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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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Law making in Wales: an on-line analysis

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

On 1 July 1999 the National Assembly for Wales came into existence. Its functions were, and continue to be, transferred by Orders in Council and Acts of Parliament. This is a unique arrangement under the various devolution settlements introduced in the UK at this time. A basic element of the rule of law is that citizens can access the law. It was not apparent to the project team that the National Assembly had any plans to make its functions routinely accessible to any user, whether these were transferred to it, or functions that it legislated for itself under its statutory powers.

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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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The British Book Trade Index on the Web

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

The British Book Trade Index is a computerised index of the names, brief biographical and trade details of all those who worked in the English and Welsh book trades and were at work before 1852. It includes not only printers, publishers and booksellers but also stationers, papermakers, engravers, auctioneers, ink-makers, pen and quill sellers, etc., so that the trade may be studied in the context of allied trades.

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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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An electronic corpus of medieval Welsh prose

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

"Medieval Welsh prose survives in some eighty manuscripts produced between 1250 and 1450. The corpus contains law texts, historical, religious, medical and grammatical works, narrative tales translated from Latin and French and, of course, the tales of the Mabinogion. This project aims to transcribe material from the period c.1350-1450 and to present it to the world on a searchable CD-ROM.

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