HRI ONLINE

HRI Online Publications is the publishing arm of the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield. We host and maintain high quality digital research resources arising from our projects.

Dialect in British Fiction 1800-1836

A database and tool for identifying and analysing the representation of dialect in 100 novels published between 1800 and 1836. Each of the 100 novels is described in terms of plot, genre and setting, and tagged extracts from each novel are presented, with speakers classified in terms of place of origin and social role.

Edited by: Jane Hodson
Published: Sheffield, 2014.
URL: http://www.dialectfiction.org

Taxatio

Taxatio is an online edition of the taxation assessment of the ecclesiastical income of England and Wales in 1291-92, ordered by Pope Nicholas IV. The edition contains the valuation, plus related details, of the English and Welsh parish churches and prebends listed in the assessment.

Edited by: Jeff Denton et al.
Published: Sheffield, 2014.
URL: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/taxatio

The Heaton Map

A map-based guide and walking tours for locations in Leeds connected to Dr John Deakin Heaton (1817—1880), specifically designed for use with your mobile.

Edited by: Simon Morgan (Leeds Beckett University).
Published: Sheffield, 2014.
URL: http://www.heatonmap.mobi

Beyond the Label

A scholarly guide to key works of art in the collections of the Courtauld Gallery, including Van Gogh, Manet, Monet, Picasso, Gaugin, Cezanne, Modigliani and Degas. Designed for use on desktop PCs as well as mobile devices.

Published: Sheffield, 2014
URL: http://www.beyondthelabel.info

How Audiences Form

Prototype data visualisations developed with Film Hub North (led by the Showroom Cinema and part of the BFI Audience Network) to show trends in audience participation and film programming across venues in three regions.

Published: Sheffield, 2014
URL: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/fhn

The Hartlib Papers

Samuel Hartlib (c.1600—1662), a great seventeenth-century ‘intelligencer’ and man of science, set out to record all human knowledge and make it universally available for the education of all mankind. This full-text electronic edition of over 25,000 folios of correspondence realises Hartlib’s vision some 300 years later.

Edited by: Mark Greengrass, Michael Leslie and Michael Hannon, Univ. of Sheffield
Published: Sheffield, 2013 (version 3)
URL: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/hartlib

Medieval Book Makers, Owners and Users

This resource explores the use of network visualisation, linking specific manuscripts with patrons, scribes, owners, places and organisations. The intention is to reveal relationships and trends which are not necessarily self-evident when consulting the evidence individually.

Edited by: Estelle Stubbs.
Published: Sheffield, 2013
URL: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/bookmakers

Bess of Hardwick’s Letters

Bess of Hardwick’s Letters: The Complete Correspondence, c.1550-1608 provides searchable access to full-text transcriptions and digitised images of over 230 letters written by or to Elizabeth Talbot (‘Bess of Hardwick’), one of Elizabethan England’s most famous figures.

Edited by: Alison Wiggins, Alan Bryson, Daniel Starza Smith, Anke Timmermann and Graham Williams.
Published: Sheffield, 2013
URL: http://www.bessofhardwick.org

Manuscripts Online

Manuscripts Online enables you to search a diverse body of online primary resources relating to written and early printed culture in Britain during the period 1000 to 1500.

Edited by: Michael Pidd, Orietta Da Rold, Wendy Scase, Linne Mooney, Estelle Stubbs, Jeremy Smith, John Thompson et al.
Published: Sheffield, 2013
URL: http://www.manuscriptsonline.org

Database of Mid Victorian Illustrations

Version 2 of the University of Cardiff’s original and highly successful catalogue of 868 literary illustrations that were published in or around 1862.

Edited by: Julia Thomas, Anthony Mandal, David Skilton et al.
Published: Sheffield, 2012
URL: http://www.dmvi.org.uk

Olive Schreiner Letters Online

Access to full-text transcriptions of 4,800 letters by the South African feminist, socialist writer and social theorist Olive Schreiner (1855-1920) who was one of the most important and radical social commentators of her day.

