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‘Ludwig Hevesi and art in fin-de-siècle Vienna’. Review of: Ilona Sármány-Parsons, Bécs művészeti élete Ferenc József korában, ahogy Hevesi Lajos látta [The artistic life in Vienna in Franz Joseph’s time, as seen by Lajos Hevesi]. Budapest: Balassi Kiadó, 2019, 472 pp, 336 col. and b. & w. illus., bibliography, index, HUF 6,900 hdbk, ISBN 978-963-456-057-9.
Following a biographical outline of Ludwig Hevesi’s career, the volume chronicles the exhibition life of Vienna from the 1870s to 1910 with the help of Hevesi’s art criticism feuilletons examined in strict chronological order. His critiques are contextualized in contemporary art journalism, confront...
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Author : Sisa, József
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : modern art, nineteenth century, art and society, art criticism, art exhibitions, art patronage in Vienna, Secession in Vienna, Ludwig Hevesi, art critic
'A fresh look at Spain: urban views through foreign and domestic gazes (16th-19th centuries)'. Review of: Imago Urbis. Las ciudades españolas vistas por los viajeros (siglos XVI-XIX), Luis Sazatornil Ruiz and Vidal de la Madrid Álvarez (eds), Gijón (Asturias): Ediciones Trea and Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, 2019, 694pp., 412 col. Illus., €60.00 pbk ISBN 978-84-17987-45-9
This richly illustrated publication examines urban views of Spanish cities by Spanish and European travellers, from the 16th century to the 19th century. It was published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, Spain, in 2019 and consists of three introductory es...
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Author : Mateo, Matilde
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : Image of Spain, travellers in Spain, urban views, illustrated books, Spanish cities
Agency, affect and intention in art history: some observation
Recent years have seen a notable growth of interest in the operations of affect and agency in art. Works of art are said to have agency, primarily through their impact on the affectivity of the spectator. This turn is an inflection of a wider phenomenon in the humanities, motivated by interest in th...
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Author : Rampley, Matthew
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : Aby Warburg, Alfred Gell, David Freedberg, Griselda Pollock, Horst Bredekamp, agency, affect, emotion, feelings, anthropology, pathos formula
Art history scholarship between the 1820s and 1870s: contextualising the Eastlake library at the National Gallery, London
Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (1793-1865), the first Director of the National Gallery in London, was a figure of crucial significance in the shaping of art historical understanding in Britain between the 1820s and 1860s. His library, consisting of approximately 2,000 volumes, reflects his interests in t...
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Author : Lissamore, Katie and Franklin, Jonathan
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : Eastlake, Cicognara, libraries, bibliography, catalogues, National Gallery
Connoisseurship today between “top-down design” and “bottom-up’ capabilities
It is yet unknown if, in the foreseeable future, thanks to rapid increases in artificial intelligence capabilities, databases will take over standard tasks of art historians, such as the stylistic classification of drawings into centuries and schools and the attribution of works to specific artists....
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Author : Ketelsen, Thomas and Golle, Uwe
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : attributions, digitisation, materiality, technical aids
Delineating the history of art literature by genre: Julius von Schlosser revisited
Julius von Schlosser’s Die Kunstliteratur (1924) is a monumental handbook that has been used by generations of art historians. The present paper provides the first systematic analysis of its genesis alongside Schlosser’s biography from 1891 on – his objectives, his path and his doubts. Schlosser red...
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Author : Rosenberg, Raphael
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : Julius von Schlosser, Albert Dresdner, art literature, art discourse, art criticism, literary genres, treatises on the arts
Doing connoisseurship. Yesterday, today, tomorrow. Introductory remarks
The introduction seeks to concretize and expand on crucial connoisseurial practices such as comparing or verbalising. Starting from the three domains of connoisseurship, namely the judgment of an artwork’s quality, the attribution to an artist, and the question whether the art work is an original or...
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Author : Heyder, Joris Corin
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : Connoisseurship, practices, comparing, judging, practice theory, methodology
Four colours and the visual separation of adjacent areas: lessons from mapping and ancient paintings
That four colours were sufficient to differentiate adjacent countries on a map was a 19th century conjecture which has taken 150 years to prove mathematically. In a different sphere, and two and a half millennia earlier in Ancient Greece, many painters including Apelles favoured the use of four col...
