Archives

Title Description URL
1641 Depositions Online

The 1641 Depositions Online aims to conserve, digitise, transcribe and make the depositions from the 1641 Irish rebellion available online in a fully TEI compliant format. "The testimonies document the loss of goods, military activity, and the alleged crimes committed by the Irish insurgents, including assault, stripping, imprisonment and murder". The project began in 2007 and finished in September 2010. The Irish Manuscripts Commission will publish a hard copy of the 1641 Depositions in 12 volumes.

http://1641.tcd.ie/index.php

A London Provisioner's Chronicle, 1550-1563, by Henry Machyn

The London Provisioner's Chronicle, 1550-1563, by Henry Machyn "emerged from a 1990s seminar on Early Modern English at the University of Michigan". "The Chronicle was one of the treasures of the library of the antiquarian Robert Cotton, and it was stored in the same bookcase with the Beowulf manuscript"; however, after a terrible fire, the majority of the manuscript was badly damaged, charred, and tossed aside. These burnt pages remained unseen until the early nineteenth century when they were finally recovered; this project propels this revitilization into the digital realm. This project archives the surviving manuscript of A London Provisioner's Chronicle as well as provides editorial information on the transcription and modernization of the work for the purposes of this electronic edition.

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/machyn/index.html

A Social Edition of the Devonshire Manuscript

The Devonshire MS is a poetic miscellany consisting of 114 original leaves, housing some 185 items of verse (complete poems, fragments, extracts, and annotative rebuttals). This social edition of the Devonshire MS works to bring scholars together in order to engage in conversation around the text, its contents, and its significance. Moving away from the lone scholar model, with edition of the Devonshire MS looks to use social media tools as a platform to transform the role of editor from solitary to collaborative. Using Wikibooks, the Devonshire MS presents genealogical tables, textual witnesses, and several critical apparatuses together to create an accessible and complete edition of the manuscript.

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/The_Devonshire_Manuscript

Archive of Early American Images

Archive of Early American Images is a "database of graphic representations of the colonial Americas, from Hudson Bay to Tierra del Fuego, drawn entirely from primary sources printed or created between 1492 and ca. 1825". This digital image archive holds nearly 12,000 items from a range of genres and publication types. Each image is reproduced with a high quality facsimile as well as bibliographical and interpretative information on the item.

http://jcb.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/JCB~1~1

British Printed Images to 1700 (bpi1700)

"Began in April 2006, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) under their Resource Enhancement Scheme" and "led by Professor Michael Hunter from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London, bpi1700 is a collaboration between Birkbeck and technical staff at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King’s College, London." The British Printed Images to 1700 is a digital archive and library housing the prints and book illustrations of the Early Modern era. The project aims to offer various resources that expand scholarly knowledge of and understanding of the print library. The project is centred on a searchable print database that allows access to thousands of images.

http://www.bpi1700.org.uk/index.html

Calendrier Älectronique des Spectacles sous l'ancien regime et sous la révolution

CESAR is an image database that archives various objects related to the French theatre of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The imagebank and database preserve artistic renderings or engravings of portraits, stage-sets, playbills, frontispieces, and much more. CESAR is premised on connectivity and collaboration. It is the aim of the resources to link students, scholars, and enthusiasts together. The extensive project "contents are freely available and it is hoped that scholars working on any aspect of Ancien Régime and Revolutionary theatre will help to make this resource even more comprehensive and as reliable as possible by contributing data, annotations and corrections and by offering support in developing the site".

http://www.cesar.org.uk/cesar2/

Circulation of Knowledge and Learned Practices in the 17th Century Dutch Republic

Circulation of Knowledge and Learned Practices in the 17th Century Dutch Republic aims to explore and visualize how knowledge circulated during the booming scientific revolution of the 17th-century. In order to answer how knowledge was disseminated and appropriated, Circulation of Knowledge and Learned Practices in the 17th Century Dutch Republic built a web application called ePistolarium. Using this tool, researchers can "can browse and analyze around 20,000 letters that were written by and sent to 17th century scholars who lived in the Dutch Republic. Moreover, the ePistolarium enables visualizations of geographical, time-based, social network and co-citation inquiries".

http://ckcc.huygens.knaw.nl/

Digital Archive of Inaugural Lectures at Renaissance and Early Modern Universities

Digital Archive of Inaugural Lectures at Renaissance and Early Modern Universities is an online archive and database that preserves the "inaugural lectures of single university courses given from the Renaissance to the beginning of the eighteenth century". The project rationale is that while many of these documents are extant, they exist in few very copies and receive very little critical attention. Digital Archive of Inaugural Lectures at Renaissance and Early Modern Universities "aims to facilitate scholars in the examination of these documents by providing them with an access to a digital collection of searchable descriptions, digital photo-reproductions and codified transcriptions".

http://www.daril.eu/index.php?id=4andL=1

Early English Books Online

"From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare", Early English Books Online in an incredible and incomparable collection of more than 125,000 titles published between 1475-1700 and gleaned from Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection, and the Early English Books Tract Supplement. This collection is equipped to fulfill the "most exhaustive research requirements of graduate scholars - from their desktop - in many subject areas: including English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science".

http://eebo.chadwyck.com/home

Early English Books Online - Text Creation Partnership

Early English Books Online - Text Creation Partnership or EEBO-TCP is a joint partnership between ProQuest, Early English Books Online, and more than 150 libraries " to generate highly accurate, fully-searchable, SGML/XML-encoded texts corresponding to books from the Early English Books Online Database (EEBO)". As with EEBO, EEBO-TCP covers a wide range of content areas including "literature, philosophy, politics, religion, geography, science and all other areas of human endeavor". Phase I of the EEBO-TCP successfully converted just over 25,000 selected texts from the EEBO corpus; phase II aims to add another 45,000 titles.

http://www.textcreationpartnership.org/tcp-eebo/