Edited by: Liz Stanley, Univ. of Edinburgh; Helen Dampier, Leeds Metropolitan Univ. et al.
Published: Sheffield, 2012
URL: http://www.oliveschreiner.org

Locating London’s Past

This website allows you to search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and to map the results on to a fully GIS compliant version of John Rocque’s 1746 map.

Partners: Museum of London Archaeology, University of Hertfordshire, University of London, University of Sheffield
Published: Sheffield, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9557876-9-0
URL: http://www.locatinglondon.org

Lane’s Masonic Records

John Lane’s Masonic Records 1717-1894 is an authoritative listing of all the lodges established by the English Grand Lodges from the foundation of the first Grand Lodge in 1717 up until 1894. Since 2008 the Library and Museum of Freemasonry has been adding lodges that came into existence after 1894 to the database.

Edited by: Diane Clements and Andrew Prescott
Published: Sheffield, 2011
URL: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/lane

In Mozart’s Words

In Mozart’s Words provides multilingual access to an annotated version of the correspondence of Mozart and his family during their tour of Italy. The website includes a database of all references to people, places and musical works contained in the letters and access to background materials such as reviews, newspapers, documents, objects, paintings, engravings, and books.

Edited by: Cliff Eisen, Kings’ College London et al
Published: Sheffield, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9557876-7-6
URL: http://letters.mozartways.com

Late Medieval English Scribes

Late Medieval English Scribes is an online catalogue of all scribal hands (identified or unidentified) which appear in the manuscripts of the English writings of five major Middle English authors: Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, John Trevisa, William Langland and Thomas Hoccleve. It includes over 500 scribal profiles and 16,800 images of letter forms.

Edited by: Linne Mooney, Univ. of York; Estelle Stubbs, Univ. of York; Simon Horobin, Univ. of Oxford
Published: Sheffield, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9557876-6-9
URL: http://www.medievalscribes.com

The Acts and Monuments Online

John Foxe’s (1517—1587) The Acts and Monuments of the English Martyrs retells the history of the English Protestant martyrs from the fourteenth century to his own time. This British Academy publication presents a new, definitive edition based on a textual reconstruction of the four editions published in his lifetime.

Edited by: Mark Greengrass, Univ. of Sheffield; David Loades
Version: 2
Published: Sheffield, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9542608-6-4
URL: http://www.johnfoxe.org

Connected Histories

Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to early modern and nineteenth century Britain with a single federated search that allows sophisticated searching of names, places and dates, as well as the ability to save, connect and share resources within a personal workspace.

Partners: University of Hertfordshire, University of London, University of Sheffield
Published: Sheffield, 2011
URL: http://www.connectedhistories.org

Renaissance Cultural Crossroads

The Renaissance Cultural Crossroads Catalogue is a searchable, analytical and annotated list of all translations out of and into all languages printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland before 1641. It also includes all translations out of all languages into English printed abroad before 1641.

Edited by: Brenda Hosington, Univ. of Warwick et al.
Published: Sheffield, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-9557876-5-2
URL: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/rcc

The Cause Papers

Cause Papers in the Diocesan Courts of the Archbishopric of York, 1300-1858 is a searchable catalogue of more than 14,000 cause papers relating to cases heard between 1300 and 1858 in the Church Courts of the diocese of York. The original records are held in the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York, and are the most extensive records of their type in the United Kingdom.

Edited by: Philippa Hoskin, Univ. of Lincoln
Published: Sheffield, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-9557876-4-5
URL: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/causepapers

London Lives 1690 – 1800

London Lives makes available a wide range of primary sources about eighteenth-century London, with a particular focus on plebeian Londoners. This resource includes over 240,000 manuscript and printed pages from eight London archives and is supplemented by fifteen datasets created by other projects, providing over 3.35 million name instances.

Edited by: Bob Shoemaker, Univ. of Sheffield; Tim Hitchcock, Univ. of Hertfordshire
Published: Sheffield, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-9557876-3-8
URL: http://www.londonlives.org

The Online Froissart

The Online Froissart offers scholars more than 100 transcriptions from manuscript witnesses covering Books I, II and III of the Chronicles, a powerful collation tool, a search engine, translations of the first three books, facsimile images and essays and notes on the history, politics and personalities of the period.

