Manuscript Studies

Digitized Catalogues, Manuscripts, & Databases

Eadwine Monk
Eadwine the Monk, c.1150

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University
Bibliotheca Laureshamensis digital: Virtual Monastic Library of Lorsch
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
British Library Digitized Manuscripts
British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance through Gale Digital Collections
Calames, Online Catalogue of Archives and Manuscripts in French University and Research Libraries
CANTUS: A Database for Latin Ecclesiastical Chant
Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
, designed as a clearing house for digitized manuscripts available online
Cotton Nero A.x Project
DigiPal: Digital Resource and Database of Palaeography, Manuscripts and Diplomatic, funded by the European Research Council
Digital Scriptorium hosted by Columbia University
The Digital Walters, by the Walters Art Museum
Early English Books Online, 1475-1700
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University
E-Codices: Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland
The Electronic Beowulf Project
Enluminures Database
Europa Inventa: Early European Objects in Australasian Collections
Hill Museum & Monastic Library
The Huntington Library
Interactive Album of Medieval Palaeography
Manuscripts of the West Midlands hosted by the University of Birmingham
Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Collection at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Medieval Manuscripts at the Houghton Library, Harvard University
Monastic Manuscript Project, Catalogues of Medieval Manuscripts Online
Old English Manuscripts Database
Parker Library on the Web
Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries
The Princeton Charrette Project for manuscripts of Chrétien de Troyes
The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060-1220
Saganet from National and University Library of Iceland Icelandic Digitized Manuscripts
St. Albans Psalter, University of Aberdeen

Paleography Tools

Abbreviationes Database
Cours de paléographie by Eric Camille Voirin
English Handwriting 1500-1700: An Online Course
Late Medieval English Scribes

Lexicon Abbreviaturarum
Medieval Manuscript Manual
Medieval Writing: History, Heritage and Data Source
Paleo Anglo-Norman
Reading Old Documents at The National Archives
T-PEN: A Transcription Tool for Digital Humanities

Manuscript Resource Pages

Manuscripts Online – Written Culture 1000 to 1500, ongoing project to provide manuscript resources and create a single search engine for digitized manuscripts
Medieval Manuscripts
(by Lisa L. Spanenberg)
Medieval Manuscripts on the Web

Other Online Media about Manuscripts

Bygone Arts YouTtube page, featuring videos about the making of illuminated manuscripts
William Noel, TED Talk on the Archimedes Palimpsest
Enigma: Unpuzzling Difficult Latin Readings in Medieval MSS