project: Pockets of history: production and consumption of women's tie-on pockets in Britain from 1690-1914

The project charts the production and consumption of women’s tie-on pockets in Britain over two centuries. These textile artefacts, familiar to Lucy Locket, were popular before the introduction of handbags in the later nineteenth century but are now largely unknown. Their capacious form, plain or decorated, and their varied contents exemplified everyday work, tastes, and skills of women across the social spectrum. They were made at home throughout the period by individuals for their own use and also manufactured commercially from the mid-18th century. [read more]

casestudy: The Drawbots Project: Computational Intelligence, Creativity and Cognition: a multidisciplinary investigation

The Drawbots project is using Evolutionary Robotics to attempt to understand the nature of creativity. The key question is 'what is the simplest robot that can be produced (using Evolutionary Robotics) whose behavior might be described as creative?' [read more...]

project: Conservation, cataloguing and indexing of journals held as part of the EMap archive

To catalogue and index the collection of British Trade journals and related ephemera which make up the EMap archive. Publishing the index of the articles and making them available through the Voyager database means that researchers anywhere within the world, with access to the internet, can discover what volumes and information are available within the archive and make an appointment to use them there or seek out the relevant volumes in other collections. [read more]

project: ICTGuides

The ICTGuides project is now incorporated within this project ( Two developments gave birth to the ICTGuides database: an increase in the use of ICT in arts and humanities research and an awareness that information on how ICT is used in arts-humanities research is not readily available online. [read more]

project: The Pompey Project: the evolution, structure and legacy of the Theatre of Pompey

The first scientific study of Rome’s first permanent theatre. Comprehensive documentation of all surviving remains, supplemented by new limited excavation at specific points targeted by our initial analysis. Creation of a definitive series of site-plans, sections, elevations keyed to a complete photographic record, and measured drawings. We have prepared an extensive archaeological register recording the details of every known artefact discovered on the site of the theatre complex for the past five centuries. [read more]

project: Adolphe Appia at Hellerau: Virtual Reconstructions and performances

Using both photographs of historic settings and original designs, virtual reality models were created of Appia's "rhythmic spaces", and their lighting and other properties. Mixed reality performance technology was used to integrate both video footage and live action into these virtual settings. In addition, a highly detailed VR model of the Hellerau Festspielhaus, where some of Appia's designs were realised for innovative performance, was created. Then, using historic photographs, sets recorded in archive photos were placed into the great hall at Hellerau, and lit under various conditions. [read more]
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