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Project Description Academic field Collaboration type Updatedsort ascending
On-line version of Royal Historical Society Bibliographies on British and Irish History

The Royal Historical Society Bibliography is an authoritative guide to what has been written about British and Irish history from the Roman period to the present day. For a full record see:

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Anglo-Norman On-line Hub (Phase 1)

The Anglo-Norman Dictionary (AND) is the only serious attempt to present in its entirety the vocabulary of this form of French from which so much of modern English derives, and as such, it is a fundamental scholarly resource for the history of English, as well as of French, and of medieval society. The first edition of the AND dates back to 1947, considerably enlarged with new lexicographical data during the 1980's, the entries for A-E were the first to be marked up in xml between 2002 and 2004.

Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
Revision of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary (I-M)

The Anglo-Norman Dictionary (AND) is the only serious attempt to present in its entirety the vocabulary of this form of French from which so much of modern English derives, and as such, it is a fundamental scholarly resource for the history of English, as well as of French, and of medieval society. The first edition of the AND dates back to 1947, considerably enlarged with new lexicographical data during the 1980's, the entries for A-E were the first to be marked up in xml between 2002 and 2004.

Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
Revision of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary, F-H

The Anglo-Norman Dictionary (AND) is the only serious attempt to present in its entirety the vocabulary of this form of French from which so much of modern English derives, and as such, it is a fundamental scholarly resource for the history of English, as well as of French, and of medieval society. The first edition of the AND dates back to 1947, considerably enlarged with new lexicographical data during the 1980's, the entries for A-E were the first to be marked up in xml between 2002 and 2004.

Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
A critical edition of the poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym

An AHRC-funded project 2002-7 which produced a digital edition of the work of Dafydd ap Gwilym (a Welsh poet of the 14th century). The work consists of 171 poems, almost all of which survive in manuscripts between 100 and 200 years later than their original composition, and bear signs of textual corruption deriving from oral transmission. Original texts have been restored as far as possible (bearing in mind that the poet's compositions may not have had an entirely fixed form).

Modern Languages N/A 9 Apr 2015
Line by line bibliographical database of Wolfram von Eschenbach's 'Parzival' (Phase II)

The line-by-line bibliography database of secondary literature on Wolfram von Eschenbach's 'Parzival' is a novel concept in humanities research. It uses state-of-the-art computing techniques to fill a much-needed gap in Wolfram research, namely a detailed ‘commentary’ without text, however with copious subject indicators, to indicate the precise state of research on each line of this most important of medieval German poems.

Modern Languages N/A 9 Apr 2015
Breaking through rock art recording: three dimensional laser scanning of megalithic rock art

The project Breaking through rock art recording was led by Dr Diaz-Andreu(Durham University). It aims to test the novel technique of 3D laser scanning for the recording of prehistoric rock carvings. The main objectives were to assess the reliability, accuracy and precision of this technique for recording purposes and to evaluate its capacity to discover new carved motifs invisible to the naked eye.

Archaeology, History, Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
What is Black British Jazz? Routes, Ownership, Performance

The ‘Black British jazz’ project (BBJ) explores the emergence of a distinct tradition within British music. BBJ melds reggae, hiphop, African music and US jazz into a rich, and constantly developing set of sounds. In documenting this musical hybrid, the project touches on important issues for the study of music – the transmission of cultural values, the social context of musical forms, and frameworks of ownership that impact on musical communities.

History, Media, Music, Cultural Policy, Arts management and the creative industries N/A 9 Apr 2015
BBC North West regional news and documentary film 1966-1985: preservation and research access

A total of 687 regional programmes and nearly 1,000 (selected from over 15,000) news stories have been transferred from 16mm film originals to DigiBeta tape and DVD - making over 220 hours of material newly accessible. Anyone can view here at the North West Film Archive or material can be loaned to HE users on DVD for study elsewhere. Of the 16,000 stories in the BBC collection, around 1,600 (10%) have been transferred, and 160 (1%) have a brief sample clip attached.

