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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This project is about organising the documents of the late artist John Latham: a vast amount of unpublished and disorganised correspondence, writings, video, audio tapes and other material found at his house in South London.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
Metre and Melody in Dinka Speech and Song

This project examines 'prosodic' or 'suprasegmental' phenomena in linguistic sound systems - elements that add to meaning like pitch, tone of voice, tempo - that are difficult to portray in writing. In this project we propose to study suprasegmental features in Dinka, a language of Southern Sudan.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
The evolution of Rome's maritime facade: archaeology & geomorphology at Castleporziano

Arising from questions raised by the excavations at the Vicus in the 1990s, the project investigated the nature and chronology of physical changes affecting the litus Laurentinum before, during and immediately after the Roman period. A GIS database for current and future archaeological and palaeoenvironmental research in the area was created to integrate different categories of data and provide an understanding of the spatial development of the area through time.

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015
Democratising Technology

How can we imagine the future? "Democratising Technology" engages people who are marginalised by design decisions about digital technologies in choosing how our world might be. In an age of computer networks and growing (but intangible) connectivity between people and things, we offer a series of techniques, suitable for a wide range of groups, which encourage participation, imaginative re-thinking and making connections to help us articulate how we'd like to interact in the future.

Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Devolving Diasporas: Migration and Reception in Central Scotland, 1980 - present

This project investigates the relationship between reading, location, and migration. Working with libraries and book groups in Scotland (our primary research site), England, Canada, Africa, India and The Caribbean we are interested in how various readers in different places respond to contemporary narratives of movement, migration and diaspora.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Painting and the Digital Studio; new thinking and old habits

Painting and the Digital Studio consists of digital paintings, a commentary describing the methods used and the impact of new technology. The final book, exhibition, and website examine historical precedents, the works of seminal artists, new methods, and the role of drawing.

Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
The National Inventory Research Project

The National Inventory Research Project is involved in researching and documenting pre-1900 European paintings in UK public collections. It aims to: Add new research to museum holdings of pre-1900 European paintings; Make up-to-date information about these collections more readily available. The 'NICE Paintings' database gives access to newly researched information about 8,300 pictures in public collections throughout the UK.

Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Collected Works of Thomas Middleton

The Oxford Middleton, prepared by seventy-five scholars from a dozen countries, follows the precedent of The Oxford Shakespeare in being published in two volumes, an innovative but accessible Collected Works and a comprehensive scholarly Companion. Though closely connected, each volume can be used independently of the other.

Dance Studies, Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language and Literature, History, Music, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Retrospective electronic cataloguing, St Deiniol's library, and an annotated database recreating William Gladstone's collection

St Deiniol’s Library in Hawarden, was founded by Gladstone in 1889 to allow the public to enjoy his vast collection of some 32,000 books. Following his death in 1898, the present building, designed by John Douglas, was constructed as a permanent home for his library. The collection, which is a valuable resource for Victorian Studies, continues to grow and now contains over 250,000 volumes of history, theology, philosophy, classics, art, literature and periodicals. Many personal letters and manuscripts written by Gladstone and his family are also housed at the library.

English Language and Literature N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Nature of Phenomenal Qualities

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.

Philosophy N/A 9 Apr 2015
An electronic version of Peter Clement Bartrum's Welsh Genealogies AD.300-1500

Since 1929 Dr P C Bartrum has been collecting information about Welsh ancestry from early works such as Brut y Tywysogion, manuscripts such as Harley 3859 (which is kept at the British Library) which dates from around 1100, and other manuscripts largely from the 15th century onwards, which were compiled by heraldic bards, poets who were experts in the ancestral history of noble families.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
The British Empire exhibition, Glasgow 1938

The aim of the project was to create a permanent resource for the exploration, research and public exhibition of the Empire Exhibition of 1938 in the context of Scottish and UK social and architectural history. This has been achieved by consulting as many sources and individuals as possible to assist in building an accurate 3D digital model from which the planning of the Exhibition and its architectural style can be examined. Through interviews with those who visited the Exhibition in 1938, some measure of the impact it had in late 1930s Glasgow, Scotland and the UK can be made.

Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
An electronic edition of Domesday Book (1086): interlinked translation, facsimile, databases, mapping, scholarly commentary, software

The text of Domesday Book is notoriously ambiguous, its array of social and economic statistics hitherto inaccessible, and the majority of individuals and many places unidentified. This electronic edition aims to make Domesday Book both more accessible and more intelligible by presenting its contents in a variety of forms: a translation, databases of names, places and statistics, and a detailed scholarly commentary on all matters of interest or obscurity in the text. All forms of the data are cross-referenced, and all can be used with standard applications.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe, 1769-1787

This project will map the French book trade across late-Enlightenment Europe in order to chart best-selling texts and authors; reading tastes across Europe; changing patterns of demand over time; and networks of exchange in the print-trade. As French was the international language of the period, and widely read by Europe's elites, the project will be of interest to all scholars of the European enlightenment, not merely those with interests in French history and literature. The database of the book trade created by the project will be freely available to the wider academic community.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Demarco Archives: accessing a 40-year dialogue between Richard Demarco and the European Avant-Garde

The Richard Demarco Archives constitute a unique record of contemporary arts activities and related developments in Scotland and internationally from the early 1960’s to the present. They document all aspects of Richard Demarco’s multi-faceted career, including his interactions and collaborations with some of the foremost artists of the time, along with presentations of mould-breaking visual and performing arts. Of international range and significance, the archives are relevant to contemporary visual art, theatre, literature, cultural studies, history, philosophy and politics.

Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015