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The Court of Chivalry and the Defence of Honour in England, 1633 - 1641

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The aim of this project is to calendar and make available to a wider public the records of the Court of Chivalry in Charles I's reign. The records contain a wealth of detail about the attitudes and assumptions of the nobles and gentry and the quarrels they engaged in to defend their honour. The analysis explores these attitudes and investigates the impact of the court on the social and political life of England ont he ev of civil war.

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Verbum: the old Latin translation of the gospel of John

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The outcome of the project is an edition of the Old Latin manuscripts of John which will replaced the existing Matzkow-Jülicher-Aland volume (1963), to be published electronically in the first instance, and later as an edition of John, with a full apparatus criticus containing the patristic citations in the definitive Institut-Vetus Latina series. The project, freestanding in itself, is also complementary to the International Greek New Testament Project. The material published will be of particular interest to the following;

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The British Book Trade Index on the Web

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The British Book Trade Index is a computerised index of the names, brief biographical and trade details of all those who worked in the English and Welsh book trades and were at work before 1852. It includes not only printers, publishers and booksellers but also stationers, papermakers, engravers, auctioneers, ink-makers, pen and quill sellers, etc., so that the trade may be studied in the context of allied trades.

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The Canterbury Tales Project

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The Canterbury Tales Project aims to investigate the textual tradition of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to achieve a better understanding of the history of its composition and publication before 1500. Here is how we work:

We have established a system of transcription for all the manuscripts and early printed books of the Canterbury Tales into computer-readable form.

We transcribe the manuscripts using this system.

We compare all the manuscripts, creating a record of their agreements and disagreements with a computer collation program (Collate).

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An electronic catalogue of vernacular manuscript books of the Medieval WestMidlands

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"The manuscripts of the West Midlands have long been valuable resources for medieval English literary and book history. Research has focused on individual manuscripts or small groups. Surviving in large numbers and from well-documented regional centres of book production, they potentially offer a resource for investigation of the regional parameters of manuscript culture. Systematic manuscript geography has hitherto been inhibited by lack of research tools for large-scale comparative work.

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Beyond the Book: Mass Reading Events and Contemporary Cultures of Reading

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

Mass reading events – ‘Richard & Judy's Book Club,’ ‘One Book, One Chicago’ – are a new, proliferating literary phenomenon that remains uninvestigated. They raise important questions: why do they cause people to come together to share reading? Do they attract marginalized communities, foster new reading practices, enable social change? Our interdisciplinary project produces a trans-national analysis of contemporary shared reading practices, the formation of reading communities and the popular function of literary fiction in the UK, USA and Canada.

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Database of Archives of UK Non-Governmental Organisations (DANGO)

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This AHRC-funded project provides information on the availability of records relating to non-governmental organisations and pressure groups active in the UK since 1945. The database is fully searchable and provides information on the history of the organisation as well as details about the location of archival records relating to it.

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A digital edition of the Vernon Manuscript (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng.poet.a.1)

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The Vernon Manuscript (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng. poet.a.1) is the biggest and most important surviving late medieval English manuscript. An extensive collection of Middle English religious literature (and some French and Latin), and lavishly illuminated, it is potentially an incomparable resource for art historians, codicologists, palaeographers, literary and cultural historians, linguists, and editors. However, access is currently extremely limited for conservation reasons and because of the sheer scale of the volume (the text is two and a half as long as Tolstoy's War and Peace).

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A scholarly digital edition of Codex Sinaiticus, published on the internet

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This project has created a full scholarly digital edition of Codex Sinaiticus, one of the two oldest Greek Bibles and the oldest complete New Testament, arguably the most important of all surviving ancient manuscripts. It is part of a larger project to bring together all surviving leaves of the manuscript, divided among four different countries, into a virtual whole, and to provide access at every level from the general reader to the most advanced scholar.

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Collected Works of Thomas Middleton

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The Oxford Middleton, prepared by seventy-five scholars from a dozen countries, follows the precedent of The Oxford Shakespeare in being published in two volumes, an innovative but accessible Collected Works and a comprehensive scholarly Companion. Though closely connected, each volume can be used independently of the other.

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