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INTOXICATING SPACES: The Impact of New Intoxicants on Urban Spaces in Europe, 1600–1850. Focusing on four European cities between c.1600 and c.1850 – Amsterdam, Hamburg, London, and Stockholm – this two-year project (2019–21) explores the impact of new intoxicants on urban public spaces, the role of urban public spaces in assimilating them into European behaviours, […]

Punctum Books

Punctum books, originally founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2011, and with editorial offices in Santa Barbara (USA) and The Hague (Netherlands), is an independent, not-for-profit, public benefit, 501(c)(3) corporation (application pending) registered in Santa Barbara, California. We are an open-access publisher dedicated to radically creative modes of intellectual inquiry and writing across a whimsical […]

UCD Humanities Institute Soundcloud

The Humanities Institute’s podcast series features more than 200 recorded lectures, papers, interviews and presentations that have taken place in, or have been supported directly by the UCD Humanities Institute. Since the launch of the series in late 2010 there have been over 120,000 downloads of our podcasts and the series continues to attract listeners […]

THE PULTER PROJECT: A Poet in the Making

This digital collaboration aims at allowing readers to engage with multiple, different representations and readings of Hester Pulter’s striking verse. The distinctive nature of the project is that it does not adopt an editorial process that strives to establish a single, ideal edited form for these works, but instead endorses multiple, equally authorized versions as […]

Colored Conventions Project

The Colored Conventions Project (CCP) is a scholarly and community research project dedicated to bringing the seven decades-long history of nineteenth-century Black organizing to digital life. Mirroring the collective nature of the nineteenth-century Colored Conventions, CCP uses innovative, inclusive models and partnerships to locate, transcribe, and archive the documentary record related to this nearly forgotten […]

Theatre Archives and Research Resources NUIG Theatre Archives

NUI Galway has extensive theatre archive holdings. There is a particular focus on the archives of companies such as the Druid Theatre, Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe and the Lyric Players’ Theatre in Belfast. The University has recently completed the world’s largest theatre archive digitisation project in creating the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive, and recently added a […]

Harry Ransom Center UT Austin – Digital Collections

The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research center at The University of Texas at Austin. Our extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of some of our finest writers and artists, deepening the understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. The collections include nearly 1 million […]

Northern Ireland Literary Archive

The Archive consists of digitised manuscripts and letters belonging to nine writers born or based in Northern Ireland. This material was donated to the Linen Hall Library over many years and is being presented in digital form for the first time. The material ranges from 19th century manuscripts by Samuel Ferguson through to the late […]

Asylum Archive

Asylum Archive documents Ireland’s Direct Provision system. The artist VUKAŠIN NEDELJKOVIĆ engages with the everyday realities of asylum seekers and draws on his personal experience of being an asylum seeker and living in direct provision centres in Ireland between the years of 2007-2009. http://www.asylumarchive.com/ Level: All

University of Buffalo – Digital Collection/James Joyce

Covering the entire span of his artistic life, the James Joyce Collection is the largest Joyce collection in the world and contains his private library; holograph drafts, typescript pages and corrected galleys and page proofs for Ulysses; 66 notebooks, transcriptions, typescripts, galleys, page proofs and the author’s copy with corrections of Finnegans Wake; documents for […]

Modernist Archives Publishing Project

The Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP) is a critical digital archive of early twentieth-century publishing history. The goal of this site is to display, curate, and describe the documents that go into the making of a book. The MAPP collection is constantly growing and currently contains thousands of images from archives and special collections relating […]

Reading East: Irish Sources and Resources

Reading East: Irish Sources and Resources has been developed as a postdoctoral research project by Dr Marina Ansaldo, under the supervision of Dr Jane Grogan, at the School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin. The project was developed from January to December 2012 under the Government of Ireland Research & Senior Research Fellowship […]

Digital Transgender Archive

The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts at the College of the Holy Cross, the DTA is an international collaboration among more than […]

