ITER - Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Access: Accessible on campus through networked computer.

Iter, meaning 'a journey' or 'path' in Latin, is a not-for-profit project. It was created for the advancement of learning in the study of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700) through the development of electronic resources.

Includes the following databases:


  • The Iter Bibliography
    Iter's bibliography covers all literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for journal articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies are included. Also included are citations for monographs, and material published in monographs and collections of essays.


  • Iter Italicum
    The first online version of Paul Oskar Kristeller's Iter Italicum, the most comprehensive finding list available of previously uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued Renaissance humanistic manuscripts found in libraries and collections all over the world. Originally published in six volumes between 1963 and 1992, it is an essential tool for any scholar working in the fields of classical, medieval and Renaissance studies.


  • International Directory of Scholars(not currently available on the new Iter website, launched May 2010, though Iter are looking to migrate the content in the near future)
    The International Directory of Scholars (IDS) is the result of a convergence of interests of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA), who wanted a major revision of its own Directory, and the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (SCSC), who wanted to transform its highly respected Scholars of Early Modern Studies into an online database. The IDS is a comprehensive resource which accommodates not only the usual directory contact information, but also detailed information on the research and teaching careers of scholars around the world.