Below you can find details of recent and upcoming talks by the Unlocking the Hamilton Papers project team.


  • Cassie Ulph and Anne Anderton (Curator, JRRIL). Reading and Making in the Mary Hamilton Archive. The Rylands Lunchtime Seminar Series (online), University of Manchester, 28 April 2022.
  • Nuria Yáñez-Bouza. “From Image to Text to Research. Digital Humanities and the Georgian Period” (Keynote). Fifth Early-Career Scholars’ Conference, University of Salamanca and University of Valladolid, 26-27 May 2022.
  • Nuria Yáñez-Bouza & Tino Oudesluijs. “My Dearest friend … Ever Yours, M. Hamilton”. Address formulae in The Mary Hamilton Papers (c.1750–c.1820). HiSoN Conference, University of Murcia, 1-3 June 2022.
  • Christine Wallis. “Like Father, Like Son? Scottish English and Intra-Writer Variation in The Mary Hamilton Papers.” HiSoN Conference, University of Murcia, 1-3 June 2022.
  • Cassie Ulph. “New Thoughts on Romantic-period Digital Editions”. Roundtable, BARS/NASSR 2022: New Romanticisms, Edge Hill University, 2-5 August 2022.


  • Sophie Coulombeau. “Digitizing Eighteenth-Century Letters and Manuscripts: A Conversation”. Roundtable, BSECS 51: Indifference and Engagement. University of Oxford, UK (Online). 5-7 January 2022.
  • David Denison, Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, Tino Oudesluijs, Cassandra Ulph & Christine Wallis. “Transcribing and Editing The Mary Hamilton Papers (c.1750–c.1820)”. ICAME42: Crossing Boundaries through Corpora. University of TU Dortmund, Germany. 18-21 August 2021.
  • Tino Oudesluijs. “Considering the effects of copying behaviour on written language in 18th century English letters”. International Conference on English Historical Linguistics 21. Leiden University, Netherlands. 7-11 June 2021.
  • Tino Oudesluijs, Nuria Yáñez-Bouza & David Denison. “The Mary Hamilton Papers (c.1750–c.1820): Digitising new data for the study of linguistic and literary networks”. ISLE 6: Evolving English and the Digital Era. University of Joensuu, Finland. 2-5 June 2021.
  • Cassie Ulph. “Intimacy, creativity and networks: reading practices in the Mary Hamilton Papers”, GOTH 1st Annual Research Symposium (‘Women’s Writing and Book History’ panel). The Open University, UK. 20-21 May 2021.
  • Sophie Coulombeau & Katie Crowther (Doctoral Candidate, University of York). “Unlocking the digital archive”. Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Research Seminar, University of York, UK. 27 April 2021.
  • Tino Oudesluijs & Nuria Yáñez-Bouza. “Through the lens of The Mary Hamilton Papers (c.1750–c.1820): Ego-documents, individuals and historical social networks”. HiSoN Conference: Intra-Writer Variation in Historical Sociolinguistics. University of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. 17-19 March 2021. Programme here: HiSoN 2021
  • David Denison & Nuria Yáñez-Bouza. “Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers: the locksmiths’ view”. Seminar talk the English Linguistics Research Seminar, University of Uppsala. 28 January 2021.


  • Sophie Coulombeau. “Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers”. Seminar talk at BARS Digital Events: ‘Digital Editions in Romantic Studies’. 26 November 2020. You can view the roundable on the BARS Digital Events youtube channel, here.
  • Sophie Coulombeau. “Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers”. Seminar talk at Open Digital Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies, 1 April 2020. You can watch Sophie’s talk on the ODSECS youtube channel, here.