Reports and Reference Materials

  • Beals, M. H. and Emily Bell, with contributions by Ryan Cordell, Paul Fyfe, Isabel Galina Russell, Tessa Hauswedell, Clemens Neudecker, Julianne Nyhan, Mila Oiva, Sebastian Padó, Miriam Peña Pimentel, Lara Rose, Hannu Salmi, Melissa Terras, and Lorella Viola. The Atlas of Digitised Newspapers and Metadata: Reports from Oceanic Exchanges. Loughborough: 2020. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.11560059.



  • Mila Oiva, Asko Nivala, Hannu Salmi, Otto Latva, Marja Jalava, Jana Keck, Laura Martínez Domínguez, James Parker. ”Spreading News in 1904. The Media Coverage of Nikolay Bobrikov’s Shooting”, Media History Vol 25 No 3, 2019. DOI:
  • Viola, Lorella and Verheul, Jaap. 2019. “The Media Construction of Italian Identity: A Transatlantic, Digital Humanities Analysis of italianità, Ethnicity, and Whiteness, 1867-1920”. Identity 19.4, 2019. DOI: 10.1080/15283488.2019.1681271
  • Viola, Lorella and Verheul, Jaap. 2019. “Mining ethnicity: Discourse-driven topic modelling of immigrant discourses in the USA, 1898–1920”. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, October 2019. DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqz068
  • Franke, Max,Ralph Barczok,Steffen Koch and DorotheaWeltecke. “Confidence as First-class Attribute in Digital Humanities Data.” In: Proceedings of the 4th VIS4DH Workshop. Vancouver, Canada, 2019.
  • Hauswedell, Tessa, Julianne Nyhan, M. H. Beals, Melissa Terras and Emily Bell. ‘Of Global Reach Yet of Situated Contexts: An Examination of the Implicit and Explicit Selection Criteria that Shape Digital Archives of Historical Newspapers.’ Archival Science: International Journal on Recorded Information, February 2020.
  • Latva, Otto, The Giant Squid: Imagining and Encountering the Unknown from the 1760s to the 1890s. Doctoral dissertation. University of Turku, Turku 2019.
  • Martin Riedl and Sebastian Padó. “Named Entity Recognition Shootout for German”. In: Proceedings of ACL, pages 120-125. Melbourne, Australia, 2018.
  • Martin Riedl, Daniela Betz and Sebastian Padó. “Clustering-Based Article Identification in Historical Newspapers”. In: Proceedings of the NAACL LaTeCH-CLfL workshop. Minneapolis, MN, 2019.
  • Riedl, Martin and Sebastian Padó. “Named Entity Recognition Shootout for German”. In: Proceedings of ACL, pages 120-125. Melbourne, Australia, 2018.


  • Galina Russell, Isabel and Ernesto Priani Saisó. “Políticas de digitalización para la investigación. El caso de la HNDM y el proyecto Oceanic Exchanges”. In: Humanidades Digitales. Una visión desde México. Carlos Alberto Martínez Hernández: Fondo Editorial de la Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, forthcoming.
  • Franke, Max. Markus John, Moritz Knabben, Jana Keck, Tanja Blascheck and Steffen Koch. “LilyPads: Exploring the Spatiotemporal Dissemination of Historical Newspaper Articles.” In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications. Valletta, Malta, 2020.

Under Review

  • Castellanos Rueda, Rocío, Gutiérrez-Vasques Ximena,López Méndez Laura Angélica, Martínez Domínguez Laura, Priani Saisó Ernesto. “Si los telegramas no mienten. Origen y circulación de las noticias de la explosión del Maine en la prensa mexicana, febrero 1898 (If the telegrams do not lie. Origin and circulation of the news of the explosion of the Maine in the Mexican press, February 1898)” [Submitted for peer review].
  • Castellanos Rueda, Rocío, Galina Russell Isabel, Martínez Domínguez Laura, Peña Pimentel Miriam, Priani Saisó Ernesto. “El uso de periódicos digitalizados como fuente para trabajos de investigación (The use of digitized newspapers collections for research)” [Submitted for peer review].
  • Priani Saisó, Ernesto. “Una frágil episteme. Datos como objetos de conocimiento en humanidades” [Submitted for peer review].

Datasets & Visualizations

  • Smith, David et al. 2020. Metadata (including derived geolocation data) for all global newspapers used in Oceanic Exchanges project.
  • Viola, Lorella. 2018. ChroniclItaly: A corpus of Italian language newspapers published in the United States between 1898 and 1922. Utrecht University. DOI: 10.24416/UU01-T4YMOW.
  • Viola, Lorella. 2019. ChroniclItaly 2.0. A corpus of Italian American newspapers annotated for entities, 1898-1920. Utrecht University. DOI: 10.24416/UU01-4MECRO.

