The College works with partners throughout the community, including heritage organisations, commercial partners and fellow institutions, to explore innovative new avenues of research through digital methods.
Transaction costs and risk management during the first globalization (sixteenth-eighteenth centuries). A 'taster edition' of the database explores the concepts involved through specific voyages.
This collaborative project investigates how people in the Persianate world thought and spoke about law by examining and digitising Persian-language and bi-lingual legal documents to create an interactive database.
The Exeter Book project
The Exeter Book is one of the foundation documents of literature in English. This collaboration with Exeter Cathedral has made the entire book of Anglo-Saxon poetry available online and accessible to all.
Artists and academics collaborated to create vivid responses to descriptions of famine in early modern India and Britain, which are now displayed in an online exhibit.
Famine and Dearth
This collaborative project produced a publicly accessible database of selected primary sources relating to famine in early modern India and Britain.
Translating the letters of the Duchess d’Elbeuf, an eyewitness source for the French Revolution, into English for the first time and creating a publically available digital edition.
Poetry of the Lancashire Cotton Famine 1861-5
Aiming to collect and interpret the poems written about the Lancashire 'Cotton Famine', making them freely available in a searchable text database.
Phase One of the Hardy’s Correspondents project, brings to the public images and fully annotated transcriptions of 100 letters to Thomas Hardy.
Sustainable ICTs in the Digitised University
Universities are increasingly utilising digital technologies to deliver their services, but at what environmental cost?
Panorama of London
This project used high resolution photography and digital stitching to create an interactive online version of Smyth’s 1845 Panorama of London from the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum collections.
Rowntree Business Lectures
Exploring the impact of the Rowntree Business Lectures on the development of the Interwar British Management Movement, this project makes lecture and conference material publicly available.
Reframing Vivien Leigh
Insights into the life and stardom of the actress Vivien Leigh, represented through digital exhibitions of objects and documents, including 3D models of some of the actress’s iconic dresses.
Hardy and Heritage
Collaborating with Dorset County Museum, 'Hardy and Heritage’ aims to create a digital database of a selection of the letters written to poet and novelist, Thomas Hardy (1840 -1928).
Showcasing objects from UK heritage collections and using them as the basis for teaching resources on the themes of gender, sexual diversity and health.
The Worlds of Mandaean Priests
A glimpse of the festivals, rituals and practices of a community in southern Mesopotamia, this archive contains video and slideshows showing their daily lives and milestone events. It provides a fascinating insight into a complex and rich culture.
The Exeter Manuscripts project made a 10th-century medieval manuscript available to the public by digitising it as an app.
Touching the Past
Working with the National Museum of Scotland, this project explored 3D scanning and printing alongside traditional crafted replicas to provide sensory engagement in traditional museums.
Grand Challenges is an opportunity for first year undergraduates to explore some of the world's greatest contemporary issues.
Russian Poetry Canon
This project examined post-Soviet revisions to the canon of twentieth-century Russian poetry and developed a complete interactive database of active Russian poets in the years 1991-2008.
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.
The Stuart Successions project examined writing printed at the moments of royal and protectoral succession in Britain between 1603 and 1702.
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.
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.
The Poly-Olbion project produced a digital scholarly edition of the 15,000-line poem using TEI/ XML encoding, making it publicly available online
The Children's Poly-Olbion project built on the Poly-Olbion project, holding creative workshops for children with special educational needs to make the text more accessible to a wider audience.
Virtual Magic Bowl
Inherited from the University of Southampton, this project digitised an archive of Aramaic incantation bowls, using photography and 3D scanning.
Thomas Hardy and Clothing
In partnership with Dorset County Museum, the Thomas Hardy and Clothing project built a searchable database of all mentions of clothing in Hardy’s writing.
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.
Places of Poetry
This project collected poetic responses to lived experiences from the public across England and Wales, creating an interactive map-based website where over 7,000 poems can be discovered.
War in Other Words
This research student project built a repository of documents about the First World War in different languages and held workshops to record and translate them.
Subtitling World Cinema
'Subtitling World Cinema' seeks to make lost or unknown world film available to English-speaking audiences through subtitling and digitisation.
Poetry by Numbers
Working with colleagues in Computer Science, the Poetry by Numbers project explored the Victorian 'Eureka Machine' and presented their findings in a website.
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.
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.
Architecture and Ascetism
Architecture and Asceticism provides an archive of digital surrogates for art, architecture and archaeology in Syria and Georgia.
Syon at 600
This project has been digitising manuscripts from the Syon Abbey archive now kept in the Special Collections at Exeter.
Writer on the Train
Taking train travel as a starting point, this project used smart phones and GPS to deliver travel writing that shrinks and stretches to match a journey.
Work with organisations
Professor Gabriella Giannachi researches performance and new media documentation. Often working in collaboration with computer scientists, she devises ways to digitise and share collection data for artists and museums.
The Risk Taker's Survival Guide
This project worked with commercial partners Rubber Republic to produce an interactive documentary exploring our engagement with day-to-day risk.