All posts filed under: Digital

Linguistic protectionism: good or bad?

Last Sunday (26 March), a week of 1,500 events celebrating the French language all over the world came to a close. This year’s theme, ‘The virtual world’, had a decidedly forward-looking flavour that Dr Juliette Scott believes was selected to challenge the legacy of Jacques Toubon, the former French culture minister who passed a series […]

Orwell, 1984 and the Ministry of Information

Since the inauguration of President Trump sales of George Orwell’s 1984 have increased by 9,500 per cent, and at the time of publication it is still at the top of Amazon’s American best seller lists. But what might new readers learn from it?, asks Dr Marc Patrick Wiggam, a research fellow at the Institute of […]

Introducing the Humanities Digital Library

This week sees the launch of the Humanities Digital Library, a new open access  publishing platform for scholarly books. The Library is an initiative of the School of Advanced Study (SAS), led by the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS). At launch the Library includes monographs in history, […]

An interview with Dr Elizabeth Savage

Dr Elizabeth Savage is British Academy postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in book history and communications at the Institute of English Studies (IES), a member of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. In 2016, she won the Wolfgang Ratjen Award for distinguished research in the field of graphic art, and Printing Colour 1400-1700: Histories, […]

History and legacy of the Ministry of Information

Image: © IWM (D 650A) Katherine Howells, a doctoral candidate at King’s College London, provides an overview of the  ‘Publishing and Communications History of the Ministry of Information, 1939-45’ project being undertaken by the Institute of English Studies (IES) in collaboration with the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s and the National Archives at Kew. […]

Scholarly editing by machines

Image: © Tatiana Shepeleva / Shutterstock Can a computer create a scholarly digital edition? Can a computer compare multiple texts, identify the order in which they were perhaps written, critically judge whether one text is ‘better’ than another, and then produce an authoritative variorum edition? The answer is increasingly: yes, the computer can do all of […]