Luminarium is the labor of love of Anniina Jokinen in Pennsylvania. The site is not affiliated with any institution nor is it sponsored by anyone. This site combines several sites first created in 1996 to provide a starting point for students and enthusiasts of English Literature. It started as a simple one-page site of links to Medieval English Literature. That page was soon followed by a Renaissance site, and one about 17th century literature and one about 18th century literature.