Below are some links that we think might be of interest to our members. If you have suggestions for more links, please submit them to Janine Peterson.
Thomas Head’s Essays on Hagiography from the ORB Website
The late Thomas Head’s introductory essays and bibliographies on hagiographical topics, which were published on ORB.net, are beloved by many scholars and teachers. With the ORB website now defunct, the Hagiography Society embarked on a process to make these essays once again available to the general public in a manner allowed by the copyright permissions after consulting with the estate of Tom Head and the former host institution of ORB. The essays appear below as PDF files. Please note that highlighted text in the files indicating links will not work, but the essays and bibliographies themselves are otherwise preserved as they had been published.
Thomas Head: “Bibliographies” – This is a single file of circa 100 pages that compiles the contents of ten different bibliographies that he created and made available online (all copyright 1999). The contents include: A Guide to the Sources of Late Antique and Medieval Hagiography; The Cult of the Saints in the Late Roman Empire; The Cult of the Saints in the Barbarian Kingdoms; The Cult of the Saints in the Carolingian Empire; The Cult of the Saints from the Tenth through the Twelfth Centuries; New Saints of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries; Female Sanctity in the Later Middle Ages; The Mendicant Orders and Sanctity in the Later Middle Ages; The Culture of Devotion in the Later Middle Ages; and A General Bibliography for Research in the History of Medieval Christianity.
Other Hagiographical Societies And Work Groups
Bollandists: Saints and History (Société des Bollandistes, Belgium)
Arbeitskreis für hagiographische Fragen (Germany)
Associazione Italiana per lo studio della Santità, dei Culti e dell’ Agiografia (Italy)
Hagiologia: Atelier belge d’études sur la sainteté (Belgium)
Coordinación de la Edición de la Hagiografía Castellana (Spain)
Some Resources For Research And Teaching On Medieval Saints
Internet Medieval Sourcebook (with many hagiographical texts in translation)
Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
Peregrinations: International Society for the Study of Pilgrimage Art
International Center of Medieval Art (The Cloisters, New York City)
PECIA: Resources on medieval manuscripts (mostly in French)
International Medieval Sermon Studies Society