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Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities

Web archives are an increasingly important resource for arts and humanities researchers, yet we have neither the expertise nor the tools to use them effectively.

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Born digital big data and methods for history and the humanities

In recent years we have all become familiar with the notion of information overload, the digital deluge, the information explosion, and numerous variations on this idea.

British and Irish Furniture Makers Online

British and Irish Furniture Makers Online (BIFMO) is a searchable and freely accessible online database, comprising the Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840, and London Joiners’ Company apprenticeship bindings and freedom admissions, 1640-1720.

British Library, Cotton Claudius B. IV, fo. 59

Early English Laws Project

Early English Laws is a project to publish online and in print new editions and translations of all English legal codes, edicts, and treatises produced up to the time of Magna Carta 1215.

Tobias and Sarah on their wedding night, stained glass, image copyright Victoria and Albert Museum


TOBIAS (the Thesaurus of British and Irish History as SKOS) is an AHRC-funded project.