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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.
A Thesaurus of Old English
A Thesaurus of Old English is conceptually arranged, and presents the vocabulary of Anglo-Saxon England within ordered categories. It consists of more than 50,000 Old English words arranged into more than 22,000 categories.
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 It replicates Goldsworthy's Slide Cabinet Index, and includes previously unpublished material from Goldsworthy's Sketchbook Diaries.
ARIES: Assisted Revision in English Style
ARIES is designed to assist you in your academic writing, through strengthening your grammar and developing your academic style.
Basics of English Metre
Using this app, you can learn more about English metre through a series of interactive exercises.
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.
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.
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 Currie
The database collects and itemises the correspondence written to and by James Currie, the first biographer and editor of Robert Burns.
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
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).
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.
Edinburgh's Enlightenment, 1680-1750
An interactive map of Edinburgh locations of relevance to Allan Ramsay and the First Age of Enlightenment.
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.
English Grammar: An Introduction
Available as a website and an app for iOS and Android devices, this resource provides an introduction to the basic concepts underlying the grammar of Modern English via interactive exercises.
Essentials of Old English
The resource provides a short, structured linguistic account of Old English and features a series of interactive exercises to test your knowledge.
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.
Glasgow Incunabula Project
The project produced a catalogue of more than 1,000 incunabula in the University of Glasgow Library and other Glasgow institutions.
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.
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.
International Exhibitions: 1851-1938
A 'visual library' of images and text from nine major international exhibitions between 1851 and 1938
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.
Learning with the online Thesaurus of Old English (TOE)
Explore aspects of Anglo-Saxon language and culture through the study of Old English vocabulary arranged in semantic categories.
The official Lev Shestov website, under the aegis of the Lev Shestov Studies Society and the Shestov Journal.
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.
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 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.
National Collecting Scheme Scotland
The website presents a searchable database of all of the contemporary art acquisitions that have been developed and supported through the National Collecting Scheme Scotland.
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.
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.
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.
The project develops recent work on the literature of Scottish Romanticism by bringing a new regional emphasis to bear, focusing on Dumfriesshire and Galloway during a sixty-year period between 1770 and 1830.
Revealing the Hidden Collections
Search the collections and items held in Scottish university museums through a single search facility.
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'.
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.
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.
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 Words and Place-names
Scots Words and Place-names (SWAP) aimed to engage the Scottish public in talking about the Scots words that they use and hear around them and features a comprehensive glossary of Scots place-name elements.
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 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 Bilingual Thesaurus of Everyday Life in Medieval England
The Bilingual Thesaurus of Everyday Life in Medieval England contains vocabulary relating to seven domains of everyday life for two languages in use in Medieval England.
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 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.
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.
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.