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Dr Tim Causer
Senior Research Associate
Tel: +44 (0)203 549 5626
Email: Tim Causer
Address: Bentham Project, Faculty of Laws, University College London, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London, WC1H 0EG
- Convict transportation
- Australian colonial history
- Convict history
- the Norfolk Island penal settlement (1825-1855)
- History of crime and punishment
- Co-ordination of the award-winning Transcribe Bentham collaborative transcription initiative
- Working on the EC-funded tranScriptorium project
- Editor of the Journal of Bentham Studies.
- Previously worked on the JISC-funded EPICURE project (in association with UCL Library Services), which has established a model for the publication of open-access journals in the College.
Edited primary sources
- Causer, T. (ed.), The Memorandoms of James Martin (UCL Bentham Project, 2014). Online publication.
Articles and book chapters
- Causer, T., and Terras, M. (2014), '"Many hands make light work. Many hands together make merry work": Transcribe Bentham and crowdsourcing manuscript collections', in Crowdsourcing Our Cultural Heritage, ed. M. Ridge (Ashgate), pp. 57-88.
- Causer, T., and Terras, M. (2014), 'Crowdsourcing Bentham: Beyond the Traditional Boundaries of Academic History', International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, vol. 8 (1), pp. 46-64. Pre-publication version available in UCL Discovery.
- B. Gatos, G. Louloudis, T. Causer, K. Grint, V. Romero, J.A. Sánchez, A.H. Toselli, and E. Vidal, ‘Ground-Truth Production in the tranScriptorium Project’, DAS 2014, 11th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, pp.237-44
- Causer, T. (2012), 'Anti-transportation, "unnatural crime", and the "horrors" of Norfolk Island', Journal of Australian Colonial History, vol. 14, pp.230-40.
- Causer, T., and Wallace, V. (2012), 'Building a Volunteer Community: Results and Findings from Transcribe Bentham', Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol. 6 (2).
- Causer, T., Tonra, J., and Wallace, V. (2012), 'Transcription Maximized; Expense Minimized? Crowdsourcing and Editing The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham', Literary and Linguistic Computing, vol. 27 (2), pp. 119-137.
- Causer, T. (2011), ‘“The Worst Types of Sub-human Beings”? The Myth and Reality of the Convicts of the Second Penal Settlement at Norfolk Island, 1825-1855’, Islands of History (Sydney, 2011), pp.8-31
- Causer, T. (2011),‘Norfolk Island’s “suicide lotteries”: Legend and Reality’, Islands of History (Sydney, 2011), pp.61-68
- Causer, T. (2008), ‘“On British Felony the Sun Never Sets”: Narratives of Political Prisoners in New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land, 1838-1853’, Cultural and Social History, Vol. 4 (5), pp.423-435.
- Causer, T. (2014), 'Dark Paradise: Norfolk Island - Isolation, Savagery, Mystery, and Murder, by Robert Macklin', Reviews in Australian Studies, Vol. 8 (1).
- Causer, T. (2013), 'A Merciless Place: The lost story of Britain's convict disaster in Africa by Emma Christopher', Reviews in Australian Studies, Vol. 7 (5).
- Causer, T. (2011), 'Exiled: The Port Arthur convict photographs by Edwin Barnard', Reviews in Australian Studies, Vol. 5 (4).
- Causer, T. (2010), 'A Swindler’s Progress: Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty by Kirsten McKenzie', Reviews in Australian Studies, Vol. 4 (2).
- Causer, T. (2008), 'Australia’s Birthstain: The Startling Legacy of the Convict Era by Babette Smith', Reviews in Australian Studies, Vol. 3 (7).
- Causer, T. (2008), 'Closing Hell’s Gates: The Death of a Convict Station by Hamish Maxwell-Stewart', Reviews in Australian Studies, Vol. 3 (4).
- Causer, T. (2008), 'Gender, Crime and Empire: Convicts, Settlers and the State in Early Colonial Australia by Kirsty Reid', Reviews in Australian Studies, Vol. 3 (2).
- Causer, T. (2007), 'The History of Australian Corrections, by Sean O'Toole', Reviews in Australian Studies, Vol. 2 (5).