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Project Description Academic field Collaboration type Updatedsort ascending
The Sublime Object: Nature, Art and Language

Our investigation aims to achieve a greater understanding of the ways in which perception of the sublime in the external landscape - rural and urban, historic and contemporary, real and imagined - are shaped by cultural experiences: the art that we look at, the books that we read, and the ideas that are communicated to us through the medium of history, philosophy, poetry, politics, and religion.

Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Cognitive and Structural Approaches to Contemporary Audiovisual Computer Aided Composition

Recent research in Neuroscience supports the long-held belief of many in the Visual arts and Experimental music community that there is a sensory connection between our experience of sound and our experience of light.

Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Women in Modern Irish Culture

The database includes a whole range of publications, such as novels, articles, poems, memoirs, travel writing, essays, cookery writing, plays, films, etc. The database also provides biographical details, where available, such as birth dates, date of death, place of birth and death, places associated with a particular author, together with all known pseudonyms. Every known edition of a book, play, or film is listed, along with details of printers and publishers for each work.

English Language and Literature, History N/A 9 Apr 2015
An investigation into what constitutes a reproduction in the 20th Century, through the 19th Century collotype process

This project challenged the notion of what constitutes a reproduction in the light of 21st Century digital technology and print output through an evaluation through visual and practical research into 19th Century photomechanical print processes, in particular the process of collotype.

Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Who Were the Nuns?

The project is a prosopographical study of the English convents in exile during the period 1600-1800 when it was illegal to be a nun in Britain. Key research questions include a broad response to the question 'Who were the nuns?' This involves locating the members in their family, religious, political and economic context and identifying the support networks sustaining the convents over two centuries.

English Language and Literature, History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Staging Exile, Migration and Diaspora in Hispanic Theatre and Performance Cultures

The project focuses on Spanish Republican Exile (SRE) theatre and performance, aiming to recover, represent and help to preserve the full range of representation of the experience of exile in theatrical and performance texts and paratexts (histories, memoirs, reviews, criticism, photographs and audiovisual recordings), by contributing to the creation, updating and maintenance of the Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile's bibliographical database and stand-alone web resource on SRE, and by bringing together key researchers on Spanish Exile Theatre and Performance in a series of panels wit

Drama and Theatre Studies, Modern Languages N/A 9 Apr 2015
Out of the Wings

Out of the Wings brings the untapped riches of the theatres of Spain and Spanish America to English-speaking theatre professionals – practitioners and researchers alike. The virtual environment will reveal the plays as well as the bodies of knowledge that inform and sustain professional practice within Hispanic cultures. In this way, users will be able to access the type of information that will open up the theatre to their interests and purpose.

Drama and Theatre Studies, Modern Languages N/A 9 Apr 2015
A searchable, standards based catalogue of the Calum Maclean collection of Gaelic oral narrative

The Calum Maclean Collection Online Catalogue Project aims to make a major collection of material central to Scottish Ethnology available in digital form as an accessible and flexible research resource. The collection consists of over 13,000 manuscript pages of transcriptions of Gaelic folklore and song from the fieldwork of Calum Iain Maclean (1915-1960) carried out mainly in the Scottish Hebrides as well as in the Scottish Mainland Highlands. Primarily the collection consists of tale-texts together with full-length autobiographies from two major storytellers.

English Language and Literature, History N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Prehistoric Stones of Greece: a resource from field-survey

The Prehistoric Stones of Greece (SOG) set out to enhance the research value of survey projects conducted in Greece that had recovered Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic materials. SOG’s focus was to establish a database of stone tools and prehistoric lithics generally and by drawing this material into a common format enhance the resource for a variety of archaeological purposes; in particular academic research and heritage management.

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015
Religious nurture in Muslim families

Qualitative sociological research about how children aged 12 and under are brought up to be Muslims. The School of Social Sciences and the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK conducted a joint research project. The first stage was secondary analysis of the 2003 Home Office Citizenship Survey to compare rates of religious transmission in different groups. The research team then conducted original qualitative research with 60 Muslim families in Cardiff. This involved semi-structured interviews, children keeping audio and photographic diaries and some observation of formal learning.

Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Making Britain: South Asian Visions of Home and Abroad (1870-1950)

The Making Britain Database launched in September 2010. It houses an annotated bibliography of selected materials relating to South Asian artists, writers, activists and organizations in Britain during the period 1870 to 1950. Britain has had a migrant South Asian population for over 350 years, since its early trading encounters with India. But the perception that a homogeneous British culture only began to diversify after the Second World War persists, and research into the South Asian diaspora in Britain has focused predominantly on this later, post-independence period.

English Language and Literature, History, Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
In an arena including digital and traditional artists' publishing formats - what will be the canon for the artist's book in the 21st Century?

This project investigated and discussed issues concerning the history and future of the artist’s book. Our aim was to extend and sustain critical debate of what constitutes an artist’s book in the 21st Century - in order to propose an inclusive structure for the academic study, artistic practice and historical appreciation of the artist’s book. All of the research outcomes, including the publication A Manifesto for the Book, audio and video files,interviews and case studies are downloadable from the project website.

Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Architecture, Mathematics, and English Culture 1550-1750

The project combined the histories of architecture and of science to investigate the relationship between architecture and practical mathematics, and the development and changing role of the architect. Sir Christopher Wren emerged as the central historical figure of the project, for his career as astronomer, natural philosopher and architect.

Architecture: History, Theory & Practice N/A 9 Apr 2015
'Remembering': Victims, Survivors and Commemoration in Post-conflict Northern Ireland

This section within the CAIN Web site ( contains an extensive on-line digital Archive of source materials and information on the topics of victims, survivors and commemoration in Northern Ireland. Information contained in the Archive helps to document the process by which society in Northern Ireland has so far addressed these complex issues and will be of interest not only to an academic audience but also to policy makers, non-governmental organisations, community leaders and others.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Staging the Henrician Court

The Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace is the only great hall built by Henry VIII. It is also the only existing Renaissance building in England for which there is unambiguous evidence of its being used for performances throughout the period c.1525 - 1658. In particular, the Great Hall at Hampton Court is largely the same space today as it was when William Shakespeare staged his A Midsummer Night's Dream before James I and VI. Staging the Henrician Court is an interdisciplinary research project into John Heywood's drama, the Play of the Wether.

Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language and Literature, History N/A 9 Apr 2015
"Admission All Classes": Entertainment for the Masses 1850 - 1950

This project was a Knowledge Transfer Award, held between the University of Sheffield and Blackpool Council. "Admission All Classes" aimed to disseminate the history of fairground, music hall, circus and sea-side entertainments at the UK's premier entertainment resort and thereby revitalise its entertainment and cultural industry quarter. The project hosted ten themed events over a series of themed weekends between July 2007 and October 2008 including film, dance and acrobatics, theatre, and circus.

Dance Studies, Drama and Theatre Studies, Music N/A 9 Apr 2015
Capabilities and wellbeing: operationalising the capabilities framework

The study was funded by an innovation award and sought to explore the extent to which philosophical ideas about the capabilities approach to develop an instrument for measuring human capabilities – or freedoms. Using a normative framework based on the work of Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum a survey instrument was developed piloted and then sent out to about 1000 adults in the UK.

Community Arts (including Art and Health) N/A 9 Apr 2015
Tales of the Frontier: political representations and practices inspired by Hadrian's Wall

Tales of the Frontier was a cross-disciplinary project that addressed the reception of Hadrian’s Wall from the sixth century to the internet. It involved archaeologists, classicists and geographers and is resulting in a number of published outputs (see website). Hadrian’s Wall is the one of the most evocative and powerful ancient monuments in Britain and the most famous frontier system (materially and culturally) of the Roman Empire.

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015
Commissioning, production, content and audience reception of bicentenary events commemorating the abolition of the slave trade in the UK, 1807-2007

The central aim of the 1807 Commemorated project was to both map and analyse the responses of museums and their audiences to the 2007 bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade act of 1807.

History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Cairo Genizah manuscripts: Taylor-Schechter Old Series and the Mosseri Collection

The project aims to complete the cataloguing and detailed description of the Old Series of the Taylor-Schechter Cairo Genizah Collection and a substantial proportion of the Jacques Mosseri Genizah Collection. The T-S Collection consists of approx. 193,000 medieval (and early modern) Jewish manuscripts recovered from a storeroom (Genizah) in Old Cairo one hundred years ago, and is an unparalleled resource for the study of medieval Judaism, Islam and the history of the Mediterranean and Near East in the Middle Ages. The Old Series is the historical core of the Collection, and approx.

