M A N U S C R I P T S

Library Holdings

Portals and Domains - Some Resources - Tutorials - Online FacsimilesInstitutional Collections with Complete Manuscripts - Microfilm Collections Thematic Collections and Image Databases - Some Individual Manuscripts Union Catalogues - Union Catalogues - Bindings - Provenance

Manuscript Studies and the Digital Humanities:
Lists of Resources - Some Projects (especially in Manuscript Studies)
Digital Imagining and Tools

This page gives a selection of digital resources on manuscript studies, most of which are freely available on the Internet. The material has originally been compiled for the AHRC-funded course 'Medieval Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age' (http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/study-training/research-training-courses/medieval-manuscripts-digital-age). The list is by no means complete and the resources listed here vary significantly in their quality and the accuracy of the information they maintain. Their inclusion here should not be considered an endorsement from the authors of this list or any instructor on the MMSDA course.

Portals and Domains
Manuscript Studies Portal, Senate House Library (London) http://www.shl.lon.ac.uk/subjects/palaeographyandmanuscriptstudies/gateways.shtml and Archive Sources http://www.shl.lon.ac.uk/specialcollections/archives/
Institute of English Studies, University of London http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/networks/centre-manuscript-and-print-studies
Intute http://www.intute.ac.uk/ [Search for keywords such as 'palaeography' or 'Digital Humanities']
Association paléographique internationale: culture - écriture - société (APICES) http://www.palaeographia.org/apices/apices.htm
The Bibliographical Society [UK] http://www.bibsoc.org.uk/
Comité international de paléographie latin (CIPL) http://www.palaeographia.org/cipl/cipl.htm
Pecia: Ressources en médiévistique http://pecia.gandi-site.net/ [French only]
Telma: Traitement électronique des manuscrits et des archives Telma http://www.cn-telma.fr/ [French only]
AHRC National Research Training Scheme in English Language and Literature, Palaeography and the History of the Book http://ies.sas.ac.uk/nrts/
HoBo: History of the Book Online http://users.ox.ac.uk/~hobo/hobo/index2.html
Archival Internet Resources http://libguides.tulane.edu/profile.php?uid=8065
Association of College and Research Libraries http://www.rbms.info/
Miniaturalitaliana http://www.miniaturaitaliana.com/blog [A site dedicated to Italian miniature - includes reviews, call for papers, bibliographies]
École nationale des chartes http://www.enc.sorbonne.fr/histoiredulivre/
European History Primary Sources http://primary-sources.eui.eu/
List of transcribed or mentioned manuscripts http://de.wikisource.org/wiki/Handschriftenverzeichnis
Boekwetenschap en bibliofilie in Vlaanderen http://www.boekgeschiedenis.be/index.php?q=frontpage
Institut de Recherche et d'histoire des Textes http://www.irht.cnrs.fr/
Noticias de la Real Biblioteca Madrid http://avisos.realbiblioteca.es/?p=newspaper&aviso=63
Instituto Centrale per il Restauro e la Conservazione del patrimonio archivistico e librario http://www.icpal.beniculturali.it/storia_e_finalita.html
Boekwetenschap en handschriftenkunde – Amsterdam http://bookhistory.wordpress.com/
London Medieval Society http://www.the-lms.org/
APICES: Association Paléographique Internationale http://www.palaeographia.org/apices/apices.htm

Some Resources
A. Cappelli. Dizionario di Abbreviature Latini [sic] ed Italiani [sic]. Milano, 1912. LXVIII, 529 p., ill http://www.hist.msu.ru/Departments/Medieval/Cappelli/
Byzantine Paleography http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/byzantium/paleog.html
Orbis Latinus http://www.columbia.edu/acis/ets/Graesse/contents.html
Documenta Catholica Omnia http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/
Du Cange et al., Glossarium mediæ et infimæ latinitatis. Niort, 1883–87. http://ducange.enc.sorbonne.fr/ [O–Z only]
Jean-Baptiste Lebigue. Initiation aux manuscrits liturgiques http://aedilis.irht.cnrs.fr/initiation-liturgie/
Germanic Lexicon Project http://lexicon.ff.cuni.cz/etc/aa_texts.html
Medieval Source material on the Internet http://www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/sources/authorsatog.shtml
Monumenta Germaniae Historica digital http://www.dmgh.de/
Palaeography and Codicology: Introductory Bibligraphy http://www8.georgetown.edu/departments/medieval/labyrinth/subjects/mss/paleobib.html
A Catalogue of INcipits of Mediaeval Scientific Writings in Latin http://www.medievalacademy.org/ [follow link 'Science and Medicine Databases at UMKC']
Scientific and Medical Writings in Old and Middle English http://www.medievalacademy.org/ [follow link 'Science and Medicine Databases at UMKC']

