Dr Helen BakerNewby Research Fellow
I am a historian and my PhD thesis looked at popular reactions to the Khodynka disaster, a stampede which took place during the coronation celebrations of Nicholas II of Russia in 1896.
More recently, my research has focussed upon the history of early modern England and has explored the benefits of using large corpora in the study of the past. I am particularly interested in the ways in which marginalised people were perceived in early modern public discourse.
How do we talk about drought? The context of Britain as represented by national newspapers and oral histories
What do newspapers talk about when they talk about drought?
- ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science