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Resources for research in Irish Studies: A selection.
- Digiquest: A scholarly forum for discussion and exchange of ideas about the digitisation of Ireland's literary, linguistic and visual history.
Database at CELT
- The Galloglass Database is now online. This Project was started at Trinity College Dublin, and completed at University College Cork. It is the a result of collaboration between historians of both universities.
Projects in Ireland and abroad involving dictionaries, source texts, databases, images, and secondary literature
- The Electronic Calendar of the Carte Papers, 1660-87: These are kept in the Bodleian Library and have been made available online. The core of the papers are from James Butler, 12th Earl and 1st Duke of Ormond (1610–1688).
- ISOS: Irish Script on Screen, a joint project by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and Dublin City University, funded by DIAS and the DCU Eduational Trust. ISOS is creating digital images of Irish manuscripts for viewing on the internet, along with cataloguing information. Registration is required for viewing large images.
- Bardic Poetry Database, compiled by Dr Katherine Simms, and hosted by the School of Celtic at the DIAS, Dublin.
- *selgā is an online project for Celtic studies, published by the A. G. van Hamel Foundation for Celtic Studies, a Dutch non-profit organisation based in Utrecht. Inquiries can be e-mailed to selga[at]vanhamel.nl.
- eDIL: the electronic Dictionary of the Irish language, mainly from Old and Middle Irish material (up to c. 1650) hosted by the Royal Irish Academy.
- Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru: The University of Wales Dictionary of the Welsh Language (Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru) is now available online in a full version which is freely accessible.
- Irish Sagas Online is a website which aims to make available reliable versions of the original texts of medieval Irish sagas with parallel translations into Modern Irish and English. This website is the brainchild of Tom O'Donovan of University College Cork and was developed with the co-operation of Kevin Murray, Beatrix Färber, Peter Flynn, Margaret Lantry and Tomás Ó hAodha.
- LOCUS: Irish medieval placename project at University College Cork.
- Oral History @UCC: A digital archive created in conjunction with the first oral history class offered by the School of History at University College Cork in Autumn 2013. Developed by Sara Goek, PhD candidate in Digital Humanities, UCC.
- Samuel Lewis: A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (London 1837): available at Libraryireland.com.
- AINM, a biographical textbase about Irish Writers past and present, in Irish.
- Irish Emigration Database (IED), a database with wide-ranging documents about to Irish Migration (mainly transatlantic) between 1700 and 1950, with three quarters ranging from 1820 to 1920.
- Foundations of Irish Culture, Irish Manuscripts on the Continent AD 600–850, a Project in NUIG Galway with an online catalogue of 68 manuscripts, maps and essays.
- The Celtic Digital Initiative at the Department of Early and Medieval Irish at UCC has been making scarce resources available in an electronic format to students and scholars, both within UCC and beyond. It has been jointly funded by the Department of Early and Medieval Irish and by UCC's Quality Promotion Unit.
- St Patrick's Confessio Hypertext Stack is an online resource hosted by the Royal Irish Academy, and directed by Dr Anthony Harvey.
- The Honan Chapel & Collection: this multimedia website introduces the Honan Chapel, Cork. The chapel and its liturgical collection, dating from 1916, represent a unique case study of the Irish Arts & Crafts Movement (1894–1925). The website was produced to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the chapel and its collection and is a collaborative project directed by the Chaplaincy, UCC; designed by Computer Science, UCC and funded by Quality Promotion Unit, UCC.
- The Electronic Manipulus florum Project Edition. It contains the florilegium originally compiled by Thomas de Hibernia in 1306. The electronic edition was compiled by Dr Chris L. Nighman, History Department, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
- Dictionary of
Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources: "An integrated database and dictionary project, designed to contribute to the fields of Patristic, Medieval, Celtic, and Latin studies by compiling and publishing suitable scholarly works both in electronic and in conventional media. For the sake of efficiency, overlap with other projects is avoided." Funded by the RIA; hosted by QUB.
- Early Irish Glossaries Database hosted at Cambridge University. This project by Dr Paul Russell, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, Cambridge University, and Pádraic Moran, Centre for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change, Galway University, will make available the major Early Irish Glossaries. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) .
