University of St Andrews

project: Geographies of Orthodoxy: mapping the English-Pseudo-Bonaventuran Lives of Christ, c. 1350-1550

Geographies of Orthodoxy offers a new account of an English devotional phenomenon and affective literary tradition usually characterised as ‘pseudo-Bonaventuran’ by modern commentators. Geographies of Orthodoxy proposes to examine and make openly accessible through the latest electronic means the entire material remains of the anglophone pseudo-Bonaventuran tradition. [read more]

project: The Universal Short Title Catalogue: an analytical bibliography of all books published before 1601

The Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC) aims to bring together information on all books published in Europe between the invention of printing and the end of the sixteenth century. The project will create a searchable interface, including data from established national bibliographical projects and new projects undertaken by the project team at St Andrews, with partners in University College, Dublin and building upon the principles established by the St Andrews French Vernacular Book project (2007). [read more]

project: The Sixteenth century French Religious Book

The period 1552-1600 saw a vast expansion of religious printing due to the growth of Calvinism, the Catholic polemical response, and the outbreak of the religious wars. Currently there is no list that is equivalent to the English Short Title Catalogue. The Sixteenth century French Religious Book created a complete listing of books published in the sixteenth century in French on religious themes by collecting data on all books printed during this period, prior to creating a critical bibliography and database to be published in electronic format. [read more]

project: The Pronunciamiento in independent Mexico, 1821-1876

This project aims to develop a better understanding of the civil conflicts that broke out with remarkable and tragic consistency following the achievement of independence. Over 2000 'pronunciamientos' erupted in Mexico between 1821 and 1876, in some cases leading to bloody civil wars, in others to a peaceful change of government or a shift in policy. The project will include the construction of an online relational database of individuals, communities, regiments, factions/parties and professions of those involved in the pronunciamientos. [read more]

project: Collected Works of Thomas Middleton

The Oxford Middleton, prepared by seventy-five scholars from a dozen countries, follows the precedent of The Oxford Shakespeare in being published in two volumes, an innovative but accessible Collected Works and a comprehensive scholarly Companion. Though closely connected, each volume can be used independently of the other. The Collected Works brings together for the first time in a single volume all the works currently attributed to Middleton. [read more]

project: A Corpus of Scottish Medieval Parish Churches

Apart from a few widely known examples, such as Edinburgh St Giles or Perth St John, the medieval parish churches of Scotland are very rarely dealt with in discussions of architecture in Britain in the Middle Ages. This is largely because they have never been systematically studied as a body, and there is surprisingly little knowledge of how much of medieval date survives. [read more]

project: Dictionary of Scottish Architects

The Dictionary of Scottish Architects is a database with biographies and full job lists for all those who practised in Scotland after 1840. This includes not only men and women who were born in Scotland but also those from elsewhere who designed buildings and entered competitions here. It is available over the internet without restriction. During the first 3-year period which was funded by the AHRC the Dictionary covered the period up to 1940; at the start of 2008, the inclusion of post-1940 architects was begun. It is anticipated that this new project will be completed in 2011. [read more]

project: Study of Norse-Celtic place-names in the frontier zone of the medieval province of Moray. A pilot project for the Scottish place-name database

The place-names were collected as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Board-funded (AHRB) ‘Norse-Gaelic Frontier Project, which ran from autumn 2000 to summer 2001, the full details of which are published as Crawford and Taylor 'The Southern Frontier of Norse Settlement in North Scotland: Place-Names and History’ (2003). Its main aim was to explore the toponymy of the drainage basin of the River Beauly, especially Strathglass, with a view to establishing the nature and extent of Norse place-name survival along what had been a Norse-Gaelic frontier in the 11th century. [read more]

project: The Scottish Parliament Project

The Scottish Parliament Project, based at the University of St Andrews, was set up in 1997 with funding from the Scottish Office, and has since received its funding from the Scottish Executive and a number of academic funding bodies. Its main task has been to create a new online edition of the acts of the pre-1707 Scottish Parliament (c.16,000,000 words), the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 (RPS), with a parallel translation of the original Latin, French, Gaelic and Scots into standard searchable English. [read more]

project: Cataloguing the Papers of Wilfred Ward (1856-1916)

The Papers of the Roman Catholic Modernist movement held in St Andrews University Library are of central importance to the study of Roman Catholic theology in the late nineteenth and early 20th century. Amongst the group, the papers of Wilfrid Ward (1856-1916) are of great importance. Prior to this project, they were the only element of the broader collection which did not benefit from internet-deliverable detailed listing. [read more]
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