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. Find out more
Subject area: History (School of Humanities, College of Arts)
There are 4 projects listed:
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.
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.
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 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.