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musicSpace

About musicSpace Efforts over the past decade to digitise scholarly musicological materials have revolutionised the academic research process.  However, online research in musicology remains constrained by the segregation of knowledge into isolated databases, and by archaic metadata (i.e. the information used to identify and classify materials in a collection). Continue reading →

Lived Experience at Bodiam, Scotney and Ightham in the Later Middle Ages

Bodiam, Scotney and Ightham are gentry houses in south-east England.   All three were initially constructed during the 14th century. They provide a focussed research area with a range of documentary and archaeological evidence from the later middle ages. Although lived experience has been discussed frequently in prehistory it has rarely been applied to medieval sites.  The concept suggests new ways to examine these buildings from a novel, subjective perspective. Continue reading →

Complex Networks in Archaeology

The vast, interrelated nature of archaeological data attests to our complex human past and present.  Evidence of the relationships between people and things are key tools in the analysis of past human movements and networks, and can be used to see beyond traditional archaeological narratives. For example, consider an amphora that was produced by potters in a workshop in the south of Spain—then transported by ship to the capital of Rome, and finally discarded after use. Continue reading →

Portus Project

Portus (Fiumicino) was the maritime port of ancient Rome and, together with the neighbouring river port at Ostia, was the focus of a network of ports serving Imperial Rome between the mid-1st century AD and the 6th century AD.  It was established by Claudius in the mid-1st century AD, enlarged by Trajan, and subsequently modified during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. Continue reading →

Digital Humanities Distributed Lab

sotonDH gained funding from the Student Centredness fund to integrate spaces in the Faculty through online technology to create a single distributed lab. This is now being expanded to connect to other facilities at Highfield currently (music and computer science), and WSA. Social media technology will be tailored to offer students involved in Digital Humanities the opportunity to collaborate and share activities. Continue reading →