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Cataloguing and electronic access to archives of British mathematical and physical scientists

As part of its wider programme of preserving the original source materials for the history of science, the NCUACS is cataloguing and making accessible the archives of 11 major figures in the mathematical and physical sciences.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Medieval Petitions: A catalogue of exchequer, chancery and gascon petitions in the national archives

The series 'Ancient Petitions' in The National Archives: Public Record Office consists of over 17,500 petitions presented to the English crown, most of them dating between the thirteenth and the fifteenth centuries.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts, Online

Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online is a three-year (2006-2009) AHRC-funded Resource Enhancement Project, based in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge.

We are constructing a digital archive of manuscript miscellanies and commonplace books from the period c. 1450-1720; our website will provide unrestricted public access to these images. We will also develop and publish a set of online pedagogical and research resources supporting late medieval and early modern manuscript studies.

English Language and Literature, History N/A 9 Apr 2015
The lexis of cloth and clothing in Britain c. 700 - 1450: origins, identification, contexts and change

At the centre of the Project is the assembly and examination of textiles/clothing lexis in the early languages of Britain (Old and Middle English; Welsh, Old Irish, and minor Celtic languages; Anglo-Norman/French, Medieval Latin, Anglo-Norse), investigating the genesis and subsequent development of the vocabulary. The material will be published as a searchable database which is in effect an inter-language dictionary. Terms and their citations from both documentary and literary texts will be analysed in awareness of surviving textiles/dress accessories and graphic images in medieval art.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
In Transition: Selected Poems by the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

In Transition: Selected Poems by the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven is an electronic edition of poetry by the Dadaist artist, performer, and poet Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. This scholarly edition comprises digital surrogates and transcriptions of multiple manuscript versions of twelve poems by Freytag-Loringhoven. Work on this digital edition began as part of the dissertation entitled "The Makings of Digital Modernism" by Tanya Clement.

English Language and Literature N/A 9 Apr 2015
A scholarly digital edition of Codex Sinaiticus, published on the internet

This project has created a full scholarly digital edition of Codex Sinaiticus, one of the two oldest Greek Bibles and the oldest complete New Testament, arguably the most important of all surviving ancient manuscripts. It is part of a larger project to bring together all surviving leaves of the manuscript, divided among four different countries, into a virtual whole, and to provide access at every level from the general reader to the most advanced scholar.

Classics and Ancient History, History, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Online Chopin Variorum Edition (OCVE)

OCVE began as an eighteen-month pilot study, from May 2003 to October 2004. Its aim was to explore the potential of technology to trascend the limitations of a traditional printed variorum edition. The research exploited emerging technical capacities for text/image comparison as well as recent musicological advances in cognate projects such as Chopin's First Editions Online and the Annotated catalogue of Chopin's First Editions (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Music N/A 9 Apr 2015

JainPedia will be a free world-leading resource on the web. It offers translations and transcriptions of selected texts and a wealth of contextual information about the Jain religion and its host society in India.
The JainPedia team is leading the digitisation of approximately 4,000 pages of the thousands of jain manuscripts and Jain objects in the United Kingdom. The involvement of eminent academics and volunteers from the Jain community in the project highlights how the expertise and enthusiasm of different groups can work together to produce a valuable resource for all.

Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Mapping performance culture: Nottingham 1857-1867

This project investigates the performance culture of Nottingham, 1857-1867. In a key collaboration between theatre history and geographical information science it will develop an intuitive interactive map and research database, which will layer social, cultural and economic data onto a spatial representation of the town.

Drama and Theatre Studies, History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Digitisation of the South Asian oral history archive

The Centre of South Asian Studies won a Resource Enhancement Grant from the AHRC to begin the digitisation of its oral history collections. There are around 300 recordings in this collection, mostly held on audio cassette, with some reel-to-reel tape recordings as well. The project was completed in 2009 - the interviews, transcripts and various search functions are now available on the Centre of South Asian Studies' website.