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Author : Schott, G.D.
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : four colours, visual separation, mapping, ancient paintings
Introduction: ‘Historic libraries and the historiography of art’: articles arising from sessions held at the 107th College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, 13-16 February 2019, and the 108th College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, 12-15 February 2020
How libraries have shaped the writing and reception of art history and criticism was explored in two sessions held at the College Art Association’s 2019 and 2020 annual conferences. The papers, revised and presented in the following pages, employ a range of methodologies to analyse key collections o...
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Author : Musto, Jeanne-Marie
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : libraries, art historiography, College Art Association, history of books, history of collections
On spectacles and magnifying glasses: the connoisseur in action
The development of optical devices in the course of the seventeenth century had a profound impact on the history of science, leading disciplines such as physics, astronomy, and biology to a major experimental and visual revolution. The introduction of such instruments in the field of connoisseurship...
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Author : Kobi , Valérie
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : optical devices, connoisseurship, vision aids, Jean-Antoine Watteau
Reflections on connoisseurship and computer vision
In digital art history, with the help of machine learning, connoisseurship is modelled as learning from examples. We show how this approach can lead to successful operationalisations of connoisseurial concepts on the one hand, and how it raises significant phenomenological and epistemological questi...
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Author : Bell, Peter and Offert, Fabian
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : digital humanities, digital connoisseurship, machine learning
Rodolfo Lanciani’s revenge
Among the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana’s manuscripts are the notes that Rodolfo Lanciani (1845–1929) created while serving in the state archaeological service in Rome from 1871 to 1889. Given that during this time, many discoveries about ancient Roman monuments and topography were made and then de...
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Author : Dixon, Susan M.
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : Rodolfo Lanciani, 19th-century Italian archaeology, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (history), Accademia dei Lincei (history), Forma Urbis Romae
Sidelight on an unwilling grey eminence - Schlosser as ‘Schlüsselfigur’. A paper originally presented at the conference Viennese Art Historiography 1854-1938, University of Glasgow, 1-4 October 2009
While Riegl, Dvořák, Sedlmayr and Pächt have each of them aroused widespread enthusiasm at one point or another, the same cannot be said of Julius Schlosser (1866-1938). To speak in general terms about his intellectual trajectory and its significance, one meets two questions, the first rather obviou...
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Author : Johns, Karl
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords :
Julius von Schlosser, Institut für Geschichtsforschung, Vienna School of art historians, Franz Wickhoff, Kunstgeschichtliche Anzeigen, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Cimabue, Kunstsprache, the language of ...
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The natural history of art: Adam von Bartsch and the taxonomic classification of prints
The taxonomic arrangement Adam von Bartsch (1757-1821) devised for the print cabinet at the Imperial Court Library in Vienna fostered the historical analysis of prints by compelling visitors to associate the location of each print impression with the circumstance of its creation. His organizational ...
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Author : Feiman, Jesse
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : prints, history, library, classification, taxonomy, authorship, connoisseurship
The “value of drawing” and the “method of vision”. How formalism and connoisseurship shaped the aesthetic of the sketch
This essay explores how connoisseurship and formalism from the late nineteenth until the middle of the twentieth centuries contributed to the study of drawing that characterised and shaped sketches as a particular subgenre. By focusing on reoccurring and recontextualised expressions, phrases, and no...
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Author : Bojilova, Elvira
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : history of drawing, Florentine drawings, Renaissance, Baroque, aesthetics, sketch, methodology, language of art history
Tracing the public of the first Parisian library for art and archaeology: on the readership at Doucet’s library (1910-1914)
In 1909, the grand couturier Jacques Doucet opened a library dedicated to art history and archaeology. Soon this library, although the result of a private initiative, gained a reputation for scholarly depth and utility, reflected in its reader’s register. The nearly 1,500 individual registration car...
