Editions

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

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

Digital Donne

"DigitalDonne is the online component of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne (8 vols. Indiana UP, 1995-) a collaborative work drawing on the labors of over 30 scholars from the United States and abroad". The aim of the digital edition is two-fold: "to produce a newly edited critical text based on exhaustive analysis of all known manuscript and significant print sources of Donne’s poetry and to present a complete digest of critical and scholarly commentary on the poetry from Donne's time to the present". The DigitalDonne project began in 1980 and in 2005 the online component was "substantially expanded" in order to accommodate a wide array of analytical and bibliographical tools. Recently, the project has expanded again to include "the most important of the early editions and manuscripts upon which the Variorum is based".

http://digitaldonne.tamu.edu/

Folger Digital Texts

The Folger Digital Texts are "free, high-quality digital texts of Shakespeare's plays and poems start with the basics: superb source texts, meticulously edited on the basis of current scholarship". The Folger Digital Texts are online renderings of the Folger Shakespeare Library editions completed in 2010 by editors Barbara Mowat and Paul Werstine. The digital texts have been enhanced with sophisticated coding that allows the poems and plays to be read as well as searched. The Folger Digital Texts are fully available in .pdf or.xml files to download for scholarly or personal use. This open access policy ensures the widest reach of this fabulous resource.

http://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/

Henslowe-Alleyn Digitisation Project

The Henslowe-Alleyn archive preserves the personal and professional paper of Edward Alleyn and his father-in-law Philip Henslowe. Together, "these manuscripts comprise the largest and most important single extant archive of material on the professional theatre and dramatic performance in early modern England, the age of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson, Middleton, Heywood, Dekker, Chettle, and so many of their contemporaries and colleagues". The aims of this digitization project are two-fold: "first, to protect and conserve these increasingly fragile manuscripts, and, second, to make their contents much more widely available in a free electronic archive and website, not only to specialist scholars but to all those interested in early modern English drama and theatre history, as well as social, economic, regional, architectural, and legal history, and palaeography and manuscript studies". The catalogue provides access to high-quality facsimiles of their material.

http://www.henslowe-alleyn.org.uk/index.html

Internet Shakespeare Editions

Established in 1996, "the Internet Shakespeare Editions (ISE) is a non-profit scholarly website publishing in three main areas: Shakespeare’s plays and poems, Shakespeare’s life and times, and Shakespeare in performance". The mission of the ISE is "to inspire a love of Shakespeare's works in a world-wide audience by delivering open-access, peer-reviewed Shakespeare resources with the highest standards of scholarship, design, and usability". In order to accomplish this goal the ISE has employed a team of scholars to re-edit each of Shakespeare's plays for a the digital medium. These editions are published as they progress - making the content available when it is completed and allowing the integration of multimedia to enhance the value of the edition.

http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/

John Foxe's The Acts and Monuments Online

John Foxe's The Acts and Monuments Online, appearing online and unabridged after a 15-year endeavour, has been a force of change in our contemporary understanding on protestant martyrology. This long-standing collaborative project "evolved in response to three major components: technical developments in the elaboration, delivery and conservation of electronic materials online, our development knowledge of Foxe's text and his methods of working, and different ways of approaching the annotation of a text which itself differs in its nature, and how much Foxe chose to alter it in the different editions prepared during his lifetime". A product of both technological innovations and a deepening understanding of Foxe's text, this comprehensive edition is an incredible resource.

http://www.johnfoxe.org/

John Strype's A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster

John Strype's A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster is a digital edition of Strype's enormous and "expanded volume of Stow's Survey of London published in 1720". "Complete with its celebrated maps and plates, which depict the prominent buildings, street plans and ward boundaries of the late Stuart capital", this digital project carefully transcribes and reproduces all of the work's original features. The access to digital facsimiles as well as diplomatic transcription rounds out the resource. The database is also fully searchable allowing researchers to quickly and efficiently navigate this large volume.

http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/strype/