Early Modern Resources v.1


Early Modern Resources is a gateway site for anyone studying the early modern period (c.1500-1800 CE). It only lists resources that are free to access and are primarily concerned with the period. Sites are checked for suitability but not rigorously evaluated. (More...)

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Digital Quaker Collection

DQC is a digital library containing full text and page images of over 500 individual Quaker works from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Société d’Études anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles

Interdisciplinary society examining all aspects of 17th- and 18th culture, literature and society in the British Isles and British North America.


The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents 1610 to 1791

This site contains the entire English translation of the The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, originally compiled and edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites and published by The Burrows BrothersCompany, Cleveland, throughout the latter part of the nineteenth century.

Virtual Jamestown

Virtual Jamestown is part of “e-2007” plans to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Jamestown’s founding.

Material Evidence in Incunabula

MEI is a database specifically designed to record and search the material evidence (or copy specific, post-production evidence and provenance information) of 15th-century printed books: ownership, decoration, binding, manuscript annotations, stamps, prices, etc. MEI is linked to the Incunabula Short Title Catalogue (ISTC)

Europa Inventa: Early European Objects in Australasian Collections

Australasian libraries, galleries and museums hold many thousands of unique and irreplaceable European manuscripts, art works and historic objects dating from the eleventh to the eighteenth centuries… Europa Inventa (“Europe Discovered”) is the first systematic description of these Early European materials; information about 1,700 artworks

The Atlas of Early Printing

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… This website uses Flash to depict the spread of European printing in a manner that allows a user to control dates and other variables.

The Stuart Successions Project

Website for a project which examines the writing printed at moments of royal succession in Britain between 1603 and 1702; looking at a wide range printed sources with the aim of shedding light on the largely neglected body of succession literature in seventeenth-century Britain.

The Selden Map of China

These pages present what is currently known about the map and offer a high-resolution image of it. They also begin the process of putting it into a greater cultural and historical context and chart the course of its restoration.


The Holinshed Project

Project to produce scholarly digital editions of the Holinshed Chronicles, and stimulate a comprehensive reappraisal of the Chronicles as a work of historiography and a major source for imaginative writers.


MarineLives is an innovative academic project for the collaborative transcription, linkage and enrichment of primary manuscripts, which were originated in the High Court of Admiralty, London, 1650-1669. The end product will be a publicly and freely available online academic edition.

Sloane Printed Books Catalogue

catalogue of books which belonged to Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), one of the largest libraries in Europe of its time, and particularly significant for its holdings of medical and scientific material. bibliographical records are enhanced with Sloane’s own numbers or other identifying marks, and with information about previous owners.

Early Modern Forum 1450-1800

The Early Modern Forum aims to encourage and facilitate discussion between academics and postgraduates at our partner institutions, and act as a shared information store which you are all welcome to contribute to. We will collate podcasts of research seminars, maintain an index of useful web links for early modernists, and host postgraduate research in the form of “brief lives” and dissertations.


Tudors On Film

an interactive website for The Tudors on Film and Televison (2012), co-authored by Sue Parrill and William B. Robison, with information about and links to other projects by the authors.

Mathematical Works of the 17th & 18th Centuries

site providing translations into English of a number of important works of the period c.1600-1750.

The 18th-Century Common

The 18th-Century Common offers a public space for sharing the research of scholars who study eighteenth-century cultures with nonacademic readers. We present short digests of our research in accessible, nonspecialized language, along with links to original texts, objects, and images, as well as resources for further reading.

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

an online annual publication that serves as a forum for interactive scholarly discussion on all aspects of women in arts between 1640 and 1830, especially literature, visual arts, music, performance art, film criticism, and production arts.


The Kraus Map Collection

digitised collection containing a wide range of individual maps of Europe and America, a few atlases, a group of manuscript letters by Abraham Ortelius and a group of globes


The Renaissance in Astronomy

exhibition focuses on 16th-century astronomers many finely-crafted and even beautiful objects and sets in a new context the revolutionary proposition of Copernicus that the earth is in motion.

In Mozart’s Words

annotated version of the voluminous correspondence of Mozart and his family: i) a univocal database of all references to people, places and musical works contained in the letters; ii) background materials such as reviews, newspapers, documents, objects, paintings