University of Hull

project: An electronic edition of Domesday Book (1086): interlinked translation, facsimile, databases, mapping, scholarly commentary, software

The text of Domesday Book is notoriously ambiguous, its array of social and economic statistics hitherto inaccessible, and the majority of individuals and many places unidentified. This electronic edition aims to make Domesday Book both more accessible and more intelligible by presenting its contents in a variety of forms: a translation, databases of names, places and statistics, and a detailed scholarly commentary on all matters of interest or obscurity in the text. All forms of the data are cross-referenced, and all can be used with standard applications. [read more]

project: Ellen Terry and Edith Craig Database

This project will result in a fully searchable, web-based database catalogue which describes in detail the papers of the Victorian actress, Ellen Terry (1847-1928) and her daughter, the theatre director, Edith Craig (1869-1947). A descriptive catalogue will also be created from the database and will be published in book format. The papers recorded in this project are owned by the National Trust at Smallhythe Place, Tenterden, Kent, the former home of Ellen Terry. [read more]

project: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: a revised and enlarged database

The Trans-Atlantic slave trade remains a major field of academic enquiry and public interest. Work by numerous scholars over three decades culminated in the publication in 1999 of a CD-ROM containing data on 27,233 slaving voyages between 1519 and 1867. Unprecedented in scale and detail, this unique record nevertheless had major gaps, notably with respect to the early history of slave trafficking as well as that to Brazil more generally. [read more]

project: History in the Making: preparation of a genetic edition, dataset and hypertext of Part III, Chapter 1 of Flaubert's L'Education Sentimentale

L’Éducation sentimentale has long been viewed as a novel of major significance in the canon of nineteenth-century fiction. Of particular interest is its depiction of the major historical events of the period in which it is set, the period 1840-51. By far the richest section in the novel from a historical point of view is Part III, Chapter I, which depicts the February Revolution, the political clubs that sprouted in its wake, and the prelude to and aftermath of the June Days. [read more]