Conference Presentations

  • Keck, Jana. “The Nineteenth-Century Digitized German and German-American Press: Negotiating Slavery in a Transatlantic Context.” Transnational Periodical Cultures: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, University of Mainz. 29-31 January 2020.
  • Bell, Emily. “‘Like so many roads on an ethereal map’: Remixing the Archive through Metadata Integration.” Archives, Access and AI: Working with Born-Digital and Digitised Archival Collections/Loughborough University London (15-17 January 2020)
  • Keck, Jana. “Mining German-Language Newspaper Repositories.” Digital Humanities Lecture Series, University of Stuttgart, 15 January 2020.
  • Priewe, Marc. “Interfacing News and Disaster: The Eruption of Krakatoa in theDigitized 19th-Century Press.” Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association 2020, New York, 3-6 January 2020.
  • Keck, Jana. “Nineteenth-Century Digitized German-American Newspapers: A Digital Approach to the Study of German-American Culture.” Post Graduate Forum in American Studies Conference 2019, University of Passau, 5-7 December 2019.
  • Keck, Jana. “Digging into America’s 19th-Century German-Language Newspapers with Text Reuse and Word Vector Models.” Digillu-Workshop: Zusammenstellung und Erschließung von Korpusdaten, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 25-26 November 2019.
  • Keck, Jana and Moritz Knabben. “Visualisation for Newspapers Corpus Exploration across Time and Space.” Impresso-Talk, University of Luxemburg, 29 October 2019.
  • Keck, Jana. “Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks In Historic Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914.” Digitizing Heritage, University of Heidelberg, 30 September-1 October 2019.
  • Castellanos Rueda Rocio and Priani Saiso Ernesto. “Si los telegramas no mienten. Origen y circulación de las noticias de la explosión del Maine en la prensa mexicana, febrero 1898”. Presented in the Coloquio Internacional Redes e Impresos en América Latina Siglos XIX y XX on 23-24 September 2019 in the University of Colima, Mexico.
  • Bell, Emily. “Linked News/Linked Data: Working Across Newspaper Collections Using the Semantic Web.” New Directions in Nineteenth-Century Periodical Studies/University of Leeds (20 September 2019)
  • Galina Russell Isabel, Peña Pimentel Miriam, Priani Saiso Ernesto. “Los datos de investigación en las Humanidades-periódicos decimonónicos.” Presented in BIREDIAL-ISTEC from 30 July to 2 August 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brasil.
  • Priewe, Marc, Lorella Viola, Jaap Verheul, Jana Keck, Moritz Knabben, Ernesto Priani Siasó, Hannu Salmi and Mila Oiva. “Oceanic Exchanges: Transnational Textual Migration And Viral Culture”. Digital Humanities Conference 2019, University of Utrecht, 8-12 July 2019.
  • “Oceanic Exchanges: Transnational Textual Migration And Viral Culture” panel, Jana Keck, Moritz Knabben, Mila Oiva, Ernesto Priani Saisó, Marc Priewe, Hannu Salmi, Jaap Verheul, and Lorella Viola, Digital Humanities 2019, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • Viola, Lorella. “Diasporic Media and Marginality: how Italian Americans became white”. IPrA2019 – International Pragmatics Association Conference, 9th- 14th June 2019, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
  • Martinez Dominguez Laura. “Redes de poder y circuitos de información. El caso de la noticia de la explosión del Maine en la prensa mexicana de 1898”. Presented on the 4to Congreso Internacional de Historia y Ciencias Sociales from 29-31 May 2019 in Tlalpujahua, Michoacan, Mexico.
  • Keck, Jana. “Tracing German Migrant Networks in Historic Newspaper Repositories.” Networks Across Time and Space//13th Workshop Historical Network Research, Academy of Sciences and Literature/Mainz, 27-28 May 2019.
  • Priani Saiso Ernesto. “Taller de vinculación para la formación de una asociación para el estudio de la cultura latinoamericana con métodos digitales”. Presented in Designing ADRELA: The Alliance for Digital Research on Early Latin America in LASA 2019 on 22-27 May 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Bell, Emily. “Questing for Interoperability with Newspaper Metadata (lightning talk and poster presentation).” Linked Data and the Semantic Web for Humanities Research Spring School (LiSeH 2019)/University of Graz (23-27 April 2019)
  • Castellanos Rueda, Rocio. “La enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales con herramientas digitales. El uso de la HNDM como alternativa de innovación para la investigación en el aula de clase”. Presented in XXX Simposio de didáctica de las Ciencias Sociales on 9-11 April 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Bell, Emily. “Understanding Digitised Newspaper Databases Through Metadata (lightning talk).” Software Sustainability Institute Collaborations Workshop/Loughborough University (1-3 April 2019)
  • Nyhan, Julianne “Oceanic Exchanges,” British Library, (12 December 2018)
  • Priewe, Marc and Jana Keck. “Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks in Historic Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914.” Digital HumanitiesLecture Series, University of Stuttgart, 5 December 2018.
  • Galina Russell Isabel, Peña Pimentel Miriam, Priani Saiso Ernesto. “Intercambios Oceánicos - Minería de datos de periódicos decimonónicos”. Presented in III Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Argentina de Humanidades Digitales on 9 November 2018 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.
  • Beals, M. H. “Historical Portals: Preservation, Access and Community Building with Digital Newspaper Archives” History Research Seminar. Sheffield Hallam University (7 November 2018)
  • Galina Russell Isabel. “Navegando en un mar de datos-periódicos del Siglo XIX y las Humanidades Digitales”. Presented in 1er Coloquio de Humanidades Digitales de la Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro on 22 October 2018 in Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Mexico.
  • Beals, M. H. “Oceanic Exchanges: Building a Transnational Understanding of Digitised Newspapers” British Library Roadshow, University of Lincoln (16 May 2018)

Courses & Workshops