Media N/A 9 Apr 2015
In Place of War: a research project on performance and war

In Place of War researches theatre and performance practice from sites of crisis and armed conflict. The database holds information on Conflicts; Organisations; Events; People; Interviews and Artefacts and the interactive maps allow users to browse this information by place. The first decade of the 21 st century has witnessed multiple wars and humanitarian crises - connected to the instabilities of economic globalization, historical political grievance, global structural inequity and new forms of ecological threat.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Portus Project

The Portus Project, directed by Simon Keay with Graeme Earl (University of Southampton) and Martin Millett (University of Cambridge), aims to answer major research questions about Portus, the port of imperial Rome. The Portus Project is a continuation of a successful research collaboration between the University of Southampton, the British School at Rome (BSR), the University of Cambridge and the Soprintendenza di Beni Archeologici di Ostia.

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015
The role of shell middens in the Mesolithic settlement of Western Scotland and the transition to the Neolithic: A technological study of chipped stone

The first people to live in Scotland arrived around 9000 years ago and lived by hunting and gathering within woodlands that had colonised the landscape after the end of the ice age and on the coasts where many resources including shellfish, fish, sea mammals and seaweed could be exploited. The principal type of Mesolithic evidence for archaeologists is the stone tools and the waste from their manufacture.

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015
Patterns of Reference and Networks of Authority: Classical and Biblical Citations and the Production of a new Canon in Early Modern Culture 1500-1800

The project examines patterns of citation within knowledge communities over time with the help of visualisations and web2.0 techniques. The initial test-bed for PoR are citations of Biblical and Classical texts in core texts of Early Modern Science.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
The excavation of WF16, a Pre-Pottery Neolithic A site in southern Jordan: acquiring new evidence for the origins of sedentary farming communities

WF16 is located in the spectacular Wadi Faynan area of Southern Jordan. The excavation will use a single context recording system (based on the MoLAS system) and will use a purpose built archaeological database (supplied by IADS York) to create an easily accessible site archive. Material remains at the site indicate that settlement occurred during the Pre Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA) period, with a suite of radiocarbon dates indicating occupation between 11,600 and 10,200 BP.

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015
Harmony and controversy in 17th-century scientific thought. John Wallis (1616-1703) on grammar, logic and music theory

This project is investigating questions concerning language, logic, musical theory and related topics in the writings and correspondence of John Wallis FRS (1616-703). It will produce critical editions of the correspondence and the non-mathematical works of one of the most fascinating figures in seventeenth-century England.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Post-socialist punk: Beyond the double irony of self-abasement (Resubmission)

Post-socialist punk’ is a historically and spatially comparative study of punk in Eastern Europe conducted by an international, collaborative team of researchers from the UK, Russia, Estonia and Croatia. A key output of the project is Rotten Beat - an electronic resource presenting high quality analysis and information about contemporary music scenes in Central, South Eastern and Eastern Europe as well as searchable archives of audio, textual and visual materials. This resource is due to go live in Spring 2010.

Music N/A 9 Apr 2015
Metaphor in Creative Sign Language

The proposed research project will investigate the metaphorical operations that contribute to the artistic effects of creative language in British Sign Language. The project aims to produce a large-scale corpus of signed poems and stories to be used in the analysis. The main research question will be: What are the unique features of metaphors in creative sign language? How do they manifest themselves in the visual-manual-spatial modality?

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Pioneer women: Early British Modern Dancers

The project centres on two archive collections held by the National Resource Centre for Dance which document the life and work of two British modern dancers Madge Atkinson and Ruby Ginner, whose significance to dance history has largely been over-looked. The project aims to write these women and their legacies back into history by undertaking vital work on the archives and in-depth research of their dance forms and cultural context while also working to enhance the collection and make it accessible by creating an electronic finding aid.

Dance Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
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