Crowdsourcing the First World War: A Lovely Social Machine

Working at the Zooniverse means that I get to indulge many of my interests beyond astronomy, like history. In January we launched a project in partnership with the Imperial War Museum and the National Archives called Operation War Diary. It's a 'citizen history' site that asks the public to tag and transcribe more than one million war diaries, and other handwritten notes, produced on the... Continue Reading →


I recently had the opportunity to visit a place called Moundville in Alabama. Moundville is a prehistoric site of the Creek People. In this region, prehistoric means anything prior to about 1600 and the site itself dates from 1000 to 500 years old. The region is a kind of large, flat park that has been... Continue Reading →

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