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The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive

The long-range goal of the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive is the creation of a multi-level, hyper-textually linked electronic archive of the textual tradition of all three versions of the fourteenth-century allegorical dream vision Piers Plowman. Go to http://piers.chass.ncsu.edu/ for its web page. See Jim Knowles and Timothy Stinson, “The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive on the Web: An Introduction,” YLS 28 (2014): 225-37.

Marginalia in Piers Plowman B-Text Manuscripts

The hundreds of annotations in Piers Plowman manuscripts give us valuable insight into how medieval and early modern people copied, read, and treated their books. This project presents side-by-side the poem and the marginalia from twelve manuscripts and three early print editions of the B Text (the second of Langland’s three versions, and the most familiar to today’s readers). The purpose is to allow students of medieval literature, history, and culture—be they established scholars, undergraduates, or even amateur dabblers—to compare the annotations across the textual tradition and in context with the poem that they annotate. http://rarebookschool.org/2014/fellowships/rbs-uva/plowman.html

Geographies of Orthodoxy: Mapping English Pseudo-Bonaventuran Lives of Christ, 1350-1550

The Geographies of Orthodoxy project is the first large-scale, collaborative investigation of the cultural and literary impact of the English vernacular Pseudo-Bonaventuran Lives of Christ in the period between 1350 and 1550.
In the course of the project, the project team will be previewing research findings and responding to cognate research in the field, in the interests of extending collaboration and dialogue on English contemplative and religious writings in the period 1350-1550. Its co-directors are Professor John Thompson, Dr Stephen Kelly, Dr Ryan Perry, and Dr Ian Johnson. For more information go to http://www.qub.ac.uk/geographies-of-orthodoxy/discuss/.

Other organizations and projects of interest to scholars of Piers Plowman include:

The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive: http://piers.chass.ncsu.edu/

National Library of Wales MS 733B: https://www.llgc.org.uk/en/discover/digital-gallery/manuscripts/the-middle-ages/piers-plowman/

Cambridge, Trinity College MSS R.3.14 and B.15.17: http://trin-sites-pub.trin.cam.ac.uk/james/browse.php

The New Chaucer Society: http://newchaucersociety.org

The Medieval Academy of America: http://www.medievalacademy.org/

Early Book Society: http://www.nyu.edu/projects/EBS/

The Lollard Society: http://lollardsociety.org/

The John Gower Society: http://www.johngower.org

Mapping Margery Kempe: http://college.holycross.edu/projects/kempe/

The Hoccleve Archive: http://hocclevearchive.org/hocclevearchive/