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Activated Space: the transformation of internal spaces to become audible and interactive

Activated Space is a proposal to develop and present a series of installations that alter an architectural space to allow its resonant frequencies to become audible and interactive. The proposal combines elements from sculpture, electronic media, music, architecture and acoustics.

research questions:

How can active listening be encouraged?
How does our awareness of acoustic surroundings influence our perceptions?
What happens if you magnify the sound of a room?

Media, Music, Architecture: History, Theory & Practice N/A 4 Jun 2015
Montréal l'avenir du passé (MAP)

Montréal l'avenir du passé (MAP) was established in 2000 to create an historical GIS research infrastructure for 19th and 20th century Montréal. We have digitized six highly detailed historical maps representing all buildings in the city for 1825, 1846, 1880, 1912, 1949 and 2000. The first three and last have been geo-referenced and we have successfully "peopled" them by linking at the street-scape (1846) or lot level (1880 & 2000) census returns, tax records, city directories and a wide variety of non-routinely generated sources.

History N/A 4 Jun 2015
Citation and Allusion in the Ars nova French Chanson and Motet: Memory, Tradition, and Innovation

This project undertakes the first detailed study of citation and allusion in the period c1340-1420 as expressed in the two genres at the cutting edge of musical style at the time, the motet and the chanson. Medieval composers had always demonstrated a readiness to exploit existing material in their creation of new works, nowhere more conspicuously than in the 13th-century motet.

Modern Languages, Music N/A 4 Jun 2015
Bridging the semantic gap in visual information retrieval

This project was conducted between 2004 and 2007 by a team drawn from the universities of Brighton and Southampton. It sought to bring new understandings and competencies to the problem of retrieving still images from within large, managed collections of such artefacts. The existence of a ‘semantic gap’ is a well-known limitation on the functionality of present-day visual image retrieval systems.

Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 4 Jun 2015
The Saint-Aubins' 'Book of Arses': The Livre de Caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises

The project is focussed on a highly unusual book of eighteenth-century caricatures, the 'Livre de caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises', composed between the 1740s and the 1770s by the Saint-Aubin brothers and associates.
The Project aims to digitise the volume (which contains 387 pages) and to place it on the web in the form of a critical edition.

Modern Languages, History N/A 4 Jun 2015
Dissenting academy libraries and their readers, 1720-1860

Dissenting Academy Libraries and their Readers, 1720-1860 is an innovative project which uses techniques from the digital humanities to study the history of libraries. The main objective of the project was to study the libraries of the dissenting academies, in particular what they reveal about the education offered to students and the impact that books had on students’ intellectual and religious development.

History, History of religion, Library studies N/A 4 Jun 2015
London's Past Online: a bibliography of Greater London's history

London's Past Online was established to create a searchable online database of books, articles and other published material relating to the Greater London area from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. The work was undertaken by a research team based at the Centre for Metropolitan History. Core data was taken from Heather Creaton's 'Bibliography of Printed Works on London History to 1939' (LAPL, 1994) and its unpublished supplement, and the bibliography from her 'Sources for the History of London 1939-45' (BRA, 1998).

Archaeology, Dance Studies, Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language and Literature, History, Law, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Media, Music, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 7 May 2015
Royal Historical Society Bibliographies on British and Irish History

The Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish history (now known as the Bibliography of British and Irish History and published by Brepols Publishers) is a database containing over 500,000 bibliographical records relating to British and Irish history, and to the British and Irish abroad, at all periods for which written evidence survives. The database aims to be as comprehensive as possible for publications since 1900, but includes some selected earlier material.

Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, English Language and Literature, History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 7 May 2015
Online searchable item level catalogue and sample digital surrogate of the Archigram archives

The Archigram Archival Project (AAP) is a major new research resources that makes the work of the seminal 1960s-70s British architectural group, Archigram, available free online for public viewing and academic study.

Architecture: History, Theory & Practice N/A 30 Apr 2015
North Sea Palaeolandscapes

North Sea Palaeolandscapes is a remarkable project utilizing 3D seismic data to generate models which will be of enormous value to the geological and archaeological community (as well as to the aggregate extraction industry). The University of Birmingham is the lead organisation and other contributing organizations include the University of Southampton, BGS (British Geological Survey), Petroleum Geo-Services, English Heritage, BMAPA (British Marine Aggregate Producers Association), Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund, TNO (Netherlands Institute of Applied Geoscience) and Tigress.

