Medieval Memoria Online

Additional websites

This page lists websites that may generally be considered as supporting products to be used in addition to the main database. A number of these websites were created with the assistance of individuals outside of the MeMO project.


700 Years Church of St John. Beloved and fought over – Janskerk Haarlem 700 jaar. Geliefd en fel bevochten

This website tells the story of the Order of St John in Haarlem. It focuses on the commemoration practices in this convent. Available in Dutch.


Donating Liturgical Vestments – Schenkingen van liturgische gewaden

This website explores the practice of donating liturgical vestments in the late medieval Low Countries, particularly in Utrecht. Available in Dutch.


Representations of Jerusalem Pilgrims – Jeruzalemvaarders in Beeld

This website with portraits of pilgrims to Jerusalem shows a specific aspect of the commemoration of the dead as it focuses on pilgrimages. Those who returned from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem often wished to have this important event commemorated. This is evident in memorial paintings and in travel accounts. Available in English and Dutch.


Representations of monastic dress – Kloosterkleding in Beeld

Much confusion exists on the specific clothing worn by members of late medieval convents and monasteries. Especially women’s clothing often causes difficulties. Therefore research has been carried out into this subject, resulting in the website Kloosterkleding in beeld. A selection of late-medieval images shows what type of dress was used by the various religious orders. The website also pays attention to the many variations in dress, as well as exceptions. Available in Dutch.


RIA Prayer and politics(currently unavailable)

The Rich Internet Application Commemoration in the convent Mariënpoel: prayer and politics offers an introduction to the medieval commemoration of the dead, with the Mariënpoel convent, which existed from 1428 till 1572, as a case study. This interactive website aims to introduce various aspects of medieval memorial culture. The religious-liturgical components are discussed as well as the social and political aspects, hence the title: Prayer and Politics. The application has extensive online Research Notes that contain overviews of the sources, literature and the definitions that were used. Available in English.

Note: This website requires Adobe Flash Player, which is no longer supported.


Wall-mounted memorials in the Southern Netherlands

For his doctoral thesis entitled Piety and Purgatory: Wall-Mounted Memorials from the Southern Netherlands, c.1380-1520 (submitted to the Courtauld Institute of Art (University of London) in 2006), Douglas Brine made an extensive inventory of wall-mounted memorials from the Southern Netherlands dating from c.1380 to c.1520. This website provides, in the form of a series of PDF files, background information for a number of these memorials, as well as information concerning further research into these objects. The thesis has since been published as Pious Memories: The Wall-Mounted Memorial in the Burgundian Netherlands. The contents of this website were created by Douglas Brine, while the MeMO project provided technical support by designing the website and providing server space. Available in English.


The floor slabs of Oudewater – De grafzerken van Oudewater

This webpage is an introduction to the component of the MeMO database that concerns the tomb monuments and floor slabs. It was a pilot study originally intended to be shown to volunteers working for the MeMO project. It showcases a selection of the information used in the MeMO application. This page offers descriptions of a selection of the medieval floor slabs that have survived in the parish church of Oudewater, together with transcriptions and translations of their texts and information about the people they commemorate.  Note that this information is now also available in the MeMO database itself. Available in English and Dutch.


Representations of Medieval Memoria – Memoria in Beeld (retired)

This website and database are no longer available. The information can be found in the MeMO database.