New How-To Videos

MESA has finished developing a series of How-To videos designed to help new MESA users become familiar with the basics of MESA. Feel free to use them and share them with new MESA users, with potential MESA users, and with your students! We plan to create more How-To videos as well as more detailed videos […]

New for MESA Peer Review: Piers Plowman and The Letters of Pope Gregory VII

Two projects are being prepared to go into MESA. These are up for┬áTier 1 peer review, which means that unless there are serious concerns they will be added to MESA. So, please take a minute to look at these projects and send any concerns/praise to┬á Database of the Letters of Pope Gregory VII. Directed by […]

New MESA projects for peer review!

We are preparing two new projects for MESA, the first to go with Tier 1 peer review (up until now, new projects have just been added with no review). Per our process document, Tier 1 “consists of affirming that a digital project or resource meets sufficient scholarly and technological standards for inclusion in MESA followed […]

MESA is now accepting new members!

The Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance (MESA) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications from electronic projects and resources wishing to join the federation. Information on our review process and the submission workflow may be found at MESA has instituted a new two-tier review process. All projects must undergo a process of […]

MESA Launches!

We are pleased to announce that MESA is live: Read about MESA, click through to the Advanced Search, create an account, add some tags, join in (or start) a discussion! Many thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for funding, to the MESA Steering Committee for steering us through the implementation process, to our […]

Welcome to MESA!

Welcome to MESA, a newly formed federation of scholars, projects, institutions, and organizations engaged in digital scholarship within the field of medieval studies. Please check back often as we will be adding new members, exhibitions, and teaching resources. You can also keep up-to-date by liking us on Facebook. If you wish to have a project […]

MESA Required and Recommended Fields

This post lists all MESA fields, required and not required, and describes their format and purpose in the system. This list should be useful for those interested in having their projects included in the MESA federation. Required Fields CUSTOM NAMESPACE CUSTOM NAMESPACE actually consists of two parts – the Custom namespace and rdf:about Custom namespace […]

Workshop at Kzoo

MESA is sponsoring a workshop, led by Dot Porter and Tim Stinson, at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI. The workshop is scheduled for Friday, May 10, 10am, Waldo Library Classroom A. This room is a computer lab. No registration is required, just come if you are interested in learning more about […]

MESA is now on Facebook

MESA has gone social! Like us on Facebook.

While we are waiting…

The MESA team is hard at work indexing the first sets of metadata into the system! The first set includes manuscripts from e-Codices, Parker on the Web, and the Walters Art Museum, plus publications from the medieval collections from InteLex (including the works of Peter Abelard, Saint Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and others). By the time […]