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 (WoW) #208: At the Circulating Library–A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837-1901

Provides biographical and bibliographical data about authors, publishers, and novels of the Victorian period (1837-1901). To date it lists all of the 2-, 3-, and 4-volume novels published during the period as well as serializations from over 200 periodicals.

http://www.victorianresearch.org/atcl/index.php

Website of the Week (WoW) #206:The Thomas Gray Archive

Designed “to provide a structured platform for the scholarly discussion and exploration of Gray’s life and works,” the archive provides access to a large number of the 18th-century author’s poetry, prose, and correspondence, in the form of digital copies transcribed and annotated.
http://www.thomasgray.org/

Website of the Week (WoW) #205: The Wand’ring Jew’s Chronicle

Images and transcriptions from the 14 surviving editions of the English historical ballad, The Wandering Jew’s Chronicle, printed between roughly 1630 and 1830 in various versions and formats. The ballad recounts the history of the British monarchy starting with William the Conqueror.

Site also contains a bibliography and a tool for comparing the ballad’s woodblock illustrations.
http://wjc.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/

Website of the Week (WoW) #201: English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA)

This ongoing project has already digitized more than 7,000 English broadside ballads, primarily from the 17th century. In addition to high-quality facsimiles, the site provides transcriptions, extensive cataloguing, search functions. background essays, and recordings of many of the ballads.

http://ebba.english.ucsb.edu/

195. Website of the Week (WoW) #195: The Map of Early Modern London

195. Website of the Week (WoW) #195: The Map of Early Modern London

“[C]omprised of four distinct, interoperable projects: a digital edition of the 1561 Agas woodcut map of London; an Encyclopedia and Descriptive Gazetteer 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.”

http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/


MoEML: The Map of Early Modern London
mapoflondon.uvic.ca
The Map of Early Modern London comprises four distinct, interoperable projects. MoEML began in 1999 as a digital atlas of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century London based on the 1560s Agas woodcut map of the city. MoEML now includes an encyclopedia of early modern London people and places, a library…

“[C]omprised of four distinct, interoperable projects: a digital edition of the 1561 Agas woodcut map of London; an Encyclopedia and Descriptive Gazetteer 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.”

http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/

Website of the Week (WoW) # 178: Union First Line Index of English Verse

Website of the Week (WoW) # 178: Union First Line Index of English Verse: 13th-19th Century (bulk 1500-1800). ` Hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., the Union First Line Index facilitates cross-institutional literary researc…

Union First Line Index of English Verse: 13th-19th Century (bulk 1500-1800). `

Hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., the Union First Line Index facilitates cross-institutional literary research by providing a searchable database of the first lines of manuscript verse held by the contributing institutions. Libraries represented include the Bodleian, Beinecke, British Library, Folger Shakespeare Library, Harvard, Huntington, and Leeds.

http://firstlines.folger.edu/

Website of the Week (WoW) #163: Bess of Hardwick’s Letters

Website of the Week (WoW) #163: Bess of Hardwick”s Letters: The Complete Correspondence c.1550-1608

This site, from the Universities of Glasgow and Sheffield, brings together, for the first time, the remarkable letters written to and from Bess of Hardwick. Bess (c.1521/2-1608) is one of Elizabethan England’s most famous figures, renowned for her reputation as an indomitable matriarch yet perhaps best known as the builder of stately homes like Hardwick Hall and Chatsworth House. “The letters allow us to reposition Bess as a complex woman of her times, immersed in the literacy and textual practices of everyday life as she weaves a web of correspondence that stretches from servants, friends and family, to queens and officers of state.”


Bess of Hardwick’s Letters | The complete correspondence, 1550-1608
www.bessofhardwick.org

Website of the Week (WoW) #163: Bess of Hardwick”s Letters: The Complete Correspondence c.1550-1608

This site, from the Universities of Glasgow and Sheffield, brings together, for the first time, the remarkable letters written to and from Bess of Hardwick. Bess (c.1521/2-1608) is one of Elizabethan England’s most famous figures, renowned for her reputation as an indomitable matriarch yet perhaps best known as the builder of stately homes like Hardwick Hall and Chatsworth House. “The letters allow us to reposition Bess as a complex woman of her times, immersed in the literacy and textual practices of everyday life as she weaves a web of correspondence that stretches from servants, friends and family, to queens and officers of state.”


Bess of Hardwick’s Letters | The complete correspondence, 1550-1608
www.bessofhardwick.org

Website of the Week (WoW) #159: Database of Middle English Romance

Website of the Week (WoW) #159: Database of Middle English Romance Middle English romances give us insight into the medieval imaginary, and they repeatedly challenge our assumptions about medieval English culture and its preoccupations. The Database …

Website of the Week (WoW) #159: Database of Middle English Romance

Middle English romances give us insight into the medieval imaginary, and they repeatedly challenge our assumptions about medieval English culture and its preoccupations. The Database of Middle English Romance seeks to make this rich body of literature more readily accessible to the modern reader. For each romance, it provides date and place of composition (where known), verse form, authorship and sources, extant manuscripts and early modern prints, a full list of modern editions and a plot summary that assists readers in negotiating more easily the extraordinary diversity of the genre.

http://ow.ly/i/6zeM6