The Old Joke Archive

    Project Details


    I am currently working with Dr Mark Hall and the British Library on a digital humanities project that aims to create an online archive of one million Victorian jokes. The archive is still under construction, but we have already shared hundreds of jokes on Facebook and Twitter. The project was awarded the British Library Competition prize in 2014 and has since received press coverage from Radio 4, BBC History, The Telegraph, and the Smithsonian Magazine. The project is described in detail in this article for the journal 19.
    StatusNot started

    Research Centres

    • Research Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies


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