History, Linguistics, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
An anthropological investigation of bird sound

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?

Music, Community Arts (including Art and Health), Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Edinburgh City of Print

Edinburgh: City of Print is a joint AHRC and Museum Galleries Scotland funded partnership project between the Scottish Archive of Print and Publishing History Records (SAPPHIRE) and City of Edinburgh Museums. The project aims to highlight Edinburgh’s rich printing and publishing heritage through the online provision of photographs, film and sound recordings relating to the collections of City of Edinburgh Museums.

History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
An old-spelling edition of the complete works of John Ford, together with an electronic concordance

The project will produce an old-spelling edition of the seventeenth century author John Ford's complete poems, prose works and plays, including co-authored works, in monograph and online form. Texts will be freshly edited from the original Quarto editions, all extant copies of the Quartos will be collated, and editors will provide a text, textual collations and bibliographical notes, an introduction and full commentary.

English Language and Literature N/A 9 Apr 2015
An exploration of the potential for new narrative experiences in first person perspective gaming.

First person perspective, or shooter, (FPS) games are mass-market virtual realities, whose cultural significance is increasingly clear, yet their content is tends to be problematic, often highly violent, with very limited emotional depth or semantic complexity, and utilising a tiny number of narratives and archetypes.

Media N/A 9 Apr 2015
Anglo-Saxon Cluster

The project builds on research carried out on four other projects mentioned elsewhere - PASE, LangScape, eSawyer and ASChart - which collectively provide models for digitising prosopographic data, boundary clauses, charter catalogues and the diplomatic discourse of the charters themselves.

History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Short term morphosyntactic change: Variation in Russian 1801-2000

Russian is a language with a rich and relatively stable system of inflectional morphology. Yet while the system of forms has changed relatively little, the use of these forms has undergone a remarkable degree of change over a short time period. Changes include distribution of cases, of gender and number values, and of the competing inflectional forms of adjectives. These changes are dramatic when taken individually; however they do not form an obvious single picture, and there is no tendency to eliminate these morphosyntactic choices.

Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
FELSSO: Finite Elements with Laser Scanning for mechanical analysis of Sculptural Objects

The FELSSO project has used commercially available advanced 3D laser scanning technology to capture detailed 3D surface geometry data of the sculptures with these data then being converted into computer models of the original object that are then subjected to finite element analysis (FEA). Originally, it was planned to use sculptures in the Tate collection as the basis for the study. However, the Henry Moore Foundation has given permission for Moore’s travertine stone Arch to be used as the principal subject for the FELSSO study.

Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Historical Hansards: Completing the Jigsaw

The aim of the project is to digitise more than 50 years of debates from the Upper Chamber of the Northern Ireland Parliament from 1921 to 1972, the Senate Hansard and make them available online as an extension to the Stormont Papers on-line collection. The project adds value to both collections by geo-referencing the place names with coordinates, and enabling visualisation of the debates over time and by place through a mash-up with an appropriate web service.

History, Law N/A 9 Apr 2015
Francophone Music Criticism, 1789-1914

The Francophone Music Criticism website gives access to the Francophone music press in all its forms (the specialist music press, theatrical press and daily newspapers). This cumulative resource currently offers over 1000 reviews and critical essays totalling 2.5 million words from the period 1789 to 1914. Texts are grouped in collections of the work of individual critics, and dossiers de presse of particular works or events.

Modern Languages, History, Music N/A 9 Apr 2015
From subjects to citizens: society and the everyday state in North India and Pakistan, 1947-1964

This research project is a three-year collaboration between the universities of Leeds and Royal Holloway which is studying the interaction between state and citizen immediately before and in the two decades following India and Pakistan’s independence in 1947. The website contains downloadable podcasts of interviews, a bibliography, links to archives and a mailing list. To date, research has concentrated on the politics high levels of government, and little work has been done on the impact of independence and partition on everyday life.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Digital Himalaya Project

The Digital Himalaya project was designed by Professor Alan Macfarlane and Dr Mark Turin as a strategy for archiving and making available valuable ethnographic materials from the Himalayan region. The Digital Himalaya project had three primary objectives:

1. to preserve in a digital medium archival anthropological materials from the Himalayan region that were quickly degenerating in their current forms, including films in various formats, still photographs, sound recordings, field notes, maps and rare journals

History, Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
"It was forty years ago today...": Locating the Early History of Performance Art in Wales 1965-1979

The project examines how performance art histories are constructed, paying particular attention to the development of the art form in the context of Wales.

