Posts Tagged ‘Digital Humanities’

William & Mary Libraries Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

National Endowment for the Humanities

The William & Mary Libraries have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support their work with Transkribus, a handwritten text recognition platform. Currently, library staff and student workers use Transkribus to transcribe materials for the Georgian Papers Programme. Transkribus is a computer program which eliminates the need… Read More »

The GPP and Digital Humanities

  On 12 March 2019 the Georgian Papers Programme delivered a seminar in the series run by the Digital History seminar at the Institute of Historical Research in London which was livestreamed on YouTube. Samantha Callaghan, Patricia Methven and Arthur Burns discussed and took questions about the importance of metadata and the plans for developing… Read More »

The Curious World of Benjamin Franklin: Hans Sloane, the British Museum, and an Asbestos Purse

Benjamin Franklin, c. 1746, in a painting by Robert Freke.

Emily Sneff is a graduate student in early American history at William & Mary and a Digital Apprentice at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. There is an object in the British Museum that was bought from Benjamin Franklin. A small asbestos “purse.” With only these details, the modern mind imagines the… Read More »

Georgian Papers Programme Websites awarded British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Prize for Digital Resources 2019

                          We are delighted to report that at the 48th annual conference of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, held at St Hugh’s College Oxford 4-6 January 2019, it was announced that the Georgian Papers Programme’s websites had been awarded their prestigious prize… Read More »