Resources, Open Access, Varia

  • Don’t just Google, but use BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) and find academic Open Access content:

Open Access journals (mainly with a focus on Medieval Studies, Dutch Studies, or Digital Humanities):



Digital Humanities:

Resources for the Study of Medieval (Dutch) Literature, History, and Culture:


  • Very interesting blog from the historian James Palmer, not only about the Apocalypse:
  • International Consortium for Research in the Humanities “Fate, Freedom and Prognostication” at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg:
  • Website dedicated to historic graveyards, also announcing several activities related to death in culture and history:
  • Comprehensive on-line collection of over 100 visions, tours and descriptions of the infernal otherworld from the cultures of the world:
  • Medieval Memoria Online (MeMo) (inventories and descriptions of objects and texts that had a function in the commemoration of the dead in the area that is currently the Netherlands, until 1580):


 Some tools I like:

  • Zotero for bibliographies, works the best with Firefox, great feature “group library”:
  • Tweetdeck, to professionally manage your Twitter activities on a desktop computer: make lists of accounts to follow, schedule tweets (and see it all happen on Twitter at a glance!):
  • Open Knowledge Maps (visual interface to the world’s scientific knowledge):
  • Slack (collaboration tool):
  • License information for images from Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons:
  • Deepl (a really cool automatic translation tool):
  • Tagxedo makes very easily some nice word visualisations (not very scientific, though):
  • Textal: App that allows users to analyze documents, web pages and tweet streams, exploring the relationships between words in the text via an intuitive word cloud interface:
  • Text Mechanic offers a suit of “simple, single task, browser based, text manipulation tools”:
  • Writefull, a tool that might be able to help you to improve your writing (a bit like we use Google for writing anyway, but faster and more reliable):
  • Grammarly, tool that helps you writing correct English:
  • A great source for all kinds of digital tools was the DiRT (Digital Research Tools) Directory: , it has recently been merged into TAPoR (a short reading about the background of the merge can be found behind this link):
  • I make use of Google Services (as probably many of us, so not ashamed to say so), if you want to try out a comparable independent collaborative writing tool, I hear many good things about SciFlow:
  • Transkribus (automatic recognition of handwriting, e. g. medieval manuscripts):
  • Oxygen (tool to encode in TEI and much more XML authoring etc.): it’s not for free, but they have text licences and often universities etc. will have purchased licences for students and staff (or you nudge them to do so!):

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