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Contested Common Land: environmental governance, law and sustainable land management c.1600-2006

An examination of the management of common land since the 17th century using historical methods of enquiry, and an examination of modern governance mechanisms and the emergence of sustainable land management as a discrete objective for the future of our Commons.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Fitna, the video battle: how YouTube enables the young to perform their religious and public identities

In March 2008, Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders released a 16 minute anti-Islam movie called Fitna. Wilders had a hard time finding a broadcaster or internet provider willing to air the film, because his mere idea caused an immense global controversy, leading to death threats, violent protest, diplomatic incidents and fierce public debate. One of the reactions consisted of organised and unorganised video protest by young people from all over the world, who uploaded their reactions to websites such as YouTube or LiveLeak.

Media, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies, Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Beyond Legalism: Amnesties, Transition and Conflict Transformation

Amnesty laws are an important but often contentious way for states to quell dissent, end conflict or shield state agents from prosecution. This project aims to move beyond legalistic debates to produce an analysis of the consequences of enacting amnesty laws during transitional periods, based on fieldwork in five jurisdictions worldwide. The website contains the Amnesty Law Database comprising materials relating to over 500 amnesty laws enacted since the end of World War Two.

Law N/A 9 Apr 2015
Buried treasure: rediscovering the Lord Chamberlain's collection of plays

The project began upon the long-overdue cataloguing of the Lord Chamberlain's collection from 1852 onwards. The pilot covered the decade to 1863. The collection for that period numbers about 3000 plays, including for example the British versions of Uncle Tom's Cabin and many farces and pantomimes with political implications around issues such as first-wave feminism. Cultured mid-Victorians agreed with G. H. Lewes that 'drama is extinct as literature' and ignored the new performance culture; these plays have therefore never been considered in either literary or social histories.

Drama and Theatre Studies, History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Geographies of Orthodoxy: mapping the English-Pseudo-Bonaventuran Lives of Christ, c. 1350-1550

Geographies of Orthodoxy offers a new account of an English devotional phenomenon and affective literary tradition usually characterised as ‘pseudo-Bonaventuran’ by modern commentators. Geographies of Orthodoxy proposes to examine and make openly accessible through the latest electronic means the entire material remains of the anglophone pseudo-Bonaventuran tradition.

English Language and Literature N/A 9 Apr 2015
Databasing key documents and narrative chronologies of artists' film and video distributors in the UK

The project created a database – the Film and Video Distribution Database (FVDD) – of chronological information and key documents relating to artists'/independent film and video distributors in the UK from the 1960s to date, which have been collected as part of two AHRB funded research projects. The database will be accessible via its own URL and via the British Artists Film and Video Study Collection.

Media, Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Paradox of Medieval Scotland (PoMS)

The period between 1093 and 1286 laid the foundations for modern Scotland. At its start, the king of Scots ruled no more than a small east coast realm between Lothian and Moray. At its end, his authority extended over the whole area of modern Scotland apart from the Northern Isles. During the same period, Scotland’s society and culture was transformed by the king implanting a new nobility of Anglo-Norman origin and establishing English influenced structures of law and government.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
William Godwin's Diary

The project provides a digital edition of the diary of William Godwin (1756-1836). Godwin’s diary consists of 32 octavo notebooks. The first entry is for 6 April 1788 and the final entry is for 26 March 1836, shortly before he died. The diary is a resource of immense importance to researchers of history, politics, literature, and women’s studies.

English Language and Literature, History, Philosophy N/A 9 Apr 2015
Unlocking the Celtic Collector; The Mind, Methods and Materials of Alexander Carmichael (1832-1912).

The Carmichael Watson collection in Edinburgh University Library, centred on the papers of the pioneering folklorist Alexander Carmichael (1832-1912), is the foremost collection of its kind in the country, and is crucial to understanding the customs, storytelling traditions, poetry, songs and general lore of the Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland. The project will see an intense dissemination and research programme alongside development of a digital resource that will enable users to search fully-indexed catalogue descriptions, full text transcriptions and biographical records.

Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
Island of the dead? The buried Neolithic landscape of Herm (Channel Islands)

This project seeks to study the relationship between the cluster of megalithic tombs (5th-3rd millennium BC) at the northern end of the small Channel Island of Herm, in the Guernsey archipelago. The tombs came to light during quarrying activity in the 19th century, and several of them were excavated at that period. Those excavations made

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015
Glastonbury Abbey: Archaeological Archive Project

This project will analyse and publish the archive of excavations at Glastonbury Abbey by iconic figures in the history of archaeology: St John Hope (1904), Bligh Bond (1908-21), Peers and Clapham (1928-39) and Ralegh Radford (1951-64). The results of the project will be published as a monograph and will be accessible as an online database through the Archaeology Data Service.

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015
Mapping the city in film: a geo-historical analysis

This project will provide the first full and extended research into the relationship between film and urban environments by developing an interactive digital map of Liverpool in film that will draw on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. Utilising already established resources on Liverpool's urban landscape in film, which include a comprehensive database of films made in and of Liverpool from 1897 to the 1980s, the research will enable different urban spatial formations (filmic, architectural, geographic) to be brought into critical spatial dialogue.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Turning owners into actors: Possessive morphology as subject-indexing in languages of the Bougainville region

A fundamental communicative task for all languages is to show which participant in a sentence is the subject. Languages have various ways of identifying the subject, including word-order, agreement, and case-marking. However, there is another unique and strange method, almost entirely unknown until now, found only in Northwest-Solomonic (NWS), a group of Oceanic languages of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville. In some constructions, these languages indicate subject using word-forms normally indicating possessors of nouns.

Modern Languages, Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
Wyndham Lewis's Art Criticism in the "Listener", 1946-1951: Postwar British Art in its Context of Ideas, Institutions, and Practice.

This project is focused on the entire work of Wyndham Lewis, and pays particular attention to the ideological aspects of his thinking. At the same time it is concerned with those aspects of his work which either have not been explored by Spanish or foreign critics, or have been dealt with in equivocal or politically mediated ways. Since a great deal of Lewis's literary production remains dispersed in hard-to-find periodical publications, above all in the USA and Canada, we shall bring these materials together for study and publication.

English Language and Literature, Modern Languages N/A 9 Apr 2015
An electronic corpus of 15th century Castilian cancionero manuscripts; towards completion of the Dutton project

When Brian Dutton died prematurely in his 60th year (1994), he had completed his magnum opus, the seven-volume El cancionero castellano del siglo XV, in book format (Salamanca: Universidad, 1990-91), but although he had used electronic preparation of texts, he was unable to fulfil the dream of conversion to electronic usage. We can now present the online website version of the Dutton project of courtly verse, alongside our own project of the longer moralistic, didactic and religious Castilian verse of the fifteenth century.

Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
London Theatre Bibliography (LTB)

This project combines two independent, but mutually supportive, projects which have complementary outputs: the need for a systematic and complete edition of all pre-1642 manuscript and printed records relating to the eight early Middlesex/Westminster theatres north of the Thames, and the complementary need for an aggregated bibliography which locates, assesses, and digests all printed transcriptions of pre-1642 documents relating to these theatres.

Drama and Theatre Studies, History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Strandlines

Strandlines Digital Community is a King’s College London initiative that explores one of London’s most famous streets, the Strand, and its past and present communities. The project brings together local residents, workers and visitors by means of storytelling. Using digital technologies and techniques from life writing – a creative field concerned with personal life stories – it seeks to foster a more active sense of community in the Strand area.

English Language and Literature, History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Clergy of the Church of England Database (CCEd)

The Clergy of the Church of England Database aimed to construct a relational database containing the careers of all clergymen of the Church of England between 1540 and 1835. The Database brings together evidence about clerical careers from all 27 dioceses of England and Wales, which are held at 28 diocesan repositories and 23 other archives and libraries.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
19th- and Early 20th-Century Annotated Editions of String Music: Bibliographical Problems, Editorial Content and Implications for Performance Practice

Nineteenth and early twentieth-century annotated editions of earlier string music have generally been scorned in recent decades by performers, even those who specialise in historically-informed performance, and have received little attention from scholars. Greater emphasis has been placed on Urtexts, which seek to present the composer's approved notation as the authoritative text of the work.

