Virtual Research Environments (VREs)
A paper outlining the strategic significance of VREs in the AHRC's subject areas was presented by Sheila Anderson, Stuart Dunn and Lorna Hughes at the 2005 e-Science All Hands Meeting. Entitled VREs in the Arts and Humanities, it was published in the conference's Proceedings and can also be downloaded here [PDF].
Further information is available from the AHeSSC website, in their VRE Briefing Paper.
JISC-funded Arts and Humanities VRE projects
In July 2004, the JISC issued a call for proposals to academic researchers to set up Virtual Research Environments. Four of the successful applications were based in the Arts and Humanities research communities. These projects ran from 2004-2007.
University of Oxford (Humanities Division)
University of Reading
York Archaeological Trust
University of East Anglia
University of Hull
University of Manchester
University of Southampton
A second phase of JISC's VRE programme runs from 2007-2009. Of the four projects funded, two are in the Arts and Humanities: Study of Documents and Manuscripts and Virtual Environments for Research in Archaeology (VERA). These build on, respectively, the Building a VRE for the Humanities and Silchester Roman Town projects above. For more details on these and on the JISC VRE programme, see the relevant page of the JISC website.