Making Room in History is a TEI project that uses customized text encoding to reveal patterns in the engagement of early modern historical texts with the medieval, the poetic, the historical, and the imperial.

The project developed out of several years of research into the ways that early modern historians found or made room for methods and materials that were elsewhere, quite often in the very same texts, dismissed as implausible fictions, hopelessly obsolete medievalisms, or the stuff of poesy. Making Room in History is an interdisciplinary exploration of disciplinary formations, working to build a more complete picture of early modern literary and historiographic cultures.

Read more about the research grounding the project’s exploration of medieval and early modern textualities here. Learn about Making Room in History’s goals and framing questions here. Discover the project’s encoding customizations here or see the initial set of texts to be encoded here.