Creating a Digital Archive

Multiple identities in the Georgian period

Samantha Callaghan, Metadata Analyst, King’s Digital Laboratory To support collaborative work on the Georgian Papers, a Collaborative Workspace for the Programme is currently under development by King’s Digital Lab. The Workspace aggregates images, catalogue records and transcriptions and offers additional ways to augment the metadata provided by the Royal Archives. Augmentation is achieved through subject… Read More »

Publishing the Unpublished: Sir John Fortescue and the Correspondence of George III

By Rachael Krier, Metadata Creator at the Royal Archives Correspondence In my last blog post , I wrote about using The Correspondence of King George III 1760-1783 edited by Sir John Fortescue in cataloguing the official papers of George III. Until recently, the accepted view has been that Fortescue’s Correspondence is widely inaccurate and incomprehensive whereas… Read More »

Carving up the Georgian Papers: Metadata and Subject Indexing

By James Fisher, Metadata Assistant for the Georgian Papers Programme at King’s College London. Over the past few months I have been compiling lists of subject headings for indexing the Georgian Papers. This is not nearly as straightforward as it might sound. It requires a detailed knowledge of the papers themselves, a broad awareness of… Read More »

Cataloguing George with John and Lewis!

By Rachael Krier, Metadata Creator at the Royal Archives Over the course of the last few months I have been cataloguing George III’s official correspondence (known more widely as the Calendar). There are 38 large maroon boxes of George III Calendar in total covering the whole of his reign but this release (Summer 2018) focusses… Read More »

Creating the Georgian Archive

by Karin Wulf Out of the Royal Archives, high up in the Round Tower at Windsor Castle, the Georgian Papers Programme is bringing to digital life an extraordinary Georgian collection.  The Georgian Papers are a marvelously rich mix of different types of documents, including letters, account books, menus, and more.  As we hear at gatherings… Read More »

Sharing Research: GPP Fellows Flora Fraser & Gabriel Paquette

By Dr Angel Luke O’Donnell, Academic Liaison for the Georgian Papers Programme, and Teaching Fellow in North American History, King’s College London. On 8 June 2017, King’s College London hosted its third GPP fellows coffee morning. The coffee mornings are opportunities for fellows on various schemes to share their research in the archives. The meetings… Read More »

Video: Why is the Georgian Papers Programme important?

In this short video, academics at King’s College London explain why the Georgian Papers Programme is important for our understanding of history and what most excites them about the documents being digitised for the first time. Featuring Professor Arthur Burns (Department of History), Professor Andrew Lambert (Department of War Studies), and Dr Elizabeth Eger (Department of English).

What Digital Does: Queen Charlotte Online

by Karin Wulf See also An Analog King in a Digital Age Scholars of women, gender, family, domesticity, fashion, food, and so much more will have plenty of fodder in the Georgian Papers Programme.  Queen Charlotte was invested in literature and learning, for herself and her children.  She and the women around her generated important materials… Read More »

Machine learning of an 18th century hand: transcribing the essays of George III

Chris Olver, Metadata Creator, Georgian Papers Programme, King’s College London One of the major undertakings by King’s College London, Omohundro Institute and William & Mary College is to transcribe the digital records being created at the Royal Archives. The reason behind this focus on transcription by the GPP partners cannot be overstated: transcribed texts can… Read More »