating directly to Bunyan or his works.
- Religion, Society and Culture in Newfoundland and Labrador A site by Hans Rollman (Memorial University of Newfoundland) organized by religions of the region. The section called 'Newfoundland Texts' is a full text deposit of all significant treatises about Newfoundland, written during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by John Mason, Richard Whitbourne, Richard Eburne, William Vaughan and Robert Hayman.
- Christian Classic Ethereal Library A collection of etexts "selected for your edification" including the major works of John Bunyan, John Calvin, Dante, Erasmus, John Foxe, Martin Luther, Milton, and a selection of religious reference works including bible concordances and dictionaries.
- MetaphysicalPoetry.Org Gregory Kneidel's "annotated bibliography of web resources for studying, teaching, and appreciating 17th century metaphysical poetry". Categorized by poet and by subject area (for secondary materials), this provides links to dozens of websites, but no original content. Here hotlinks are not necessarily underlined, so look for your cursor changing shape when over a hotlink.
- The Duchess of Malfi Homepage A site by Larry A. Brown (David Lipscombe University, Nashville Tennessee) dedicated to John Webster's tragedy, including a complete etext, with explanatory notes and commentary, illustrated with pictures from a David Lipscombe University production of the play in 1997.
Early modern cultural studies sites
- The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto.
- The Vatican Exhibit: Rome Reborn
- Leonardo da Vinci Museum
- Renaissance Society of America
- Society for Renaissance Studies
- SHARP Web--The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. Contains a useful set of links to other sites concerned with the history of publishing.
- Warburg Institute. Descriptions of the collections and holdings, information about lectures, seminars, and fellowships, and connection to the online catalog.
- A hundred highlights from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. Contains facsimiles from works of art, music, religion, literature, geography and science.
Art and Architecture
- WebMuseum: The Italian Renaissance (1420-1600)
- WebMuseum: The Northern Renaissance (1500-1615)
- WebMuseum: Baroque (1600-1790)
- Visit http://sunsite.unc.edu/wm/ for a list of mirror sites for the Webmuseum around the world.
- Renaissance and Baroque Architecture: Architectural History 102
- The Art of Renaissance Science: Galileo and Perspective
- Ambrosiana Archive. The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is privileged to possess a photographic copy of the entire manuscript collection of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan.
- Early Modern England Source
- The Gunpowder Plot Society
- The Perdita Project: Early Modern Women's Manuscript Compilations.
- The 1492 Exhibit
- The Columbus Navigation Homepage
- Richard III Society Homepage
- The Renaissance Faire
- The Medici Archive Project: Documentary Sources for the Arts and Humanities: 1537-1743
- Medieval/Renaissance Food Homepage
- Plague and Public Health in Renaissance Europe
- Florentine Renaissance Resources: Online Catasto of 1427
- Institute and Museum of the History of Science, Florence, Italy. This site is a virtual visit to Room IV of the History of Science Museum in Florence which is dedicated to Galileo.
- The Galileo Project. The aim of this project is to provide hypertextual information about Galileo and the science of his time to viewers of all ages and levels of expertise.
- The Art of Renaissance Science: Galileo and Perspective
- Parace lsus and the Medical Revolution of the Renaissance: a 500th anniversary celebration
- The Codex Arundel: A Notebook of Leonardo da Vinci
- Newtonia: pages about Sir Isaac Newton
- Yale Medical Library: Historical Library. Describes the library's many collections, and includes a new project to provide electronic texts from the 16th-18th centuries.
- Renaissance engineers from Brunelleschi to Leonardo da Vinci: an exhibit
- Uroscopy in Early Modern England Joseph Tate's page about the medical inspection of urine. As well as Tate's own work, the site contains digitized versions of three sixteenth-century books on the subject, in the form of JPEGs, and links to other sites on the topic.
- Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum
- Renaissance Dance Cheat Sheets (from the Society for Creative Anachronism).
- The Early Music Home Page
Religion and Philosophy
- Project Wittenberg--The Martin Luther Archive
- Guide to Early Church Documents
- St. Pachomius Library. Contains uncopyrighted English translations of the Church Fathers, the acts of the Christian martyrs, the proceedings of the Councils, the lives of the early saints, etc.
- The New Testament (Rheims 1582)
- Die Bibel, Martin Luther translation
- Leibniz: Drôle de pensée. A critical edition of the 1675 work by Leibniz.
- Proper Elizabethan Accents (from the Renaissance Faire). Beginning with the proclamation that Elizabethan is more akin to the speech of backwoods communities on the East Coast, where language has not changed significantly since the founding of those communities, this site offers tips on proper pronunciation, with audio clips of the Lord's Prayer for reference and other materials.
- Folio Font A font based on Shakespeare's First Folio
General Resources and Catalogues
- American Philosophical Association
- The Bibliographical Society Founded in 1892, the Bibliographical Society is the senior learned society dealing with the study of the book and its history
- The Bodleian Library WWW Server
- Books On-line, Listed by Author (Carnegie Mellon)
- The Centre for Computing in the Humanities (University of Toronto)
- The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required for many features)
- The Coalition for Networked Information
- Current Middle Ages Web Server The Society for Creative Anachronism home page
- The Decameron Web
- European Medieval Drama
- The Library of Congress World Wide Web Home Page
- Literary Research Tools on the Net. (Jack Lynch, U. Penn.)
- The Medieval Labyrinth (Georgetown University)
- The Printing Historical Society
- The Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research
- World Wide Web Search Tools from the Library of Congress
Calls for Papers
- The University of Pennsylvania Calls for Papers List The standard site for calls for papers in all areas of English Literature. See the Renaissance archive in particular.
If you wish to add information to this page or to comment on it, contact Matthew Steggle, M.Steggle@shu.ac.uk
© 2007, Matthew Steggle (Editor, EMLS).