Calling contributors for the ‘GEMMS – Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons’ Project

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Online Digital Resources
Saskatchewan, Canada
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Literature, Local History, Religious Studies and Theology

‘GEMMS – Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons’ is a collaboratively populated union catalogue and finding aid for early modern sermon manuscripts from the British Isles and North America. Established in 2014, our database now contains records for over 23,000 sermons and sermon reports in c. 1,400 manuscripts in 70 archives.

We are now looking to expand our dataset, and are inviting researchers with data on early modern manuscript sermons (1530–1715) to contribute their own records, and to suggest additions and corrections to existing entries. Our Research Assistants will upload this data and credit researchers publicly for their contributions.

These group-sourced contributions will ensure that the GEMMS database continues to be a sustainable resource in a digital age.


The GEMMS Team

SSHRC | University of Regina | University of Saskatchewan


Contact Info: 

Dr Hannah Yip (University of Saskatchewan), Dr Jennifer Farooq (University of Regina), Professor Brent Nelson (University of Saskatchewan), Professor Jeanne Shami (University of Regina), Dr Anne James (University of Regina)


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