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News: ScholarshipsTimes.com, a portal for international scholarships

Portal for International Scholarships / Financial Aid News
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Resources: Medieval Song Network

A new AHRC-funded Research Network in Medieval Song has been launched at the Institute of Musical Research by Ardis Butterfield (University College London) and Helen Deeming (Royal Holloway, University of London). The network aims to bring together scholars from a range of disciplines, including (but not limited to) music, literature, manuscript studies, history, art history, and modern languages, with interests in medieval song. New members are always welcome and anyone interested is warmly encouraged to visit the Network’s webpages (http://music.sas.ac.uk/research-groups/medieval-song-network.html – soon to be replaced with a new interactive site), and contact either of the convenors: a.butterfield@ucl.ac.uk and helen.deeming@rhul.ac.uk .

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NEWS: St Gall Priscian Glosses Online

Forum member Dr Pádraic Moran,  Classics (School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures) National University of Ireland, Galway has recently launched the St Gall Priscian website. This makes available a transcription (prepared by Rijcklof Hofman) of all the glosses — Latin, Old Irish and symbol glosses — on the copy of Priscian’s Latin grammar in St Gall MS 904. The resource also includes the full text of Priscian (from the standard edition), with links to manuscript images and scans of the Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus.

The St Gall Priscian Website can be viewed at: www.stgallpriscian.ie

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Resources: Analecta Hymnica

The invaluable resource for historians of liturgy, music, and more generally, the Latin poetry of the medieval Church, the 55 volume Analecta Hymnica Medii Aevi, is now available free online at:

http://www.archive.org/search.php? query=analecta%20hymnica%20AND%20collection%3Atoronto

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Resources: JORDANUS

An International Catalogue of Mediaeval Scientific Manuscripts

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e-codices – NEW UPDATE on the Virtual Manuscripts Library of Switzerland

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Online resources: Medieval Manuscripts

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Current and forthcoming European exhibitions in Netherlandish Art

a.k.a. Flemish, Dutch, German.

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Update from the Harley Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts, at the British Library …

The Harley Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts is offering users more options than ever ( http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/welcome.htm).
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News: International Alain Chartier Society

The International Alain Chartier Society/Société internationale Alain Chartier are pleased to announce their new website and on-line bibliography, and would be grateful if you could share this information with interested colleagues and students. Membership in the society is free.

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Site updates: new links

Manuscriptorium

A system for collecting and making accessible on the internet information on historical book resources, linked to a virtual library of digitised documents. The Manuscriptorium service is financed by the National Library of the Czech Republic and managed by AiP Beroun s.r.o.

• Heidelberg University Library.
• The National Library of Romania.
• The National Library of the Republic of Moldova in Kishinev.
• In connection with the exhibition entitled “Codex Gigas – the Devil’s Bible: Secrets of the Largest Book in the World”, the Royal Library in Stockholm has provided the National Library of the Czech Republic with a digital copy.
• The National Library of Turkey in Ankar.

ENRICH: European Networking Resources and Information concerning Cultural Heritage

Towards a European Digital Library of Manuscripts

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ENRICH is a project funded under eContent+ programme. Main aim of the project is to create seamless access to distributed information about manuscripts and rare old printed books in Europe on the Manuscriptorium platform.

Manuscriptorium is the digital library that – at the beginning of ENRICH – contained data of 47 partners from the Czech Republic and abroad. It is the largest digital library of manuscripts in Europe offering access to more than one million digitized pages and a lot of descriptive data.

ENRICH will enhance the Manuscriptorium content through connecting additional digital libraries and taking aboard those who do not have them. To achieve this goal, many existing technologies will be optimized and new ones developed.

ENRICH started on 1 December 2007 and it will last until 30 November 2009. During this time, it should add to Manuscriptorium more than five million digitized pages from direct ENRICH partner institutions and hundreds of thousands of additional pages from other associated partners.

ENRICH stands for European Networking Resources and Information concerning Cultural Heritage.

E-mail us using following address: enrich.coordinators@manuscriptorium.com

eContent+

On 9 March 2005 the European Parliament and the Council approved the eContentplus Programme, a multiannual Community programme to make digital content in Europe more accessible, usable and exploitable.

The 4-year programme (2005–08), proposed by the European Commission, will have a budget of € 149 million to tackle organisational barriers and promote take up of leading-edge technical solutions to improve accessibility and usability of digital material in a multilingual environment.

The Programme addresses specific market areas where development has been slow: geographic content (as a key constituent of public sector content), educational content, cultural, scientific and scholarly content. The Programme also supports EU-wide co-ordination of collections in libraries, museums and archives and the preservation of digital collections so as to ensure availability of cultural, scholarly and scientific assets for future use.

The programme aims at facilitating access to digital content, its use and exploitation, enhancing quality of content with well-defined metadata, and reinforcing cooperation between digital content stakeholders. It will tackle multilingual and multicultural barriers.

In the area of Digital Libraries, eContentplus will support the creation of the European Digital Library as well as the maximisation of the impact of European research results.

The European Digital Library (www.europeana.eu) is a common multilingual access point to Europe’s distributed digital cultural heritage, hospitable to all types of cultural material (texts, audiovisual, museum objects, archival records, etc.), targeted at delivering rapidly a critical mass of resources to users.

