Feminist blogs, and some websites. (more…)


As we Medievalists and Renaissanceurs don’t have enough work to do and have far too much time on our hands, especially around this time of year, I thought it would be a splendid idea to start collecting up pertinent blogs for your greater delectation. I’ll be adding to this post haphazardly, from time to time, and moving stuff around, and recategorizing with glee and gusto. In the meantime, please do add comments to this post, to let us all know about other items that should be listed here!
See also: blogoriciousness (new blogs will appear there first, before being added over here in their full glory)


Sites and meta-sites around the world providing FREE AND OPENLY/PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE online information about Medieval and Renaissance studies. Including the sites listed in MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE HYPERPROJECTS.
See also: webography: (new sites will appear there first, before being added over here in their full glory)


material sources

Primary materials. Primarily, freely-available online texts, in the broadest sense of WRITTEN THINGS:

• documents, manuscripts, printed books, music, and images;
• transcriptions, facsimiles, editions, and translations;
• hyperprojects that also come under MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE HYPERPROJECTS: digital humanities, electronic, hypertext projects; featuring encoded or marked-up text, relational or searchable databases, …
• digital catalogues (especially of manuscripts).

Some of the bigger sites and metasites linking to texts online have also been included here, for practical purposes. These are indicated by [M].


Medieval and Renaissance digital humanities / electronic / hypertext research projects online, worldwide. Mainly projects using the TEI encoding scheme, marked-up text, and relational databases. May well be of rather a narrow focus. All are FREE AND OPENLY/PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE – even if one may need to sign up to get a password.
All of these hyperprojects are also listed in MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE RESOURCES; this present separate list of them is to show good examples of current practice (for those contemplating putting together new projects), and to act as a showcase for the sheer breadth and depth of Medieval and Renaissance hyperprojects. Not only is this a rich field, it’s also a lively one, and at the cutting edge of digital humanities research.


e-lit resources

Obrienaternal personal selection, pertaining to her own research interests. Fuller lists of links in CONCATENATIONS (down the right-hand side of meta meta medieval’s home page).

criticism & commentary

Base: version used in MDVL 302: European Literature of the 14th to the 16th centuries – “Criticism” (UBC, Faculty of Arts, Medieval Studies Programme, AY 2011-12 Winter session term 2) + a couple of upates (ex. on plagiarism)

  • for the practical work of reading and writing, including the mid-term and final papers
  • guidelines
  • a selection of resources

St Lucy of Syracuse
: patron saint of writers, readers, and the blind,
inter alia (Francesco del Cossa, San Petronio, Bologna: 1473). Hence the quill in her right hand, and a somewhat arch and sceptical expression.
As for what’s in her left hand—


general useful links

  • some Medieval and Renaissance, Pre-Modern, Early Modern
  • some broader
  • all have something to do with the humanities, and c/o human-made arts / artefacts, with “culture” and/or “civilization”
  • and an open-source free public aspect; or, the current incarnation/expression of the aforementioned “humanities” (and indeed “humanism”) (more…)