[open-humanities] Early English Books Hackfest in Oxford

Iain Emsley iainemsley at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 14:25:31 UTC 2015

Hi Lieke,

Dates tend to help. It is on March 9th.


On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM, Lieke Ploeger <lieke.ploeger at okfn.org>

> Hi Iain,
> Great news! When is the hackathon exactly, or has no date been set yet?
> I can then also include it in the OpenGLAM calendar and announce it on our
> blog.
> Best, Lieke
> On 4 February 2015 at 10:12, Iain Emsley <iainemsley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Apologies for cross posting but thought that this might be of interest to
>> these lists.
>>  The Bodleian Libraries are hosting a hackday to celebrate the release
>> of 25,000 texts from the Early English Books Online project into the public
>> domain. The event encourages students, researchers from all disciplines,
>> and members of the public with an interest in the intersection between
>> technology, history and literature to work together to develop a project
>> using the texts and the data they may generate.
>> The EEBO-TCP corpus covers the period from 1473 to 1700 and is now
>> estimated to comprise more than two million pages and nearly a billion
>> words. It represents a history of the printed word in England from the
>> birth of the printing press to the reign of William and Mary, and it
>> contains texts of incomparable significance for research across all
>> academic disciplines, including literature, history, philosophy,
>> linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics and science.
>> We're looking for all kinds of people to participate; those with an
>> interest in data visualisation, geospatial analysis, corpus linguistics,
>> written and spoken word, web applications and programming, data/text
>> mining, art, film and more are welcome. You don't have be an expert to
>> join, but you do need to be enthusiastic and prepared to help develop a
>> project.
>> The hackathon will take place during the day (10am-5pm), with a reception
>> to follow at 5pm. Prizes will be given to the best of the day's projects.
>> More information about the project is available from the EEBO-TCP website
>> <http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/eebotcp/>.
>>   Have questions about Early English Books Hackfest? Contact Bodleian
>> Libraries
>> <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/early-english-books-hackfest-tickets-15350671271#lightbox_contact>
>> Kind regards,
>> Iain
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