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Site update: new links added

ARLIMA: Archives de littérature du Moyen Âge

e-codices: Virtuelle Handschriftenbibliothek der Schweiz

[Research posts by topi and cross-listed continue to be Work in Progress.]

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FMRSI Resources: The Next Steps

The Administratrix is currently planning what to do with the RESOURCES page/section next. Herewith follows the current state of the thinking taxonomical at present. The basic categorization settled on: ARTES LIBERALES – ARTES MECHANICAE – RERUM ANTIQUARUM – MODERNITAS. Continue reading

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News from the British Library: new mss from the Harley Collection now online

[ MESSAGE FROM DR CATHERINE YVARD,
PROJECT OFFICER, CATALOGUE OF ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS, THE BRITISH LIBRARY:
PART 1 OF 2: ]

As of this week, over 400 new entries for Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts (with at least one image per record) from the British Library Harley Collection have been made available online as part of the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts. Please note that some new images have also been added to records which were already online.

A few novelties:

– we are in the process of illustrating the glossary, a particularly useful resource for teaching (letters A-D are now completed, more to come!)

– ‘Treasures known and unknown in the British Library’, a talk given by Prof. John Lowden (Courtauld Institute) in June 2007 as part of the British Library ‘Treasures’ conference is now available online, with all relevant images.  Do explore all the other tours on offer.

Please spread the word and send us feedback, suggestions, corrections! Uploads take place every 6 months.

Dr Catherine Yvard
Project Officer – Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7228

Explore the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts! Next upload: January 2008: http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/welcome.html

Experience the British Library online: www.bl.uk

The British Library’s new interactive Annual Report and Accounts 2006/07: www.bl.uk/mylibrary

Help the British Library conserve the world’s knowledge. Adopt a Book: www.bl.uk/adoptabook

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ALL LINKS (ALPHABETICAL LIST)

This is our central list of all our links to outside virtuality (Medieval & Renaissance, general, Irish, worldwide,…). As much as possible is cross-listed (ex. IRISH). Any of the links can be found through any words they contain, however, using the SEARCH box on this site.
[Juliet O’Brien is maintaining a “mirror version” of the FMRSI ‘s online resources over at meta meta medieval. You are most welcome to peruse, use, and indeed copy and paste whatever is useful there – that will be the version that continues to be maintained, from Spring 2009 onwards.]

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MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE RESOURCES

Sites and meta-sites around the world providing FREE AND OPENLY/PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE online information about Medieval and Renaissance studies. Including the sites listed in MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE HYPERPROJECTS and those Irish projects which are also listed under IRELAND: MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE RESOURCES.
[Juliet O’Brien is maintaining a “mirror version” of the FMRSI ‘s online resources over at
meta meta medieval; you are most welcome to peruse, use, and indeed copy and paste whatever is useful there. Both versions will be identical through Spring 2009, and thereafter only the meta meta medieval version will be maintained by her. ]

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MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE MATERIAL SOURCES

Primary materials. Primarily, freely-available online texts, in the broadest sense of WRITTEN THINGS:

• documents, manuscripts, printed books, music, and images;
• transcriptions, facsimiles, editions, and translations;
• hyperprojects that also come under MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE HYPERPROJECTS: digital humanities, electronic, hypertext projects; featuring encoded or marked-up text, relational or searchable databases, …
• digital catalogues (especially of manuscripts).

Some of the bigger sites and metasites linking to texts online have also been included here, for practical purposes. These are indicated by [M].
[Juliet O’Brien is maintaining a “mirror version” of the FMRSI ‘s online resources over at meta meta medieval; you are most welcome to peruse, use, and indeed copy and paste whatever is useful there. Both versions will be identical through Spring 2009, and thereafter only the meta meta medieval version will be maintained by her. ]

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MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE HYPERPROJECTS

Medieval and Renaissance digital humanities / electronic / hypertext research projects online, worldwide (including Irish projects, which are also listed under  IRELAND: MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE RESOURCES). Mainly projects using the TEI encoding scheme (ex. CELT here in Ireland), marked-up text, and relational databases. May well be of rather a narrow focus (ex. the Princeton Charrette Project). All are FREE AND OPENLY/PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE – even if one may need to sign up to get a password.
All of these hyperprojects are also listed in MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE RESOURCES (WORLDWIDE) and in ALL LINKS (ALPHABETICAL LIST); this present separate list of them is to show good examples of current practice (for those contemplating putting together new projects), and to act as a showcase for the sheer breadth and depth of Medieval and Renaissance hyperprojects. Not only is this a rich field, it’s also a lively one, and at the cutting edge of digital humanities research.
[Juliet O’Brien is maintaining a “mirror version” of the FMRSI ‘s online resources over at meta meta medieval; you are most welcome to peruse, use, and indeed copy and paste whatever is useful there. Both versions will be identical through Spring 2009, and thereafter only the meta meta medieval version will be maintained by her. ]

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MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE RESOURCES

All aspects of Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland:

  • institutes and centres, postgraduate programme websites (links/resources pages especially)
  • research projects and hyperprojects
  • scholarly societies (local, national, and relevant national branches of international ones)
  • assorted other Irish and Northern Irish organizations, sites, metasites, …

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GUILDS & CONFRATERNITIES

Unions, union congresses, professional organizations and bodies, and research councils (Irish and British).

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