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There are 30 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.
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.
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.
Commemorations of Saints in Scottish Place-Names
A map-based database containing 5000 places, 13,000 place-names, and some 750 saints potentially commemorated in these names across Scotland.
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.
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.
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.
Edinburgh's Enlightenment, 1680-1750
An interactive map of Edinburgh locations of relevance to Allan Ramsay and the First Age of Enlightenment.
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.
Exhibition Culture in London 1878-1908
The project documents the commercial and artist led world of the London gallery beyond major institutions such as the Royal Academy and records over 3,000 exhibitions and 900 galleries in London between 1878 and 1908.
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 Incunabula Project
The project produced a catalogue of more than 1,000 incunabula in the University of Glasgow Library and other Glasgow institutions.
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!
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.
International Exhibitions: 1851-1938
A 'visual library' of images and text from nine major international exhibitions between 1851 and 1938
The official Lev Shestov website, under the aegis of the Lev Shestov Studies Society and the Shestov Journal.
Louise Jopling: A Research Project
A site is about the artist Louise Jopling (1843-1933), painter of portraits, genre and interiors, teacher and suffragist.
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.
Magazin zur Erfahrungsseelenkunde, K. P. Moritz, digital edition
A digital edition of the original text of the Magazine of Empirical Psychology, the earliest German psychological journal (1783-1793), available for the first time in a scientifically reliable version.
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.
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'.
Runaway Slaves in Britain: bondage, freedom and race in the eighteenth century
The project features a searchable database of well over eight hundred newspaper advertisements placed by masters and owners seeking the capture and return of enslaved and bound people who had escaped.
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 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.
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.