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Dictionary of the Scots Language

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

The aim of this project was to create the Dictionary of the Scots Language, an electronic scholarly dictionary covering the Scots language from 1200 to the present. This was successfully completed and published on-line, and serves students of Scottish language, literature and culture around the world. With limited resources and in the short time-scale of three years, the project undertook to digitise and publish in searchable form on the Internet all 11 volumes of the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue and the 10 volumes of the Scottish National Dictionary.

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Database of British archival resources relating to German-speaking refugees, 1933-1950 (BARGE)

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

Refugees are always in the news. This project inaugurated a new era in migration research by highlighting the achievements of German-speaking refugees who arrived in Britain between 1933 and 1950 and whose papers are located in public and private British collections. The aim is to compile a comprehensive searchable database, which will catalogue collections of papers relating to prominent figures such as Anna Freud or Karl Popper as well as information on less well known family papers and unpublished autobiographical narratives.

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European Critical Heritage : The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe

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

The Research Project documents fully the Continental reception of major British and Irish writers including Virginia Woolf, Lawrence Sterne, Jonathan Swift, Lord Byron, Jane Austen, Walter Scott, Henry James, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, each of whom made powerful and innovatory contributions to a genre and style that came to dominate modern literature.

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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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French interlanguage oral corpora

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

Unlike first language acquisition (L1) research, which has made use of digital technologies for over 20 years to assist its research (in the shape of a powerful suite of software tools for the transcription, analysis and storage of L1 oral learner data, the CHILDES system, now used as standard), the field of second language acquisition (L2) research has been very slow in taking advantage of the new computerised technologies now available.

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Line-by-line bibliographical database of Wolfram von Eschenbach's 'Parzival'

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

The intention is to produce a detailed line-by-line bibliographical database on Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival, arguably the most important and complex work of medieval German literature. Owing partly to the vast secondary literature on Parzival and partly to its linguistic complexity, the need has constantly been expressed for an up-to-date detailed line-by-line commentary on the whole of Wolfram’s Grail romance. Some individual commentaries have been published within the last twenty years on portions of the work (e.g. David N.

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Conceptions of cultural studies in Cassirer's theory of symbolic forms

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

"Ernst Cassirer was a noted philosopher of culture and the sciences at Hamburg until 1933, and he was granted a LL.D. by the law faculty of the University of Glasgow – hence it is appropriate for the University of Glasgow to be the site of this project. Cassirer’s most creative period in Germany occurred after he discovered the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg, and this epoch is best documented by the correspondence and other documents housed today in the archive of the Warburg Institute, part of the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

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Digital catalogue of illuminated manuscripts in the Western Collections of the British Library (DigCIM)

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

The Project provides catalogue descriptions and images of illuminated manuscripts in the British Library's collection on a collection-by-collection basis. Thus far, entries for illuminated manuscripts in all of the Library's collections are available online and can be found via the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts website at:

www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts

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