The Scottish Corpora project has created large electronic corpora of written and spoken texts for the languages of Scotland, featuring nearly 4.6 million words of text, with audio recordings to accompany many of the spoken texts. Find out more
Developer: Brian Aitken
Brian has 47 listed projects:
A Thesaurus of Old English
A Thesaurus of Old English is conceptually arranged, and presents the vocabulary of Anglo-Saxon England within ordered categories. It consists of more than 50,000 Old English words arranged into more than 22,000 categories.
Alciato at Glasgow
Alciato at Glasgow gives access to twenty-two editions of the emblems of Andrea Alciato (1492-1550), the pater et princeps of the emblem genre. The editions date from 1531 to 1621, in the original Latin, and in French, German, Italian, and Spanish versions.
Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue
The Digital Catalogue documents, visually and textually, the first ten years of Andy Goldsworthy's ephemeral, outdoor practice. It replicates Goldsworthy's Slide Cabinet Index, and includes previously unpublished material from Goldsworthy's Sketchbook Diaries.
A historical dictionary of Anglo-Norman French featuring more than 155,000 citations, fully dated and presented in chronological order per sense.
ARIES: Assisted Revision in English Style
ARIES is designed to assist you in your academic writing, through strengthening your grammar and developing your academic style.
Basics of English Metre
Using this app, you can learn more about English metre through a series of interactive exercises.
CARP: Chinese Art - Research into Provenance
CARP is a compilation of sources for provenance research of Chinese works of art, for use by institutions and researchers and featuring more than 1,600 images.
CMSW: Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (1700-1945)
An electronic corpus of written and printed texts from the period 1700-1945, featuring over 350 documents and containing approximately 5.5 million words of text overall.
Decadence and Translation Network
The website for the AHRC Network: ‘Decadence and Translation’ features an online translation case study using rare and original manuscripts by the French poet, Stéphane Mallarmé
Dictionary of the Scots Language
The Dictionary of the Scots Language comprises electronic versions of the two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language: the 12-volume Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue and the 10-volume Scottish National Dictionary with its two supplements (1976 and 2005).
Dynamic Dialects contains an articulatory video-based corpus of speech samples from world-wide accents of English. Videos in this corpus contain synchronised audio, ultrasound-tongue-imaging video and video of the moving lips.
Edinburgh's Enlightenment, 1680-1750
An interactive map of Edinburgh locations of relevance to Allan Ramsay and the First Age of Enlightenment.
Editing Robert Burns for the Twenty First Century
The website hosts a number of digital resources produced to complement the new multi-volume edition of The Works of Robert Burns, including specially commissioned song recordings and interactive maps of Burns' tours.
Eighteenth-Century Borrowing from the University of Glasgow
This site allows users to work with images and data from the three registers that record student borrowings from Glasgow University Library during the period between March 1757 and January 1771.
English Grammar: An Introduction
Available as a website and an app for iOS and Android devices, this resource provides an introduction to the basic concepts underlying the grammar of Modern English via interactive exercises.
Essentials of Old English
The resource provides a short, structured linguistic account of Old English and features a series of interactive exercises to test your knowledge.
Forbes Manuscript - a great body of the law of Scotland
A digital edition of William Forbes’ Great Body of the Law of Scotland.
French Emblems at Glasgow
The project gives you access to all the French Emblem Books of the 16th century, along with their Latin versions when appropriate. A total of 28 emblem books are available in both transcribed and facsimile versions.
Glasgow Guardian Digital Archive
The Glasgow Guardian Digital Archive contains searchable digital editions of every issues of the Gilmorehill Globe, Gilmorehill Guardian and Glasgow University Guardian from 1932 to 2007.
Glasgow Medical Humanities Network
The Glasgow Medical Humanities Network brings together and enhances medical humanities across universities and collections in the city of Glasgow and includes directories of medical humanities projects, people and teaching materials.
Historical Thesaurus of Scots
This pilot project resulted in a new online resource which aims to categorise the vocabulary of Scots, from the earliest records to the present, according to semantic field. It focuses on two categories that are rich in Scots vocabulary: weather and sports & games.
House of Fraser Archive
The House of Fraser Archive offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of one of Britain's leading department stores and is an outstanding source for the history of British design, fashion, tastes, lifestyles, consumerism and consumption from the early nineteenth to the end of the twentieth century.
Interactive World Map of Burns Suppers
The broadest, most detailed record of Burns Night activities ever made to this day, featuring more than 2,500 contemporary Burns Suppers and Burns Night events, spreading across the 6 continents and nearly 150 countries.
Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus
The Metaphor Map of English shows the metaphorical links which have been identified between different areas of meaning. These links can be from the Anglo-Saxon period right up to the present day so the map covers 1300 years of the English language.
Metaphor in the Curriculum
Available as an app for iOS and Android devices and as a website, the resource contains teaching materials, metaphor quizzes and a version of the Metaphor Map, which gives an overview of metaphor across the whole of the English language.
Metaphor Map of Old English
The Metaphor Map of Old English shows the metaphorical links which have been identified between different areas of meaning in the Anglo-Saxon period.
National Collecting Scheme Scotland
The website presents a searchable database of all of the contemporary art acquisitions that have been developed and supported through the National Collecting Scheme Scotland.
New Modernist Editing
A digital edition of Virginia Woolf’s short fiction ‘Ode written partly in prose on seeing the name of cutbush above a butcher’s shop in Pentonville’ that emerged from the work of the AHRC funded New Modernist Editing Network.
Other Europes: Re-visitoning Architecture & Design 1840-1940
A searchable collection of images, texts and essays in the field of central European architecture and design.
Place-Names of the Galloway Glens
This project, part of the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership, is dedicated to exploring the heritage of Kirkcudbrightshire through its place-names and presents place-names from seven historical parishes of Kircudbrightshire on a series of interactive maps.
Readings in Early English
A selection of audio recordings of important Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English texts, complete with transcriptions and notes.
The project develops recent work on the literature of Scottish Romanticism by bringing a new regional emphasis to bear, focusing on Dumfriesshire and Galloway during a sixty-year period between 1770 and 1830.
Robert Burns choral settings: from Schumann to MacMillan
The project presents audio recordings and accompanying commentary for twenty choral settings of works by Robert Burns by composers from across Europe since the early nineteenth century.
Romantic National Song Network
On this site you will find information about National songs published across the British Isles during the period 1750-1850, including detailed analyses of particular songs told via interactive timelines and 'song stories'.
Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities
An investigation into the significance of science fiction for the medical humanities, including an online database of primary and secondary resources to aid future research.
Scots Dictionary for Schools
The Scots Dictionary for Schools app is a free and easy-to-use Scots-English and English-Scots dictionary for use in the classroom or at home.
Scots Syntax Atlas
The Scots Syntax Atlas presents the results of over 100,000+ acceptability judgments from over 500 speakers on over 250 morphosyntactic phenomena. The Atlas also contains a text-to-sound aligned corpus of spoken data totalling 275 hours and over 3 million words.
Scots Words and Place-names
Scots Words and Place-names (SWAP) aimed to engage the Scottish public in talking about the Scots words that they use and hear around them and features a comprehensive glossary of Scots place-name elements.
SCOTS: Scottish Corpus Of Texts and Speech
The Scottish Corpora project has created large electronic corpora of written and spoken texts for the languages of Scotland, featuring nearly 4.6 million words of text, with audio recordings to accompany many of the spoken texts.
The resource provides ultrasound tongue imaging (UTI) and lip video of speech, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) video of speech, and 2D midsagittal head animations based on MRI and UTI data.
The Berwickshire Place-Name Resource
The resource includes historical research for all Berwickshire place-names on the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger map, including more than 1,600 place-names and 7,000 historical forms presented via a series of interactive maps.
The Bilingual Thesaurus of Everyday Life in Medieval England
The Bilingual Thesaurus of Everyday Life in Medieval England contains vocabulary relating to seven domains of everyday life for two languages in use in Medieval England.
The Edinburgh Gazetteer
An online edition of the Edinburgh Gazetteer, a controversial and short-lived radical Scottish newspaper from the turbulent 1790s, including an interactive map of reform societies.
The Historical Thesaurus of English
The University of Glasgow’s Historical Thesaurus of English is a unique resource charting the development of meaning in the huge and varied vocabulary of English. It consists of almost every recorded word in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day, all arranged into detailed hierarchies of meaning.
The People's Voice
The project examined the neglected impact that local poetry and song cultures had on Scottish popular politics in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and features a database of songs and a collection of audio recordings.
As told by some of Scotland's best writers, and illustrated with thousands of images from the collections of the city's world-famous libraries, museums and universities. From football to fashions, Auchenshuggle to Yoker, you'll find it all here.
University of Glasgow Story
An authoritative resource on the people and events that have shaped the University of Glasgow since its foundation in 1451.