Stuarts Online is a rich resource that brings scholarship on the Stuart era to a wider audience.
Stuarts Online includes twenty short films – each centred on a key text or artefact, from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Macbeth to medals and commemorative porcelain – which explore the stories, conflicts and personalities central to the history of Britain from 1603 to 1714. It also provides lesson plans, biographies, timelines, and other learning resources. The films are enriched by privileged access to the holdings of the Jesus College Fellows’ Library, the Ashmolean Museum and the Bodleian Library.
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the project was co-led by Professor Paulina Kewes, Tutorial Fellow in English Literature at Jesus, and much of the filming was done at Jesus, notably in the Fellows’ Library and the Peter North Room.
Professor Kewes said: ‘This website is a unique way to get the latest high-quality academic research on the Stuarts directly into the hands of teachers and students to support their studies of the period in schools. Our interactive materials let people interested in the Stuarts hear directly from experts in the field talking passionately about their research.
Find out more about Professor Kewes' interests and research on her personal page here.