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The geography of knowledge in Assyria and Babylonia, 700-200 BCE: a diachronic comparison of four scholarly libraries

Where is knowledge generated? How does that knowledge replicate and spread? Where is it consumed? Who owns knowledge, and who may access it? Under what circumstances, and in what places, does it flourish or die out? How are its transmission and reception influenced by social and political factors? These are central questions in the history and sociology of science today.

Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Creation of High Wycombe furniture electronic archive

The High Wycombe Furniture Archive (HWFA) is part of the Research Centre for Furniture at Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe. The archive contains photographic and print material relating to furniture companies in the High Wycombe region, primarily from Ercol Limited, E. Gomme Limited (G-Plan) and furniture industry union related records.

This project is concerned with the digitisation of this collection resulting in an interface (website) that will make this primary material available to scholars, researchers, students and the interested general public.

History, Design N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Soldier in Later Medieval England

It has been argued that standing armies and professional soldiers were a phenomenon of the early modern state. There can be no doubt, however, that the period from 1369 to 1453 witnessed hundreds of thousands of soldiers in the pay of the crown. Although these dates themselves relate to the beginning and end of important phases in the war with France commonly known as the Hundred Years War, soldiers were dispatched for campaign and garrison service not only across the Channel, but also in the Iberian Peninsular, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

History N/A 8 Apr 2015
Early Irish Glossaries Project

An important resource for our understanding of the literary and cultural environment of medieval Ireland is a series of three inter-related early Irish glossaries, known as Sanas Cormaic ‘Cormac’s Glossary’, O’Mulconry’s Glossary, and Dúil Dromma Cetta ‘the Collection of Druim Cett’. They each consist of alphabetically listed (first letter only) headwords followed by an entry which can range from a single word explanation, often an explanation of the headword, to a whole narrative running to several pages.

Modern Languages, History N/A 8 Apr 2015
Proceedings of the Central Criminal Court 1834 to 1913, Online

The Central Criminal Court Online has digitised and posted in a searchable form 70 million words of transcripts of trials held at the Old Bailey between 1834 and 1913. It forms an extension to the NOF and AHRB funded project 'The Old Bailey Online', and forms a seamless body of text detailing all trials held between 1674 and 1834. In total approximately 125 million words of text is available. By tagging the rekeyed and OCRd text in XML for names, offences, trial outcomes, punsihments, etc., the site allows comprehensive statistical information to be generated.

History, Law N/A 8 Apr 2015
A digital edition of the Vernon Manuscript (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng.poet.a.1)

The Vernon Manuscript (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng. poet.a.1) is the biggest and most important surviving late medieval English manuscript. An extensive collection of Middle English religious literature (and some French and Latin), and lavishly illuminated, it is potentially an incomparable resource for art historians, codicologists, palaeographers, literary and cultural historians, linguists, and editors. However, access is currently extremely limited for conservation reasons and because of the sheer scale of the volume (the text is two and a half as long as Tolstoy's War and Peace).

English Language and Literature N/A 8 Apr 2015
A typology of defectiveness

An important design feature of language is the ‘productive pattern’. We have enjoy ~ enjoyed, agree ~ agreed, and many others. Even if the pattern is not fully regular, there will be a form available, as in understand ~ understood. Surprisingly, this principle is sometimes violated, a phenomenon known as ‘defectiveness’, which means there a gap in a word’s set of forms.

Linguistics N/A 8 Apr 2015
Philosophical issues in genomics: an annotated bibliographic database of scientific literature

Contemporary molecular biology – often conducted under the banner of genomics – has the potential to transform our understanding of issues such as the origins and history of life, human nature and biodiversity. It is also transforming the way biological science is practised, a process that is both interesting in its own right and potentially a great source of insight into the nature of scientific change and the relationships between science and society.

Philosophy N/A 8 Apr 2015
The Italian Academies 1530-1650: a themed collection database

The project promotes and facilitates research on the Italian learned Academies of the late Renaissance and early modern periods and their relationship to book production, printing and publishing in this period. The precise aim is to compile a comprehensive database of information relating to the membership and activities of Academies in Bologna, Naples, Padua and Siena and their links to the book trade as represented in the holdings of the British Library.

Modern Languages, History, Music, Philosophy, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 8 Apr 2015
Concept and Form: The Cahiers pour l'analyse and contemporary French thought

This website provides an electronic annotated edition of the French philosophical journal Les Cahiers pour l'Analyse. Edited by a small group of Louis Althusser's students at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, the Cahiers pour l’Analyse appeared in ten volumes between 1966 to 1969 – arguably the most fertile and productive years in French philosophy during the whole of the twentieth century.

