Medieval Academy of America promotes scholarship in a digital environment

Author: Medieval Institute


As part of their response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Medieval Academy has been busily developing, hosting, and promoting scholarship in a digital environment. Development of the Database of Medieval Digital Resources is ongoing, with a streamlined vetting and cataloguing process that will see resources entered into the database in a much more efficient manner.

MDR is a curated database of peer-reviewed digital materials for the study of the Middle Ages. Users can browse an alphabetical list or search using controlled-vocabulary subject tags to find vetted online resources of many types, including: imagebanks; bibliographies and reference works; pedagogical tools; editions and translations; music and other multimedia collections; interpretative websites; and new works of digital scholarship. Please note that MDR does not include resources that are paywalled or require password access, although some resources may have restrictive use-licenses. The Database can be accessed from the Resources tab of the Medieval Academy of America website.

Resources are selected for MDR by subject and digital specialists with reference to the rigorous Standards for Web Publication developed by the Medieval Academy of America (MAA).

MDR welcomes nominations of resources for inclusion in this growing collection. Please use the Suggest a Resource Form to offer recommendations for inclusion, after first ensuring that the resource is not already part of MDR.