La Trobe Research Centre for Greek Studies
La Trobe University has established a Research Centre for Greek Studies located in the University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and has closed the National Centre for Hellenic Studies and Research (NCHSR).
Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia) – Australian National University
Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies – University of Western Australia
Graduate Student Association for the Study of Late Antiquity, UCLA
Late Antique Studies in California
A multi-campus research group for the History and Culture of Late Antiquity.
Monash University Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology
The Morosini codex, a substantial Venetian document edited and translated by a team of scholars under the leadership of John Melville-Jones, has a web site which gives a sample of the document and provides information about the edition and its progress.
Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research
The Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research was established in the summer of 2010 to present and promote research activity by senior scholars working in Byzantine Studies and related fields.
The Centre hosts and helps fund conferences, colloquia and special lectures, and also commissions and supports research projects by researchers working in Oxford and with close links with the University.
Oxford has long been one of the world’s leading centres for Byzantine Studies, where many scholars of the highest calibre have made their careers, including Dimitri Obolensky, Cyril Mango, Elizabeth Jeffreys, James Howard-Johnston, Sebastian Brock, Nigel Wilson, Robert Thomson, Kallistos Ware and Averil Cameron.
On the Centre’s website, you can find information about Lectures and Events in Oxford, current research projects, awards and grants, podcasts of recent lectures and latest news.
Abbey Library of St. Gall, Switzerland
Free access to high resolution digital images and over 57,500 facsimile pages, 144 complete manuscripts (including 14 new musical manuscripts), manuscript descriptions and many search options; accessible in German, French, English and Italian.
Annotated Justinian Code
The web site contains Justice Blume’s Annotated Justinian Code, togther with related documents. The site has a customized search facility.
Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity Online
The publication is announced of Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity, revised second edition: http://insaph.kcl.ac.uk/ala2004 Details of how to cite the material will be found on the home page. There is also a very full Help page, if you have problems – for example, with the Greek. The site is free and stable; it has been given an ISBN, so please encourage your library to catalogue it.
ArchiveGrid enables searches through historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives around the world. Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials and order copies.
Australian Classical Reception Studies Network (ACRSN)
One of the most exciting new areas of research in Classics is the field of Reception Studies – the study of the impact that the classical world has made on subsequent cultures and the history of ideas. The area is a diverse one involving scholars whose work is centred in such fields as art history, neo-Latin literature, film and media studies, theatre history, and the history of science and medicine. To help facilitate the work of Australian scholars in this area, an Australian Classical Reception Studies Network (ACRSN) has been established. The network is based on the model of the UK’s CRSN and will provide a forum for discussion and point of reference for scholars working in the field.
The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
Documents in law, history and diplomacy.
Bulletin d’Information et de Coordination of the Association Internationale des Études Byzantines
The Bulletin is a useful guide to research being conducted by members of affiliated associations around the world.
Byzantine Book Epigrams
The Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams (DBBE) is freely accessible. Hosted by Ghent University, this database seeks to collect all book epigrams (or metrical paratexts) found in Greek manuscripts up to 1500.
The corpus can be searched for a specific epigram or browsed by a number of parameters such as date and type of manuscript. The information provided is based on catalogues, scholarly publications as well as consultation of manuscripts. The DBBE will be of use for classicists and Byzantinists, literary scholars, linguists, palaeographers, art historians and anyone generally interested in medieval manuscript culture.
The Byzantine Churches of Istanbul
Byzantine Emperors: A Short Chronicle
Byzantine Studies on the Internet
Information on Byzantine scholarly activity around the world.
The Codex Sinaiticus Project is an international collaboration to reunite the entire manuscript in digital form and make it accessible to a global audience for the first time. Drawing on the expertise of leading scholars, conservators and curators, the Project gives everyone the opportunity to connect directly with this famous manuscript.
De Imperatoribus Romanis
An On-line Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors. This site offers linked entries on all emperors, pretenders, wives and family members from the beginning of the principate to the end of the Byzantine period.
Early Church Fathers
Fourth-Century Christianity is a site promoting and storing research tools and texts for the study of the Church and its environment in the Fourth Century. The site is sponsored by the History Department of Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Hagiography Web Sites
Labyrinth Resources for Medieval Studies – US university site
Late Antique and Early Medieval Inscriptions
The site is devoted to Late Antique and Early Medieval inscriptions in the West (roughly A.D. 300-900) – ranging from Ireland to North Africa, to the Balkans, and all regions in between.
