Humanities Research Software Design: The Wilde Trials Web App

Scholarly and Research Communication

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Title Humanities Research Software Design: The Wilde Trials Web App
 
Creator Colligan, Colette
Joyce, Michael
Bull, Sarah
Loyen, Cécile
 
Subject
Oscar Wilde; Gross indecency; Trials: 1895; International; Press Coverage; News; Reprint; Verbatim; Web app; Transcription; Digitize; Collection; Algorithm

 
Description Background:This article discusses the design of Web-based research software to computationally analyze the international news coverage of the playwright Oscar Wilde’s 1895 sex trials. Over two months, Wilde stood three trials, eventually being convicted of “gross indecency” (1885 Criminal Law Amendment Act).Analysis: Over the past year, we have collaboratively designed a program to advance our understanding of the trials’ cultural impact as they were reported in newspapers around the world. Bridging our expertise in nineteenth-century cultural history and software engineering, we discuss the concept and design of the Wilde Trials Web App, as well as early discoveries about the French news coverage and plans for the program’s further development.Conclusion and implications: Our work stands at the forefront of software design and data-driven research on the nineteenth-century press.
 
Publisher Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing Press
 
Contributor
 
Date 2016-11-08
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
research-article

 
Format application/pdf
text/html
 
Identifier http://src-online.ca/index.php/src/article/view/256
10.22230/src.2016v7n2/3a256
 
Source Scholarly and Research Communication; Vol 7, No 2/3 (2016): Double Issue
1923-0702
 
Language eng
 
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