- Dr Dan Mc Carthy's Irish Annals Chronology (at the Computer Science Department, Trinity College Dublin). Indispensable for scholars dealing with dating issues, this website has detailed information about synchronisation of the (reliable) kalends annals, as well as sources using the (unreliable) list of 'kings of Ireland' (regnal canon); accompanied by background articles.
- CoSEI: Computer Science and English Initiative at University College Dublin. Includes the Thomas MacGreevy Hypertext Chronology project.
- TLH: The Thesaurus Linguae Hibernicae at University College Dublin aims to provide digital editions of Texts in the Franciscan A manuscripts, now in UCD; and text editions no longer easily available. Funded by Professor Marianne McDonald.
- Wessex Parallel Web Texts 'An electronic anthology of Middle English works in prose and verse' with introductions, translations, and manuscript images, at the English Department, University of Southampton.
- Penal Law Website
'A website devoted to the Penal Laws, including sources, summaries and commentaries, at the University of Minnesota Law School'.
- The Great Famine Collection
'Books online at the Arnold Bernhard Library, University of Quinnipiac, Connecticut, including more resources on the Irish Famine, such as various Board of Guardian Minute Books from that period.
- Digitale Bibliothek, Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt/Main: The Institute's Digital Library is the hub for results of various digitisation projects developed to improve information access in the Humanities. Digital facsimiles and the corresponding meta-data are integrated into separate project databases and cover Private Law in the German-speaking countries, access to 19-century law journals and to legal dissertations from the 16th to 18th century.
- The Flight of the Earls
Website, maintained by Dr John McCavitt.
- Irish Writers online
is a bio-bibliographical dictionary of contemporary Irish writers, maintained by Philip Casey.
- British Civil Wars, Commonwealth and Protectorate: this large website devoted to the history of the British Civil Wars, with very useful information on military history and biographies, is privately maintained
- Internet Library of Early Journals: A digital library of 18th and 19th Century journals. An eLib (Electronic Libraries Programme) Project by the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford.
- The Ussher Project at Edward Worth Library, Dublin.
a catalogue of electronic texts on the Internet
Augustana: collectio textuum electronicorum Augustae Vindelicorum
(AppleMac et Netscape his paginis optimum visum dant).
- Biblioteca Virtuale On-Line a Collaboration of the Centro di Ricerche Informatiche per i Beni Culturali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and the Istituto di Studi sul Rinascimento di Firenze. A collection of Italian Renaissance Writings by various authors in Italian and Latin, searchable according to various criteria.
- Scéla—Catalogue of mediaeval Irish narratives & literary enumerations a fine private website by Štepán Kosík, Czechia. Contains information about Celticists/Indoeuropeanists with links to Bohemia, such as Josef Baudiš (in Czech), Kuno Meyer and Julius Pokorny (in
- Cúirt an Mheán Oíche: The Midnight Court by Brian Merriman. Includes Irish text, and English translation (by J. Noel Fahey).
- Electronic Text
Collections in Western European Literature, University of Virginia.
- Humanities Text Initiative, University of Michigan.
- Corpus of Middle
English Prose and Verse, University of Michigan
- Corpus Scriptorum Latinarum, a collaborative project with the main purpose of creating a digital library of the entire body of Latin literature, Harvard University
- Internet Medieval
History Sourcebook, maintained by Dr Paul Halsall, Fordham University.
- A virtual Bibliotheca Palatina: a virtual reconstruction of this famous library by Heidelberg (in German).
- CAMENA - Corpus Automatum Multiplex Electorum Neolatinitatis Auctorum: contains a full-text searchable corpus of Neolatin poetry and a corpus of historico-political neolatin literature from the Early Modern
period. A collaborative Project of the Universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim (in German and English).
- On-Line Books Page,
University of Pennsylvania.
- Oxford Text Archive
- Project Bartleby
- Project Gutenberg
- Projekt Gutenberg DE
- Projekt Runeberg, a volunteer effort to create free electronic editions of classic Nordic (Scandinavian) literature for use on the Internet. Based in Linköping University, Sweden.
- Renascence Editions: Works Printed in English, 1477-1799.
- Voltaire: Candide as Gaeilge, arna astriú le Alan Mac an Bhaird ón Fraincis.
Historical Oireachtas Debates on the Irish Goverment website.
- The Current Oireachtas Debates on the Irish Goverment website.
Miscellaneous resources (in no particular order)