Cataloguing and indexing

project: City in Film: Liverpool's urban landscape and the moving image

While the relationship between film and cities has been widely explored in research on architecture, urban space and the moving image, there have been no sustained place-based studies in which representations drawn from a range of filmic genres and practices are historically situated within their social, spatial and architectural context. The principal objective of the City in Film project is the compilation of database catalogue of films made in and about Liverpool, with a particular emphasis on the city's historical urban landscape. [read more]

project: Photographs Exhibited at the Royal Photographic Society 1870-1915

This is a resource enhancement project that has created a browsable and searchable database of historic photographic exhibition catalogues, supplemented by scans of the catalogue pages, contemporary reviews and illustrations of the exhibits. The most comprehensive records of photographic exhibitions for the latter part of the 19th century are those of the Photographic Society of Great Britain, London, which, after 1870, are published in full in The Photographic Journal. [read more]

project: Philosophical issues in genomics: an annotated bibliographic database of scientific literature

Contemporary molecular biology – often conducted under the banner of genomics – has the potential to transform our understanding of issues such as the origins and history of life, human nature and biodiversity. It is also transforming the way biological science is practised, a process that is both interesting in its own right and potentially a great source of insight into the nature of scientific change and the relationships between science and society. [read more]

project: Database of Archives of UK Non-Governmental Organisations (DANGO)

This AHRC-funded project provides information on the availability of records relating to non-governmental organisations and pressure groups active in the UK since 1945. The database is fully searchable and provides information on the history of the organisation as well as details about the location of archival records relating to it. [read more]

project: Developing a web-based thematic catalogue: the music of Benjamin Britten

The online Britten Thematic Catalogue aims to document all manuscript sources pertaining to Britten's works as well as providing audio and notation incipits, full bibliographic details, other related material such as performance history, photographs, and, eventually, links to relevant correspondence. It will also for the first time provide a complete chronological listing of Britten’s works, including all of his juvenilia. [read more]

project: Empowering the user: the development of flexible archival catalogues

The project is exploring the issues involved in creating a dynamic and flexible online archival finding aid, which is responsive to the needs of individual researchers. The project’s premise is that most archival finding aids are rigid, mono-hierarchical lists, which cannot adequately reflect the multiple contexts and complex inter-relationships of records. The project is taking a more flexible approach. By separating descriptions of the content of a record from descriptions of its context, the project is free to link any individual record to any number of different contexts. [read more]

project: Henry III Fine Rolls Project

The Henry III Fine Rolls Project is a three year Resource Enhancement project, commencing in April 2005 and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It aims to publish the Fine Rolls of Henry III from 1216 down to 1248 in English calendar format, in both print and electronic form. There is a fine roll for each of Henry III's fifty-six regnal years. Recording offers of money to the king for a multiplicity of concessions and favours, they are of the first importance for the study of political, governmental, legal, social, and economic history. [read more]

project: 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. [read more]

project: The Historical Study and Documentation of the Pad Gling Traditions in Bhutan

This research project aims to undertake a historical study of the Pad gling tradition and its establishments, focusing on the three principal institutions of Pad gling reincarnations: the Pad gling gSung spruls, who are considered reincarnations of Padma Gling pa himself and were based in lHa lung in Tibet and gTam zhing in Bhutan; the lHa lung Thugs sras, who are incarnations of Padma Glingpa’s son Zla ba rGyal mtshan (b.1499); and the sGang steng sPrul sku, who are considered reincarnations of Padma Gling pa’s grandson Padma 'Phrin las (1564-1642?). [read more]
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