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Project content and data has been stored as a fully backed-up Virtual Machine and can be made available on request (depending on access controls agreed with the Principal Investigator) for a period of at least 2 years from the decommissioning date indicated below.

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At its inception, KDL inherited just under 100 digital research projects and websites. Aware of the intellectual and cultural value of many of these projects, with the support of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London, KDL took on its responsibility to the community to steward them in a responsible manner. When the options of setting up a Service Level Agreement for further hosting and maintenance with KDL and/or undertaking migration to IT Services at King’s or other institutions were deemed infeasible or inappropriate, the archiving process was initiated.

We would like to thank research leads, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London, and partner institutions, for their support in this process.

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The Complete Works of James Shirley website is currently not available. The project investigators are actively pursuing options for making the content available again in the near future. In the meantime, if you have any questions please email We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Project name

The Complete Works of James Shirley

Date of project activity (online edition)

2013 - 2014

Project principal investigator (online edition)

Eugene Giddens

Decommission Date

February 2021

Archive URL(s)

Additional links

Internet Archive


The The Complete Works of James Shirley is the online complement to the print version of The Complete Works of James Shirley, a multi-volume scholarly edition begun with Arts and Humanities Research Council funding in 2007 and representing a collaboration between the Universities of Durham, Anglia Ruskin, and Warwick along with the Oxford University Press. James Shirley (1596-1666) was a significant dramatic writer of the late English Renaissance and the project is the first time of editing his complete oeuvre - a corpus of around 50 works, including plays, poems, and prose.

The online edition complements the modernised-spelling print edition by offering authoritative original-spelling texts of Shirley's works. Development of the website was begun by staff at the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London and completed King's Digital Lab. The application was built using the Kiln framework.

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