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Resources for research in Irish Studies: A selection.
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
- 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.
- CODECS 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. Donations of suitable texts are welcome.
- LOCUS: Irish medieval placename project at the School of Irish Learning, UCC.
- Logainm: Placenames Database of Ireland developed by Fiontar and Scoil na Gaeilge (DCU) and The Placenames Branch (Dept of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht).
- 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 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. (Ended in 2013).
- 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.
- Thomas MacGreevy Archive: A Computer Science and English Initiative at University College Dublin (2007).
- 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. (Ended in 2010.)
- 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. (Ended in 2003.)
- Penal Law Website
A website devoted to the Penal Laws, including sources, summaries and commentaries, at the University of Minnesota Law School.
- Ireland's Great Hunger Museum Digital Database
at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, including 'about 1,500 articles and illustrations related to Ireland and the Great Famine, the worst demographic catastrophe of the 19th century'.
- Digital Library, Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History, 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 metadata are integrated into separate project databases and cover Private Law in the German-speaking countries, access to 18th- and 19th-century law journals, to legal dissertations from the 16th to 18th century, and to the Virtual Reichsrecht (Imperial Law).
- 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 by David Plant.
- 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: Texts and Images of Humanism and the Renaissance. 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.
- Cúirt an Mheán Oíche: The Midnight Court by Brian Merriman. Includes Irish text, and English translation (by J. Noel Fahey).
- 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
- Electronic Text
Collections in Western European Literature, University of Virginia.
- Humanities Text Initiative, University of Michigan.
- Internet Medieval
History Sourcebook, maintained by Dr Paul Halsall, Fordham University.
- Bibliotheca Palatina: a virtual reconstruction of the former crown jewel of Germany's Libraries (navigation in German and English).
- CAMENA – Corpus Automatum Multiplex Electorum Neolatinitatis Auctorum: (Latin Texts of Early Modern Europe): 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 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)