Nineteenth Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts

Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts is an interdisciplinary collection of primary texts and images about physical and cognitive disability in the long nineteenth century. Each piece has been selected and annotated by scholars in the field, with the aim of helping university level instructors and students incorporate a disability studies perspective into their classes and […]

Shakespeare and Company Project

Gertrude Stein. James Joyce. Ernest Hemingway. Aimé Césaire. Simone de Beauvoir. Jacques Lacan. Walter Benjamin. In 1919, an American woman named Sylvia Beach opened Shakespeare and Company, an English-language bookshop and lending library in Paris. Almost immediately, it became the home away from home for a community of expatriate writers and artists now known as […]

Aisteach – The Avant Garde Archive of Ireland

Aisteach is a repository and archive for historical documents, recordings, materials and ephemera relating to avant-garde artistic projects in Ireland since the 19th Century. Established in 1974 by composer Frank Ó Conchubhair and poet Síle Ní Maoldaomnhaigh, the centre has operated variously at Parnell Square Dublin, An Rinn and finally its current home in Joshua […]

Projects at Price Lab

As the centerpiece of the School of Arts and Sciences strategic initiative Humanities in the Digital Age, the Price Lab supports innovative uses of technology in the study of history, art, and culture. We work in close partnership with the Penn Libraries and Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology to help train faculty and students […]

U Penn Digital Library Collections

Digital collections and projects feature unique, primary-source materials for teaching, research, and discovery drawn from the Penn Libraries’ signature collections or from our collaborations with the Penn community and with cultural heritage institutions. It provides access to important rare books, manuscripts, photographs and multimedia sources represented by images, texts, audio files, bibliographic databases, catalogs, and […]

Multimedia Edition of Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

This edition reproduces the text of the first publication of this novel as a single volume, by B. W. Huebsch Inc, in New York, 1916. It is available to download as a free audiobook, recorded by Irish actors Sam and Barry McGovern, as well as in Kindle. It can also be explored chapter by chapter […]

UCD Digital Library

UCD Digital Library refers to the digital collections and online services made available by the Library of University College Dublin. It is an archive comprising an organisation, namely, the UCD Library and particularly its Research Services and Information Technology Services divisions, and technical systems, namely, the UCD Digital Repository and its services framework. It is […]

Joyce’s Dublin

This audio podcast series showcases James Joyce’s short story ‘The Dead’ from his collection ‘Dubliners’ and explores themes within the story drawing on scholarly research and connecting it with the archive collections in UCD, the National Library and the National Archives. The project is designed to draw users into further reading and research with both […]

The Warburg Institute School of Advanced Study University of London

One of the Warburg’s distinctive features has always been its engagement with what are often considered the superstitious, irrational and emotional elements of cultural phenomena. This has enabled some of its most significant contributions to the understanding of both the dynamics and forms of cultural transmission. The Warburg Library, famous for its powerful and suggestive […]

The Morgan Library and Museum

The Morgan has continued to actively acquire rare materials as well as important music manuscripts, a fine collection of early children’s books and manuscripts, and materials from the twentieth century (as well as earlier periods). Nevertheless the focus on the written word, the history of the book, and master drawings has been maintained. https://www.themorgan.org/digital-facsimiles Level: […]

Screen Studies

Screen Studies is a dynamic digital platform taking users from script to screen and beyond – offering a broad range of content from Bloomsbury, Faber & Faber and the British Film Institute to support moving-image studies. https://www.screenstudies.com/home Level: All

Visualizing Chaucer

This Robbins Library Digital Project seeks to capture postmedieval illustrated versions of Chaucer’s work. The project provides annotations for books containing illustrated versions of Chaucer’s writings and organizes these images by character/work for easy accessibility. Our intention is to make these images readily accessible, where copyright allows, for teachers, students, and scholars interested in the […]

Locating London’s Past

This website allows you to search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and to map the results on to a fully GIS compliant version of John Rocque’s 1746 map. https://www.locatinglondon.org/ Level: All