Subscription-only:
Brepolis http://www.brepolis.net/
- CETEDOC Library of Latin Texts
- Database of Latin Dictionaries
- In Principio incipt index of Latin texts
- International Medieval Bibliography
Oxford UP
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography http://www.oxforddnb.com/
- Oxford Journals http://www.oxfordjournals.org/
ProQuest
- Acta Sanctorum
- MLA Bibliography
- Patrologia Latina

Tutorials
Cours de paléographie http://pagesperso-orange.fr/eric-camille.voirin/paleo/ [French only]
Cours d'initiation à la paléographie Médiévale et Moderne http://sira.u-bordeaux3.fr/moyen-age/cours_paleo/ [French only]
The Diplomatics of the Papal Documents http://www.scuolavaticanapaleografia.va/en , http://www.vatican.va/offices/papal_docs_list.html
English Handwriting, 1500–1700: An Online Course http://scriptorium.english.cam.ac.uk/handwriting/
Leathanaigh shamplacha ó lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge i Leabharlann na hOllscoile, Corcaigh http://www.ucc.ie/faculties/celtic/lss/ [Irish only]
Medieval Writing: History, Heritage and Data Source http://www.medievalwriting.50megs.com/
Medieval Palaeography http://paleo.anglo-norman.org/medfram.html [Emphasis on Anglo-Norman documents]
Paläographie Online http://www.palaeographie-online.de/demo.php [Only very basic demo is freely available; German only]
Paläographisches Lesetraining http://www.phil.uni-passau.de/histhw/palaeographie/index.html [German only]
Paleografia Latina http://www.unigre.it/Prof/fmw/framework_it.php?adg_utente=755&adg_pgm=201 [Italian only, link on the right hand side of the page]
Palaeography: reading old handwriting 1500 – 1800. A practical online tutorial http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/
Scottish Handwriting, 1500–1700 http://www.scottishhandwriting.com/
Theleme Techniques pour l’Historien en Ligne: Études, Manuels, Exercices. http://theleme.enc.sorbonne.fr/ [French only; includes palaeographical discussion of select samples]
CD/DVD-ROM courses produced by Bernard Muir and Nick Kennedy (http://www.evellum.com/) [Ductus: Handwriting and Bookmaking in the Middle Ages; The Making of a Medieval Manuscript; Scriptorium: The Tools of the Trade (forthcoming)]
From Manuscript to Print http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/medievalbook/default.htm
Using Manuscripts and Archives http://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/tutorial/index.html
Comptes des Chatellenies Savoyardes http://paleographie.castellanie.net/

Online Facsimiles – Overview:
Catalogue of Digitised Medieval Manuscripts http://manuscripts.cmrs.ucla.edu/
NetbibWiki:DigitaleHandschriften http://wiki.netbib.de/coma/DigitaleHandschriften/
Manuscriptorium http://beta.manuscriptorium.com/index.php?q=/node/9  

