Featured Resource Pages
The following pages are highlighted as useful resources for educators.
Use the filters below to search by century, era, geography, type of resource, and other topics of interest to students of the medieval past.
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These videos describe and demonstrate the use of digital resources that will aid researchers and teachers as they understand and describe geography and its social impacts in the middle ages. Many of the tools and concepts may be useful to scholars of late antiquity and global medievalism as well.
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Access resources and research about the significance of interactions between different parts of the globe in the medieval era.
Access a new translation of the Zhufan zhi (Gazetteer of Foreign Lands), produced by a medieval Chinese official.
This digital tour of the museum takes visitors through four spaces that evoke innovative medieval settings.
Browse a digital collection of Roman curse tablets discovered in Britain, with introductions to the corpus.
View bibliographies, manuscript collections, and other resources pertaining to Byzantine and adjacent cultures and materials.
Browse a blog that links to resources and documents pertaining to late antique Christianity and its manuscript traditions.
Access a resource page for Coptic manuscripts, texts, bibliographies, and much more.
View a digital game centered around imagery found in medieval illuminated manuscripts.
View scans of unusual or humorous illuminations, intended to create interest in medieval culture.
This video highlights ideas about teaching an exemplum from an early 14th century Middle English text in tandem with a 1950s American Horror comic.
Browse grammars and literature pertaining to languages such as Indic, Iranian, Tocharian, Armenian, Baltic, Slavonic, Old Russian, Old Frisian, Germanic, Gothic, Greek, Italic, Celtic, Tamil, Chinese, etc.
Access grammars and introductions to such Iranian topics as Manichaeism, Zoroastrianism, and Sorani Kurdish language, from Harvard University.
This video offers an introduction to Talis Elevate (https://talis.com/talis-elevate/), a digital resource annotation tool used in the School of History and Heritage at the University of Lincoln (UK) since September 2018. Talis Elevate was initially used to foreground students' online reading practices outside class (to support collaboration, preparation and assessment), but since the pandemic it has been used in a variety of different ways across the curriculum. Talis's developers are now exploring the broader pedagogic implications of our use of this tool under the rubric 'active online reading' and welcome input from other users of Talis Elevate and similar resource annotation tools.
This video introduction to the Books of Duchesses digital mapping project allows users to explore the kinds of texts women readers owned in the middle ages, where these readers lived, and whether the books are still with us today. A beautiful project that fleshes out questions of medieval female readers and writers.
Browse important sources for Pahlavi and other Persian history and thought, including Zoroastrian and Manichaean sources.
Curated and produced by a team of 3 volunteers at the KB, National Library of the Netherlands, the Medieval Memes site allows you to make your own memes with the images they provide, or ones you choose yourself.
Search a database of 1,176 late antique persons/groups and their connections, 422 locations, and 497 cases of clerical exile.
Find examples of Genizah manuscripts that illustrate the usefulness of manuscript data for historical and cultural work.
Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in Our Time is a collaborative initiative between New York University's Department of Italian Studies and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, and the Dante Society of America. The aim is to produce podcast conversations about all 100 cantos of the Divine Comedy, to be completed within the seventh centenary of Dante's death in 2021.