Furnace and Fugue: A Digital Edition of Michael Maier’s Atalanta fugiens (1618), with Scholarly Commentary, edited by Tara Nummedal and Donna Bilak
Re-rendering the German alchemist Michael Maier’s intriguing and complex musical alchemical emblem book, Atalanta fugiens (1618), as an enhanced, open-access, online publication, Furnace and Fugue allows contemporary readers to hear, see, manipulate, and investigate Atalanta fugiens in ways that Maier perhaps imagined but that were impossible to fully realize before now. An interactive, layered digital edition provides accessibility and flexibility, presenting all the elements of the original book along with significant enhancements that allow for deep engagement by specialists and nonspecialists alike, while scholarly essays explore Atalanta fugiens and its place in the history of music, science, print, and visual culture in early modern Europe.
This website, as a freely available digital critical edition, makes the poetry of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, freely available online for all to use, for teaching or research. More importantly, the full textual notes show the numerous variants across the three editions, which will allow readers of these excellent poems to see the tremendous amount of revision that Cavendish made to her poems.
A select database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era (late 15th-18th c.). Late medieval and patristic works printed and referenced in the early modern era are also included. The PRDL is a project of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research.
UK RED is an open-access database housed at The Open University containing over 30,000 easily searchable records documenting the history of reading in Britain from 1450 to 1945. Evidence of reading presented in UK RED is drawn from published and unpublished sources as diverse as diaries, commonplace books, memoirs, sociological surveys, and criminal court and prison records.
A resource for book history and literary technologies that includes exhibits, course materials, and a bibliography. Exhibits include medieval manuscripts, an exhibit on medieval scribes and their tools, and Renaissance toxicology manuscripts.
Mapping the Republic of Letters explores scholarly networks from Erasmus to Benjamin Franklin using vizualization, timelines, and network analysis. The project’s datasets includes information on scholarly correspondence, correspondence networks, publications, maps, and travelogs. To date it includes case studies on Voltaire, Galileo, and Athanasius Kircher.
A website of love emblems, a very popular genre based on word and image combinations for the youth in the Low Countries ca. 1600. It currently includes 27 Dutch love emblem books, religious as well as profane. For all of these we have full transcriptions, page facsimiles and indexes, as well as extended search options. Links to sources and parallels, translations and annotation are being added.