Title Description URL
London Lives, 1690-1800 - Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis

London Lives is a fully searchable database that provides access to a wide range of digitized "sources about eighteenth-century London, with a particular focus on plebeian Londoners". London Lives includes over 240,000 individual manuscript or print pages from eight London archives and 15 datasets from over projects. This historical resources allows "users to link together records relating to the same individual" and to aggregate important information. Each record has been diligently transcribed and is accompanied by a full sized facsimile. Each document "now includes, in the grey summary box near the top of the page, a link to the relevant background page which provides information about that document type" or the collection. The searchable database allows users to efficiently explore this immense digital collection.


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.


Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707

"The Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 (RPS) is a fully searchable database containing the proceedings of the Scottish parliament from the first surviving act of 1235 to the union of 1707". RPS is a collaborative project developed over the past decade by researchers at the University of St. Andrews. The aim of this online edition is to provide a a key historical resource in a free and accessible format. RPS provides contextual and historical information to surround the contents of the database. The database is fully searchable as well as sortable by reign/monarch.


Renascence Editions

Renascence Editions is an "online repository of works printed in English between the years of 1477-1799". Each of the entries in Renascence has information on the author of the work and the title of the work alongside a transcription or page facsimile. The database is searchable under author or title or users can browse by author. Renascence also archives critical work on items in the database.


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.


Richard Brome Online

"Richard Brome Online is an online edition of the Collected Works of the Caroline dramatist, Richard Brome. The edition not only makes the texts accessible to scholars and theatre practitioners, but also begins to explore their theatricality visually, serving as inspiration to encourage more frequent staging of Brome's works". The project brings together specialized research topics with innovative technical expertise in order to develop a resource that is helpful and engaging to an international, scholarly audience. The led by Richard Cave, all of the project collaborators are specialists of the period and genre. Each digital edition is equipped with an introduction, multiple textual variants, and stage histories.


The ARTFL Project

The Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language, or the ARTFL Project, is a collaborative initiative between the University of Chicago and the French government. The ARTFL Project is a "consortium-based service that provides its members with access to North America's largest collection of digitized French resources". "The ARTFL project has focused on three objectives over its long history: to include a variety of texts so as to make the database as versatile as possible; to create a system that would be easily accessible to the research community; and to provide researchers with an easy-to-use but effective tool". The ARTFL Project corpus "consists of nearly 3,000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing".


The Casebooks Project

"The Casebooks Project aims to make available the astrological records of Simon Forman and Richard Napier — unparalleled resources in the history of early modern medicine". The Casebooks Project's goal is to facilitate the "sophisticated interrogation and easy perusal of a manuscript archive famed as much for its difficulty as its riches". The Casebooks Project's database provides browsable and searchable transcriptions of records of "thousands of clients who consulted these men". The Casebooks Project surrounds the digitized and transcribed records with biographical, historical, and bibliographical information that informs and expands the user's understanding of the material.


The Diplomatic Correspondence of Thomas Bodley, 1585-1597

The Diplomatic Correspondence of Thomas Bodley, 1585-1597 is an open-source, freely available database that catalogues the correspondence of Thomas Bodley. Thomas Bodley is "well known for his bibliographical activities and his benefaction of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, but his prior career as a diplomat has been largely overlooked, despite being celebrated by his contemporaries". The Diplomatic Correspondence of Thomas Bodley, 1585-1597 archives Bodley's "large and comprehensive corpus of letters survives from the twelve years he was on diplomatic business". "These letters, previously unedited and unpublished", appear on the database in a browsable and searchable format. Each document is detailed with the date of composition, addressee, and letter content.


The Holinshed Project

"Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland was at once the crowning achievement of Tudor historiography and the most important single source for contemporary playwrights and poets, above all Shakespeare, Spenser, Daniel, and Drayton". The aim of The Holinshed Project is to "stimulate a comprehensive reappraisal of the Chronicles as a work of historiography and a major source for imaginative writers". To achieve this goal The Holinshed Project has developed an accessible, annotated, parallel-text edition of the old-spelling version of the Chronicles. The Holinshed Project archives both the 1577 and 1587 editions - fully transcribed and integrated with the EEBO page images.