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Roger Fenton's Crimean Letterbooks

Posted by Stephen Brown on April 8, 2015

This website publishes faithful reproductions and transcripts of letters sent originally by Roger Fenton and subsequently copied out by family and friends during his "Photographic Trip to the Crimea" in 1855. The Crimean War, which lasted from 1853 to 1856, was fought mainly on the Crimean Peninsula and it was the first war to be covered systematically by photographers and newspaper reporters. During his 4 month trip, Roger Fenton took 360 photographs, including the famous "valley of the shadow of death" picture and wrote numerous letters home.

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Members of the Royal Photographic Society, 1853–1901

Posted by Stephen Brown on April 8, 2015

Members of the Royal Photographic Society, 1853–1901 is an online database of members of the RPS between 1853, when the society was formed, and 1901. Records can be searched by person name, address, membership type, society position and date. The original database was created by Dr Michael Pritchard, President of the RPS, and the Web site was created at De Montfort University. The site is maintained by Professor Stephen Brown, De Montfort University.

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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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Posters of Conflict: The visual culture of public information and counter information

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

The project develops a resource of 10,000 images from Britain and the Commonwealth, France, Germany and Austro-Hungary selected from 15,000 public information posters in the collection of the Department of Art at the Imperial War Museum. The largest and most comprehensive collection of its type in Britain, the project documents the social, political , ethnic and cultural aspirations of these belligerent nations during two world wars.

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Tibetan visual history 1920-1950: an online resource

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

The Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum together hold extraordinarily rich, and overlapping, collections of over 6,000 historical photographs of Tibet taken between 1920 and 1950. Conceived by their photographers as a unified visual resource, the photographs chart a crucial period in Tibetan history and in Anglo-Tibetan relations. More importantly the photographs constitute a vital record of Tibetan culture destroyed since the Chinese occupation.

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Christianisation and state-formation in Northern and Central Europe c.900-c.1200

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

We analysed the connection between religious change (Christianisation) and political change (the development of centralised power) in Scandinavia, Central Europe and Rus'. In all these areas the final conversion to Christianity was initiated from above. Yet there were also significant differences between the regions in how Christianisation and monarchy were linked. We composed a detailed questionnaire and included history, archaeology and art history in our analysis. Our aims were to compare the various areas, looking at both the primary sources and the national literature.

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Conservation, cataloguing and indexing of journals held as part of the EMap archive

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

To catalogue and index the collection of British Trade journals and related ephemera which make up the EMap archive. Publishing the index of the articles and making them available through the Voyager database means that researchers anywhere within the world, with access to the internet, can discover what volumes and information are available within the archive and make an appointment to use them there or seek out the relevant volumes in other collections.

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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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