Collections with Complete Manuscripts
Anglo-American Legal Tradition http://aalt.law.uh.edu/ [Many documents from the National Archives, London]
Medieval MSS in Dutch Collections http://www.mmdc.nl/static/site/
National Library of Wales http://www.llgc.org.uk/index.php?id=digitalmirror-manuscripts
Parker Library on the Web http://parkerweb.stanford.edu/  
The International Dunhuang Project http://idp.bl.uk/ [Chinese and Tibetan manuscripts]
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University http://image.ox.ac.uk/
Cambridge University Library Image Collections http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/digital_image_collections/
Schoenberg Centre of Electronic Text and Image http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/ljs/
'Turning the Pages' http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html
German Libraries http://www.manuscripta-mediaevalia.de/
Codices Electronici Ecclesiae Coloniensis http://www.ceec.uni-koeln.de/
Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel http://www.hab.de/bibliothek/wdb/mssdigital.htm
Swiss E-codices http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/ [Incorporates Codices Electronici Sangallenses http://www.cesg.unifr.ch/en/]
Codices Latini Haunienses http://www.kb.dk/en/nb/materialer/haandskrifter/HA/e-mss/clh.html
Fragmenta Latina Hauniensa http://www.kb.dk/en/nb/materialer/haandskrifter/HA/e-mss/flh.html
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Online http://www.kb.dk/da/nb/materialer/haandskrifter/HA/e-mss/mdr.html
Arnemagnæan Institute (Iceland) http://www.am.hi.is/WebView/?fl=20
Holy Trinity St Sergius Lavra http://www.stsl.ru/manuscripts/index.php [Russian only]
Irish Script on Screen http://www.isos.dias.ie/
Leeds University https://ludos.leeds.ac.uk/R?func=search-simple&local_base=gen01-medmss
Ljubljana University Library http://www.nuk.uni-lj.si/kopitarjevazbirka/ [Slovenian only]
Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online http://scriptorium.english.cam.ac.uk/
The Schøyen Collection http://www.schoyencollection.com/
Valenciennes fonds virtuels http://bookline-03.valenciennes.fr/bib/fondsvirtuels/microfilms/accueil.asp
Fondo Plutei of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana http://teca.bmlonline.it/TecaRicerca/index.jsp
Manuscripts from St Emmeram in Regensburg http://www.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/ausgaben/uni_ausgabe.html?projekt=1234794165&recherche=ja&ordnung=sig
Heidelberg Bibliotheca Palatina http://www.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/helios/digi/palatina-digital.html
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich http://www.digitale-sammlungen.de/index.html?c=kurzsammlungen&l=de
Badische Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe, Fragmenta Augiensia http://www.blb-karlsruhe.de/virt_bib/fragmenta_augiensia/
Leeds University Library https://ludos.leeds.ac.uk/R?func=search-simple&local_base=gen01-medmss 

Microfilm Collections
Hill Museum and Manuscript Library http://www.hmml.org/vivarium/hmml_collections.htm
Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts http://jnul.huji.ac.il/imhm/

Thematic Collections and Image Databases
Anglo-Saxon Charters on Single Sheets http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/kemble/singlesheets/ss-index.html
Bodleian Library Western manuscripts to c. 1500 (selection) http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/medieval/browse.htm
Bodleain Library Early Printing: Blockbooks http://www.odl.ox.ac.uk/digitalimagelibrary/blockbooks_home.html
British Library Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/welcome.htm
British Library Images Online http://www.imagesonline.bl.uk/
Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music http://www.diamm.ac.uk/
Digital Scriptorium http://www.scriptorium.columbia.edu/
Digital Special Collections, Leiden University https://socrates.leidenuniv.nl [Click on METS link for limited images]
Enluminures + Liber Floridus + Mandragore http://www.manuscritsenlumines.fr/
Enluminures http://www.enluminures.culture.fr/documentation/enlumine/fr/ [Includes images of decoration]
Liber Floridus http://liberfloridus.cines.fr/ [Select images from two MSS]
Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, The Hague http://www.kb.nl/manuscripts/index.html
Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections http://www.mmdc.nl/static/site/index.html
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Codices Iconographici http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/Codices-Iconographici-CodIcon-online.174+M57d0acf4f16.0.html
Philadelphia Free Library Medieval Manuscripts http://libwww.library.phila.gov/medievalman/
Yale University Beinecke Digital Library http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/
Choix de miniatures ]Manuscripts from the Université de Liège] http://www.libnet.ulg.ac.be/enlumin/enl01.htm
Manscripts from the age of King Charles V (1338-1380) [A selection of 1000 illuminations from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. The database is searchable by subject] http://mandragore.bnf.fr/html/accueil.html
Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de Montpellier http://www.biu-montpellier.fr/florabium/servlet/LoginServlet  and http://manuscrits.biu-montpellier.fr/images/

