Contribute to a new cultural picture of medieval Britain

Posted by de57 at Feb 28, 2013 01:21 PM |
Manuscripts Online, co-directed by a University of Leicester lecturer, launches

Launched today (28 February), Manuscripts Online, funded by Jisc, brings to life early printed primary sources of medieval Britain, giving online access to written materials from 1000 to 1500. 

Manuscripts Online is also a crowd sourcing tool, encouraging users to attach comments about the manuscripts they view to an online map and allowing them to share their understanding and knowledge of the manuscripts. The projected is directed by Dr Orietta Da Rold (pictured) of our School of English and Michael Pidd, digital manager at the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield.

This freely available literary resource is the first of this kind, and will allow users to search an enormous body of online primary resources for literary manuscripts, historical documents and early printed books which are located on websites owned by libraries, archives, universities and publishers and which were previously unavailable to them.

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