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' ( 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) and Archive Sources 
Institute of English Studies, University of London
Intute [Search for keywords such as 'palaeography' or 'Digital Humanities']
Association paléographique internationale: culture - écriture - société (APICES) 
The Bibliographical Society [UK] 
Comité international de paléographie latin (CIPL) 
Telma: Traitement électronique des manuscrits et des archives [French only]
AHRC National Research Training Scheme in English Language and Literature, Palaeography and the History of the Book 
HoBo: History of the Book Online 
Archival Internet Resources 
Association of College and Research Libraries
Miniaturalitaliana [A site dedicated to Italian miniature - includes reviews, call for papers, bibliographies]
École nationale des chartes
European History Primary Sources
List of transcribed or mentioned manuscripts 
Boekwetenschap en bibliofilie in Vlaanderen 
Institut de Recherche et d'histoire des Textes 
Noticias de la Real Biblioteca Madrid  
Instituto Centrale per il Restauro e la Conservazione del patrimonio archivistico e librario 
Boekwetenschap en handschriftenkunde – Amsterdam
London Medieval Society
APICES: Association Paléographique Internationale

Some Resources
A. Cappelli. Dizionario di Abbreviature Latini [siced Italiani [sic]. Milano, 1912. LXVIII, 529 p., ill 
Byzantine Paleography 
Orbis Latinus 
Documenta Catholica Omnia 
Du Cange et al., Glossarium mediæ et infimæ latinitatis. Niort, 1883–87. [O–Z only]
Jean-Baptiste Lebigue. Initiation aux manuscrits liturgiques
Germanic Lexicon Project
Medieval Source material on the Internet 
Monumenta Germaniae Historica digital 
Palaeography and Codicology: Introductory Bibliography 
A Catalogue of INcipits of Mediaeval Scientific Writings in Latin [follow link 'Science and Medicine Databases at UMKC']
Scientific and Medical Writings in Old and Middle English [follow link 'Science and Medicine Databases at UMKC']

- 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 
Oxford Journals 

Acta Sanctorum
MLA Bibliography
Patrologia Latina

Cours de paléographie [French only]
Cours d'initiation à la paléographie Médiévale et Moderne [French only]
The Diplomatics of the Papal Documents: Scoula Vaticana and List of Papal documents
English Handwriting, 1500–1700: An Online Course 
Leathanaigh shamplacha ó lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge i Leabharlann na hOllscoile, Corcaigh [Irish only]
Medieval Writing: History, Heritage and Data Source 
Medieval Palaeography [Emphasis on Anglo-Norman documents]
Paläographie Online [Only very basic demo is freely available; German only]
Paläographisches Lesetraining [German only]
Palaeography: reading old handwriting 1500 – 1800. A practical online tutorial.
Scottish Handwriting, 1500–1700
Theleme Techniques pour l’Historien en Ligne: Études, Manuels, Exercices. [French only; includes palaeographical discussion of select samples] 
CD/DVD-ROM courses produced by Bernard Muir and Nick Kennedy ( [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 
Using Manuscripts and Archives
Comptes des Chatellenies Savoyardes

Online Facsimiles – Overview: 
Catalogue of Digitised Medieval Manuscripts

Collections with Complete Manuscripts
Anglo-American Legal Tradition [Many documents from the National Archives, London]
Medieval MSS in Dutch Collections 
National Library of Wales 
Parker Library on the Web 
The International Dunhuang Project [Chinese and Tibetan manuscripts]
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University 
Cambridge University Library Image Collections 
Schoenberg Centre of Electronic Text and Image 
'Turning the Pages' 
German Libraries 
Codices Electronici Ecclesiae Coloniensis 
Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel  
Swiss E-codices [Incorporates Codices Electronici Sangallenses ]
Codices Latini Haunienses  
Fragmenta Latina Hauniensa 
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Online 
Arnemagnæan Institute (Iceland) 
Holy Trinity St Sergius Lavra [Russian only]
Irish Script on Screen
Leeds University
Ljubljana University Library [Slovenian only]
Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online 
The Schøyen Collection 
Valenciennes fonds virtuels 
Fondo Plutei of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana 
Manuscripts from St Emmeram in Regensburg  
Heidelberg Bibliotheca Palatina 
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich 
Badische Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe, Fragmenta Augiensia 
Leeds University Library 

Microfilm Collections 
Hill Museum and Manuscript Library 
Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts

