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The Pompey Project: the evolution, structure and legacy of the Theatre of Pompey

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

The first scientific study of Rome’s first permanent theatre. Comprehensive documentation of all surviving remains, supplemented by new limited excavation at specific points targeted by our initial analysis. Creation of a definitive series of site-plans, sections, elevations keyed to a complete photographic record, and measured drawings. We have prepared an extensive archaeological register recording the details of every known artefact discovered on the site of the theatre complex for the past five centuries.

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Adolphe Appia at Hellerau: Virtual Reconstructions and performances

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

Using both photographs of historic settings and original designs, virtual reality models were created of Appia's "rhythmic spaces", and their lighting and other properties. Mixed reality performance technology was used to integrate both video footage and live action into these virtual settings. In addition, a highly detailed VR model of the Hellerau Festspielhaus, where some of Appia's designs were realised for innovative performance, was created. Then, using historic photographs, sets recorded in archive photos were placed into the great hall at Hellerau, and lit under various conditions.

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Cataloguing the archives of the Trades Union Congress, 1970-90

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

The aim of cataloguing the records of the Trades Union Congress is to make their materials more widely and easily accessible to researchers. The TUC dealt with a whole range of union related matters such as wages, disputes, health and safety in the workplace and union representation. They were also involved in social and political issues such as racism and sexual discrimination. Their labour connections stretched accross the world from New Zealand to Nicaragua and Finland to the Falklands.

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An economy in chaos? Analysis of Roman silver coins, Nero to Septimius Severus

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

Silver coins formed the backbone of currency in the Roman Empire and are likely to have been the main media for long-distance monetary exchange. Imperial fiscal policies and financial problems can be detected through metallurgical analysis of imperial silver coinages. Roman emperors manipulated the silver content (fineness) of the coinage to solve short-term financial problems frequently caused by government overspending. For the most part, this manipulation involved the reduction of the silver content of the coinage – debasement - in conjunction with a drop in weight.

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Post-socialist punk: Beyond the double irony of self-abasement (Resubmission)

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

Post-socialist punk’ is a historically and spatially comparative study of punk in Eastern Europe conducted by an international, collaborative team of researchers from the UK, Russia, Estonia and Croatia. A key output of the project is Rotten Beat - an electronic resource presenting high quality analysis and information about contemporary music scenes in Central, South Eastern and Eastern Europe as well as searchable archives of audio, textual and visual materials. This resource is due to go live in Spring 2010.

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