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Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music

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Document Contents
Recent Changes to the website
List of Restored Images available online
List of Images photographed under Ultra-violet light, available online
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University of Oxford, and Royal Holloway University of London

This website is a portal to worldwide collections of medieval polyphonic music manuscripts (the resource does not include plainchant). The music and the manuscripts date from approx 800 to 1500, and the original documents are kept in libraries and archives around the globe. This website includes detailed information for all the known sources of European polyphonic music (which is almost entirely vocal) and high-quality colour images for those which we have been given permission to deliver online by their owners. You will find a rich and varied collection of images here, and a vast database describing each medieval music manuscript in detail. The database is a work in progress and its scope will be widened as resources allow. It is organised currently only by the libraries in which the manuscripts are kept, although you can search by date (e.g. 14th century) or by country of origin ('Provenance', e.g. Germany, Holland, etc.).

On the website you can:

  • view the list of countries, libraries and manuscript shelf marks through 'Browse Archive';
  • perform a search for a manuscript or library that you already know about;
  • consult entries from the published catalogues of medieval music and get library contact details by 'entering' a particular library from the 'Browse Archive' menu;
  • register as a user online instantly (for free) and view the full-size images through our image-viewer;
  • use our annotation and text transcription tools to create your own collection of images, to which you can return next time you log in.

DIAMM was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board and is currently supported by The Andrew W Mellon Foundation

Recent Changes to the website

  • May 2007: Peterhouse Partbooks added to the online collection
  • Jan 2007: online registration implemented
  • May 2006: keyword searchability under testing, to be brought online on Search page
  • May 2006: 152 enhanced images (list of enhanced images) and 225 UV images (list of UV images) brought online; database updated
  • May 2006: two major British Library MSS brought online - Add. 57950 (Old Hall) and Eg. 3307
  • May 2006: proof-reading complete for source descriptions in German
  • April 2006: Italy, Lucca, Archivio di Stato MSS brought online
  • April 2006: contextual help goes live; image-viewer redesigned; text transcription tool brought online
  • April 2006: database revisions uploaded
  • April 2006: secondary image links brought online for UV and some restored images
  • March 2006: London, Lambeth Palace MS 1 (Lambeth Choirbook) and Cambridge University Library Nn.6.46 brought online
  • March 2006: images from Fribourg, Bibliotheque de la Maigrauge added to online collection
  • February 2006: Cambridge, Magdalene College, Pepys MS 1236 brought online

List of Restored Images available online

  • CH-Luzern, Kantonale Bibliothek P.Mscr.25_182
  • CH-Luzern, Kantonale Bibliothek P.Mscr.25_183
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  • GB-Paisley Abbey slateFragraking
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  • I-Lucca, Archivio di Stato MS184_16
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List of Images photographed under Ultra-violet light, available online

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  2. F-Cambrai IncB145_i_v
  3. F-Cambrai IncB165_i
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  28. F-Cambrai MSB1328_9
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  30. F-Cambrai MSB1328f_16v
  31. F-Cambrai MSB322_i
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  38. GB-Arundel M534_B
  39. GB-Bury St. Edmunds J363_i_v
  40. GB-Cambridge, Corpus Christi MS65_136v
  41. GB-Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum MS47-1980_2v
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  222. GB-Worcester Record Office 705-4_verso
  223. GB-York, Borthwick Mus.1_14
  224. GB-York, Borthwick Mus.2_1
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