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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: The Old Bailey Online, 1674-1834

The Old Bailey Proceedings form one of the largest bodies of published text ever created, detailing the lives and experiences of non-elite people. Containing 25 million words of text, they record the evidence given at and outcome of 100,000 trials held at the Old Bailey. This project has created a searchable text-base, that can be used for free text searching, structured searching of marked-up text, and statistical analysis. [read more]

project: Law and Empire, AD 193-455: the Projet Volterra (2)

The general aims of the Projet Volterra (named, in association with the École Française de Rome, in honour of Edoardo Volterra (1904-1987), the distinguished scholar of Roman Law) are to promote the study of Roman legislation in its full social, political and legal context, and its continuing tradition. The area of Roman imperial legal pronouncements was identified as one in which current scholarship was less than adequately served in terms of Regesten, repertoria and bibliographical aids. [read more]

project: Cinemagazines and the projection of Britain

The project will research the history and output of British cinemagazines, weekly or monthly information films produced between 1918 and 1982. It will explore the ways in which the cinemagazine was used to construct images and reinforce values of British life, particularly films for overseas distribution. The project will add details of 25,000 cinemagazine stories to the BUFVC’s existing British Universities Newsreel Database (BUND), creating a unified record of over 185,000 items. The project will also produce a Researcher’s Guide to British Cinemagazines publication. [read more]

project: Inscriptions of Aphrodisias project

The aim is to publish as many as possible of the Greek inscriptions from Aphrodisias in Caria online, in order both to provide far fuller documentation than a book allows, and to meet the problems of the dissemination of expensive publications. In so doing, we aim to develop and establish technological standards (using TEI compliant XML) which other epigraphers can use; we are trying to discuss the project with as many experts as possible, in the UK, US and Europe. We plan to develop protocols not only for the final presentation of material, but also for collaborative editing and work online [read more]

project: French Piano Repertoire 1870-1920: Faure, Debussy, Ravel and Chabrier

It's best defined by the key publications involved: Critical editions of Fauré piano works (Peters Edition, London, ongoing): the first reliable and well-commented musical text for pianists of these important works Œuvres complètes de Claude Debussy (Editions Durand, Paris, ongoing): completion of the piano works in this series (various editors including myself), and now the production of revised budget paperback offprints from these library volumes Lifting the lid on French piano music: Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Chabrier (Yale UP, now being completed). [read more]

project: A Descriptive Catalogue of the James M. Carpenter Collection of Traditional Song and Drama

The James Madison Carpenter Collection of Traditional Song and Drama is one of the most important and extensive collections of its kind. The bulk of it comprises British material which Carpenter (1888-1983), a Harvard graduate, gathered in the period 1928-35. The remainder comprises material gathered from various parts of the USA and probably dates from immediately after this period. [read more]

project: Gendering Latin American Independence: Women's Political Culture and the Textual Construction of Gender 1790-1850

The aim is to rethink Latin American Independence in terms of gender. The project consists of three lines of enquiry: the study of women’s political culture, women’s writings, and the textual construction of gender in literary and political discourse. Research Questions: The project is a textual and historical study that investigates the ideas and activities of women who, as a social group, contributed to the making of public culture in early nineteenth-century Latin America but were largely excluded from it. [read more]

project: Recovering the Material and Visual Cultures of the Southern Sudan: A Museological Resource

The cultures of Southern Sudan have been central to anthropological research and teaching since the publication of Evans-Pritchard’s classic works on the Zande and Nuer in the 1930s and 1940s. A number of collections from Evans-Pritchard and other figures in the history of the study of the cultures of the Southern Sudan are represented in the collections of the University of Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum. [read more]
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