This project begins the process of creating a comprehensive on-line database of popular performance culture in Canada West (now 'southern Ontario') from its formative years prior to Confederation until just after World War One.
Special Projects Digital Collections
In the early stages more than 1,500 private charters of the Great Cartulary of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, with particular reference to the County of Essex, were converted into electronic format. The wide range of computer-based analyses conducted on these charters allowed us to create an extensive research database containing information about personal names, relationships, occupations, properties both tangible and intangible, places and, where availble, dates which was easily accessible to the researcher.
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. Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the resource was collaboratively created by Iter, the Newberry Library, UTL’s Information Technology Services department, and St. Louis University’s Walter J. Ong S.J. Center for Digital Humanities.
Heritage U of T is an aggregation of archival records, photographs, books, maps, drawings, and sound and moving image files chronicling the University of Toronto's rich history from its founding, through both world wars, to the present. This site is a tri-campus initiative by the University of Toronto Libraries' Information Technology Services, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University Archives and Records Management Services, U of T Mississauga Library, and U of T Scarborough Library.
The Italian Paleography digital resource provides pedagogical tools for the study of Italian vernacular handwriting from 1100 to 1700 and features 102 digitized manuscripts. Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the resource was collaboratively created by the Newberry Library, UTL’s Information Technology Services department, and St. Louis University’s Walter J. Ong S.J. Center for Digital Humanities
Iter, meaning a journey or a path in Latin, is a not-for-profit partnership dedicated to the advancement of learning in the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700) through the development and distribution of online resources.
The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (C.E. 600-1150) of the English language, using twenty-first century technology. The DOE complements the Middle English Dictionary (which covers the period C.E. 1100-1500) and the Oxford English Dictionary, the three together providing a full description of the vocabulary of English.
Drawing from newspapers and periodicals, local histories, and archival documents, this site will begin the process of creating a comprehensive database of American film in Canada during the 20th Century.
THE JUBA PROJECT's Early Blackface Minstrelsy in Britain Website draws together a range of documentation into a database that allows the visitor to access information on the individuals and troupes who toured in Britain during these years, on the venues in which they appeared, and on individual events--to trace the movements of performers, and to locate documentary information on these touring, itinerant professionals.