This public food history project aims to find, cook, and discuss recipes from cookbooks produced between 1600 and 1800. Each month a new recipe is added along with historical contextualization, a photograph of the original recipe, a transcription, a modernization, and a discussion of the cooking process and results. The project also includes resources for teaching with early modern recipes.
A digital archive of manuscript miscellanies and commonplace books from ca. 1450–1720, including research and teaching resources for late medieval and early modern manuscript studies.
This project reconstructs the lives and work of women printers in Antwerp, Leuven and Douai during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, providing users with information about kinship and commercial networks, printing houses and rare books.
This project collects, organizes, and presents data related to late-medieval and early modern laywomen and their books. Through an interactive map of Europe, users are able to visualize networks of manuscripts, texts, and readers and explore the libraries and peregrinations of women book owners.
The data collected in the project has the potential to shift scholarly paradigms by challenging narratives of national literary history and uncovering the active role played by women in creating, consuming literary and material culture and in circulating texts across national, geographic, and generational borders.
The Archaeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe (AOR) uses digital technologies to enable the systematic exploration of the historical reading practices of Renaissance scholars nearly 450 years ago. This is possible through AOR’s corpus of thirty-six fully digitized and searchable versions of early printed books filled with tens of thousands of handwritten notes, left by two of the most dedicated readers of the early modern period: John Dee and Gabriel Harvey.
Digitized collection of over 300 printed books of music held in the British Library.
The Atlas of Early Printing is an interactive site designed to be used as a tool for teaching the early history of printing in Europe during the second half of the fifteenth century. While printing in Asia predates European activity by several hundred years, the rapid expansion of the trade following the discovery of printing in Mainz, Germany, around the middle of the fifteenth century is a topic of great importance to the history of European civilization.