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Project Description Academic field Collaboration type Updatedsort ascending
The Complete Works of James Shirley (1596-1666) (Editorial Project)

The Complete Works of James Shirley will be a corpus of around 50 works, including plays, poems, and prose. James Shirley was an innovative dramatist specializing in tragedy, comedy, tragicomedy, masque, pastoral, entertainment, morality, and neo-miracle, Shirley wrote for a wide variety of theatres, ranging from the Blackfriars to the first public playhouse in Dublin, but he also composed poems and grammars. Although Shirley was arguably the most significant dramatic writer of the late English Renaissance, and his complete works have never been edited.

English Language and Literature N/A 9 Apr 2015
Court, Country, City: British Art 1660 - 1735

As the title suggests, this research project will focus on three distinct but interwoven sites for the production and viewing of the visual arts: the later Stuart and early Hanoverian court, the country seats of the landed aristocracy and the urban spaces occupied by a mix of social classes. This project is based on a partnership between researchers from the History of Art Department at the University of York and Tate, and will result in a range of outcomes including scholarly publications, virtual and gallery displays, and conferences.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
The diary re-invented

The website presents a visual diary of images and texts from the 1960's to the 2000s created by Ian Breakwell that can be browsed using a timeline. The artist says: 'My work over the years has been in various media simultaneously: visual texts, drawings, photo-collage, events, theatre performances, film, film performances and expanded-cinema events, installations, environments, video, audio works, slide-tape sequences, digital imaging, writing and reading of prose texts.

Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Home and Away: Experiences and Representations of Transnational South Asian Children

The research explores how South Asian children in East London (aged 8-13 years old) experience and represent 'transnational lives', whether this involves travel to 'the homeland', or being part of families and communities in which people constantly move. The findings will be of importance to scholars of migration, educationalists, policy makers and the general public and will be made available through publications, exhibitions and a project website. One of the chief challenges of the project is devlop innovative particpatory research methodologies and dissemination.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization (DARMC)

The Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization (DARMC) makes freely available on the internet the best available materials for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) approach to mapping and spatial analysis of the Roman and medieval worlds. DARMC allows innovative spatial and temporal analyses of all aspects of the civilizations of western Eurasia in the first 1500 years of our era, as well as the generation of original maps illustrating differing aspects of ancient and medieval civilization.

Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
The electronic Old Bailey Sessions proceedings, c.1670-1778

The aim was to make available in a fully searchable form, the full text of the Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674 to 1834, in combination with original page images. The Proceedings and the website contain 25 million words of transcripts of approximately 100,000 felony trials held at the Old Bailey between 1674 and 1834. This text has been transcribed and marked up to allow both free text searching, and structured analysis using bespoke statistical tools.

History, Law N/A 9 Apr 2015
Troubled Geographies: Two centuries of religious division in Ireland

This project uses GIS to map and explore spatial and spatio-temporal patterns in Irish census data from the nineteenth century onwards covering the North and South, which has been digitised in the form of the Database of Irish Historical Statistics. This allows us to explore detailed patterns of spatio-temporal change without resorting to highly aggregate units such as counties. To complement these methodologically innovative approaches we will also use traditional narratives to add detail about specific places and themes.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Museums Lives: Oral history and the Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is a world-class repository of 70 million specimens and an international centre of excellence in scientific study, and as such, its staff have personal knowledge which constitute an important cultural resource. Museum Lives aims to capture this knowledge and to create a high-quality multimedia resource for scholarship, education and exhibitions that will enrich the historical record and add new dimensions to the collections which will attract fresh audiences. The core project will create records relating to 50 interview subjects from across the Museum staff.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Mechanisms of communication in an ancient empire: The correspondence between the king of Assyria and his magnates in the 8th century BC

The correspondence between Sargon II, king of Assyria (721-705 BC), and his governors and magnates is the largest text corpus of this kind known from antiquity and provides insight into the mechanisms of communication between the top levels of authority in an ancient empire. This website presents these letters together with resources and materials for their study and on their historical and cultural context. The research questions are: How did ancient empires cohere? What roles did long-distance communication play in that coherence?

Classics and Ancient History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Dictionary for Medieval Latin from British Sources

The Dictionary represents the Latin language as written in the British Isles and by Britons abroad from Gildas (AD 540) to Camden (1600), a canon of more than 2,300 named authors, many anonymous writers, and an archive of diplomatic and administrative documents roughly ten times the size of the literary corpus.

Classics and Ancient History N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Last Statues of Antiquity

Ancient towns were filled with life-size bronze and marble figures – by the third century important cities of the empire could have over a thousand such statues. The habit of erecting statues in public to rulers, and to other dignitaries and benefactors, was a defining characteristic of the ancient world. The dedication of statues expressed the relationship between rulers and ruled and articulated the benefaction-and-honour system of city politics. Statues also played a significant role in defining civic identity, and in forming and perpetuating a city’s collective memory.

