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British town maps, 1470-1895: a catalogue and cartographical analysis

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

The aim was to produce for England, Wales and Scotland a catalogue of the cartographic characteristics and topographic content of every manuscript and printed town map produced from 1470 (the first British town map) to 1895 (by which time publication of Ordnance Survey large-scale town maps was completed). The catalogue will constitute a definitive, permanent research tool for a wide range of historical research users. This last will contribute to the long-term conservation of these, often fragile, artefacts.

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People in Place: families, households and housing in early modern London

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

This project examines the crucial role of family and household in the social and economic transformations that took place in London in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Population growth, immigration, urbanisation, and commercialisation produced new patterns of sociability, gender relations, employment, and domestic lifestyle. The family was central to all these developments, but has been little studied in detail.

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The Bentham Project

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

The Bentham Project, part of UCL's Faculty of Laws, is preparing a new authoritative edition of The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, which is being published by Oxford University Press. The twenty-sixth volume to be published will appear in 2005. It is anticipated that, when complete, the edition will run to sixty-eight volumes. Each volume contains an Editorial Introduction, full annotation, and comprehensive name and subject indexes.

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A web-mounted database of mid-Victorian wood engraved illustration

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

This is a digital database of at least nearly 900 wood engravings from periodicals and books published in the 'golden age' of illustration: the mid-nineteenth century. Taking 1862 as a sample year, the database draws on two major collections: the periodical illustrations of the 1860s and 70s in the School of Art Museum and Gallery, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the Forrest Reid collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. These important collections are currently under-exploited and accessible only to scholars in Britain.

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Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project

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

The Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project is investigating human activity across the landscape during all time periods, using intensive archaeological and geomorphological survey. TAESP is working in a broad area of the north-central Troodos mountains that includes fertile valleys and plains, copper-bearing foothills, and the northern part of the Troodos Range itself. Other than some rescue excavation of tombs, no systematic archaeological work had been done in this area, and none at all in the mountains.

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Cataloguing the archives of the Trades Union Congress, 1970-90

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

The aim of cataloguing the records of the Trades Union Congress is to make their materials more widely and easily accessible to researchers. The TUC dealt with a whole range of union related matters such as wages, disputes, health and safety in the workplace and union representation. They were also involved in social and political issues such as racism and sexual discrimination. Their labour connections stretched accross the world from New Zealand to Nicaragua and Finland to the Falklands.

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The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: a revised and enlarged database

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

The Trans-Atlantic slave trade remains a major field of academic enquiry and public interest. Work by numerous scholars over three decades culminated in the publication in 1999 of a CD-ROM containing data on 27,233 slaving voyages between 1519 and 1867. Unprecedented in scale and detail, this unique record nevertheless had major gaps, notably with respect to the early history of slave trafficking as well as that to Brazil more generally.

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Study of Norse-Celtic place-names in the frontier zone of the medieval province of Moray. A pilot project for the Scottish place-name database

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

The place-names were collected as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Board-funded (AHRB) ‘Norse-Gaelic Frontier Project, which ran from autumn 2000 to summer 2001, the full details of which are published as Crawford and Taylor 'The Southern Frontier of Norse Settlement in North Scotland: Place-Names and History’ (2003). Its main aim was to explore the toponymy of the drainage basin of the River Beauly, especially Strathglass, with a view to establishing the nature and extent of Norse place-name survival along what had been a Norse-Gaelic frontier in the 11th century.

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Reconstructing the Quseiri Arabic Documents (RQAD)

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The research objective is to read or reconstruct the Arabic documents found at the harbour town of Quseir on the Egyptian Red Sea coast during the Ayyubid and Mamluk periods (13th-15th centuries)
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a) to evaluate the texts combined with archeological enquiry;
b) to examine the content and context within the framework of the long distance trade and pilgrim traffic from Quesir as a chief port of the Red Sea region and its trade contacts with the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean.

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