This alphabetical list includes a growing number of resources, blogs, and websites that I find helpful on a regular basis. They range from personal to institutional and cover topics including but not limited to Book History, Renaissance Studies, and Digital Humanities. (Some resources may require institutional access.)
Aaron T. Pratt is a PhD candidate in English literature at Yale University, with particular interests in early modern literature, bibliography, and book history. He also runs a small business selling antiquarian books, mostly those printed before 1700 and written in English or by English authors.
Anchora. Adam G. Hooks is an Asst. Prof. of English at the U. of Iowa, where his teaching and research focuses on Shakespeare, early modern literature and culture, and the history of the book. This blog sheds light upon the past, present, and future of early modern books and their readers.
Bethany Nowvkisie. Out of the University of Virginia, Nowviskie writes here on the digital humanities, #alt-ac and graduate training, textual criticism, libraries, and scholarly communication.
The Collation. Research blog authored by a number of scholars and librarians at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare materials and a leading center for early modern studies and education.
Heather Froehlich. PhD student at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Studies representations of gender in the Early Modern London plays as part of the Mellon-Funded Visualizing English Print 1470-1800 project between Strathclyde, UW-Madison and the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Houghton Library Blog. Details on items held by Harvard University’s Houghton Library.
Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies promotes the use of the Newberry collection by graduate students and postgraduate scholars in the fields of late medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies (c. 1300 – c. 1750), making available programs that may not be feasible for individual institutions to mount alone. Includes news, information, and calendars of upcoming events.
Northwestern Digital Humanities Laboratory (NUDHL). An interdisciplinary digital humanities working group consisting of faculty, graduate students, librarians, and technologists from Northwestern University. Anyone interested in digital technology, culture, research, scholarship, publishing, and criticism is welcome to attend. Includes calendars, summaries, and news about digital humanities work at Northwestern.
Northwestern University Center for Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation supports Northwestern scholars through active exploration of new models for disseminating research results, and by developing programs to support long-term retention and reuse of the scholarly output of the University.
Northwestern University Kaplan Institute for the Humanities. Administered by AKIH’s Undergraduate Affiliates, this blog is dedicated to covering humanities-related events, trends, and news at AKIH, as well as across the broader Northwestern community.
Northwestern University Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections. Houses more than 235,000 of Northwestern University Library’s most unusual and outstanding items and collections.
Rare Book School provides continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and levels to study the history of written, printed, and born-digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field. Founded in 1983, RBS moved to its present home at the University of Virginia in 1992.
Scalable Reading. Northwestern University Professor Emeritus Martin Mueller blogs about DATA: digitally assisted text analysis.
Scope Notes. Research blog of the University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center.
Whitney Anne Trettien. A PhD candidate in English at Duke University working within the fields of book history, digital humanities, media archaeology, and early modern literature and material culture.
World Shakespeare Bibliography. A searchable electronic database consisting of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and 2014. Containing over 135,902 annotated entries, this collected information is an essential tool for anyone engaged in research on Shakespeare or early modern England.
Wynkyn de Worde. Sarah Werner is Digital Media Strategist at the Folger Shakespeare Library; here she blogs about books, early modern culture, and post-modern readers.