Here are some resources that may be of interest to those thinking about digital humanities and/or medieval studies. Happy reading!
Digital learning and teaching
Academic Pub’s newest features:
Debates in the Digital Humanities:
Via TeachThought: 100 Search Engines for Academic Research http://www.teachthought.com/technology/100-search-engines-for-academic-research/
Hybrid Pedagogy Reading List:
Review of Digital_Humanities (MIT Press, 2012):
Resources for Teaching and Learning Text Encoding:
E-Book Media and Communications Toolkit:
Digital Scholarship at the British Library:
Checklist for Integrating DH in Courses:
Guidelines for Evaluating Work in DH:
Medieval and Early Modern Manuscript Tools:
A Short Description of Old English: http://libra.englang.arts.gla.ac.uk/oeteach/Units/3_Description_of_OE.html
Bodley’s automated matching software: http://theconveyor.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/automated-matching-for-early-modern-printed-images/
Digital Resource and Database of Palaeography: http://www.digipal.eu/
Chronographia of John Malas Project: http://www.medievalists.net/2012/11/27/twelve-year-project-to-research-the-chronographia-of-john-malalas-begins/
InScribe (Paleography tool): http://ihr-history.blogspot.com/2012/09/inscribe-new-way-to-learn-palaeography.html
Ransom Center Fragments: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ransom_center_fragments/sets/
Medieval Manuscript Apps:
Book of Kells: http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/1126/book-of-kells-app.html
Exeter Book: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/research/title_238712_en.html
SatNav for Historical Maps: http://www.walkingthroughtime.co.uk/
DM Project: http://ada.drew.edu/dmproject/
Mapping and Other Data Visualization:
Interactive Data Visualization for the Web: http://ofps.oreilly.com/titles/9781449339739/
Awesome History of Information Map: http://www.historyofinformation.com/maps-simple/?category=Bookbinding&era=®ion=
Tools for Data Visualization: http://www.idea.org/blog/2012/10/25/great-tools-for-data-visualization/#.UJjkHwBcsGI.twitter
Visualizing Texts as Networks: http://textexture.com/
BL’s Magnificent Mapping Blog: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/magnificentmaps/
Via medievalists.net (Oct 5, 2012):
Mad Monarchs of the Middle Ages – includes a king who thought he was made of glass and how one well-known eastern noble got nicknamed ‘The Impaler’
The British History Podcast is a chronological telling of the story of Britain. Starting with prehistoric times, the podcast has now reached the Anglo-Saxon period and includes over seventy episodes. The host offers a wide range of information about various topics and adds in some insights and humour as well. Some of the episodes include:
Dark Age Dinners I: the Vegan Edition – one of three episodes about food in the Anglo-Saxon period
Hadrian’s Wall – the show includes many episodes on Roman Britain
The Battle of Stamford Bridge – examines one of the other battles fought in 1066 that shaped England’s history
St Thomas Aquinas – Melvyn Bragg discusses the life, works and enduring influence of the medieval philosopher and theologian St Thomas Aquinas with Martin Palmer, John Haldane and Annabel Brett.
The makers of BBC History Magazine have a weekly radio show that usually features segments related to articles appearing in the current issue of the magazine. Medieval-related segments can be found in many of these episodes. Some of the episodes include:
19th July 2012 – Paul Oldfield details the medieval travelling experience, while June Purvis analyses anti-Suffragette postcards.
17th May 2012 – Emily Lethbridge considers Viking sagas, while Robert Blyth reviews royal pageants of the past
And here are the sources I mentioned in my “So you want to be a medievalist” posts:
|LOOK AT ALL THE SEARCH CRITERIA!!! <swoon>|
are numerous, but eased by joint searchability with Acta Santorum (for those whose universities have subscribed to the service). NB: once you find what you’re looking for, you’ll want to grab a more updated edition of the text.
- Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture works towards the present from “classical, patristic, and medieval sources seeking to summarize the most convincing evidence for their being known or used in England” (http://saslc.nd.edu). It includes oral sources, charters, and even recipes.
- Fontes Anglo-Saxonici is “a register of written sources used by authors in AS England”(http://fontes.english.ox.ac.uk). As a compliment to SASLC, its print version works backwards from AS to find sources. Online, you can search by author or source.
- Sources and Analogues of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (2 volumes), organized by Tale, is exactly what you think it is — but better. Why? Three words: facing page translation.
- Anglo-Saxon England is an interdisciplinary journal published annually since 1972. Now under the guidance of Keynes, the quality of the articles and bibliographies are better than ever.
- Year’s Work in English Studies, another annual periodical, is organized by time period. It boasts that it is “[t]he qualitative narrative bibliographic review of scholarly work on English language and literature…” (http://ywes.oxfordjournals.org). It’s probably right.
- Studies in the Age of Chaucer: Wondering what people are saying about Chaucer? Go first to Studies in the Age
of Chaucer, which NCS has been publishing since 1979.
- Variorum Edition (Chaucer) has 8 volumes planned. Its twofold mission is “to provide analysis of textual history of Chaucer’s individual works and to offer comprehensive overview of all facets of critical commentary of each work” (http://www.ou.edu/variorum/). It pains me to include this, but I’m glad to see something legit come out of Oklahoma. HOOK’EM.
- Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages was published in 1959, and is partly responsible for the revived critical interest in chivalric games. It is, not surprisingly, a large collection of essays on nearly every medieval iteration of Arthurian lit.