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The Edinburgh Historical Linguistic Atlases & Text Corpora: Early Middle English and Older Scots (2)

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

The principal aims of the project are to produce two historical linguistic atlases: A Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English, 1150-1300 (LAME) and A Linguistic Atlas of Older Scots phase I 1380-1500 (LAOS). These atlases follow «A Linguistic Atlas of Late Mediaeval English» (LALME), ed. Angus McIntosh, M.L. Samuels and Michael Benskin (Aberdeen: AUP, 1986). In the periods covered by these atlases, neither English nor Scots were written in a standard form. Written forms are characterized by variation – different spellings of ‘the same’ word or morpheme.

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Bibliography of Scottish literature in translation; pre 1900 project (2)

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

The Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation (BOSLIT) is an online resource that offers an extensive and readily accessible source of information about Scottish literature in translation.

With currently over 25,000 records, and steadily increasing, BOSLIT aims to serve the needs of academic researchers, writers and translators, libraries, schools, literature administrators and general readers.

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Revised on-line edition of A Linguistic Atlas of Late Mediaeval English

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

The aim of the present project is to make A LINGUISTIC ATLAS OF LATE MEDIAEVAL ENGLISH, an indispensable reference tool to scholars working on the language and literature of the Middle English period, more accessible and flexible as an interactive website (e-LALME). E-LALME will be available to every user from their own desktop and will be linked to a Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English (LAEME) and a Linguistic Atlas of Older Scots (LAOS).

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An Imperial Frontier and its Landscape: the Gorgan and Tammisha Walls in North-East Iran

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

A primary aim of the project is to employ modern archaeological techniques to date this 195 km long baked brick wall and place it within its landscape context. Although ostensibly to protect the inhabited lands of NE Iran from the incursion of nomadic groups from the central Asian steppe, there is clearly more to this wall than meets the eye. Discoveries by our Iranian colleagues, now confirmed by fieldwork in 2005, demonstrate that the wall is associated with a massive system of water supply consisting of earthen dams and canals.

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Linking and Querying Ancient Texts (LaQuAT)

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

The LaQuAT (Linking and Querying Ancient Texts) project investigated technologies for providing integrated SQL-based views of diverse data resources related to classical archaeology, specifically containing epigraphic and papyrological material. These resources were quite heterogeneous in terms of standards and structure, comprising two relational databases with different schemas, and an XML-based corpus; they are hosted by different institutions in different countries, and are the outputs of divergent research communities.

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Christine de Pizan: the making of the Queen's Manuscript (British Library, Harley MS 4431)

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

The Making of the Queen's Manuscript focuses on London, British Library, Harley MS 4431, the largest surviving collected manuscript of the works of Christine de Pizan (1365-ca1431). Commissioned by Queen Isabeau of France, the collection was planned, copied, decorated and corrected under Christine's direct supervision, before being presented to Queen Isabeau early in 1414. This research is being carried out in partnership with the British Library which has contributed a complete set of high-resolution digital images of Harley MS 4431.

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Redesigning the City: The Percy Johnson-Marshall Collection

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Percy Johnson-Marshall (1915-1993) was an urban designer, regional planner and educator who enthusiastically embraced 20th century theories of human spatial organisation and postwar reconstruction. The collection comprises a wide range of material connected with architecture and planning. This includes published books and journals, personal and professional papers, papers relating to various professional organisations, survey material, planning reports, government reports, plans, drawings, photographs and slides.

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