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Author : Dupin de Beyssat, Claire
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : art historiography, library history, Jacques Doucet, networks, readership, prosopography, Paris, social history, institutions
‘Byzantium in Brno: joining an Eastern and Western Middle Ages’. Review of: Byzantium or democracy? Kondakov’s legacy in emigration: the Institutum Kondakovianum and Andre Grabar, 1925-1952 by Ivan Foletti and Adrien Palladino, Rome: Viella, Brno: Masaryk University Press, 2020, 211pp, 381 b. & w. illus. € 25.00 ISBN 9788833134963
This book writes the history of a short-lived attempt to create in Prague a home for Byzantine art historians and historians exiled from Russia after the 1917 Revolution. Named after the distinguished Russian art historian, N. P. Kondakov, the Institutum Kondakovianum had a research library, art c...
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Author : Nelson, Robert
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : N. P. Kondakov, Institutum Kondakovianum, Seminarium Kondakovianum, André Grabar, Byzantine art
‘Julius Schlosser breaks yet another barrier’. Review of: Julius von Schlosser, Art and Curiosity Cabinets of the Late Renaissance: A Contribution to the History of Collecting, edited by Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, translation by Jonathan Blower, Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2021, 222 pp., 7 colour and 103 b/w illustrations, 1 line drawing, paperback US $65.00, UK £55.00, ISBN 978-1-60606-665-2
This is the first book by Julius Schlosser to appear in English. Written in 1907, it offers an excellent translation of a text that is unusually difficult in many ways. It documents the history of collecting in the era before the first art museums, before the definitions of art we are familiar with,...
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Author : Johns, Karl
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : museums history, museums bibliography, art collecting, Habsburg art collecting, Kunstkammer, Kunstschrank, art and magic, amulet, art and superstition, early musical instruments
‘Square plans for a circular journey: remarks on the “decolonial” critique of art history’. Review of: Carolin Overhoff Ferreira, Decolonial Introduction to the Theory, History and Criticism of the Arts, Lulu.com, 2019, ISBN 9780244195182 paperback, ISBN 9780244795177 e-book, 356 pages, 93 b/w ill.
The volume explores the Eurocentrism that has characterised practices and discourses related to Western art phenomena from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century, examining the critical, aesthetic and ideological implications of such a pervasively Eurocentric horizon of references. Through the ad...
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Author : De Mabro Santos, Ricardo
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : decolonial critique, art criticism, deconstruction and art theory, historiography of art, Brazilian art and visual culture
‘The art history and methodology of Millard Meiss and the question of his lukewarm reception in Italy’. Review of: Jennifer Cooke, Millard Meiss, American Art History, and Conservation: From Connoisseurship to Iconology and Kulturgeschichte, New York and London: Routledge, 2021, 219 pp., 11 b. & w. illus., ISBN 978-0-367-13834-9
This book review focuses on Jennifer Cooke’s careful and incisive analysis of the different methodological approaches adopted by Millard Meiss in his art-historical writing. Her extensive research in Meiss’s personal letters allows for an intimate portrait of his scholarly interactions, including ov...
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Author : Hoeniger, Cathleen
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords :
Millard Meiss, Erwin Panofsky, Bernard Berenson, Trecento, connoisseurship, iconography, technical art history, Leonetto Tintori, Roberto Longhi, Black Death, Francesco Traini, Giotto, Duccio, Hayden ...
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‘The fringes in and of art historiography in post-1945 Europe’. Review of: Noemi de Haro García, Patricia Mayayo and Jesús Carrillo (eds.), Making Art History in Europe after 1945, New York/London: Routledge, 2020. ISBN 978-0-8153-9379-6. (Hardback) £ 120; ISBN 9781351187596 (eBook) £ 33.29
The volume under review here investigates how politics in post-1945 Europe affected the academic, critical and political discourses on art. It focuses specifically (but not exclusively) on the fringes of the continent: the eastern and southern regions, thus highlighting the role played by the discip...
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Author : Witte, Arnold
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : Cold war historiography, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, communism, military regimes, geopolitics, cultural policy, art criticism
‘Unearthing the legacies of art historiography during the Post-War decades’. Review of: A Socialist Realist History? Writing Art History in the Post-War Decadesedited by Krista Kodres, Kristina Jõekalda, Michaela Marek, Wien, Köln, Weimar: Böhlau Verlag, 2019, 279 pp., 35 b/w illustrations, ISBN 978-3-412-51161-6 (=Robert Born, Michaela Marek, Ada Raev: Das östliche Europa: Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, vol. 9)
A Socialist Realist History? Writing Art History in the Post-War Decades, edited by Krista Kodres, Kristina Jõekalda, and the late Michaela Marek, is of definitive interest to art historians and scholars of intellectual history of Europe for giving insight into the diverse ways in which art and arch...
