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Joining Tracks: enhancing academic access to the National Railway Museum Library

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

The National Railway Museum is one of the leading museums of transport and mobility in the world. Through its Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History, managed and funded jointly with the University of York, it has in the last 10 years developed an international reputation for the academic study of the history of railways in the United Kingdom and overseas. In order to maximise the academic use of the NRM's collections, this project aims:

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The Historical Thesaurus of English (HTE)

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

The Historical Thesaurus of English is the first historical thesaurus to be compiled for any of the world's languages. It includes almost the entire recorded vocabulary of English from Old English to the modern period, taken from the Oxford English Dictionary and dictionaries of Old English. The distinctive, semantically-structured hierarchy of the HTE data allows scholars access to material in a uniquely flexible manner, making it an invaluable resource to historians and linguists in particular.

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The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: a revised and enlarged database

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

The Trans-Atlantic slave trade remains a major field of academic enquiry and public interest. Work by numerous scholars over three decades culminated in the publication in 1999 of a CD-ROM containing data on 27,233 slaving voyages between 1519 and 1867. Unprecedented in scale and detail, this unique record nevertheless had major gaps, notably with respect to the early history of slave trafficking as well as that to Brazil more generally.

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Cataloguing the archives of the Trades Union Congress, 1970-90

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

The aim of cataloguing the records of the Trades Union Congress is to make their materials more widely and easily accessible to researchers. The TUC dealt with a whole range of union related matters such as wages, disputes, health and safety in the workplace and union representation. They were also involved in social and political issues such as racism and sexual discrimination. Their labour connections stretched accross the world from New Zealand to Nicaragua and Finland to the Falklands.

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Le Pas d'Acier' (1925) re-staged: Prokofiev and ballet in the 1920s

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

Le Pas d'Acier 1925 presents Princeton University's source based recreation of Sergei Prokofiev and Georgi Yakoulov's 'Soviet' machine age ballet, originally produced by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1927. This resource: available for download or as a 2-DVD set includes the ballet in performance with synopsis in English and Russian, a documentary on its sources and re-discovery and additional short presentations on re-sourcing the choreography and on Prokofiev's ballets of the 1920s. The re-staging of Pas d'Acier has been noted and reviewed internationally.

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The Nature of Phenomenal Qualities

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

This project will explore issues connected with the exact nature of the phenomenal aspects of experience: these are the colours, sounds, and so on, which are immediately present in conscious experience. A poll is presented on the website and an interactive area of the site will be developed as the project develops. There is currently broad-ranging debate about the reality and cognitive role of phenomenal qualities.

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In Place of War: a research project on performance and war

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

In Place of War researches theatre and performance practice from sites of crisis and armed conflict. The database holds information on Conflicts; Organisations; Events; People; Interviews and Artefacts and the interactive maps allow users to browse this information by place. The first decade of the 21 st century has witnessed multiple wars and humanitarian crises - connected to the instabilities of economic globalization, historical political grievance, global structural inequity and new forms of ecological threat.

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An anthropological investigation of bird sound

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

This project investigates the role of sound in the human perception of the non-human environment, focusing on human responses to the sounds of birds. Contrary to the view, commonly advanced in writings on human sensory perception, that vision and hearing are radically distinguished along the lines of a contrast between objective observation and subjective participation, we suggest that seeing is as much an experience of light as much as hearing is an experience of sound. Under what conditions, then, does sound enable us to hear things, as light enables us to see them?

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