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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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ICTGuides

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

The ICTGuides project is now incorporated within this project (arts-humanities.net).

Two developments gave birth to the ICTGuides database: an increase in the use of ICT in arts and humanities research and an awareness that information on how ICT is used in arts-humanities research is not readily available online. The resulting disparity was largely seen to have detrimental effects on ICT-based scholarship as sharing computational expertise among scholars is a precursor to promoting innovation within the field.

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Conservation, cataloguing and indexing of journals held as part of the EMap archive

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To catalogue and index the collection of British Trade journals and related ephemera which make up the EMap archive. Publishing the index of the articles and making them available through the Voyager database means that researchers anywhere within the world, with access to the internet, can discover what volumes and information are available within the archive and make an appointment to use them there or seek out the relevant volumes in other collections.

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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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Town and Townscape: The Work and Life of Thomas Sharp

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

Thomas Sharp (1901-1978) was a key figure in town planning in the mid-twentieth century. The concepts he developed in his writings and plans have been of enduring significance and influence on thinking about planning and design for both practitioners and academics in the UK and beyond. He was a key figure in defining thinking about the forms that town and countryside should take; in reconciling existing and valued character with modernity, and; in making these arguments accessible through a series of polemical books.

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Creation of High Wycombe furniture electronic archive

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

The High Wycombe Furniture Archive (HWFA) is part of the Research Centre for Furniture at Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe. The archive contains photographic and print material relating to furniture companies in the High Wycombe region, primarily from Ercol Limited, E. Gomme Limited (G-Plan) and furniture industry union related records.

This project is concerned with the digitisation of this collection resulting in an interface (website) that will make this primary material available to scholars, researchers, students and the interested general public.

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The Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles

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

The Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles is an independent Centre situated within Goldsmiths, University of London. Our mission is to become a leading international Resource and Research Centre for the study, promotion and dissemination of the collections we hold. We aim to capitalize on our unique position as the only Research and Resource Centre within a University environment that exclusively documents, promotes and fosters the pioneering history of textiles at Goldsmiths from the 1940s to the present day.

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DARIAH: Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities

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

Supporting and enhancing digitially enabled research.

The Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) aims to develop and maintain an infrastructure in support of ICT-based research practices across the arts and humanities, acting as a trusted intermediary between disciplines and domains. DARIAH is working with communities of practice to:

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arts-humanities.net

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

arts-humanities.net is an online hub for research and teaching in the digital arts and humanities. It enables members to locate information, promote their research and discuss ideas. It aims to support and advance the use and understanding of digital tools and methods for research and teaching in the arts and humanities – and all fields and disciplines working with(in) them.

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