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Digitisation of the dictionary of the Irish language

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

This project (2003-07) set out to digitise and publish the complete contents of the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of the Irish Language (DIL). The Dictionary has been an invaluable tool to scholars and students since its publication in twenty-three separate fasciculi between 1913 and 1976 but the difficulties in using the paper edition are widely recognised.

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The Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM)

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

The purpose of the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) is to obtain and archive directly-captured digital images of European sources of medieval polyphonic music. Where there is damage that makes these sources difficult to read, levels of digital restoration are also undertaken on copies of the original images to improve legibility and scholarly access. The project has created a new permanent electronic archive of these images, both to facilitate detailed study of this music and its sources, and to assure their permanent preservation.

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Partonopeus de Blois: an Electronic Resource

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

"Partonopeus de Blois" was one of the most popular romances composed in the 12th century, and played a key role in the development of Old French narrative literature. Analysis of the text is complicated by the fact that it exists in a number of different versions, which are difficult to study using a conventional printed edition. This project has produced an electronic resource that allows researchers to read and compare all the different versions in detail, without having to work from the original manuscripts (held in libraries from Yale to the Vatican) or microfilms.

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History of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

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

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 St Alban's Psalter: on the Web

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

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

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

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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French Vernacular Books: A Short-Title Catalogue of Books in the French language published before 1601

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

The St Andrews French Book Project intends to create an analytical bibliography of all books published in the French language before 1601. It is the first ever global survey of early French books, based on an exhaustive investigation of over 1550 libraries worldwide. It is also the first major national bibliographical project to have been designed and completed entirely in the electronic age.

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Latin American Art: an on-line research resource

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

The aim has been to make the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA) available as a fully illustrated online catalogue. We began by developing a database that would facilitate management of the collection, integrating the full illustrated catalogue with mailing lists, contact and biographical details for artists, details of copyright agreements and other reports forms (records of donation etc), and information about the current location of a work of art etc.

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