DJO will have been out and about for four full years, come the end of this month. Time to take stock of what, if any, impact it's had. If you've used the site for research purposes, or in your teaching, or in some way that's been Good or Useful (however you define that!), then please complete this super-simple 4-question survey:--
DJO in the News: a sample of coverage, 2011 to present
Tuesday 2nd (online); Wednesday 3rd (print) August 2011
Guardian Letters pages
JD ‘Join us to bring alive the vintage journalism of Charles Dickens’. 360 words.
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Guardian Culture Books Online article
Calling all Dickens detectives. 600 words.
6 comments; 103 Fbook shares; 95 Tweets
Guardian Online books
Good news! Dickens detectives flooding in. 450 words.
F21 / Tw 14
BBC Radio 4 iPM JD discussion about the project with Eddie Mair morning & evening shows. 10 minutes.
Observer 1 page feature. 1160 words +illustrations. 1page.
Charles Dickens bicentenary: Call for online editors to save forgotten journal
Comments: 50; Fb 861; Tw 111
1. ABC Melbourne Breakfast Show with Red Symons
Breakfast Show – interview about DJO. 3 mins.
2. ABC Canberra Breakfast with Ross Solly
Breakfast Show—interview about DJO. 2 mins.
3. Radio Ulster -- Arts Extra with Kim Lenaghan (no podcast) – interview about DJO. 4 mins.
4. Independent i
Victoria Summersley: Editor’s Letter
2 col. inches
1. BBC Radio Kent
Drive Time with Dominic King. Interview about DJO, 3 mins.
2. El Pais (Spain) feature on DJO by Antonio Fraguas, Arts' staff writer.
Article in Books/culture section of NRC, the Netherlands daily evening paper (circulation 200,000). 285 words.
BBC Radio 4 -- Making History. 7 mins.
“Tom Holland talks to Dr Hazel Mackenzie at the University of Buckingham to find out how they are using so-called crowd-sourcing techniques to research the journals of Charles Dickens and whether this might change historical research in the future.”
BBC Radio Kent – Drive Time with Dominic King.
Update on project. 3 mins.
JD interviewed for Andrew Dickens' article in ShortList 'Just How Dickensian Are We?'
JD interviewed by Caroline Quinn for the BBC documentary ‘Dickens and Parliament’. Programme has aired 44 times between 24th March and 15th June. 4 mins total in 25 min. show. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01f1649/broadcasts
JD and Dr Tony Williams: address to the Royal Society of Arts on the topic of 'Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce in Dickens's Journalism' http://www.thersa.org/fellowship/where-you-are/london/events/past-events/arts,-manufactures-and-commerce-in-dickens-journalism
JD interviewed by Stephen Beard for American Public Radio's Marketplace business programme. 5 mins.
JD interviewed for Anna Brosnan's article in The Northampton Chronicle.
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JD: opening lecture in the Ferens Fine Art lecture series 2012 at the Middleton Hall, University of Hull http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/english/newsandevents/events/dickensandart.aspx
JD and Dr Tony Williams presented to the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at a reception at Buckingham Palace, held to celebrate Dickens's Bicentenary (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17032379)
Broadcast of ‘Could this be the setting of Dickens' Bleak House?’ JD participates as visiting expert in programme for BBC School Report. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/17366936. 5 mins.
The Dickens Journals Online film Charles Dickens, London Journalist posted on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FROa8ozi0N0 361 views to 24/06/2012. 18 mins.
Charles Dickens and the Mid-Victorian Press, 1850-1870. The DJO launch conference. 111 delegates from 14 countries. Conference Proceedings (20 chapters) on schedule for publication by the University of Buckingham Press, Autumn 2012. See http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/latest-news/launch-of-dickens-journals-online-project/ for report.
JD. Letter to Guardian. ‘Thanks to all for a Dickens of a job.’ p. 37.
7 col inches
1. I on Saturday, p. 19. Adam Sherwin’s article on DJO.
2. The Independent. Adam Sherwin’s article on DJO.
3. Independent.co.uk. Adam Sherwin’s full article on DJO. 575words
Fb 38; Tw 32
ABC Melbourne with Red Symons
Breakfast Show – follow-up interview about DJO. 4 mins.
Guardian Online books
Charles Dickens identified as author of mystery article. Alison Flood article.
Online only. 890 words.
Fb 321; Tw152
Blog posts featuring DJO
8.Dickens Blog (05/08/2011):
9.Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay (07/08/2011):
10.The History Blog (13/08/2011):
12.Proof in the Pudding (05/10/2011:
13.Ethos PR (21/12/2011):
14.Bob’s Home for Writing (06/02/2012):
15.Literary Minded (07/02/2012):
17.Sydney Publishing (27/05/2012):
18.The Bloomsbury Reader (11/12/2012)
We are very excited to announce a new one-year MA by Research in Dickens Studies that will be taught by the University of Buckingham (home of The Drood Inquiry and Dickens Journals Online ) and in partnership with the Charles Dickens Museum in London. The course will commence in October of this year, based at our new London premises at 51 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, and will allow access to the Museum's unique archive collections as well as the expertise of the Buckingham English Department and numerous guest seminar speakers from the Dickens community worldwide. Under close guidance, successful applicants will write a substantial research-based thesis based on a topic of their choosing, under the broad umbrella of 'Dickens Studies'. More details are available here.
One-Day Conference: Victorian Periodicals Through Glass
The digitisation of the nineteenth-century press would seem to be unequivocally a Good Thing—but the process of reading Victorian newspapers and magazines in digital editions is far from straightforward. We see through the “glass, darkly” (as St Paul puts it in the first letter to the Corinthians), and access a somewhat distorted Alice-in-Wonderland version of the past, “through the looking glass” of our monitors and tablets.
As part of their Santander Universities UK-funded project to develop Dickens Journals Online, Dr Jonathan Buckmaster (Royal Holloway, University of London) and DJO's Professor John Drew have designed a one-day conference to investigate.
15 July 2016 09:30 - 19:00
Full day tickets, including coffee, a light lunch and the evening reception, are only £17 (£12 concessions), and can be purchased here. Read the conference programme: Victorian Periodicals through Glass programme (PDF file, 1.5 KB).
Click on the image on the right to download the conference poster (PDF file, 1.1 KB).
Following an elegant evening reception, the day will close with the 2016 Sally Ledger Memorial Lecture, introduced by Professor Juliet John (RHUL) and delivered by Professor Regenia Gagnier (Exeter).
For enquiries about the event, contact email@example.com.
Click here for further information about the Department of English’s new MA by Research in Dickens Studies, taught in London in partnership with the Charles Dickens Museum.
Calling all Text Correctors! DJO has been approached to see if we can interest any of our old hands (or new recruits) in becoming “volunteer editors” on the Queen’s Digital Archive Project. The goal of the project is to compile a digital archive of all the Queen’s official engagements over the course of her reign, from 6 February 1952 to the present day, which will be published online. It is an independent project, conceived by someone who used to work at Buckingham Palace, and who has the support of the Palace. To date, the project has been working with a number of schools, who have tasked their students with producing spreadsheets of the Queen’s engagements, using The Times online archive. For its next phase, the project is seeking people to format the spreadsheets (estimated that it takes approximately 3.5 hours to format one year). Proficiency in Microsoft excel and a keen eye for detail are requirements. If you are interested, please to be in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us and we'll put you in contact.
Link to BBC World Service
'Restless Shadow: Dickens the Campaigner'--listen to the BBC World Service interview with DJO's John Drew, Exhibition
co-curator, and with actor and writer Simon Callow, as they help launch this summer's new Exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum.