The Medieval Bestiary: Animals in the Middle Ages is an ongoing project started in 2002 with the intent of publishing a database of information on the medieval bestiary or "book of beasts" and more generally, on the literature and art of animals in the Middle Ages. The site covers both the mundane animals of everyday life and the fantastic animals said to live in distant lands.

In Antwerp in 1588, Christopher Plantin printed a book with the title Sancti Patris Nostri Epiphanii, Episcopi Constantiae Cypri, ad Physiologum. That book survived the turmoil of the next 415 years, traveling from Antwerp to Victoria, British Columbia. The book contains texts about Saint Epiphanius and texts attributed to him, along with notes and commentary by the editor, Consalus Ponce de Leon. One of the texts is the Physiologus, a set of moralized animal stories which were the basis of the medieval bestiary.

The Fall of Princes by the Benedictine monk John Lydgate (ca. 1370-1450) is a collection of short cautionary tales describing how famous and powerful people met their downfall. The University of Victoria Lydgate manuscript was written on paper and parchment in Middle English in the late fifteenth century. The site, begun as a Medieval Studies class project in 1999, includes a full digital facsimile of the manuscript and notes on the research that has been done on the codicology and paleography of this five hundred year old book.

Published in 1802, Opinions of Several Gentlemen of the Law, on the Subject of Negro Servitude, in the Province of Nova Scotia concerns the case of the slave Jack, who ran away from his master James DeLancey of Annapolis, Nova Scotia, and found freedom and employment with William Woodin of Halifax. A series of legal opinions solicited by DeLancey from several famous English "gentlemen of the law", the book is a record of the attitudes toward slavery at the beginning of the nineteenth century in the British colonies that later became the Maritime Provinces of Canada.

The Bestiary of Anne Walshe (Copenhagen, Kongelige Bibliotek Gl. kgl. Saml. 1633 4°) is a Latin bestiary of English origin, produced circa 1400-25. It is now in the Royal Library in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has been made available as an electronic facsimile. This site, an expansion of a paper for a Medieval Studies course (Spring 2001), provides commentary on the codicology, text and illustrations of this manuscript, with comparisons to other bestiary manuscripts.

Under the guidance of Dr. John Lutz, the students in the University of Victoria course "History 481: Microhistory" (Spring 2002) produced the first edition of the Victoria's Victoria web site on the history of Victoria, British Columbia during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1900). This part of the site explores the practice of medicine, pharmacy and dentistry in Victoria in the 1860s as revealed by newspaper advertising and by the notebooks of one of Victoria's most famous doctors, Dr. J. S. Helmcken.