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
Recent updates and additions
The twenty most recently updated or added projects are listed below
A historical dictionary of Anglo-Norman French featuring more than 155,000 citations, fully dated and presented in chronological order per sense.
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.
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.
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.
Correspondence of James Currie
The database collects and itemises the correspondence written to and by James Currie, the first biographer and editor of Robert Burns.
University of Glasgow Story
An authoritative resource on the people and events that have shaped the University of Glasgow since its foundation in 1451.
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 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 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 Paintings of James McNeill Whistler: A Catalogue Raisonné
The online catalogue includes some 550 oil paintings and over 1700 works on paper dating from ca 1850 to 1903. The evolution of each painting from sketch to final oil is described and illustrated.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Revealing the Hidden Collections
Search the collections and items held in Scottish university museums through a single search facility.
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'.
Romaunt of the Rose
A digital edition of Chaucer's Romaunt of the Rose (MS Hunter 409) featuring facsimile images, transcribed text and editorial notes.
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.