PROJECTS

Here you can find information on all projects, both past and present, within the Humanities Research Institute.

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Aphra Behn

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Caxton and Beyond

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Chamber Books Project

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Kingship, Court and Society: the Chamber Books of Henry VII and Henry VIII, 1485-1521

Oxeye

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Carillion has commissioned HRI Digital to develop Phase 1 of a new type of library management system that aims to overcome the deficiencies of existing systems in the library automation software sector

Estoria de Espanna

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The principal aim of this project is to develop a digital exhibition of manuscripts of the Estoria de Espanna, a thirteenth-century chronicle of Spain, alongside physical exhibitions of the manuscripts in some of Spain's leading institutions.

Crusaders to the Holy Land

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Crusaders to the Holy Land is a database of participants and family relationships relating to the expeditions that took place between 1105 - 1149. The data was compiled by colleagues at the University of Leeds. The University of Leeds has also funded HRI Digital to make the database publicly available as an online research resource.

Dewdrop

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How discoverable are your digitised collections? HRI Digital is developing a tool (internal name "Dewdrop") which will support discovery solutions for online research resources both at national and/or institutional level.

Imprint

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A forensic and historical investigation of fingerprints on medieval seals using documents held in Lincoln Cathedral, Exeter Cathedral, Hereford Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and the National Library of Wales.

Gersum Project

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This project aims to understand Scandinavian influence on English vocabulary by examining the origins of up to 1,600 words in a corpus of Middle English poems from the North of England.

New Directions in Digital Humanities Research

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Cross-disciplinary exploratory projects on four subjects as diverse as 1) medieval ossuaries in 3D, 2) automatic audio-visual analysis, 3) the relationships between digital/virtual and physical musical practice, and 4) the dangers of leaving or losing our digital legacy.

Baudelaire Song Project

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The Baudelaire Song Project will research and bring together for the first time all the song settings ever of Baudelaire’s poetry, looking at classical music and popular music settings, in French original and in translation, with music scores and in audio format.

Mark My Bird

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HRI Digital is working with the University of Sheffield's Department of Animal and Plant Sciences to develop a crowd-sourcing system that will enable the general public to identify key features on approx. 20,000 3D models of bird bills.

Linguistic DNA of Modern Western Thought

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The aim of this project is to understand the evolution of early modern thought by modelling the semantic and conceptual changes which occurred in English discourse (c.1500-c.1800). The project will use information extraction techniques and data visualisation to identify lexical patterns in 250,00 texts.

Digital Folk

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Led by the University of Sheffield's Department of Music with the University of Westminster's Faculty of Media Arts & Design, this project aims to develop a new understanding of the ramifications of digital resources for development and change in the content, concept and practice of folk arts in contemporary England.

Philosophy of Habit

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This project will present an original history of the nineteenth-century philosophical debate about habit. The research will draw on international archival resources and privately owned unpublished manuscripts that will be transcribed, translated, and published online.

Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity

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Exploring how the banishment of hundreds of Christian clerics to a myriad of places all around the Mediterranean during the religious controversies of late antiquity shaped the institution of the Christian Church in this period and beyond.

HIV Communities

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This AHRC-funded seminar series is part of the Connected Communities Theme. Led by Keele University, it seeks to explore and understand the historical and contemporary cultures, communities and connections in the HIV Sector.

Transforming Research Methods in the Humanities

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A PhD studentship network that comprises three interrelated projects which seek to explore methods that are emergent within their home disciplines as well as potentially transformative for research in the arts and humanities.

Digital Panopticon

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This project will bring together genealogical, biometric and criminal justice datasets held in the UK and Australia in order to explore the impact of the different types of penal punishments on the lives of 66,000 people sentenced at The Old Bailey between 1780 and 1925.

Intoxicants and Early Modernity

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This project will interrogate the production, trade, legislation, consumption and culture (social and material) of intoxicants throughout the early modern period using ontology modelling and data visualisations.

Whites Writing Whiteness

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Letters, Domestic Figurations & Representations of Whiteness in South Africa 1770s-1970s

Wenxian Covenant Texts

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Recording, searching and visualising scribal practises in the fifth-century BC Chinese Wenxian Covenant Texts.

Protestants Behind the Iron Curtain

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A project which seeks to understand religious belief, identity, and narrative in Russia and Ukraine since 1945 using first-hand accounts.

Norman Blake Editions of The Canterbury Tales

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The Norman Blake Editions will be a series of online editions which present full diplomatic transcriptions of seven manuscripts of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

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