Medieval Memoria Online

Other products of the MeMO project

This page lists the websites and other MeMO products that may generally be considered as supporting products for the user, to be used in addition to the main database. Some give general background information on memoria while others are more specialised and may be helpful in research projects. Note that a number of these products were created with the assistance of individuals outside of the MeMO project.

1. Other websites by the MeMO team

Schenkingen van liturgische gewaden

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 (JiB)

Representations of Jerusalem Pilgrims

This website with portraits of Pilgrims to Jerusalem shows a specific aspect of the commemoration of the dead as it focusses 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 (KiB)

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

Rich Internet Application: Prayer and politics

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.

Wall-mounted memorials in the Southern Netherlands

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

The floor slabs of 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. We keep this website online for archiving purposes, but it will no longer be updated.

Available in English and Dutch.

Representations of Medieval Memoria - Memoria in Beeld (MiB / retired)

Database: Memoria in Beeld

Please note: this website is out-of-date and has been replaced with the new MeMO database in February 2013. MiB is therefore no longer publicly available. Only researchers who have worked with Memoria in Beeld in the past, and who therefore need to access this database may contact us for the password.

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2. Research tools

Glossary and terminology

The MeMO team also developed a glossary, with an overview of relevant terms in memoria research in German, Dutch and English. This glossary is available with both an English and a Dutch introduction.

There are also English and Dutch terminology lists, which give overviews of the terms that are most frequently used in the MeMO database.


This bibliography includes publications from Dutch and Belgian authors concerning memorial culture in the Low Countries. The bibliography aims to give greater publicity to the activities of memoria researchers in the Low Countries.

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3. Additional publications and products

Publications by the MeMO team

The MeMO team has created a number of publications. For an overview, click here. Also several symposiums and congresses were organised, see the overview of all of the MeMO team's additional products that was published in the newsletter Medieval Memoria Research of September 2012.

Other products: Papers and articles not published elsewhere

The materials on this page can be used freely for purposes of research, education, publications and lectures provided that references are made to its author(s) and/or compiler(s). For guidelines for citation, please visit the page Citations and disclaimers.

Before downloading, please be aware of the size of the files. The size of each file is given below.

Articles and conference papers

PowerPoint presentations


Paper: Schenkingen van liturgische objecten en gewaden / Schenkungen von liturgischen Objekten und kirchlichen Textilien

Schenkingen van liturgische objecten en gewaden / Schenkungen von 
                        liturgischen Objekten und kirchlichen Textilien

In 2013 Piet Looij, who was an intern working for the MeMO project, made an inventory of liturgical objects and vestments from before 1580, from churches, monasteries and hospitals of the present-day Netherlands. This paper gives an impression of his findings (3 MB). It also served as a basis for the website Schenkingen van liturgische gewaden, which was launched two years later.

Available in Dutch and German.

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