Archaeology, History N/A 30 Apr 2015

PARADISEC (the Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures) offers a facility for digital conservation and access for endangered materials from the Pacific region, defined broadly to include Oceania and East and Southeast Asia. Our research group has developed models to ensure that the archive can provide access to interested communities, and conforms with emerging international standards for digital archiving. We have established a framework for accessioning, cataloguing and digitising audio, text and visual material, and preserving digital copies.

Modern Languages, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Linguistics, Music N/A 30 Apr 2015
Transnational Communities: towards a sense of belonging

Using both participatory action research and arts practice the project explored a sense of belonging, place and emplacement with four transnational communities who are defined as refugees/asylum seekers/undocumented people (in Derby, Leicester, Loughborough and Nottingham). The Long Journey Home artists in exile group based in Nottingham explored these themes and created a series of works for exhibition. Other regional universities supported us with; exhibition space, staff support, supporting artists and communities.

Community Arts (including Art and Health) N/A 30 Apr 2015

Investigation into the roles of Art in Public Spaces including the Internet by means of applying the metonym 'Landscape/Cityscape' to the production of art. The work was intended to engage with debates about art in public places and offer new possibilities of looking at landscape. Eventually there emerged three main developments within the project: one that followed the plan towards a portable landscape laid out in the original Fellowship proposal; one in relation to internet- and computer-based works of art; and one that followed a philosophical dimension relating to fluid conditions.

Visual Arts N/A 30 Apr 2015
Medieval Warfare on the Grid: The Case of Manzikert

The Medieval Warfare on the Grid project (MWGrid) employs e-science methods and tools to support historical research into logistics of medieval war. The battle of Manzikert (modern Malazgirt, Turkey) in 1071, between the Byzantine Empire and the Seljuk Turks, is the subject of this investigation. This key event, which paved the way for Turkish settlement in eastern Anatolia, has been previously studied through comparative historical analysis. However, due to limited sources and the lack of comprehensive analytical methods, its logistics remain a subject of speculation.

Archaeology N/A 30 Apr 2015
Typology of Anonymous and Pseudepigraphic Jewish Literature in Antiquity, c. 200 BCE to c. 700 CE

The first aim of our project was to work out the procedure, terminology and theoretical framework for a new description of literary features of ancient Jewish texts. This has resulted in a systematic generic Inventory of all structurally important features to be found in the anonymous or pseudepigraphic ancient Jewish literature, insofar as they are complete. We do however make some exceptions for the large Dead Sea Scrolls, which are therefore included in the descriptions and contribute to the Inventory.

Classics and Ancient History, Law, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 30 Apr 2015

HESTIA provides a new approach towards conceptions of space in the ancient world, supported by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Combining a variety of different methods, it examines the ways in which space is represented in Herodotus' History, in terms of places mentioned and geographic features described. It develops visual tools to capture the 'deep' topological structures of the text, extending beyond the usual two-dimensional Cartesian maps of the ancient world.

Classics and Ancient History N/A 30 Apr 2015
Performance as a medium of learning in museums and at heritage sites - an investigation

The PERFORMANCE, LEARNING AND HERITAGE research project is an investigation into the uses and impact of performance as a medium of learning in museums and at historic sites. The Centre for Applied Theatre Research (CATR) undertook research into the increasing and varied use being made of theatre and other drama-based activity as interpretive tools with visitors to museums and historic sites - an expanding but relatively under-researched field of performance practice.

Drama and Theatre Studies, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Cultural Policy, Arts management and the creative industries N/A 30 Apr 2015
Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music

Aims to promote the study of music as performance through a specific focus on recordings. Its activities include a major discographic project, seminars and research projects.

Traditionally, music has been studied as a text reproduced in performance - almost as if it were an obscure kind of literature. By placing performance at the centre of musicology - by promoting a musicology based on recordings and not just scores - CHARM aims to reduce the gulf between musicology and the listener. CHARM addresses three fundamental problems:

Music N/A 30 Apr 2015
Jonathan Swift Archive

The Jonathan Swift Archive makes available a searchable, digitized collection of texts of Swift’s prose from a great variety of early editions. The texts collected in the archive are documentary transcriptions of Swift's writings as they appear in their original printed editions. The aim has been to include first editions, and, wherever there has been authorial correction, emendation, revision, or alteration to the text in subsequent lifetime editions, to add transcriptions of these later witnesses.

English Language and Literature N/A 30 Apr 2015
Musicians of Britain and Ireland 1900-1950

The project provides recordings of performances by British and Irish musicians made between 1900 and 1950. owing to changes in company policy in the 1930s, their work was gradually excluded and mush of it forgotten. MBI is accessible through an attractive online search interface that also gives access to the complete recorded output of the AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (CHARM).

