Editions

Title Description URL
The Newton Project

"The Newton Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing in full an online edition of all of Sir Isaac Newton’s (1642–1727) writings". The Newton Project presents full, diplomatic transcriptions of Newton's text, including his own amendments and versioning. Since the project began in 2008, The Newton Project has "published over four million words of text". Alongside the texts, The Newton Project has published contextual information on Newton, his life, and his research writings. The texts can be browsed and sorted, and each entry has fully transcribed text accompanied by manuscript images.

http://www.newtonproject.sussex.ac.uk/prism.php?id=1

The Old Bailey Proceedings Online

"The Old Bailey Proceedings Online makes available a fully searchable, digitised collection of all surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 to 1913, and of the Ordinary of Newgate's Accounts between 1676 and 1772". This project provides access to over 197,000 trial records and biographical details on approximately 2,500 persons executed at Tyburn. "In addition to the text, accessible through both keyword and structured searching, this website provides digital images of all 190,000 original pages of the Proceedings, 4,000 pages of Ordinary's Accounts, advice on methods of searching this resource, information on the historical and legal background to the Old Bailey court and its Proceedings, and descriptions of published and manuscript materials relating to the trials covered. Contemporary maps, and images have also been provided". The Old Bailey Proceedings Online is entirely open source and free access.

http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/index.jsp

The Poly-Olbion Project

"The core purpose of The Poly-Olbion Project, based at the University of Exeter and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, is to produce a new scholarly edition of the text". Poly-Olbion is a unique material object that was published in two parts as a results of the "richly collaborative" partnership between Michael Drayton, William Hole, and John Selden. The Poly-Olbion Project is "committed to bringing Poly-Olbion to a wider audience". The Poly-Olbion Project is still in development but currently available online are extracts of the text that mirror how the entire work will be digitally rendered. These extracts include a brief preface, fully transcribed text, and an accompanying image.

http://poly-olbion.exeter.ac.uk/

The Selden Map of China

The Selden Map of China project works at bringing this obscure resources into greater cultural and historical context. In 2008, "scholar Robert Batchelor noticed the very faint lines indicating trade routes and compass bearings from the port of Quanzhou to all parts of East Asia and beyond". This bolstered immensely the significance of the map and catalyzed this project to conserve and digitize it. This project presents a high resolution image of the map with zooming and toggling functions. The digital project is focused on contexualizing and historicizing this individual material object.

http://seldenmap.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/

UK Reading Experience Database (UK RED)

"UK RED is an open-access database housed at The Open University containing over 30,000 easily searchable records documenting the history of reading in Britain from 1450 to 1945". These records range from "published and unpublished sources as diverse as diaries, commonplace books, memoirs, sociological surveys, and criminal court and prison records" - working together to create a cohesive picture of the British reading experience between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries. "RED can be searched in two ways. By using the basic search option you can search for specific keywords or phrases across all text fields of the database. Alternatively, by using the advanced search options you can perform a more targeted search by entering terms or selecting values from as many fields as necessary". Each source has a detailed entry revealing the history of the work and the reading experience.

http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/index.php

Verse Miscellanies Online

"Verse Miscellanies Online is a searchable critical edition of seven printed verse miscellanies published in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries". This digital edition was "produced in partnership with EEBO-TCP, who provided the XML-TEI files, which have been enhanced through the addition of explanatory annotations, and critical apparatus, including glossaries of mythological and historical figures, musical settings, and indexes of authors and first lines". Users are able to search and browse the digital database in order to identify poems according to be multitude of characterizations. Each work is fully transcribed, carefully annotated, and presented in a clean, user-friendly interface.

http://versemiscellaniesonline.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/

Who Were the Nuns?

"Since 2008, the 'Who were the nuns?' project team has been investigating the membership of the English convents in exile, from the opening of the first institution in Brussels to the nuns' return to England as a result of the French Revolution and associated violence". The key aim of the "identify those women who entered the English convents from the foundation of the first new house in Brussels in 1598 until 1800". The database compiles covent sources from England, Belgium, France, and Maryland USA to create biographical records of these nuns. The database presents details "of the membership, family trees, edited documents, maps and analysis of the nuns' experiences".

http://wwtn.history.qmul.ac.uk/index.html