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project: The first farmers of Central Europe - diversity in LBK lifeways

The Linearbandkeramik culture (LBK), was the first Neolithic culture in many parts of central Europe. Dating to roughly 5600-4900 cal BC, it stretched from Hungary to the Paris Basin and from southern Germany into the northern Polish and German plains and Holland. Apart from introducing a farming way of life, the LBK is most notable for the construction of monumental wooden houses, which form the first permanent villages in the area. [read more]

project: Germanic possessive -s : an empirical, historical and theoretical study

Two much-debated questions in recent theoretical linguistics concern the historical origin of grammatical markers and their synchronic status. Researchers have adduced key evidence for both from the evolution of English possessive -s and the related but subtly different constructions in Swedish and Dutch. What has not to date been attempted, and what the present proposal offers, is a systematic synchronic and diachronic comparison of these constructions across all three languages. [read more]

project: A critical edition of the poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym

An AHRC-funded project 2002-7 which produced a digital edition of the work of Dafydd ap Gwilym (a Welsh poet of the 14th century). The work consists of 171 poems, almost all of which survive in manuscripts between 100 and 200 years later than their original composition, and bear signs of textual corruption deriving from oral transmission. Original texts have been restored as far as possible (bearing in mind that the poet's compositions may not have had an entirely fixed form). [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]

project: Francophone Music Criticism, 1789-1914

The Francophone Music Criticism website gives access to the Francophone music press in all its forms (the specialist music press, theatrical press and daily newspapers). This cumulative resource currently offers over 1000 reviews and critical essays totalling 2.5 million words from the period 1789 to 1914. [read more]

project: Novum Inventorium Sepulchrale - Kentish Anglo-Saxon graves and grave-goods in the Sonia Hawkes archive

The county of Kent is exceptionally rich in Anglo-Saxon cemeteries and excavations of some of these cemeteries in the 18th and early 19th centuries provided a wealth of finds reflecting Kent's close political and economic ties to the Frankish world in the 5th to 7th centuries. The website contains a searchable database of manuscripts, photographs and drawings from Sonia Hawkes' collection. Some of the information from the excavations was published in the nineteenth century and in Sonia Hawkes' series of monographs. [read more]

project: Early Nigerian Qur’anic manuscripts: an interdisciplinary study of the Kanuri glosses and Arabic commentaries

Early Nigerian Qur’anic Manuscripts (ENiQMa) is an interdisciplinary project exploring a unique resource on Kanuri, an important West African language, and investigating the history of Islamic/Qur’anic studies in the Kanem-Borno Empire, which originated in the 9th century A.D. to the northeast of Lake Chad. Kanuri, together with its related variety Kanembu, is spoken by over four million people in Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon. The main study areas covered by ENiQMa include linguistic analysis of Old Kanembu data and examination of the Islamic manuscripts in this same language. [read more]

project: Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity (2004)

This publication is the online second edition of a printed book, which first appeared in 1989, but was out of print: it incorporates new material found since 1989. The resource presents 250 inscribed texts from the 3rd-6th century, found at the ancient site of Aphrodisias in Caria (south-west Turkey): it includes extensive explanatory material and discussions, with detailed indices of people. The existence of the book makes it possible to compare the two ways of presenting the material. [read more]

project: Stellenbibliographie zum Parzival Wolframs von Eschenbach (SPWE )

A project to produce a detailed line-by-line bibliographical database on Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival; from this database is constituted a line-by-line commentary on the poem. The first edition of the Stellenbibliographie zum "Parzival" Wolframs von Eschenbach für die Jahrgänge 1984-1996, was published by Niemeyer Verlag (Tübingen) on CD-ROM in 2002. [read more]
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