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Survival and Success on Medieval Borders: Cistercian Houses in Medieval Scotland and Pomerania

This project considered the role of Cistercian monasteries on the frontiers of northern Europe. Spanning twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, it explored six case studies of Cistercian foundations in Pomerania and Neumark (southern Baltic) and on the Scottish-English border focusing on their involvement in the trans-border networks, relationships with the local and external centres of power as well as the impact of wars and other forms of violence on those monastic communities.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Using visual display to explore the dynamics of metaphor in conciliation talk

Understanding how talk can help conciliation in post-conflict situations should help mediators and peace-builders work more effectively. New computer software allows talk to be displayed on a timeline, rather like a cardiogram, and, by looking across the display, we are able to see how metaphors contribute to the shifting of ideas as talk proceeds.

Community Arts (including Art and Health) N/A 9 Apr 2015
The London and Middlesex Hearth Tax: an analysis of the status and wealth of neighbourhoods and households on the eve of the Great Fire

This project will lead to the publication of the 1666 Hearth Tax returns for the City of London and Middlesex - the largest and most complex set of hearth tax returns to survive from Restoration England. Data from the returns will be delivered online via British History Online, while a two-volume hard-copy edition will include a series of historical essays drawing on an analysis of the returns, as well as a critical edition of the text itself.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Identification of the Scribes Responsible for Copying Major Works of Middle English Literature

This project has investigated the manuscripts of all literary works by five major Middle English writers (the manuscripts dating 1375-1600), Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Hoccleve, William Langland, John Gower and John Trevisa, to find relationships among the writers and their patrons and audiences through the identification of the scribes who wrote the manuscripts. We will have examined over 300 manuscripts in libraries worldwide, and analyzed the number of hands in each manuscript and the other manuscripts written by these hands.

English Language and Literature, History N/A 9 Apr 2015
The English glosses in eleventh-century Anglo-Saxon manuscripts

The English language in the eleventh century is very well recorded, with around 2000 texts surviving in a wide variety of manuscripts and documents. The texts are for the most part written in a uniform language suggesting that writers were carefully trained in a standardised dialect.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Farming in the Past: A Multimedia Learning Programme for Schools

The multimedia CD ROM is based on research into life in rural society largely based on a Journal kept between 1879 and 1892, important decades between the period of high farming and agricultural depression, by James Wilson, a farmer in Deskford, Banffshire. The Journal provides the basis for a learning programme contained within a multi-media CD ROM which will allow teachers and pupils to study life in rural Scotland.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Phonetic design of overlapping speech in talk-in-interaction: A cross-linguistic study

Participants in a conversation often speak at the same time, leading to overlapping speech; indeed, it has been estimated that up to 13% of the speech we utter during normal conversation occurs simultaneously with that of another talker. Given that conversations are generally perceived to proceed smoothly, the high occurrence of overlap in conversation requires explanation. However, phonetic science has largely neglected overlapping talk, and its potential theoretical importance for our understanding of linguistic structure and function have hardly been explored.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Pronunciamiento in independent Mexico, 1821-1876

This project aims to develop a better understanding of the civil conflicts that broke out with remarkable and tragic consistency following the achievement of independence. Over 2000 'pronunciamientos' erupted in Mexico between 1821 and 1876, in some cases leading to bloody civil wars, in others to a peaceful change of government or a shift in policy. The project will include the construction of an online relational database of individuals, communities, regiments, factions/parties and professions of those involved in the pronunciamientos.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Ruskin's Venetian Notebooks: Reconstructing the research methods and compositional practices for "The Stone of Venice"

The project examined the engagement of John Ruskin's (1819-1900) with Venice (as well as other places visited and studied on his journey) and with the contemporary representation and context of the time. It explored his working methods and made the manuscript materials accessible in an edited electronic edition.

Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
A digital edition of the Commedia of Dante Alighieri, part two

This edition will provide full transcripts, images, collations and textual commentaries for seven key early texts of the Commedia, together with the full text of two important modern editions, and will be a landmark in Dante studies. This project will develop full electronic transcripts of the whole Commedia in these seven manuscripts (some 110,000 words in each). It will collate the seven manuscripts against each other and the two print editions, word by word, to create a full record of all agreements and disagreements, generating around one million pieces of information.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Anglia Television at the East Anglian Film Archive: A Catalogue of the Collection, 1959 to 2000

The School of Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and the East Anglian Film Archive, which is part of the School catalogued its important collection of ITV Anglia programmes and news film dating from 1959. The collection comprises some 20,000 cans of film and 8,000 videotapes produced between 1959 and 2000, including news film, documentaries, and drama.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
ElectroAcousticResourceSite (EARS)

The ElectroAcoustic Resource Site (EARS) project has been established to provide resources for those wishing to conduct research in the area of electroacoustic music studies. EARS takes the form of a structured Internet portal supported by extensive bibliographical tools. To aid the greater understanding of the opportunities offered by these radical forms of sound organisation, as well as their cultural impact, the project cites (or link directly to) texts, titles, abstracts, images, audio and audio-visual files, and other relevant formats.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Commedia of Dante Alighieri: a print and electronic edition

The Dartmouth Dante Project (DDP) combines modern information technology with nearly seven hundred years of commentary tradition on Dante's major poem, the Commedia. The DDP, originally developed between 1982 and 1988 (when a prototype was opened to public use), is an ongoing effort to put the entire texts of more than 70 commentaries into a searchable database that anyone can access via the World Wide Web. This gives scholars easier access to the full texts of many important, and, in some cases, difficult to obtain works.

Modern Languages N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Economy of the Roman Empire: Integration, Growth and Decline

The programme currently comprises a 5-year research study entitled “Quantifying the Roman Imperial Economy 100 BC-AD350: Growth, Integration and Decline”, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council for 2005-10.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
The early development and formal definition of the Ionic capital

The Ionic capital is arguably the single most challenging component of the classical orders, being complex, sensuously sculptural and architecturally refined: Ionic forms, along with those of the Doric and Corinthian genera, have put their stamp on not just Greek temples but entire epochs, their development and resolution is an issue of fundamental importance. The project has created an archive of high-quality digital representations of key capitals, either by construction from exisiting measured drawings, or by laser-scanning surviving exemplars.

Architecture: History, Theory & Practice N/A 9 Apr 2015
Image, Text, Interpretation: e-Science, Technology and Documents

The Image, Text, Interpretation: e-Science, Technology and Documents project (also known as eSAD: e-Science and Ancient Documents) aims to use computing technologies to aid experts in reading ancient documents in their complex task. The project, being undertaken at the University of Oxford with input from University College London, is funded under the AHRC-EPSRC-JISC Arts and Humanities e-Science Initiative, and will run until the end of 2011. The project’s work focusses on creating tools which can aid the reading of damaged texts like the stilus tablets from Vindolanda.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Reanimating John Latham through Archive as Event

This project is about organising the documents of the late artist John Latham: a vast amount of unpublished and disorganised correspondence, writings, video, audio tapes and other material found at his house in South London. The research will produce detailed descriptions of the archive contents and a newly designed database and classification system that will mirror Latham's theories on 'Events and Event Structures'.

Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
The British Contribution to RISM Series A/II: Phase III - catherdral and private collections

Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM) was established in 1952 by the International Musicological Society and International Association of Music Libraries. The goal of RISM is to locate and catalogue all surviving musical sources dating from the earliest times to about 1800, and in doing so to bring them to the attention of a much wider public. This part of the project aimed to catalogue music manuscripts from the 17th and 18th centuries preserved in national, public, and academic libraries in the U.K., in county and city archives, and in cathedral and chapel libraries.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Repetoire International de la Literature Musicale (UK operations)

The Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) was established in 1966 under the joint sponsorship of the International Musicological Society and International Association of Music Libraries. It is a continually updated bibliography of writings on music - including books, journal articles, congress reports and dissertations - based at the RILM International Center in New York. The fully searchable database currently has over 500,000 records from 151 countries, and each record includes full publication details and an abstract.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Records of Central Government Taxation in England and Wales: Clerical Taxes 1173 - 1664

The records of clerical taxation held at The National Archives at Kew (accessible online at TNA, E 179) contain over 7500 individual items, bundles or files surviving from the late twelfth to the seventeenth centuries.

History, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Art and Visual Perception: Motion and Depth

Optical art, which should be termed "art using visual perception" (brain rather than light and lens), has been around since the early part of the twentieth century. It has been explored through the work of the Bauhaus and artists such as Marcel Duchamp (his Rotoreliefs), Bridget Riley and Victor Vaserely. It is now part of the vocabulary of contemporary art appearing in the work of artists such as Gabriel Orozco and Peter Davies.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Le Pas d'Acier' (1925) re-staged: Prokofiev and ballet in the 1920s

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.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Bibliotheca Academica Translationum: the transmission of classical scholarship in the Republic of Letters, 1700-1919

The Bibliotheca Academica Translationum is an international project; its aim is to study the transmission of knowledge between European scholarly communities and its diffusion in national cultures through the medium of translations of works of scholarship made during the period 1701-1917.

Classics and Ancient History, Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
The 'Lands of the Normans' in England (1204-44)

The "Lands of the Normans" in England (1204-44) project aimed to assess the historical consequences of the end of the Anglo-Norman realm, for England and for France, and to investigate the potential for IT to contribute to historical study. In 1204 King Philip Augustus of France conquered Normandy, thus breaking up the 'Anglo-Norman realm' created after the 1066 Norman conquest. The severing of connections between the two countries had profound implications for French and English identity and politics.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Towards a National Census of Funeral Monuments: A Pilot Study of East and West Sussex

This two-year project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board, was intended to develop a methodology for recording, storing and making available the details of the many hundreds of funeral monuments preserved in British churches from the period 1560-1820. To this end the interdisciplinary research team has been concerned to integrate textual and visual information in a readily accessible research tool that will meet the requirements of the academic community and the general public.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Carrlands: mediated manifestations of site-specific performance in the Ancholme valley, North Lincolnshire

The aim of Carrlands is to create a series of related site-specific musical and spoken-word performances over a period of twelve months, for three locations in the agricultural valley of the river Ancholme in North Lincolnshire . Such performances represent both an innovative mode of enquiry and a research output, within the field of Performance Studies. The soundworks are disseminated and publicly distributed in the form of streamed; free-to-listen; podcasts, initially available through specially designed, dedicated pages on the University of Wales, Aberystwyth website.

Archaeology, Drama and Theatre Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Redesigning the City: The Percy Johnson-Marshall Collection

Percy Johnson-Marshall (1915-1993) was an urban designer, regional planner and educator who enthusiastically embraced 20th century theories of human spatial organisation and postwar reconstruction. The collection comprises a wide range of material connected with architecture and planning. This includes published books and journals, personal and professional papers, papers relating to various professional organisations, survey material, planning reports, government reports, plans, drawings, photographs and slides.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
The paradox of medieval Scotland: social relationships and identities before the wars of independence

This project will investigate how a recognisably modern Scottish identity was formed during the key period 1093-1286. Drawing on over 6000 contemporary charters, it will construct a unique data-base which will provide biographical information about all known people in Scotland between 1093 and 1286. This data-base will be freely available to all on the project’s website. A first version of it will go on line early in 2010. With the data-base as its foundation, the project seeks to answer the following questions: Who were the people of medieval Scotland?

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Memory and place in the 20th-century Italian city: Messina, Naples, Rome, Milan, Venice

Building on the work of the collective project 'City and Identity: Milan and Turin in the Industrial Era', directed by Robert Lumley and based at the UCL Centre for Italian Studies; the question is asked, 'How do memory and place interact in Italian cities?' This project aims to explore this though five separate Italian city studies (Messina, Naples, Rome, Milan and Venice-Marghera) which will serve as a basis for comparisons and wider methodological and theoretical inferences.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Popular Musicscapes and the Characterisation of the Urban Environment

This project uses the city of Liverpool as a case study to examine critically the relationship between popular music and the urban environment (particularly built and sonic environments). It will consider the influence of music-making on the character of the urban environment and on how that environment is used, experienced, interpreted and represented, and in turn the influence of the urban environment on music-making.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century London Database Project: Phase II (Leeds) - the 1830s