Modern Languages, Philosophy N/A 8 Apr 2015
Projecting Performance: Interrelationships between performance and technology, dancer and operator

Projecting Performance was a collaboration between performance academics from the School of Performance & Cultural Industries and digital technologists from KMA Creative Technology Ltd. The project focused on the choreographic and scenographic exchange between dancers and projected digital images within a theatrical context. It questioned processes of performance and perceived boundaries between performers and technologists, and it promoted dialogues via an iterative cycle of creative development.

Dance Studies, Drama and Theatre Studies N/A 8 Apr 2015
The Personalised Surface within Fine Art Digital Printmaking

Is it possible to create a personalised surface within fine art digital printmaking?
This project seeks to consider and explore the way artists working now are dealing with the given surface of inkjet and what implications does this have for the role of print within an artists overall output. Does Digital print require an abdication of a physical response to the final artwork, or is it possible through questioning common assumptions and challenging conventions, produce digital prints which have an individualised surface and a history of their making?

Community Arts (including Art and Health) N/A 8 Apr 2015
Cambridge New Greek Lexicon Project

The principal resource is a bilingual Dictionary, from Ancient Greek to English, designed for students of intermediate level and above. It is being composed to take account of the many new textual discoveries made since the last comparable dictionary in 1889, and to provide definitions and translations in modern English which will communicate clearly to contemporary readers. It is also being published as an online resource, so will be widely available to distance-learners.

Classics and Ancient History, Modern Languages, Linguistics N/A 8 Apr 2015
An Imperial Frontier and its Landscape: the Gorgan and Tammisha Walls in North-East Iran

A primary aim of the project is to employ modern archaeological techniques to date this 195 km long baked brick wall and place it within its landscape context. Although ostensibly to protect the inhabited lands of NE Iran from the incursion of nomadic groups from the central Asian steppe, there is clearly more to this wall than meets the eye. Discoveries by our Iranian colleagues, now confirmed by fieldwork in 2005, demonstrate that the wall is associated with a massive system of water supply consisting of earthen dams and canals.

Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, History N/A 8 Apr 2015
Scottish Readers Remember: Reading in Scotland in the Twentieth Century

Scottish Readers Remember aims to record the reading experiences of Scots in the twentieth century. Reading once represented a large gap in our knowledge of social history, particularly reading as a factor in working-class experience. The gap has been narrowed for the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by Professor Jonathan Rose and others drawing on a wealth of memoirs, autobiographies and diaries. A quantitative balance has been provided by the use of library and other records such as in the RGU-based study of Edzell Public Library.

History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 8 Apr 2015
Buddhist Death Rituals of Southeast Asia and China

Aims and objectives

We aim to establish a pattern of text and ritual for the Theravada countries of South and Southeast Asia concentrating on the death rites. In doing so we will accomplish the following objectives (listed according to project phases)

1.1 to compile a comprehensive bibliography of secondary literature on Theravada Buddhist death rituals in Southeast Asia
1.2 to define the parameters of research on Buddhist death rituals

Modern Languages, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 8 Apr 2015
An electronic edition of the works of the Caroline dramatist, Richard Brome

The intention is to create an online edition of the Collected Works of the Caroline dramatist, Richard Brome. This AHRC-funded project aims to combine dramatic textual scholarship with theatre practice. Intended users are scholars of drama and theatre studies, English Literature, History and cultural studies, as well as theatre practitioners.

Drama and Theatre Studies N/A 8 Apr 2015
The origin and spread of stock-keeping in the Near East and Europe

In western Eurasia we know that the earliest evidence for domestic farmyard animals occurs around 10,000 years ago. We also know that farming then spread westwards through Europe over the subsequent millennia, arriving in the far west and north of Europe some 6,000 years ago. For decades there have been major debates as to the nature of this spread, with many basic questions still remaining largely unanswered. The objective of this major research project, which has been funded for four years by the AHRC, is to address these questions.

Archaeology N/A 8 Apr 2015
The body and mask in ancient theatre space

The project applies advanced 3 dimensional technologies to study the practice of ancient mask theatre. It produces 3D scans of Greek and Roman mask miniatures relating both to comedy and tragedy, and reproduces them at life-size by rapid prototyping. The project use 3D motion capture as well as ChromaKey technologies to record experimentation with these masks practitioners of Asiatic and European traditions, and situates the results in 3D modelled reserarch based ancient theatre spaces.
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Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Drama and Theatre Studies N/A 8 Apr 2015
Early historic landscapes and the rise of centralised states on the Mekong Delta, Cambodia

The Mekong River delta region was a hearth of early state development in SE Asia. Archaeological research at the early historic city of Angkor Borei, Cambodia, is revealing the nature of the cultural landscape, but this information is yet to be articulated with records of change and variability in the ‘natural’ landscape.

