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Lost visions: an interview with Julia Thomas

Calè, Luisa, Goodman, Michael, Thomas, Julia ORCID:, Parejo Vadillo, Ana and Wolf, Alexis 2015. Lost visions: an interview with Julia Thomas. 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century. 21 10.16995/ntn.752

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This interview addresses the methodologies and research questions that underpin The Illustration Archive. The archive, created on an AHRC-funded Big Data project, contains over a million searchable book illustrations from a period roughly spanning the eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century, and taken from works of geography, history, philosophy, literature, and science. The Twitter interview, which was supplemented by fuller responses to the questions, offers an insight into how digital archives are created and the problems involved with this creation, from issues of how to make images searchable to the ways in which this resultant searchability impacts on how they are viewed and analysed. The digital archive is a space where forgotten illustrations are made visible, but the terms of this visibility are far from neutral or straightforward.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Publisher: Open Library of Humanities
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