Music N/A 30 Apr 2015
Cultures of the Lusophone Black Atlantic (CLBA )

An investigation of the cultural expressions of, and responses to, the history of the black diaspora within the Lusophone Atlantic triangle; that is, the transnational movements of people and traditions, the dialogues and exchanges that have occurred between the societies of Portugal, Africa and Brazil from the beginning of the slave trade until the present day.

Modern Languages, History, Linguistics N/A 30 Apr 2015
AsChart: Anglo-Saxon Charters (AsChart )

The project aimed to provide historians with new ways of interrogating Anglo-Saxon charters and it resulted in the publication of charters written in Anglo-Saxon England before A.D. 900. The project explored the benefits of using an XML markup model based on the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines and specifically tailored to the requirements of historians or literary scholars interested in Anglo-Saxon charters.

History N/A 30 Apr 2015
Early Modern Spain (EMS )

In 2004, the Centre for Computing in the Humanities began a pilot project in collaboration with the Department of Spanish and Spanish-American studies at King’s College London to explore the extent to which some of the traditional scholarly research activities associated with an academic department could be represented using an XML-based architecture.

English Language and Literature, Modern Languages, History N/A 30 Apr 2015
Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica (IRCyr)

The project aims to assemble an online corpus of all the material gathered by Prof Joyce Reynolds during her numerous visits to Libya. The project consists in the digitisation of some 2000 inscriptions from Roman Cyrenaica, nearly a third of which have never previously been published. The new corpus will be presented as a series of documents; but it will also link to an online map of Roman Cyrenaica, being prepared as part of the Pleiades project (

Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History N/A 30 Apr 2015
Sharing Ancient Wisdoms (SAWS)

The aim of the project is to use new technology to present and analyse the tradition of wisdom literatures in Greek and Arabic. Throughout antiquity and the middle ages collections of wise or useful sayings were created and circulated, as a practical response to the cost and inaccessibility of full texts in a manuscript age; the project will focus on those which collected moral and social advice. The compilation of these collections formed a crucial route by which ideas of reasonable behaviour and good conduct were disseminated over a huge area, and over many centuries.

Classics and Ancient History, Modern Languages, History, Philosophy N/A 30 Apr 2015
Between Magna Carta and the Parliamentary State: the Fine Rolls of King Henry III 1248-1272

A fine in the reign of King Henry III (1216–1272) was an agreement to pay the king a sum of money for a specified concession. The rolls on which the fines were recorded provide the earliest systematic evidence of what people and institutions across society wanted from the king and he was prepared to give. Surviving in almost continuous sequence from 1199, they are preserved in The National Archives at Kew, one for each regnal year.

History, Law N/A 30 Apr 2015
Monastic Wales

In an attempt to identify more firmly Wales's place on the monastic map of Europe, this new large-scale project seeks to establish a comprehensive monastic history of medieval Wales, the findings of which will be made available to scholars and students, as well as the wider public, both electronically and in print. This will include monasteries and houses of Canons which were active in Wales for some or all of the period from the late eleventh century until the Suppression of the religious houses in the sixteenth century.

Archaeology, History, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 30 Apr 2015
1641 Depositions

The aim of this three-year project (2007-2010) is to transcribe and digitise the ‘1641 Depositions’, a unique historical source housed in the TCD Library, The collection comprises some 3,100 personal statements, in which mainly protestant men and women of all classes told of their experiences at the outbreak of the rebellion by the catholic Irish in 1641. This material, collected by government-appointed commissioners over the course of a decade, runs to approximately 19,000 pages.

History N/A 30 Apr 2015
Interpreting The Bible and its Visual Expression Within the Cultural Landscape of Wales 1825-1975

The Imaging the Bible in Wales Research Project seeks to record a wide range of artwork from Wales during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that depicts biblical scenes and characters. The Bible has played a vital role in the religious and cultural life of Wales, and the project seeks to interpret the social, political and theological issues that the artworks raise.

History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies, Community Arts (including Art and Health) N/A 30 Apr 2015
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey (Parts 1-4: 1791-1815)

Loved and loathed in equal measures by his contemporaries, the poet, biographer, historian and social and cultural critic Robert Southey (1774-1843) was one of the most public and controversial figures in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Britain. The Collected Letters will make it possible for scholars to access for the first time his complete surviving correspondence.

English Language and Literature, History N/A 30 Apr 2015
Early English Laws

The project aims to edit or re-edit and translate all 138 early English legal codes, edicts and treatises produced up to the time of Magna Carta 1215, and to provide each with an introduction and full commentary on all aspects of the texts, language and law.

