Geographical/Maps

Title Description URL
Digitized Travel Accounts of Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Digitized Travel Accounts of Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe "aims to advance research on late medieval and early modern European travel accounts. This project provides digitized editions and research literature on approx. 375 different travels and pilgrimages through Europe in historical times". The majority of the information presented on this database was collected from "'analytical bibliographies' of medieval travel accounts". This database allows users to explore traveller records based on native country.

http://www.digiberichte.de/

Map of Early Modern London

Map of Early Modern London (MoEML) is a digital resources "comprised of four distinct, interoperable projects: a digital Map and gazetteer based on the 1560s Agas woodcut map of London; an Encyclopedia of London people, places, topics, and terms; a Library of marked-up texts rich in London toponyms; and a versioned edition of John Stow’s Survey of London". These four project draw information from five MoEML-authored databases: a Personography of early modern Londoners, both historical and literary; an Orgography of organizations (e.g., livery companies and other corporations); a Bibliography of primary and secondary sources; and a Glossary of terms relevant to early modern London. The project works entirely in TEI-XML and is committed to openly sharing their encoding work as a method of enriching London studies and digital humanities practices.

http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/

Patrons and Performance

The Patrons and Performance website "is designed to include a wide range of data about professional performers on tour in the provinces – their patrons, the performance venues they used and the routes they took across the kingdom". Users are able to search the records of the database or browse by patron, event, venue, or troupe. Additionally, the project presents an interactive map that users can manipulate and search in order to see the traveling performance data rendered in a geographical manner. The Patrons and Performance resource is being constantly updated and expanded: in 2007 they launched a "genealogical component of the database" and now they are "developing modules demonstrating the Web Site’s potential for research and teaching".

http://link.library.utoronto.ca/reed/

Representative Poetry Online

Representative Poetry Online is a "web anthology of 4,800 poems in English and French by over 700 poets spanning 1400 years". The project began in 1994 under the direction of Ian Lancashire. The first version of the project offered 730 poems; over the past two decades the database has grown significantly. Representative Poetry Online is a rich resource that leverages a myriad of digital tools to present the online poetry archive. Poems can be searched for or browsed under title or author. The poems can also be visualized on a timeline that represents the significant births, deaths, composition of poems, and historical moments across a literary time period. Representative Poetry Online also archives a wide variety of poetry criticism.

http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/

The Down Survey of Ireland

Conducted between 1656-1658, "the Down Survey of Ireland is the first ever detailed land survey on a national scale anywhere in the world". The Down Survey of Ireland project digitizes the surviving maps of this survey and renders them as an online public resource. The Down Survey of Ireland digital project is comprised of two main components: the digital images of all the surviving Down Survey maps with written descriptions and the Historical GIS. The project interface facilitates user browsing of the maps by country, barony, and parish - information that was all encoded under the map images. Each image is manipulable: employing zooming, panning, and toggle functions. The Historical GIS function enables searching by landowner, religion, and murders.

http://downsurvey.tcd.ie/index.html

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