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Author : Pluhařová-Grigienė, Eva
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : Post-war, Thaw, Socialism, Marxism-Leninism, East Central Europe, Socialist-Realism
‘Wien oder Salzburg?’: late Sedlmayr as a symptom and cure
The collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918 accelerated the ‘atomization’ of the Vienna School of Art History, which had started with the discussion ‘Orient oder Rom’. This process eventually resulted in the interdisciplinary of ‘The New Vienna School of Art History’, where Sedlmayr was one ...
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Author : Vaneyan, Stepan
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : Sedlmayr’s last work, Dvořák, ‘The New Vienna School of Art History’, ruins, preservation of monuments
“Il più bello gabinetto delle stampe che esiste”: a (failed) project for the Ortalli collection of prints at the Biblioteca Palatina in Parma
After having been valued mainly as conveyors of visual information, prints in nineteenth-century western Europe came to be recognised as works of art. In some cases this led to a reconsideration of the location of print collections in public institutions, but moving them was not always easy. This ar...
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Author : Massa, Silvia
Date : June 2021
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (24). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : print collections, print rooms, public libraries and museums, Paul J. Kristeller, Biblioteca Palatina, Parma
Germany/ England: inside/outside
Author : Cast, David
Date : December 2020
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (23). ISSN 2042-4752
Rosalind Krauss: between modernism and post-medium
Rosalind Krauss: Between Modernism and Post-Medium’ is a response to an essay, ‘Automat, Automatic, Automatism: Rosalind Krauss and Stanley Cavell on Photography and the Photographically Dependent Arts’, by Irish aesthetic philosopher Diarmuid Costello criticising the prominent American art critic a...
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Author : Butler, Rex
Date : December 2020
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (23).
Keywords : Post-medium, modernism, Rosalind Krauss, Diarmuid Costello, Stanley Cavell
Two hundred years of women benefactors at the National Gallery: an exercise in mapping uncharted territory
This article sheds fresh light on women who have been important benefactors to the National Gallery from its foundation in 1824 to the present (2020), largely in terms of donating paintings but also through financial aid to support the acquisition of paintings and frames, building work, staff posts,...
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Author : Avery-Quash, Susanna and Riding, Christine
Date : December 2020
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (23). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : women donors, gifts and bequests, acceptance in lieu, commemoration, Art Fund, National Gallery, Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, ‘old master’ paintings, works on paper
John Ruskin and the National Gallery: evolving ideas about curating the nation’s paintings during the second half of the nineteenth century
Author : Avery-Quash, Susanna
Date : June 2020
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (22). ISSN 2042-4752
Keywords : national heritage, regional interdependencies, beyond political borders, ‘belatedness’, central and eastern European art, ‘western’ art historiography
Ruskin and South Kensington: contrasting approaches to art education
This article deals with Ruskin’s contribution to art education and training, as it can be defined by comparison and contrast with the government-sponsored art training supplied by (to use the handy nickname) ‘South Kensington’. It is tempting to treat this matter, and thus to dramatize it, as a p...
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Author : Burton, Anthony
Date : June 2020
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (22). ISSN 2042-4752
Ruskin and his Victorian readers
Author : Birch, Dinah
Date : June 2020
Source : Journal of Art Historiography (22). ISSN 2042-4752
Supplemental Materials for the paper 'Understanding the effect of water transport on the thermal expansion properties of the perovskites BaFe0.6Co0.3Nb0.1O3-d and BaCo0.7Yb0.2Bi0.1O3-d.'
The supplemental materials include raw data for all figures included in the paper. That includes Tif files for all TEM and SEM scans (not modified) - raw data for XRD scans and sets of data for TGA, dilatometer and mass spectrometer.
Author : Majewski, Artur J. and Slater, Peter R. and Steinberger-Wilckens, Robert
Date : October 2019
Source : Journal of Materials Science .
