BVREH - Building a virtual research environment for the humanities

Virtual research tools for the humanities

The BVREH is a project supported by the Humanities Division at Oxford, hosted by the Oxford e-Research Centre, and funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), which promotes the innovative use of information and communications technology in academic teaching and research in the UK.

An initial survey carried out by the  BVREH  team between June 2005 and September 2006 defined the range of services that a Virtual Environment should offer - from information about researchers and their interests and about conferences, lectures and seminars, to integrated communication and collaboration tools to support advanced research.

The focus of the project team now turns to addressing the needs highlighted by the survey through a number of highly focused projects. These projects are pilot applications designed for specific user communities with the long term aim of broadening their functionality to a wider humanities user base.

The projects under the  BVREH  banner currently are:

Project Manager
Ruth Kirkham

Technical Team:
John Pybus
Pin Hu

Principal Investigators
Professor Alan Bowman
Dr Charles Crowther
Dr Michael Fraser

Requirements Consultant
Dr Marina Jirotka