London Lives 1690 – 1800 Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis

London Lives makes available, in a fully digitised and searchable form, a wide range of primary sources about eighteenth-century London, with a particular focus on plebeian Londoners. This resource includes over 240,000 manuscript and printed pages from eight London archives and is supplemented by fifteen datasets created by other projects. It provides access to historical […]

Cornell University Library’s Witchcraft Collection

Digital Witchcraft Collection is part of the Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. It contains more than 3,000 books, manuscripts, and related materials. More information about the content of the collection is available on the Collection Overview page. An online selection of 104 English language books from the Witchcraft Collection is available to search, […]

The Duchas Project National Folklore Archive Ireland

The objective of the project is to initiate the digitization of the National Folklore Collection (NFC) so that: the public has online access to material from the Collection and a data management system is available for NFC to which other material can be added in the future. Project partners: National Folklore Collection, UCD, the National […]

Early English Books Online (ECCO) via UCD Library

Early English Books Online is now available on the enhanced ProQuest platform and is cross-searchable with Early European Books, ProQuest journals, newspapers, dissertations and other relevant databases to which your institution has access. The new user experience is now available in parallel with the current version until January 2020. With its clean interface and responsive […]

Irish Newspapers Archive via UCD Library

Newspapers are very useful for identifying key trends, reviewing analysis of specific issues and tracing original research. They also provide a wealth of primary source material for scholarly research in many subject areas. UCD Library holds an extensive range of regional, national and international newspapers. Further information on our Newspaper collections can be found here. […]

UCD Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities

The Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities has at its core an interdisciplinary vision spanning the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences with the aim of fostering and facilitating multi-disciplinary research and collaboration focused on the changing construction of gender and gender relations and theories of power, identities and sexualities. Active engagement with activists, social […]

Emily Dickinson Archive

Emily Dickinson Archive (EDA) provides high-resolution images of manuscripts of Dickinson’s poetry, along with transcriptions and annotations from selected historical and scholarly editions. This first release focuses on gathering images of those poems included in The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition, edited by R. W. Franklin (Cambridge: Belknap Press of the Harvard University Press, […]

South Hem : Settler and Indigenous Writing in the British-Controlled Southern Hemisphere and Straits Settlements, 1780-1870

SouthHem is a five-year (2016-2021) comparative study of the literary outputs and mediating institutions produced by British settlers, indigenous populations, and mixed-race peoples in the British-controlled Southern Hemisphere and Straits Settlements from 1780-1870. The project focuses on three transnational zones: ‘Zone 1’ (Oceania): Australia and New Zealand; ‘Zone 2’ (Southern Africa): Cape Colony and Natal; […]

Library of Southern Literature

The “Library of Southern Literature” includes a wide range of literary works of the American South published before 1924. This collection was originally based on Dr. Robert Bain’s bibliography of the hundred most important southern literary works and continues to expand under the guidance of scholarly advisors Dr. Joseph M. Flora and Dr. William L. […]

Digital Scriptorium

Digital Scriptorium is a growing consortium of American libraries and museums committed to free online access to their collections of pre-modern manuscripts. Our website unites scattered resources from many institutions into a national digital platform for teaching and scholarly research. It serves to connect an international user community to multiple repositories by means of a […]

Archives of Sexuality and Gender Gale

The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program provides a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise […]

Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries contains more than 115,000 books and periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain from the mid-1600s to present day. The Library also has small holdings manuscript collections, original […]


Sometime in the middle of the fifth-century BC, Herodotus, a Greek living on the coast of Asia Minor in a town called Halicarnassus (modern-day Bodrum, Turkey) set out to explain the origins of the Great War that had taken place a generation before between his peoples, the Greeks, and the Persians. The result is his […]

CEMEC Connecting Early Medieval European Collections

Connecting Early Medieval European Collections (CEMEC) is an EU-funded cooperation project that aims to create a collaborative network, and a cost-effective business model, between eight European museum collections and six technical partners. Drawing on objects from participating museum collections, the project will produce ‘CROSSROADS’, a travelling exhibition focusing on connectivity and cultural exchange during the […]

