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Small Grants, Page 4

sotonDH provides small grants for PhD students at the University of Southampton. Contact sotonDH for the application process. Some of our recently funded projects are described here.

Mapping Libel Performance in Early Modern Devon: Results

The pilot resource mapping a sample of the performance-based libel cases from early-modern Devon is now complete. Its layers include the locations used for performance in all ten libel cases with attribute tables associated giving information about each case ā€“ these are plotted on a modern map of Devon showing geographical features such as county boundaries, elevation and rivers. Continue reading →

sotonDH Small Grants: Introducing ā€˜Mapping Libel Performance in Early Modern Devonā€™

Accounts of early modern libel survive in the Star Chamber records, from which I have transcribed the Devon cases; these libels, I argue, should be seen as public performances and analysed in light of this. Having received a SotonDH grant, work has begun on a digital mapping resource which aims to present instances of performance-based libel from the county of Devon alongside key features of the contemporary landscape in order to demonstrate their performance nature. Continue reading →

Virtually Reconstructing Musical Numbers: The Modellerā€™s Perspective

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to get involved in a unique inter-disciplinary project, one that has taken me outside of my usual research area, as part of the SotonDH small grants. The project is a collaboration with Beth Carroll, who for her film studies PhD thesis is analysing the genre of musicals ā€“ specifically the phenomenon of the ā€˜musical numberā€™. Continue reading →