Keywords : negative thermal expansion, perovskite, solid oxide cell, water incorporation
Census politics in deeply divided societies
Population censuses in societies that are deeply divided along ethnic, religious or linguistic lines can be sensitive affairs – particularly where political settlements seek to maintain peace through the proportional sharing of power between groups. This brief sets out some key findings from a resea...
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Author : Cooley, Laurence
Date : January 2019
Source : IDD Research Brief.
Keywords : census, deeply divided societies, conflict, power sharing, consociationalism
Mission impossible! Setting up a branch library in Dubai
In spring 2018 the University of Birmingham announced that it would be the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to open a branch campus in Dubai. Initially this would take the form of an incubator campus providing capacity for approximately 350 students across 4 disciplines with a targ...
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Author : Harper, Mandy and Machell, Frances
Date : 2019
Source : Taking Stock, 27 (2). pp. 2-4. ISSN 0966-6745
Utilization of spatial derivative measurements in circular diffuse optical tomographic imaging to improve image resolution and contrast
The resolution of images recovered using diffuse optical tomography without spatial prior information is inherently limited due to the diffusive nature of light transport in scattering dominated biological tissue. Several studies have previously reported an improvement in depth sensitivity in near i...
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Author : Lighter, Daniel and Jiang, Shudong and Dehghani, Hamid
Date : 14 August 2018
Source : Utilization of spatial derivative measurements in circular diffuse optical tomographic imaging to improve image resolution and contrast.
Everyday Decisions Findings Summary: Easyread
An easyread summary of the findings from the Everyday Decisions research project
Author : Harding, Rosie and Tascioglu, Ezgi
Date : 12 December 2017
Source : Everyday Decisions Project Findings.
Transforming student learning through ResourceLists@Bham
Author : Harper, Polly and James, Ann-Marie
Date : February 2017
Source : SCONUL Focus , 68. pp. 64-67. ISSN 1745-5782
Pop-up Library at the University of Birmingham: Extending the reach of an Academic Library by taking 'The Library' to the students.
Aligning with student engagement and promotional strategies, a Pop-up Library project was initiated at the University of Birmingham. This involved setting up temporary, staffed stalls in different locations across campus in order to informally communicate with students and effectively take ‘the Libr...
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Author : Barnett, James and Bull, Stephen and Cooper, Helen
Date : 18 April 2016
Source : New Review of Academic Librarianship . ISSN 1361-4533
Keywords : Pop-up Library, Academic Library, Engagement, Promotion, Roving
A Novel gene amplification causes up-regulation of the PatABC transporter and fluoroquinolone resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae
Author : Piddock, Laura
Date : 2015
Source : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. ISSN 0066-4804
Evaluation of a Resource Discovery Service: FindIt@Bham
In autumn 2012, the University of Birmingham launched FindIt@Bham, a Primo-based Resource Discovery Service, after a series of focus groups with students and staff to help determine its initial configuration and customisation. This paper presents the results from a large-scale online survey and focu...
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Author : Bull, Stephen and Craft, Edward and Dodds, Andrew
Date : 25 June 2014
Source : New Review of Academic Librarianship , 20 (2). pp. 137-166. ISSN 1361-4533
Keywords : Resource Discovery, Web-Scale Discovery, User Experience, User Behaviour, Academic Library, Primo, Evaluation, Staff, Students, Survey, Focus Groups
How we FindIt@Bham using Primo
The University of Birmingham is currently investing in its library and systems. A three year programme of activity, completed in Autumn 2013, has seen a review of all printed monograph material held by Library Services and the implementation of a new resource discovery solution, ‘in-house’ reading l...
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Author : Bull, Stephen and Craft, Edward
Date : 08 May 2014
Source : SCONUL Focus , 60. pp. 47-53. ISSN 1745-5782
Thinking about the emotional labour of nursing – supporting nurses to care
The aim of this article is to report some of the work undertaken by a nursing “think tank”, focussed on examining the causes of poor nursing care in hospitals, and potential solutions. A “think tank” was convened which incorporated widespread discussion with national, regional and local stakeholder...
