In an attempt to identify more firmly Wales's place on the monastic map of Europe, this new large-scale project seeks to establish a comprehensive monastic history of medieval Wales, the findings of which will be made available to scholars and students, as well as the wider public, both electronically and in print. This will include monasteries and houses of Canons which were active in Wales for some or all of the period from the late eleventh century until the Suppression of the religious houses in the sixteenth century.
The first phase of the project was the creation of a database and website which can be used as both a research and a teaching tool. This will be regularly updated and expanded. It will eventually comprise a full bibliography of primary sources and secondary literature, links to relevant web-published material and research tools, and reports on related work in progress.
|Project start date: 2009-01|
|Searching and querying||Data analysis|
Marc Fitch Fund, University of Wales
Content types created:
Dataset/structured data, Still Image/Graphics, Text
Software tools used:
MySQL, PHP, MyAdmin
Source material used:
Bibliographies from printed and electronic sources. Original descriptions of sites and historical people written specifically for the site. Images of sites by a range of photographers included as jpeg image files (originals not stored). Some photographs of manuscripts from the National Archives.
Digital resource created:
Descriptions of the monastic houses in Wales and their orders, associated people (patrons, abbots/clergy), relevant images of sites and artefacts. Presented with extensive bibliographies, archive sources and location maps. The Project seeks to encourage new research into aspects of Welsh monastic history and to provide a platform for unpublished material and new work. Essays and articles will be available to users on the website.
Generation of php pages from administration database for public website.
Data Formats created:
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), MySQL
Institutions affiliated with this project:
|UK HE institutions involved:|
|University of Wales Lampeter|
Project staff and expertise:
|Principal staff member:||Professor Janet Burton, Dr Karen Stöber|
|Other staff:||Postdoctoral researcher(s) / Research assistant(s)|
|Metadata on this arts-humanities.net record|
|Author(s) of record||Martin Crampin|
|Record updated||2010-04-29 12:45|
|URL of record||http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/3106|
|Citation of record||Martin Crampin: Monastic Wales.|
created: 2010-01-06, last updated 2010-04-29 12:45