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Fontes Anglo-Saxonici

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

Fontes Anglo-Saxonici: A Register of Written Sources Used by Authors in Anglo-Saxon England is intended to identify all written sources which were incorporated, quoted, translated or adapted anywhere in English or Latin texts which were written in Anglo-Saxon England (i.e. England to 1066), or by Anglo-Saxons in other countries.

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TV Times Digitisation Project

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

TV Times is now the only record of many programmes shown on ITV, and particularly of those that no longer exist. TV Times exists in a relatively complete form in only two sources: the British Library and British Film Institute. The project was designed to commision the British Library to produce a microfiche version of their holdings (supplemented, it transpired, by editions from a private source located by teh research team); to digitise these; and then to extract the programme listing information into a searchable database.

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The Medieval Palace of Westminster Research Project

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

Overview of the Project. The Westminster Palace Research Project is an inter-disciplinary study, combining archaeology, history, architectural history, and new uses of information technology. Its aim is to produce a comprehensive architectural study of the medieval palace and its place in the broader context of historic palaces. Equally important is the fact that the innovative techniques to be used will be transferable to the study of other historic buildings, and thus the project has implications beyond Westminster.

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The Court of Chivalry and the Defence of Honour in England, 1633 - 1641

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

The aim of this project is to calendar and make available to a wider public the records of the Court of Chivalry in Charles I's reign. The records contain a wealth of detail about the attitudes and assumptions of the nobles and gentry and the quarrels they engaged in to defend their honour. The analysis explores these attitudes and investigates the impact of the court on the social and political life of England ont he ev of civil war.

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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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John Ruskin's Teaching Collections

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

This two-year project presented via the Web, a fully searchable and browsable catalogue linked to digitized images of John Ruskin's 'Teaching Collections' held in the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford. The interface presents users with a means of linking Ruskin's original catalogues of his collection with modern catalogue information, presenting the entire Oxford-based collection as a single resource: as some of the original collections have now been dispersed under individual artist categories, the project virtually reassembled them in Ruskin's original sequences.

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The Baltic Ceramic Market c. 1200-1600: Hanseatic Trade and Cultural Exchange

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

This study concerns an analysis of multivariate data collected during an archaeological survey of the Hanseatic ceramic market in the Baltic between c. 1200 and 1600. The archaeological distribution of imported ceramic wares forms not only a measure of commercial and technological exchange between western Europe and Scandinavia, Fennoscandia and the eastern Baltic region but also of the spread of Hanseatic domestic practices to communities living on the very edge of the European cultural orbit, particularly in the spheres of dining ritual, heating technology and interior decoration.

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Race and Labour in the Cane Fields: Documenting Louisiana Sugar, 1844 - 1917

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

This project seeks to investigate the fortunes of the American sugar industry between 1844 and 1917. Utilizing a unique data set on the performance of Louisiana’s sugar plantations, plus other supporting materials, the project provides both micro-level and regional analyses of the American sugar economy paying particular attention to shifting patterns of labour.

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A critical edition of the Acts and Monuments by John Foxe

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

John Foxe’s famous ‘Book of Martyrs’ is a foundation text for the English Reformation. Its vision has profoundly influenced English culture. This project completes the task of making the whole of Foxe’s text available in an innovative on-line edition in which specialists and non-specialists alike can appreciate the ways in which Foxe sought to counter his critics, absorb new materials, and justify the protestant reformation to his contemporaries. In Books 1-9, Foxe put this reformation into its deeper historical, ecclesiastical and theological perspective.

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