About this website
We have created this website as a prototype to investigate how we can display and explore historical manuscripts in an interesting way. We've aimed to turn these seemingly impenetrable documents into something that is interesting, intriguing, informative and accessible.
We hope to learn from the success (or otherwise) of this site and take this work forward to open up more documents and archives to the general public.
This prototype has been made possible through the Collaborative Arts Triple Helix Project, a research project by the University of Birmingham in partnership with University of Leicester. The Collaborative Arts Triple Helix Project has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of their Creative Economy Knowledge Exchange programme.
- Dr. Mel Evans is a lecturer at the University of Birmingham with a particular interest in the work of linguistics, literature and history in the field of Early Modern studies.
Contact her on [email protected]
- Frank Hargrave is Director of Norton Priory Museum & Gardens. The story of these two letters revolves around the events that took place at Norton Priory, and their popular museum & gardens are open for visiting all year round. We highly recommend you visit if you can!
Visit nortonpriory.org or contact him on [email protected]
- Dr. Adair Richards is an academic and public engagement specialist with a particular interest in bringing to life some of the fantastic work that goes in Universities.
Contact him on [email protected]
- Harrison Brown is a designer and web developer. He runs Suru Partners which helps organisations design, create and manage applications and websites.
Visit surupartners.com or contact him on [email protected]
- Audio recordings: José A. Pérez Díez, Doctoral Researcher at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham