Yearly Archive: 2015

Dec 18 2015

Outreach: Letters of 1916 – What lies beneath

An ongoing social media presence is an important part of many crowdsourced humanities projects. This can be used to promote the project, engage a wider range of contributors and provide a channel for collaboration between academics and other interested parties. Planning and Hosting a Twitter Chat Leading on from my previous blog post which explored …

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Oct 26 2015

Letters of 1916 – The Role of Twitter

The Letters of 1916 project is the first public humanities project in Ireland. Its purpose is to provide a snapshot of ‘a year in a life’ in Ireland between 1st November 1915 and 31st October 1916. This is a period which covers the 1916 Rising as well as several major events in World War I …

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Jul 10 2015

Marine Lives – R and The Silver Ships – Frequencies

In this second blog post on the Marine Lives Three Silver Ships project, (see the first post here) I look at how to identify the folio pages in the HCA 13/70 Depositions which mention the three ships (Salvador, Sampson and Saint George). Processing and Calculating Raw Frequencies Using the .txt file downloaded in the last …

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Jul 09 2015

Marine Lives – R and The Silver Ships – Extracting Data

Within the larger Marine Lives project there are a number of smaller sub-projects which focus on specific areas of interest. One of these smaller projects is the Three Silver Ships project: The purpose of the project is to identify relevant references to cases involving the Three Silver Ships in the various depositions and papers and …

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Jul 08 2015

Marine Lives – Summer Training Programme

Marine Lives is a digital project to transcribe Admiralty court records dating from the 1650s. The project site is a wiki which enables transcribers to work collaboratively. The British Library has invited the project to be part of the UK Web Archive. The Marine Lives Wiki can be found here. The Summer Training programme is …

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Apr 02 2015

Sentiment Analysis – Further Down the ‘R’abbit Hole

It seems rather strange to think that, just under eight months ago, I had not written any computer code (I’m not including little bits of BASIC from the ’80s), and yet lines of code or the blinking cursor of Terminal no longer instil a sense of rising panic. Although programming has a very steep learning …

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