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OCR and Medieval Manuscripts: Establishing a Baseline


Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software has increasingly been a part of scholarship, particularly in digital humanities. For example, it is fundamental to the Google Books project (which so many use for research), corpus creation and curation, and various aspects of ebook media. 4,039 more words

Digital Humanities


This is a very special journal. I got it several years ago while I was still teaching. The cover intrigued me with its melting clock, random numbers and elastic side fastener. 359 more words

My Work

My idea of Sunday school

I’ve signed up for a Stanford MOOC called “Digging deeper: the form and function of manuscripts”, which is opening on April 21 and will run over the course of 5 weeks. 328 more words

Online Courses

THE LAST TOWN #3: The Toils of Jock Sinclair

From the upcoming release of The Last Town #3: Waiting for the Dead (until I come up with a better title): I feel badly for Jock Sinclair. 1,430 more words


The Phillipps Babylonian Cylinder: MS 3902 (Tales of the Phillipps Manuscripts #4)

Among the 23,837 entries in Sir Thomas Phillipps’s printed catalogue of his manuscripts are two unusual items:

3902   A Babylonian Cylinder, with arrow-head inscriptions

3903   Fragment of a Babylonian Inscription… 2,420 more words

Phillipps Project

Trilogy Update

I just got the edited manuscript back! I am so excited. Will put my head down and work on it over the next couple of days and then the next step is just around the corner! 10 more words


Questioning Rights: Disruptive and emerging IPR management practices in the arts

Central St Martins, 21 April 2015

This builds on previous events with organisations including: Arts Council England; Archives +, Manchester; Library of Birmingham; University of Bristol Theatre Collections; and more recently, ARLIS Committee on Art and Design Archives; and a seminar at the Institute of Historical Research. 351 more words