Mapping

Digital maps feature in a substantial number of our projects. Mapping projects range from interactive reconstructions of medieval cartographic documents to digital plots and itineraries of medieval and modern sites.


The Siege of Antioch Project presents an original digital edition and translation of a 19,500 line medieval epic covering the events of the First Crusade, especially the capture of Antioch and the subsequent battle. A collaborative effort, the Siege of Antioch Project is currently being undertaken by a team of U.K. scholars and graduate students in the Fordham Medieval Studies program. The project is ongoing and new laisses (rhymed sections of verse) are added regularly.

Latin East & CrusadingLiteraturePrimary SourcesTranslations

Project Status: Active


The Independent Crusaders Mapping Project takes advantage of emerging digital tools to shed light on individuals who assumed the identity of crusader and traveled to the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem outside of the major, canonical crusades. The project includes biographical crusader profiles, a dynamic map, and interpretive essays.

Latin East & Crusading

Project Status: Active


Linked to the larger French of Italy project, French of Italy: Exploring Place charts place-names mentioned in a selection of medieval French-language works created or copied on the Italian peninsula from roughly 1250 to 1500. A table of unidentified place names is also included in the project.

Medieval Frenches

Project Status: Archived

Medieval New York seeks to create an immersive experience with interactive materials for understanding the medieval, understood in its broadest sense, in New York City. The project identifies, describes, and catalogs the medieval in New York, and crafts itineraries that allow New Yorkers or visitors to experience the city in a new way. The aim of the project is to promote engagement with diverse communities, both within and outside of academia, allowing them to experience the influences and echoes of the medieval period in the context of their modern, everyday environments.

MedievalismPedagogyPodcasts & Audio

Project Status: In Development


The Oxford Outremer Map presents a digital edition of Mathew of Paris’ map of the Holy Land and Syria.  Its goal is to use digital tools and the open global forum of the internet to bring to light this  neglected medieval intellectual and cultural artifact. The project includes an interactive map, interpretive essays, and an introductory video.

Latin East & Crusading

Project Status: Active


The French of Italy Time Map project charts the creation of French language texts in Italy between 1250 and 1500. By visually presenting the corpus in chronological as well as geographical terms, the Time Map project aims to investigate how the French language was used by Italian authors and audiences across the peninsula.

Medieval Frenches

Project Status: Archived