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project: Russian Visual Arts, 1863-1913: Documents from the British Library Collection

"Russian Visual Arts: Art Criticism in Context, 1814-1909 is an online research archive documenting the growth of diverse forms of commentary on the visual arts (particularly painting) in Russia from the early ninteenth- to early twentieth centuries" (from project web site; please see for more details). [read more]

project: CURSUS An On-line Resource of Medieval Liturgical Texts

The purpose of the CURSUS project is to employ the Extensible Markup Language (XML), together with transformations performed by the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSLT), to make data from sources of medieval Latin liturgy available on the Web. [read more]

project: The Lexicon of Festus: text, translation and full scholarly commentary

"The Lexicon of Festus (de uerborum significatu) is a Latin dictionary compiled in the Roman imperial period which preserves a great deal of priceless information about the history, society, religion and topography of Rome and Italy in earlier centuries. It draws on a rich series of studies by the writers of Cicero's day, who collected and analysed information about the traditions of their past and the institutions of their own day, which they believed were in a state of serious decay. [read more]

project: Urban connectivity in Iron-Age and Roman Southern Spain

The Urban Connectivity in Iron Age and Roman southern Spain Project, funded by the AHRC between 2002 and 2005 with subsequent support by the University of Southampton and institutions in Seville, has been studying changing social, economic and geographical relationships between some 195 towns and nucleated settlements in central and western Baetica between c.500 BC and AD 200. The project has the following five research questions, based on data gathered in the field and through archival research between 2002 and 2008: 1. [read more]

project: The British Cinema History Research Project

In 2001 the Film and TV Studies Department at the University of East Anglia was awarded a substantial grant under the AHRB’s Resource Enhancement Scheme. There are two main strands of the project, each of which is designed to encourage wider use of a major resource in the study of British film history through the creation of online materials. [read more]

project: Electronic corpus of Lute music (ECOLM) II

ECOLM is a web-accessible user-friendly digital scholarly resource centred around the musicology of the lute. By means of a guided interface, it supplies professional and amateur users with effective and efficient search methods (using words or music as queries) over a database comprising over 2000 pieces of lute music, which can be retrieved, viewed in tablature and (given a suitable computer) played back, without the need to understand specialist computer code. [read more]

project: Reconstructing the Quseiri Arabic Documents (RQAD)

The research objective is to read or reconstruct the Arabic documents found at the harbour town of Quseir on the Egyptian Red Sea coast during the Ayyubid and Mamluk periods (13th-15th centuries) ie: a) to evaluate the texts combined with archeological enquiry; b) to examine the content and context within the framework of the long distance trade and pilgrim traffic from Quesir as a chief port of the Red Sea region and its trade contacts with the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. c) to raise public and scholarly awareness about the significance of the documents as a source of academic, ed [read more]

project: Cataloguing the archives of the Trades Union Congress, 1970-90

The aim of cataloguing the records of the Trades Union Congress is to make their materials more widely and easily accessible to researchers. The TUC dealt with a whole range of union related matters such as wages, disputes, health and safety in the workplace and union representation. They were also involved in social and political issues such as racism and sexual discrimination. Their labour connections stretched accross the world from New Zealand to Nicaragua and Finland to the Falklands. [read more]

project: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: a revised and enlarged database

The Trans-Atlantic slave trade remains a major field of academic enquiry and public interest. Work by numerous scholars over three decades culminated in the publication in 1999 of a CD-ROM containing data on 27,233 slaving voyages between 1519 and 1867. Unprecedented in scale and detail, this unique record nevertheless had major gaps, notably with respect to the early history of slave trafficking as well as that to Brazil more generally. [read more]

project: Mapping the medieval urban landscape: Edward I's 'new towns' of England and Wales

This project employed modern spatial technologies to explore how towns were formed in the middle ages. Its focus was on a group of 'new towns' established in England and Wales in the later thirteenth century during the reign of King Edward I. [read more]
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