Digital Humanities

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 »

Crowd Sourcing and Georgian Papers Programme

Mark Hedges, Director of Centre for e-Research, King’s College London The GPP is carrying out a programme of digitisation and metadata creation for a variety of documents in the Georgian Papers collections, and although this will improve greatly discovery of and access to these important materials, the information within the documents themselves will still be locked… Read More »

Metadata enrichment through natural language processing

Chris Olver, Metadata Creator, Georgian Papers Programme, King’s College London My role based in King’s College London Archives has been to explore and implement ways of improving accessibility to the Georgian digital records by the Royal Archives. This work has broadly broken down into three distinct work paths: surveying and researching the historical database digital… Read More »

Digitising Monarchy: Mapping Victoria and Future Prospects

Lee Butcher is an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD candidate with King’s College London and English Heritage. I am a historian and political geographer. I am undertaking PhD research on behalf of King’s College London and English Heritage exploring the spatial and political practices of the Victorian monarchy, focusing on the royal residence of Osborne… Read More »

Current good practice in search and discovery: your help invited

With a view to informing the search and discovery strategy for the Georgian Papers Programme, Chris Olver, Metadata Coordinator for the GPP at King’s College London,  has surveyed over 40 historical sites variously developed in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand Canada, Germany and. The Netherlands The survey included examples of manuscript transcription projects, historical… Read More »