Where To Start with Medieval Studies

Bloomsbury Medieval Studies
Bloomsbury Medieval Studies is a new interdisciplinary digital resource with a global perspective. It will bring together high-quality secondary content with visual primary sources, a brand new reference work and pedagogical resources into one cross-searchable platform, to support students and scholars across this rich field of study. Right now, use of the resource requires registering your interest via email for a free institutional trial; individuals can also sign up to a newsletter for updates. By September 2019, this resource will be available via subscription or perpetual access to institutions worldwide.

Consulting Medieval Manuscripts Online
A list of links to manuscript collections and archives, individual manuscripts and even selected pages from manuscripts, all available online.

Digital Medievalist
The Digital Medievalist Project is an international web-based Community of Practice for medievalists working with digital media. It was established in 2003 to help scholars meet the increasingly sophisticated demands faced by designers of contemporary digital projects. The DM (The Digital Medievalist) is a peer-reviewed on-line journal for technology and medieval studies, and links to it can be found on the main home page.

Europäischen Totentanz-Vereinigung
Website dedicated to the study of totentanz or the danse macabre. Includes a listing of films including danses macabres.

History Online
Guide to a range of online resources including theses in progress and completed since 1995.

International Medieval Bibliography at Brepolis.net
The leading interdisciplinary bibliography of the Middle Ages, with over 300,000 records of publications dating from 1967 to the present. Find out more about the IMB.

The Internet Classics Archive
Searchable database of 441 texts in English translation (mostly Greco-Roman authors, but also some Chinese and Persian).

Literary Resources – Medieval
List of medieval literary resources available online, with links.

The Labyrinth
Labyrinth medieval studies website, organized by Georgetown University. Information about a range of medieval topics, with links to primary and secondary texts, visual sources (art, architecture, archaeology, maps), audio material, glossaries, bibliographies, organisations and discussion lists.

Mediaevum
Primary portal for German medieval studies online. Primary texts, teaching tools, bibliographic information, and links to specific websites on a range of disciplines.

Medieval Digital Resources (MDR)
MDR is a curated database of peer-reviewed digital materials for the study of the Middle Ages. Users can browse an alphabetical list or search using controlled-vocabulary subject tags to find vetted online resources of many types. MDR does not include resources that are paywalled or require pass access.

Medieval Histories
This site contains a wide array of information about current programs, events, journal publications, book reviews, calls for papers, newsletters and exhibitions pertaining to Medieval History.

Medievalismo
General portal for medieval studies. Medievalismo tries to be a point of contact, meeting and reflection on Medieval History. The site is currently aimed at the Spanish-speaking academic world. It contains an online journal, Medievalismo Digitial, conference listings, journal listings, extensive links and resources pages, and an international list of medievalists.

Medieval Sourcebook
Main source for medieval texts online. Organised by Fordham University, the Internet Medieval Sourcebook contains links to English translations of key texts, including sources available in Spanish and French.

Ménestrel
Online portal with a main focus on the French speaking world.

NetSerf
A major resource for medieval studies online, with links to medieval texts, images and music, and current research.

Online Resources for Medievalists
This list offers a selection of websites that are highly useful for medievalists. Although by no means comprehensive, it is a good starting point.

The Public Medievalist 
The Public Medievalist is a web-magazine with articles on the intersection of medieval history and modern politics and culture.

Reti Medievali
Primary portal for Italian medieval studies on the web. Available in English, German, Italian and French, it contains links to medieval sources (in Latin), encyclopedia-style entries designed for teaching (in Italian), as well as information on current research and journal publications.

Scholar’s Lab – University of Virginia
Not purely medieval in focus, this is an on-line archive of tens of thousands of SGML and XML-encoded electronic texts and images with a library service that offers hardware and software suitable for the creation and analysis of text, some of which are available only to University of Virginia affiliates.

Societa Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo (Latino International Society for the Study of Medieval Latin Culture)
A general resource for medieval events, programmes, conferences, congresses, seminars and access to some online libraries.

University of Leeds Special Collections Blog
Regular blog posts published by the Special Collections librarians at the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.

Voice of the Shuttle
A general resource for the study of the humanities, with a selection of links for many areas of medieval studies, including links to images, texts, conferences, publications, etc.

The Warburg Institute Gateway
This site contains links to webpages on a variety of medieval and classical topics, and lists related works in the library of the Warburg Institute.

WEMSK – What Every Medievalist Should Know
Intended for the beginning to semi-advanced graduate student, this website serves to orientate students to various subject areas within medieval studies. Contains information about a range of topics, and is an indispensable guide for any student of medieval studies.