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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
Novum Inventorium Sepulchrale - Kentish Anglo-Saxon graves and grave-goods in the Sonia Hawkes archive

The county of Kent is exceptionally rich in Anglo-Saxon cemeteries and excavations of some of these cemeteries in the 18th and early 19th centuries provided a wealth of finds reflecting Kent's close political and economic ties to the Frankish world in the 5th to 7th centuries. The website contains a searchable database of manuscripts, photographs and drawings from Sonia Hawkes' collection. Some of the information from the excavations was published in the nineteenth century and in Sonia Hawkes' series of monographs.

Archaeology, History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
The North Eastern Neo-Aramaic Dialects

The North Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialects (generally known as the NENA dialects) form a very diverse group of Aramaic dialects that were spoken until modern times in Northern Iraq, North West Iran and South Eastern Turkey by Christian and Jewish communities. These are among the last remaining living vestiges of the Aramaic language, which was one of the major languages of the region in antiquity. The construction of the database is taking place at the Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies of Cambridge University within the framework of a five year project.

Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
The creation and marketing of the etchings of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

James McNeill Whistler’s reputation was founded on his achievements as a master of etching. This informative exhibition showcases the outputs of a five-year project, led by the University, to produce an online catalogue raisonné of Whistler’s etchings. The display focuses on the discoveries and questions that have arisen during the project’s first four years.

Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900) (Electronic Database of Historical Materials on Copyright from Five Key Jurisdictions)

Information norms (and in particular the laws of intellectual property) are constitutive of modern societies. An understanding of the sources of these norms is critical to understanding the scope and direction of current laws. The resource relates to key historical documents in the field of copyright, from the invention of the printing press (ca1450) to the blue print of an international author rights regime devised with the Berne Convention of 1886.

History, Law, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Dance Data On-Line

The National Resource Centre for Dance (NRCD) Archives houses over 50special collections and a large core collections. Special collections cover the work of a particular dance company, individual, or organisation. Dating from the late nineteenth century to the present, the collections span a range of dance styles, from ballet to modern dance to South Asian dance or social dance. The NRCD's extensive core collections cover a range of materials.

Dance Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Archaeotools: Data mining, facetted classification and E-archaeology

This two year project built upon previous ADS work to develop tools (the Common Information Environment - Archaeobrowser project) using advanced data mining and knowledge capture technologies to allow archaeologists to discover, share and analyse datasets and legacy publications that had hitherto been very difficult to integrate into digital frameworks. The project had three interrelated objectives, each represented by a distinct workpackage.

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015
The John Johnson Collection: an Archive of Printed Ephemera

The project catalogued, conserved and digitised an extensive selection of materials from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera housed in the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford. It represented an innovative joint enterprise between the Bodleian Library and ProQuest which resulted in the digitisation of more than 65,000 complete items (well in excess of 150,000 images) from the Collection, accompanied by detailed catalogue records.

Drama and Theatre Studies, History, Community Arts (including Art and Health), Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Greek Bible in Byzantine Judaism (GBBJ )

The project's mandate is to gather evidence for the use of Greek Bible translations by Jews in the Middle Ages, to edit and publish these remains, to subject them to linguistic analysis, and to compare them with other Greek biblical texts, earlier, contemporary and later. the corpus developed by the project comprises the exact remains of Jewish Greek Bible versions, edited from manuscripts. They include continuous texts, glossaries in Jewish sources, scholia, and marginalia in Christian manuscripts.

Modern Languages, History, Linguistics, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015 is an online hub for research and teaching in the digital arts and humanities. It enables members to locate information, promote their research and discuss ideas. It aims to support and advance the use and understanding of digital tools and methods for research and teaching in the arts and humanities – and all fields and disciplines working with(in) them.

Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Dance Studies, Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language and Literature, Modern Languages, History, Law, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Linguistics, Media, Music, Philosophy, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies, Architecture: History, Theory & Practice, Community Arts (including Art and Health), Cultural Policy, Arts management and the creative industries, Visual Arts, Design N/A 9 Apr 2015
CESAR a comprehensive online repository of French Theatre resources in the 17th and 18th centuries

The primary aim was to produce a single, coherent listing of all known theatre and related performances in France between 1600 and 1800, searchable by date, title, location, genre and by the names of the people involved in whatever capacity. The database was to have an interactive web interface. The second aim was to make the entire structure bi-directional, i.e. to take advantage of the same web interface to permit members of the international scholarly community, after a simple registration procedure, to annotate, comment upon, extend and correct any field in the database.

Drama and Theatre Studies, Modern Languages, History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Pliny: A note manager

The Pliny project aims to promote some thinking that looks broadly at the provision of tools to support scholarship. One of its products is a piece of free software, also called Pliny, which facilitates note-taking and annotation, allowing its user to integrate these initial notes into a representation of an evolving personal interpretation.

Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Dance Studies, Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language and Literature, Modern Languages, History, Law, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Linguistics, Media, Music, Philosophy, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies, Architecture: History, Theory & Practice, Community Arts (including Art and Health), Cultural Policy, Arts management and the creative industries, Design N/A 9 Apr 2015
Prosopography of the Byzantine World (PBW )

Prosopography of the Byzantine World (PBW) aims to record all surviving information about every individual mentioned in Byzantine textual sources, together with as many as possible of the individuals recorded in seal sources, in the period 1025-1261. The current online database is the first major result of PBW, a project covering the period AD 1025-1180, and represents a continuation of prosopographical work originally inspired by A.H.M. Jones in 1950, and sponsored since then by the British Academy.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
First World War Poetry Digital Archive

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research.

English Language and Literature, History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Intangible Cultural Heritage in Scotland

This project is concerned with the conserving and recording of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in Scotland. ICH means the practices, representations, expressions, knowledges and skills and associated objects and spaces associated with them - that communities, groups and in some cases individuals recognise as part of their cultural heritage. In recent years, ICH has received international recognition and its safeguarding has become one of the priorities of international cooperation.

Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
E-Curator: 3D colour scans for remote object identification and assessment

The E-Curator research project "3D colour scans for remote object identification and assessment" is a project at UCL Museums and Collections.

Archaeology, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015