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Author : Sawbridge, Yvonne and Hewison, Alistair
Date : 10 March 2013
Source : Journal of Health Organization and Management, 27 (1). pp. 127-133. ISSN 1477-7266
Keywords : Emotional labour, Care, Staff support, Hospitals, Nurses, Nursing, Patient care, Management stress
(Re)considering new agents: a review of labour market intermediaries within labour geography
The world of work continues to change. Labour markets in most countries are increasingly shaped by policies of neoliberal deregulation while strategies of flexibility dominate public policy and corporate strategy across an array of sectors. At the forefront of these changes are the myriad labour mar...
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Author : Enright, Bryony
Date : 2013
Source : Geography Compass, 7 (4). pp. 287-299. ISSN 17498198
Doctor talk: simple corpus methodologies for EMP teachers
Proceedings from the Corpus Linguistics 2011 conference held at the ICC Birmingham, 20-22 July 2011 Paper#257(a): Doctor talk: simple corpus methodologies for EMP teachers http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/corpus/publications/conference-archives/2011-birmingham.aspx
Author : Jego, Eric H.
Date : May 2012
Source : Corpus Linguistics Conference 2011 - Centre for Corpus Research - University of Birmingham .
Keywords : Medical English, corpus linguistics, English learning, language
Japanese medical student attitudes towards English accents and the implications these attitudes have on teaching medical English conversation
The central questions this paper seeks to address are: 1) What are the attitudes of first year medical students in a Japanese medical school towards the varieties of English that exist in the world? More specifically, do these students consider mother tongue varieties of English to be disproporti...
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Author : Jego, Eric H.
Date : February 2012
Source : Centre for English Language Studies.
Medical academic writing versus general writing: a systemic grammar perspective
Peter R. R. White, describes ‘systemics’ as that which provides an ‘account of the grammar of the language as it is used in actual social situations and hence is concerned at all times with the meaning, communicative functionality and rhetorical purposes of language’ (2000). This analysis examines t...
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Author : Jego, Eric H.
Date : February 2012
Source : Centre for English Language Studies.
Discrimination without description. Are the differences conceptualised or fully subconscious?
This paper uses an innovative analysis of an individual’s cognitive processes to investigate a real-life example of processing rendered subconcious by a mask that shared characteristics with the varied feature. In about half the participants, integrative performance on the object was better than ana...
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Author : Booth, David A. and Sharpe, Oliver and Conner, Mark T.
Date : 06 January 2011
Source : Discrimination without description. Are the differences conceptualised or fully subconscious?. pp. 1-19.
Knowledge Bases And Related Tools (KBART ): A NISO/UKSG Recommended Practice
The Knowledge Bases and Related Tools (KBAR T) working group was set up in January 2008 as a joint UKSG and NIS O initiative to explore data problems associated with the OpenURL supply chain. The Recommended Practice from Phase I of KBAR T—NIS O RP-9-2010, KBART: Knowledge Bases and Related Tools—wa...
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Author : Pearson, Sarah
Date : April 2010
Source : Information Standards Quarterly, 22 (1). pp. 39-42. ISSN 1041-0031
Paved with gold: an institutional case study on supporting Open Access publishing
The debate over scholarly communications and the future of publishing continues to simmer. Open Access is seen to be a Good Thing in principle, but how does it work, how much does it cost and who pays for it? A pilot study in supporting "gold" and "green" Open Access at the University of Birmingham ...
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Author : Russell, Jill and Kent, Tracy K
Date : April 2010
Source : Serials: the journal for the international serials community, 23 (2). pp. 97-102. ISSN 0953-0460
How can we enhance enjoyment of secondary school?: the student view
This paper considers enjoyment of formal education for young people aged 14 to 16,largely from their own perspective, based on the view of around 3,000 students in England. The data includes documentary analysis, official statistics, interviews and surveys with staff and students. Enjoyment of schoo...
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Author : Gorard, Stephen and See, Beng Huat
Date : 2010
Source : British Educational Research Journal. ISSN 0141-1926
Invisible libraries lift veil on content
The inexorable rush of technological progress equips digital libraries with the tools to offer a great deal more than a set of electronic databases is discussed in this interview with Tracy Kent, Digital Assets Programme Advisor.
Author : Kent, Tracy K
Date : December 2009
Source : Information World Review. p. 12.
