Research Projects


The Oxford Francis Bacon

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

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.

Comparative History of Philology in Early Modern Asia

A collaboration between Oxford, Princeton, and Columbia to produce a comparitive study of philology, broadly conceived, in India and China between 1450 and 1750.

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.

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.

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.

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 translator, poet, and biographer (1620-1681).

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.

Rediscovering Rycote

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

Shakespeare's World

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

Oxford Early Modern South Asia Project

A project examining the roles of service communities in shaping South Asia’s political, commercial and cultural dynamism from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth century.

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 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.

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