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project: Proceedings of the Central Criminal Court 1834 to 1913, Online

The Central Criminal Court Online has digitised and posted in a searchable form 70 million words of transcripts of trials held at the Old Bailey between 1834 and 1913. It forms an extension to the NOF and AHRB funded project 'The Old Bailey Online', and forms a seamless body of text detailing all trials held between 1674 and 1834. In total approximately 125 million words of text is available. [read more]

project: Imagining history: medieval texts, contexts and communities in 'the English Brut Tradition'

"The 'Imagining History' project is the first large-scale collaborative investigation of the manuscripts of the Middle English Prose Brut chronicle, arguably the most prolificly disseminated secular text of the English Middle Ages. [read more]

briefingpaper: Digital Tools for Library and Information Studies

Defining discreet scholarly territories for all disciplines is problematic but it could be argued that Library and Information Studies (LIS) is more problematic than most when it comes to understanding the scope of its remit. [read more...]

briefingpaper: Digital Tools for Archaeology

The use of computers in archaeology has a lengthy history and practitioners within the discipline can claim, with some justification, that both the technology they use and the methods that they’ve adopted have more of a relationship to scientific practice (including computer science) than those adopted by colleagues in man [read more...]

project: The Shahnama Project

Firdausi's Shahnama (Book of Kings), completed in eastern Iran in around A.D. 1010, is a work of mythology, history, literature and propaganda: a living epic poem that pervades and expresses many aspects of Persian culture. Thousands of manuscript copies of the text, the earliest dating from 1217, exist in libraries throughout the world. [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: Conceptions of cultural studies in Cassirer's theory of symbolic forms

"Ernst Cassirer was a noted philosopher of culture and the sciences at Hamburg until 1933, and he was granted a LL.D. by the law faculty of the University of Glasgow – hence it is appropriate for the University of Glasgow to be the site of this project. Cassirer’s most creative period in Germany occurred after he discovered the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg, and this epoch is best documented by the correspondence and other documents housed today in the archive of the Warburg Institute, part of the School of Advanced Study, University of London. [read more]

project: Digital catalogue of illuminated manuscripts in the Western Collections of the British Library (DigCIM)

The Project provides catalogue descriptions and images of illuminated manuscripts in the British Library's collection on a collection-by-collection basis. Thus far, entries for illuminated manuscripts in all of the Library's collections are available online and can be found via the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts website at: www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts Work on the Royal collection is in progress, funded by a further AHRC grant (see the entry for the Royal project). [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]
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