Research projects

The College works with heritage organisations, commercial partners and fellow institutions to explore innovative new avenues of research that digital methods give us access to.

War in Other Words

This research student project is building a repository of documents about the First World War in different languages and holding workshops to record and translate them

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Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges is an opportunity for first year undergraduates to explore some of the world's greatest contemporary issues

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Thomas Hardy and Clothing

In partnership with Dorset County Museum, the Thomas Hardy and Clothing project aims to create a searchable database of all mentions of clothing in Hardy’s writing.

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Privy Council Papers

This project presents the first digital catalogue of the 'Printed Papers' of Appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC), containing key details for 9,368 cases decided between 1792-1998.

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Syon at 600

This project has been digitising manuscripts from the Syon Abbey archive now kept in the Special Collections at Exeter.

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Great War Cornish Soldier

Undergraduate students at Penryn used social media to share extracts from a local soldier’s diary, 100 years to-the-day that they were written.

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The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye project created an installation and later a digital archive of letters written by members of the public to those who left their homes to serve in the Great War

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Famine and Dearth

This collaborative project will produce a publicly accessible database of selected primary sources relating to famine in early modern India and Britain.

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Hidden Florence

Created in partnership with mobile app-development company Calvium, Hidden Florence is a smartphone app that uses GPS tracking to offer a guide to 15th-century Florence

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Poetry by numbers

Working with colleagues in Computer Science, the Poetry by Numbers project explores the Victorian 'Eureka Machine'

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Virtual Magic Bowl

Inherited from the University of Southampton, this project is digitising an archive of Aramaic incantation bowls, using photography and 3D scanning.

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Children's Poly Olbion

The Children's Poly-Olbion project builds on the Poly-Olbion project, holding creative workshops for children with special educational needs to make the text more accessible to a wider audience.

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Writer on the Train

Taking train travel as a starting point, this project uses smart phones and GPS to deliver travel writing that shrinks and stretches to match a journey.

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The Risk Taker's Survival Guide

This project is working with commercial partners Rubber Republic to produce an interactive documentary exploring our engagement with day-to-day risk.

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Poly Olbion

The Poly-Olbion project aims to produce a digital scholarly edition of the 15,000-line poem using TEI/XML encoding, making it publicly available online

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SiteWorks

SiteWorks is a mobile-friendly site that presents an interactive tour of performances in San Francisco 1969-85 using GPS, way finding, layered mapping and timelines.

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Grecian Archive

Working with donors, UG and PG students to digitise the archives of the local football club, including the scanning of 3D artefacts, to create a rich visual and oral history of the club.

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Architecture and Ascetism

Architecture and Asceticism provides an archive of digital surrogates for art, architecture and archaeology in Syria and Georgia.

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Stuart Successions

The Stuart Successions project is examining writing printed at the moments of royal and protectoral succession in Britain between 1603 and 1702.

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Touching the past

Working with the National Museum of Scotland, this project explores 3D scanning and printing alongside traditional crafted replicas to provide sensory engagement in traditional museums

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Exeter Manuscripts

The Exeter Manuscripts project is making a 10th-century medieval manuscript available to the public by digitising it as an app.

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Ipplepen

This archaeological dig has been a student and a community excavation project since 2011, and has used techniques such as 3D scanning to archive and catalogue excavated objects.

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Russian Poetry Canon

This project will examine post-Soviet revisions to the canon of twentieth-century Russian poetry, developing a complete interactive database of active Russian poets in the years 1991-2008.

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Painting for the salon

In collaboration with the Archives des Musées Nationaux, The Louvre and the BnF, the Salon Artists project provides a searchable database of all entries to the Salon for the period 1827-1850.

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Hardy's Correspondents

Collaborating with Dorset County Museum, 'Hardy’s Correspondents’ aims to create a digital database of over 4,000 letters written to poet and novelist, Thomas Hardy (1840 -1928).

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