Irish Poetry Reading Collection

The Irish Poetry Reading Collection, which forms part of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive, is a central repository for readings by Irish poets, in both the English and the Irish language. This collection aims to capture and preserve the rich and diverse landscape of poetry in Ireland, and includes the voices of: established poets; emerging […]

Mapping the Republic of Letters

Before email, faculty meetings, international colloquia, and professional associations, the world of scholarship relied on its own networks: networks of correspondence that stretched across countries and continents; the social networks created by scientific academies; and the physical networks brought about by travel. These networks were the lifelines of learning, from the age of Erasmus to […]

Irish Adverts Project

The IFI Irish Film Archive, supported by a grant from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s Archiving Funding Scheme, has catalogued, digitised, restored and preserved a large collection of 35mm film television advertisements made in the 1960’s, ‘70s and ‘80s. These commercials were made for broadcast on Irish television by a number of prolific Irish advertising […]

Broadside Ballads Online from the Bodleian Libraries

Broadside Ballads Online presents a digital collection of English printed ballad-sheets from between the 16th and 20th centuries, linked to other resources for the study of the English ballad tradition. This resource is maintained by the Bodleian Libraries and features the Bodleian’s digital collections of ballads, with links to the English Broadside Ballad Archive’s digital […]

Irish film and TV Research Online

Irish Film & TV Research Online is a website designed to bring together the research material relating to Irish-made cinema and television as well as to Irish-themed audio-visual representations produced outside of Ireland. It also incorproates historically imporant silent films made in Ireland and provides an insight into the official response to foreign cinema in […]

Radical Scatters: Emily Dickinson’s Late Fragments and Related Texts, 1870 -1886

The core of Radical Scatters consists of eighty-two documents carrying over one hundred fragmentary texts composed by Dickinson in the final decades of her life. In addition to the core texts, the archive’s primary materials include fifty-three poems, letters, and other writings by Dickinson with direct links to the fragments. While the manuscripts of the […]

Digital Platform for Contemporary Irish Writing

The Digital Platform for Contemporary Irish Writing is designed to meet the challenges particular to research and teaching in contemporary writing, including the relative lack of resources and critical commentaries, the difficulty of access to some source material, especially for international readers, and the difficulty and challenges in adjudicating the quality and nature of source […]

Modernist Journals Project

The Modernist Journals Project digitizes English-language literary magazines from the 1890s to the 1920s. We also offer essays and other supporting materials from the period. https://modjourn.org Level: All

Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts

The Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts Digital Edition gathers together in the virtual space of the web some 1100 pages of fiction written in Jane Austen’s own hand. Through digital reunification, it is now possible to access, read, and compare high quality images of original manuscripts whose material forms are scattered around the world in libraries […]

The William Blake Archive

A free site on the World Wide Web since 1996, the Blake Archive was conceived as an international public resource that would provide unified access to major works of visual and literary art that are highly disparate, widely dispersed, and more and more often severely restricted as a result of their value, rarity, and extreme […]


The Women in Modern Irish Culture project is a searchable database of the work of Irish women writers during the period 1800-2005. The database includes a whole range of publications, such as novels, articles, poems, memoirs, travel writing, essays, cookery writing, plays, and films. Every known edition of a book, play, or film is listed, […]

At the Circulating Library: A Database of Victorian Fiction 1837-1901

At the Circulating Library: A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837-1901 offers a biographical and bibliography database of nineteenth-century British fiction. The database is hosted by the Victorian Research Web, a major and free research resource for Victorian scholars. The database currently contains entries for 19,143 titles, 4,073 authors, and 603 publishers as well as information […]

Belfast group Poetry Networks

The Belfast Group connected a new generation of poets and writers from Northern Ireland. Meeting at Philip Hobsbaum’s house in the shadow of Queen’s University, the Group read and commented on the drafts of each others’ poems, plays, and stories. Notable members of the Group included Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, and Michael Longley. Read drafts […]

