Mapping Manuscript Migrations

The Mapping Manuscript Migrations project is linking disparate datasets from Europe and North America to provide an international view of the history and provenance of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. Researchers will be able to analyse and visualize the aggregated data at scales ranging from individual manuscripts to thousands of manuscripts. Our research will address the origins and movements of these manuscripts, and the collectors and owners involved in their history. We will be able to show how these manuscripts have traveled across time and space to their current locations, where they continue to find new audiences.



University of Oxford (Oxford e-Research Centre and Bodleian Libraries)
University of Pennsylvania (Libraries - Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies)
Aalto University (Semantic Computing Group)
Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes

Project Team

Dr Toby Burrows (University of Oxford)
Dr Lynn Ransom (University of Pennsylvania)
Prof Eero Hyvönen (Aalto University)
Dr Hanno Wijsman (Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes)


Trans-Atlantic Platform - Digging into Data Challenge - 4th round, 2016
Economic and Social Research Council (UK)
Institute of Museum and Library Services (US)
Academy of Finland
Agence nationale de recherche (France)