Archaeology, History N/A 8 Apr 2015
City in Film: Liverpool's urban landscape and the moving image

While the relationship between film and cities has been widely explored in research on architecture, urban space and the moving image, there have been no sustained place-based studies in which representations drawn from a range of filmic genres and practices are historically situated within their social, spatial and architectural context. The principal objective of the City in Film project is the compilation of database catalogue of films made in and about Liverpool, with a particular emphasis on the city's historical urban landscape.

History, Media N/A 8 Apr 2015
The decipherment, description and online accessibility of 16,500 medieval Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic Genizah manuscripts

The project deciphers, describes, and digitises the medieval manuscripts from the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection at Cambridge University Library. The project describes and digitises around 16,500 items, creates bibliographic information, publishes catalogues, and provides access to descriptions, bibliographic information, and images online. The project gives scholars of religion, language, literature, culture, and history greater opportunity to study material from the collection.

Modern Languages, History, Linguistics, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 8 Apr 2015
Semantic Tools for Archaeological Resources

Increasingly within archaeology, the Web is used for dissemination of datasets. This contributes to the growing amount of information on the ‘deep web’, which a recent Bright Planet study estimated to be 500 times larger than the ‘surface web’. However Google and other web search engines are ill equipped to retrieve information from the richly structured databases that are key resources for humanities scholars. Important archaeological results and reports are also appearing as grey literature, before or instead of traditional publication.

Archaeology, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 8 Apr 2015
Curating New Media Art - Networks and Collaborations (2)

The CRUMB resource aims to help curators, academics and arts workers with these new challenges, by sharing examples of projects, by curating exhibitions of new media art, and by publishing analytical writing on the different histories of new media art.

Media, Community Arts (including Art and Health) N/A 8 Apr 2015
The Historical Study and Documentation of the Pad Gling Traditions in Bhutan

This research project aims to undertake a historical study of the Pad gling tradition and its establishments, focusing on the three principal institutions of Pad gling reincarnations: the Pad gling gSung spruls, who are considered reincarnations of Padma Gling pa himself and were based in lHa lung in Tibet and gTam zhing in Bhutan; the lHa lung Thugs sras, who are incarnations of Padma Glingpa’s son Zla ba rGyal mtshan (b.1499); and the sGang steng sPrul sku, who are considered reincarnations of Padma Gling pa’s grandson Padma 'Phrin las (1564-1642?).

Modern Languages, History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Philosophy, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 8 Apr 2015
Winsor & Newton Colourman's Manuscript Archive: Page-Image Database of Historic Recipes for Paint Making

The Winsor & Newton nineteenth century recipe archive consists of handwritten recipe books, bound records of processes and shopfloor accounts (time and pricing for manufacturing their products), as well as miscellaneous details of daily operations from the company's beginnings in the early 1830s through to the beginning of the twentieth century.

History, Community Arts (including Art and Health) N/A 8 Apr 2015
Dictionary of Scottish Architects

The Dictionary of Scottish Architects is a database with biographies and full job lists for all those who practised in Scotland after 1840. This includes not only men and women who were born in Scotland but also those from elsewhere who designed buildings and entered competitions here. It is available over the internet without restriction. During the first 3-year period which was funded by the AHRC the Dictionary covered the period up to 1940; at the start of 2008, the inclusion of post-1940 architects was begun. It is anticipated that this new project will be completed in 2011.

History, Architecture: History, Theory & Practice N/A 8 Apr 2015
The reuniting of Osip Mandelstam's texts and archives in digital form

This pilot project's objective was to digitize and deposit with the Oxford Text Archive the holdings of the State Russian Museum for Literature and the Arts, Moscow, and the Central Archive of the FSB (formerly KGB), Moscow, relating to the life and work of the poet Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938), generally considered the foremost Russian poet of the C20th. This was seen as a first step to the reuniting of his entire archive, scattered all over the world, in digital form, in order to afford free, universal access to scholars, students and poetry lovers world-wide.

Modern Languages N/A 8 Apr 2015
Database of Archives of UK Non-Governmental Organisations (DANGO)

This AHRC-funded project provides information on the availability of records relating to non-governmental organisations and pressure groups active in the UK since 1945. The database is fully searchable and provides information on the history of the organisation as well as details about the location of archival records relating to it.

