On Monday 28 November 2016 the Spatial Humanities project held a meeting of invited experts from around the world to consider together how digital approaches, such as the ones developed during the project, might contribute to future research in demographic history. The focus of the day was to look at current research challenges in these fields, and ask where the tools of digital humanities could be of most use. The goal is to help clarify a future research agenda in which the digital humanities move from the demonstration of tools and techniques to the delivery of new knowledge discovery. A …
Corpus Linguistics, and why you might want to use it, despite what (you think) you know about it
Amelia Joulain-Jay, a PhD candidate in History at Lancaster, has written this blog post for the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals. Her work investigates the potential of corpus linguistics to allow for the exploration of spatial patterns in large amounts of digitised historical texts. Amelia was awarded the 2016 Gale Dissertation Research Fellowship in Nineteenth-Century Media for this work. She will be delighted to answer (to the best of her abilities) any queries you may have about using corpus linguistics for your research on c19th newspapers. You can contact her on Twitter via @joulain_jay or email her at email@example.com.