The Kit Marlowe Project is a digital space designed to introduce undergraduates with diverse majors to project-driven, research-based learning, and digital humanities practices in the context of studying one of Elizabethan England’s most compelling literary figures. As one of Shakespeare’s most famous contemporaries, Christopher Marlowe was a poet, playwright, and likely spy; his friends called him “Kit” and so do we. The site has been created so that students may curate an open-source collection of Marlowe’s works, contribute exhibits, encyclopedia, and bibliography entries, plus contribute to cultural preservation efforts by transcribing, encoding, and publishing archival works in an open-access forum. Excepting the About blogs, the Teaching Resources, the Contributor Resources, and the Mini-Archive documentation, all content has been student-generated.
This ongoing open-access project seeks to represent the striking verse of Hester Pulter (1605-1678) in at least four versions: transcriptions of the manuscript; photographic facsimiles of its pages; Elemental Editions (basic modernizations with spare annotations); and contrastive Amplified Editions, created by a growing team of contributors. Side-by-side display enhances opportunities for comparison. Supporting Curations contextualize individual poems, and Explorations offer broader points of entry. An index features hyperlinked keywords to generate thematic subsets of the verse.
This site operates as both a teaching and a research resource for students and scholars of the English literary Renaissance. It not only provides freely-accessible editions of Pulter’s still little-known poetry, it also brings those editions into close contact with images of the unique manuscript witness, while contextualizing them through contact with other verbal and visual materials that help to integrate Pulter’s novel literary voice into the canon. The deliberate display of contrastive versions also helps to pull back the curtain on scholarly editing.
The Global Shakespeares Video & Performance Archive is a collaborative project providing online access to performances of Shakespeare from many parts of the world as well as essays and metadata provided by scholars and educators in the field. The archive is a work in progress and currently includes a catalogue of over 300 productions.
A companion to the published volumes of Private Libraries in Renaissance England, this searchable database is composed of book lists and library catalogs of private book collections in England collected from wills, inventories, and account ledgers.The aim of the collection is to reconstruct the history of book reading and collecting as well as the book trade.
Early Stuart Libels is a web-based edition of early seventeenth-century English political poetry from manuscript sources. It brings into the public domain over 350 poems, many of which have never before been published. The edition is divided into chronological and thematic sections for ease of navigation. It is fully searchable by name and source.
This is a collaborative online resource for teaching Othello, including readings, activities and assignments, self-grading quizzes, discussion forum, and links for sharing assignments with classmates and faculty around the world. The goal is to link professors and students from very different areas of our too-divided world, and also very different kinds of selective and open admissions institutions in conversation about race, difference, migration, sex, gender, domestic violence, and Othello.
The Lost Plays Database is a wiki-style forum for scholars to share information about lost plays in England, 1570-1642. Its purpose is to add lost plays to scholarly discussions of early modern theatrical activity.
A database of 186 lexical texts published or written in England from 1475 to 1702 that hold fully searchable 620,000 word-entries. LEME offers unique digitized access to dictionaries, glossaries, and other lexical texts in a host of languages, focusing on English but including major works in Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish. LEME is hosted by the University of Toronto Library and published (since 2006) by the University of Toronto Press. It grows annually.
An online repository of works printed in English between the years 1477 and 1799. These publications are provided for nonprofit purposes only; unique site content is copyright ©1992–2008 the editors and The University of Oregon.
The social edition is a work that brings communities together to engage in conversation around a text formed and reformed through an ongoing, iterative, public editorial process. A verse miscellany belonging to the 1530s and early 1540s.