Women and the Book

A database of medieval women book owners

BL Harley MS 4431

I have recently begun a digital project entitled Women and the Book, working with the Price Lab for Digital Humanities at Penn to organize and analyze information on medieval women book owners. The goal of the project is to create an online searchable database of secular women and their books in order to quantify more precisely the kinds of books owned by medieval women. The scope of the project will initially be limited to England, 1400-1500 but could expand to include data from preceding centuries, information on early modern women book owners, and evidence from additional geographical locations.