The web site has two main functions:
1. Regionally-specific pages of links to articles, books, PhDs, web sites and databases on late antique and early medieval inscriptions covering:
- Britain/Anglo-Saxon England/Ireland;
- Gaul and the Rhineland;
- North Africa and
- the latin-speaking Balkans.
This is limited to what is freely available on-line, but currently there are over 470 live links to scholarly and reference material; and
2. A New Publications page, devoted to trying to list all new publications in the area. So far this covers the years 2008-2010 and has about 100 publications.
Late Antiquity in the Mediterranean
This extremely useful service, provided by Steven Muhlberger, is a listing of conferences relevant to Late Antiquity in the Mediterranean with links to the relevant web sites. It also lists some conferences of interest to Byzantinists.
Late Antiquity in the Mediterranean: A Guide to Online Resources
Also provided by Steven Muhlberger, this site (associated with The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies) provides introductory material to Late Antiquity, information and links regarding online references, atlases, journals and sites containing useful bibliographical material. It is a must for students and is a good place to start if you are trying to track down a particular type of resource.
Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections on the Web
All medieval manuscripts in the Netherlands are available on the web site Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections (MMDC), http://www.mmdc.nl. The web site provides a portal to a database with short, uniform descriptions and photographs of all medieval manuscripts in the Netherlands, about 6,000 items in all.
Medieval manuscripts provide a fascinating snapshot of the cultural and intellectual life of this period. Until now, information about these manuscripts and the related knowledge and expertise was dispersed, but MMDC brings all of this material together. MMDC has been set up by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the university libraries of Leiden, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Groningen and the Atheneumbibliotheek Deventer and it is partly financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
One Web Site for all Manuscripts
MMDC is focussed on creating possibilities for progressive research based on medieval manuscripts, by building a database with uniform descriptions, digital images and links to facsimile editions and subject-specific web sites. This way, all the disseminated information about medieval manuscripts in the Netherlands has been brought together and made available through one database. To benefit international use, all information is published in English.
The web site also contains more information on medieval books in the Netherlands. This web site will function as a virtual platform for researchers and students in palaeography, art history, philology and other fields. Visitors will find an overview of all Dutch institutions with medieval books, along with information on the history of the collections, contact information and procedures of requesting manuscripts. The web site also contains digital versions of several key out-of-print books about medieval manuscripts and an illustrated overview of medieval script.
For questions contact Saskia van Bergen, project coordinator Parchment to Portal, tel.: 070-3140430, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medieval Manuscript Facsimiles
A list of some 250 facsimiles of medieval manuscripts held in Special Collections and Rare Books in the Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne.
Medieval Sourcebook – translations
The Melbourne Manuscript Resource Unit
The Melbourne Manuscript Resource Unit is located at the Academic Centre, St Mary’s and Newman Colleges, The University of Melbourne. Its objective is to support teaching and research in Medieval and Renaissance (Early Modern) Manuscript Studies.
The associated Research Cluster for Manuscript Studies consists of senior scholars, middle and early career researchers and postgraduate students with related interests in the field of Manuscript Studies. It is interdisciplinary in scope, with an emphasis on the following areas: the relationship of text, decoration and illustration in the hand-made book; the function of particular manuscript genres; and the interaction between social and patronal contexts and manuscript production.
The Cluster is committed to the fostering of research in Manuscript Studies in Australia and New Zealand and to the strengthening of international links in this field, especially with respect to research on Australasian manuscript collections and the provision of collaborative research opportunities for scholars and curators based in Australia and New Zealand.
This site, set up by David Woods, a late antique scholar based at the University of County Cork, Ireland, provides access to translations of the lives of late antique to mediaeval and Byzantine military martyrs, plus useful links to other select sites.
The Orb: Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity
There is a centre in Oxford for Late Antique studies. It is the aptly named ‘Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity’ (OCLA). It has a web site which lists Oxford faculty, graduate students, research projects, seminars, courses and individual lectures. The Centre organizes together the work of some 67 faculty members attached to Oxford. The Centre is formally under the History faculty but its membership represent eight academic faculties at Oxford supporting the study of this period. OCLA is run by an interdisciplinary committee chaired by Bryan Ward-Perkins and currently consisting of Mark Edwards, Martin Goodman, Helena Hamerow, Neil McLynn and Chase Robinson.
