Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies

project: Buddhist Death Rituals of Southeast Asia and China

Aims and objectives We aim to establish a pattern of text and ritual for the Theravada countries of South and Southeast Asia concentrating on the death rites. [read more]

project: 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. [read more]

blog: 21st Century Cognitive Periplus

Developed in the UK during the early 1980s, Hodges’ model (h2cm) is a conceptual framework that is person-centred and situation based. In structure it combines two axes to create four care (knowledge) domains (as per figures 1 and 2). Academics and practitioners in many fields create models that help support theory and practice (Wilber, 2000). Models act as a memory jogger and guide. [read more...]

project: 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. [read more]

project: Digital catalogue of illuminated manuscripts in the Western Collections of the British Library (DigCIM)

The Project provides catalogue descriptions and images of illuminated manuscripts in the British Library's collection on a collection-by-collection basis. Thus far, entries for illuminated manuscripts in all of the Library's collections are available online and can be found via the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts website at: Work on the Royal collection is in progress, funded by a further AHRC grant (see the entry for the Royal project). [read more]

project: The corpus of Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture

The aim of this project is to publish catalogues of all the Anglo-Saxon carved stones, fully illustrated by high quality photographs, with general discussions concerning their relationships and significance, and full bibliographic references. Initially the regional volumes are published by the British Academy, but when the volumes are no longer in the Academy list they are published in shortened form on the internet. [read more]

project: Representing and enacting knowledge about producing Tibetan text-critical editions

This project aimed to advance our understanding of the processes of the textual criticism and editing of canonical and other Classical Tibetan texts - including the basic task of rendering them readable at all. These mainly ancient materials are undoubtedly of the very highest possible scholarly interest, but without intensive modern scholarship in most instances remain partially or completely incomprehensible because of accumulated errors in copying, as they have been for many centuries. [read more]

project: English Monastic Archives: Access and Analysis

The project aims to provide a powerful tool for research on medieval English history by analysing documents generated by English monasteries with the help of databases. The questions the project addressed are: What properties (manors, churches and chapels) did each monastery own? How many monastic properties can be found in each county, and which houses, of which orders, owned them? What genres of documents did monasteries produce? How many documents in each genre have survived? Where are they to be found? How many documents of each type did each individual monastery produce? [read more]
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