Research Projects

Digital Miscellanies Index

The Digital Miscellanies Index provides a searchable record of the contents of more than 1,600 poetic miscellanies published between 1680 and 1800.

Shakespeare's World

A pioneering effort in crowdsourcing the transcription of Early Modern manuscripts.

Cultures of Knowledge: An Intellectual Geography of the Seventeenth Century Republic of Letters

A collaborative, interdisciplinary research project using digital methods to reassemble and interpret the correspondence networks of the early modern period.

The Stuart Successions Project

Three-year AHRC-funded project which examines writing printed at moments of royal and protectoral succession in Britain between 1603 and 1702.

The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne

A new critical edition in 16 volumes which will introduce Donne's sermons for a new generation of readers.

Stories of Survival: Recovering the Connected Histories of Eastern Christianity in the Early Modern World

5-year research project funded by the European Research Council (2015-2020), investigating the history of Eastern Christianity from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries.

The Newton Project

Dedicated to publishing in full an online edition of all of Sir Isaac Newton’s (1642–1727) writings — whether they were printed or not.

The Oxford Francis Bacon

15-volume critical edition of the works of Francis Bacon (1561-1626), the Elizabethan-Jacobean lawyer, natural philosopher, and statesman.

The Holinshed Project

Stimulating a comprehensive reappraisal of Holinshed's Chronicles through new editions and scholarly resources.

The Works of Lucy Hutchinson

A new complete edition of the writings of the seventeenth-century woman writer (1620-1681).

Rediscovering Rycote

Records from the Bodleian Library reveal the history of a lost Tudor mansion in Oxfordshire. 

The Thomas Gray Archive

A collaborative digital archive and research project aiming to facilitate and support the study, research, and teaching of Gray's life and works.

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