Education Policy, Law and Governance in the United Kingdom
In this contribution, we present an overview and discussion of the key policies, trends and issues in UK education. The focus in the initial sections is more on the school system of early and compulsory education. Later sections focus also on post-compulsory and higher education, and links to the wo...
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Author : Harris, Neville and Gorard, Stephen
Date : August 2009
Source : TiBi, 22.
Japanese media versus American media coverage of the Virginia Tech tragedy
Japan and the U.S. have a long intimate relationship. Both have a history together that has included some of the most epic clashes and collaborations of all time. It stands to reason that even though both countries differ markedly in culture, values, socially accepted norms and conventions, there ex...
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Author : Jego, Eric H.
Date : April 2009
Source : Centre for English Language Studies.
What are Academies the answer to?
This paper builds upon an earlier analysis presented in this journal. Using official figures for school compositions and for outcomes at KS4 from 1997 to 2007, this paper considers each of the annual cohorts of new Academies in England, from 2002 to 2006. It shows that their level of success in comp...
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Author : Gorard, Stephen
Date : 01 January 2009
Source : Journal of Education Policy, 24 (1). pp. 101-103. ISSN 0268-0939
Hinduism and international development: religions and development background paper
This background paper is concerned with the intersection between Hinduism and international development. It provides an overview of existing studies, discusses the views of some of the main academic interpreters who have drawn attention to links between Hinduism and issues relevant to development, a...
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Author : Tomalin, Emma
Date : 2009
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
Reference software : what you need to know
Managing references is a labour intensive, but necessary part of Information Management. Referencing correctly ensures that appropriate credit is given to sources and authors used to support research, avoids plagiarism and provides evidence that adequate research has been undertaken. If references a...
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Author : Kent, Tracy K
Date : 2009
Source : Refer, 25 (3). pp. 15-16.
Dotting the DOIs and crossing the ESSNs: Librarians’ support for the RAE 2008
At the University of Birmingham, 2008 was the first time that library staff were involved in a Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), and by ensuring the completion of all record elements and the sourcing of over 4,000 items, they became an integral part of the process. This article highlights the info...
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Author : James, Ann-Marie
Date : November 2008
Source : Serials: the journal for the international serials community, 21 (3). pp. 174-177. ISSN 0953-0460
On the 90-degree-lemma
In their technical report “On the bitopological nature of Stone duality” Jung and Moshier axiomatise a bitopological space as a d-frame, which can equivalently be described as a partial frame, a structure with two orders, one being a special Scott domain and the other a complete lattice. The rich ...
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Author : Klinke, Olaf
Date : 28 October 2008
Source : On the 90-degree-lemma.
Concepts of development in Islam: a review of contemporary literature and practice
This article explores whether and the extent to which the Islamic tradition espouses particular development models. Specifically the purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of recent materials produced by relevant Islamic institutions and by some of the main academic interpreters, in order t...
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Author : Kroessin, Mohammad R.
Date : 2008
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
Sikhism and development: a review
This paper provides a review of literature that bears on the relationship between Sikhism and development. At its most general level, this review raises the question of whether the Sikh tradition is compatible with or hinders development, as generally understood in the mainstream 'development discou...
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Author : Tatla, Darshan
Date : 2008
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
Neuroevolution of Agents Capable of Reactive and Deliberative Behaviours in Novel and Dynamic Environments
Both reactive and deliberative qualities are essential for a good action selection mechanism. We present a model that embodies a hybrid of two very different neural network architectures inside an animat: one that controls their high level deliberative behaviours, such as the selection of sub-goals,...
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Author : Robinson, Edward and Ellis, Timothy and Channon, Alastair
Date : 04 September 2007
Source : Advances In Artificial Life, 4648. pp. 345-354. ISSN 0302-9743
Keywords : Artificial Life, Neural Networks, Incremental Evolution, Re- active and Deliberative Systems, Novel and Dynamic Environments
Information Literacy and IT Skills Delivery: the ICT Skills Project at the University of Birmingham
This article describes Phase 2 of the ICT Skills project, which used the WebCT Virtual Learning Environment to deliver information literacy and IT Skills training materials to 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates at the University Of Birmingham. It describes the aims of the project, the development of le...