The aim of this project is to study large-scale change in the nature of concert life and in the development of repertoire in London during the 'long 19th century', drawing on contemporary newspapers, periodicals, and concert programmes. The database, which was programmed in ORACLE and designed by Civic Computing, Edinburgh, is housed at the School of Arts and Humanities, Oxford Brookes University, and supported by its Computer Services Department.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Seals in medieval Wales, 1200-1550 (SiMeW)

Seals have been used for authentication across different cultures and to validate documents throughout Europe and the wider world for many centuries. Medieval seals provide a special view of institutional and individual concerns and support interdisciplinary interests for today’s researchers at all levels. Seals also offer unique insight into those who used them and the context in which they were used. Yet, though a key resource, they remain an underexploited source of images and words from the past.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Modelling Urban Renewal and Growth in Britain and North-West Europe, AD 800-1300: The Wallingford Burh to Borough Project

Wallingford is a highly important yet vastly understudied historic small town, sited alongside the Thames and offering strong topographic survivals of early and full medieval date. By analysing the rich archaeological and documentary data (actual, visible and buried) for Wallingford between c.

Archaeology, History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Embodying Ambiguities: intertextualplays within and between space-time philosophies and the performing body

Embodying Ambiguities explored the relations between choreographic performance and written theory. This website draws together the processes and products that have provided the ongoing stimulus for the research including video excerpts from the performances; programme notes; film; written papers; workshop scores and studio processes. It focuses on No Bodies Baby (2002), the performance and writing project that makes up the central work of the research. Links are made to the earlier choreography Shiver Rococo (1999) and the following choreography Remember to Forget(2003).

N/A 9 Apr 2015
The performance reception of Greek and Roman plays

Ancient drama has exerted a uniquely formative influence on cultural and intellectual life since the Renaissance, and today ancient plays are being performed in both the commercial and amateur theatre with greater frequency than at any time since antiquity. The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama was founded in 1996 by Edith Hall and Oliver Taplin in response to the need for a coordinated research effort devoted to the international production and reception of ancient plays since the Renaissance.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Dialect Representation in British Fiction 1800-1836

This project will develop a database as a tool for describing and analysing the representation of dialect in novels, and will record the representation of dialect in 100-120 novels published between 1800 and 1836. The database will be used to provide an account of the way in the fictional representation of dialect developed during this period, situating this account within the broader context of literary history.

English Language and Literature N/A 9 Apr 2015
Rewind: artists' video in the 70s and 80s

REWIND is a research project that provides a research resource that addresses the gap in historical knowledge of the evolution of electronic media arts in the UK, by investigating specifically the first two decades of artists’ works in video. This website forms a database or Content Management System with detailed information, technical information, ephemera, reviews and critical texts on the artists & works, paper archive, interviews, oral testimony, clips and still images from all the works with searchable index.

Media, Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Advanced Research in Aesthetics in the Digital Arts (ARiADA); Sonic Arts Research Archive (SARA)

ARiADA is designed to coordinate the studio's research into the relationship between compositional strategies and aesthetics in electroacoustic music and in other media/signifying practices. The project calls on the research expertise of visiting and contributing composers and artists in addition to that of the UEA studio research community. The project's peer-reviewed online journal collates the Studio's work and presents it in the context of other UK and international research material.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Media portrayals of religion and the secular sacred: A longitudinal study of British newspaper and television representations and their reception

The project addresses two themes: ‘Religion, media and the arts’, in particular the under-researched empirical study of media representations of religion; and ‘Meaning, defining and being’, that is, how the media continue to shape assumptions about the nature of religion, and how religious and secular beliefs, practices, values and interests continue to work themselves out in the context of the media.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Stress in Nilotic - a typological challenge

The main focus of the project is the way tone, vowel length and voice quality work in several dialects of Dinka. We are also interested in how different dialects relate to each other, and how tone etc. are expressed in song and writing. The project has a strong documentation component, including the further development of the Dinka Prosody Data Collection, an electronic resource comprising 5689 utterance tokens from a total of 10 speakers. The project recorded and compared speech and song to understand how the structure of language and the structure of song are related to each other.

