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Victorian Social Reform: A Bibliography of the Published Papers of the Social Science Association 1857-86

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

The National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, known as the Social Science Association, was an influential forum for the development of social policy between the 1850s and 1880s to which many notable Victorians gave papers and addresses. Leading politicians, intellectuals, bureaucrats, churchmen and businessmen were among its members. It was influential in many different areas - legal reform, penal policy, education, public health and commercial relations – and provides vivid insight into Victorian social and institutional development.

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The Old Bailey Online, 1674-1834

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

The Old Bailey Proceedings form one of the largest bodies of published text ever created, detailing the lives and experiences of non-elite people. Containing 25 million words of text, they record the evidence given at and outcome of 100,000 trials held at the Old Bailey. This project has created a searchable text-base, that can be used for free text searching, structured searching of marked-up text, and statistical analysis. This resource has been made available online and free of charge to any one with an internet connection.

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Recovering the Material and Visual Cultures of the Southern Sudan: A Museological Resource

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

The cultures of Southern Sudan have been central to anthropological research and teaching since the publication of Evans-Pritchard’s classic works on the Zande and Nuer in the 1930s and 1940s. A number of collections from Evans-Pritchard and other figures in the history of the study of the cultures of the Southern Sudan are represented in the collections of the University of Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum.

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Posters of Conflict: The visual culture of public information and counter information

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The project develops a resource of 10,000 images from Britain and the Commonwealth, France, Germany and Austro-Hungary selected from 15,000 public information posters in the collection of the Department of Art at the Imperial War Museum. The largest and most comprehensive collection of its type in Britain, the project documents the social, political , ethnic and cultural aspirations of these belligerent nations during two world wars.

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The correspondence of Aby Warburg and the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg: an electronic catalogue of the Warburg Institute archive

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The Warburg Institute holds the working papers and correspondence of the Hamburg scholar Aby Warburg, as well as the papers of the institute which he founded and which still bears his name. The project is designed to provide a searchable database and catalogue of Warburg's entire correspondence (some 35,000 letters), with all proper names and major topics identified and recorded. The correspondence is important not just for the study of Warburg himself.

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English landholding in Ireland, c1200-c1360

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The project can be located within several overlapping historiographical contexts, which have shown a capacity to enlarge our understanding. These include the interactions between 'core' and 'peripheral' areas of Europe; the complex relationships between the countries and regions of the British Isles; and the ubiquitous debates about colonization, cultural transfer, and the formation of identities, in which medievalists have increasingly been involved. Studies of elites and landholding are fundamental to an understanding of such issues.

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The St Alban's Psalter: on the Web

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To digitise the St Albans Psalter and place it on the web. The images are accompanied by complete transcription, translation (Latin into both English and German). Each image has a page-by-page commentary, and the manuscript is amplified by about 40,000 words of accompanying essays.
Aims: to make the psalter available in colour.
Research questions: to understand how the manuscript was made, when, for whom, and why the range of images were chosen.

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History of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

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The History of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama research project (1999-2004) operated under the aegis of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama at Oxford. It has in many ways pioneered the developing discipline of Performance Reception. It has done this by documenting as comprehensively as possible all performances worldwide of Greek and Roman drama and their adaptations between the Renaissance and the present, while hand-in-hand with that also exploring ways of interpreting those findings and that material.

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The Newton Manuscript Project

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The Newton Manuscript Project began in January 2000 with a view to preparing 20 print volumes of Newton's non-scientific papers. Although we had stated in the initial application that that we would make the text of the proposed print edition available online, we quickly realised that the online environment now offered extraordinary and unrivalled possibilities for disseminating high quality scholarly output to a variety of audiences. Accordingly, we switched our primary focus to producing an electronic edition of Newton’s non-scientific papers.

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Joining Tracks: enhancing academic access to the National Railway Museum Library

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The National Railway Museum is one of the leading museums of transport and mobility in the world. Through its Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History, managed and funded jointly with the University of York, it has in the last 10 years developed an international reputation for the academic study of the history of railways in the United Kingdom and overseas. In order to maximise the academic use of the NRM's collections, this project aims:

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