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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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Digitisation of the dictionary of the Irish language

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

This project (2003-07) set out to digitise and publish the complete contents of the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of the Irish Language (DIL). The Dictionary has been an invaluable tool to scholars and students since its publication in twenty-three separate fasciculi between 1913 and 1976 but the difficulties in using the paper edition are widely recognised.

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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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Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech (SCOTS)

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

SCOTS uses computer technology and the web to bring a unique electronic collection of Scots and Scottish English texts to scholars and the public. The resource contains written and spoken material, the latter with online audio/video clips, stored in a database along with extensive metadata. Linguists can investigate where particular words and phrases are used, and by whom. Displayed alongside the texts is a range of information about authors and speakers, so that it is possible to search for, e.g., “audio clips featuring Ayrshire women under 40”.

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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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Study of Norse-Celtic place-names in the frontier zone of the medieval province of Moray. A pilot project for the Scottish place-name database

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

The place-names were collected as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Board-funded (AHRB) ‘Norse-Gaelic Frontier Project, which ran from autumn 2000 to summer 2001, the full details of which are published as Crawford and Taylor 'The Southern Frontier of Norse Settlement in North Scotland: Place-Names and History’ (2003). Its main aim was to explore the toponymy of the drainage basin of the River Beauly, especially Strathglass, with a view to establishing the nature and extent of Norse place-name survival along what had been a Norse-Gaelic frontier in the 11th century.

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The Reading Experience Database 1450-1945 (RED)

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

The aim of this project is to investigate how and why reading as an individual and social practice has changed over the period 1450 to 1945, in terms of who readers were; how they accessed reading material; what, where, and how they read; and how they responded to what they read. Supported by funding from AHRC and from The Open University, the central achievement of the project to date has been the establishment of The Reading Experience Database (RED) at The Open University.

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Bibliography of Scottish literature in translation; pre 1900 project (2)

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

The Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation (BOSLIT) is an online resource that offers an extensive and readily accessible source of information about Scottish literature in translation.

With currently over 25,000 records, and steadily increasing, BOSLIT aims to serve the needs of academic researchers, writers and translators, libraries, schools, literature administrators and general readers.

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