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From Partition to Direct Rule: 50 Years of Northern Ireland Parliamentary Debates Online (Stormont Papers)

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

Casting a unique and valuable light on the development of Northern Ireland,
the Papers consist of the Parliamentary Papers of the devolved government of
Northern Ireland from June 7 1921 to the dissolution of Parliament in March
28 1972. They make up 84 printed volumes - around 93,000 pages and 74
million words. Based on the model of British Hansard, the papers record the
utterances of MPs sitting at the Stormont Parliament within the first period
of Home Rule.

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Plebeian Lives and the Making of Modern London, 1690-1800

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

Plebeian Lives and the Making of Modern London, 1690-1800 aims to create a digital archive of manuscript and printed sources concerning the lives of ordinary people in eighteenth-century London, focusing on poor relief, criminal justice, and medical care. It also integrates existing electronic resources, making use of recent technical advances in the analysis of multiple digital sources. The result will be a freely-available web-based resource enabling the reconstruction of ‘ordinary’ lives in the round, rather than as documented in single contacts with administrative bodies.

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The Historical Thesaurus of English (HTE)

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The Historical Thesaurus of English is the first historical thesaurus to be compiled for any of the world's languages. It includes almost the entire recorded vocabulary of English from Old English to the modern period, taken from the Oxford English Dictionary and dictionaries of Old English. The distinctive, semantically-structured hierarchy of the HTE data allows scholars access to material in a uniquely flexible manner, making it an invaluable resource to historians and linguists in particular.

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The Online Froissart Project

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

The Online Froissart is a joint project based in the French Departments of the Universities of Sheffield and Liverpool. It is delivering an interactive, searchable edition of Books I-III of Jean Froissart's Chronicles, the most important prose history in French of the Hundred Years' War, covering the years 1325-1390.

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The Reading Experience Database 1450-1945 (RED)

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The aim of this project is to investigate how and why reading as an individual and social practice has changed over the period 1450 to 1945, in terms of who readers were; how they accessed reading material; what, where, and how they read; and how they responded to what they read. Supported by funding from AHRC and from The Open University, the central achievement of the project to date has been the establishment of The Reading Experience Database (RED) at The Open University.

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Dynamic encoding of historical documents: people, property and rights in 18th century Corsican notaries acts

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

The project aimed to develope and evaluate portable and transparent methods and tools based on SGML/XML for managing complex document collections. As a test case we examined patterns of co-operation and disagreement between people as expressed in legal documents of the 18th century from southern Corsica concerning rights over property. Our approach aimed to relate coding, modelling, interpretation and catalogue entries with the source material, resulting in a layered representation that includes references to as much of the research context as possible.

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Guerrillas, Bandits and social war in Spain, 1808-1814

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

"The aim of this database is to provide an insight into the sociology of the guerrilla movement that fought Napoleon Bonaparte in Spain between 1808 and 1814. Although a phenomenon that is both well known and accorded considerable importance in the history of the period, the participants in this struggle have never been the subject of detailed study. Many assumptions have been made about them that the clergy figured disproportionately among their leadership, that many of the rank and file were deserters, etc. but it has been impossible to test out these ideas.

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A revised and augmented edition of P H Sawyer's catalogue of Anglo-Saxon charters

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

"Peter Sawyer’s Anglo-Saxon Charters: an Annotated List and Bibliography was first published in 1968. It provided a comprehensive, systematic and accurate guide to the entire corpus of charters, and immediately transformed the study of the subject. Charters were previously known by their numbers in the great nineteenth-century editions by Kemble (KCD) and Birch (BCS); now they are invariably known by their number in ‘Sawyer’, e.g. S 876. The revision and updating of Sawyer’s catalogue began in the early 1990s.

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Durham Liber Vitae: A Digital Analysis, Interlinked Texts, Images and Research

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The Durham Liber Vitae is a complex manuscript which originated in the mid-ninth-century as a list of several hundred names of persons associated with a Northumbrian church, probably Lindisfarne, but possibly around Monkwearmouth/Jarrow. Around 1100 AD, additions were made to the list, principally of monks of Durham Cathedral Priory, continued until and these additions continued until the 16th century. Several thousand names of lay persons were added throughout the middle ages.

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