Modern Languages, History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Computer Art and Technocultures (CAT): evaluating the Patric Prince Collection in the Digital Age

The partners will examine the development of computer-based art from the late 1970s to the 1990s. The basis of our research will be the collection of artworks, publications and ephemera assembled by Patric Prince, an American art historian who comprehensively chronicled the nascent Computer Art scene. Project staff will document and evaluate the Patric Prince Collection’s contents, using it to establish a framework for understanding the medium in its art historical, cultural and technological context.

History, Visual Arts N/A 9 Apr 2015
Autonomous Morphology in Diachrony: comparative evidence from the Romance languages

The Romance verb reveals some seemingly nonsensical, but diachronically and geographically recurrent, patterns in its paradigmatic structure, which show remarkable diachronic robustness, self-reinforcement and self-replication. The recurrent but autonomously morphological structures presupposed by such changes furnish crucial diachronic corroboration for the notion of ‘morphomes’ as elaborated by M. Aronoff (Morphology By Itself 1994), and in general for the importance of ‘inferential-realizational’ strategies in acquisition and language change (see G. Stump Inflectional Morphology 2000).

Modern Languages, Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015

19 is the first scholarly, refereed web journal dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary study in the long nineteenth century. Based at Birkbeck College, under the general editorship of Professor Hilary Fraser (Geoffrey Tillotson Chair, Birkbeck College, University of London), 19 aims to extend the activities of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies by making the high quality, original scholarship presented at its regular conferences, symposia and other events available to an international audience.

English Language and Literature N/A 9 Apr 2015
Mapping Medieval Chester

The project asks questions about Chester as a city on the (often troubled) border between England and Wales, and about how different medieval inhabitants imagined and represented the urban space around them. A key aspect of the project is to integrate geographical and literary mappings of the medieval city using cartographic and textual sources and using these to understand more how about urban landscapes in the Middle Ages were interpreted and navigated by local inhabitants.

English Language and Literature N/A 9 Apr 2015
Schenker Documents Online

The twentieth century's leading theorist of tonal music, Heinrich Schenker produced a series of innovative studies and editions between 1903 and 1935 and left behind a voluminous archive of correspondence, diaries and lessonbooks. Edited in near-diplomatic transcription and with English translations, these materials form the core of the edition, supported by additional documents relating to his life, and a set of "profiles" of people, places and organizations with which he came into contact.

Music N/A 9 Apr 2015

TEXTvre will support the complete lifecycle of research in e-humanities textual studies by providing researchers with advanced services to process and analyse research texts that are held in formally managed, metadata-rich institutionally-based repositories. The access and analysis of textual research data will be supported by annotation and retrieval technology and will provide services for every step in the digital research life cycle.

Classics and Ancient History, English Language and Literature, Modern Languages, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Linking and Querying Ancient Texts (LaQuAT)

The LaQuAT (Linking and Querying Ancient Texts) project investigated technologies for providing integrated SQL-based views of diverse data resources related to classical archaeology, specifically containing epigraphic and papyrological material. These resources were quite heterogeneous in terms of standards and structure, comprising two relational databases with different schemas, and an XML-based corpus; they are hosted by different institutions in different countries, and are the outputs of divergent research communities.

Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
DARIAH: Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities

Supporting and enhancing digitially enabled research.

The Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) aims to develop and maintain an infrastructure in support of ICT-based research practices across the arts and humanities, acting as a trusted intermediary between disciplines and domains. DARIAH is working with communities of practice to:

Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Dance Studies, Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language and Literature, Modern Languages, History, Law, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Linguistics, Media, Music, Philosophy, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies, Architecture: History, Theory & Practice, Community Arts (including Art and Health), Cultural Policy, Arts management and the creative industries, Visual Arts, Design N/A 9 Apr 2015
Modernist Magazines: A critical and cultural history

The critic Michael Levenson warned that "A coarsely understood modernism is at once an historical scandal and a contemporary disability". The Modernist Magazine Project aims to refine and enhance the record through the production of a scholarly resource and comprehensive critical and cultural history of modernist magazines in the period 1880-1945. So-called 'little magazines' were small, independent publishing ventures committed to new and experimental work. Literally hundreds of such magazines flourished in this period, providing an indispensable forum for modernist innovation and debate.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Cinema Authorship of Lindsay Anderson

The principal aim of this project is to evaluate Lindsay Anderson’s claim to the status of authorship by comparing his private thoughts about his work with (a) his public statements about the extent and nature of his achievements; and (b) the way his ideas were received by the various publics to which they were addressed.

