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Private Books for Educational Use - the Formation of the Northern Congregational College Library

Posted by Isabel Rivers on April 14, 2015

The Northern Congregational College Project makes available in digital form the Catalogue of the Library of the Lancashire Independent College, Manchester (1885) and details of the 2,400 surviving books from the library of the Northern Congregational College, formed in 1958 from the amalgamation of two major Congregational colleges founded in the nineteenth century, Lancashire Independent College and Yorkshire United Independent College. In 1984 the Northern Congregational College became Northern College (United Reformed and Congregational).

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FuzzyPhoto

Posted by Stephen Brown on April 8, 2015

The FuzzyPhoto project was a two year AHRC funded research project (AH/J004367/1) to develop computational methods for finding the pictures "missing" from the catalogues of the annual exhibitions of the Royal Photographic Society 1870-1915 by matching the textual exhibit records with photographic item records in a range of partner institutions. Project partners awee Birmingham Central Library, the British Library, the Musée D’Dorsay and the Louvre, Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the National Media Museum, St Andrews University and the V&A.

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A 'Time-Capsule' for the Google Generation: The Diachronic Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English

Posted by Karen Corrigan on April 3, 2015

DECTE is an amalgamation of the existing Newcastle Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English (NECTE) created between 2001 and 2005 (http://research.ncl.ac.uk/necte), and NECTE2, a collection of interviews conducted in the Tyneside area since 2007. It thereby constitutes a rare example of a publicly available on-line corpus presenting dialect material spanning five decades.

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Victorian Social Reform: A Bibliography of the Published Papers of the Social Science Association 1857-86

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

The National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, known as the Social Science Association, was an influential forum for the development of social policy between the 1850s and 1880s to which many notable Victorians gave papers and addresses. Leading politicians, intellectuals, bureaucrats, churchmen and businessmen were among its members. It was influential in many different areas - legal reform, penal policy, education, public health and commercial relations – and provides vivid insight into Victorian social and institutional development.

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A Descriptive Catalogue of the James M. Carpenter Collection of Traditional Song and Drama

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

The James Madison Carpenter Collection of Traditional Song and Drama is one of the most important and extensive collections of its kind. The bulk of it comprises British material which Carpenter (1888-1983), a Harvard graduate, gathered in the period 1928-35. The remainder comprises material gathered from various parts of the USA and probably dates from immediately after this period.

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Classical Archaeology and Art on the Web: the Beazley Archive

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

The original project, a database of Athenian figure-decorated pottery 626-300BC, began in 1979. It was the second in the University of Oxford to be available 'on line' (after Cairns Science Library). From 1992 that database, and others begun from the early 1990s, began to be prepared for migration to the web. The project funded by the AHRB 2003/6 represented the first stage of an integrated multiple database system available on the web; more than 20 databases were programmed into XDB during 2004. Also during 2002/4 the digitisation of Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum for the web was undertaken.

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The Old Bailey Online, 1674-1834

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

The Old Bailey Proceedings form one of the largest bodies of published text ever created, detailing the lives and experiences of non-elite people. Containing 25 million words of text, they record the evidence given at and outcome of 100,000 trials held at the Old Bailey. This project has created a searchable text-base, that can be used for free text searching, structured searching of marked-up text, and statistical analysis. This resource has been made available online and free of charge to any one with an internet connection.

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Recovering the Material and Visual Cultures of the Southern Sudan: A Museological Resource

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

The cultures of Southern Sudan have been central to anthropological research and teaching since the publication of Evans-Pritchard’s classic works on the Zande and Nuer in the 1930s and 1940s. A number of collections from Evans-Pritchard and other figures in the history of the study of the cultures of the Southern Sudan are represented in the collections of the University of Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum.

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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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