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Post-doc at the Map of Early Modern London

Post-Doctoral Fellowship (closes 17 July 2012)

Visit Map of Early Modern London for more info.


Lucy Hutchinson 1620-81 | CEMS Oxford

A new resource is available from the Centre for Early Modern Studies at Oxford. The website about Lucy Hutchinson is also associated with an edition of her works (the first volume is out and there are three more in the works).

Lucy Hutchinson 1620-81 | CEMS Oxford.

“Using Medieval and Early Modern Digital Archives” at Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium, UNT, 11/10/11

On Thursday, I will be giving a talk at the University of North Texas that surveys a few digital archives for those who study and teach medieval and early modern subjects. Here is the list of the archives I will be touching on in that talk (by no means comprehensive I am sure):

Medieval and Early Modern Digital Archives

Broadside Ballads

Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads. http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ballads/.

English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA). http://ebba.english.ucsb.edu/.


Early Modern Drama

Records of Early English Drama (REED). http://www.reed.utoronto.ca/index.html.

Early Modern London Theatres (EMLoT). http://www.emlot.kcl.ac.uk/.

The Shakespeare Quartos Archive (SQA). http://www.quartos.org/index.html.

Internet Shakespeare Editions (ISE). http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/


Literature and Women

Brown University Women Writers Project (WWO/WWP).* http://www.wwp.brown.edu/.

Poetess Archive. http://unixgen.muohio.edu/~poetess/


Materials in Print

Early English Books Online (EEBO).* http://eebo.chadwyck.com.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO).* http://gdc.gale.com/products/eighteenth-century-collections-online/.


Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

Digital Scriptorium. http://www.digital-scriptorium.org/

Scriptorium. http://scriptorium.english.cam.ac.uk/.

Maps at the Folger Library http://t.co/NgGwPKj

Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin: http://research.hrc.utexas.edu/pubmnem/index.cfm


Medieval Studies

Medieval Sourcebook. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index. http://inpress.lib.uiowa.edu/feminae/



Cornell Univ. Library Witchcraft Collection. http://digital.library.cornell.edu/w/witch/.

Witches in Early Modern England (WEME). http://witching.org/.

Survey of Scottish Witchcraft. http://www.shc.ed.ac.uk/Research/witches/index.html.


*These archives are available by subscription only.

Early Modern Commons

EMC is an aggregator for blogs covering the period c.1500-1800. It is intended as a gateway for blog readers to keep up with current early modern blogging, and to find and connect with people who share their interests

via Early Modern Commons.

Thanks to Sharon Howard, we now have a way to experience the community of blogs about the early modern period (1500-1800).

Brown’s Women Writers Online Free for March

I just want to remind everyone that Brown is offering free access to the WWP’s collection for the month of March: http://www.wwp.brown.edu

Brown University Women Writers Project

Once again, the Brown University Women Writers Project is offering free access for Women’s History Month (March). Check it out!

Opuscula: Short Texts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance | cfp.english.upenn.edu

The Editorial Board of Opuscula: Short Texts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance OSTMARis pleased to announce the official launch of its website.


We seek single-witness editions of Medieval and Renaissance texts under 6,000 words accompanied by a brief introduction (1000-1500 words) and translation. We invite submission of a broad range of pre-modern texts including but not limited to literary and philosophical works, letters, charters, court documents, and notebooks. Texts should be previously unedited and the edition must represent a discrete text in its entirety.

For more information or to view a sample edition, go to opuscula.usask.ca or write Frank Klaassen, General Editor at editor@opuscula.usask.ca.

OSTMAR is an on-line and open-access journal published by Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies at the University of Saskatchewan under a creative commons license. All submissions are subject to a double-blind peer review and must be accompanied by readable digital facsimiles of the original documents.

via Opuscula: Short Texts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance | cfp.english.upenn.edu.

Early Modern Drama Discussion Group

I am insisting on the online continuance of the Early Modern Drama Discussion Group I was a part of at UCSB. Choice of plays is open and it does not take up too much time, I promise.

Please see this post to get involved: http://wp.me/psbFR-n

CFP: Queen Elizabeth I Society (12/1/07;3/6-8/08)

Annual Meeting of the Queen Elizabeth I Society
Suggested Topics: the Queen in relation to the art, architecture, history, literature, politics, and music of her reign
Held in conjunction with:
Exploring the Renaissance 2008: An International Conference Kansas City, 6-8 March 2008
Keynote Speakers:
Robert Bucholz
Charles Beem
Mary Ellen Lamb
Deadline: abstract of 400-500 words by 1 December 2007.

Submitting an abstract: All abstracts must be submitted on the South Central Renaissance
Conference website (http://scrc.us.com). When asked “Submit abstract to which organization,” choose QEIS from the pulldown menu, fill out the form, and click “Send.” Then send a brief email giving the title of the paper and the date you submitted the abstract to the President of QEIS, Donald Stump (stump_at_slu.edu). Papers are limited to 20 minutes.
South Central Renaissance Conference website:
Queen Elizabeth I Society website:

Parker on the Web Info

Today I received some information about Parker on the Web that I thought I would share:

Dear Parkerweb User:

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, the University of Cambridge and Stanford University are happy to inform you that the Parker on the Web
prototype you have registered to use will soon be replaced with an entirely new edition of the application. The prototype, made available
at the end of 2004, contained just two of the 538 manuscripts in the Parker Library; editions, translations and secondary scholarship about
those two manuscripts; and some descriptive metadata for the full collection. Sometime between 1 October and 15 October 2007, this content
will be entirely replaced with a completely new user interface, vastly enhanced searching and manuscript-viewing capabilities, and enormously
expanded metadata, bibliography and page images for fifty manuscripts. The web address for the new site will be the same as the old:
http://parkerweb.stanford.edu <http://parkerweb.stanford.edu/>. As before, pages that describe the project and the Parker Library will be
available to all site visitors without restriction, and the entire site will be accessible to anyone who registers and accepts an agreement
governing permitted uses. However, since this will be an entirely new application, you will be required to re-register the first time you
logon to the new site. Please note that the new site will replace the prototype, and that the prototype will not be available after the new site has been installed.

Corpus, Cambridge and Stanford continue work, generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, to digitize all of the Parker Library manuscripts, upgrade descriptive metadata, and compile bibliography. The work is scheduled to be finished at the end of 2009. New content will be added to the Parkerweb site periodically. As a registered user of the new site, you will be kept informed about our progress and related matters of interest.