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project: The clergy of the Church of England database, 1540-1835

The Clergy of the Church of England Database was established in October 1999 with a grant of £529,000 over five years from the Arts and Humanities Research Board. Its objective is to construct a relational database containing the careers of all clergymen of the Church of England between 1540 and 1835. [read more]

project: Virtual Vellum

Virtual Vellum is an e Science demonstrator project that has been funded by EPSRC/JISC/Arts & Humanities e-Science Initiative and the UK e Science Core Programme with the aim of promoting and demonstrating the use of technology within arts and humanities research. The aim of the project is to investigate technologies that facilitate the retrieval, manipulation and annotation/hotspotting of very high resolution image datasets (typically greater than 8k x 6k pixels). Each dataset may consist of many hundred images, such as those from digitised manuscripts. [read more]

casestudy: STAR – Semantic Technologies for Archaeological Resources

STAR is an AHRC-funded project based in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Glamorgan. The project is a collaboration between the University of Glamorgan, English Heritage and the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark. It runs from January 2007 to January 2010. [read more...]

project: The British Book Trade Index on the Web

The British Book Trade Index is a computerised index of the names, brief biographical and trade details of all those who worked in the English and Welsh book trades and were at work before 1852. It includes not only printers, publishers and booksellers but also stationers, papermakers, engravers, auctioneers, ink-makers, pen and quill sellers, etc., so that the trade may be studied in the context of allied trades. BBTI began in 1983 and in 2002, at the beginning of the AHRB-funded BBTI on The Web Project, it contained c.70,000 records, each of 25 fields. [read more]

project: English Monastic Archives: Access and Analysis

The project aims to provide a powerful tool for research on medieval English history by analysing documents generated by English monasteries with the help of databases. The questions the project addressed are: What properties (manors, churches and chapels) did each monastery own? How many monastic properties can be found in each county, and which houses, of which orders, owned them? What genres of documents did monasteries produce? How many documents in each genre have survived? Where are they to be found? How many documents of each type did each individual monastery produce? [read more]

project: PARADISEC

PARADISEC (the Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures) offers a facility for digital conservation and access for endangered materials from the Pacific region, defined broadly to include Oceania and East and Southeast Asia. Our research group has developed models to ensure that the archive can provide access to interested communities, and conforms with emerging international standards for digital archiving. We have established a framework for accessioning, cataloguing and digitising audio, text and visual material, and preserving digital copies. [read more]

casestudy: Virtual Vellum

The Virtual Vellum project provides distributed access to research-quality digitisations of folios from the Chronicles of Jean Froissart, the principal historical source for the first phase of the 100 Years War between England and France. Images are digitally photographed and stored as TIFFs. [read more...]

casestudy: Multidimensional Visualization of Archival Finding Aids

Multidimensional Visualization of Archival Finding Aids is a focused study intending to create a ZigZag implementation of two finding aids: the Gateway to Archives of Scottish Higher Education (GASHE) and Navigational Aids for the History of Science, Technology and the Environment (NAHSTE). [read more...]

project: The Baltic Ceramic Market c. 1200-1600: Hanseatic Trade and Cultural Exchange

This study concerns an analysis of multivariate data collected during an archaeological survey of the Hanseatic ceramic market in the Baltic between c. 1200 and 1600. The archaeological distribution of imported ceramic wares forms not only a measure of commercial and technological exchange between western Europe and Scandinavia, Fennoscandia and the eastern Baltic region but also of the spread of Hanseatic domestic practices to communities living on the very edge of the European cultural orbit, particularly in the spheres of dining ritual, heating technology and interior decoration. [read more]
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