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PATINA: Personal Architectonics Through INteractions with Artefacts

The PATINA project aims to revolutionise the design of technologies for supporting research. It was awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) through the RCUK Digital Economy programme and will run for three years from June 2010. The project is designed to be transformative in terms of research practice. Continue reading →

Pleasure, politics and war: The role of Charles II’s yachts

Charles II was the first English king to own and race yachts. Their interiors were decorated to mimic many aspects of the king's state apartments and they were equipped with cannon - as such they were a symbol of royal authority. However, these yachts were more than a recreational diversion: they were leant to ambassadors and when necessary fought alongside the warships of the Royal Navy. Continue reading →

Cantum Pulcriorem Invenire

The Latin song of the period c 1170 to c 1320, called conductus by contemporary authors, was composed and cultivated in both monophonic and polyphonic forms. Unlike its contemporary genres, the motet and organum, it was not based on any pre-existing musical or poetic material. The conductus may thus be recognised as the first coherent repertory of polyphonic music that was entirely composed – poetry and music – for the first time. Continue reading →

Ways of Seeing the English Domestic Interior, 1500-1700: the case of decorative textiles

Catherine Richardson from the Canterbury Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies has secured funding from the AHRC for a research network that will investigate peoples’ experience of household life in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries – the time in which Shakespeare was writing – and consider how we might use this information to enhance our experience of visiting historic properties in the twenty-first century. Continue reading →


PARNASSUS is an interdisciplinary research project based at the University of Bath investigating the adverse environmental effects and adaptation measures needed for the protection of cultural heritage from climate change impact. The project is implemented under 'The Science and Heritage Programme' , funded by the AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council) and EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council). Continue reading →

Alan Sorrell Project

Alan Sorrell (1904-1974) was an artist best known for his reconstruction drawings of historic sites and monuments, and tableaux of ancient life. His distinctive style—with contrasts of light and dark, and threateningly stormy or unstable backdrops—was carefully researched for accuracy, and has proven inspirational both to archaeologists and the broader public. Continue reading →

Çatalhöyük Visualisation Project

The University of Southampton’s archaeological visualisation team, led by Professor Stephanie Moser, has been conducting research at the internationally-renowned site of Çatalhöyük, Turkey, since 2009. This project is the first of its kind to examine the long-term visual corpus of an archaeological excavation and, based on this analysis, to develop new visuals for the site’s key audiences. Continue reading →


The EdShare learning and teaching resource and service was initially created by the JISC-funded EdSpace Project within the University of Southampton. The Project began in October 2007. The Project was led by Hugh Davis, University Director of Education with responsibility for Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), the Project Manager was and remains Debra Morris, a member of staff of the University Library. The Project itself was completed in April 2009. Continue reading →

Staffordshire Hoard

The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest find of Anglo-Saxon gold and silverwork ever found. It was discovered on the 5th July 2009 nearby to the village of Hammerwich, near Staffordshire. In its collection there were more than 1500 items that have been roughly dated to around the 7th-8th Centuries AD. The quality of the workmanship is extremely high and the sheer depth of artwork and skill seen in the find makes it a fascinating collection. Continue reading →