Website of the Week (WoW) #221: Hawthorne in Salem

A non-profit educational Website on Nathaniel Hawthorne created at and maintained by North Shore Community College in Danvers, MA.

The site includes information on Hawthorne’s life and times, links to texts of many of his works, a bibliography of related scholarship, a timeline, maps, images, related video and audio files, and other materials.

http://www.hawthorneinsalem.com/Introduction.html

 

Website of the Week (WoW) #219: Grand Comic-Book Database

An ongoing international project to build a detailed comic-book database. Listings are created by volunteer indexers from around the world.

The current database lists more than 1 million issues, about half with cover scans. It is searchable and includes information on creator credits, story details, and other information useful to the comic-book reader, fan, collector, and scholar.

http://www.comics.org/

Website of the Week (WoW) #218: Europeana Regia

This virtual exhibit recreates large portions of three royal manuscript collections of the Medieval and Renaissance periods that were subsequently dispersed: Bibliotheca Carolina (8th and 9th centuries), the Library of Charles V and Family (14th century) and the Library of the Aragonese Kings of Naples (15th and 16th centuries).

Digitized through the Europeana Regia project (2010-2012), the manuscripts are now also accessible via the larger Europeana collection. The virtual exhibit makes it possible to explore the manuscripts in the context of the reconstructed collections, each of which provides a view into European cultural activity during a distinct historical period.

http://www.europeanaregia.eu/

Website of the Week (WoW) #217: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database

Online compilation and extension of Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index (1878-1985, 1985-1991, and 1992-1995), listing articles, books, and other materials, primarily about science fiction and fantasy but with some coverage of horror, gothic and utopian literature. Offers multiple search options as well as browsing by author, title, subject, and source.

http://sffrd.library.tamu.edu/

 

Website of the Week (WoW) #216: Witches in Early Modern England: A Digital Humanities Project for Unveiling Witchcraft Narratives

Focusing “on the roles of print culture in producing the concept of witch and witchcraft in Early Modern England,” this project applies a variety of digital tools to relevant texts published in England in the 16th and 17th centuries.

http://witching.org/

Website of the Week (WoW) #215: The Victorian Short Fiction Project

A digital archive of short fiction from the Victorian era, 1837-1901, drawn primarily from periodicals. Stories are transcribed and in most cases accompanied by a PDF of the original source.
http://vsfp.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page

Website of the Week #214: The Association for Hispanic Classical Theater

The Association for Hispanic Classical Theater promotes appreciation for the drama of Spain’s Golden Age (c. 1580-1680). Its Web site offers downloadable texts of more than 200 dramatic works of the period, some in English translation, as well as teaching and study materials.
Association members can borrow DVDs or stream video from its archive of recorded performances of plays from the period and related films, documentaries,lectures, and interviews with scholars and directors.
http://www.comedias.org/

Website of the Week (WoW) #213: Islamic Views of the Cosmos

This site offers an online study of the Kitāb Gharāʾib al-funūn wa-mulaḥ al-ʿuyūn , or Book of Curiosities, a 12th- or 13th-century copy of an anonymous treatise compiled in the first half of the 11th century in Egypt. The treatise contains diagrams of the heavens and maps of the earth, and is highly important for the history of astronomy and cartography.
The site contains a high-quality digital reproduction of the original text and illustrations, linked by mouseovers to a modern Arabic edition and an English translation. It also offers a User’s Guide and a Teacher’s Pack.

http://cosmos.bodley.ox.ac.uk/hms/home.php

Website of the Week (WoW) #212: University of Michigan Library Making of America Collection

A digitized collection of 19th-century materials illuminating U.S. social history, comprising more than 10,000 books and nearly 2,500 journal issues from U of M library holdings. The collection is searchable and can also be browsed by subject.
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moagrp/index.html

Website of the Week (WoW) #211: Cornell University Library Making of America Collection

A digitized collection of 19th-century primary sources in American social history, including materials relevant to the study of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.

The site provides access to more than 250 monograph volumes and over 100,000 articles from journals with 19th century imprints.
http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/m/moa/