Prosopography of the Byzantine World
This glossary of technical terms (mostly offices and dignities) is based primarily on definitions given in the Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, ed. A. P. Kazhdan (New York – Oxford 1991) and in N. Oikonomides, Les listes de préséance byzantines des IXe et Xe siècles (Paris 1972). It is intended as a general guide for the non-specialist user.
The Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts
The Database is an online reference tool linking users to over 75,000 searchable entries of manuscripts written before 1600 and consisting of five or more leaves.
The Stoa Consortium
This consortium for electronic publication in the humanities has a strong emphasis on Classics, but lists the occasional electronic resource of interest to the late antiquarian.
The Suda On Line Project
This site aims to make available the Suda in a freely accessible, keyword-searchable, xml-encoded databse with translations, annotations, bibliogrpahy, and automatically generated links to other important electronic resources. The Suda is a massive tenth century Byzantine Greek historical encyclopaedia of the ancient Mediterranean world, derived from the scholia to critical editions of canonical works and from compilations by even earlier authors. For detail about becoming an editor or translator for the project see under Reviews and Resources below.
University of California Press
University of California Press has just released the first of its e-editions. These are full text, fully searchable on the web and access is free. Follow the link to the UCPress Web Catalog, then click “read this book online” to access the e-edition. In the present listing there is little of interest to Byzantinists, but one Late Antiquity item: Derek Krueger’s Symeon the Holy Fool: Leontius’ Life and the Late Antique City.
Australasian Society for Classical Studies
The Australasian Society for Classical Studies aims at the advancement of the study of ancient Greece and Rome and related fields, and membership is open to all present and past members of university staffs who are or have been engaged in teaching or research in the languages, literature, history, thought and archaeology of the ancient world, and to other interested persons.
Australian Early Medieval Association
Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies – ANZAMEMS
AVISTA, Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science and Art, was founded in 1985 with the encouragement of Jean Gimpel and Lynn White Jr. Its members come from many different countries and fields, but all share a belief in the importance of reaching across boundaries to understand the material and intellectual past. Interdisciplinary studies are central to AVISTA’s purpose. AVISTA organizes sessions at conferences such as those at Leeds and Kalamazoo and publishes the semi-annual AVISTA Forum Journal, as well as an annual series published by Ashgate.
Byzantine Studies Association of North America
Classical Association of Victoria
Founded in 1912, the Classical Association operates for the propagation and well-being of Classics in the state of Victoria. Its activities include a rich program of lectures given by distinguished academics from Australia and overseas. The Classical Association also organizes an annual conference for secondary school teachers, usually at the start of March.
International Association of Byzantine Studies
International Federation of Institutes for Medieval Studies (FIDEM)
International Medieval Society, Paris
The IMS Paris is a non-profit association that aims to optimize the academic research experience by providing information and assisting with access to the wide range of opportunities offered to medievalists in Paris and in France. By facilitating communications among independent researchers and the different French institutions or academics through meetings, presentations, and visits, the IMS Paris aims to improve academic exchange and promote interdisciplinary and international scholarship. The Society is a cooperative association that relies on the participation of its members to realize its goals.
Society for Late Antiquity
Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies, UK
Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East
The intended focus of BYZANS-L is the history and culture of Byzantium and neighbouring regions between the 4th and 15th centuries. Within these parameters the list provides a public forum to discuss topics of general interest. BYZANS-L is intended primarily to facilitate the exchange of scholarly information within the international academic community, but it also welcomes the participation of the wider interested public. Brief notices of related presentations, conferences, calls for papers and other professional opportunities are also appropriate. The appearance of new publications or internet resources may well be of interest to list members, but promotional announcements of a primarily commercial nature are not appropriate.
To subscribe, go to https://po.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=BYZANS-L&A=1.
Early Medieval Forum – US university site
H-Net – Academic Announcements
Search and browse for academic conferences, calls for papers and programs of interest. Annoucements can aslo be posted and you can subscribe to receive announcements.
