[Humanist] 24.536 new: Scottish corpus; tools

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Dec 2 09:55:34 CET 2010


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 536.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "David Beavan" <d.beavan at englang.arts.gla.ac.uk>          (30)
        Subject: Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (CMSW) launch

  [2]   From:    "Knight, Gareth" <gareth.knight at kcl.ac.uk>                (10)
        Subject: New this month at www.arts-humanities.net


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        Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 12:57:02 -0000
        From: "David Beavan" <d.beavan at englang.arts.gla.ac.uk>
        Subject: Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (CMSW) launch

Dear Willard, Dear all, I hope this new resource is of interest:

Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (CMSW) launch

St Andrew's Day marks the public launch of the University of Glasgow's
latest Digital Humanities project, the Corpus of Modern Scottish
Writing. For the first time the resource makes freely available a wide
range of documents in Scots and Scottish English from 1700-1945, ranging
from a rare first edition of Robert Burns' poems to letters from the
explorer David Livingstone to murder trial transcripts dating back to
the 1750s.

The free online resource contains texts, digital images and searchable
transcriptions, and can be found at:

http://www.scottishcorpus.ac.uk/cmsw/

The Corpus also features James Hogg's first ever book - a treatise on
diseases of sheep; personal accounts of the 1715 uprising; letters to
Scotland from the French-Indian war and from emigrants to Australia in
the 19th century. City Council minutes are also present along with a
work on spiritualism by Arthur Conan Doyle, novels and student
disciplinary trials of the 18th century and a selection of personal
letters and diaries that give an invaluable insight into Scottish life
in days gone by.

The CMSW project has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research
Council (AHRC), and run by the University's Department of English
Language, now part of the School of Critical Studies.

-- 
David Beavan
English Language Computing Manager
University of Glasgow
+44 (0)141 330 2382
http://www.scottishcorpus.ac.uk/
The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401



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        Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:33:21 +0000
        From: "Knight, Gareth" <gareth.knight at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: New this month at www.arts-humanities.net

www.arts-humanities.net aims to support and advance the use and understanding of digital tools and methods for research and teaching in the arts and humanities. It provides access to a wide range of relevant resources, including: a catalogue of digital A&H projects, a calendar of upcoming relevant events, a directory of centres, a job portal and a comprehensive bibliography of A&H research.

This month we open up the Tools section for wider use, enabling registered members to record details of software tools that they have developed or use within their research projects. The web site currently holds descriptions of 90 software tools in use within the arts & humanities. Please visit http://www.arts-humanities.net/tools for further information.
 
www.arts-humanities.net is hosted by the Centre for e-Research at King's College London and is developed in collaboration with several groups and projects. It has received funding from JISC, AHRC and the Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC).
-- 
Gareth Knight
Digital Curation Specialist
Centre for e-Research, King's College London
email: gareth.knight at kcl.ac.uk
phone: 0207 848 1979




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