Early Cultures at UCI Links and Resources
Grants and Conferences
Contact Us
Republics of Letters - New peer-reviewed on-line journal published by Stanford.
Ancient World
Augustine of Hippo - Extensive website maintained by Professor James O'Donnell.
Diotima:Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient Wor - Multiple resources concerning gender in antiquity, including some searchable texts.
Perseus Project Digital Library - Invaluable collection of Greek and Roman texts and translations (searchable), plus links to dictionaries, images, and more!
Project on Ancient Cultural Engagement (PACE) - Ambitious scholarly website focuses on the texts and reception of the Jewish Hellenistic author Josephus.
Sasanika.com - One of the most remarkable empires of the first millennium CE was that of the Sasanian Persian Empire. Emanating from southern Iran 's Persis region in the third century AD, the Sasanian domain eventually encompassed not only modern day Iran and Iraq , but also the greater part of Central Asia and the Near East , including at times, the regions corresponding to present-day Israel , Turkey , and Egypt .
Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation (Scriptural) - This site focuses on sociological and rhetorical approaches to the New Testament in its original context.
The Latin Library - This site offers an extensive selection of Latin (classical, medieval, and beyond) texts online available for quick consultation.
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae - The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG®) is a research center at the University of California, Irvine. The TLG has already collected and digitized most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453.
Art History and Visual Studies
Alciato's Book of Emblems: Latin and English Memorial Edition - Andrea Alciato's Emblematum liber is a collection of emblem poems. Site provides the Latin text and images from a 1621 edition, with English trans.
Emblem Portal - Site supports digitalization of emblems.
Johan Remmelin Image Site - Site archives images by Johan Remmelin (1583-1632),Catoptrum microcosmicum, probably the most extensive anatomical “flap book” ever produced.
The English Emblem Book Project (Penn State) - The English emblem books scanned for this site support analysis of reading practices, printing history, popular culture, allegory, and the relationship of word to image.
Web Gallery of Art - Great searchable database of paintings, sculpture and drawings from medieval and Renaissance Europe.
Calls for Papers: Metasites
University of Pennsylvania Call for Papers Archive - This invaluable resource houses links to cfp's in earlier literatures. Check it out!
Eighteenth Century Studies
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
Cesar: Ancien Regime and French Revolution - Here you will find details of the plays, people and performance spaces that graced the French theatre during the 17th and 18th centuries, from the dawn of the age of public playhouses to the French Revolution.
Imaging the French Revolution
Society of Early Americanists - The Society of Early Americanists furthers the exchange of ideas and information among scholars of various disciplines who study the literature and culture of America to approximately 1800.
UCI Eighteenth-Century Studies Reading Group: - Check page to sign up for mailing list.
Literature and Languages
EEBO: Early English Books Online - EEBO will contain over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard and Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661), and the Early English Tract Supplement.
Folger Shakespeare Library - Home page of the Folger links to many resources.
Luminarium: 16th Century English Literature - Multimedia site supporting studies in 16th century literature, keyed to Norton Anthology.
Shakespeare On-Line - Complete works of Shakespeare, searchable!
Shakespeare's First Folio and Quartos - On line facsimiles of major print editions of Shakespeare's plays.
Spenser and the Tradition - Database of English poetry that maps the influence of Spenser on later letters.
The Dartmouth Dante Project - Searchable text of Dante, plus major commentaries on the poem.
The Milton Reading Room - An on-line annotated Milton with links to his sources and contexts, designed and maintained by Thomas Luxon at Dartmouth College.
Medieval Studies
Internet Medieval Sourcebook - Good source for translations of original texts.
The Labyrinth - Sources in medieval studies.
Other Centers and Programs: California
Berkeley Medieval Studies Program - News on lectures and talks in the Bay Area, as well as info on visiting scholars and courses offered.
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Cal State Long Beach - The program sponsors a colloquium series, special talks, and supports other events related to the academic study of the pre-modern world.
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA - Promote interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies of the period from Late Antiquity to the middle of the seventeenth century.
Huntington Library, Pasadena - Library, fellowships, a journal, and high tea. Don't miss the Shakespeare Garden!
IBIS: Center for British and Irish Studies at USC - he Institute for British and Irish Studies is a resource for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from across the USC campus. It is part of a growing community of area resources in British and Irish Studies.
The Early Modern Center, Department of English, UCSB - This center is based in the English department and supports work in sixteenth- to eighteenth-century studies.
Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley - Building on a history of strong alliances with scholars in the social sciences and in the arts, the Center concentrates on the topics and methods that make the humanities vital and unique in the contemporary world.
USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute - The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI) supports advanced research and scholarship on human societies between 1450 and 1850. The Institute’s range is global. Unlike existing centers that focus on particular regions, the Institute aims to advance knowledge of the diverse societies in and around the Atlantic and Pacific basins.
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA - Collection of rare books, focusing on eighteenth century; seminars and events.
Other Centers and Programs: Internationa
The Early Modern Web at Oxford - Resources and programs.
Other Centers and Programs: National
Early Modern Colloquium, University of Michigan - An organization run by the faculty and graduate students in the English department at the University of Michigan. The purpose of the group is to stimulate the early modern scholarly community at the University of Michigan, to facilitate conversations between students, faculty, visiting scholars, and members of various departments within the university. Includes an extensive webliography.
Princeton University Renaissance and Early Modern Colloquium - An afternoon paper series run by graduate students where students and faculty in many disciplines present their work. This is the place to test new ideas before submitting a paper for publication or speaking at a conference. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Premodern Asia
Academica Sinica Institute of History and Philology
Society for Song, Yuan and Conquest Dynasty Studies - An international society committed to encourage the study of the Chinese--as well as Jürchen, Khitan, and Mongol--history, society, and culture from the founding of the Song dynasty to the end of the Yuan dynasty.
Taiwan Song Historical Studies
Monastic Matrix - A scholarly resource for the study of woman's religious communities, 400-1600 C.E.
International Society for the History of Rhetoric - The ISHR romotes the study of rhetoric in all periods and languages and the relationship of rhetoric to poetics, literary theory and criticism, philosophy, politics, religion, law and other aspects of the cultural context.
Rhetoric Society of America - RSA is an interdisciplinary society whose members come from composition studies, English, communication, philosophy, linguistics, history, political science, sociology, visual arts, and other fields.
Spanish Language and Literature
Instituto Cervantes - This site has information about the study of Cervantes all around the world. Excellent bibliographical search engines.
Libro - Large number of important Iberian historical, cultural, and literary studies available on line.
PhiloBiblon - Database of manuscripts available in Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, plus descriptions.
The Cervantes Project - This site is dedicated to the study of Cervantes, with excellent search engines and bibliographical information.
Renaissance decorative border