Late Antique Listserv
LT-ANTIQ is an unmoderated list that provides a discussion forum for topics relating to Late Antiquity (c. AD 260-640). For the purposes of this discussion list, “Late Antiquity” will cover the Late Roman, Early Byzantine, Early Medieval and Early Islamic periods. Geographical coverage will range from western Europe to the Middle East and from the Sahara to Russia. Cross disciplinary interaction is particularly encouraged. Along with the usual scholarly interchange, users also are invited to post notices relating to upcoming conferences and other activities, and to job openings.
To subscribe, send an email message to
with the subject field blank and the message
SUBSCRIBE LT-ANTIQ Your Name
The Medieval Review and Bryn Mawr Classical Review
The Medieval Review (TMR) and the Bryn Mawr Classical Review (BMCR) are online free subscription journals covering reviews of new publications. They can be subscribed to separately, or jointly as the Bryn Mawr Review. Details are at http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/ for the Bryn Mawr Classical Review and at http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/tmr/ for The Medieval Review. The subscription form at http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/ also provides an option for subscribing to both journals in a single consolidated subscription known as the Bryn Mawr Review (BMR). Reviews are archived and are searchable online.
Medieval Discussion Groups
The Institute for Byzantine Studies of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (http://www.eie.gr) announces Byzantina Symmeikta, an international peer-reviewed open access journal.
Electronically papers may be submitted for publication and books to be reviewed. More information on Byzantina Symmeikta and on Open Access in general can be found at http://www.openaccess.gr.
Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval Studies
Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval Studies, published annually under the auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and renaissance studies. Double-spaced manuscripts should not exceed forty pages in length and all references should be in footnotes. We prefer submissions in the form of e-mail attachments in Windows format; paper submissions are also accepted. Please include an email address.
Please send submissions to email@example.com, or to Dr. Blair Sullivan, Publications Director, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 302 Royce Hall, Box 951485, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1485.
Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art
A peer-reviewed, on-line, open-access journal designed to showcase progressive scholarship on medieval visual culture.
Digital Medievalist is an on-line, open access, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the use of digital tools and media in the study of medieval culture. Its inaugural issue was published in April, 2005. DM publishes work of original research and scholarship, theoretical articles on digital topics, notes on technological topics (markup and stylesheets, tools and software, etc.), commentary pieces discussing developments in the field, bibliographic and review articles, tutorials, and project reports. The journal also commissions reviews of books and major electronic sites and projects. All contributions are reviewed before publication by authorities in humanities computing.
This is the archive of Gouden Hoorn (Golden Horn), Journal of Byzantium, which was published by Godiva Éditions on the initiative of the Council of Independent Byzantinists (Onafhankelijk Byzantinologen Overleg, OBO), that was founded on 29th November, 1991.
Institut für Alte Sprachen – Klassische Philologie
Reviews and articles on Late Antique topics. The items are culled from a range of international journals, some electronic, and are conveniently collected together.
Journal of the Holy Roman Empire
Publisher: Society for the Study of the Holy Roman Empire
The Journal of the Holy Roman Empire is a peer-reviewed e-journal that offers original research on the history and culture of the Empire. We welcome contributions from all avenues of historical inquiry, including but certainly not limited to political, religious, gender, social, economic, and military history.
The goal of JHRE is to foster scholarship on historical issues that cross the boundaries of the modern nation-state and of historiographical periodization. We encourage submissions with either a local or Empire-wide focus, but we especially hope to provide a forum for research that concerns more than one modern state or that considers Empire-wide institutions, culture, or history.
The Journal of the Holy Roman Empire is a biannual publication, issued under the auspices of the Society for the Study of the Holy Roman Empire.
Articles should be written in English. In the future we may consider a limited number of articles in French or German.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara CA 93106
Journal of the Holy Roman Empire is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet.
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
Hortulus is a refereed journal devoted to the literatures and cultures of the medieval world. Electronically published once a year, its mission is to present a forum in which graduate students from around the globe may share their ideas.
Although Hortulus follows convention in defining the European Middle Ages as taking place roughly between 400-1500, relevant submissions outside traditional geographical and temporal boundaries are welcome. Hortulus is an English-language journal and only accepts submissions in English.
Articles should address the current theme listed on the Call for Papers page.
