For us, medieval historians, sharing scholarship, sources of inspiration and useful tools to practice our craft is close to our heart. Here you find our essential resources. Something’s missing? Email the web host.

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Sources, databases, etc.

De Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren (DBNL) is een digitale collectie van teksten die behoren tot de Nederlandse letterkunde, taalkunde en cultuurgeschiedenis van de vroegste tijd tot heden.

De Digitale Charterbank Nederland (DCN) is een centraal dataportal waarin uiteindelijk de gegevens van alle in de Nederlandse archiefinstellingen bewaarde charters in één zoekactie kunnen worden doorzocht.

De KB is de nationale bibliotheek in Den Haag. Met een online catalogus om te zoeken in publicaties en veel gedigitaliseerde bronnen.

The Internet Archive, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.

The National Archives (UK). Medieval and early modern history. Learn why court records, along with records of central government, are so important for studying medieval and early modern society and politics and how to find these records at The National Archives.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook
An Internet Medieval Sourcebook from available public domain and copy-permitted texts. Wide-ranging material, geographically and thematically arranged. From Asia to the Empire, from Crusades to Gender.

Journals, online libraries, etc.

The International Medieval Bibliography. Search through a bibliography of more than 1.000.000 records.

Named after a Carolingian peasant made famous by historian Eileen Power (1889-1940), BodoArXiv gathers scholarly literature in medieval studies across the disciplines. It provides an open, non-profit repository for papers at different stages of gestation, including works that may later find themselves in article form and/or behind a paywall.

Resources from Stanford Medieval Studies. A good starting point for finding new resources.

JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.

The Open Library of the Humanities recognises that the economics of the humanities are different. The majority of research in the humanities remains unfunded except through institutional time. For this reason, Article Processing Charges are not a palatable option for these disciplines. We are funded instead through a model of Library Partnership Subsidies to collectively fund the venue and its array of journals.


Historische woordenboeken Nederlands en Fries van het Instituut voor de Nederlandse taal. Zoek in 15 eeuwen Nederlands.

The Database of Latin dictionaries (DLD) project has high aims: to present new techniques of research for consulting dictionaries and various lexica, both modern and ancient. The project covers both single-language dictionaries and multilingual ones. Further, it links the dictionaries to databases of texts and tools for analysing them.

The Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources (DMLBS) is a British Academy research project at the University of Oxford.
Based entirely on original research, the DMLBS is the most comprehensive dictionary of Medieval Latin to have been produced and the first ever to focus on British Medieval Latin.

Perseus Digital Library. Features word study tools for Latin, Greek, Arabic and Old Norse.

Niermeyer’s Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus is a highly practical lexicon, providing researchers, teaching staff and students in the field of Medieval History with concise, essential information.

Blogs & inspiration

Premodern conflict management in northern Europe.

Premodern Healthscaping.

Brabantica: Over Brabantse mensen en grenzen.

Imagined territories.