The Psychology of Seating

Last Monday, I gave a brief presentation on Promoting Peer-to-Peer Teaching at the Royal Historical Society-sponsored History: New to Teaching workshop, hosted by the Institute of Historical Research. The session covered a range of topics, from power-dynamics to online collaboration, but the one that appeared to resonate most strongly was the psychology of seating. Lasting between one and […]

TEI for Close Reading: Can It Work for History?

The large-scale digitisation of historical texts presents history, literary and corpus linguistics scholars with a number of intriguing opportunities. The ability to semantically parse or otherwise encode texts for computer-aided analysis allows a single researcher to discover trends and outliers within corpora far larger than that same researcher could possible examine in a lifetime, let […]

Evolutionary Plagiarism: Tracing Dissemination Pathways in 19th Century Reprints

Seminar: UCREL Corpus Research Seminar Date: 4 December 2014 Time: 1300-1400 Location: University of Lancaster Abstract: In the late-Georgian period, Scotland witnesses exponential growth in its newspaper industry. From a handful of eighteenth-century periodicals, the press expanded rapidly into the industrial and market towns of Scotland, hoping to supply a growing demand for international, domestic […]

Race, Crime and Punishment in Early Republic Pennsylvania

Extract of a letter from Sunbury, Northumberland County (Pennsylvania), dated Nov. 13. “One of the men who murdered the Indians at Pine Creek, was tried on Saturday evening, and though a number of witnesses clearly proved the hand he had in perpetrating the horrid deed, and the confession of his counsel at the bar that […]