The journal also incorporates lighter fare such as interviews, opinion pieces, reviews and essays on diverse aspects of medievalia under the aegis of a section entitled Hortus Amoenus. We are particularly interested in reviews of historical novels and medieval-themed films, as well as reports on archaeological digs and museum exhibitions, but we are happy to receive any and all contributions relevant to medieval studies.
Potential Hortus Amoenus authors should contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a 250-word summary of their contribution before submitting a complete article.
Content freely available online.
Late Antique Archaeology
Late Antique Archaeology, an annual publication, contains papers which each year systematically address a chosen theme relating to the historical reconstruction of Mediterranean society, from the accession of Diocletian (AD 283) to approximately the middle of the 7th century.
Michael Mulryan, volume editor.
Luke Lavan, series editor.
Journal for Late Antique Religion and Culture
Cardiff University’s Centre for Late Antique Religion and Culture (CLARC) publishes a journal for inter-disciplinary research into the post-classical and late antique period.
The Journal for Late Antique Religion and Culture (JLARC) is a full text, open access online Journal edited by members and associates of CLARC and published by Cardiff University.
Contributions are welcome for a wide range of topics in the research area as defined on the homepage of the centre.
Further information, including details of the editorial board, may be found at http://www.cf.ac.uk/clarc/jlarc/jlarc-home.html.
Journal of Late Antiquity
The website for the Journal of Late Antiquity at the Johns Hopkins University Press is ready to be accessed, with such things as subscription forms and library recommendation forms.
The journal provides a venue for multi-disciplinary coverage of all the methodological, geographical and chronological facets of Late Antiquity, going from AD 250 to 750, ranging from Arabia to the British Isles and running the gamut from literary and historical studies to the study of material culture. One of the primary goals of the journal is to highlight the status of Late Antiquity as a discrete historical period in its own right.
New, previously unpublished scholarship is solicited for the journal. Submissions may be up to 8,000 words in length, but much briefer notes will also be considered.
For further information, consult Ralph Mathisen at email@example.com.
Ralph W. Mathisen, Managing Editor, Journal of Late Antiquity
Professor of History, Classics, and Medieval Studies
Dept. of History, MC-466
309 Gregory Hall, University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801 USA
217-244-5247, FAX: 217-333-2297
The Mediæval Journal
The Mediæval Journal from Brepols Publishers and the St Andrews Institute of Mediæval Studies is a distinctively European-based cross-disciplinary and multinational journal of Mediaeval Studies published in English in both print and online formats. Featuring the work of specialists in all areas of Mediaeval Studies, it offers wide disciplinary coverage in every issue and welcomes submissions from the worldwide community of mediaevalists in traditional disciplines such as Art History, History, Archaeology, Theology, European Languages/Literatures (including English), as well as burgeoning areas such as Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Manuscript Studies, Mediaevalisms, Material Culture, History of Medicine and Science, History of Ideas, Queer Studies, Postcolonial Studies and Musicology, to name a few. Each issue of The Mediæval Journal also contains timely and expert reviews responding to the variety and energy of scholarship across the world of Mediaeval Studies.
The editors are pleased to receive submissions in any of the above areas, and to respond to queries from potential contributors. Articles should be approx 5,000 – 7,000 words and in MHRA style. All fields of interest and approaches considered with a very broad church of medieval studies. Please send submissions, in the form of email attachments, to the General Editors: Dr Ian Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Margaret Connolly (email@example.com).
Peregrinations is an open access refereed online journal.
Publisher: International Society for the Study of Pilgrimage Art
Peregrinations is an Open Access journal published on the Internet. This issue is the beginning of Peregrinations‘ broader focus on all of medieval art and architecture, not just that created to enhance pilgrimage. Peregrinations now joins the ranks of other juried journals in our wish to promote the best scholarship, with all scholarly articles subject to a double-blind refereeing process.
One particular feature which we wish to draw your attention to is the photo articles and the photo bank. Here we hope to provide excellent-quality images that can be downloaded and used by art historians in the classroom and in their research.
For future issues we are actively seeking articles on any aspect of medieval art and architecture, including: long and short scholarly articles, scholarly book reviews, review articles on issues facing the field of medieval art history, interesting notes and announcements, useful website recommendations, new archaeological discoveries and recent museum acquisitions as well as calls for papers and conference listings. One particular feature which we wish to draw your attention to is the photo articles and the photo bank. Here we hope to provide excellent-quality images that can be down-loaded and used by art historians in the classroom and in their research.