History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 8 Apr 2015
Liverpool In Print - An online bibliography of Liverpool's history

A major resource enhancement for the Liverpool Local Studies Collection at the Liverpool Record Office, Liverpool in Print will provide a new level of bibliographical resource, an accessible, comprehensive and indispensable finding aid for all researchers interested in Liverpool. Currently, use of the collection is limited as items can only be located in situ through the fragile sheaf catalogue.

History N/A 8 Apr 2015
Siobhan Davies Dance Online

Siobhan Davies Dance Online is a project that created a fully searchable, online, digital archive of the work of the choreographer Siobhan Davies. In addition to extensive film footage of performances and rehearsals, photographs, programmes etc. it includes scholarly articles, performance reviews, interviews with audience members, analytical commentaries from Siobhan Davies, some of the dancers with the company and others plus a number of other artefacts.

Dance Studies, Drama and Theatre Studies, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Media N/A 8 Apr 2015
The Book of Curiosities: An early 11th-century Arabic cosmography

In June 2002, the Bodleian Library acquired the unique complete manuscript of a hitherto unknown Arabic cosmographical treatise known as the Book of Curiosities. The manuscript is a copy, probably made in Egypt in the late 12th or early 13th century, of an anonymous work compiled in the first half of the 11th century in Egypt. The treatise is extraordinarily important for the history of science, especially for astronomy and cartography, and contains an unparalleled series of diagrams of the heavens and maps of the earth.

History N/A 8 Apr 2015
Henry III Fine Rolls Project

The Henry III Fine Rolls Project is a three year Resource Enhancement project, commencing in April 2005 and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It aims to publish the Fine Rolls of Henry III from 1216 down to 1248 in English calendar format, in both print and electronic form. There is a fine roll for each of Henry III's fifty-six regnal years. Recording offers of money to the king for a multiplicity of concessions and favours, they are of the first importance for the study of political, governmental, legal, social, and economic history.

History N/A 8 Apr 2015
Empowering the user: the development of flexible archival catalogues

The project is exploring the issues involved in creating a dynamic and flexible online archival finding aid, which is responsive to the needs of individual researchers. The project’s premise is that most archival finding aids are rigid, mono-hierarchical lists, which cannot adequately reflect the multiple contexts and complex inter-relationships of records. The project is taking a more flexible approach. By separating descriptions of the content of a record from descriptions of its context, the project is free to link any individual record to any number of different contexts.

History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Cultural Policy, Arts management and the creative industries N/A 8 Apr 2015
Beyond the Book: Mass Reading Events and Contemporary Cultures of Reading

Mass reading events – ‘Richard & Judy's Book Club,’ ‘One Book, One Chicago’ – are a new, proliferating literary phenomenon that remains uninvestigated. They raise important questions: why do they cause people to come together to share reading? Do they attract marginalized communities, foster new reading practices, enable social change? Our interdisciplinary project produces a trans-national analysis of contemporary shared reading practices, the formation of reading communities and the popular function of literary fiction in the UK, USA and Canada.

English Language and Literature, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Media N/A 8 Apr 2015
Developing a web-based thematic catalogue: the music of Benjamin Britten

The online Britten Thematic Catalogue aims to document all manuscript sources pertaining to Britten's works as well as providing audio and notation incipits, full bibliographic details, other related material such as performance history, photographs, and, eventually, links to relevant correspondence. It will also for the first time provide a complete chronological listing of Britten’s works, including all of his juvenilia.

Music N/A 8 Apr 2015
CURSUS An On-line Resource of Medieval Liturgical Texts

The purpose of the CURSUS project is to employ the Extensible Markup Language (XML), together with transformations performed by the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSLT), to make data from sources of medieval Latin liturgy available on the Web.

History N/A 8 Apr 2015
The Lexicon of Festus: text, translation and full scholarly commentary

"The Lexicon of Festus (de uerborum significatu) is a Latin dictionary compiled in the Roman imperial period which preserves a great deal of priceless information about the history, society, religion and topography of Rome and Italy in earlier centuries. It draws on a rich series of studies by the writers of Cicero's day, who collected and analysed information about the traditions of their past and the institutions of their own day, which they believed were in a state of serious decay.

Classics and Ancient History N/A 8 Apr 2015
Bibliography of Scottish literature in translation; pre 1900 project (2)

The Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation (BOSLIT) is an online resource that offers an extensive and readily accessible source of information about Scottish literature in translation.

