Ruth Byrne

Portrait of Ruth Byrne

Ruth is using the British Library’s digitised newspaper collection to explore attitudes towards immigration in nineteenth century Britain. 

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A collaborative PhD with the British Library gives me the means to access a public audience

Key points

  • Ruth’s research is co-supervised by the British Library and the University of Lancaster through an ESRC CASE studentship
  • She is using corpus linguistic methodology to research the circa 30 billion words of digitised text that make up the Library’s Nineteenth Century Newspaper Collection
  • This vast digital archive is providing fresh insights into the shifting language of immigration in the Victorian media


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