Online Resources

In addition to the collection of resources compiled above, the links below may prove helpful in finding full-text versions of works, archival materials, explanations of rhetorical tropes used in the periods, and the latest research in various areas of Medieval/ Renaissance.

Texts / Archives


Project Gutenberg


Shakespeare Quarto Archive

Early Editions of the Bible

English Broadside Ballad Archive

Rare Book Room

TEAMS Middle English Texts Series

Reference / Scholarship

Silva Rhetoricae

Shaksper: The Global Electronic Shakespeare Conference

Cambridge English Renaissance Electronic Service

Early Modern Literary Studies Journal

The National Archives: Paleography


American Shakespeare Center

Royal Shakespeare Company

Association for Hispanic Classical Theater

Art History

Web Gallery of Art


UNL Language Lab



Joining a relevant society allows you  to communicate with other members of the society (potential book projects, confernence panels, job/school networking), hear about CFPs for upcoming conferences, access society journals or blogs. Most societies also offer discounted rates for current graduate students. 

Shakespeare Association of America

Renaissance Society of America

Queen Elizabeth I Society

Modern Language Association

American Historical Association

Sixteenth Century Society

South Central Renaissance Conference



Attending and presenting at conferences are great opportunities to network with other grad students and faculty, present works-in-progress for peer feedback, and learn about trends in the field. Graduate students in Medieval/Renaissance Studies have presented in the following conferences in the past few years:

Midwest / Modern Language Association

South Central Renaissance Conference

Sixteen Century Society and Conference

Attending to Early Modern Women Conference

Newberry Library Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

**For other CFPs, take a look through the courtesy collection Penn State English department has made for the academic community. 


NEH Summer Seminars

These NEH programs always reserve 1 or 2 spots for current graduate students. The seminar grants are highly competitive with deadlines typically around March 1st. 

Summer Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers