Divinity and Religious Studies

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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 survey of the Jewish built heritage in the United Kingdom and Ireland

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

The Survey is a thematic building recording project covering all Jewish monuments and sites that date from before the Second World War (1939). Mediaeval and modern buildings and sites, both sacred and secular, are covered by the included in the Survey's online database, including purpose-built synagogues, Mikvaot [Jewish ritual baths] and cemeteries, as well as Jewish schools, hospitals, soup kitchens, communal offices and meeting halls.

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Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization (DARMC)

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

The Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization (DARMC) makes freely available on the internet the best available materials for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) approach to mapping and spatial analysis of the Roman and medieval worlds. DARMC allows innovative spatial and temporal analyses of all aspects of the civilizations of western Eurasia in the first 1500 years of our era, as well as the generation of original maps illustrating differing aspects of ancient and medieval civilization.

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Regnum Francorum Online

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

Regnum Francorum Online: interactive maps and sources of early medieval Europe, is a geospatial database with the aim of referencing historical events of Late Antiquity and Early Medieval (western) Europe to evidence in source-documents, compiling meta-data about the events, such as time, space and agency, and visualizing the events on interactive maps. This far, meta-data about more than 14.000 events are maintained in the database and avilable for further temporal and spatial analysis.

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The Cairo Genizah manuscripts: Taylor-Schechter Old Series and the Mosseri Collection

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

The project aims to complete the cataloguing and detailed description of the Old Series of the Taylor-Schechter Cairo Genizah Collection and a substantial proportion of the Jacques Mosseri Genizah Collection. The T-S Collection consists of approx. 193,000 medieval (and early modern) Jewish manuscripts recovered from a storeroom (Genizah) in Old Cairo one hundred years ago, and is an unparalleled resource for the study of medieval Judaism, Islam and the history of the Mediterranean and Near East in the Middle Ages. The Old Series is the historical core of the Collection, and approx.

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Religious nurture in Muslim families

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

Qualitative sociological research about how children aged 12 and under are brought up to be Muslims. The School of Social Sciences and the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK conducted a joint research project. The first stage was secondary analysis of the 2003 Home Office Citizenship Survey to compare rates of religious transmission in different groups. The research team then conducted original qualitative research with 60 Muslim families in Cardiff. This involved semi-structured interviews, children keeping audio and photographic diaries and some observation of formal learning.

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Sudamih (Supporting Data Management Infrastructure for the Humanities)

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The Supporting Data Management Infrastructure for the Humanities (Sudamih) Project aims to address a coherent range of requirements for the more effective management of data (broadly defined) within the Humanities at an institutional level. Whilst the project is fully embedded within the institutional context of Oxford University, the methodologies, outputs and outcomes will be of relevance to other research-led universities, especially but not only, in their support of research within the humanities. The projects aims to:

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Glasgow Emblem Digitisation Project

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

The site has been developed, with generous funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the Resource Enhancement Scheme, by a team led by Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Jonathan Spangler, and Project Director Alison Adams. All but two of the emblem books digitised are from the Stirling Maxwell Collection in Glasgow University Library. The Bodleian Library and the Bibliothèque Mazarine have generously made material available to enable us to present the complete corpus. The Project is undertaken within the OpenEmblem initiative.

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Marginalized Spiritualities: faith and religion among young people in socially deprived Britain

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

The aim of this project is to investigate religiosity, religious identity, and spirituality among young people living in socially deprived Britain. Participants will include religious, non-religious and spiritually-seeking youth, who will be involved in the production of multimedia narratives. This comprises one strand of the project’s data collection and dissemination strategy, and provides multimedia and information technology literacy and a space for potential empowerment of young people.

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