Research Projects

The Institute of English Studies hosts a number of major research projects.

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T.S. Eliot Editorial Project
Editing the poetry, plays, prose and correspondence of T.S. Eliot.


Redefining the Canon of Elizabethan Drama
Emerging out of the work undertaken on The Complete Works of John Ford

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The Virtual Museum of Writing
The Museum of Writing's collections as digital images.

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The Oxford Francis Bacon Project
Producting a new 15-volume critical edition of the works of Francis Bacon.

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History of Oxford University Press
The History of the Oxford University Press in four volumes.

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Reading Experience Database
A collection of more than 25,000 records of reading experience.

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Complete Works of John Ford
A new edition of John Ford's Collected Works

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The William Sharp 'Fiona Mcleod' Archive
William Sharp's writings for study and research.


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AHRC-funded project on the Ministry of Information

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Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450-1700
An on-line record of  manuscript sources for over 200 major British authors.

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Digital Catalogue of Illuminated MSS 
Catalogue descriptions & images from the British Library's collections. 


Blackburn’s Worthy Citizen’: The Philanthropic Legacy of R. E. Hart
A project funded by the AHRC and Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery