ENG 301 - History of the English Language

ENG 301: History of the English Language

Online collections

Shakespeare is all over the internet. Here are a few authoritative resources on the critical study of his life and work:

  • Shakespeare Documented "is the largest and most authoritative collection of primary-source materials documenting the life of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), bringing together all known manuscript and print references to Shakespeare, his works, and additional references to his family, in his lifetime and shortly thereafter."
  • Shakespeare Online is a study portal for all things Shakespeare.
  • Shakespeare's World is "a project in transcribing handwritten documents by Shakespeare's contemporaries to help us understand his life and times."

Online collections & exhibitions at the British Library

Online collections & exhibitions at the Cambridge Digital Library

Online collections published or shared by the University of Oxford

Digital Humanities

Feminism and the Digital Humanities, Dartmouth CollegeAccording to Wikipedia, "digital humanities  is an area of scholarly activity at the intersection of digital technologies and the disciplines of the humanities. It includes the systematic use of digital resources in the humanities, as well as the reflection on their application."  

In other words, the digital humanities are where advances in technology and the study of history, literature, and the liberal arts come together.

Check out the online resources below to see some great digital collections and exhibitions at the intersection of technology and the humanities.

Image: "Elizabeth Losh: Feminism and the Digital Humanities," at Dartmouth College

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