Some Individual Manuscripts
The Auchinleck Manuscript (National Library of Scotland, Advocates MS 19.2.1) http://www.nls.uk/auchinleck/
The Burnett Psalter (Aberdeen, University Library) http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/heritage/collects/bps/
Cambridge Pembroke 25 http://www.rch.uky.edu/Pembroke25/ [Under development]
The St Albans Psalter (Aberdeen, University Library) http://www.abdn.ac.uk/stalbanspsalter/
The Utrecht Psalter (Utrecht, University Library, Bibl. Rhenotraiectinae I Nr 32) http://psalter.library.uu.nl/ [Requires Internet Explorer]
Murthly Hours [From the National Library of Scotland (hard copy at CHB 445.H33)] http://www.nls.uk/murthlyhours/index.html
Très Riches heures du Duc de Berry [From the Webmuseum, Paris] http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/rh/
CD/DVD-ROM facsimile-editions are also produced by various publishers, including Scholarly Digital Editions (http://www.sd-editions.com/) and E-Vellum (http://www.evellum.com/)
University Library Torun, MS RPS 64/III http://kpbc.umk.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=32545&dirds=1&tab=1

Union Catalogues
Deutschsprachige Handschriften des Mittelalters http://www.handschriftencensus.de/hssabbildungen [German only]
Handschriftencensus http://www.handschriftencensus.de/ [German only]
Manuscriptorium http://www.manuscriptorium.com/
Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections http://www.mmdc.nl/static/site/search/index.html

Thematic Catalogues
Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/welcome.htm [Includes select images]
Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music http://www.diamm.ac.uk/
Enluminures http://www.enluminures.culture.fr/documentation/enlumine/fr/ [French only; Includes images of decoration]
Mandragore http://mandragore.bnf.fr/html/accueil.html [BnF catalogue of illuminated manuscripts]
http://archivesetmanuscrits.bnf.fr/ [Catalogue of MSS at the BnF]
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k209173q [Catalogue of the German MSS at the BnF]
Catalogue of Manuscripts in French Municipal Libraries http://ccfr.bnf.fr/portailccfr/servlet/LoginServlet
Paderborner Repertorium http://www.paderborner-repertorium.de/ 

Bindings
Bindings of the 15th and 16th Centuries (Berlin Staatsbibliothek) http://www.hist-einband.de/ [German only]
British Bookbindings 16th-19th centuries http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/bindings/index.html
British Library Catalogue of Bookbindings http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/bookbindings/
Dutch Bookbindings http://www.kb.nl/bc/boekb/boekb_1-en.html
Hand Bookbindings: Plain and Simple to Grand and Glorious http://libweb5.princeton.edu/visual_materials/hb/index.html

Provenance
The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts http://www.bbti.bham.ac.uk/
Provenance: Marks in Manuscripts http://homepage.ntlworld.com/peter.kidd20/provenance/
The British Book Trade Index http://www.bbti.bham.ac.uk/
Royal Identification Marks http://www2.kb.dk/kb/missingbooks/marks/

Papyrus
Princeton University Papyrus Homepage http://www.princeton.edu/papyrus/
Papyrology Homepage http://www.users.drew.edu/~jmuccigr/papyrology
Yale Papyrus Collection http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/papyrus/
University of Michigan Papyrus Collection http://www.lib.umich.edu/papyrus-collection

Greek Manuscripts
Courses and Projects at Royal Holloway (University of London):
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Hellenic-Institute/studying/MAPalaeo.html
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Hellenic-Institute/studying/MAPalaeoM380.html
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Hellenic-Institute/studying/MAAutogr.html
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Hellenic-Institute/studying/MAPalaeolHands.html
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Hellenic-Institute/research/Seminar.htm
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Hellenic-Institute/Research/Thomas.htm
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Hellenic-Institute/Research/Autographs.html
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Hellenic-Institute/Research/Autographs.html
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Hellenic-Institute/Research/Lexicon-Terms.htm
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Hellenic-Institute/research/Porphyro.htm
Fragmenta Londiniensia Anteiustiniana http://www.ucl.ac.uk/history2/volterra/texts/fla.htm

