The Archeology of Reading

The Archeology of Reading

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.

The Atlas of Early Printing

http://atlas.lib.uiowa.edu/

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.