Inspired by the difficulties in visiting churches and other historic sites during the Coronavirus pandemic, The British Archaeological Association is looking at ways of promoting the use of digital technology to allow them to be seen even during a lockdown, or for those far distant.
For those unable to access resources in person due to Covid-19 restrictions, there are two digital opportunities to find copies or online links to necessary texts through networking with fellow medieval scholars.
This site is a pilot version of a resource designed to introduce students to some key concepts in medieval Christianity. The goal is to provide short articles and other resources which will help undergraduates in their study of medieval culture and literature.
Please note the existence of a new resource, which has just gone live: The online Census of Italian Renaissance Woodcuts. The Census team have traced, studied and catalogued all single-leaf woodcuts and woodblocks made in Italy from the earliest known use of this medium to about 1550.
This site holds basic information and resources relating to the study of Islamic manuscripts. If you are new to thinking about the material aspects of Islamic manuscripts or are simply curious and want to know more, then this site is for you!
Due to the pandemic, a number of the British Archaeological Association’s meetings and lectures have had to be cancelled. However, fear not, because the BAA have recorded their lectures and provided a fantastic resource sharing community. Check out what the BAA have digitally available.
Since the beginning of lock-down, Sam Fogg has been giving Medieval Art enthusiasts a glimpse into their expansive collection with their Object of the Week series. The wonderful team at Sam Fogg present a different fascinating object every Friday. You can check out the series over on their website, twitter and instragram! Here are aContinue reading “Sam Fogg: Object of the Week”
This project presents an annotated copy of Matthew Paris’s c. 1250 map of Britain (BL Cotton MS Claudius D VI), made using Omeka’s Neatline extension.
Missing your regular fix of church crawls? We’ve assembled a list of 3D virtual tours and models of UK cathedrals for you to enjoy. Their quality varies hugely, but they’re a handy substitute for the real thing, even as places start to open up. Maybe those cathedral Twitter accounts can get competitive again, as theyContinue reading “Virtual Church Crawls”
Today is the feast of the Translation of St Thomas Becket, when his relics were translated to his new shrine into the Trinity Chapel at Canterbury Cathedral – on 7th July 1220. To celebrate Becket’s Translation, we’ve compiled a list of various resources, articles & events that are taking place. Article: Modelling the Cult ofContinue reading “On This Day: 800 year anniversary of the translation of the relics of Saint Thomas Becket to his new shrine in Canterbury Cathedral”