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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
British printed images to 1700, a digital library

‘BRITISH PRINTED IMAGES TO 1700’ (bpi1700) is a project funded by the AHRC under their Resource Enhancement scheme. It represents a collaboration between Birkbeck, University of London, and the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (King’s College London). The other partners are the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. It currently makes over 5,000 printed images from early modern Britain available online in fully searchable form.

History, Media, Community Arts (including Art and Health), Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Early Nigerian Qur’anic manuscripts: an interdisciplinary study of the Kanuri glosses and Arabic commentaries

Early Nigerian Qur’anic Manuscripts (ENiQMa) is an interdisciplinary project exploring a unique resource on Kanuri, an important West African language, and investigating the history of Islamic/Qur’anic studies in the Kanem-Borno Empire, which originated in the 9th century A.D. to the northeast of Lake Chad. Kanuri, together with its related variety Kanembu, is spoken by over four million people in Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon. The main study areas covered by ENiQMa include linguistic analysis of Old Kanembu data and examination of the Islamic manuscripts in this same language.

History, Linguistics, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
National Identity in Russia from 1961: Traditions and Deterritorialisation

The rise of nationalism is one of the most prominent phenomena in modern Russian culture, impacting on diplomatic and trade relations, attitudes to foreigners and migrants, on education, and on cultural politics. However, the background to the problem is often poorly understood.The proposed project moves beyond ideology, political programmes, and voting patterns in order to examine views of the nation and Russianness among ordinary Russians, and to explore how far these may be traced back to the late Soviet era.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Technologies of Enchantment: Celtic Art in Southern Britain in the Middle and Late Iron Age

This project aims to investigate the artefacts found in Britain between about 300 BC and 150 AD which have come to be known as ‘Celtic Art’. The project seeks to understand why Celtic Art objects were made in the first place, how they were used and why they often seem to have been intentionally deposited in rivers or under the ground. The first task has been to compile a comprehensive database (in Excel, downloadable from the website) of all Celtic Art ever found in Britain.

Archaeology, Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Christine de Pizan: the making of the Queen's Manuscript (British Library, Harley MS 4431)

The Making of the Queen's Manuscript focuses on London, British Library, Harley MS 4431, the largest surviving collected manuscript of the works of Christine de Pizan (1365-ca1431). Commissioned by Queen Isabeau of France, the collection was planned, copied, decorated and corrected under Christine's direct supervision, before being presented to Queen Isabeau early in 1414. This research is being carried out in partnership with the British Library which has contributed a complete set of high-resolution digital images of Harley MS 4431.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Archival Sound Recordings

Archival Sound Recordings is the result of a development project to increase access to the British Library Sound Archive's extensive collections. The British Library holds one of the world’s foremost sound archives with a collection of over 3.5 million audio recordings. These come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound from music, drama and literature, to oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds. You can search and browse information about all the sounds held in the British Library at our online catalogue.

Music N/A 9 Apr 2015
Forced Migration Online (FMO)

Forced Migration Online (FMO) provides instant access to a wide variety of online resources dealing with the situation of forced migrants worldwide. Designed for use by practitioners, policy makers, researchers, students or anyone interested in the field, FMO aims to give comprehensive information in an impartial environment and to promote increased awareness of human displacement issues to an international community of users.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Stellenbibliographie zum Parzival Wolframs von Eschenbach (SPWE )

A project to produce a detailed line-by-line bibliographical database on Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival; from this database is constituted a line-by-line commentary on the poem. The first edition of the Stellenbibliographie zum "Parzival" Wolframs von Eschenbach für die Jahrgänge 1984-1996, was published by Niemeyer Verlag (Tübingen) on CD-ROM in 2002.

Modern Languages N/A 9 Apr 2015
19th Century Pamphlets Online

The aim of the project was to provide researchers, teachers and learners with online access to significant collections of 19th century pamphlets held within UK research libraries. The project drew on the pamphlet holdings of seven research libraries (Bristol, Durham, Liverpool, LSE, Manchester, Newcastle and UCL), choosing collections that focused on the political, social and economic issues of the day.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Embedding GeoCrossWalk

The Embedding GeoCrossWalk project sought to provide a deeper understanding of how references to place in structured texts can be researched and automatically extracted.

History, Law, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
TEI by example

Featuring freely available online tutorials walking individuals through the different stages in marking up a document in TEI (Text Encoding Initiative), these online tutorials will provide examples for users of all levels. Examples will be provided of different document types, with varying degrees in the granularity of markup, to provide a useful teaching and reference aid for those involved in the marking up of texts.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Newsfilm Online

NewsFilm Online delivered up to 60,000 segmented encodings, totalling some 3,000 hours from the archives of ITN and Reuters Television – including some of the most significant events of the past century such as the Crystal Palace fire (1936) to the first interview with Nelson Mandela (1961), from the battle of Newport Bridge (1975) to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales (1997) are all included.

History, Media N/A 9 Apr 2015
A Vision of Britain through Time

This website presents the history of Great Britain through places between 1801 and 2001. It includes maps, statistical trends, a gazetteer of British administrative units, on-line versions of a selection of tables and early printed text from some of the published Census Reports as well as historical descriptions of places and journeys. The site is free to use and does not require any registration.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Great Britain Historical GIS project

The Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System is a unique digital collection of information about Britain's localities as they have changed over time. Information comes from census reports, historical gazetteers, travellers' tales and historic maps, assembled into a whole that is much more than the sum of its parts.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015