Resources

The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library houses an array of medieval and Reformation materials and provides space for seminars on paleography, codicology, and the history of the book.

The Parker Library on the Web is a web-based workspace for the study of manuscripts in the Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The product has been jointly developed by Corpus Christi College, the Stanford University Libraries and Cambridge University Library. The content is hosted by Stanford University and consists of ca. 200,000 manuscript page images, page images of secondary sources, manuscript descriptions, and extensive bibliographic data. Bibliographic records are linked with full text files wherever possible. The software enables users to explore, sort, and navigate the content. The software consists of searching, browsing and display.

The English Department MA Concentration allows masters students to pursue interdisciplinary coursework while preparing for Ph.D. study in medieval literature.

The Medieval French Hagiography Project (founded by Amy Ogden in the Department of French) is devoted to the organization, editing, and study of Old French saints’ lives.

St. Gall Plan Project (sponsored by Bernard Frischer at UVA’s Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities [link]) aims to reconstruct the medieval Plan of St. Gall, the earliest preserved and most extraordinary visualization of a building complex produced in the Middle Ages.

The World of Dante (sponsored by Deborah Parker in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese) offers a hypermedia environment for the study and teaching of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

The Electronic Introduction to Old English (authored and designed by Peter Baker in the Department of English) provides an in-depth on-line tutorial in the basics of Old English language and grammar.

The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive (founded and directed by Hoyt Duggan of the Department of English) is a hypermedia textual archive devoted to the study and interpretation of William Langland’s great poem Piers Plowman.

The Early Music Ensemble (directed by Paul Walker) is both a for-credit course in the Department of Music and an ensemble that regularly performs music of the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras.

The Zephyrus Early Music Ensemble and the Zephyrus Medieval Quartet are community performance ensembles that hold regular concerts featuring the music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

The English Department Medieval Colloquium is a fortnightly, informal gathering of grad students and faculty to discuss each other’s work on English literature.

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