Incunables
Bodleian Incunable Catalogue http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/library/specialcollections/rarebooks/bodleian_incunable_catalogue
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/Inkunabeln.181.0.html
 

MANUSCRIPT STUDIES AND THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES 

Lists of Resources Digital Humanities
Digital Tools Used in the Arts and Humanities http://www.arts-humanities.net/tools
Intute 'Best of the Web' http://www.intute.ac.uk/  
Specific Domains for Digital Humanities (especially concerning Manuscript Studies)
Digital Medievalist http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/
Digital Classicist http://www.digitalclassicist.org/
Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) http://www.tei-c.org/
- TEI Guidelines HTML http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/index.html
- TEI Guidelines PDF http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/Guidelines.pdf
- TEI Special Interest Groups (SIGs) http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/SIG/
- TEI Mailing List http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/tei-l.html
Junicode (Unicode font for medievalists) http://junicode.sourceforge.net/
Medieval Unicode Font Initiative (MUFI) http://gandalf.aksis.uib.no/mufi/
Le Médiéviste et l’ordinateur, revue en ligne http://lemo.irht.cnrs.fr/ [French only]
EPIDOC (Encoding for ancient inscriptions and papyri) http://epidoc.sourceforge.net/
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) http://www.digitalhumanities.org/
Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) http://www.allc.org/
Association for Computers in the Humanities (ACH) http://www.ach.org/
Society for Digital Humanities/Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs (SDH-SEMI) http://www.sdh-semi.org/
Unicode http://www.unicode.org/
(Digitale) Editionstechnik http://www.uni-koeln.de/~ahz26/vl/editech.htm

Some Projects (especially in Manuscript Studies)
Anglo Saxon Charters http://www.aschart.kcl.ac.uk/
Archimedes Palimpsest http://www.archimedespalimpsest.org/
The Auchinleck Manuscript. David Burnley and Alison Wiggins, eds. http://www.nls.uk/auchinleck/
Le Cartulaire blanc de Saint-Denis http://elec.enc.sorbonne.fr/cartulaireblanc/  [French only]
De Casu Ciʒaris Dutis Regis Iabin http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/lydgate/
Codex Sinaiticus http://www.codex-sinaiticus.net/en/
Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music http://www.diamm.ac.uk/
Electronic Sawyer http://www.esawyer.org.uk/
Enrich Project http://enrich.manuscriptorium.com/
Henry III Fine Rolls http://www.finerollshenry3.org.uk/
Princeton Charrette Project http://www.princeton.edu/~lancelot/ss/
Language of Landscape http://www.langscape.org.uk/
Medieval Islamic Views of the Cosmos: the Book of Curiosities http://cosmos.bodley.ox.ac.uk/
St Gall Monastery Plan http://www.stgallplan.org/en/
Sermones.net Histoire et archéologie des mondes chrétiens et musulmans médiévaux, CNRS Lyon http://www.sermones.net/ [French and Latin only]
Skaldic Project http://skaldic.arts.usyd.edu.au/ [Includes low-quality images and detailed statements of editorial principle]
Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England http://www.pase.ac.uk/
Prosopography of the Byzantine World http://www.pbw.kcl.ac.uk/
Centre for Computing in the Humanities Research Projects http://www.cch.kcl.ac.uk/research/projects/

Digital Imagining and Tools
Digital imaging Tutorial http://www.library.cornell.edu/preservation/tutorial/contents.html
Adobe Photoshop http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html
Chopper http://idp.bl.uk/pages/technical_resources.a4d
Edition Production and Publication Technology (EPPT) http://beowulf.engl.uky.edu/eppt-trial/EPPT-TrialProjects.htm
The Gamera project http://gamera.informatik.hsnr.de/ [’A framework for building document analysis applications’ in Python]
The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) http://www.gimp.org/ [GNU version of Photoshop]
OCRopus http://code.google.com/p/ocropus/ [’Open source document analysis and OCR system’ in C++]
oXygen XML editor http://www.oxygenxml.com/
PhiloLogic http://philologic.uchicago.edu/
The UVic Image Markup Tool Project http://www.tapor.uvic.ca/~mholmes/image_markup/