University of Cambridge launches eSenchas


The Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, at the University of Cambridge, has launched, eSenchas, a new resource for the study of medieval Irish.

Senchas ( /'ʃɛnχəs/ ) was the term used in medieval Irish for the accumulation of tales, history, tradition and other information which the learned classes drew on and composed to explore Ireland’s past. This website aims to provide the modern equivalent: Electronic Senchas, or eSenchas. It gathers together a comprehensive range of digital tools which can be used to study, analyse and interpret medieval Irish texts.

Visualizing Hemingway: A Man in Letters

"ErnestHemingway" by Lloyd Arnold - http://www.phoodie.info/2013/07/19/from-the-desk-of-ernest-hemingway-this-weekend-cuba-libre-celebrates-my-birthday/. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ErnestHemingway.jpg#/media/File:ErnestHemingway.jpg

The John F. Kennedy Library have just published my blog post on how data visualisation can illuminate the life of Ernest Hemingway.  Using data from the Library's incredibly detailed finding aid, I have collated correspondence from over 50 years of the author's life and used my website Visual Correspondence to visualise the results.  You can read the blog post here: