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Studying Languages

This site has been made in conjunction with the Why study languages initiative. Although there is a lot of general 'student' advice, languages specific help is harder to come by. The site is written by undergraduates to provide straightforward and relevant information about studying languages, linguistics and cultural studies at university. Continue reading →

700 Reasons for Studying Languages

This is a useful resource for marketing languages and helping educators to promote language study and design. It includes a searchable database of rationales for studying languages, a downloadable report describing research carried out by LLAS and identifies more than 700 reasons for studying languages. This research will be particularly useful for educators, especially those encouraging students to continue with languages. Continue reading →


This website introduces a new way of storing, managing and publishing Humanities teaching resources on the web. Users can share handouts, exercises, podcasts, videos and anything else they can imagine. The HumBox website was created by the HumBox project. Continue reading →

Language Box

The Language Box is a place where students and teachers of languages can publish and share their learning materials, resources and links on the web. You can use the resources directly, or create new activities to put your own twist on things. The Language Box is funded by JISC and designed, built and run by the Faroes project team at the University of Southampton and the University of Portsmouth. Continue reading →

Prosopography of the Babylonian Magic Bowls

The main reason for compiling a database of personal names included in the Babylonian magic bowls is a desire to find out more about the individuals behind the magic. Who were the people that made use of magical texts and magical items? What can we say about their personal lives, as reflected in the articles of magic they left behind? There are several ways to approach these questions, and one of them is prosopography. Continue reading →

German-Speaking Emigrés 
in British Cinema: A Biographical Database

Part of an AHRC-funded project, this database covers extensive information on the hundred most influential émigrés in British cinema, from the 1920s through to the post-World War II period. From the mid-1920s onwards, film personnel from Central Europe contributed immensely to the British film industry. After Hitler’s rise to power in 1933, their number grew steadily due to their expulsion from German studios, the great majority of them being of Jewish origin. Continue reading →

Revisualising Ptolemy’s Geographia

Claudius Ptolemy’s monumental 2nd Century treatise, the Geographike hyphegesis, is one of the most important works in the history of cartography and gave a significant impetus to the Age of Discovery following its reappearance in Western Europe in 1397. Ptolemy’s great contribution to cartographic science was the separation of geographic data from its representation. Continue reading →

Electronic Visualisation of Nineteenth-century French Literary-scientific Texts: Flaubert’s Tentation de Saint Antoine

Electronic Visualisation of nineteenth-century French literary-scientific texts is an interactive electronic visualisation tool for the delivery of research-led teaching in nineteenth-century French literature, history and culture. This tool has been implemented via Web 2.0 technologies to allow students to explore the multiple perspectives, themes, contexts and timelines within their core texts. The tool also includes the core text in French and English for comparative, linguistic study. Continue reading →

EAP Toolkit for International Students

The EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Toolkit is a set of versatile online learning resources in study skills and EAP for international students. It contains over 100 interactive learning resources (designed as 'learning objects') or 80 hours of activity-based learning. University of Southampton international students are automatically registered to use this resource and can find a link to it on their homepage of Blackboard. Continue reading →