Classics and Ancient History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Practical Design for Social Action (PRADSA)

This project is concerned with designing and using digital technologies in ‘social action’, e.g. in voluntary and community groups, trade-unions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society generally. It builds upon the previous successful ‘Technology and Social Action’ research cluster. Together with a network of practitioners who are working in these areas, we are exploring new design practices, devising and sharing new technical and social solutions and building a new community researching these problems together.

Design N/A 9 Apr 2015
Inclusive New Media Design

Inclusive New Media Design (INMD) aims to find ways to include people with intellectual disabilities (or ID) in the WWW. It’s doing this by working with web designers and developers, and talking to them about how to make websites that work for people with intellectual disabilities. Intellectual disability is sometimes called learning disability in the UK. The site includes video and audio resources aimed at designers of inclusive new media.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Wealth of Africa: 4000 years of money and trade

The Money in Africa project in the Department of Coins and Medals at the British Museum is focusing on the history of money and trade in Africa, bringing together scholars from across disciplinary and national boundaries to, for the first time, produce a clear account of the state of knowledge in this important research area.

Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Universal Short Title Catalogue: an analytical bibliography of all books published before 1601

The Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC) aims to bring together information on all books published in Europe between the invention of printing and the end of the sixteenth century. The project will create a searchable interface, including data from established national bibliographical projects and new projects undertaken by the project team at St Andrews, with partners in University College, Dublin and building upon the principles established by the St Andrews French Vernacular Book project (2007).

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
The survey of the Jewish built heritage in the United Kingdom and Ireland

The Survey is a thematic building recording project covering all Jewish monuments and sites that date from before the Second World War (1939). Mediaeval and modern buildings and sites, both sacred and secular, are covered by the included in the Survey's online database, including purpose-built synagogues, Mikvaot [Jewish ritual baths] and cemeteries, as well as Jewish schools, hospitals, soup kitchens, communal offices and meeting halls.

Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Tibetan-Mongolian Rare Books and Manuscripts

The Tibetan-Mongolian Rare Books and Manuscripts (TMRBM) project aims to document, consolidate, catalogue and make accessible the rare Tibetan and Mongolian books in the University Library, Cambridge, the Bodleian Library, Oxford and the British Library in London, with focus on the collection acquired during the Younghusband Mission to Tibet in 1903–4.

Modern Languages N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Sixteenth century French Religious Book

The period 1552-1600 saw a vast expansion of religious printing due to the growth of Calvinism, the Catholic polemical response, and the outbreak of the religious wars. Currently there is no list that is equivalent to the English Short Title Catalogue. The Sixteenth century French Religious Book created a complete listing of books published in the sixteenth century in French on religious themes by collecting data on all books printed during this period, prior to creating a critical bibliography and database to be published in electronic format.

Modern Languages N/A 9 Apr 2015
The samian pottery industries of Roman Gaul

Gaulish samian or sigillata was the principal type of tableware used in the western provinces of the Roman Empire, particularly in Britain, Gaul and Germany, between the 1st and the 3rd centuries AD and is found in the great majority of sites within the Empire. In order to produce a survey of this important evidence for industrialisation, the project will compile an online database of some 5,000 different potters and their associated die-stamps, 400,000 in total, produced over 250 years.

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015
The John Rylands Cairo Genizah Project

The University of Manchester holds a collection of around 11,000 fragments, mostly written in Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic, from the Genizah of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo dating from the 10th to the 19th century AD and including religious and literary texts, documentary sources, letters, and material relating to grammar, philosophy, medicine, astrology and astronomy.

Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
The international Greek New Testament project: The Gospel of St John

The International Greek New Testament Project (IGNTP) exists to produce a comprehensive critical apparatus of the Greek New Testament. It began in 1949, following on from the Critical Greek Testament project of 1926, and consists of a committee of European and American textual scholars which oversees the work. This edition of the Gospels According to John is designed to be used in conjunction with the printed volume The New Testament In Greek IV. The Gospel According To St.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua XI: Monuments from Southern Phrygia, Lycaonia, and Cappadocia

The aim of the MAMA XI project is to make available some 600 unpublished inscriptions and other ancient monuments, recorded by Sir William Calder (1881-1960) and Dr Michael Ballance (†27 July 2006) in the course of annual expeditions to Asia Minor in 1954-1957. The digitisation and web-publication of the archive is one of the most important and innovative aspects of the MAMA XI project. This website, developed by the project team, will eventually include full editions with comprehensive high-resolution photographic illustration of all the monuments in the Calder-Ballance archive.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Survival and Success on Medieval Borders: Cistercian Houses in Medieval Scotland and Pomerania

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

N/A 9 Apr 2015
ElectroAcousticResourceSite (EARS)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Le Pas d'Acier 1925 presents Princeton University's source based recreation of Sergei Prokofiev and Georgi Yakoulov's 'Soviet' machine age ballet, originally produced by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1927. This resource: available for download or as a 2-DVD set includes the ballet in performance with synopsis in English and Russian, a documentary on its sources and re-discovery and additional short presentations on re-sourcing the choreography and on Prokofiev's ballets of the 1920s. The re-staging of Pas d'Acier has been noted and reviewed internationally.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

N/A 9 Apr 2015