English Language and Literature

project: Making Britain: South Asian Visions of Home and Abroad (1870-1950)

The Making Britain Database launched in September 2010. It houses an annotated bibliography of selected materials relating to South Asian artists, writers, activists and organizations in Britain during the period 1870 to 1950. Britain has had a migrant South Asian population for over 350 years, since its early trading encounters with India. But the perception that a homogeneous British culture only began to diversify after the Second World War persists, and research into the South Asian diaspora in Britain has focused predominantly on this later, post-independence period. [read more]

project: 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. [read more]

project: 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. [read more]

event: Data Management Training for the Humanities - A Half-Day Workshop

22/07/2010 09:00
22/07/2010 14:00

Data Management Training for the Humanities is a half-day workshop to discuss how institutions might meet growing requirements for training in the management of research data within humanities research. The aim is to learn more about research data management training already taking place at UK universities, plans for such training, relevant scoping studies, and related experiences. [read more...]

Location

Oxford e-Research Centre 7 Keble Road
Oxford OX1 3QG
United Kingdom

project: The Relevance of the Major Scottish Collections of Printed Renaissance Drama to the Cultural History and Contemporary Reception of Shakespeare

The research is intended to develop and deepen our understanding of the significance of particular items in the libraries' holdings and the histories of the various individual collections that make up those holdings. This work will provide the basis for a major exhibition to be held at the National Library. [read more]

blog: London Churches, Part 3

"Inside, it's suddenly evening, suddenly quiet. Almost subterranean. Little glowing lights, opulent gloom. Big smooth pillars. Grey daylight gleaming weakly in the windows, seemingly a long way off, as if the outside world has gone faint and distant. The way it does when you're lying in hospital, wondering if you'll ever get back there. Like my Dad last year, that evening on the ward, my last visit." [read more...]

cfp: The Forgotten Voices of the Avant-Garde - Call for Papers

Closing Date: 
01/10/2010

A postgraduate conference co-organised and supported by the University of Leeds ( School of Modern Languages and Cultures), the University of Aberdeen (School of Language and Literature), and Queen’s University Belfast (Spanish and Portuguese Studies).

Part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Beyond Text Initiative, with funding from the Society for French Studies.

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Ruth Hemus, School of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Royal Holloway, University of London.

project: Bibliography of Scottish literature in translation; pre 1900 project (1)

The Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation (BOSLIT) is an online resource that offers an extensive and readily accessible source of information about Scottish literature in translation. With currently over 25,000 records, and steadily increasing, BOSLIT aims to serve the needs of academic researchers, writers and translators, libraries, schools, literature administrators and general readers. [read more]

project: From Goslar to Grasmere: Moving Through and Dwelling in Wordsworth's Manuscript Spaces

The project explores the potential of manuscript materials for two Wordsworth texts (early Prelude material and Home at Grasmere) which are both about the importance of place to the writing of poetry. The project has put the manuscript materials online and wants to open up an understanding of the relationship between actual physical place (today) and imagined, textual space in the content of the poem and the making of the manuscript. [read more]

project: The Letters of Bess of Hardwick

Elizabeth, countess of Shrewsbury (c.1522-1608), known as ‘Bess of Hardwick’, is one of Elizabethan England most famous figures. She is renowned for her reputation as an indomitable matriarch and dynast and perhaps best known as the builder of great stately homes like the magnificent Hardwick Hall and Chatsworth House. The story of her life as told to date takes little account of her more than 230 letters. The aim of the project is to make these letters accessible by producing a searchable, interactive online edition of all ca. [read more]
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