GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons

We see this project as not only a database, but also as an opportunity to develop and maintain a community of researchers who work with sermons. User contributions will help to ensure that this resource continues to grow and develop, ensuring long-term usefulness for researchers.

We invite users to contribute their own data by submitting this form to It is not expected that you will be able to complete all the fields on the template. Required fields are indicated on the form. Please consult the Contributors’ Guide for guidance on filling in your information. In order to provide consistency among entries, GEMMS researchers will enter your data and publicly credit you for your contribution(s). If you have any questions please contact

At a later date, we hope to have a smoother procedure in place for contributors that will also allow users contributing data to retain their own collections within the database. Please check back later for updates on the progress towards this goal.

The ongoing stability of the database is ensured through its hosting by ITER and its associate partnership in INKE.