To round out the scholarly portion of the journal, we are also seeking short, amusing excerpts from medieval sources, poorly-worded student papers, comments on the Middle Ages in movies, etc.
Gambier, OH 43022 USA
Fax: (740) 427-5673
Tel: (740) 427-5347
Art History/Department of Art
324 Humanities, Univ. of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118 USA
Tel: (678) 839-4953
Peregrinations is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet.
Content available in PDF format.
Studies in Classical Antiquity ISSN 1018-9017
After a period of three years of not accepting articles in order to clear a large backlog, SCHOLIA is accepting articles for SCHOLIA 19 (2010) and 20 (2011). Potential contributors should read the ‘Notes for Contributors’ located at the SCHOLIA web site and at the back of the journal and follow the suggested guidelines for the submission of manuscripts.
SCHOLIA features critical and pedagogical articles on a diverse range of subjects dealing with classical antiquity including late antique, medieval, Renaissance and early modern studies related to the classical tradition. It also includes review articles, reviews and other sections dealing with classics.
SCHOLIA and SCHOLIA REVIEWS (volumes 1–15) have published 670 contributions by 296 scholars and academics at 149 universities and institutions in 30 countries. SCHOLIA has been distributed to institutions and scholars in 43 countries.
SCHOLIA is archived in ProQuest and Informit, indexed and abstracted in L’Année Philologique, indexed in Gnomon and TOCS-IN, and listed in Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory. SCHOLIA REVIEWS, an electronic journal that features the pre-publication versions of reviews that appear in SCHOLIA, is available at http://www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews.
British Academy portal site with links to web sources
BUBL Information Service
Selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas.
Early Medieval Links
Extensive link site to various Early Medieval sites.
European History Primary Sources
The Department of History and Civilization and the Library of the European University Institute, Florence, provide this index of scholarly web sites that offer on-line access to primary sources on the history of Europe from Medieval and Early Modern History up to the most recent history of the European integration process. The purpose of European History Primary Sources is to provide historians with an easily searchable index of web sites that offer online access to primary sources on the history of Europe. As the number of digital archives and collections on the internet continues to grow, maintaining an overview becomes increasingly difficult. EHPS strives to fill that gap by selecting the most important collections of digital primary sources for the history of Europe, either as a whole or for individual countries. EHPS is updated continuously and several collaborative features are introduced in the portal. It is very easy to stay updated on new entries and registered users can bookmark entries, leave comments to add their experiences to the descriptions on EHPS listed web sites, complete EHPS abstracts with their own individual experiences and suggest new web sites to be included.
Byzantium 1200 Project and Museum
There is a museum in Istanbul based on the ‘Byzantium 1200′ project, which aims to recreate the city of Constantinople as it was in the year 1204. Many buildings and monuments are shown in reconstruction on the web site.
The associated new museum in Istanbul, which opened in November of last year, is located at the Philoxenos (Binbirdirek) Cistern. There are many models and pictures of what Constantinople would have looked like in 1204.
The Digital Scriptorium is an image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research. It bridges the gap between a diverse user community and the limited resources of libraries by means of sample imaging and extensive rather than intensive cataloguing.
The UK National Archives (including the PRO) has an online beginners Latin module which uses medieval and early modern mss from their collections. It comprises 12 tutorials with helpful supplementary information and could be useful to those who are considering delving into all this for the first time, to those who might be going to the PRO to read the mss and to those who are interested in looking at a simple online format for elementary language teaching.
Immersive, interactive, 360-degree high-resolution panoramas of ancient sites, mainly in the Greek and Roman Mediterranean world. Using Apple Computer’s QuickTime VR technology, the viewer is able to ‘look around’ as if they were within a given space. Many of the panoramas are linked so that the viewer may move within the site, experiencing a ‘virtual tour’ and included are maps, plans, labels and node-markers to clearly mark the viewer’s location. These multimedia CD/DVD-ROMs (for Mac OS or Windows) are intended as a specialist teaching and research tool for professionals in the areas of Classical Studies and Ancient History.