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Introducing Bodleian Ballads ImageBrowse

11 November 2014

The Bodleian ballads team are proud to present an initial release of ImageBrowse, a further development by Oxford’s Visual Geometry Group of their pioneering ImageMatch printed...

The Mistaken Midwife

20 August 2014

Here’s a fascinating analysis of The Mistaken Mid-wife (Douce Ballads 2(148b), from Dr. Jennifer Evans over on the Early-Modern Medicine blog.                 Based...

ImageMatch and researching ballad contexts

8 April 2014

The following is a guest post by Dr. Anders Ingram. The dramatic events of the second Ottoman siege of Vienna (1683) inspired a deluge of English printing from news sheets to long histories,...

The Lamplighter’s Poem: a message for December

13 December 2013

Bodleian Library Harding B 37(16) (detail) The Lamplighter’s poem (from the Broadside Ballads Online project) Dear friends, the gifts you’ve thus imparted, And which have...