Bloomsbury Medieval Studies Platform - Research and Learning Tools .

Bloomsbury Medieval Studies provides a range of exclusive and specially-commissioned pedagogical resources that introduce students to key subject areas, support instructors in their teaching and serve as jumping-off points for further research.


Written and peer-reviewed by major scholars, this growing series of primary source commentary articles are designed to bridge the gap between primary and secondary content in order to introduce students to the platform’s medieval manuscripts, maps and incunabula.

Articles include :

We will be adding new Commentary Articles each year. If you would like to write a Commentary Article, please contact


This exclusive series of Introductory Articles covers key subject areas within Medieval Studies from a global perspective to support students new to the field, and provide instructors with useful resources that they can utilize to globalize and expand their curriculum. Each article offers a comparative overview of important topics, outlining the key events, figures, scholarship, and areas of debate, alongside a thorough bibliography of key reading to support further studies.

Articles include :

We will be adding new Introductory Articles each year. If you would like to write an Introductory Article, please contact


Providing inspiration to bolster courses, our Lesson Plans help to support teaching and individual learning using the vast array of material that is available on Bloomsbury Medieval Studies. With links to additional reading, discussion topics, and homework assignments, the following plans can also be seen as navigational tools to assist users make the most of the variety of content available on the site.

Lesson Plans include :

We will be adding new Lesson Plans each year. If you would like to write or request a new Lesson Plan, please contact

Subject Guides

Our goal is to provide solutions to support digital learning, teaching, and research across a variety of disciplines. Subject Guides provide instructors, students, and librarians with a simple shortcut to help them find the material they need across a number of topics. Links can easily be added to a course syllabus or reading list. Explore these gateways for discovery and deepen the research experience with our resources.

Download PDF versions of the Subject Guides by clicking on the links below.


Gender and Sexuality

Illness and Injury

Magic and Witchcraft

Material Culture

Medieval Literature and Primary Sources

Medieval Women

Medievalism and Contemporary Culture

Palaeography and Manuscript Studies

Race and Ethnicity

The Crusades

We will be adding new Subject Guides throughout the year. If you would like request a new Subject Guide, please contact