Category Archives: Resources

Bloody Code: reflecting on ten years of the Old Bailey Online and the digital futures of our criminal past

Talk given at Our Criminal Past: Digitisation, Social Media and Crime History Workshop, London Metropolitan Archives, 17 May 2013 My academic apprenticeship, in Aberystwyth, was spent engrossed in two things: first, early modern Welsh and northern English crime archives, and … Continue reading

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An Online Hub for Early Modernists

Early Modern Resources is going to change. The site has been accumulating content for more than a decade now without changing significantly in its functions or intent. Meanwhile, the Web has expanded dramatically. There are now far more high-quality scholarly … Continue reading

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London Lives

At last it’s official, and the work I started in Sheffield in 2006 (yikes!) is almost complete: London Lives 1690-1800 is open for business. There are more than 200,000 pages of manuscript material from parish, criminal justice and hospital records, … Continue reading

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Bad news for British and Irish historians

The RHS Bibliography of British and Irish history will cease to be a free resource as of next January. This is really pissing me off.

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Datablog

Excellent idea from The Guardian: Datablog, and the associated Data Store. Everyday we work with datasets from around the world. We have had to check this data and make sure it’s the best we can get, from the most credible … Continue reading

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Visualization and FlowingData

Data Visualization is one of the most exciting growth areas on the web. Who wasn’t captivated by Wordle and blown away by this graph of Box Office Receipts 1986-2008? So one of my favourite new blog discoveries is FlowingData. Where … Continue reading

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Who writes Wikipedia?

Who the hell writes Wikipedia anyway? asks Henry Blodget. (H-T.) Jimmy Wales has asserted that Wikipedia is overwhelmingly the work of a fairly small core Wikipedia community. But it seems that’s only true if you count numbers of edits. If … Continue reading

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Digital Literary Studies: an update

A Companion to Digital Literary Studies is now online!

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