St. Jerome’s University’s Medieval D.R.A.G.E.N. (Digital Research in Arts and Graphical Environmental Networks) Laboratory was founded in 2016 to provide high-quality research training opportunities for students at every level. It operates on a collaborative, learner-centred, research model to generate new knowledge and to produce new digital tools for the study  of historical nature.

The D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab grows out of the Herstmonceux Project, and is, therefore, particularly concerned with how historical weather and natural environment affected everyday life at the end of the Middle Ages.

The Lab supports a network of undergraduate and (post)graduate students: historians, archivists, language and literature specialists, and environmentalists. Together, we seek to understand the past as we use modern approaches to illuminate current issues. 

Meet our lab members.

Our Projects

GIS Mapping

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Manuscript Digitization

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Medieval Manuscript Music

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