Our Platform and Publisher

LEMDO Platform

Para1The Queenʼs Men Editions (QME) anthology has been encoded on and built by the Linked Early Modern Drama Online (LEMDO) platform, hosted by the Humanities Computing and Media Centre at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. LEMDO editions are encoded in the XML encoding language of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). LEMDO’s customization of TEI P5 is designed for editing early modern dramatic texts and editorial paratexts. LEMDO uses a Subversion repository to keep files under version control, and a Jenkins Continuous Integration Server to produce anthologies in the form of static, Endings-compliant websites. QME has adopted the periodic static release model, whereby new versions (editions) of the anthology are released as new content is ready for publication.
Para2LEMDO anthologies have no server-side dependencies. A release of the QME anthology—a bundle of self-contained HTML pages—can be downloaded onto your device and read on a browser even without an internet connection. Contact the LEMDO Team for more information if you want to download a static version of the QME site.

Our Publisher

Para3The digital version of the Queenʼs Men Editions anthology is published by the University of Victoria.


Janelle Jenstad

Janelle Jenstad is a Professor of English at the University of Victoria, Director of The Map of Early Modern London, and Director of Linked Early Modern Drama Online. With Jennifer Roberts-Smith and Mark Kaethler, she co-edited Shakespeare’s Language in Digital Media: Old Words, New Tools (Routledge). She has edited John Stow’s A Survey of London (1598 text) for MoEML and is currently editing The Merchant of Venice (with Stephen Wittek) and Heywood’s 2 If You Know Not Me You Know Nobody for DRE. Her articles have appeared in Digital Humanities Quarterly, Elizabethan Theatre, Early Modern Literary Studies, Shakespeare Bulletin, Renaissance and Reformation, and The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. She contributed chapters to Approaches to Teaching Othello (MLA); Teaching Early Modern Literature from the Archives (MLA); Institutional Culture in Early Modern England (Brill); Shakespeare, Language, and the Stage (Arden); Performing Maternity in Early Modern England (Ashgate); New Directions in the Geohumanities (Routledge); Early Modern Studies and the Digital Turn (Iter); Placing Names: Enriching and Integrating Gazetteers (Indiana); Making Things and Drawing Boundaries (Minnesota); Rethinking Shakespeare Source Study: Audiences, Authors, and Digital Technologies (Routledge); and Civic Performance: Pageantry and Entertainments in Early Modern London (Routledge). For more details, see janellejenstad.com.



The LEMDO Team is based at the University of Victoria and normally comprises the project director, the lead developer, project manager, junior developers(s), remediators, encoders, and remediating editors.