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A trial electronic edition of the Preface to 'Ancrene Wisse' for the Early English Text Society

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

The project involved the development of a trial electronic edition of a short Middle English work, the 'Preface' to the thirteenth-century rule for recluses 'Ancrene Wisse', in conjunction with the Humanities Computing Development Team at Oxford, to work out an 'EETS template' which could serve as a model for electronic versions of future EETS editions. Since this is a prose work (the great majority of electronic editions of Middle English works are of verse texts) surviving in several manuscripts, it constituted a relatively demanding project.

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Patterns of Mozart reception in the nineteenth century

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

The history of nineteenth-century music is on the verge of being rewritten. There is emerging, in addition to a chronicle of composers and works, and of a thick description of musical cultures and institutions, the possibility of writing the music history of the century in terms of its reception of composers of the previous century and before. The fusion of traditional modes of historical narrative with views of the century that give due weight to questions of reception is one of the most exciting opportunities facing music history today.

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French interlanguage oral corpora

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

Unlike first language acquisition (L1) research, which has made use of digital technologies for over 20 years to assist its research (in the shape of a powerful suite of software tools for the transcription, analysis and storage of L1 oral learner data, the CHILDES system, now used as standard), the field of second language acquisition (L2) research has been very slow in taking advantage of the new computerised technologies now available.

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Lower Palaeolithic technology, raw material and population ecology

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

"This visual and metric database is the data component of a project funded by a major grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Board between 1999 and 2001. The project was designed to examine Lower Palaeolithic technology and raw material and to use the findings to discuss aspects of population ecology during the period. The time range is from 1.5Myr to 300Kyr and includes material from Africa, Europe and the Near East. The database contains 10668 digitised images of 3556 bifaces, as well as information on provenience, raw material and standard measurements.

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Urban connectivity in Iron-Age and Roman Southern Spain

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

The Urban Connectivity in Iron Age and Roman southern Spain Project, funded by the AHRC between 2002 and 2005 with subsequent support by the University of Southampton and institutions in Seville, has been studying changing social, economic and geographical relationships between some 195 towns and nucleated settlements in central and western Baetica between c.500 BC and AD 200. The project has the following five research questions, based on data gathered in the field and through archival research between 2002 and 2008:

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Pockets of history: production and consumption of women's tie-on pockets in Britain from 1690-1914

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

The project charts the production and consumption of women’s tie-on pockets in Britain over two centuries. These textile artefacts, familiar to Lucy Locket, were popular before the introduction of handbags in the later nineteenth century but are now largely unknown. Their capacious form, plain or decorated, and their varied contents exemplified everyday work, tastes, and skills of women across the social spectrum. They were made at home throughout the period by individuals for their own use and also manufactured commercially from the mid-18th century.

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The Reading Experience Database 1450-1945 (RED)

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The aim of this project is to investigate how and why reading as an individual and social practice has changed over the period 1450 to 1945, in terms of who readers were; how they accessed reading material; what, where, and how they read; and how they responded to what they read. Supported by funding from AHRC and from The Open University, the central achievement of the project to date has been the establishment of The Reading Experience Database (RED) at The Open University.

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Female Musicians and Performance Practice at the Courts of Parma and Ferrara, 1565-1589

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

"This website comprises the public pages of 'Female musicians at the courts of Ferrara and Parma, 1565-1589', an AHRB-funded collaboration between the ensemble Musica Secreta and musicologist Laurie Stras. The collaboration was formed in order to investigate performing practices at the Farnese and d'Este courts in the latter half of the sixteenth century. The project is generating transcriptions, performing scores and recordings of music associated with the two courts, made available to the wider musical community via this site.

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Stone in Archaeology: towards a digital resource

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"The 'Stone in Archaeology - Towards a Digital Resource' project is based on the large archaeological comparative rock collection housed in the Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton. The main aim of the project has been to create an easily accessible, unique, multidisciplinary, searchable relational database which comprises the principal stones known to be used in antiquity throughout England.

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