Iter Press: Open Access Resources
French Renaissance Paleography
Paleography is the history and study of handwriting. Old scripts can be very beautiful, but sometimes difficult to read. This site presents over 100 carefully selected French manuscripts written between 1300 and 1700, with tools for deciphering them and learning about their social, cultural, and institutional settings.
Romeo and Juliet: Searchable Database for Prompt Books
This site includes two fully-searchable databases containing information from approximately 170 prompt-books for productions of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. These productions range from the seventeenth century to the 1980s. Data was assembled by Jill Levenson during the preparation of her Oxford Shakespeare edition of the play.
Disreputable Bodies: Magic, Medicine, and Gender in Renaissance Natural Philosophy
Through a close reading of rarely studied materials, Sergius Kodera examines the contested position of the body in Renaissance philosophy, showing how abstract metaphysical ideas evolved in tandem with the creation of new metaphors that shaped the understanding of early modern political, cultural, and scientific practices.