History, Law N/A 30 Apr 2015
Digitisation of the National Archives' Calendars of State Papers through British History Online

This project completed the digitisation of the National Archives' Calendars of State Papers, a key resource for historians of England in the early modern period. The IHR had already been funded by The Andrew W Mellon Foundation to digitise and publish the Calendars of State Papers, Domestic (1547-1704, 1760-75) and those for Scotland and Ireland.

History N/A 30 Apr 2015
Digitisation and Access Enhancement of the Tibetan Dunhuang Manuscripts at the British Library

"Following extensive excavations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, tens of thousands of manuscripts, paintings, textiles and other artefacts dating from 100 BC - AD 1200 were found in the Library Cave at Dunhuang and at numerous other ancient Silk Road cities, temples and tombs in the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts. These constitute a fragile but very rich source of information about religion, art, history, politics, trade, science, culture and social life on the Eastern Silk Road around the first millennium AD.

History, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 30 Apr 2015
Sound and Metre in Italian Medieval and Renaissance Narrative Verse

An on-line database containing an exact, detailed and systematic representation of the sound and metre of the major narrative poems of the Italian Middle Ages and Renaissance. The database provides a firm evidence base for the analysis, comparison and interpretation of specific structures, and combinations of structures, across a substantial corpus of related poetic texts. It also aims to develop and test the capacity of computer-based processes to serve the purposes of literary scholarship.

Modern Languages N/A 30 Apr 2015
History in the Making: preparation of a genetic edition, dataset and hypertext of Part III, Chapter 1 of Flaubert's L'Education Sentimentale

L’Éducation sentimentale has long been viewed as a novel of major significance in the canon of nineteenth-century fiction. Of particular interest is its depiction of the major historical events of the period in which it is set, the period 1840-51. By far the richest section in the novel from a historical point of view is Part III, Chapter I, which depicts the February Revolution, the political clubs that sprouted in its wake, and the prelude to and aftermath of the June Days.

Modern Languages N/A 30 Apr 2015
The Anglo-Norman On-line Hub

Phase 1 of the Anglo-Norman On-Line Hub project (2002-2004), funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board under its Resource Enhancement Scheme, had the following aims and objectives:

to open up for on-line access significant resources that will advance research into the languages and society of medieval Britain and support university courses across a wide areas of medieval studies;

to develop, evaluate, deploy and propagate XML-based technologies that will be of service in many areas of Humanities computing worlwide.

Modern Languages, History, Law, Linguistics N/A 30 Apr 2015
A historical corpus of the Welsh language

The Historical Corpus of the Welsh Language 1500-1850 is a collection of Welsh texts from the period 1500-1850 in an electronic format. It is the result of a project to encode Welsh texts of the period funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB Resource Enhancement Award RE11900) in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Cambridge between 2001 and 2004. The project's Principle Investigator was David Willis, while Ingo Mittendorf was the project's Research Associate.

Modern Languages, Linguistics N/A 30 Apr 2015
Digital Mishnah Project

The Digital Mishnah Project aims to create a born digital edition of the Mishnah providing transcription of witnesses, alignment of variant readings, tools for statistical study of relationships among the texts (including stemmatology). In collaboration with other projects it will also provide morphological analysis of lexical items and aligned translation.

Social history, Textual Criticism, Jewish Studies General digital humanities consulting, Programming, Proofreading 22 Apr 2015
Dissenting Academies Online: Database and Encyclopedia 1660-1860

The Database and Encyclopedia is a major digital resource for the study of the dissenting academies in the British Isles from 1660 to 1860. When complete it will contain historical accounts of individual academies, biographical articles about leading tutors, and biographical data for thousands of students educated at the academies over two centuries. It also provides the most comprehensive guide to archival sources for the study of dissenting academies ever created. Academy history articles provide authoritative institutional histories based on primary sources.

History, History of religion, History of Education N/A 14 Apr 2015
Private Books for Educational Use - the Formation of the Northern Congregational College Library

The Northern Congregational College Project makes available in digital form the Catalogue of the Library of the Lancashire Independent College, Manchester (1885) and details of the 2,400 surviving books from the library of the Northern Congregational College, formed in 1958 from the amalgamation of two major Congregational colleges founded in the nineteenth century, Lancashire Independent College and Yorkshire United Independent College. In 1984 the Northern Congregational College became Northern College (United Reformed and Congregational).

History, History of religion, Library studies N/A 14 Apr 2015
CESAR IMAGES: a searchable online repository of French theatre images 1600-1800

The primary aim was to produce a single, coherent listing of all known theatre and related performances in France between 1600 and 1800, searchable by date, title, location, genre and by the names of the people involved in whatever capacity. The database was to have an interactive web interface. The second aim was to make the entire structure bi-directional, i.e. to take advantage of the same web interface to permit members of the international scholarly community, after a simple registration procedure, to annotate, comment upon, extend and correct any field in the database.

