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Project Description Academic field Collaboration type Updatedsort ascending
Microliths and Mortuary Practices: late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers and landscapes in the Azraq Basin, Jordan.

Our work presents critical insights into the timing and nature of the first sedentary villages, early animal domestication, the role of animals in social life, prehistoric health, mortuary practices, and the first cemeteries. It also raises questions as to whether the characteristics of `Uyun al-Hammam are unique, or indicative of broad trends in Epipalaeolithic behaviour. The research aims to test these questions through a combined programme of excavation, at the sites of Kharaneh IV and Ayn Qasiyah, and analysis of archaeological evidence for behavioural change in the Epipalaeolithic.

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015
Marginalized Spiritualities: faith and religion among young people in socially deprived Britain

The aim of this project is to investigate religiosity, religious identity, and spirituality among young people living in socially deprived Britain. Participants will include religious, non-religious and spiritually-seeking youth, who will be involved in the production of multimedia narratives. This comprises one strand of the project’s data collection and dissemination strategy, and provides multimedia and information technology literacy and a space for potential empowerment of young people.

Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Sharing and Visualizing Old St. Peter's: East and West in Renaissance Rome

This project set out to examine the reception of pilgrims from Ethiopia, Armenia, Hungary and Germany in their own compounds on the south side of Old St Peter’s in the 15th century, and to explore the cultural exchange provoked by these visits. Because contacts between papal Rome and the oriental Christian communities of Ethiopia and Armenia are an almost unexplored area of scholarship, it soon became evident that these were the two nations that needed the most detailed treatment.

Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Hidden Histories of Exploration: Exhibiting Geographical Collections

This project considers the role played by indigenous peoples and intermediaries in the history of exploration, as revealed by research in the collections of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). The project is particularly concerned with the roles of guides, porters, pilots, cooks, carriers, interpreters, go-betweens and informants in the creation of geographical knowledge. In wider terms, it seeks to provide a model for new ways of working with well-established geographical collections.

History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Cultural Policy, Arts management and the creative industries, Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Anglo-Saxon landscape and economy: using portable antiquities to study Anglo-Saxon and Viking England

More is known of the location and density of English settlements AD 700-1000 from the activities of “treasure hunters” than from archaeological fieldwork. The VASLE project used the rich database of coins and metalwork to illuminate Anglo-Saxon and Viking Age landscape and economy.

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015
Oral History of Twentieth Century Mongolia

The Oral History of Twentieth Century Mongolia is a co-operative research project between the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit at the University of Cambridge, and the International Association for Mongol Studies in Ulaanbaatar. The project has two goals: to increase knowledge of how people’s contexts affect understandings of events and history and to construct an on-line database in Mongolian and English of the oral history of Mongolia. We seek to increase our understanding of the relationship between memory, history and people’s political, cultural, social and economic contexts.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Music of Gustav Mahler: a Catalogue of Manuscript and Printed Sources

This catalogue will list and describe all surviving manuscript sources and will offer full bibliographic descriptions of the early printed sources of Mahler's music (i.e. all those that published during the composer’s lifetime, and first or other important editions that appeared after his death). This information will be accompanied by lists of performances during Mahler’s lifetime, brief details of historically significant recordings and supplementary essays.
The aims of this project are to

Music N/A 9 Apr 2015
Germanic possessive -s : an empirical, historical and theoretical study

Two much-debated questions in recent theoretical linguistics concern the historical origin of grammatical markers and their synchronic status. Researchers have adduced key evidence for both from the evolution of English possessive -s and the related but subtly different constructions in Swedish and Dutch. What has not to date been attempted, and what the present proposal offers, is a systematic synchronic and diachronic comparison of these constructions across all three languages.

Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire

The Colonial film project catalogues all films documenting and representing aspects of the British empire held by the British Film Institute, The Imperial War Museum, and the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum. The final catalogue will identify over 6000 films and some 10% of the collection will have enhanced entries bringing a wealth of detailed knowledge to illuminate particular films. A number of these films are analysed in detail, and around 30 hours are digitized and made freely available. The project mainly spans the years 1896-1965.

Media N/A 9 Apr 2015
Documentation of endangered languages and cultures in the Nigeria-Cameroon borderland

The Nigeria-Cameroon borderland is one of the most linguistically diverse regions of the world, with many languages either near extinction or severely endangered. This project builds on previous work by the participants in surveying and documenting endangered languages in this region. One example is the language of the Somyewe, a small group of blacksmiths whose language and culture are on the verge of disappearing. Documentation of two other local languages will also be undertaken.

Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Listening Gallery: Integrating Music with Exhibitions and Gallery Displays, Medieval to Baroque

The Listening Gallery was a knowledge transfer collaboration between the Royal College of Music (RCM) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Stemming from research in music, art, design, and technology, the project connected objects in the V&A's collections with music that shares their rich and distinctive pasts. New and existing recordings of music were integrated into two V&A projects: (I) Baroque 1620-1800: Style in the Age of Magnificence

History, Music, Design N/A 9 Apr 2015
Women's Writing for Performance

The aims of the project are: To understand what strategies are employed by women in their writing practices and to analyse such strategies for their contestation of gender representation; To engage academic-practitioners and practitioners in the consideration of women's writing for performance; To make women's writing practices available through residential workshops, symposia, print and electronic media; A further aim of the project has been to enable younger scholars and practitioners to benefit from the contact, support and new research knowledge of a high profile feminist theatre commun

Drama and Theatre Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Migration from Northern Ireland: narratives of exile, identity and belonging

The NMR database and oral archive is comprised of over 90 life narrative interviews conducted with returned and non-returned migrants from Northern Ireland gathered during the course of two recent studies on contemporary migration (2004-2008).

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Weaving communities of practice. Textiles, culture and identity in the Andes: a semiotic and ontological approach.

Research in Bolivia, Peru and Chile,
combined with museum research there and in the UK, focuses on Bolivia,
Peru, and Chile on the basis of previous ethnographic, archaeological
and museological knowledge and contacts, and three time horizons:
Tiwanaku, the Inka-early colony, and the contemporary. The primary aims
of this project are: to link visual, computer and museum studies in
areas of cognition, and curatorial methods; to advance textile studies
in areas of structure mapping and correlations with socio-cultural data;

Archaeology, History, Community Arts (including Art and Health) N/A 9 Apr 2015
Reanimating cultural heritage: digital repatriation, knowledge networks and civil society strengthening in post-conflict Sierra Leone

This multidisciplinary project is concerned with innovating 'digital curatorship' in relation to Sierra Leonean collections dispersed in the global museumscape. Extending research in anthropology, museum studies, informatics and beyond, the project considers how objects that have become isolated from the oral and performative contexts that originally animated them can be reanimated in digital space alongside associated images, video clips, sounds, texts and other media, and thereby given new life.

Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Indian Temple: Production, Place and Patronage

Temples dominated the landscape of India between the seventh and thirteenth centuries. Protected by kings and widely supported by endowments and other gifts, temples enjoyed ascendancy as centres of religious life, socio-economic power and artistic production. Although much research has been carried out on temple architecture since the late nineteenth century, important questions remain about how temples were patronised and constructed and the place they occupied in a medieval Indian polity.

History, Architecture: History, Theory & Practice N/A 9 Apr 2015
Why me? Artist's use of self image

The project created an alphabetically presented research database containing the names of over 340 artists worldwide who feature their own physical presence within the artworks they present. It is anticipated that this database will be of interest to artists, academics within the research community, the art media and art viewing public; specifically those interested in investigating and questioning cross cultural parallels between artist's use of self representation through diverse artistic practices.

Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Angloromani: A structural and functional description

English Romanes - also called 'Angloromani' by researchers - is the language or speech form of the English and Welsh Romani Gypsies. Earlier generations of British Gypsies spoke a dialect of Romani that was closely related to the Romani dialects of continental Europe. Knowledge and use of Romani declined among Gypsies in Britain during the nineteenth century, and today what remains of the language is mainly a vocabulary of words of Romani origin. English Gypsies often use these Romani words within their English conversation.

Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
Sudamih (Supporting Data Management Infrastructure for the Humanities)

The Supporting Data Management Infrastructure for the Humanities (Sudamih) Project aims to address a coherent range of requirements for the more effective management of data (broadly defined) within the Humanities at an institutional level. Whilst the project is fully embedded within the institutional context of Oxford University, the methodologies, outputs and outcomes will be of relevance to other research-led universities, especially but not only, in their support of research within the humanities. The projects aims to:

Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, English Language and Literature, Modern Languages, History, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
An online centre for British data on religion (British Religion in Numbers: BRIN)

Data can tell us much about religious changes falling below the radar of public policy and media debate. The database makes the enormous body of religious statistics in Britain from the last four centuries accessible to ordinary researchers and research users.

Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
The first farmers of Central Europe - diversity in LBK lifeways

The Linearbandkeramik culture (LBK), was the first Neolithic culture in many parts of central Europe. Dating to roughly 5600-4900 cal BC, it stretched from Hungary to the Paris Basin and from southern Germany into the northern Polish and German plains and Holland. Apart from introducing a farming way of life, the LBK is most notable for the construction of monumental wooden houses, which form the first permanent villages in the area.

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015
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