African American Women Writers of the 19thCentury

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century is a digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers. A part of the Digital Schomburg, this collection provides access to the thought, perspectives and creative abilities of black women as captured in books and pamphlets published prior to 1920. A full text […]

Detect: Detecting Transcultural Identity in European Popular Crime Narratives

Large collaborative initiative that involves scholars, teachers, students, professionals of the creative industries, and the general public in investigating how practices of transnational production, distribution and consumption in the field of popular culture have facilitated the appearance of engaging representations of Europe’s cultural identity. In accordance with the priority defined by the European Agenda for […]

Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant Garde

Artist, poet, feminist, entrepreneur, inventor, and world traveler, Mina Loy consorted with nearly every avant-garde movement, including Futurism, Dada, and Surrealism, but was contained by none. Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde documents her avant-garde affiliations, pursuing new modes of textual and visual expression in order to invite a closer, more informed engagement with her work. […]

International Crime Fiction Research Group

The International Crime Fiction Research Group, based at the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities in Queen’s University Belfast, was created in 2013. It brings together scholars from disciplines such as literature, film studies and cultural history. Its principal aim is to organise a series of initiatives themed around issues relating to the international […]

Mapping readers and readership in Dublin, 1826-1926: a new cultural geography

This project is centred on the reconstruction of biographical and geographical patterns of readership and reading in Dublin between 1826 and 1926. The project aims at collating and exploit data from unique extant records of readership at Marsh’s Library for this period and it draws on Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to provide an innovative […]

Songs of the Victorians: An Archive

An archive of parlor and art song settings of Victorian poems, and also a scholarly tool to facilitate interdisciplinary music and poetry scholarship. It is designed and developed by Joanna Swafford with the generous support of a Scholars’ Lab Fellowship from the University of Virginia. It contains four songs: Michael William Balfe’s “Come into the […]

Middle English Text Series: A Robbins Library Digital Project

The Middle English Texts Series is a long-running academic publishing project based out of the University of Rochester’s Robbins Library. The goal of this project is to make relatively unknown or unread medieval texts available to scholars, teachers, and students who may otherwise struggle to find them in the commercial market. These digital editions, which […]

Dickens Journals Online

DJO is free at point of delivery. Readers have access to high-quality facsimile downloads of each weekly number, which show a fully searchable transcript of the text of each page, which has been patiently corrected by means of the OTC project, and with the help of our volunteers. Authors’ names are being supplied where known, […]

The Carlyle Letters Online: A Victorian Cultural Reference

Here you will find a perspective on the 19th century like no other, through the words of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. Browse thousands of their collected letters by date, by recipient, by subject, and by volume. We invite you to experience a correspondence that features some of the most influential writers and thinkers of […]

NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship)

NINES is a scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first. Our activities are driven by three primary goals: to serve as a peer-reviewing body for digital work in the long 19th-century (1770-1920), British and American; to support scholars’ priorities and […]

Romantic Circles

Romantic Circles is a refereed scholarly Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture. It is the collaborative product of an ever-expanding community of editors, contributors, and users around the world, overseen by a distinguished Advisory Board. Review our Conditions of Use Statement for information on the re-publication or other use of Romantic […]

18th C Scholarship Online

What is 18thConnect? 18thConnect gathers together information about and links to the best primary and secondary texts that are available in digital form, either freely available on the Web or available by subscription. The digital scholarly resources in the field of eighteenth-century studies that are all searchable here, together, in one place, come from libraries, […]


MEL’s Archive gives you direct access to our entire collection of digital images and texts. We use our management tool MELCat to register images of manuscript and books, which we then use to create MEL’s scholarly editions, and to enter metadata on Artworks, Persons, Places, Events, and Maps for consistent contextual annotation of each edition. […]


At Europeana we work with thousands of European archives, libraries and museums to share cultural heritage for enjoyment, education and research. Europeana provides access to millions of books, music, artworks and more – with sophisticated search and filter tools to help you find what you’re looking for. To find out how cultural material gets from […]