The Moral Teachings Project

The Enseignemens Moraux (The Moral Teachings) is a poem of 113 quatrains written by Christine de Pizan at the end of 1398 or shortly after. It concerns itself with a wide variety of social ranks and ages, from craftsmen to rulers, old men and young and like much of her writing, it offering readers a vibrant picture of society at the turn of the 15th century.

This interdisciplinary project aims to bring Les Enseignemens to life in a digital form, and challenge the typical format of a digital edition through user-centric, new media design.

Currently The Moral Teachings Project is in version 1.0. and has just launched. In the future, we aim to use The Moral Teachings Project a testbed for the development of new digital resources. We welcome any and all feedback on the features we have or future features you might find useful, if you wish to get in touch, please contact

The Moral Teachings project was designed and created by Tadgh Wagstaff; the translation, analysis, and marginalia therein were written by Francesca Lundvall.