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Preliminary Lessons Learned from Typesetting a Broadside Ballad

Published on January 8, 2015 by in Miscellanea

Over the past several months the English Broadside Ballad Team (EBBA), supplemented by an additional group of UC Santa Barbara graduate students, has been engaged in the act of re-creating, from scratch, a 17th century Broadside Ballad.  Beginning with old shirts and rags, we worked in the UCSB Art Studio

 
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Slides from Arch-V #DH2014Lausanne Presentation

Published on July 11, 2014 by in Miscellanea

Attached are the slides for my Arch-V / BIA presentation at #DH2014Lausanne. The talk provides a sprint through the basic functioning and technology behind the implementation of a computer vision based search platform for archives of historical printed materials. Arch-V is a two-cluster tool set. The first cluster, the Arch-V

 
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Open Access Results in Increased Scholarship of English Broadside Ballads

Published on July 7, 2014 by in Miscellanea

Broadside ballads were the most circulated printed objects in England during the 17th century [1]. Sung by hawkers on street corners, pasted on the walls of alehouses, and framed as art by the middling and lower classes, the broadside ballad carried the news of day, tales of fantastical events and

 
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Slides from Bodleian Library “Mapping the British Booktrades” workshop Mayy 22, 2014

Published on May 28, 2014 by in Miscellanea

Attached are the slides from my presentation at the Bodleian Library’s “Mapping the British Booktrades” workshop held on May 22, 2014 at Merton College, Oxford University. The presentation provides an overview of the redesign of the English Short Title Catalogue that is currently underway. The presentation includes depictions of the

 
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Ballad Sheet Forensics, Preservation, and the Digital Archive

Published on April 16, 2014 by in Miscellanea

Attached are the slides from my recent talk, “Ballad Sheet Forensics, Preservation, and the Digital Archive,” the final presentation at the Huntington Library’s Living English Broadside Ballads conference, April 4-5, 2014 (http://www.huntington.org/uploadedFiles/Files/PDFs/broadside_conf.pdf). The talk focused on the need to reconsider our understanding of what constitutes the “information” that we are

 
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