The Maldives Heritage Survey aims to systematically inventory and document endangered tangible cultural heritage in the Maldives – including mosques, cemeteries, Buddhist temple ruins, and other historical structures and physical objects – through digital photography, laser scanning, 3D modelling, and GIS to create an open-access resource website and heritage database. The materials documented through this work are critically endangered, facing both natural and human threats that jeopardize the survival and accessibility of historical information for this vital node in pre-modern global economic and religious networks at the cross-roads of an interconnected Indian Ocean world. The project was led by Dr R. Michael Feener (Faculty of History / Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies) The Maldives Heritage Survey aims to systematically inventory and document endangered tangible cultural heritage in the Maldives – including mosques, cemeteries, Buddhist temple ruins, and other historical structures and physical objects – through digital photography, laser scanning, 3D modelling, and GIS to create an open-access resource website and heritage database. The materials documented through this work are critically endangered, facing both natural and human threats that jeopardize the survival and accessibility of historical information for this vital node in pre-modern global economic and religious networks at the cross-roads of an interconnected Indian Ocean world.
This is the output of the Digital Editions course at Oxford University, a practical training course in creating a digital edition of an out of copyright text. I digitised a Victorian description of the Sir John Soane’s Museum, London. The museum presents a collection of items from a range of eras. A special aspect of this project is that the museum has remained much the same since Soane's death; in 1833, the founder John Soane secured the preservation of the collection and its presentation, through an Act of Parliament. Soane was an architect and teacher as well as a collector, and designed his museum for teaching, and included residential space and his architectural practice. The text of this edition was encoded using an XML editing software.
This database transcribes data on goods exported from, and imported to, the island of Jamaica between circa 1800 and 1845, including data - where available - on the types of items, the ports of destination (for exports) and the ports of receipt (for imports). The data was collected from tables produced by the colonial House of Assembly in Jamaica during this period and published in the Journals of the House of Assembly (for 1800-26) and the Votes of the House of Assembly (for 1827-45). The figures provided in the Journals and Votes represent a contemporary summary of the customs data collected by the Naval Officer and Collector of Customs. Data is also included from several reports made by the assembly concerning earlier imports. Data is missing for the years 1829/30, 1830/1 and 1832/3 when the figures were not reported in the Votes. The data reflects the concerns of the assembly and the planters in it. Exports reported include sugar, rum, coffee, cotton, ginger, pimento and hardwoods. Imports include provisions (such as flour, cornmeal, bread, fish and rice), stores (such as barrel staves, roof shingles, timbers), livestock (horses, cattle, asses, mules) and a wide range of other items. They do not include British and foreign manufactures imported into Jamaica and then re-exported, or commodities imported and exported through the free ports of the island. Unless otherwise noted, years follow the financial year of the island, running from 30 September to 29 September i.e. "1824/5" refers to the period 30 September 1824 to 29 September 1825. Transcription revealed several errors in addition in the original tables, but on the whole was generally accurate. However, commodities and units were not reported consistently, with rum, for example, being reported in barrels, casks, hogsheads, kegs and puncheons. These have been left as they were in the original. Information on the typical volumes and capacities of these containers, and the prices of commodities, can be found in the secondary literature: B.W. Higman, 'Slave population and economy in Jamaica, 1807-34' (UWI Press, 1995) Appendix I 'Weights, measures and values' pp. 235-42.
This record contains supplementary files for the article “Monumental funerary landscapes of Dhar Tagant (southeastern Mauritania): towards ethical satellite remote sensing in the West African Sahel” by Gonzalo Linares Matás and Jonathan Lim, published in 2021 in the Journal of Archaeological Prospection (Article DOI: 10.1002/arp.1817). Two files are included: 1) A zip file, “Morphometric analysis of tumuli features”, containing an ArcPy script (as a .html and Jupyter Notebook .ipynb file) for processing shapefiles representing the tumuli for further analysis in R. 2) A R script file, “R Script_Monumental Funerary Landscapes of Dhar Tagant.R for carrying out statistical analysis on tumuli morphometrics. This entry is linked to a separate record, containing a table detailing the geometric data of tumuli features in Dhar Tagant. DOI: 10.5287/bodleian:nryv1oB2r
Archived web-pages regarding EEBO-TCP and the Test Creation Partnership, including html for TCP mission, history, projects, resources and other documentation. The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) ran from 1999 as an innovative collaboration between the Universities of Oxford and Michigan, funded by Jisc in the UK and by over 150 academic partner institutions worldwide. Its aim was to capture the earliest extant edition of every English-language work published during the first two centuries of printing in England, and to convert this material into fully-searchable texts. The EEBO-TCP corpus covers the period from 1473 to 1700 and is estimated to comprise more than two million pages and nearly a billion words. It represents a history of the printed word in England from the birth of the printing press to the reign of William and Mary, and it contains texts of incomparable significance for research across all academic disciplines, including literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science. Having previously been available only to academic institutions which subscribe to ProQuest’s Early English Books Online resource, over 25,000 texts from the first phase of EEBO-TCP were made freely available as open data in the public domain from January 2015.
These data were originally assembled for a D.Phil. at the University of Oxford, which has now been published as a monograph. If you would like to cite this material, please refer to my book: Hanson, J. W., (2016), An Urban Geography of the Roman World, 100 B.C. to A.D. 300, (Oxford: Archaeopress). More information about how urbanism was defined, how the catalogue was compiled, how the size of the inhabited area of each site was measured, and other details can be found in the same work. These data are not intended to be final and reflect the state of knowledge in the field in 2016.