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Subject area: Information Studies (School of Humanities, College of Arts)
There are 29 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.
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 It replicates Goldsworthy's Slide Cabinet Index, and includes previously unpublished material from Goldsworthy's Sketchbook Diaries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Revealing the Hidden Collections
Search the collections and items held in Scottish university museums through a single search facility.
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.
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.
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 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 Study and Digitisation of Italian Emblems
A corpus of 16th-century emblem books composed by Italian authors made available to browsing and searching, both in the form of photographic reproductions and as transcribed texts.
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.