Illuminated Manuscripts: Digitization and Study Projects

Biblissima, online digital library which provides access to manuscripts and early printed books from the 8th to 18th centuries (digitisations of early documents, documentary databases, editions, as well as tools to understand these documents and to produce new data).

Biblia Glossata, a corpus of several tens of thousands of sentences or short explanations, arranged in the margins and under the lines of the text of the Bible.

DIAMM (the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music) is a leading resource for the study of medieval manuscripts. They present images and metadata for thousands of manuscripts on this website and also provide a home for scholarly resources and editions, undertake digital restoration of damaged manuscripts and documents, publish high-quality facsimiles, and offer their expertise as consultants.

Electronic Beowulf Project of the University of Kentucky with collaboration of the British Library.

FAMA compiles information on the number of surviving witnesses of the most widely read medieval texts in Latin. These data are arranged according to genre, date of composition, and number of copies of each work, as well as by country of origin, date of copy, and former provenances of manuscripts. FAMA provides a point of reference for current studies allowing a global approach to cultural phenomena.

Malory's Morte Darthur Project One of the most important literary works written in Middle English prose. It exists in two considerably different primary versions, the Winchester manuscript (British Library, Add. MS 59678), and two extant copies of William Caxton's printed edition (1485): a complete copy in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, and a copy lacking eleven leaves, in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester. This project will for the first time provide users with high quality colour images of Winchester. The images were captured by a team of experts in digitization from the HUMI Project. The project also aims at creating an expandable associative environment, with facsimiles and texts of Malory's Morte Darthur interlinked, enabling the user to view them alongside one another.

Manuscripts from German-Speaking Lands is a three-year collaboration between the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford and the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel. Funded by The Polonsky Foundation, the project seeks to open up the medieval German manuscript collections of two world-class libraries for research and reuse. The two libraries will digitize nearly 600 medieval manuscripts of Germanic origin between 2019 and 2021.

Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project A collaboration between the Bodleian Libraries and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online started life as a three-year (2006-2009) AHRC-funded Resource Enhancement Project, based in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge. The project team created a digital archive of manuscript miscellanies and commonplace books from the period c. 1450-1720. These were drawn from the collections of ten partner institutions: college libraries in Cambridge (Emmanuel, King's, Queens, St John's, Trinity), the Cambridge University Library, the Brotherton Library in Leeds, and the archives of Holkham Hall, Belton House, and Lambeth Palace.

The Online Froissart brings a holistic, dynamic approach to the manuscripts of Jean Froissart’s Chroniques. It establishes a robust and sustainable platform for the delivery of electronic transcriptions of the Chroniques, of annotation and other secondary materials pertaining to those transcriptions, and of digital reproductions of several of the original manuscripts in high-resolution format. Users of the Online Froissart can query textual data interactively, collate text across several witnesses, or use a special viewing mode allowing them to look up the definition of a word used by the chronicler in the online Dictionnaire du Moyen Français. These and other features offer users of the Online Froissart a range of non-textual (palaeographical, codicological, art-historical and lexicographical) information.