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Representing and enacting knowledge about producing Tibetan text-critical editions

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

This project aimed to advance our understanding of the processes of the textual criticism and editing of canonical and other Classical Tibetan texts - including the basic task of rendering them readable at all. These mainly ancient materials are undoubtedly of the very highest possible scholarly interest, but without intensive modern scholarship in most instances remain partially or completely incomprehensible because of accumulated errors in copying, as they have been for many centuries.

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Anglo-Saxon Language of Landscape (LangScape)

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

The aim of the LangScape Project is to make accessible over the web a rich body of material relating to the English countryside of a thousand years ago and more, using estate boundaries - detailed descriptions by those who lived in and worked the Anglo-Saxon landscape. The completed website - an electronic corpus of Anglo-saxon boundary clauses with extensive XML mark-up - will be a powerful research tool with applications within a broad range of academic disciplines. It will also be designed with a view to its ongoing development for public and schools use.

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Around 1968: Activism, Networks, Trajectories

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

This is a study of militants, the networks they constructed and the trajectories they followed in Europe between 1965-75. It is a collective project, undertaken by 14 historians, 7 based in the UK, 7 outside. It is based on archival work and the collection of oral testimony from a sample of networks and activists involved in them in each country.

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Early Nigerian Qur’anic manuscripts: an interdisciplinary study of the Kanuri glosses and Arabic commentaries

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

Early Nigerian Qur’anic Manuscripts (ENiQMa) is an interdisciplinary project exploring a unique resource on Kanuri, an important West African language, and investigating the history of Islamic/Qur’anic studies in the Kanem-Borno Empire, which originated in the 9th century A.D. to the northeast of Lake Chad. Kanuri, together with its related variety Kanembu, is spoken by over four million people in Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon. The main study areas covered by ENiQMa include linguistic analysis of Old Kanembu data and examination of the Islamic manuscripts in this same language.

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The John Rylands Cairo Genizah Project

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

The University of Manchester holds a collection of around 11,000 fragments, mostly written in Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic, from the Genizah of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo dating from the 10th to the 19th century AD and including religious and literary texts, documentary sources, letters, and material relating to grammar, philosophy, medicine, astrology and astronomy.

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The Letters of Bess of Hardwick

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

Elizabeth, countess of Shrewsbury (c.1522-1608), known as ‘Bess of Hardwick’, is one of Elizabethan England most famous figures. She is renowned for her reputation as an indomitable matriarch and dynast and perhaps best known as the builder of great stately homes like the magnificent Hardwick Hall and Chatsworth House. The story of her life as told to date takes little account of her more than 230 letters. The aim of the project is to make these letters accessible by producing a searchable, interactive online edition of all ca. 230 letters written to and from Bess of Hardwick.

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The Listening Gallery: Integrating Music with Exhibitions and Gallery Displays, Medieval to Baroque

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

The Listening Gallery was a knowledge transfer collaboration between the Royal College of Music (RCM) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Stemming from research in music, art, design, and technology, the project connected objects in the V&A's collections with music that shares their rich and distinctive pasts. New and existing recordings of music were integrated into two V&A projects: (I) Baroque 1620-1800: Style in the Age of Magnificence

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Connecting Historical Authorities with Linked data, Indices Contexts and Entities

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

CHALICE seeks to build an RDF gazetteer of location entities extracted from the digitized selections of the volumes of the English Place Name Survey. CHALICE should be a fun challenge in an as yet under-explored research area of historic text mining – tuning grammar rules to do markup that can then be used to train machine learning recognisers, and comparing the results.

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Unlocking Historic Landscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean

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This research will make a step towards unlocking the history of Mediterranean landscapes by the application of a proven methodology pioneered in British landscape studies. We will map and analyse the historic landscape of terraces, fields, lanes and rural settlements that are typical of the eastern Mediterranean, and attempt to understand them in their historical context. The long-term history of the eastern Mediterranean shows that there are many different ways similar landscapes and environments can be inhabited and structured.

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