First-line indexes and searchable electronic texts
The purpose of the Union First Line Index, hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, D.C.), is to enable cross-institutional literary research by providing a database of the first lines of manuscript verse held by the contributing institutions.
This blog charts major happenings in the world of early modern textual studies: publications, conferences, funding opportunities, and major research initiatives.
You can search the full content of our 1,800 broadsides, dating from 1650 to 1910, by single word (e.g. a place name), or exact phrase(s), or by specific year.
The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing was founded to create a global network for book historians working in a broad range of scholarly disciplines.
This is the website of the Cambridge Centre for Material Texts, an initiative aimed at pushing forward critical, theoretical, editorial and bibliographical work in an area which is galvanizing humanities scholarship.
The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) lists over 460,000 items published between 1473 and 1800, mainly, but not exclusively, in English, published mainly in the British Isles and North America, from the collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries.
The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies promotes the study of all aspects of the global 'long' eighteenth century.
The diaries of Samuel Pepys from London, UK in the 17th century.
The website of Chawton House Library: Home to early English women's writing. Chawton House Library is a charity with a unique collection of books focusing on women's writing in English from 1600 to 1830.
To provide an academic forum for the exchange of information on Eighteenth-Century Studies, Romanticism, and Folklore.
The Birmingham Eighteenth Century Centre Website.
The Centre was founded in 1996 at the University of York, and is now an internationally renowned centre for the study of the 'long' eighteenth century, 1650-1850.
The Warwick Eighteenth Century Centre is an interdisciplinary research centre based in the Department of History of the University of Warwick.
The Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment is a new and fast-expanding research centre with an annual programme of lectures, seminars and conferences on every aspect of the Enlightenment and the Eighteenth Century – from debates about tolerance and freedom of speech, questions of intelligent design and atheism, to issues of colonialism and commercial economy.
The Voltaire Foundation is a research department in the University of Oxford, publishing in the area of the Eighteenth century, especially the French Enlightenment.
An interdisciplinary seminar in literature and cultural history 1780-1830, Oxford University
Based in the English Faculty, the Centre for Early Modern Studies serves as a central forum for research, conferences and graduate study, and aims to encourage collaboration across a wide range of related disciplines.
The Spectator Project uses DjVu files which are considerably smaller than equivalent images files, such as TIFF, PDF and JPG. DjVu uses complex text/image and compression algorithms, which allow the faithful representation of the compressed images and the editing of the text extracted from the images.
An interactive version of one of the earliest English periodicals. 1704 - 1713.
Jonathan Swift's 1710-1713 London letter-journal
The site formerly known as History of the Book @ Oxford. Dedicated webspace for History of the Book events and resources throughout the UK.