Projects in Development

 

Independent Crusaders Mapping Project

Following the success of the First Crusade many individuals made the arduous journey from Western Europe to Jerusalem, independent of the major expeditions that have come down to us as the numbered Crusades. The evidence for these individuals’ journeys is scattered in charters, chronicles and letters from across the lands of Western Europe. This project assembles the relevant charters in a digital platform to invite scholars and students to explore the different circumstances surrounding medieval travelers departures for the Holy Land, and to pose questions about what it meant in a medieval context to go on crusade.