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Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons (GEMMS)

Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons (GEMMS) is an open-access, group-sourced, comprehensive, fully searchable, online bibliographic database of early modern sermon manuscripts from the British Isles and North America.

GEMMS endeavours to make manuscript sermons more accessible for a wide variety of researchers, to encourage research on manuscript sermons and to provide a forum for the development of an online community of sermon scholars.

Based at the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, GEMMS is funded by SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada). 

The database includes information on almost 700 manuscripts and more than 10,000 individual sermons, housed in repositories in England, Wales, Scotland, and the United States. The manuscripts range from beautiful fair copies of complete sermons to notebooks containing hastily scrawled notes by auditors. (April 2018)

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April 21, 2018


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