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Author : Wallace, Vicky
Date : July 2007
Source : Journal of Information Literacy, 1 (2). ISSN 1750-5968
Keywords : Information Literacy; Higher Education; Undergraduate students; online learning; blended learning; learning objects; information technology skills
African traditional religion and concepts of development: a background paper
This paper provides an overview of the literature concerning African Traditional Religion and its relationship to development. Given the shortage of material pertaining specifically to this topic, the paper attempts to use the available broader literature to shed light on how the religious tradition...
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Author : Alolo, Namawu
Date : 2007
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
An overview of development studies: background paper
The main aim of this background paper is to provide an understanding of the development studies literature and how this has evolved over time, to inform work on the relationships between religions and development, especially for those who are engaging in research on development issues for the first ...
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Author : Nkurunziza, Emmanuel
Date : 2007
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
Buddhism and development: a background paper
The aim of this study is to provide a background paper that is concerned with the intersection between Buddhism and international development. Firstly, it provides a brief overview of Buddhist teachings, beliefs and practices; secondly, it will discuss the relationship between Buddhist values and ke...
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Author : Tomalin, Emma
Date : 2007
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
Concepts of development in the Christian traditions: a religions and development background paper
This paper aims to give an overview of thinking on development and related issues in the major Christian traditions. The paper is divided into five sections: Roman Catholic social teaching; liberal Protestantism and social Christianity; the Ecumenical movement and liberation theology; Conservative-E...
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Author : Kim, Kirsteen
Date : 2007
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
Religion and public management literature review
This paper reviews literature that is concerned with the role of religion in public administration and management. Firstly we provide some conceptual clarifications and then go on to examine and compare the key features of the traditional/bureaucratic model and the new public management model (NPM),...
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Author : Shah, Rebecca and Larbi, George and Batley, Richard
Date : 2007
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
Understanding the role of religions in development: the approach of the RAD Programme
Recognition of social diversity and difference has, over the last few decades, had a profound impact on development theory. Concerns of the different needs, roles and experiences of various gender, disability, age, and ethnicity groups have started to shape how theorists and practitioners alike enga...
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Author : Rakodi, Carole
Date : 2007
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
Survey of parents and carers of disabled children and young people in Great Britain
This is a research report to Disability Rights Commission (DRC), June 2006 on parents and carers of disabled children and young people in Great Britain.
Author : Lewis, Ann and Davison, Ian and Ellins, J and Parsons, Sarah and Robertson, Christopher
Date : June 2006
Source : Survey of parents and carers of disabled children and young people in Great Britain.
Keywords : parents, carers, disabled children, disabled young people, Great Britain, young people with disabilities, children with disabilities
EThOS: progress towards an electronic thesis service for the UK.
The EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service) project is building on previous e-thesis (or EDT) initiatives, and co-ordinating the work of some of the key players in the UK to develop a service for finding, accessing and archiving digital copies of Doctoral theses produced in UK higher education inst...
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Author : Russell, Jill
Date : March 2006
Source : Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community, 19 (1). pp. 32-36. ISSN 1475-3308
Sense Making Through Narrative: A Carer's Experience and the Relevance for Social Work
This article focuses on the field of adoption to illustrate how an interpretative methodological approach to a single extract of research text can suggest diverse ways of making sense of an adoptive parent’s experience. We seek to demonstrate an approach to understanding text as narrative using a sh...
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Author : Aiers, Andrew and Johnson, Ian
Date : 2006
Source : None.
Measuring social identity in the professional context of provision for pupils with special needs.
The educational inclusion of pupils with special, or additional, educational needs is being promoted internationally. One would expect that professionals for whom the group identity as ‘special professional’ is both important and perceived as being under threat, would only be supportive of inclusion...
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Author : Lewis, Ann and Crisp, Richard J
Date : 2004
Source : School Psychology International, 25 (4). pp. 404-421. ISSN 0143-0343
Tricky Stats. (1) Confounding. (2) P values. (3) Scales.
These three short pieces were entries to a competition on "Tricky Stats" that were each published in British Psychological Sciety's monthly periodical, The Psychologist, in 1994 or 1995. [There is a slightly longer unpublished version of the piece on 'scales' at the end of this e-paper. See also a s...
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Author : Booth, David A.
Date : 1995
Source : The Psychologist.
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