Media N/A 9 Apr 2015
Leeds Poetry 1950-1980

Leeds University Library holds extensive archives (including original manuscripts, correspondence and tape-recordings) relating to poets working at or connected with the University between 1950 and 1980. As a whole, these resources bear witness to a vibrant regional literary culture centred on the University in the post-war period, and have much to offer scholars, historians, and readers of modern English poetry.

Modern Languages N/A 9 Apr 2015
High Throughput Humanities e-Research (HiTHeR) and FReSH (Forging Restful Services for e-Humanities)

High Throughput Humanities e-Research (HiTHeR) aimed to create a prototype system for analysing the Nineteenth Century Serials Edition (NCSE) corpus. The NCSE contains around 430,000 articles that originally appeared in roughly 3,500 issues of six 19th Century periodicals.

Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Thomas Gray Archive

The Thomas Gray Archive is a long-term research effort dedicated to studying the life and work of eighteenth-century poet and letter-writer Thomas Gray (1716-1771). The Archive strives to preserve and to make accessible a comprehensive corpus of high-quality, electronic primary sources and secondary materials.

English Language and Literature N/A 9 Apr 2015
18th-Century Parliamentary Papers

During the eighteenth century the British Parliament ruled over one of the most powerful nations on earth. The matters it debated ranged from the minutely personal, such as individual divorce cases or family financial affairs, through the local, for example the construction or roads or harbours, to matters of the most central national importance, like electoral reform, wars and treaties, catholic emancipation or law and order.

History, Law N/A 9 Apr 2015
Integrating Digital Papyrology (IDP)

Among humanistic fields, papyrology is notably well provided with digital resources for access to primary texts, metadata, and images of the papyri, ostraca, and tablets preserved in Greek, Latin, Arabic, various forms of ancient Egyptian, and several other languages. Over the past couple of years the two most important digital papyrological projects based in North America, the Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS) and the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri (DDbDP) have developed plans for integrating and sustaining the two projects.

Classics and Ancient History, Modern Languages, Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
Henslowe Alleyn Digitisation Project (HADP )

Edward Alleyn was the Elizabethan actor-manager who founded Dulwich College; with his father-in-law Philip Henslowe he ran several of the most successful acting companies of Shakespeare's time, including the Lord Admiral's Men, and expanded a number of London theatres, among them the Rose. The Henslowe-Alleyn Archive (held at at Dulwich College) consists of over 2000 pages of fragile manuscripts comprising the most important extant archive of material relating to drama and performance in the early modern period.

Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language and Literature, History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Southern Cross Resource Finder (SCRF)

The Southern Cross Resource Finder (SCRF) is a web-based resource that enables users to discover collections from libraries, archives and museums which hold resources useful for the study of Australia and/or New Zealand. It has been produced by and is maintained by the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College London.

Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (Phase II: Enhancing Stained Glass Studies)

The Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA) is an international survey of stained glass. CVMA in Great Britain has so far published one hundred printed volumes to date in addition to the online publications which include a substantial image archive; a prototype digital publication of the stained glass in Norfolk; and an online magazine called 'Vidimus' (available at

History, Architecture: History, Theory & Practice, Community Arts (including Art and Health) N/A 9 Apr 2015
Nineteenth Century Serials Edition

A three year Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project, ncse seeks to achieve two key objectives:

English Language and Literature, History, Linguistics, Media N/A 9 Apr 2015
English Episcopal Acta

The project's purpose is to edit and publish copies of all English episcopal acta - that is, bishops’ charters and documents - from 1066 to 1300 or until the beginning of bishops’ registers in each diocese; and to make them available both in print and electronically.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Jane Austen's holograph fiction manuscripts: a digital and print resource

Jane Austen's fiction manuscripts are the first significant body of holograph evidence for any British novelist. They represent every stage of her writing career and a variety of physical states: working drafts, fair copies, and handwritten publications for private circulation. The manuscripts were held in a single collection until 1845, when at her sister Cassandra's death they were dispersed.

