Digital Forum: Processing the Past

John Leech, 'Filling Up the Census Paper', Punch, 1851 courtesy of

In JVC 15.2., the three contributors to this Digital Forum discuss the exciting new opportunities for quantitative research.  Richard Deswarte focuses on the holdings of the History Data Service and considers what makes a useful quantitative data source.  Alexis Weedon assesses the production of resources suitable for quantitative research and the use of geographical information to argue for greater convergence between types of data.  Michaela Mahlberg offers an introduction to corpus linguistics, exploring what corpus approaches can offer existing research methodologies in literary studies.

For Paul Dobraszczyk’s article, ‘“Give in Your Account: Using and Abusing Victorian Census Forms’, click here

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