Digital Projects

The day job.

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Since 2006, I've worked as project manager for a number of large and successful digital history/humanities projects based at the Digital Humanities Institute, University of Sheffield.

Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online 1674-1913

A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 trials held at London’s central criminal court.

Old Bailey Online »

The Digital Panopticon

A searchable website that brings together existing and new genealogical, biometric and criminal justice datasets held by different organisations in the UK and Australia to explore the impact of different types of penal punishments on the lives of c.90,000 people sentenced at The Old Bailey 1780-1925.

Digital Panopticon »

London Lives 1690-1800

A fully searchable edition of 240,000 manuscripts from 8 archives and 15 datasets, giving access to 3.35 million names.

London Lives »

Connected Histories 1500-1900

Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to 16th-19th-century Britain with a single federated search that allows sophisticated searching of names, places and dates.

Connected Histories »

Manuscripts Online 1000-1500

Manuscripts Online enables users to search an enormous body of online primary resources relating to written and early printed culture in medieval Britain.

Manuscripts Online »

Locating London's Past

Search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and map the results on to John Rocque's 1746 map.

Locating London »

Crime in the Community

This project investigated user engagement and impact of the Old Bailey Online, and generated a number of website enhancements, study guides and tutorials.

Project page »

Data Management for Historians

I was a researcher for this online course on data management designed specifically for historians and the research data and materials they use and create.

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