CASS PhD student, Amelia Joulain-Jay, has been researching to what extent OCR errors are a problem when researching historical texts, and whether these errors can be corrected. Amelia’s work has recently been featured in a very interesting blog post on the British Library’s website – you can read the full post here.
CASS is delighted that the Gale Dissertation Research Fellowship for research to be undertaken in 2016 has been awarded to Amelia Joulain-Jay, a PhD student at CASS, for her work on using Geographical Information Systems and Corpus Linguistics methods to investigate how places were represented in nineteenth-century British newspapers.
The Gale Dissertation Research Fellowship is awarded byThe Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) in support of dissertation research that makes substantial use of full-text digitized collections of 19th-century British magazines and newspapers. The Fellowship aims to support historical and literary research that deepens our understanding of the 19th-century British press in all its rich variety, and also encourages the scholarly use of collections of full-text digital facsimiles of these primary sources in aid of that research. A prize of $1500 will be awarded, together with one year’s passworded subscription to selected digital collections from Gale, including 19th Century UK Periodicals and 19th Century British Library Newspapers.