The Early Modern Commons


Recent Posts

OCRing history in the cloud: first impressions, next steps

25 November 2016

Last week I decided to try Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for the first time. The context was the publication of a dataset as a book.. To recap some lovely chats: nothing wrong...

Library Carpentry: where we are (nearly) 1 year on

6 October 2016

Library Carpentry is a software skills training programme aimed at the needs and requirements of library professionals. Just over a year ago the first Library Carpentry workshop, generously...

Lectureship: One Year In [updated]

31 August 2016

Today was the last day of my first year as a lecturer. It has been an AMAZING year and I marked it by travelling to Swansea for the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals...

Printed images and computational image recognition

8 August 2016

This weekend I bought a print at my local antiques and vintage market. It is a George Cruikshank satire, etched in 1849 that was published as part of The Comic Almanack 1850. It is...