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Gavin Robinson : Curriculum Vitae

Peer-reviewed publications


  • 2018-: self-employed, doing manuscript transcription and data cleaning.
  • 2013-2018: director, Different Hand Ltd.
  • 2012: freelance transcriber, 1624 Parliament project (History of Parliament Trust).
  • 2012: freelance transcriber, pilot project for Mortality and Epidemiological Change in Manchester, 1750-1850 (Newcastle University and Cambridge Population Group).
  • 2011-12: freelance transcriber, The Origins of the Modern Demographic Regime: Infant Mortality by Social Status in Georgian London (Newcastle University and Cambridge Population Group).
  • 2008-9: freelance transcriber, Life in the Suburbs (Centre for Metropolitan History and Cambridge Population Group). (Outputs at SAS Space, including St Botolph Aldgate parish register database.)

Digital projects

  • contributor and admin at Linking Experiences of World War One
  • contributor at Marine Lives
  • contributor at Lives of the First World War
  • contributor, then moderator, at Your Archives, the UK National Archives wiki (2007-2012)
  • peer reviewer of The Programming Historian (1st edition)
  • Sandall's History of 1/5th Lincolnshire Regiment: A Digital Edition. I produced this digital edition of an out of copyright regimental history of the First World War.
    • HTML version (includes new indexes of people and places, and an interactive map, using the Exhibit API)
    • project page (includes TEI XML source code)
  • helped Ben Brumfield to test his From the Page collaborative transcription and indexing software.



  • three-year fully funded PhD studentship, Reading University Research Board.