General Editors:: Peter Ainsworth, Univ. of Sheffield; Godfried Croenen, Univ. of Liverpool; with an international team of collaborators
Published: Sheffield, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-9557876-2-1
URL: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/onlinefroissart

Richard Brome Online

Richard Brome Online is an online edition of the Collected Works of the Caroline dramatist, Richard Brome. The edition not only makes the texts accessible to scholars and theatre practitioners, but also begins to explore their theatricality visually, serving as inspiration to encourage more frequent staging of Brome’s works.

Edited by: Richard Cave, Royal Holloway et al.
Published: Sheffield, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-9557876-1-4
URL: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/brome

The Old Bailey Proceedings Online

The proceedings of the Old Bailey in London describe approximately 200,000 trials between 1674 and 1913, and are the largest single source of information about ordinary people ever published. Whether you are an academic historian or a family historian, you can search and read them all here. This new release includes trials from 1835 to 1913.

Edited by: Bob Shoemaker, Univ. of Sheffield; Tim Hitchcock, Univ. of Hertfordshire
Published: Sheffield, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-9557876-0-7
URL: http://www.oldbaileyonline.org

John Strype’s Survey of London

John Stow’s Elizabethan classic, A Survey of London, was first published in 1598. However, London was dramatically transformed following the Great Fire of 1666 and so an updated, expanded version was published by John Strype. This online edition presents the text, street plans and illustrations of Strype’s classic work.

Edited by: Julia Merritt, Univ. of Nottingham
Published: Sheffield, 2007
ISBN: 0-9542608-9-9
URL: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/strype

The Novels of Benito Pérez Galdós: Torquemada en la Hoguera

Benito Pérez Galdós (1843—1920) is one of Spain’s greatest novelists. This unique, ‘open critical text’ of his novel Torquemada en la hoguera (1889) includes the text of all surviving versions of the novel, including manuscripts, word-by-word collations, indices and a wealth of background material.

Edited by: Rhian Davies, Univ. of Sheffield
Published: Sheffield, 2005
ISBN: 0-9542608-3-X
URL: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/galdos

Russian Visual Arts: Art Criticism in Context, 1814-1909

This archive documents the growth of diverse forms of commentary on the visual arts (particularly paintings) in Russia from the early nineteenth to twentieth centuries. It includes over 100 primary texts, English translations, 300 journal and newspaper reproductions of works of art and comprehensive critical annotations.

Edited by: Carol Adlam, Univ. of Exeter; Robert Russell, Univ. of Sheffield
Published: Sheffield, 2005
ISBN: 0-9542608-4-8
URL: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/rva

Partonopeus de Blois: An Electronic Edition

This work was composed in France around 1170 and became one of the most popular romances of the Middle Ages. Only seven complete manuscripts and three fragments survive. This online edition enables study and analysis of the text in its full manuscript context.

Edited by: Penny Eley et al.
Published: Sheffield, 2005
ISBN: 0-9542608-5-6
URL: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/partonopeus

Science in the Nineteenth Century Periodical: an Electronic Index

A comprehensive, scholarly synopsis of the material relating to science, technology, and medicine which appeared in 16 general periodicals published in Britain between 1800 and 1900. More than 15,000 articles are described, with references to over 5,500 individuals, 2,000 publications, and 1,000 institutions.

Edited by: Geoffrey Cantor, Univ. of Leeds; Sally Shuttleworth, Univ. of Oxford
Published: Sheffield, 2005
ISBN: 0-9542608-7-2
URL: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/sciper

The James Madison Carpenter Online Catalogue

The Carpenter Collection (collected 1929—1955), documents British and American folklore and folklife, principally traditional song and drama. This Online Catalogue describes Series I of the collection, incl. 14,000 pages, 179 dictaphone cylinders, 220 12-inch acetate discs and approx. 560 photographs.

Edited by: Julia Bishop, Univ. of Sheffield; Ian Russell, Univ. of Aberdeen
Published: Sheffield, 2003
ISBN: 0-9542608-2-1
URL: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/carpenter