English Language and Literature N/A 9 Apr 2015
Stonehenge Riverside Project

The Stonehenge Riverside Project was initiated in 2003 with the overall aim of better understanding Stonehenge within its changing monumental and natural landscape context, especially through investigation of the hypothesis that Stonehenge (in its Phase 3) formed one half of a larger complex as a stone circle associated with the dead, in contrast to a timber circle associated with the living at Durrington Walls.

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015
Codeswitching and convergence in Welsh: a universal versus a typological approach

"A corpus of spoken Welsh and Welsh-English code-switching is available to researchers as part of the Talkbank database. It consists of about 2.5 hours of recordings of informal conversations involving groups or pairs of speakers in North-West Wales and about 2.5 hours of excerpts from BBC Radio Cymru programmes. The data can be used for research on Welsh-English code-switching as well as general research on spoken Welsh.

Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
Revised on-line edition of A Linguistic Atlas of Late Mediaeval English

The aim of the present project is to make A LINGUISTIC ATLAS OF LATE MEDIAEVAL ENGLISH, an indispensable reference tool to scholars working on the language and literature of the Middle English period, more accessible and flexible as an interactive website (e-LALME). E-LALME will be available to every user from their own desktop and will be linked to a Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English (LAEME) and a Linguistic Atlas of Older Scots (LAOS).

Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
Londoners and the Law: pleadings in the court of common pleas 1399-1509

The project seeks to answer the question: why and how did 15th-century Londoners make use of the royal court of common pleas at Westminster? It will track and analyse the litigation brought both by and against Londoners in the common pleas over the course of the period 1399-1509, and use the data gathered to answer a series of questions that will significantly enlarge our understanding go how the law was regarded and employed both in London, and more widely in late medieval England.

History, Law N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (1700-1945)

The Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (1700-1945) project will provide an evidence-based platform for a new account of the development of Modern Scots and Scottish English. It will create a major research resource, namely a publicly available, digitised archive of texts in language varieties ranging from Broad Scots to Scottish Standard English. This corpus will provide the 'missing link' between the Helsinki Corpus of Older Scots and its related projects (1375-1700) and the Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech (1945-present day; ).

English Language and Literature, Linguistics N/A 9 Apr 2015
The complete work of Charles Darwin online

Darwin Online is by far the largest Darwin publication in history. It contains over 40,000 pages of searchable text and 130,000 electronic images. This site contains at least one exemplar of all known Darwin publications, reproduced to the highest scholarly standards, both as searchable text and electronic images of the originals.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
An English/Greek terminology for the structures and materials of Byzantine and Greek bookbinding

Research problem:
To compile a definitive bilingual glossary to describe Byzantine/Greek bookbindings by combining both the existing partial and conflicting terminologies and the new terms necessitated by the St. Catherine's library survey.

Aims and objectives:
The overall objective of the project is the production of a bilingual glossary to describe the structure and materials of Byzantine/Greek bookbinding. Several secondary aims must be achieved for the project to be successful. These are:

History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Transmitting Craft Knowledge: Eliciting and passing on the skills of craft masters with the help of interactive media

Development and evaluation of a digital resource for craftspeople learning traditional knifemaking techniques. The aim is to validate and demonstrate pronciples of craft knowledge transmission developed in earlier research.

Media, Community Arts (including Art and Health) N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Correspondence of Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737-1814)

Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737–1814) was a major figure of the late Enlightenment in France, author of the best-selling novel Paul et Virginie (1788) which was first published as part of a much longer philosophical text, the Études de la Nature (1784).

Modern Languages N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles

The Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles is an independent Centre situated within Goldsmiths, University of London. Our mission is to become a leading international Resource and Research Centre for the study, promotion and dissemination of the collections we hold. We aim to capitalize on our unique position as the only Research and Resource Centre within a University environment that exclusively documents, promotes and fosters the pioneering history of textiles at Goldsmiths from the 1940s to the present day.

Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Design N/A 9 Apr 2015
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