Modern Languages N/A 9 Apr 2015
Unlocking Historic Landscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean

This research will make a step towards unlocking the history of Mediterranean landscapes by the application of a proven methodology pioneered in British landscape studies. We will map and analyse the historic landscape of terraces, fields, lanes and rural settlements that are typical of the eastern Mediterranean, and attempt to understand them in their historical context. The long-term history of the eastern Mediterranean shows that there are many different ways similar landscapes and environments can be inhabited and structured.

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015
The development of the Celtic Coin Index

The British Celtic Coin Index provides online access to all the records of archaeological finds from 1961 to 2001, allowing access to over 28,000 records and images of British Celtic coins. The original Celtic Coin Index at Oxford was organized by Celtic Coin Index number, a unique identification number indicating the year and order in which each specimen was catalogued. When Hooker & Perron built the Celtic Coin Index Online, they wanted the records to be easier to find, so they organized them within their own context.

N/A 9 Apr 2015
Greece and Rome at the Fitzwilliam Museum

The project is a collaboration between the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Department of Classics at Cambridge to redisplay the Greek and Roman collections in the light of new research findings and scholarly approaches to the study of objects. The display will incorporate labels, panels, a map and timeline; there will also be a series of hand-held information boards for use in the gallery, which will introduce some of the underlying themes that can be pursued in various areas of the room.

Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Connecting Historical Authorities with Linked data, Indices Contexts and Entities

CHALICE seeks to build an RDF gazetteer of location entities extracted from the digitized selections of the volumes of the English Place Name Survey. CHALICE should be a fun challenge in an as yet under-explored research area of historic text mining – tuning grammar rules to do markup that can then be used to train machine learning recognisers, and comparing the results.

History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
Heritage in Hospitals: An investigation of the therapeutic and enrichment potential of object handling in hospitals and other healthcare organisations

How does museum object handling affect wellbeing and recovery? Are patients in healthcare environments an appropriate audience for museums? Can the impact of handling sessions on patient wellbeing be measured? UCL Museums & Collections and University College London Hospitals have set out to answer these questions in the research project Heritage in Hospitals. With project partners, we are conducting research which for the first time will investigate the effect of handling museum objects on hospital patients’ wellbeing.

Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
ShipShape: solid modelling and visualisation of the Newport Medieval Ship from 3D digital record

The Newport Ship, discovered in 2002, is the most substantial medieval ship found in Britain in modern times. Since its recovery, the thousands of timbers making up the find have been recorded using 3-dimensional recording arms to produce a digital record of the ship's structural elements. The reconstruction will involve using laser sintering to produce an exact 1:10 scale model of the ship. Research outputs will also include enhanced website information, journal articles and conference papers and the creation an exhibition in collaboration with Newport Museum and Heritage Service.

Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Beaker isotope project: mobility, migration and diet in the British Early Bronze Age

Were the `Beaker people´ immigrants or indigenous to prehistoric Britain? Nineteenth century antiquarian barrow-diggers observed that the wide-headed (brachycephalic) skulls of Beaker burials were distinguishable from the narrow (dolichocephalic) skulls within Neolithic long barrows, and attributed these to different populations. Since then, theories of a migrant `Beaker folk´ have been contested by alternative theories which interpret the distinctive material culture as part of a Europe-wide `Beaker package´ or cultural pattern adopted by local communities.

Archaeology N/A 9 Apr 2015
The Rural History Centre Library cataloguing project: assimilating the MAFF Library

The library of the Museum of English Rural Life is the national library for the history of farming, food and the countryside. During 2002 the library was able to enhance significantly its collections through the donation by DEFRA's library of:
• about 250 shelf metres of periodicals, dating from between the late eighteenth and late twentieth centuries
• the Fussell collection of 600 classic farming texts from about 1750 onwards
• a large collection of parliamentary papers and royal commission reports from the mid-nineteenth century onwards

History N/A 9 Apr 2015
Wars of Liberation, Wars of Decolonisation: The Rhodesian Army Archive Project

The Rhodesian Army Archive project was set up by the University of the West of England, Bristol, in September 2006, with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, to catalogue the extensive collection of papers and other materials from the Rhodesian Army Archive, which is held by the Empire & Commonwealth Museum in Bristol. The archive was deposited in uncatalogued boxes at the Museum. However, despite this richness of material, there was no way of locating specific documents, and no organising principle behind the boxes.

History N/A 9 Apr 2015