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The Sixteenth century French Religious Book

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

The period 1552-1600 saw a vast expansion of religious printing due to the growth of Calvinism, the Catholic polemical response, and the outbreak of the religious wars. Currently there is no list that is equivalent to the English Short Title Catalogue. The Sixteenth century French Religious Book created a complete listing of books published in the sixteenth century in French on religious themes by collecting data on all books printed during this period, prior to creating a critical bibliography and database to be published in electronic format.

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The Commedia of Dante Alighieri: a print and electronic edition

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

The Dartmouth Dante Project (DDP) combines modern information technology with nearly seven hundred years of commentary tradition on Dante's major poem, the Commedia. The DDP, originally developed between 1982 and 1988 (when a prototype was opened to public use), is an ongoing effort to put the entire texts of more than 70 commentaries into a searchable database that anyone can access via the World Wide Web. This gives scholars easier access to the full texts of many important, and, in some cases, difficult to obtain works.

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Francophone Music Criticism, 1789-1914

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

The Francophone Music Criticism website gives access to the Francophone music press in all its forms (the specialist music press, theatrical press and daily newspapers). This cumulative resource currently offers over 1000 reviews and critical essays totalling 2.5 million words from the period 1789 to 1914. Texts are grouped in collections of the work of individual critics, and dossiers de presse of particular works or events.

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A Supplement to the Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

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This electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language (eDIL) is a digital edition of the complete contents of the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of the Irish Language based mainly on Old and Middle Irish materials. The eDIL team is now beginning the task of revising the content of the Dictionary itself. In order to permit meaningful searches of the Dictionary, the digital text has been marked up in Extensible Mark-up Language (XML) following the guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) for Print Dictionaries.

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A critical edition of the poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym

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An AHRC-funded project 2002-7 which produced a digital edition of the work of Dafydd ap Gwilym (a Welsh poet of the 14th century). The work consists of 171 poems, almost all of which survive in manuscripts between 100 and 200 years later than their original composition, and bear signs of textual corruption deriving from oral transmission. Original texts have been restored as far as possible (bearing in mind that the poet's compositions may not have had an entirely fixed form).

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Line by line bibliographical database of Wolfram von Eschenbach's 'Parzival' (Phase II)

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

The line-by-line bibliography database of secondary literature on Wolfram von Eschenbach's 'Parzival' is a novel concept in humanities research. It uses state-of-the-art computing techniques to fill a much-needed gap in Wolfram research, namely a detailed ‘commentary’ without text, however with copious subject indicators, to indicate the precise state of research on each line of this most important of medieval German poems.

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Staging Exile, Migration and Diaspora in Hispanic Theatre and Performance Cultures

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

The project focuses on Spanish Republican Exile (SRE) theatre and performance, aiming to recover, represent and help to preserve the full range of representation of the experience of exile in theatrical and performance texts and paratexts (histories, memoirs, reviews, criticism, photographs and audiovisual recordings), by contributing to the creation, updating and maintenance of the Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile's bibliographical database and stand-alone web resource on SRE, and by bringing together key researchers on Spanish Exile Theatre and Performance in a series of panels wit

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Sudamih (Supporting Data Management Infrastructure for the Humanities)

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The Supporting Data Management Infrastructure for the Humanities (Sudamih) Project aims to address a coherent range of requirements for the more effective management of data (broadly defined) within the Humanities at an institutional level. Whilst the project is fully embedded within the institutional context of Oxford University, the methodologies, outputs and outcomes will be of relevance to other research-led universities, especially but not only, in their support of research within the humanities. The projects aims to:

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Out of the Wings

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

Out of the Wings brings the untapped riches of the theatres of Spain and Spanish America to English-speaking theatre professionals – practitioners and researchers alike. The virtual environment will reveal the plays as well as the bodies of knowledge that inform and sustain professional practice within Hispanic cultures. In this way, users will be able to access the type of information that will open up the theatre to their interests and purpose.

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Glasgow Emblem Digitisation Project

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The site has been developed, with generous funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the Resource Enhancement Scheme, by a team led by Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Jonathan Spangler, and Project Director Alison Adams. All but two of the emblem books digitised are from the Stirling Maxwell Collection in Glasgow University Library. The Bodleian Library and the Bibliothèque Mazarine have generously made material available to enable us to present the complete corpus. The Project is undertaken within the OpenEmblem initiative.

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