History, Cultural Policy, Arts management and the creative industries, Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Gascon Rolls Project

The Gascon Rolls, held in the U.K. National Archives (C 61) are important to the study of the twelfth century acquisition of the great duchy of Aquitaine by the Plantagenet kings of England. This project will make the unpublished Gascon Rolls available in electronic form for both the research project itself, and for the international research community. The final version of the edition of the Gascon Rolls will be available in a mixture of text and translation, and calendar (summary translation) online.

History, Law N/A 9 Apr 2015
A Supplement to the Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

This electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language (eDIL) is a digital edition of the complete contents of the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of the Irish Language based mainly on Old and Middle Irish materials. The eDIL team is now beginning the task of revising the content of the Dictionary itself. In order to permit meaningful searches of the Dictionary, the digital text has been marked up in Extensible Mark-up Language (XML) following the guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) for Print Dictionaries.

Modern Languages N/A 9 Apr 2015
Wales and the French Revolution

The French Revolution of 1789 was perhaps the defining event of the Romantic period in Europe. The last twenty years have radically altered our understanding of the impact of the Revolution and its aftermath on British culture. Yet surprising gaps remain. Even recent studies of the ‘British’ reaction to the Revolution are poorly informed about responses from the regions. How did the events in Europe and the British reaction to them come to be known and felt in places like Carmarthen, Bangor or Milford Haven and how did Welsh responses differ from those in Scotland, Ireland or London?

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
From 'Peaceable Kingdom' to 'Wild West': Violence and Crime on the Early American Frontier

The research project is an historical study of violence and crime on the Early American frontier, examining the extent to which, and reasons why, the early American frontier became the locus of such violence and disorder. The databases available are collections of petty criminal cases from the court of common pleas and court of quarter sessions for 13 counties in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, USA and Ontario, Canada, ranging in date from 1730 to 1820. In addition there is tax data in 26 datasets for the same counties, covering the same dates.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Gavrik Losey and British film production from the mid 1960s and to the mid 1970s

The Losey project entailed cataloging the Losey Papers held at the Bill Dougles Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture.

Media N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Prints, Bookworks and drawings of Birgit Skiold (1923-1982), an interactive 'catalogue-raisonne' based on works in the BSMT collection

Birgit Skiöld, born in Sweden, was a modernist printmaker who lived and worked in Britain from 1948 onwards. She ran the highly successful Print Workshop, 28 Charlotte Street, London, which was established in 1958 and operated until 1983. Print Workshop became a destination for international artists needing open access to a professional printmaking studio. This catalogue introduces Skiöld’s work to a new audience. It arises from new research into the prints and Print Workshop, her studio.

Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
The species of Origin - Evolving a Contemporary Darwin Art Project for 2009

This project asserts the potential for contemporary art practice to re-imagine Darwin's work within a current context, to draw out, in particular, some of the most significant ideas embedded in his thought and of others. The investigative team organized three workshops over 2007-8 on Darwin’s Life and Work; Philosophy and Ethics; Creative Practice, with distinguished artists, philosophers, historians, curators and scientists.

Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Law and Empire, AD 193-455: the Projet Volterra (1)

The general aims of the Projet Volterra (named after Edoardo Volterra, the distinguished scholar of Roman Law) are to promote the study of Roman legislation in its full social, political and legal context, and its continuing tradition. The area of Roman imperial legal pronouncements was identified as one in which current scholarship was less than adequately served in terms of Regesten, repertoria and bibliographical aids. Within this field the area of later imperial legislation was felt to be particularly poorly exploited by scholars in general.

Classics and Ancient History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Curating New Media Art - Networks and Collaborations (1)

CRUMB's activities cover a range of practices, but are predominantly based around research, networking, and professional development for curators of new media art. CRUMB aims to research and disseminate knowledge about curating new media art. CRUMB members run a lively discussion list on curating new media art with 800 international subscribers, publish interviews with curators, and lecture and publish widely, contributing to academic books as well as artists' exhibition catalogues.

Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Bibliography of Scottish literature in translation; pre 1900 project (1)

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.

English Language and Literature N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Edinburgh Historical Linguistic Atlases & Text Corpora: Early Middle English and Older Scots (1)

The principal aims of the project are to produce two historical linguistic atlases: A Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English, 1150-1300 (LAME) and A Linguistic Atlas of Older Scots phase I 1380-1500 (LAOS). These atlases follow 'A Linguistic Atlas of Late Mediaeval English' (LALME, McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin 1986). In the periods covered by these atlases, neither English nor Scots were written in a standard form. Written forms are characterized by variation – different spellings of ‘the same’ word or morpheme. Variants often show geographical patterning.

Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
From Goslar to Grasmere: Moving Through and Dwelling in Wordsworth's Manuscript Spaces

The project explores the potential of manuscript materials for two Wordsworth texts (early Prelude material and Home at Grasmere) which are both about the importance of place to the writing of poetry. The project has put the manuscript materials online and wants to open up an understanding of the relationship between actual physical place (today) and imagined, textual space in the content of the poem and the making of the manuscript.

English Language and Literature N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Letters of Bess of Hardwick

Elizabeth, countess of Shrewsbury (c.1522-1608), known as ‘Bess of Hardwick’, is one of Elizabethan England most famous figures. She is renowned for her reputation as an indomitable matriarch and dynast and perhaps best known as the builder of great stately homes like the magnificent Hardwick Hall and Chatsworth House. The story of her life as told to date takes little account of her more than 230 letters. The aim of the project is to make these letters accessible by producing a searchable, interactive online edition of all ca. 230 letters written to and from Bess of Hardwick.

English Language and Literature, History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Regnum Francorum Online

Regnum Francorum Online: interactive maps and sources of early medieval Europe, is a geospatial database with the aim of referencing historical events of Late Antiquity and Early Medieval (western) Europe to evidence in source-documents, compiling meta-data about the events, such as time, space and agency, and visualizing the events on interactive maps. This far, meta-data about more than 14.000 events are maintained in the database and avilable for further temporal and spatial analysis.

Archaeology, History, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Designing the workhome: from theory to practice

The underlying research is based on the premise that the 'workhome' [the building that combines dwelling and workplace] is an old but little written about or understood building type that has existed for hundreds, if not thousands, of years and continues to exist all around us in our cities, towns and villages. The history of this building type was traced from medieval times to the present day in England. An investigation of the contemporary form of the workhome was made through an analysis of the lives and premises of 76 home-based workers in urban, suburban and rural contexts in England.

Architecture: History, Theory & Practice, Design N/A 9 Apr 2015
Bike Off 2 - Catalysing anti theft bike, bike parking and information design for the 21st century

This project aimed to generate a ‘Secured By Design” standard for bicycle parking and in so doing test Ekblom’s model of the ‘Conjunction of Criminal Opportunity’ as an appropriate framework for standard generation. To deliver this research the work packages identified and generated standards, using different methodologies, in order to evaluate the efficacy of the standards, and the ‘fitness for task’ of the methodologies that generated them. The standards we generate will be combined to provide a definitive ‘Secured By Design’ standard for cycle parking.

Design N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Relevance of the Major Scottish Collections of Printed Renaissance Drama to the Cultural History and Contemporary Reception of Shakespeare

The research is intended to develop and deepen our understanding of the significance of particular items in the libraries' holdings and the histories of the various individual collections that make up those holdings. This work will provide the basis for a major exhibition to be held at the National Library.

English Language and Literature N/A 9 Apr 2015
Widening Young Male Participation in Chorus

An interdisciplinary study of the conflicts faced by boys undergoing voice change. The study draws on the sociology of boyhood and the physiology of vocal development during puberty. The project addressess the question of how high boys should sing between the ages of 11 and 14, when large numbers are lost to singing. There is conflict between speech quality singing in a tessitura that descends with the growth of the larynx and falsetto/"head voice" (thin fold phonation) which maintains a high tessitura thought to sound "angelic".

Music, Community Arts (including Art and Health) N/A 9 Apr 2015