Thematic Collections and Image Databases
Anglo-Saxon Charters on Single Sheets 
Bodleian Library Western manuscripts to c. 1500 (selection) 
Bodleain Library Early Printing: Blockbooks 
British Library Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts 
British Library Images Online
Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music 
Digital Scriptorium
Digital Special Collections, Leiden University [Click on METS link for limited images]
Enluminures + Liber Floridus + Mandragore 
Enluminures [Includes images of decoration]
Liber Floridus [Select images from two MSS]
Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, The Hague  
Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections 
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Codices Iconographici 
Philadelphia Free Library Medieval Manuscripts
Yale University Beinecke Digital Library 
Manuscripts from the Université de Liège 
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]
 Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de Montpellier

Some Individual Manuscripts 
The Auchinleck Manuscript (National Library of Scotland, Advocates MS 19.2.1) 
The Burnett Psalter (Aberdeen, University Library) 
Cambridge Pembroke 25 
The St Albans Psalter (Aberdeen, University Library)
The Utrecht Psalter (Utrecht, University Library, Bibl. Rhenotraiectinae I Nr 32) [Requires Internet Explorer]
Murthly Hours [From the National Library of Scotland (hard copy at CHB 445.H33)]
Très Riches heures du Duc de Berry [From the Webmuseum, Paris] 
Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. and E-Vellum 
University Library Torun, MS RPS 64/III 

Union Catalogues 
Deutschsprachige Handschriften des Mittelalters [German only]
Handschriftencensus [German only]
Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections

Thematic Catalogues 
Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts [Includes select images]
Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music
Enluminures [French only; Includes images of decoration]
BnF catalogue of illuminated manuscripts
Catalogue of the German MSS at the BnF
Catalogue of Manuscripts in French Municipal Libraries
Paderborner Repertorium

Bindings of the 15th and 16th Centuries (Berlin Staatsbibliothek)[German only]
British Bookbindings 16th-19th centuries 
British Library Catalogue of Bookbindings
Dutch Bookbindings 
Hand Bookbindings: Plain and Simple to Grand and Glorious 

The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts 
Provenance: Marks in Manuscripts 
The British Book Trade Index 
Royal Identification Marks

Princeton University Papyrus Homepage
Papyrology Homepage
Yale Papyrus Collection
University of Michigan Papyrus Collection

Greek Manuscripts 
Courses and Projects at Royal Holloway (University of London): 
Fragmenta Londiniensia Anteiustiniana

Bodleian Incunable Catalogue
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich


Lists of Resources Digital Humanities
Digital Tools Used in the Arts and Humanities
Intute 'Best of the Web'
Specific Domains for Digital Humanities (especially concerning Manuscript Studies)
Digital Medievalist
Digital Classicist
Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) 
TEI Guidelines HTML
TEI Guidelines PDF
TEI Special Interest Groups (SIGs) 
TEI Mailing List
Junicode (Unicode font for medievalists) 
Le Médiéviste et l’ordinateur, revue en ligne [French only]
EPIDOC (Encoding for ancient inscriptions and papyri)
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)
Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC)
Association for Computers in the Humanities (ACH)
Society for Digital Humanities/Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs (SDH-SEMI)
(Digitale) Editionstechnik 

Some Projects (especially in Manuscript Studies) 
Anglo Saxon Charters 
Archimedes Palimpsest 
The Auchinleck Manuscript. David Burnley and Alison Wiggins, eds.
Le Cartulaire blanc de Saint-Denis [French only] 
De Casu Ciʒaris Dutis Regis Iabin 
Codex Sinaiticus 
Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music 
Electronic Sawyer  
Enrich Project 
Henry III Fine Rolls 
Princeton Charrette Project
Language of Landscape 
Medieval Islamic Views of the Cosmos: the Book of Curiosities
St Gall Monastery Plan Histoire et archéologie des mondes chrétiens et musulmans médiévaux, CNRS Lyon [French and Latin only] 
Skaldic Project [Includes low-quality images and detailed statements of editorial principle]
Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England
Prosopography of the Byzantine World 
Centre for Computing in the Humanities Research Projects 

Digital Imagining and Tools 
Digital imaging Tutorial 
Adobe Photoshop 
Edition Production and Publication Technology (EPPT)  
The Gamera project ['A framework for building document analysis applications' in Python] 
The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) [GNU version of Photoshop] 
OCRopus ['Open source document analysis and OCR system' in C++] 
oXygen XML editor  
The UVic Image Markup Tool Project