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. Find out more
There are 34 projects listed:
A History of Working-Class Marriage, 1855-1976
The project explores the history of working-class courtship, marriage and marriage breakdown in Scotland in the period from the civil registration of marriages in 1855 to the introduction of no-fault divorce legislation in 1976.
Bess of Hardwick's Letters
Bess of Hardwick's Letters brings together, for the first time, the remarkable letters written to and from Bess of Hardwick (c.1521/2 or 1527-1608), one of Elizabethan England's most famous figures.
Bridging the Continental Divide
The project produced an electronic edition of a selection of the Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum, the largest anthology of Scottish neo-Latin poetry ever produced. The edition features original scans of the entire 1,272 page text, and a full transcription and translation of 11 of the 37 poets featured.
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.
Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
A publicly accessible, online scholarly edition of one of the most important archives of eighteenth-century medical "consultation letters", containing more than 20,000 digitised pages.
Corpas na Gàidhlig
Corpas na Gàidhlig aims to provide a comprehensive electronic corpus of Scottish Gaelic texts for students and researchers of Scottish Gaelic language, literature and culture.
Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler
Based on records of over 13,000 letters, including copies surviving in public and private collections around the world, the online edition makes available around 10,000 letters sent to and from Whistler during the period from 1855 to 1903.
Correspondence of William Henry Fox Talbot Project
The Project has prepared a comprehensive edition of the nearly 10,000 letters to and from William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877), the Wiltshire polymath best known for his invention of photography.
The project explores Romantic-period accounts of journeys into Wales and Scotland with a focus on the writings of the Flintshire naturalist and antiquarian Thomas Pennant (1726-1798), whose published Tours of both countries did so much to awaken public interest in the ‘peripheries’ of Britain.
DASG: Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic / Dachaigh airson Stòras na Gàidhlig
The Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic is the University of Glasgow's online repository of digitised texts, lexical resources and audio recordings for Scottish Gaelic.
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
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.
Early cinema in Scotland
The project brings together a range of resources and archive records to produce an integrated account of the beginnings of cinema in Scotland, including more than 600 venues and 500 films.
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.
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.
Historical Music of Scotland
At HMS.scot you can find the details of over 200 Scottish printed sources of fiddle music from before 1850. There also images and indexes of 22 whole books from the University of Glasgow and Perth's A K Bell Library. Browse the collection, search for tunes and composers, and play the tunes!
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.
James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was a major figure in 19th century printmaking and created 490 etchings. Over 9500 impressions of these prints have been located and investigated during the project, which completes a series of catalogues raisonnés of Whistler's oeuvre.
The Linguistic DNA of Modern Western Thought uses digital methods and resources to analyse more than 5 million pages of printed texts. This data represents works printed in English, or in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales from 1473 to 1800.
Mackintosh Architecture: Context, Making and Meaning
The project provides a richly-illustrated Catalogue of all known architectural projects by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, including over 1200 drawings by Mackintosh and the practice, analytical and contextual essays, a timeline and glossary.
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.
Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951
The Mapping Sculpture database contains over 50,000 records relating to sculptural practice between 1851 and 1951, including around 3,500 sculptors, 15,000 objects and 1,300 exhibitions.
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.
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.
People of Medieval Scotland 1093-1371
A database of all known people of Scotland between 1093 and 1314 mentioned in over 8600 contemporary documents. It is also being extended to 1371 to include all those lands, peoples and relationships mentioned in royal charters between 1314 and 1371.
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: 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.
Situating Pacific Barkcloth Production in Time and Place
The project aims to transform our understanding of Pacific barkcloth through research into the historical, cultural and material significance of three internationally important collections.
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 Musicians' Union: A Social History
The website for ‘The Musicians’ Union: A Social History’ features a timeline of the Union and biographies of the general secretaries.