Resources for Teaching
- Archival Reseach Techniques, by Nick Barratt.
The website offers a free tutorial for all students who are planning to use primary source material at an English archive for the first time, with quick outlines of the main national institutions, email guidance, and links to other sites.
- The Great Vowel Shift
Web Site, by Melinda Menzer, Furman University. The site is an
interactive introduction to the GVS, with sound and animation, designed
for the beginning student. It has a section on the GVS and its
implications for literature, including a page on Chaucer.
- Medieval Manuscript Manual
The Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University, Budapest,
has created a manual dealing with production, structure, illumination,
patronage, and usage of manuscripts. Many useful and informative illustrations; now available in English or in a Hungarian, Italian, and a Russian version.
- Self-Representation in the Middle Ages
The same department has now added a new site
that deals mainly with dress, jewellery, arms and armor, and heraldry. It is only
available in English.
- Teaching Materials for Medieval History, by J.S. Illsley, formerly Lecturer in Medieval History, University
of Wales, Bangor.
- Using Computer Technology to Teach Medieval Texts by Kathryn Wymer
Syllabi from our contributors.
- Related Teaching
Materials, including study questions, writing guides, and tips for
- NetSERF: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources (at The
Catholic University of America)
- Calendar Programs
- Easter Date Calculator, designed by Otfried Lieberknecht.
webbrowsers such as Netscape Communicator 4.x or MS Internet Explorer 4.x.
You can also download it for off-line consultation, by simply saving the
page to your disk. So far it allows to convert dating formulas with
kalends, nones and ides and to verify weekdays and various indiction styles
(Greek, Roman, Bedan) and New Year styles (Byzantine Style, Christmas
Style, Pisan and Florentine Annunciation Style, Venezian Style, Easter
Style). It is limited to the Christian era (Julian calendar until 4 Oct
1582, Gregorian calendar afterwards, Easter dates from 326 on).
- Medieval Calendar Calculator, by Peter Binkley.
This program produces tables of
months, years and sundays for the time 500-1582, including fixed and
movable feasts and offering a template for customizing these tables
according to the users specific needs.
- Also see the Calendar of Saints Days in our Hagiography section.
- Software, designed by Cathy Ball:
- Other Useful Sites
- General References
- Online Aids
- Medievalia in the Media