Modern Languages N/A 9 Apr 2015
Post-Colonial Negotiations: Visualising the Franco-Algerian Relationship in the Post-War Period

This project will consider how colonial and post-colonial relations between France and Algeria have been represented since the outbreak of the Algerian War (1954-62), and will track the shifting way in which the idea or myth of 'Algeria' has been constructed, portrayed and understood in France during that time. The results will be disseminated through the blog and multi-media postcards as well as academic outputs.

Modern Languages N/A 9 Apr 2015
Human Machine Choreography: an exploration of the interfaces between the dancer and SMART technologies

The Human-Machine Choreography project was an interdisciplinary project involving the development of a six-legged walking machine using an anatomical exoskeleton apparatus that explores a novel hybrid human-machine system. The second stage of the project, sub-titled 'Anatomical Exoskeleton', further explores the creative possibilities for art and dance performance.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Mapping the transition from page to screen

This project facilitated examination and analysis of a unique body of material alongside a programme of experiential research involving a collaboration between Kate Pullinger, a print-based author keen to investigate the potential of electronic literature; Sue Thomas, originally a print-based author but now working in both media, and the trAce team of specialists. Pullinger's engagement with the project was a combination of training and support as she learned how to read and create works in the digital medium.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Citywide: interactive experiences in the city using mobile mixed reality technologies

The Citywide performance project explores new kinds of artistic performance that take place on the streets of a city and simultaneously online: aiming to mix digital content with live action to create a compelling experience for both kinds of players. The project culminated in the construction of a number of highly visible mixed-reality experiences. These performances take the form of games in which street players and online players compete and collaborate in order to try to establish an understanding of one another's environment and experience. Can You See Me Now?

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Expanded cinema and screen media (ExCiSM): interactive aesthetics for a multi-screen platform

The EXCiSM group is developing a research programme that redefines the sites and experience of cinema, drawing on high-quality audio-visual streaming technologies. In this project, a large, multi-screen environment {MSE} will allow the spectator to experience events that unfold across and between screens, with a spatialised (‘surround sound’) acoustic. The project demonstrator will allow explanation of cinematic conventions (narrative, cinematography, performance) in the MSE and evaluate reception.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Rationalisation and Enhancement of Historic British Archaeology Collections at the Ashmolean Museum

The aim was to improve access to data in the British archaeological collections, in terms of archives, database and the objects themselves; enhancement of quality of information on objects, sites, excavators, and collectors. The material includes over three centuries of collecting of archaeological material from the British Isles (palaeolithic to post-medieval), together with associated excavation and collection archives.

Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
A Tibetan woman-lama and her reincarnations: a study of the bSam-sdings rDor-je phag-mo (15th-21st century)

In 15th-century Tibet, the princess Chokyi Dronma was recognised as the reincarnation of the tantric goddess Dorje Phagmo (Skt Vajravarahi); she was the first of a famous line of female reincarnations that has continued up to the present day at the Samding monastery. These women have embodied a tradition of female leadership (religious, and sometimes political) both in ancient and modern Tibet. This project has involved translating and studying the relevant Tibetan sources that are available in Tibet and the UK.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Digitisation of Lacy's Acting Edition of Victorian Plays

Lacy's Acting Edition of Plays was published by Thomas Hailes Lacy at his Covent Garden printing house from the 1840s onwards: Lacy’s modern plays were bound into volumes, and a complete run exists in the collections of the Birmingham Central Reference Library. Phase Two of this project aimed to provide a number of e-texts of important plays and examples of genres from the collection. Lacy's Acting Edition was intended to preserve and supply texts of popular productions for future London productions, provincial and minor theatre companies and private theatricals.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Visualising Urban Geographies: Developing New Tools for Integrating Historical Data and Mapping

Throughout the humanities and social sciences significant volumes of data are held as an address - we often describe things by postcodes - health care, poverty, crime, insurance rates, and so on - meaning that the potential for geographical visualisation is great. Visualising Urban Geographies will release this potential by re-using existing historical research on nineteenth century Edinburgh to develop a web based application that will enable users at all levels to input and manipulate map data without the need for specialist applications or scripting skills.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Landscape Capital and Fragile Communities on Antikythera, Greece

A characteristic feature of many Mediterranean landscapes is their often complex and extensive systems of fields, trackways and terraces, but the relationship between these agricultural structures and the social context in which they emerge is not clearly understood.

N/A 9 Apr 2015