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The ultimate aim of this exciting project is to create a digital archive of the League of Nations (1920-1946), the predecessor of the United Nations. The LONTAD project is made possible through a generous donation of a private Swiss foundation. It is giving updates on the progress of the project and highlights of what is […]
Shocking article on arXiv.org from the at the Annual Meeting for the Association for Computational Linguistics 2019. It reports that the algorithms used by “sophisticated” hate bias checkers are not neutral – they are based on standard American English. Therefore tweets by black Americans are proportionally more likely to be flagged up as abusive than […]
A House of Commons Library briefing containing constituency level data from 1918. This can be downloaded as either an excel or CSV file. Also includes votes by party, vote share and voter turnout levels. There is a user guide to the original sources.
A new site compiled by independent charity BBC Media Action. It gathers together BBC research and case studies (including clips and examples) which examine the role of the media in crisis communication. It gives examples of actual campaigns and guidelines on good practice. At present there are 6 specific case studies on the website: Syria, Gaza, Ebola, […]
This week the first prosecutions were made against adverts considered sexist by the new ASA code on gender stereotyping. See which adverts were penalised in this press report from the Guardian The Advertising Standards Authority website has the full text of the code and guidelines. Responses to the guidelines include: the Fawcett society which feels that […]
Find out in the latest edition of the Charities Aid Foundation UK Giving report released recently. It is based on over 12,000 interviews of citizens and looks at who gives, the types of charities, methods of giving and why. It also includes data on volunteering trends and purchase of ethical products. The website has a publications library where you […]
New website from Robert Gordon University which aims to map the struggle for the women’s vote in Scotland. It is mapping the region around Aberdeen with the location of suffragist and suffragette activity adding notes on meetings and protests. Details are given of what took place and who was involved. A really great complement to the Mapping […]
Recently added to the Library of Congress website: the papers of President James Garfield. The Garfield collection includes approximately 80,000 items, mostly dating from 1850 to 1881. Garfield’s papers include correspondence, diaries, speeches, records of his Civil War military service details of a disputed election in 1876. The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the National Archives’ Office of […]
Fascinating fact from the Latest Ofcom news consumption in the UK annual report. Yet only 37% trust social media. Get the full facts by downloading the report from the website. It covers TV, radio, social media, Internet and includes information on levels of trust. Excel and raw data files can be downloaded from the website. […]
Just launched by Columbia University, a searchable web archive of 50th anniversary commemorations of the Stonewall uprising. The Stonewall uprising a key event in LGBT history. Over a hundred US sites have been archived preserving the images and audio-content including interviews with original participants. They include the sites of academic libraries, radio stations, NGOs and […]