Music N/A 9 Apr 2015
James Mill's common place books

A three-year Collaborative Doctoral Award to transcribe and digitally publish James Mill's common place books, currently held in the archive of the London Library. The project is also researching James Mill's intellectual history, particularly the period of his close relationship with Jeremy Bentham (1808-1832). Because Mill was raised and educated in Scotland, there is also a significant Scottish Enlightenment context to the project.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
The concert programmes database for the UK and Ireland (phase 1)

The Concert Programmes Project has created an online database of holdings of concert programmes to be found in selected libraries, archives and museums in the UK and Ireland. Currently, it holds 5,500 collections of music related ephemera held by 53 institutions including the British Library, the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of music, the national libraries of Scotland and Ireland and the Bodleian Library and Trinity College Dublin. It includes material from the end of the 17th century to the present day.

Music N/A 9 Apr 2015
ROYAL: Illuminated Manuscripts of the Kings and Queens of England

The research project focuses on the Library's collection of medieval and Renaissance Royal illuminated manuscripts. The project, a collaboration with The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, will culminate in a major exhibition at the British Library in 2011-2012; the research will become part of the British Library's free illustrated online Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts (CIM); and will also support and deliver a virtual exhibition and online introductory 'tours' of the Royal collection for visitors to the British Library website.

History, Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Poetry Beyond Text: Vision, Text and Cognition

This research project uses psychological, critical and creative methods to study how readers respond to the visual aspects of poetry. It involves specialists in English and Comparative Literature, Fine Art and Psychology. These include the shape of visual or concrete poetry (where words are arranged spatially in particular patterns on the page), the combination of poetry with images (in artists' books and prints), and the moving words and images found in digital poetry (a relatively new form of poetry which is usually web-based and often interactive).

English Language and Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Penguin Archive Project

The Penguin Archive Project is a four-year project with an aim to produce an on-line descriptive catalogue of the Penguin Archive, which will be launched on the web in due course and will continue to expand as the project develops. The project will also pioneer research in the archive, particularly in the areas of modern poetry, Penguin 'Specials' and their socio-political impact, and Penguin translations of the classics.

Classics and Ancient History, English Language and Literature, History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Online calendar of the correspondence of Charles Darwin

The web resource created through the AHRB-funded initiative `An online calendar of the correspondence of Charles Darwin' and launched in 2002, was based on a revised and updated edition of the printed Calendar to the Correspondence of Charles Darwin: 1821 – 1882 (Cambridge University Press, 1994), but incorporated further substantial additions and corrections. The book summarises every letter that the naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-82) was then known to have sent or received and is a standard reference work for scholars.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Mutiny at the Margins: New perspective on the Indian Uprising of 1857

The year 2007 saw the 150th Anniversary of the Indian Uprising (also known as the ‘Mutiny') of 1857-58. One of the best-known episodes of both British imperial and South Asian history and a seminal event for Anglo-Indian relations, 1857 has yet to be the subject of a substantial revisionist history. In particular, the continued dominance of elitist historiography and nationalist bias in relation to 1857 has caused many important and fascinating elements to be ignored or otherwise overlooked.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951

Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951 is the first comprehensive study of sculptors, related businesses and trades investigated in the context of creative collaborations, art infrastructures, professional networks and cultural geographies. The primary outcome of Mapping Sculpture 1851-1951 will be an open access online database on the GU website with postings of articles analyzing the results of the research.

Community Arts (including Art and Health), Cultural Policy, Arts management and the creative industries N/A 9 Apr 2015
Glasgow Emblem Digitisation Project

The site has been developed, with generous funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the Resource Enhancement Scheme, by a team led by Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Jonathan Spangler, and Project Director Alison Adams. All but two of the emblem books digitised are from the Stirling Maxwell Collection in Glasgow University Library. The Bodleian Library and the Bibliothèque Mazarine have generously made material available to enable us to present the complete corpus. The Project is undertaken within the OpenEmblem initiative.

Modern Languages, History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies, Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Moving Manchester / Mediating Marginalities: How the experience of migration has informed the work of writers in Greater Manchester

Moving Manchester (formerly 'Mediating Marginalities') has spent the past four years (2006-2010) investigating the ways in which the experience of migration has impacted upon contemporary writing in the city and, by extension, the ways in which these multicultural publications and performances have impacted upon the urban population's view of itself as well as the wider perception of Manchester as a British city.

English Language and Literature N/A 9 Apr 2015
Microliths and Mortuary Practices: late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers and landscapes in the Azraq Basin, Jordan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015

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