With currently over 25,000 records, and steadily increasing, BOSLIT aims to serve the needs of academic researchers, writers and translators, libraries, schools, literature administrators and general readers.

Modern Languages N/A 8 Apr 2015
The transformation of London concert life 1880-1914

"In the 35 years before the First World War, the concert industry in Europe and America underwent profound change, from a culture of near dearth to one of modern profusion. The patterns that emerged were to affect composers, performers, concert-goers and the packaging of musical events, within a truly international context, for most of the twentieth century. London was at the heart of this change, whose first evidence was a meteoric rise in the public demand for music entertainment but whose ultimate outcome, oversupply, led to a glut in concert provision.

Music N/A 8 Apr 2015
Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England

"PASE is a relational database giving access to structured information on all of the recorded inhabitants of Anglo-Saxon England from the late sixth to the end of the eleventh century. It is intended to serve as a research tool suitable for a wide range of users with an interest in this period: whether academics in various disciplines, or local historians, or students in schools and universities, or those exploring the past for reasons of their own.

History N/A 8 Apr 2015
Russian Visual Arts, 1863-1913: Documents from the British Library Collection

"Russian Visual Arts: Art Criticism in Context, 1814-1909 is an online research archive documenting the growth of diverse forms of commentary on the visual arts (particularly painting) in Russia from the early ninteenth- to early twentieth centuries" (from project web site; please see for more details).

History N/A 8 Apr 2015
The Material Renaissance:Costs and Consumption in Italy 1300-1650

"The project explored:
• The comparative prices of different types of goods in Italy over both time and place
• The market for domestic goods such as food and clothing
• The market for objects now considered 'art', particularly panel paintings, metalwork and antiquities

History N/A 8 Apr 2015
Privately-owned English urban manuscripts, 1300-1476: a database

"The project aims to address the following questions:

* who were the private owners of books in late-medieval towns?
* what did their books contain?
* who produced them?
* was there a distinctive urban literate culture?

English Language and Literature N/A 8 Apr 2015
The Shahnama Project

Firdausi's Shahnama (Book of Kings), completed in eastern Iran in around A.D. 1010, is a work of mythology, history, literature and propaganda: a living epic poem that pervades and expresses many aspects of Persian culture. Thousands of manuscript copies of the text, the earliest dating from 1217, exist in libraries throughout the world. Many hundreds of these are illustrated with miniature paintings, some of them among the most magnificent masterpieces of Persian art.

Modern Languages N/A 8 Apr 2015
An electronic corpus of medieval Welsh prose

"Medieval Welsh prose survives in some eighty manuscripts produced between 1250 and 1450. The corpus contains law texts, historical, religious, medical and grammatical works, narrative tales translated from Latin and French and, of course, the tales of the Mabinogion. This project aims to transcribe material from the period c.1350-1450 and to present it to the world on a searchable CD-ROM.

Modern Languages N/A 8 Apr 2015
The British Contribution to Series A/ii of Repertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM)

This catalogue enables you to search for 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. It also includes details of music manuscripts held in some Dublin libraries.

Its eventual aim is to provide a single access point for music manuscripts of the 17th and 18th centuries in the UK and Ireland.

Music N/A 8 Apr 2015
Scene details in Ancient Egyptian monuments: Oxford Expedition's electronic database and publications project (c.2960 - 2040 BC).

"The resource known as the Linacre College Oxford Expedition: Scene-details Database was envisaged by its author in the early 1980s - but the opportunity to devise the initial framework and content of a database, and to undertake the academic and technical work necessary for its publication online, did not present itself until much later, in 2003.

Archaeology N/A 8 Apr 2015
A critical and bibliographical study of stars in modern French film

An invaluable research resource in an exciting new area of French cultural studies the site comprises profiles of nearly 200 Francophone film stars, film descriptions and a database of references of press, radio and television coverage of Francophone film celebrities between 1949 and the present day. Publications selected for the database give a broad social and cultural perspective on film stars and the star concept. General mass-market titles like Paris-Match and Voici are complemented by titles conceived along the lines of gender, sexuality and age.

History, Media, Visual Arts N/A 8 Apr 2015
The Italic Epigraphy Project: Text and Monument

Based at the Institute of Classical Studies, London, and funded by a major grant over three years from the Arts and Humanities Research Board, the project aims to place in the hands of scholars the primary evidence both for the texts of the inscriptions of the peoples of Central Italy and for the monumental and archaeological context of these inscriptions.

Classics and Ancient History N/A 8 Apr 2015

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